Off to New Adventures!

by posted in News, Team
Nov 28
2012

Howdy everyone! Drew here from the Envato Podcast, Support, & Community team. I’d like to take a second today to make an important personal and public announcement to both you, the Envato community, and to the staff at Envato.

At the beginning of this month, I formally tendered my resignation and have accepted an offer to come and help run things over at CopterLabs. More on that in a bit.

I’ve had the absolute pleasure of getting to know many of you over the years that I’ve been with Envato. Many of you know me on a personal basis and know I’m just an email or tweet away if you ever have a question. In addition, the staff at Envato have always treated me with the utmost respect and kindness, and they have been an absolute pleasure to work with. It is for those reasons that making this decision has been incredibly difficult for me.

The community we have here at Envato is something special, and it is something that Envato and myself should always be very thankful for. I certainly am thankful. Never one to hold back opinions, but always there to offer a helping hand, you are all a testament to how wonderful online communities can be with the right people. The talent and potential of this community never ceases to amaze me, and I have no doubts that the successes achieved by many of you will continue long into the future.

To Collis, my support and community teammates, and all of my dear friends and coworkers at Envato, thank you so much. You’ve been an absolute joy to work with and have taught me so many things along the way.

As I mentioned, I’m headed to CopterLabs to work with long time friend and industry expert, Jason Lengstorf and crew. Coincidentally, Jason has contributed many articles for Nettuts+ and has been involved with the Envato community for some time. CopterLabs focuses on building custom sites and softwares for businesses and self-starters, and I’m really excited to jump in and get started on a lot of fun projects!

If you’d like to keep in touch with me (I hope you do!), you can catch me on my blog or on Twitter @DrewDouglass.

Lastly, I’ve specifically chosen to title this post without the phrase “goodbye”. Though I am heading off to new and exciting adventures, I will be staying on as a community mod and will still be checking in and interacting with all of you when time allows. You thought you got rid of me that easily? ;)

I could go on and on about the greatness of the community and each and every one of you, but we’ll consider the brevity a last parting gift from me to you.

Thanks again. It’s been a pleasure. :)

-Drew

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  1. Travis on the 28th November

    It’s been a blast Drew. Working with you over the years has been a real delight!

    • Drew Douglass on the 28th November

      Thanks Travis, running the podcast together with you has been like getting paid to have fun with your best bud. It’s been a pleasure my friend, keep on rockin’! :)

  2. Carmen on the 28th November

    Drew, we are going to miss you so much. You have so many wonderful adventures in store.

    • Drew Douglass on the 28th November

      Thanks Carmen, I’m going to miss you guys so much as well but I am excited what the future has in store. I know you’ll continue having tons of success and achievements with the awesome community team! :)

  3. CodingJack on the 28th November

    Wish you the best Drew!

    • Drew Douglass on the 28th November

      Thanks so much Jason, it’s been a pleasure having the chance to chat with you over the years. I plan to still pester you guys when time allows! ;)

  4. Jordan on the 28th November

    :’( I return as you depart. Your impact on the company was huge, Drew! It was a pleasure working so closely with you over the years and your contributions to the community were huge!

    Long live DrewDen – the best Marketplace that never was. And kangaroo chocolate is real!

    I’ll see you soon my friend!

    • Drew Douglass on the 30th November

      Thanks so much Jords, I’ll miss you a ton but I know we’ll keep in touch. Chat soon! :-)

    • Joel Falconer on the 7th December

      I’d almost forgotten about kangaroo chocolate.

      Never forget, Drew.

  5. Japh on the 29th November

    Congratulations on the new adventure, Drew! You’ll be sorely missed. You’ve been a fantastic friend and colleague over the years since I joined Envato :)

    • Drew Douglass on the 30th November

      Thanks Japh, same to you. I’ll be in touch with plenty of WordPress questions I’m sure! ;)

  6. Amanda Hackwith on the 29th November

    I’m going to miss working with you, Drew! You got to promise to stay in touch so we can hear about all your new adventures.

    • Drew Douglass on the 1st December

      I promise! It was great working with you Amanda, I’ll keep in touch.

  7. D'zinc on the 29th November

    Sorry, but no, we can’t let you go. Staff, please make sure the doors are bolted and the windows are barred. Voltron simply does not function without an essential limb. Well Drew, slight protest apart, know that you are a legend around here, and will always be remembered, missed, and welcomed. You’ve set a mighty fine example, earning the respect and friendship of a whole community in the process. Thanks for showing us the way. Cheers.

    • Drew Douglass on the 1st December

      Darn, guess I have to stay then! ;)

      Thanks so much for the kind words D’zinc, it’s been great getting to know you over the years.

  8. gbs on the 29th November

    Drew, best of luck on your new adventures. And don’t forget to visit us back frequently. ;)

  9. cyan on the 29th November

    We’ll miss you, Drew!!! Looking forward to hearing about all your successes :-)

    • Drew Douglass on the 1st December

      Thanks so much for everything Cyan, hope yo see you guys again shortly! :)

  10. Jami on the 29th November

    You will be sorely missed, Drew! I can’t express enough my vast appreciation for everything you’ve been to Envato and for ushering me further into this amazing community. I owe you a beer… a six pack of beer. Oh heck, let’s make it a keg!

    Hugs and high fives!

    • Drew Douglass on the 1st December

      Well, that’s a deal, when will it be delivered?

      Seriously, you’ve been awesome to work with Jami, thanks for the kind words. I’ll keep in touch :)

  11. Patrik Larsson on the 29th November

    Sad that you’re leaving but I wish you all the best with CopterLabs!

    It’s been a blast working with you for these past 3 years and don’t forget to hook me up on Skype whenever you have the time, would love to hear about your new adventures with Copter :)

    Have a blast and I bet you will have some awesome new adventures!

    Talk soon!

    • Drew Douglass on the 1st December

      Thanks Patrik, it’s been awesome working with you as well! I’ll definitely stay in touch via Skype. Thanks again! :)

  12. TJ on the 29th November

    hey drew congrats on your new job wish you all the best

  13. lawrence77 on the 29th November

    Support will miss you! :(

    All the best for your new Adventures Drew :)

  14. MSFX on the 29th November

    nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

    Who else’s face are we going to plaster on t-shirts and buildings etc? =(

    Sad to see you go, you’ve been a star :)

    • Jami on the 29th November

      Magnificent.

    • Jordan on the 30th November

      Gold!

    • Drew Douglass on the 1st December

      Oh wow, this is gold. Thanks for the kind words and hilarious parting gift! ;)

  15. jonathan atkinson on the 29th November

    Are you seriously still hanging on here dude. Will you leave already ;)

    Honestly bud, we really hope that you find some exciting challenges along this new path you’re taking and just know that we all appreciate everything that you have done during your time at Envato and with the community – you will be sorely missed my friend.

    Best of luck brother.

    Jonathan and Barb

    • Drew Douglass on the 1st December

      Hey Jonathan and Barb,

      Thanks so much for the nice words, it’s been so great getting to know you over the years on the forums. You guys are super talented, all the best for continued success! :)

  16. Misel Delic on the 29th November

    Take care Drew and don’t forget our community will be always your Home.

    Thanks for everything you’ve done for me!

    • Drew Douglass on the 1st December

      Thank you Misel, it’s been great getting to know and chat with you. I won’t forget you guys! :)

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