Meet The Safe Smart Team

Walter W. Burke

Walter W. Burke

Chief Executive Officer

Walter founded Safe Smart Recruiting to address the challenges Addiction Treatment & Wellness Centers face when searching for the ideal employees for their programs.

A successful entrepreneur/investor from Houston, Texas, now living in Malibu, California, has a passion for helping others and a gift for connecting people.

Jon Word

Jon Word

Chief Technology Officer

Jon is originally from Modesto California, and he is currently majoring in Economics at Pepperdine University. He has a strong interest in community outreach and has worked closely with local charities like LA Works.

Some of his hobbies include golfing, playing tennis, and playing the drums. He believes that through the power of outreach and healthy communication that our clients will be placed in a healthy and happy environment for their personal needs and goals. Overall, our mission statement provides a clear and cohesive strategy to make sure our clients and firms stay safe and smart during these unprecedented times.

Kyle Jones

Kyle Jones

Chief Marketing Officer

Kyle grew up in the great state of Texas where he went to school at UTSA and graduated with a double degree in Marketing and Sport, Event, & Tourism Management.

After completing an internship with The Walt Disney Company, he moved to Los Angeles, CA where he got experience building a brand from the ground up. Some of his hobbies include playing golf, tennis, bowling, hiking, and going to theme parks.

He is a Disney fanatic and could talk about anything Disney all day! Being an adrenaline junkie, he has been skydiving, bungie jumping, hang gliding, and mountain climbing.

He joined Safe Smart Recruiting because he believes in the mission of connecting with people and helping them find what they love.

Veata Betton

Veata Betton

Social Media Director

Veata Betton is a vivacious Marketing Guru from Los Angeles with an east coast heart. An outgoing infectious spirit that brightens any room with a special way to communicate and connect with the masses.

Her dedication and drive is shown through the success of any company she touches.