Meet Our Virtual Office Assistant Team

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Wendy Casto

Team Member since October 2015

Prior to joining DCA Virtual Business Support in October 2015, Wendy gained valuable experience in clerical administration while working as a Case Manager, Executive Assistant, and Office Manager. Wendy applies her skills learned from these experiences in her role as a DCA Team Member by providing outstanding customer service and attention to details, which is imperative in helping our clients businesses run efficiently and effectively. She exhibits excellent interpersonal communication, meticulous organization, speed, and accuracy. She also holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resource Management and Marketing from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. Wendy views information from a customer’s point of view, striving to streamline communication, thus saving time and guaranteeing assignments are completed quickly and on time.

Originally from South Carolina, Wendy has lived in North Carolina for 10 years and currently resides in Salisbury, NC. She is a married mother of three and enjoys watching football, cooking, and attending her children’s sporting events.

Devon Cusson

 Team Member since May 2013

Devon is a talented writer with the ability to capture the essence of our clients. In her final year of study and Virginia Commonwealth University, she has been able to fine tune her research abilities, making her a perfect choice when our clients need research for blogs, newsletters and social media.

Her studies include Art Historical Methodologies / Historical Methods, with plans to complete MBA / PHd in Architectural History and Historical Preservation. She also has special knowledge and skills in music, performing arts, visual arts, horticulture and history that will vastly increase DCA Virtual Business Supports ability to provide blogging and social media to many businesses.

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Deanne Duncan

Team Member since July 2014

Deanne was born at the Jersey Shore and has lived in NC for over 10 years. She enjoys all the activities associated with being a busy mother of 2, wife, and a dog owner. Dee (as her friends call her) is an avid reader. She is bilingual and well versed in intercultural communications. Dee has her Associates Degree in Human Services and aspires to continue her education for counseling.

Deanne brings wonderful phone presentation and various skills from the workplace, such as auditing, document creation, process, and procedure creation to mention a few.  Her office professionalism and organizational skills are an asset to the DCA Team. She has managerial and dispatching experience from prior jobs. She enjoys assisting clients in whatever facet she can.

Andrea Braswell

Team Member since November 2016

Andrea is one of those rare natives of Charlotte, North Carolina. She earned a BFA in Filmmaking with a concentration in Producing from the University of North Carolina School of Arts School of Filmmaking. She then worked all over North and South Carolina and spent over a decade in the accounting office for film and television shows. Her credits include running the accounts payable team from small independent movies to large blockbusters. Her film skill set includes handling interpersonal relations with crew members, as well as communicating with vendors and corporate accounts. She is also well versed in auditing spending for tax incentive programs for film productions. If you need an Excel worksheet, she's your VA!

Andrea and her husband have 2 young daughters, an adorable aquatic frog, and a very spoiled cat. She spends the little spare time she has reading classics, writing postcards to random people, and going to cultural festivals.

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Samantha Robbins

Team Member since March 2017

Samantha is originally from New York and has previously lived in North Carolina for 7 years. She currently resides in Suffolk, UK. She is a proud mother of two children. She is a self-instructed photographer and entrepreneur. She has built a successful small business in South Eastern NC. Samantha can often be found behind a camera and enjoying time with her children.

 

Nicole Kurtz

Team Member since January 2017

Nicole Kurtz is an educator, a writer, and a mom. She has over 16 years experience in public education K-12, and over 20 years in publishing, including small press, electronic publishing, and fiction writing. She has a Bachelor's degree in writing, a Master's degree in Secondary Education, and certification in School Administration. She enjoys reading mysteries, Star Trek, and writing her next adventure.

You can follow Nicole's next adventure at her website, Other Worlds Pulp.

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Kimberly Zepeda

Kimberly Zepeda was born and raised in the South. She grew up in Charlotte, NC and graduated from The University of North Carolina Wilmington with a degree in Communication Studies. After graduation, she spent the next 8 years of her life working for a non-profit missions organization that took her all over the world. From training to event management and social media, Kimberly always strives to connect individuals and see others succeed. She enjoys photography, writing, and when she's not working she can usually be found with her husband and daughter or working on her blog: The Smitten Life.

Marly DiFruscio 

Team Member since September 2018

Marly was born and raised in New Port Richey, FL. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.A. in Creative Writing and a B.S. in Secondary English Education. Her accolades include holding the position of Editor-in-Chief of the USF College of Education newsletter, President of an English Honors Fraternity, and being published in USF’s literary magazine. Shortly after graduating Marly had her first daughter, Emily, and made a career shift. She’s been working as a virtual assistant for over five years now and is well-versed in creating an organized and streamlined work environment for busy entrepreneurs. She is a happy mom to Emily and five cats.

When Marly isn’t working she can be found hanging out with her fiancé and daughter, reading classic novels and YA Lit, or indulging her love of travel.

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Bethany Brewer

Bethany is in love with words and enjoys helping others get their own thoughts on the page. She has taught English composition, ESL, and logic, worked as an investigative journalist and administrative assistant, and collected a long string of experience in customer service and communication.

Born and raised near Portland, Oregon, Bethany attended WORLD Journalism Institute in Asheville, North Carolina. She later married a bookish man from an entirely different education program in the state. After six years of frequent international travel, she settled in Charlotte and is preparing for motherhood while getting to work in fields that she loves. She uses her varied work experience to volunteer in Eastern Europe, enjoys feeding others as a retired cook, and will not be found without a book.

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