Meet Our Virtual Office Assistant Team
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.
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.
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.
Team Member since November 2016
Andrea is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina. She and her husband welcomed a daughter in 2016 to join their other babies, a sweet cat and active aquatic frog. She earned a BFA in Film making with a concentration in Producing from the University of North Carolina School of Arts School of Film making, 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. Not only does she handle interpersonal relations with crew members, she also communicates with vendors and corporate accounts. She is also well versed in auditing spending for tax incentive programs for film productions.
Andrea can often be found in the library reading classic novels, in her heirloom vegetable garden, or in archives looking for long-lost ancestors.
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.
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.
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.
Mariann is from Southcentral Alaska, but has lived in Chicago for over a decade! An experienced creative professional, she's eager to lend her imagination and positive energy to hardworking small business owners. A photographer and master wordsmith, she has a B.A. in Journalism and a Master's degree in English.
Mariann returned to DCA Virtual Business Support this year after taking a short break. She was a team member previously from January 2016 - June 2017.
Tiera Swanson, an alumna of UNC-Chapel Hill, has a background in Communications and Performance Studies. Tiera has worked internationally and locally with non-profit cultural organizations to increase intercultural awareness and support arts engagement.
Tiera has also worked as a manager in higher education and in the small business sector. She enjoys supporting small businesses and building strong internal processes. Versed in community engagement, program strategy, and process development, Tiera brings a diverse administrative skill set to her work.
Tiera has lived in North Carolina for 24 years and considers herself to be a Carolina Girl. She is usually spending time with family, learning about videography and editing, and blogging about the what it means to follow Jesus on her website, moreinhim.com.