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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

 

Kimberly Zepeda

Team Member since May 2018

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.

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Sarah Fralin

Coffee-lover, journey-seeker, scarf-collector, Sarah was raised in Charleston, South Carolina.  Spending seven years in the film industry, teaching filmmaking for 15 years and finally opening her own photography company in 2009, Willow Oak Photography. Sarah happily finds herself as a mother of two daughters.  She offers creative brainstorming and strategy, social media/website management, graphic design inventiveness and a versatile set of administrative capabilities.

Crystal Batignani

Team Member since January 2019

Crystal was raised in Florida and graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelors degree. She has more than 9 years of experience virtually helping businesses with marketing, administrative and customer service tasks. In addition, she has 2 years of experience working as an Administrative Assistant at Pratt & Whitney. Over the years, she has gained a wealth of experience, including the opportunity to become skilled in time-management, organization, communication, and problem-solving.

When not at work, Crystal enjoys photography, traveling, hiking, kayaking, skiing, reading and spending time with her husband and daughter.

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Breanna Weathers

Breanna Weathers was born and raised in McClellanville, SC but matriculated to Colombia, SC in 2010 to attend college at Allen University. She graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. She is currently pursuing a Master's of Science in Accountancy at Colorado Technical University.

Breanna is currently a Kinship Care mom to 4 children and still resides in Columbia, SC. She enjoys reading, singing, writing, accounting, and playing with her children. She also has a love for meteorology and tracking hurricanes.

Kameron Penn

Team Member since May 2019

Kameron was born and raised in Newberry, SC but matriculated to Columbia, SC in 2017. She is a married mother of one and enjoys every minute of it. She has an Associates of Science in Health Care Management. She is currently pursuing a Bachelors in Elementary Education at the University of Phoenix. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and has a passion for photography. She has over 5 years of customer service experience and is excited to start her journey with DCA.

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Jerena Franklin

Jerena’s well-rounded experience represents excellent verbal communication, interpersonal and organizational skills with a hard-working ethic in pursuit of excellence.  She is a friendly team player who is highly reliable, efficient, and a dedicated multitasker with over a decade of experience in administrative, customer service and sales roles.

She enjoys problem-solving by implementing plans that run smoothly by combining her organizational and administrative background.  She earned her Master of Business Administration in Organizational Psychology and Development from American Intercontinental University in Dunwoody, Georgia.  She is married to a retired Chief Warrant Officer Three who served over 20 years in the US Army and a mother of three sons residing in South Carolina.  As a retired family, they love volunteering in the community through their local church North Star Christian Center and lots of traveling.

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