Meet Our #VASuperheroes
Team Member Since March 2017
Samantha is a nomad artist originally from New York. A learning enthusiast, she is a self-taught photographer, web designer/developer, and graphic designer. In 2010, she started her professional career in photography and design, building a successful small business in Southeastern NC.
Sam made the transition from photography to graphic and web design/development when she discovered her passion for working with small businesses. She believes that design is a language of its own. Developing an idea or a feeling into an innovative, engaging brand… It’s a beautiful thing!
When she is not working on her next project, Sam loves to travel with her kids, listen to music, and watch reruns of StarTrek.
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 October 2020
Stephanie was born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. She has worked in business management for the past thirteen years. Her primary role was helping local companies streamline their processes to better serve their customers. Along the way Stephanie gained valuable experience in hospitality, strategic planning, marketing, and public relations. She is an avid reader, and keeps a personal goal to learn at least one new fact or skill each day. Always looking up, she is an
amateur astronomer and a self-taught astrophotographer.
Team Member Since December 2020
Stephanie Menzies is a second-generation Colorado native. She has lived all over the Mile-High state, currently residing in southern Colorado. Stephanie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology. She has extensive experience in project management, process improvement, quality assurance, and business management. Additionally, she has experience in newspaper production, writing, graphic advertising, 911 dispatching, and website design and maintenance. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, loves animals, photography, crafts, and riding her ATV.
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 is also a volunteer Board Member and the Publications Chair for the North Carolina Genealogy Society.
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.
Team Member Since August 2020
Emily was born and raised in Northern Virginia and is now residing in Oklahoma. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and a minor in art history. In addition to being a self-taught painter, Emily is quickly expanding her talents in graphic design. She also has plenty of customer service experience. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and experimenting with her cooking.
Team Member Since March 2020
Breanna is originally from McClellanville, SC but has resided in Columbia, SC for almost 10 years. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Accounting from Purdue Global University. She is the insta mom of 4 children ages 8, 4, 2, and 1 years old. She adds various skills due to her well versed career skills and hobbies. Not only does she love accounting but she is a photographer, aspiring writer, animal lover and singer.
Team Member Since November 2020
Rebecca was born in Maryland, but was raised in Virginia. She is a Radford University Honors Scholar graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts in Graphic Design with a minor in Communication. Rebecca is a self taught digital artist with a love of painting portraits. She enjoys listening to music, reading, and drawing.
Team Member Since March 2021
Ellen has worked as an Administrative Specialist for 20+ years in industries that include scientific/technical, financial services as well as construction. She spent several years as a consultant for IBM, working with Federal clients. She has exceptional business process improvement, project management, communications, and analytic experience. She is very good at research, data analysis, plus writing, proofreading, and editing. Ellen likes to listen. She is successful because she identifies issues and implements strategies that solve problems.
Ellen is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin; she landed in Richmond, Virginia in 2013 after a stop in Baltimore and then Northern Virginia. She is passionate about Virginia Wine, and blogs under WritingWino!