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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Rifka Coleman

Originally from Boca Raton, Florida, Rifka moved to Charlotte, North Carolina while in high school.  She graduated from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.  Rifka has served in several capacities over her career. She has been a middle school teacher, Brand Manager, Corporate Recruiter, International Business Manager, and various HR/administrative roles. In each position, she has applied her keen attention to detail and infectious will to succeed.  Rifka is a strong leader and understands what it takes to be effective in any task she is given.  Outside of her career, Rifka is a married mother of 7 children and an adorable Boston Terrier.

Joey Dickinson

Team Member since May 2019

Originally from Maine, Joey Moved to NC in 2013 and got married to Jennifer in 2017. Joey worked for 18 years as a Manager and Repair Technician for a major retailer of technology.  He is currently furthering his education to specialize in Cyber Security.  Joey has certification as an Excel 2016 Specialist and an A+ Certification in Computers. He got his associates degree in Business Management from Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor, Maine, home of Stephen King and Maine  "Lobstah".  Yep, that's how you say it!

In Joey’s spare time, he loves spending time with his wife and puppy, Fenway. Joey loves to travel and explore new area’s of North Carolina and enjoys attending local sporting events with his wife.

He loves to meet new people and is very excited to provide top notch customer service to DCA clients.

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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.

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