Member Directory

Search our directory for the best talent, skills, products and services. 

PHOTOGRAPHY + ART

Danielle Benson

Owner + Photographer,

Danielle Sara Photography

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Danielle Sara Photography offers a designed photography experience to create the best images for your family. Danielle’s classic yet modern style captures the most adorable babies in the DC area. Often referred to as a “baby whisperer”, Danielle is best known for creating artistic maternity and newborn portraits, custom cake smash sessions, and outdoor family portraits. As a full-time photographer for 10 years, she specializes in compelling portraits, quality products, and customer service that you won’t find anywhere else. What sets Danielle apart is her attention to detail, eye for art, and full-service professional photography studio. She has been voted “Best Newborn Photographer in Washington DC”!  Danielle works with families to create genuinely beautiful images and artwork for you, your children, your home and your life. 

Danielle also offers digital photo management services. She will organize, filter, and secure your growing photo collections so you can give your family a photo legacy, not digital disorder.  Contact danielle@daniellesaraphotography.com for more information about photography or digital photo organizing services.

Yaffa Koff

Photographer,

Yaffa Koff Photography

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As a mother to 5 beautiful children I clearly understand how fleeting those first few weeks of life with your new baby is.

After giving birth all we want to do is snuggle our precious new ones, and also sleep! Our sleep deprived minds have such a hard time remembering just how tiny our babies were at the beginning and all I want to do is help you cherish those moments.

With my creative flair and my love of babies I’m just the person you want to help you capture the tiny little details of your baby in his or her first weeks in this world.

My love for my family has inspired me to do what I love most, creating artful images that parents will cherish for a lifetime.

Your baby’s safety is of the utmost importance. Combined with my artistic talents I dream of turning photographs of your baby into gorgeous artwork that you will cherish forever.

Erin Friedman

Owner,

Erin Friedman Art

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Erin Friedman is an abstract artist just outside of Washington, DC in Bethesda, Maryland. She received her BFA in painting and a concentration in design from the University of Maryland.

Since childhood, she has been intrigued by the process of creating art. Using mixed media, Erin’s work is an accumulation of feelings and experiences over time that transfer onto the canvas. While painting,
she builds her compositions through methods of abstraction to create a final image that is free from formal structure and is open to interpretation.

When she’s not creating, she is chasing after her 3 energetic young children, Max, Silas and Ozzie.

EDUCATION + PREP

Jennifer Engel Fisher

Associate Director,

Weinfeld Education Group, LLC

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Jennifer Engel Fisher, M.S, is the Assistant Director and Director of Advocacy of Weinfeld Education Group, an Educational Consulting Group that services Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia. She currently holds certifications in both Elementary Education and Special Education. Jennifer has taught in both inclusive and self-contained settings with a variety of populations including those with specific learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, ADHD, autism, and intellectually disabilities. Jennifer also co-founded the Learning Resources Program at a private school in D.C. She is certified in Orton-Gillingham, Fundations, Project Read, Junior Great Books, and Understanding by Design. Jennifer taught the graduate level course, Special Needs Advocacy through Catholic University. She currently oversees eleven advocates, leads the Advocacy, School Selection and Educational Testing Divisions. Other services include IEP Development and Review, 504 Plans, Parent Consultation, and expert witness testimony at Hearings or Family Court. Her collaborative style at IEP and 504 Meetings keep the focus on the needs of the student. Following WEG’s Mission, Jennifer believes that all students are entitled to an education that allows them to reach their unique potential.

Jill Whitman-Ferrario

Pediatric Speech-Language

Pathologist

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Jill received her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the George Washington University and is licensed to practice in both Maryland and D.C. She has over ten years of experience working with children and adolescents with a variety of communication needs including: pragmatic language disorders; reading/writing challenges; apraxia of speech; speech and language delays; myofunctional disorders; articulation disorders; executive dysfunction; auditory processing challenges; learning disabilities, and developmental disabilities.  Jill contracts with Children’s Innovative Therapy Group (CITG) to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services in both school-based and private practice settings. Prior to joining CITG, she worked at a non-public school in Maryland providing services to students with developmental disabilities, as well as in a home-based setting, providing intervention utilizing Verbal Behavior teaching strategies. Jill is passionate about designing programs to meet the unique needs of each child and collaborating with other professionals and families to promote each child’s growth and well-being. Contact Jill at JillWhitman@citgspeechtherapy.com.

Amy Kossoff Smith

Power Hour Editing,

a division of Write Ideas, Inc.

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What’s your story? Amy brings her public relations & journalism skills as a writing coach to help students find & tell a memorable story. College & graduate school essays, activity lists, resumes & more – Amy has a knack for getting to the heart of the story fast. Brainstorming, editing, an online action plan, student worksheets to simplify the process, and valuable advice on standing out in the competitive admissions process. Her article about offbeat tactics students used to catch the eye of admissions officers placed first in the William Randolph Hearst “Pulitzers of college journalism” contest. A graduate of Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, Amy’s personal writing and publishing ventures were featured on The Today Show, ABC National News, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and more. She authored an essay in Knowing Pains: Women on Love, Sex & Work in Our ‘40s and was featured in I Love Mondays and Other Confessions from Devoted Working Moms. 

Amy@PowerHourEditing.com

 

Stacey Band

Home Day Hero,

Founder and Montessori

Coach for Parents

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Stacey founded Home Day Hero after more than 10 years of experience working with children in Montessori environments. She holds numerous degrees including: Child Development, Education Management, and Montessori education. She created Home Day Hero to reduce the struggles that parents experience daily by sharing the impactful ways that components of Montessori can positively impact daily life. 

 

Home Day Hero is committed to building strong foundations for young children through supporting adults and empowering children. We aim to enhance lives of families through thoughtful, meaningful, and individualized support. We provide resources and guide parents in furthering their children’s success at home and at school. Our website offers more than 50 articles aimed to support parents, regardless of their knowledge or experience with Montessori. Exciting new services will be announced this year! Be sure to sign up for the newsletter on the website to stay informed.

https://linktr.ee/homedayhero

Tami Levey

Founder,

College Access Counseling

 

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Tami Levey is an English professor at Montgomery College and a private college counselor. With the ever-changing landscape of the college application and standardized testing process, having someone to help navigate this domain can reduce the stress for you and your student. After recommending appropriate schools and creating a timeline for submission, Tami will help with essays, linking Naviance accounts to college apps, and sending test scores. Working with students from all over Montgomery County in both public and private schools, Tami has successfully assisted students at every level get accepted to college!
Rachel Gold Cederbaum

Founder and Director,

Gold Signature Writers

 

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Rachel Gold Cederbaum, is the owner of Gold Signature Writers LLC, an academic and enrichment tutoring service for grades 2-12. Rachel taught AP language and Composition, 9th grade honors English, and IB English for twelve years at B-CC and Walter Johnson High School in MCPS. For the past decade she has tutored students in grades 7-12. Rachel has several highly qualified tutors on her team who can support public and private school students with distance learning, offer supplementary lessons, academic support, and executive functioning help. Many of her tutors have over a decade of teaching experience. Rachel and her team provide innovative private lessons, differentiated instruction, and consistent parent communication to ensure students’ specific learning goals are achieved. Gold Signature Writers tutors’ design lesson to cater to individual students’ strengths, development areas, and interests, with the objective of working smarter and building confidence.

Karen Grill

Business & Productivity Coach,

Karen Grill Coaching

 

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Karen Grill is a Business & Productivity Coach for Entrepreneurs and a Certified Fix This Next Advisor.  Having started her first online business over 12 years ago, she knows the struggles of female entrepreneurs and has learned the strategies for creating a successful business.

She loves helping business owners manage their time, overcome their tech issues, create systems and strategies to work less and earn more so that they can run the business they love while still having time for their families and themselves.

HAIR + MAKEUP + SKIN

Adelia Varga

Stylist + Owner,

Adelia Varga Salon

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Adelia Varga Hair Designs brings a new perspective to the beauty industry with contemporary artistry in all aspects of hair color, hair styling, extensions,relaxers and hair cut fashion for clients. Adelia is a pioneer and recognized expert in the Brazilian Keratin Reconstruction technique who continuously demonstrates perfection of this cutting edge technology.

Sara Damelio

CEO,

Skincando, Inc.

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After years of professional training in the beauty industry and at the NGS working with skincare formulations, I became a holistic esthetician and treated clients with difficult skin issues using pure organic skincare and homemade remedies. I quickly built up a large following. I often had a waiting list several months long of clients wanting to get an organic facial with me! When I had time, I would travel and search out unique green beauty products, ingredients and services wherever I landed from the Seychelles to Bali and beyond.

In 2018, my Lux Beauty line was completed. Luxury organic skincare created with cruelty-free formulas and filled with the best quality whole food organic ingredients + nutritional supplements. Today, I continue to handcraft products at Skincando HQ with my skilled team, love to travel and research green beauty all over the world,  give back, and work with clients at my private Garden Spa.

Danaya Torosian

Makeup Artist

Makeup by Danaya 

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Danaya’s passion for beauty, art and fashion influenced her life’s path from a very early age. She has been in makeup industry for over 16 years. Danaya is a certified Makeup Artist who takes pride, in making women feel and look beautiful.
While working in several prestige salons, she decided to fully commit and work for her clients outside of the salon’s. The artistic style of Danaya rooted in enhancing a women’s natural beauty.
Danaya’s technique allows her to deliver a natural glam, polished and fresh look. For her it does not end just with makeup, it is the whole look, makeup and style.
She specializes in wedding, editorial, television and photography makeup, she also teaches you how to apply makeup with right colors for your complexion. She is a personal shopper and wardrobe stylist, she can help you to clean up your closet, and work with your body proportions to choose the right clothing style.

Email address: Makeupbydanaya@gmail.com
Hania Issa

Makeup Artist and Founder,

Beauty by Hania, LLC

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I’m a professional makeup artist and eyebrow stylist based in Potomac, MD, and serving the DC Metro area.  I love to help women look beautiful and feel more confident.  Being happy with our appearance empowers us to be our best, and allows our inner beauty to shine through.

I discovered a love for makeup nearly twenty years ago after initially pursuing my passion for art as a fashion designer.  After studying makeup in cosmetology school, I completed my training and honed my skills in television studios, at fashion photography shoots, with pop music stars, and with bridal parties.  I later trained with a dermatologist and obtained my esthetician license.

I founded Beauty by Hania, LLC, in 2020, to fulfill a lifelong dream of starting my own business.  I’m enjoying developing relationships with new clients and putting roots down in our community.  With over 15 years’ experience, I can translate your vision and your tastes into the look you’ve always wanted.

PET SERVICES + CARE

Lindsay Touzeau

Owner,

Potomac Pet Re-Treat

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Lindsay Touzeau is the owner of Potomac Pet Re-Treat, a fully-bonded and insured business that offers full-service pet care. Lindsay has had a genuine love for animals for as long as she can remember. She grew up with a menagerie of pets, and began walking and caring for neighbors’ dogs as a young girl. She established Potomac Pet Re-Treat in Potomac in 2008, leaving a job as the manager of a dental practice in order to pursue what she loves the most. Today, her facility and services are the trusted choice for in the know pet owners throughout Montgomery County. The company offers a wide range of services, including house and pet sitting, dog boarding, and dog walking and day care. Lindsay prides herself not only in providing a loyal and loving experience for dogs, cats, and other household pets, but also in the commitment of her staff, some of whom have worked at the company for many years, forming long-lasting relationships with the animals in their care.
Lindsay lives with her husband, who runs a landscaping business, their six-year-old son and rescue dog, Stellar

TRAVEL + CAMP SERVICES

Lisa Cohen-Dumani

Owner,

The Travel Fairy, LLC

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The Travel Fairy is a full service travel agency, specializing in making your travel dreams come true.  Owner, Lisa Cohen-Dumani, is an avid traveler who has spent many years living overseas, traveling abroad and exploring new places.  Affiliated as an independent contractor with McCabe World Travel, one of the top luxury travel agencies in the United States, and their relationship with the Virtuoso network, the Travel Fairy is able to offer access to the top suppliers in the travel industry. 
 
After many years in the consulting industry and raising her young family, Lisa opened The Travel Fairy in 2010.  Drawing on her experiences living in both France and Switzerland, Lisa offers her clients unique perspective when planning travel.  Her love of travel and exploring new places has taken her to points around the globe including Thailand, Peru and Botswana to name a few.
 
​In addition, Lisa is the mother of four, and she has loads of experience travelling with kids.  Paris with kids is not only possible, but recommended when you do it right!
 
The Travel Fairy is here to ensure that your next trip is magical!​
Amy Moore

Travel Advisor,

Luxe Traveler Club

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I strongly believe that experiencing new cultural awakenings is one of the most important reasons to travel. Coming across new sights, sounds, smells, and tastes can move you in profound ways, and deepen relationships. The farther you go makes those moments all the more powerful.
After working many years as a portrait and freelance magazine photographer, I decided to move into a career that is closer to my passions and builds upon my experience. In particular, my love for travel and my desire to work closely with people is what inspired me to become a luxury travel advisor. Not only would I love to help you plan your next vacation or quick getaway, but through our partnerships, I can add many complimentary amenities to your stay, such as daily breakfast, room upgrade, and resort credits, among other things. 
I live in Bethesda with my husband and two children – ages 7 and 10. When I’m not traveling or planning travel, I also enjoy cooking, working out, photography, listening to music, spending time with loved ones, and sometimes several of those at the same time!

BAKED GOODS + CATERING

Lauren Cooper

Owner,

Aspen Street Foods

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Lauren loved baking from age 3 and learned from one of the best — her mother Maxine. 40 years later she has built a career out of that love as the pastry chef of The Little Fountain Cafe and co-owner of Melt Catering. Her newest venture Aspen Street Cakes was created in response to her children, nieces and nephews imaginative and ever more complicated cake requests. A self-taught cake decorator, Lauren enjoys taking a creative idea from a child’s imagination and turning it into a cake!

Lauren has been featured in Bon Appetit, The Washington Post Sunday Magazine and the Huffington Post.

She resides in Washington DC with her husband Kevin and their 3 children.

For food styling: Television, film, print publishing, and online food styling services in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and the greater Mid-Atlantic region. Contact aspenstreetcakes@yahoo.com or call 202-557-5049 for availability and pricing.

 

Marie Louis

Founder & CEO,

301 Delivery LLC

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Accomplished human resources professional with significant, demonstrable expertise in employee benefits, plan implementation, vendor management, and project management. Dynamic, self-directed, and highly adaptable. Solid record of accomplishment developing process improvements that maintain the highest standards of regulatory compliance. Skilled communicator who facilitates results-oriented relationships with direct reports, clients, external partners, and cross-functional colleagues. Strong working knowledge of operational best practices, project coordination, policy/procedure development, training, and personnel management. Excels in fast-paced, high-stakes environments where priorities compete and change.  Complex benefit programs; compliance management, including Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), Affordable Care Act (ACA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).

Founder/CEO of 301 Delivery LLC, a local family-owned restaurant, and grocery delivery service throughout Montgomery County, MD. 301 Delivery LLC was founded in January 2020 and launched during the pandemic to help local businesses. The family-owned business currently provides regular delivery services to Germantown, Gaithersburg, Bethesda, and Rockville. It has also selected zip codes that can be found on the 301 Delivery LLC website.

I received a bachelor degree in business administration concentration in human resources from American InterContinental University. I am involved in various volunteer organizations; aim to build strong relationships within the community at large. I am also a Notary Public for the state of Maryland.

Website: 301Delivery.com

Melissa Shear

Owner,

CheezMD

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Melissa is the owner of CheezMD, and makes artfully delicious cheese and charcuterie grazing boards and boxes. After many years creating beautiful and delicious boards for fun for friends and family, in June 2020, Melissa combined her passions for food, styling, and entertaining and launched CheezMD. Her boards and boxes feature gourmet cheeses and charcuterie meats, fresh seasonal produce, a selection of olives or pickles, honey or dips, seasoned nuts, dried fruit, chocolate or candies, and a variety of crackers. Whether you are grazing alone or with friends and family, whether you want something for yourself, or to send as a gift, CheezMD has something for everyone. 

 

By day, Melissa works as a lawyer, and resides in Bethesda with her husband, their two sons, and dog. 

FITNESS + PHYSICAL THERAPY

Mary Zambri

Founder,

PoseZen Yoga

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I fell in love with yoga in 2000 and have been practicing since that time.  In 2012 I obtained my teacher certification and in 2013 I opened the” YoGarage.”   That’s right – our bright airy studio was once a garage!   It has been a wonderful experience sharing my love of yoga, and all of the benefits of yoga with others.  Many of my clients have become dear friends.  We have a wonderful caring community that grows stronger with each passing year.  I teach an athletic vinyasa flow which leaves yogis feeling invigorated, stretched and energized.  I am a student of mindfulness and I try to incorporate “mindful moments” throughout each class. Come join us on the mat!

Dorina Kroll

Owner, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Potomac Physical Therapy & Rehab

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Dr. Dorina Kroll has been practicing physical therapy since 2011 in various settings. In 2018, Dorina started Potomac Physical Therapy and Rehab when she realized how many people, specifically moms, were suffering in pain but too busy to do anything about it.  While she enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions and impairments, it became increasingly important to her to make physical therapy appointments convenient for the busy patient.   Potomac Physical Therapy and Rehab is PT in the comfort and convenience of your home. We treat birth through adulthood, utilize a whole-body approach, and value the importance of compassion, connection, and evidence-based practice. We are care that comes to you!

Hilary Granat

Doctor of Physical Therapy & Health

Coach, Owner of C.O.R.E. Physical

Therapy & Core Total Wellness

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Dr. Hilary Granat has been practicing physical therapy since 2000 and specializes in orthopedics, sports medicine, and manual therapy. She is also certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling and Pilates which she integrates into her PT treatments. She believes it is important to assess and treat the whole person, not just the symptoms or injury. And, therefore, utilizes a total body approach to healing for her clients in order to help them heal faster, feel better and live better. Nutrition is an integral part of optimizing performance, decreasing inflammation, and feeling your best. As a certified health coach, Hilary provides supplemental holistic health and nutrition services designed to enhance performance and to accelerate the healing process addressed by traditional physical therapy. She can also assist you with all aspect of your health journey. She keeps the nutrition aspect simple by focusing on eating natural and whole foods.

WELLNESS + HEALTH SPECIALISTS

Jennifer Silverman

Nutritionist, 

Jen Silverman Nutrition, LLC

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Jennifer Silverman is a holistic nutritionist who lives in Bethesda, Maryland. As an expert in nutrition and intuitive eating, she takes a 360 approach to empower her clients to take ownership of their eating choices to enrich their lives. Her high-touch approach, warmth and relatability set her apart among her peers.

Jennifer, a Baltimore native, earned a Master’s in Health Promotion Management with a specialization in Nutrition Education from American University in Washington D.C. earning her both an M.S. and C.N.S. Jennifer spent nearly a decade consulting organizations in the public and private sector on their employee wellbeing programs. She developed health education initiatives, led educational seminars and worked closely with a number of Fortune 500 companies to create strategies to improve productivity and drive lasting behavior change. 

Jennifer also studied holistic nutrition at The Nutrition School in Manhattan. Jennifer was featured in Fit Mama City, a site tailored to the “superwomen” who run their households, have successful careers all while maintaining their sense of self. She has served as a subject matter expert and contributed to various publications such as Shape Magazine, Business Insider, Reader’s Digest, Runner’s World, Eat This Not That, Aaptiv, Jerusalem Post, Men’s Health and Ladders weighing in on various health topics. 

When not working, you can find her working out or spending time with her husband and three kids.

Deborah Altman

Owner and Educator,

Cook Colorful

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Deborah is the owner and founder of CookColorful.com, where she helps people discover how easy it is to create food that both tastes amazing and nourishes their bodies for chronic health. She leads a Cooking Club where she hosts monthly cooking classes in addition to a private community where her members get her guidance and ask questions as they come up. Her members also get additional recipes and fun ways to add “bites” of knowledge to their playbook, so that they are each comfortable creating nutrient-dense foods that taste great in their own homes! 
Eva Scheer

Founder,

Eva Scheer Wellness

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“When you feel your best, you look your best. I know first-hand how hard it is to juggle life’s demands while trying to find the time and energy to actively take care of yourself. I simplify wellness. Yes, you can see and feel results fast. No, you don’t need any special pills, foods or tricks. What you do need is the right support and effective plan that works for you and your busy lifestyle.”

Eva Scheer Wellness is a private online health coaching practice specializing in wellness and weight. She is dedicated to her clients and groups in the Washington DC area and beyond.

Eva Scheer is a health and wellness expert and entrepreneur and founder of Side Hustle in the City. Community wellness is her jam!

Denise DeRosa

Founder and Digital

Wellness Coach,

Cyber Sensible

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Denise Lisi DeRosa is an expert in online safety, digital citizenship and a frequent speaker on tech-life balance. Mrs. DeRosa has a Master’s Degree in Communication, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University and over 15 years in the media industry at AOL, VH1 and Comedy Central. Her understanding of the cultural and societal impacts of communication technologies along with her experience as a mom inspired the development of her first workshop on parenting in the digital age. She launched Cyber Sensible in 2015 and continues to create and develop new workshops to address the rapidly changing digital landscape. Denise brings her background in traditional, new and social media, her education, and her personal insight in raising tech savvy kids to her work as she encourages parents, teens, educators, athletes and young professionals to establish healthy tech habits and find digital balance.

Jennifer Gularson

Physician Assistant, 

Osteopathic Center

for Healing

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Jennifer Gularson is a Board Certified Functional and Aesthetic Medicine Physician Assistant and has been practicing medicine for 20 years.  Jennifer has lived in Montgomery County all of her life and her practice is in the Tower Oaks area of Rockville, MD. 


Jennifer’s unique practice uses a root cause approach to hormone balance, gastrointestinal and auto-immune issues as well as other health imbalances.  She uses your history, your story, and your data to create the most complete picture of your health. With this information, she can provide a personalized plan for you to follow to optimal wellness using the best of traditional as well as Functional & Integrative Medicine.  Everyone has their own unique journey, stressful experiences, and toxin exposure. Deep diving into root causes to create a custom health plan allows her patients to have lifelong physical enjoyment.


Getting to know her patients and making them feel better is just one aspect of her practice.  Jennifer has been a sought-after aesthetic injector and skin care expert for over 14 years.  She is always bringing cutting edge products and procedures to her patients to help them look as good as they feel.  


Being part of a patient’s amazing health and beauty transformations is a privilege that makes what Jennifer does a joy rather than a job. 
Beth Grubb Li

Beth Li

Licensed

Acupuncturist

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Beth Grubb Li is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Maryland. She has been in private practice for 16 years and has offices in Gaithersburg and Germantown Maryland. Beth is in network with most insurance companies and happy to check your insurance benefits for you. She is also certified to treat animals and will make house calls to treat your four legged family members. Beth specializes in treating both acute and chronic pain and is also very passionate about working with women trying to conceive, during pregnancy, post-partum, and with children. 

Beth Lindley

Aromatherapy Educator & Clinical Aromatherapist

Raw Food Educator & Health Coach

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Beth empowers women with natural + effective solutions for their health, skin + self-care. 
 
After her classes, you will be able to relieve anxiety + stress, sleep better, create a clean and healthy home, reduce allergies, prevent cold & flu, reduce muscle & joint pain, and have that glowyourself. 
 
However, if you would rather call in the professionals then she’s here to help. Imagine how amazing it would be if she formulated an essential oil recipe for you. 
 
Allow her to customize a blend or a coaching program for you. Working directly with you to get what you want is what she does best.  
 
She provides the opportunity and game plan for women to live their life in harmony with their health and values. 
 
She trains women business owners to do aromatherapy, as part of their business. She mentors you to build your biz + a life you love! 
 
Meghan Punda
Adult Nurse Practitioner, Certified Integrative Health Coach

Nourished + Well, LLC

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I’m a nurse practitioner and functional nutritionist with a focus on women’s health issues. I work with female client’s to create a personalized dietary and lifestyle plan that will allow them to reach their full wellness potential. As a functional nutritionist I view my client’s health journey on a more holistic level. I recognize that each woman has their own unique nutritional requirements and when it comes to treating many health conditions, I believe that food and lifestyle adjustments can be all the medicine your body needs. 

 

Dr. Jennifer Tipograph

IAOMT, IABDM

Biological Dentist 

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Dr. Jennifer Tipograph is a native Washingtonian. She received her Bachelor of Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. After completing her degree at Virginia Tech, Dr. Tipograph began working with Natural Dentist Associates as a dental assistant. While working under Dr. Kimberly Baer, she developed a deep passion for holistic dentistry and treating the body as a whole. Following her apprenticeship as a holistic dental assistant, she attended Howard University College of Dentistry, where she graduated third (and first female!) in her class, earning her degree as Doctor of Dental Surgery.

Following college, Dr. Tipograph has continued her education extensively by becoming an accredited provider with the International Academy Of Oral Medicine & Toxicology (IAOMT) and earning her certification in the Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART). She is specially trained in growth appliance therapy and is certified to provide treatment using both the DNA and ALF growth appliances, as well as Invisalign. Dr. Tipograph is experienced in all stages of the dental implant process, including tooth extraction, natural bone grafting, placement of both titanium and metal-free zirconia implants, with full restorations. She stays up-to-date with the latest advances in dentistry through regular dental conferences, continuing education courses, and seminars.

Dr. Tipograph enjoys working with patients of all ages and has extensive experience providing holistic dental treatment to children and infants. She provides a wide range of dental services while maintaining a holistic and natural approach in all her treatments, including ozone therapy, the use of non-toxic and biocompatible materials, and natural remedies for effective healing and pain relief.

Dr. Tipograph dedicates her time to many organizations, including the Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) where she provides dental treatment to Holocaust survivors, and Mission of Mercy where she provides dental care and oral health education to the local underserved community. She enjoys traveling overseas to volunteer with Kids International Dental Services (KIDS) and HealthCare International (HCI). Additionally, Dr. Tipograph is on the board of the local Alpha Omega chapter, where she oversees and fabricates the monthly newsletter. When she is not treating patients, Dr. Tipograph enjoys exercising and spending time with her husband, two children, and their rescue pup Rosie.

 

CLOTHING + JEWELRY +ACCESSORIES

Anna Stewart

Founder + Owner,

Gaucha Chica, LLC

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Anna Stewart is the founder and owner  of Gaucha Chica, LLC, a uniquely specialized product import initiative whose purpose is to source highly skilled artisans in Argentina to create and craft modern fashion and home accessories that reflect the native cultural traditions of the vast Argentine landscape and to bring them into homes in the U.S.A., while also providing a positive social and economic impact for the native artisans and their communities.

Juliana Bryan

Partner,

Trio, JR

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Trio is a family owned women’s apparel and accessory boutique conveniently located in Rockville, MD and online at www.shoptriojr.com. Our daily hours are 11am-6pm, or schedule a private shopping appointment by emailing us at triojrllc@gmail.com. We also offer contactless free delivery or curb side pick up. We carry everything, ranging from casual to dressy clothing, purses, jewelry, scarves, masks, and the list goes on.
Rebecca Kullback

Owner,

B Calm Designs

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After receiving her BFA in painting, Rebecca spent over twenty years providing mental health treatment and program development in the DC area. As the co-founder of Metropolitan Counseling Associates mental health practice and the LaunchWell ™ college readiness program., she is passionate about mental health prevention. However, her day job(s) create many challenges to developing creative ventures alongside a great need for them.  BCalm Designs is the result of many years trying, trying, failing and trying to find a form of art that goes beyond drawing on lunch bags and fits into the pauses between active parenting and practice. She loves treasure hunting for exquisite gems, creating unique designs, and infinite opportunities to connect with an amazing and growing community.  Designing jewelry has become her therapy. Bringing her many mindful moments and the simple joy of sparkly things. Not to mention, precious connection with her inner Gossip Girl.

CELEBRATION + EVENT RESOURCES

Emily Bartlett

Owner,

Emily’s Baskets

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I create gifts to celebrate new babies, valued customers, and anyone else with whom you would like to strengthen a bond. In addition, I can help you host a shower. I offer a baby-shower-in-a-box where I deliver and help set up decorations, party games, and favors at your location in the Washington DC metropolitan area.

FINANCE + BUSINESS CONSULTING

Laura Nash

Financial Advisor,

Edward Jones

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As an Edward Jones financial advisor, my first priority is to understand what’s most important to you. Only then can we quantify your goals and develop a lifetime strategy. My job is to help coach you every step of the way, navigate life’s transitions and help you stay on track so you have the money to do what’s most important to you. By applying a holistic approach, I can better serve you and truly make a difference in your life.

I became a financial advisor because I wanted to create an environment where women can learn about investing so they feel more confident about their future. I love what I do and it’s a true privilege to be invited into my clients’ lives and help them achieve what’s most important to them, whether it’s preparing for retirement, saving for college or leaving a lasting legacy.

BRANDING + SOCIAL + WEB DESIGN

María Oliva

CEO & Founder,

SMS Media

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Growing up in a small town in Puerto Rico with a family of small business owners taught me to truly appreciate and cherish local businesses. I always knew that social media was the key to helping small businesses thrive and grow but never got a chance to explore it. That’s why when I discovered Social Media Management I went after it and shortly after, launched SMS Media.

I have a Bachelor’s in Advertising and 2 years of experience as a Paid Ads Consultant. However, social media marketing is what truly brings me joy. Being able to take over businesses social media profiles to develop and execute strong strategies is breathtaking. My favorite part is helping small businesses grow and succeed.

When I am not working, you can find me going on a long walk or drinking a sangria with a plate of fried calamari on the side.

Jennifer Gatz

Founder,

 jgdigital co.

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A full-service Branding, Digital Design and Marketing Studio, I specialize in crafting meaningful brand identities and designing custom websites to help passionate professionals and entrepreneurs become more recognizable to their ideal audiences. I’ll capture the essence of your brand and make it stand out through immersive visuals, on-point messaging and unparalled graphic design.

 

Whether you’re an established business, or taking the leap to turn your hobby into the real deal, I believe your brand should be a direct reflection of you.

Bringing your vision to life doesn’t have to be intimidating. With over 15 years of design and marketing experience, I will guide you every step of the way – quickly crossing off the creative projects on your list so that you can focus on the heart of your business.

 

Email Jennifer: Jen@jgdigital.co

Katie Cowie + Katie Calver

Founders,

KC2 Digital

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We’re “the Katie’s,” Katie Cowie and Katie Calver. We founded KC2 Digital to help small businesses, who had their world’s upended with the pandemic, shift to digital so they can survive – and thrive – in the new way of shopping and living.  Whether businesses are looking to build from scratch or grow, we can help. We are experts at digital marketing and customer strategy who have helped some of the largest companies in the world “go digital.” We’ve designed award-winning customer experiences, co-created products with Facebook, been the first-ever brands to use new advertising products, and changed teams and behaviors. We’ve tried it all – we know what works, what doesn’t, what has to happen first, and what can wait.

Leslie Katz

Graphic Designer + Video Editor,

Katz and Dog Design

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This is a true side hustle and pure enjoyment for Leslie!  She loves bringing your ideas to life whether it be a logo, something for print, a video montage or another video project. She discovered this passion after 15 successful years in the software business and 18 years of volunteering and consulting while raising children. She returned to school becoming proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud and design and video techniques receiving a certificate in Graphic Design. In addition to having fun, Leslie prides herself in listening, responsiveness, and professionalism. Collaborating with Side Hustlers has been a real pleasure and unexpected opportunity for Leslie.
Cindy Crane

Owner,

Crane Counseling LLC

 

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If you are on my couch, chances are you are suffering in some way.  I will work with you to help you develop better coping strategies to more effectively understand and manage your emotions, such as anxiety, depression, anger, grief, and loss, to help you to worry less, communicate effectively with others, and to generally feel more contented with your life. I offer a supportive and warm environment where people from all cultures feel heard and understood as we work together to help you develop healthy coping skills that will allow you to work through life’s challenges.

My Therapeutic Approach: I am a warm, direct, and compassionate listener. I am also interactive, providing insight and feedback. In additionto traditional talk therapy techniques, I also incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques, as well as several trauma-informed individual and couples therapy. I am a Trained EFT Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, EMDR Trauma Therapist, EFT Tapping Therapist, and I have a dog friendly practice!

Tami Mensh

ICF Certified Transformative Life & Business Coach, & Founder

Kaleidoscope Lounge and Coaching

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Tami Mensh

  • ICF Certified Transformative Life and Business Coach
  • Masters in Transpersonal Psychology
  • Trained Circle Leader

My purpose is to bring curious people together for fearless and experiential learning!

Connect with me for a FREE exploratory session and experience the power of transformative coaching!

WHAT IS TRANSFORMATIVE COACHING?

Transformative coaching is about deep learning that changes your perspective on how you see the world and your place in it. Together, we uncover limiting beliefs, conditioned tendencies, and old narratives to reveal new opportunities and unlived potential. Transformative coaching helps you discover your unique gifts and purpose to move forward with clarity into your fullest expression.

MY APPROACH

My approach combines fierce honesty, thought-provoking inquiry, somatic techniques and experiential exercises. We dive into where you are now, what’s emerging, what’s possible and what’s next. We can meet in person or from anywhere on Zoom.

HOW I CAN HELP YOU: Get unstuck, get clarity, get real, get wild, grow and have fun!

Marjorie Kreppel

Founder, The Counseling

Center of Maryland

 

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Grow Together. Communicate more openly.  Gain the tools you need to address the issues in your relationship.

Couples walk in our door seeking help for a variety of problems. They walk out better equipped to deal with the miscommunication and mistrust at the heart of their troubles.
Our areas of specialty include:

  • Couple communication
  • Trust issues
  • Premarital preparation
  • Intercultural concerns

Whether you’re about to walk down the aisle, adjusting to a major life change, or coping with infidelity, we can show you the path forward.

SOCIAL RETAIL + NETWORK MARKETING

Vivian Carmody

Executive Manager, Independent Wine Consultant,

Scout & Cellar “Clean-Crafted” Wines

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Independent Wine Consultant selling Clean-Crafted Wines: Organic/Biodynamic Wines produced by small vineyards from all around the world, without toxic pesticides, low in sulfites, no added sugars and zero added chemicals. All lab tested to ensure purity.  Delicious, natural, healthier Wine as nature intended.
About me:  I’m a grateful Mom, Wife, RN, Wellness Coach & Breast Cancer survivor. My mission with S&C is to share with all you wine lovers a better, healthier wine option. Cheers!
Sharon Cassidy

Market Partner,

Monat Global

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Sharon is excited to share her love of toxin-free, vegan, plant-based, anti-aging hair care and skin care that is clinically proven to heal hair and improve skin. She is a partner with USA-based Monat Global, a small-batch beauty product manufacturer that combines the best of science and nature to produce award-winning products that do exactly what they say they’ll do. Helping customers achieve their dream hair & skin and by doing so giving them a new found confidence makes Sharon so happy.  Sharon is a mom of four, tennis addict, event planner, lover of travel and experiences, and foodie.

Email Sharon:  sharoncassidystyle@gmail.com  

 

Chaza Alzahrawi

Independent Beauty Consultant, Mary Kay

Owner, Beauty Glow by Chaza

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Chaza Alzahrawi received her education at The University of Science & Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting in Jeddah ,Saudi Arabia .

She started her career working in the accounting and business management field in Jeddah, Dubai & Kuwait until she moved to Virginia in U.S.A. in 2011. In 2018 she moved to Maryland and started working at Montgomery County public schools as a part time teacher and para educator while establishing her 1st Home based small business in Baking “Chaza Specialty Bakery” .  She focused on her passion and expertise in Baking, business planning, customer service and money and business management.  

Then she started her 2nd small business as an Independent beauty consultant with Mary Kay cosmetics,” Beauty Glow by ChazaPresenting and selling high quality skincare and makeup products to customers while building customer relations and preparing marketing and sales plans.

Rene Kauder

Executive Coach,

Stella & Dot Family of Brands

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Rene has been an Ambassador, Mentor and Coach with the Stella & Dot Family of Brands since 2010. In 2016 she left her full time career in Higher Education to create her life style brand, Savvy & Style which combines her passions for style and helping other women entrepreneurs flourish in their businesses.
Rene’s style is best described as easy and effortless. With Stella & Dot’s social retail platform, she loves that she can be your one stop shop for on trend accessories, clean beauty and gorgeous gifts.
Aside from gorgeous style and being a clean beauty junkie, Rene loves coffee, house plants, and Canva!
Carrie Zisman

Color Street Independent Stylist,

My Painted Ladies

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Get ready to experience a different kind of manicure and pedicure. Color Street is not just nail polish, but a patented formula of 100% real nail polish in a “dry strip”.  With Color Street you can get a salon quality manicure and pedicure at home, for a fraction of the cost, and 100% convenience. Choose from over 100 sets including solid, glitter, design, clear overlays, french, and holiday sets. Color Street is also versatile and looks great on both short and long natural nails, as well as over SMS gels and acrylics. There is something for everyone! I’m excited for you to try it and discover there is a whole new way to do nails. Ask me about earning free sets and joining my growing team.

PREGNANCY + BABY + CHILDCARE

Barbara Guterman

President,

OTGbaby

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Barbara Guterman is a seasoned entrepreneur who has launched and managed businesses in a multitude of industry segments including telecommunications, retail, franchising, manufacturing, fine jewelry and in internet-based start-ups. Barbara is currently the President of OTGbaby, and is founder and organizer of a Women’s speakers series called Teach Give Inspire Fridays, a platform that allows women the opportunity to empower themselves, their businesses, their families and their communities.

Brett Guterman is a Junior at the George Washington University and is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of OTGbaby Inc. OTGbaby Inc. was born out of a shark-tank style competition at Brett’s high school in 2018. After graduating, Brett became the sole owner of the company. Under his leadership the company has formed numerous partnerships with other businesses and entrepreneurs, and is continuing to work valiantly with his forward-thinking team to bring OTGbaby Inc. to market. 

Sharri Freedman

Owner,

Potomac Coaching, LLC

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Sharri Freedman, Your Divorce Coach and owner of Potomac Coaching, believes divorce does not have to be emotionally and financially devastating. Having helped individuals navigate relationships and the challenges of divorce for over 25 years, first as a family law attorney and more recently as a Certified Divorce Coach®, Sharri understands the complex legal process and the importance of separating the business of divorce from the emotional aspects of ending a relationship.  Whether you are considering divorce, in the middle of divorce, or struggling with post divorce challenges, Sharri’s expert guidance will help you move forward with confidence, clarity & grace. 

Cherie Morris

Divorce and Conflict Resolution Coach, Life Transitions

Matter dba Dear Divorce Coach and Recompose Us

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I am a Divorce Coach, Parent Coordinator and Transformational Mediator at www.DearDivorceCoach.com and www.Recompose.Us and can be reached at cherie@deardivorcecoach.com and coach@recompose.us

I work full-time as a coach and transformational mediator for people with all kinds of conflict, including divorce. My legal career and training in mediation and coaching is always about the possibility for agreements and how to achieve what people want and need. I will help you work on mindset and communication, including co-parent communication. I can help make sure you get your finances in order and have legal and therapeutic resources that meet your specific needs too.

I’m here to connect you with what you need to achieve a resolution of your conflict that works for you and those you love.  Whether you are contemplating, in the midst of or have post- divorce complications, or almost any other kind of conflict in your life, I’m here to help, right now.

HOME DESIGN + ORGANIZATION + REAL ESTATE

Dara Beitler

Principal,

Dara Beitler Interiors, LLC

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With a keen eye and passion for everything design, I create beautiful and eclectic residential, commercial and retail spaces, while keeping in mind functionality, natural elements and spatial awareness.

Jill Chessen

Realtor at the Ron Sitrin Team

of Long and Foster

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Jill Chessen is a residential real estate agent with the Ron Sitrin Team at Long and Foster.  Their team is consistently ranked in the top 1% of Realtors nationwide.  Jill also has over two decades of legal expertise in the field of affordable housing and community development.  Jill is also the Co-Founder and Board Member of KID Museum, an innovative learning space in the Washington, DC Region that provides hands-on learning that incorporates STEM, art and culture with 21st century skills like creativity and critical thinking. Jill also serves as a Board Member of the Northwestern University DC Regional Alumni Board.  She spends much of her time volunteering for political campaigns, We Are Family in DC and JStreet.

Jesse Crane Simon

Founder,

Air Brilliance

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Air Brilliance is focused on making indoor spaces healthier and safer for you, your employees, your students and families. We provide multi-pronged solutions, fit specifically to your space to deep clean the air and surfaces using scientifically proven methods of enhanced filtration, ionization, and germicidal UV lighting to kill bacteria. We also provide marketing and PR support to communicate the steps you’ve taken to make your space safer during these troubling times. 

When you’re ready to explore life indoors again, please reach out to learn about options for how we to create healthier and safer spaces for your business, office, or indoor spaces.

Iwona and Alex Petrov

Chief Creative Officer & CEO,

yZiGN

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yZiGN is the Boutique Online Interior Design Studio specialized in creating signature interior designs. We serve those who want something OTHER than what is available everywhere.