Acting President, Ivory Morgan-Burton
Ivory Morgan-Burton is an established and award-winning business leader, entrepreneur, pastor, mentor, coach and counselor. She established Storybook Events and A Fulfilled Wish, in 2007, providing local national and international clients special events planning and exquisite floral designs to enhance corporate and private celebrations. Her past success as a marketing/promotions director and an on air personality for a Virginia radio station, including having her own one hour live program called 'Heart to Heart'. Put her on a first-name basis with industry power-houses for personal interviews such as Lt. Colonel, Oliver North; Congressman, Randy Forbes; musician, John Tesh; Mrs. Pat Robertson, Regent University; singer, CeCe Winans; singer, Nicole Mullen; musical group, Mercy me and numerous others.
Morgan-Burton has been deeply embedded in the bridal and event industry for both corporate and the private sector for over 30 years. Serving as Managing Editor for The Wedding Planner Magazine-Hampton Roads and Brand Ambassador for The Wedding Planner six magazines. Her experience in the retail industry as a buyer and senior level floral designer for large, national chain stores, enabling her success as a master designer for small to large events. Including Eastern Indian weddings, celebrities and the designer of choice for large corporate as well as not-for-profit events needing stunning designed table-top and venue decor. Morgan-Burton founded a 501(c)(3) charity, Holiness To The Lord Ministries, Inc. (1990) which is still in operation to serve displaced, mentally and physically abused women to counsel, assist and re-introduce them to a normal life within the community. Involvement in women-centric business and charities, Morgan-Burton has been President of the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) working directly with Star Jones of the NAPW. Serving on the President Advisory Board as a NAPW Key City Chapter President. Co-chair for Dress For Success-Hampton Roads. Board member for the Hampton Roads Business OutReach (HRBOR) Virginia’s only LGBT Chamber of Commerce. A consultant/planner for bridal shows, foundations and associations
Volunteer Manager, Erika Grasse
Members Recruiter & Relations Manager, Karen Fardella
Extensive experience technical writing, developing online help systems, designing websites, and creating training materials. Seventeen years experience creating software documentation. Seven years management experience plus employee development and supervision. Four years customer support experience including maintaining customer relationships, installing software, trouble-shooting problems, training users, tracking problem reports, and testing program changes.
I am an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. I do
one-to-one and group trainings; setup for new users; trouble shooting and more.
Mentoring Program Manager, Kiyanni Bryan
Kiyanni Bryan is an Author, a Certified Life & Business Coach, published journalist and mentor. She is the owner of Kiyanni Impacts LLC, where she specializes in creating digital products and e-courses, offering publishing services for authors, providing coach - consulting for entrepreneurs and small businesses. In addition to business development, Kiyanni is in expert in personal development such as mental rehab, abuse recovery and relationship building. As an empowerment coach & solutions strategist, she delivers life transformational speeches that inspires and motivates change.
Activities & Events Manager, Yvette Williams
Being an artistic visionary started early with Yvette Williams. At the age of 10 years old after Yvette drew her first picture in chalk, she bolding announced, “I am going to be an artist”. She has followed her passion and dream ever since.
As a visual merchandizer, doing window displays and continuing into an award winning floral designer. Including winner 2012 Designer of the Year. Developing the skill and experience of
various genres. Crocheting, drawing, painting, pottery, sewing, interior design and decorating.
Including being an accomplished poet, with published works.
After the love of much travel and residing in New York and all the fashion exposure. Yvette
returned to Hampton Roads to pursue opening her own business, Designs By The Bohemian
Queen. Featured in fashion shows in New York and Atlanta. Yvette designs are one of a kind in
jewelry. Fashion sculptured from up-purposed cd’s, wires, buttons, glass beads, and found
objects. Each custom piece is created from discarded objects, being turned into the unnoticed
of ordinary into extraordinary. Featured in The Virginian Pilot, her work is shared at
custom couture fashion shops, art studios, New York and Virginia Fashion Week and a host of
other locations. Including private showings for affluent clients.
Yvette is humble and continues to share, ‘she is a work in progress’. Always learning and
growing and discovering her dreams and desires that many time she herself is unaware of.
Yvette and her expansive art work collection many of her own pieces and favorite collection of
pillows live in Norfolk, VA.
Social Media Manager, Cherie Holloman
Ordained Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Licensed Minister of the Gospel since 2008. Travel throughout preaching and teaching the Gospel. I have had the opportunity to preach to all races and ages first as a guest minister at Lake Prince Woods Retirement Community in Virginia as well as different denominations throughout the state of Virginia and North Carolina. I host a Sunday Morning Radio Show entitled 'Sunday Morning with Lady Rie" at WLQM AM 1250 The Light in Virginia. I currently work as an Activities Coordinator at Lake Prince Woods Retirement Community where I lead exercise classes, create the monthly newsletters, create flyers for different events, drive transportation for local residents. I lead devotions once a month as well as Bible Study as assigned at Lake Prince Woods Retirement Community. I am a self published author and I am the owner of Black Diamond Entertainment. I am in partnership with Devine Jamz Gospel Network. God has blessed me with many talents and gifts to be utilized to build and uplift the Kingdom of God and His people.