Denise A. Castro, Founder of VMC
Denise is a Cuban American who currently resides in Miami, Florida. She is Mother to her two year old son, Anthony Michael. She is Founder and owner of Virtual Mom Collective and Dac Mac Photography. She’s an active Mom blogger published by Scary Mommy, The B(e)aring All Project, VoyageMIA, Motherhood: The Real Deal, The Manifestation, BossMomCrew and The Selkie UK. She holds a dual BFA in Photography and Graphic Design and Marketing and Business Management, and soon an MBA in Leadership from Florida International University.
She is passionate about empowering Moms to speak about their own stories; her own journey into Motherhood is what sparked her venture into writing. She is an advocate for gender equality in the workplace for women. Treating gender diversity like the business priority it is promotes self-worth empowerment for working Mothers. The Virtual Mom Collective was founded on this principle. Created by two working Moms; the VMC is a platform of support and community which enable Moms to speak their truths during #thisnewnormal. She encourages you to reach out to her firstname.lastname@example.org to share your journey and collaborate.
On the weekends you can find Denise enjoying her Cuban coffee, reading books, creating content and photographing the daily adventures of her husband and son. As a woman returning to the workforce after a brief maternity leave; she tackled many challenges along the way. She wants to let Moms out there know they are not alone; and your Mom tribe starts with you; because Mother is a Verb.
Odalys Quevedo, Co-Founder of VMC
Odalys is a working mom of two kiddos who are growing way too fast. When she’s not doing remote learning, laundry, or changing diapers, she works as a Branded Content Writer and Director of Branding and Social Media at her business – Art Spark Design – that she owns and operates with her husband.
Her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology helps shape every aspect of her life including her work, writing, relationships, and the way she raises her children. She started her current career path by blogging, and developed her skills to be able to help small businesses build a look, language, and feel for their brands.
She is the Social Media Manager and Editor for the South Florida Mom Bloggers and an active member of the South Florida Bloggers. And is a member of the Committee for the Women for Success Non-Profit that equips and empowers women to succeed in business.
As the Co-Founder of Virtual Mom Collective (VMC), Odalys welcomes moms to share their stories in order to help others cope better with #thisnewnormal. She is always on the lookout to welcome mom-owned, and women-owned business, to the VMC community as a platform to share their products and services to a broader audience. Reach out to her at email@example.com or her personal Instagram, or the VMC Instagram, if you ever want to share your story, product, or service.
In her downtime, Odalys enjoys listening to podcasts and audiobooks, playing video games or crafting with her husband and daughter, cuddling with her dog or toddler, and eating chocolate.