Being a mom and a business owner is challenging. I’d like to acknowledge and link to Nona Moms who have started a successful business. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to nominate yourself or a valued business mom in Lake Nona for inclusion on the Nona Mom site.
Amy Morales, Teal Hearts Company
Amy Morales is a momma, maker and baker. She has been using her creative talents from a very young age where she was often found helping her mom with baking chocolate chip cookies or creating home décor. She has always had a passion for creating things which has led to her launching her very own Etsy shop called Teal Hearts Co. Here you can find her first #momlife inspired shirt. “It’s okay … I’m a mom” has been inspired from the daily duties that we as mother all experience. Even when we feel like we can go no further we realize that we most definitely can because … “We are moms!” She is also an Independent Scentsy Consultant and lover of all things Paris and Disney! https://www.etsy.com/shop/TealHeartsCo
Melissa Salaman, Younique Independent Presenter
Younique is a naturally based cosmetics company and home to the famous 3D Fiber Lash Mascara. My name is Melissa and I am a mom of 2 kids, Scarlett 3 and Lennox 1. I live in Laureate Park and am available for makeup coaching and special events. “Friend” me on facebook and I can add you to my beauty tips group page. The best thing about being a Younique presenter is being able to make women feel beautiful. I also love chatting about the opportunity. I have been able to stay home with my kiddos and share this magic mascara for a living. It doesn’t get any better than this. www.MascaraMelissa.com
Amy, Beach Body Coach
Annie Suarez, Encore Dance Studio
Annie is originally from New Jersey and has a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University. She has studied dance, piano and theater since the age of three. She holds a diploma from the Dance Educators of America and piano degree from the National College of Musicians. She has studied with choreographers, acting and vocal instructors such as Yolanda Fernandez-Quincoces, Cecilia Cardenes, Nick Leone, Martha Chapman, Yadira Feliz, Frank Hatchett, Don Lawrence, Leslie Giammanco, Jaime Smith, and many more. In addition to this Annie has worked with artists like Jessica Simpson, Beyonce, Frankie J., Daisy Fuentes, La India, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Raul de Molina, Lily Estefan, Don Francisco, Javier Romero, and many more.
She has performed on international television shows like Sabado Gigante Internacional, Sabado al Medio Dia, Good Day, New York, New Jersey Network, and numerous other shows on Univision, Telemundo and FOX Channel. She appeared in the long-running soap, As the World Turns. She has also been the lead role for New York City productions of Sleeping Beauty Ballet, Copelia, Swan Lake, Firebird, Gaite Parisienne, and Nutcracker.
She has performed in a number of Regional Musical Theater Productions such as Grease, Some Like It Hot, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Wuthering Heights, and Picnic. She has appeared in films like Kicked in the Head and print commercials for Walmart. She has hosted a number of events in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area such as Buscando Voces, Premios Valores Humanos..
Annie has been teaching dance in the New Jersey area for a number of years and her choreography has placed first place in regional and national competitions. Her passion for dance, teaching and learning are the motivating force that drives the success of the programs at Encore.She is currently the co-owner for Encore Performing Arts Studio. Annie is very involved at all levels and in all aspects of Encore. Her philosophy is based on fundamentals and the dancers at Encore Studio are taught this from a very young age.
Nicki Dziduch, Encore Dance Studio
Nicki is originally from the Washington D.C. area and went to Salisbury University for her Degree in the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. From there she c
ontinued her education at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. She has performed in numerous Broadway, Off Broadway Productions, National Tours, Cruise Ship and Regional Productions. You name the musical, and she probably has performed it somewhere in the country! You can also find her in some independent and major film work, a few national TV commercials, and print ads in various catalogs and magazines. She is most well known for her renounced US National Tour of The Wizard Of OZ, starring as Dorothy.
Nicki has been teaching dance, voice, acting, and music theater in the Orlando area for the past 9 years. Prior to that, she started the CCPC’s Children’s Theatre in her hometown of Bowie, MD. in 1999 where she directed numerous musicals. She also currently is the childrens choir director at Woodbury Presbyterian Church. Her newest endeavors has been co-creating the Twinkle Star Dance program, specifically developed for our tiniest dancers, which she is very proud of and can’t wait to see the future growth of her students.