Our Awesome Members
Nik and Elena - Social Media & Operations Manager
Owners – Elena Skaya Studios
Elena is a fashion-inspired wedding photographer who pushes her brides to get out of the box and Nik creates passionate and emotional wedding films for the most adventurous couples.
Natallia Ornelas - President
Financial Advisor – Northwestern Mutual
Natallia is a financial advisor with Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company. She helps clients with college planning, retirement planning, and life insurance planning.
Natallia and her team apply time-tested strategies, providing education and expert advice to help clients to make decisions based on their priorities.
Anna Ernest - Educational Mentor
Owner – Ernest Law Group PLC
Anna Ernest, the proud owner of Ernest Law Group PLC, is a highly sought-after and recognized advocate. She represents clients in Family Law, Immigration, Personal Injury, and other civil matters in State and Federal courts.
Artur French - Director of Marketing
Owner – Local Muscle Consulting
Artur French, originally from Riga, Latvia is the owner of Local Muscle Consulting, an Internet Marketing firm that specialized in Search Engine Optimization and Customized Lead Generation for small and medium sized businesses across the United States.
Team Whitfield – Benham Signature Properties
Brad and Eleonora Whitfield come together creating Team Whitfield, two highly skilled agents dedicated to providing unsurpassed real estate services that exceed client’s needs.
Real Estate Agent
Having lived in 4 different countries, I have the ability to adapt to buyers and sellers with a variety of different backgrounds. Because I have been doing Real Estate investment for last years, I possesses a broad understanding of what it takes to buy or sell a property.
Real Estate Agent
Owner – Solutions Mental Wellness
My name is Anna Tihomirova, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. I earned my Master of Science from East Carolina University in 2011, where I studied mental health counseling. I obtained my B.A. in Business Management from Mount Olive University in North Carolina.
My name is Sofia and I’m a designer. I’ve been working in the industry since 2007. If you’re looking to design or redesign your logo or website, need printed materials like business cards, brochures, or posters or need to create a complete product or company branding—I’m here to help.
Photographer – Sviatlana Photography
My name is Sviatlana and I am wedding, engagement and family photographer in the Hampton Roads area. I cannot imagine myself without being able to express my creativity through a camera! I enjoy every second of photographing the love and happiness of others!
Baker & Cake Maker
Independent Hairstylist on Shore Drive
Irina and Alexei
Owners – AirDuct Care Heating & Air Conditioning
AirDuct Care Heating & Air Conditioning is a division of CFC Inc. in existence since 2002. It was created to help Hampton Roads home and business owners with new duct installation, duct repairs, air duct cleaning and sanitizing of ductwork and also to provide heating and cooling services as well as crawl space related work.
Owner – Irina’s Little Things
Welcome to my Little Things world. My name is Irina and I love to present the hand-crafted hair
accessories, created utilizing the “Tsunami Kanzashi” technique. Kanzashi is an ancient Japanese
craftsmanship for producing exquisite hair ornamentation. In ancient times, hair accessories created by the hands of skilled masters were considered precious jewels and passed on through generations.
Owner – Oh, The Cake!
My name is Dinara and I am a self taught baker. ‘Oh, the cake’ is my creation, where I can express myself through the taste and beauty of the cakes I bake. First, I began baking cakes for my family and friends, who inspired and push me on this path. I pay a high attention to details by choosing the best ingredients and creating a unique style in decorating.
Owner – From Russian With LOVE Daycare
Mrs Elena Schwartz has a master’s degree in child education from Moscow State University of Art and Culture and 35 years of experience working with children.
Her study included not only music and art but it required to take many hours of pedagogy study as well. After she received her degree in chorus conductor in 1983, she started working with children as a singing instructor.
Alina Aksentiy and Daniel Bodale
Owners – Express Flooring
EXpress Flooring has more than 20 years of experience in the flooring industry, we proudly serve the Hampton Roads area of Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton, Portsmouth and Suffolk.
Whether you’re looking for exotic or a stunning hardwood, engineered or LVT-WCP, the experts at our flooring store in Virginia Beach can help you every step of the way, from sales to floor installation.
Owner – Get It Translated
Yulia Novikova-Wythe is a professional Russian Court Interpreter certified in the states of North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland.
When not in court, she regularly accepts assignments for conference, medical, corporate, and investigative interpreting.
Her certified translations are deemed valid by all U.S. government agencies and institutions as well as at the Russian Embassy and Consulates.