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MOB Monday – Teresa and Sandy of Self Balance Massage

Teresa & Sandy met in massage school, started separate businesses in different parts of Vancouver, and reconnected years later to form a business together!“Sandy and I met briefly in massage school then later when we worked together at a franchise location in Vancouver. We each left that business and started our own practices in different parts of town. In 2012, we met up again and decided to merge our practices together for support and to grow something great together,” says Ter […]

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MOB Monday – Nancy of Full Charge Marge

Nancy has been a business manager for over 20 years in various industries. “I started out in Los Angeles working for film and TV industry professionals in a very analog way – managing household checking accounts, running staff payrolls, working with other professionals to help manage their lives, i.e., agents, attorneys, insurance folks and the like. When she moved to San Francisco in 1994, she did the same kinds of tasks, but in the music industry, “I created financial statemen […]

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MOB Monday – Meg of Uniquely Wise Photography

Meg Wise, owner of Uniquely Wise Photography, opened her business in 2015 and has over 15 years’ experience as a photographer. She grew up surrounded by photos, “My mother, growing up, was amazing at taking photos of the floor and the back of people’s heads. My father’s house was a museum of memories. There were pictures hung everywhere. There were photo albums filled to the brim. One of the things I love the most is reminiscing over old photos and conjuring up the memori […]

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MOB Monday – Bryna of Doula My Soul

Like all MOBs, Bryna Sampey, IBCLC, of Doula My Soul is a busy mom and business owner. “I have 3 kiddos, a seafaring husband, a dog, and 10 chickens. Whew! It’s crazypants all the time at my house– At least there’s always a pot of something yummy bubbling away on the stove,” she explains.If you aren’t familiar with doulas or the letters after Bryna’s name, she says “I’m an IBCLC- which is a lot of letters that stand for Boob Lady! Just kidding. It means I’m an Int […]

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MOB Monday – Julie of Lite It Forward

 Julie is the mother of five adult children (three by birth and two bonus children), soon to be grandmother of one baby girl, and is approaching her first year in business as a Partylite consultant.She is also a software engineer at Microsoft and an advocate for women and children. After a rough first marriage and pushing herself to complete her education as a single mom of three young children, while also working full time, she feels compelled to give back. Her daughter rememb […]

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MOB Monday – Gwen of Montoya Digital Marketing

Gwen Montoya is a single parent, a homeschooling mom of two, and a digital marketing consultant. She describes herself as a “giant geek, a marketing nerd, and I have a lifetime obsession with advertising, musicals and old movies!” Gwen says she has always been curious and enjoys understanding why and how things work. “I’m probably dating myself, but the day I discovered I could pull up a website in Scotland while I was in Beaverton was life changing. I love to dive into r […]

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MOB Monday –  Stephanie Collazo-Serrano- Legal Shield Associate 

Stephanie recently launched her career with Legal Shield after being a stay-at-home mom for 13 years. She and her husband have been married for 17 years. In addition to being a homeschooling parent, she also received her Master’s degree in Business Management and Organizational Leadership from Warner Pacific College.When we asked Stephanie what inspired her to start her business she responded, “My family did. I knew that I was not willing to give up being a stay-at-home mom.  I […]

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MOB Monday – Candice of Aiston Law, LLC

Candice Aiston, owner of Aiston Law, LLC is an estate planning lawyer and single mother of two. Candice grew up in Kailua, Hawaii, and moved to Portland, OR in 2006 after graduating from law school.She was inspired to start her business after staying home with her youngest daughter for two years. “I said to myself, ‘Self, these student loans are not going to pay themselves. What should we do with this law degree?’ At the same time, I had recently finished my estate planning and […]

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