OCA Brand Ambassadors
"She is not one to sit back and let life happen, she is the spark that sets it on fire"
Meet The Team
Charlynda is a dynamic motivational speaker, brand ambassador, Air Force Veteran, social media influencer, and the founder and CEO of Mutt’s Sauce, LLC, a company that makes “the sauce for every meal.” Mutt's Sauce was the Grand Prize Winner of Bob Evan's Farms' 2017 Heroes to CEOs Contest.
She is a Clemson University graduate, with a degree in Aerospace Science and Business Management. She also holds an MBA in Strategic Leadership. She started the company Mutt’s Sauce, LLC while she was still serving on active duty in the military.
Charlynda has been featured in Forbes.com, MadameNoire.com, CBS News, Black Enterprise Magazine, Military.com, Army.mil, and Air Force Association Magazine. In 2016, she was crowned 2nd runner-up, Ms. Veteran America. Charlynda was also selected for the March 2018 cover of MilitarySpouse magazine.
Janine Miller is the founder of “Recruiting Duty Life Coach”, a support service she offers to all active duty military spouses and significant others. This service is specifically tailored to meet every spouses needs on their current assignment and is most helpful for those who are feeling isolated or “stuck”, looking to gain more clarity in their own life , and desire to move into a new season of life for themselves, with more self-confidence and greater intention than ever before.
Janine started this service after she returned back to California, from her three year Recruiting Duty (RD) assignment with her USMC husband, where she struggled with the daily demands of recruiting not only as a new MILSO, but also as a new mother to her (now) 1.5 year old son.
Prior to moving to Minnesota on RD, Janine earned her Master’s Degree in Marital Family Therapy in San Diego and worked as an MFT Associate at UCSD Family and Internal Medicine clinics. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.
Fun Fact: Janine has recently invented an exciting new product that she cannot wait to bring to market by the end of the 2018 year!
Joi Haines is a mother of two boys and the spouse of a Navy veteran. Her service memeber spent about 8 years active duty. Joi has a Masters in Forensic Psychology and Military and Combat Psychology.
She will be commissioning into the Navy as a military psychologist after finishing doctoral program in which she will be a beacon for mental wellness.
Joi also has a Telepeer channel on Faro10 and would love for you to become a part of the community.
Kim Bryant is the founder and owner of Kim Bryant Design where she shares her love of all things creative and teaches others how to create their own beautiful home decor.
She has been married for 23 years and an Air Force spouse for 20 years. Originally from South Georgia, Kim currently lives in North Carolina near Fort Bragg with her husband Paul and teenage sons Daniel and Will.
Kim has been creating and selling wood signs for several years and last September joined Chalk Couture as an Independent Designer and is now a leader within the company. She co-owned a brick and mortar DIY studio in North Carolina up until a few months ago when she decided she needed to be more present for her kids and family during their transition into adulthood. Coming back home to work her original business of Kim Bryant Design has allowed her this opportunity.
Not only does Kim go to people's homes or business venues for "paint" parties where she walks customers through every step of creating their own wooden or chalkboard signs, she also takes custom orders and can be found at various craft shows throughout the year.
Nomi grew up Providence, RI and in 2007, after spending a gap year in Israel after graduating high school, Nomi enlisted into the Israel Defense Forces, serving two years as a combat soldier in Israel's Home Front Command. Nomi came back to the U.S. for school and received a B.A. in Religion and Jewish Studies from Northeastern University in Boston. Nomi is currently working as the Young Adults Director at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta and is completing a M.A. in Jewish Education through The Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
For fun, Nomi enjoys anything outdoors and active, such as swimming, biking, yoga, hiking, kayaking, and playing softball.
Life motto: "Comfort is the enemy of progress"-- P.T. Barnum
Lauren Lomsdale is a USMC spouse and the mom of three spunky girls. In addition to her work as the owner of Lauren Lomsdale Creative Studios as a virtual assistant, marketing manager, and social media manager she is also the Managing Editor of Daily Mom Military and one half of the YouTube channel #TheDependas.
In her minimal spare time, she also loves to run long distances, work out, and sing along to the Greatest Showman in her kitchen holding a glass of wine.
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