Meet our Team
WIZARD OF LIGHT BULB MOMENTS
Kelly is a freelance storyteller helping business owners fill in the gaps with their content writing, copy editing, and photography. She
co-founded the nonprofit SPARK Orlando in May 2018, a chapter of the Freelancers Union, to unite the local community of freelancers and provide free resources.
Sara is an editorial + lifestyle photographer, creative director, designer, and lover of Boston pups, with over 10 years of experience in publishing and brand marketing. She is particularly adept at inspiring and motivating others to cultivate their ideas and brands to reach their goals.
Co-founder of Olora, Ayo is passionate about bridging the gap in tech diversity, and spends his free time coordinating STEM outreach events for middle and high school students of color. Ayo is an avid runner who has crossed the Chicago marathon finish line and is training for the NYC marathon.
Join us for the first virtual conference hosted by a local chapter of the Freelancers Union, SPARK Orlando, and Olora, an Orlando community builder. Olora reimagines local businesses as co-working communities for flexible and independent workers.
The idea for the Freelancers Conference came when Olora began its community campaign in Orlando, FL. The campaign plans were placed on-hold due to
COVID-19 and Florida's Stay at Home order.
With the understanding that a large portion of Olora’s target audience are freelancers, Olora’s leadership contacted the local Freelancers Union chapter (SPARK Orlando), which hosts free monthly events for freelancers.
Olora wanted to see how they could work together to provide the necessary resources and information for people who have been impacted by the pandemic. “The Freelancers Conference” was born.
Olora and SPARK Orlando united to organize a virtual conference experience, providing freelancer communities with resources to navigate the new future of work.
To further help the community, Olora and SPARK Orlando made the conference a donations-based event to donate 100% of the proceeds to the Freelancers Relief Fund. The relief fund offers financial assistance to independent workers to cover lost income and essential expenses not covered by government relief programs.
Marley is a creative writer and hair stylist based out of Jacksonville, Florida. Her experience in marketing comes from experience at an Ad Agency in Amarillo, Texas where she also earned a Bachelor’s in General Studies. Marley has also held roles at the Walt Disney Company, and as marketing manager at the Jacksonville law firm, Marks Gray. She now attends the Aveda Institute where she will pursue a passionate, freelance career in hair design and media. When she isn’t creating beautiful hair or writing stories, you can find Marley snuggling with her dog, Elly, or travelling throughout Florida soaking up sunshine.
Brandan is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago and has worked for Method Studios, Akron Children’s Hospital and Outcome Health creating content for marketing, education, TV commercials, music videos and short films. In 2017, he created 26Made (formerly Parallel Vision Post), an independent post-production studio in Avon, OH. In 2018, Brandan launched the Cleveland chapter of the Freelancers Union SPARK program which he currently co-leads. In 2020, he launched Engage Small to encourage engagement for small businesses and freelancers.
Katheran Wasson is a content creator and strategist in Cincinnati, Ohio, with more than a decade of experience in content development, public relations and marketing. Her freelance work focuses on owned media, public relations materials and outreach, sales support collateral and social media. She has a particular interest in serving B2B clients.
Toni develops marketing strategies and plans for businesses to help them garner new business/clients/customers.
She does so by increasing their online presence, generating additional leads, and increasing traffic to their website through content management (creation and curation), social media, email marketing, blog writing, SEO efforts, website page updates, etc.
As an entrepreneur and natural relationship builder, Toni is focused on the relationships with her peers, clients, and teams, partnering with each to strengthen efforts towards reaching their goals. She values authenticity and transparency in her partnerships and enjoys collaborating with others who share these values.
Enthusiastic, hard-working, and highly motivated, Toni loves getting others excited about a cause, a project, a campaign, or even a lunch out! She brings positivity and energy to her work and the results are contagious. She is energized by encouraging and supporting others to strive for their best work/selves.