Meet the Home CEOs

Welcome to the Home CEO™ website! Here we share the tips and tricks we use to live a happy, healthy life! As Home CEO's™ we are our household's Chief Executive Organizers, Chief Education Officers, Chief Encouragement Officers and Culinary and Exercise Officers - just to name a few of the hats we wear!

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Maraya Pearson

Founder, Curriculum Creator & Home CEO for the Pearson Family
Shoot for the moon.  Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars!!

I'm passionate about my home and family!

Maraya Pearson is a lifestyle expert, humanitarian and Chief Executive Organizer of Home CEO, Inc.  

Hello and welcome to our home on the web!  I am a Home CEO Chief Executive Organizer, Culinary and Exercise Officer and Chief Education Officer of the Pearson Family.  I am happily married to Hardy, my amazing husband, and am a mom of three and spiritual mom of many more.  I cherish my time at home, where I try my best everyday to cultivate a peaceful environment where creativity and character is nurtured daily.

I created Home CEO to encourage Moms and create tools you can use! We make home organizing printables, courses and preschool homeschool products to help Home CEOs manage their busy lives.   I co-authored with Jamie Blevins, The Home CEO's Guide to Life, a Living Now book awards medalist, created The Home CEO 30-Day Get Organized Program, co-created with Ashley Smotherman the Home CEO's Complete Year Homeschool Preschool Programs and led the development of When Spiderwebs Unite, They Can Tie Up a Lion, a data visualization for the 2016 United Nations World Humanitarian Summit. 

When I was six I was struck by my powerlessness to do anything to help the woman and child I saw on the cover of the 1984 National Geographic cover showing a famine in Ethiopia.  Ever since then, it's been my dream to do something - anything - to help make the world a better place.   I founded Home CEO as a social enterprise as a vehicle to do what I love while also creating an ongoing funding engine to support humanitarian causes.  As such, we actively donate 100% of profits to The Adsila Retreat, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit retreat and grant-making organization.  The Adsila Retreat provides college housing scholarships and actively donates to over 30+ charities that are visionary and action-oriented in addressing human needs in our world.  Our Home CEO work also contributes to the building campaign for the Adsila Retreat's dormitory renovations to provide a new center for healing retreats for survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and human trafficking, aged 12-24 in New York. 

Prior to transitioning as a full time Home CEO™, I served as a strategic projects manager for Accenture and JPMorgan. I earned my Bachelors in political science with a minor in broadcasting from the University of Florida, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of South Florida and did summer studies in political journalism at Georgetown University, where I was awarded the Frank Shakespeare Outstanding Student Award and interned at NBC News Meet the Press.  In 2014 I founded The Adsila Retreat and in the past I served on the board of the Dream Center of Tampa. 

Come join us as we chat and muse about all things home, family and personal growth!  If you find enjoyment from these pages, please share our site or our articles with a friend.  Every visit you make supports our charitable mission. 

Ashley Smotherman

Curriculum Creator & Home CEO for the Smotherman Family
1 Corinthians 16:14: Let all that you do be done in love

I love to teach!

Ashley is a gifted teacher and educator who helps develop our highly sought after preschool homeschool programs.

Hi, I'm Ashley and teaching is in my blood! I'm the Chief Education Officer of the Smotherman family where I delight in homeschooling my two young children, Sedona and Reagan. I'm happily married to the love of my life, Richard and I'm a former second grade teacher with a Bachelors in Special Education from the University of South Florida. I love creating preschool curriculum and along with Maraya, I wrote the Home CEO Preschool Homeschool Curriculum programs. In my free time, I enjoy sewing, crafting, Bible study and spending time with my amazing family!

Amanda Saunders

Blog Manager & Home CEO for the Saunders Family
Think about direction!!

Every day is an adventure!

Amanda is an integral part of the Home CEO team, managing our blogs and providing graphic design support.

Hi and welcome to our website! If I could go back in time and tell my 20 year old self that I would move from Massachusetts to California to be with a guy, I would have laughed. If I could go back in time and tell my 20 year old self that I would marry that guy and have two (amazing) children with him, I would have laughed even harder. If I could go back in time and tell my 20 year old self that I would then be homeschooling those two children, I would have probably fallen off my chair and rolled around on the floor laughing hysterically.  Well, here I am - a 30 something stay at home mom, living four time zones away from where I was born, homeschooling a four and one and a half year old!  I love Thai food, watching the synapses in my kids brains switch on when they learn something new, and traveling.

Jordan Strange

Today’s wisdom was yesterday’s pain. Tomorrow’s happiness is today’s bravery!!

I am committed to making a positive difference in this world!

Jordan is our resident artist and her work, featured on Clipart That Cares, partners with Home CEO to benefit charity!

Hi, I'm Jordan! I have been doodling as long as I can remember, often finding myself in trouble in school for doodling while my eyes were supposed to be on the teacher. After finishing high school, I spent some time modeling in the high fashion industry, traveling to New York, Paris, and Milan. While I have had many incredible experiences, nothing makes me happier than being curled up in a comfy spot, doodle pad in hand. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to put my doodles to use to give back and to share them with the world!

Jamie Blevins

Co-Author The Home CEO's Guide to Life
We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails!

Grab your coffee and join us in our online living room! 

Jamie co-authored The Home CEO's Guide to Life, Home CEO's award-winning life organization book. 

From an early age, and even before I can remember, my mother stressed the importance of education, self-motivation, and goal setting. Having and maintaining a clean, orderly home was a priority. I can remember, as a child, helping my mother move the furniture away from the wall so that we could clean the wood floors and baseboards completely. She would say, “A job worth doing is worth doing well”.

She not only taught me to organize my room and our home but, also to organize my thoughts, priorities, and goals. Even as a single mother who often worked two, even three jobs, to pay for my education and our home, we sat down together for dinner, and talked; we talked about everything. I learned so much from her during those talks but what resonated with me the strongest was the validation she gave me – I was worthy of having thoughts, worthy of being heard, and worthy of the dreams I had for myself. That gift, and all the others, I now share with my own children.

I am a perpetual listener, helper, encourager, and advice giver. Not only in my career as a marketing executive, but in my personal life as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt and friend, I strive to do and give my best. It is my sincerest hope that by sharing my personal story, tips, and tools for living an organized, healthy, joyful life, that you, your family and your home will be impacted for the better.

Jamie is Vice President of United Way of Florida and currently serves in wider community as a leader of a Gifts and Talents seminar and on the Board of the Firefighters Museum.   She is also actively involved with The Children's' Home of Tampa.   She co-authored with Maraya The Home CEO's Guide to Life, a Living Now book awards medalist for nonfiction. 

Anita Dasilva

The Money Maven & Home CEO for the Dasilva Family
Money won't create success.
The freedom to make it will!!

I help women and families make wise financial choices!

As an expert financial advisor, Anita blogs at Home CEO about topics related to budgeting and money management. 

Hi, I'm Anita and I'm a graduate of The University of North Florida where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Advertising. Throughout college and following graduation, I was employed with State Farm Insurance as an insurance producer and later, a sales trainer and business consultant. I have held my insurance and securities licenses for over 15 years and have learned through personal example and National disaster how important education and knowledge about insurance and financial programs, truly is.

In April 2006, I became a small business owner with the opening of my State Farm Insurance office in River Edge, NJ (Bergen County). I am a “Leader” by nature but realize that being a State Farm Agent is being a leader in many different aspects. My mission is to be the first and best choice that my community has when they need an Insurance or Financial program established. I am constantly partnering with my community to build lasting relationships with my policyholders. Educating my consumer about securing their futures and protecting their dreams is my passion.

I have been a member of the Greater River Dell Chamber of Commerce since establishing my business in 2006 and served as the Chamber President through 2008.

For more information please visit my website at or find me on Facebook: Anita DaSilva, Agent – State Farm Insurance.

Christie Hardcastle

The Couponing Guru
Never give up on a dream because of the time it will take to accomplish it.  The time will pass anyway!

I love to help people save money!

Christie is an expert couponing guru and she blogs about financial topics.

I’m a financial educator, certified by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. I teach a variety of classes covering such topics as improving your credit, saving for retirement, buying your first home, getting out of debt, saving on groceries and more.

I realized that many of my clients were spending a log of their income on basic necessities. If I could help them lower their costs they would have additional money to put towards their debt. So I decided to create my own site ( – Walgreens coupons & Walgreens Deals) dedicated to helping them save at Walgreens.

In addition to my responsibilities as an educator, I’m also a licensed Realtor in the state of Florida and a member of the National Realtors Association. I’m actively involved with various community organizations serving as a volunteer mentor with my local Domestic Violence Shelter and volunteering with my local for Habitat for Humanity.

I’m a graduate of the University of Miami with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Communications and Political Science and a proud alumni of the Kappa Kappa Gamma organization. I reside in Florida with some very spoiled cats!