Meet the Home CEOs

Welcome! As Home CEO's™ we are our household's Chief Executive Organizers, Chief Education Officers, and Chief Encouragement Officers - just to name a few of the hats we wear!

We are also a team!  We work together, laugh together and most importantly do life together while creating tools for families and children.  Our Curriculum That Cares
provides complete year early learning programs for homeschools, preschools, kindergartens and donates all profit to charity.

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 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 am daily thankful to have the opportunity to work with a truly amazing team of women who inspire me with their enthusiasm and creativity on a daily basis.

I created Home CEO to encourage Moms and create tools you can use!  The projects I've worked on include The Home CEO's Guide to Life, The Home CEO's 30-Day Get Organized Program, the Home CEO Academy Early Learning Curriculum and When Spiderwebs Unite, They Can Tie Up a Lion, a data visualization and finalist in the 2016 United Nations World Humanitarian Summit Visualize Change challenge. 

A defining moment in my life was when I was six and saw a National Geographic cover showing famine in Ethiopia.  I was struck by my powerlessness to do anything to help the woman and child I saw and I founded Home CEO, as a social enterprise, to rewrite that powerlessness into purpose.  Through our nonprofit arm (The Adsila Retreat 501c3) we actively donate 100% of profits from Home CEO Academy's educational resources to 20+ organizations working to promote human flourishing in a number of different areas (click here to read more) including education, empowerment for survivors of human trafficking, health care in much needed areas, and much more. 

Prior to founding Home CEO, I served as a strategic projects manager at CP Ships (now Hapag-LLoyd) and JPMorgan, after cutting my project teeth as a consultant at Accenture. I graduated with a Bachelors in political science with a minor in broadcasting from the University of Florida, and earned an MBA from the University of South Florida, with a concentration in Finance and International Business.  I also studied political journalism at Georgetown University, on a full academic scholarship from the Fund for American Studies.  While at Georgetown, 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, involved with the initial opening.   I am also a 2017-18 Gotham Fellow, through the Center for Faith and Work, and believe in the importance of leading and living through the lens of love in all aspects of life.

Ashley Smotherman

Curriculum Creator & Home CEO for the Smotherman Family
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

Customer Service, 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.

Briana Harvey

Graphic Designer & Curriculum Specialist
The most important work you will ever do will be within the walls of your own home!

I’m passionate about design!

Briana is a gifted designer who helps develop our highly sought after preschool programs.

Hi, I'm Briana Harvey!  As a wife and future mother I’m currently in the process of studying Design & Technology at Western Sydney University. My hope is to use my studies and talents in design to create a healthy and educated way of living for all families around the globe. I believe in constant progression and in order to progress we must experience change. Constantly evolving and improving the family life style in the home is one of my life missions. The family unit is what creates successful and happy communities. It all starts in the home!

Jordan Strange

Artist
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!

Shannon Moyer

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort!

I am excited to create resources for the child or children in your life!

Shannon is a brilliant and creative teacher and is an integral contributor to our Home CEO Academy curriculum.

Hello, my name is Shannon Moyer and I was a teacher in elementary education (grades K-5) for 7 years and have since became a stay at home Mom after having our daughter.

I am so honored that I was given the gift of motherhood. It is tough at times but that all goes away when their tiny eyes meet yours. It is probably one of the most important jobs I will ever have. I am also married to Mark who I met while attending the College of Education at the University of South Florida. I am so lucky to have found a partner in life that believes in my dreams and stands by my side to help me achieve them.

Teaching is such a huge passion of mine. While I was in the classroom I started creating materials to bring creativity, excitement and purpose into my lessons. After seeing how much my students enjoyed my homemade materials I had the idea that I could share them with others to help inspire their students as well. That is when I created The Teaching Reef. You can find all my resources here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/The-Teaching-Reef

The Teaching Reef represents the special place in my heart that I will always have for my first classroom which was an ocean theme. In addition to this, it also symbolizes how I always want my students to feel as though they are part of a family or “school” where everyone belongs and everyone learns. Yes everyone, including the teacher! There is something special about giving the gift of learning to a child but it’s an even better gift when a child teaches you. I have made so many lifelong memories from the children that I have had the privilege of being my students. To be able to create lessons and activities allows me to continue to share that love of learning.

Which is why I am so honored to be a part of the Home CEO Academy. I first came in contact with this company because I fell in love with their preschool 2-3 curriculum that I purchased for my daughter. After a few back and forth emails I found myself surrounded by strong, creative, and ambitious women that I was so honored to be amongst. Their sense of balance throughout all aspects of life is empowering. I am hopeful and eager to see what our Home CEO team can achieve and support. I am excited to create resources for the child or children in your life.

“Children are not a distraction from the more important work, they are the most important work” -C.S. Lewis

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 www.anitadasilva.com 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 (wildforwags.com – 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!