connection, creation, and coaching
Marquel's advisory board
This team has poured into me through their business knowledge, their encouragement and coaching. It takes a team to grow a great business and I am grateful for their support and guidance along the way. Each of them has their own successful business to run or they lead amazing teams. Check them out and see why I'm so blessed to have them supporting MarQuel's.
chief advancement officer at junior achievement
Barbie is a highly experienced non-profit manager, development, and communications professional with over 30 years of experience implementing successful fundraising campaigns, engaging boards, and coordinating team efforts to ensure annual and long-term financial goals are met. She is skilled in relationship management and working with diverse donor constituencies – public, private, and corporate – and managing, coordinating, and motivating staff and volunteers to meet fundraising goals and improve organization visibility.
Barbie most recently served as the Executive Director of the One Eighty Foundation, an innovative national corporate non-profit that provided funding and resources for children and families in need. There she served as the strategic and inspirational leader to the Board of Directors, company employees, sponsors, and funding agencies to achieve strategic and mission goals.
Locally, Barbie serves on the Advisory Committee of the Philanthropist Forum, the Corporate Giving Network, and the United Way Business and Workplace Engagement Committees. She is a former 17-year member of the Seattle #4 Rotary serving on the Board of Trustees, the International Service, Membership, and Program Committees. Barbie has served on many local boards, including Teens in Public Service (Board Chair), the Ronald McDonald House, the Seattle Police Foundation, Vital Voices, and the Outstanding Mother Awards Council for the American Lung Association.
owner of pacific beauty cove & xalura
Sydnee McGee is the owner of Pacific Beauty Cove which she started when she was 20 years old and recently launched her second business, Xalura at the age of 26. Xalura is an e-commerce business selling lash products to artists all over the United States.
Sydnee graduated from esthetics school in November 2017, and started working for a small salon in Bonney Lake, WA doing lashes a couple of days a week. “I never took any formal training classes for lashes, I just picked up on things here and there because I had been told that lash classes were too expensive, and they weren't necessary.”
That statement and thought process was the one thing that held her back from reaching her full potential early on in her lash career. “If I would have been told differently, I would have been more successful sooner. Everything happens for a reason, and I fully believe that I needed to go through that period of my career to appreciate where I'm at today.”
In 2021 Sydnee began making 6 figures doing lashes 5 days a week and began the journey of creating her own brand and product line. Xalura was launched in July of 2022 delivering quality products to unapologetic artists. Sydnee has also gained national recognition by receiving the Best Lash Artist United Stated 2021 from Elite Lash Global II and most recently winning the Wonka Challenge from The Lash Ritual, Lash Luva and Lash Reality. Sydnee teaches her techniques to other artists wishing to develop and perfect their craft. For further information on Sydnee and her business, please visit www.pacificbeautycove.com or www.xalura.com.
owner of the wellness factor
Robin is an entrepreneur and Certified John Maxwell speaker, trainer and coach. She has her BA in Religious Studies from Faith Seminary and has taken her expertise in hospitality, management, trainer and teacher to craft a holistic life coaching business. For over 13 years Robin has built and trained volunteer teams as the Executive Connections Director at Champions Centre.
Robin has over 20 years of experience providing her clients with customized clear systems and processes that drive individuals and teams forward toward health. She loves helping people, teams, and organizations with systems and processes that help them thrive in every area.
It is Robin's mission to "Ignite wellness and wholeness by transforming mindsets, developing disciplines, and creating new habits."
owner of kreate connections
Kevin Hernandez a.k.a. Kevin from heaven is a Christian Speaking Coach, Copywriter, and Co-founder of Kreate Connections LLC. Kevin is passionate about helping others reclaim their stories and partner with God to fulfill their God-given mission.
He has over 15 years of experience in the corporate training world and has worked as a stage agent helping others win speaking opportunities. Kevin has worked with everyone from side-hustling moms to entrepreneurs who’ve built multi-million and multi-billion dollar businesses.