©2019 by GrowGurl, LLC.

Our Board

Denise Sims

Author, Wellness Advocate & Life Coach

Daughter of the King of Kings, Wife, Mom and Great-Mom to the 3rd Power, Sister, Friend and Kingdom family model believer who thrives on world travel.


Author, Leader, Consultant with a focus to awaken individuals to the ideal that “Health is Wealth” - Spirit, Soul and Body!


Master in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Servant Leadership model. A Certified Professional Coach with WainWright Coaching. 

Rev. Dr. Stephanie Moore Hand

Vitality Strategist, Consultant, Faith Leader 

 

Vitality Strategist for the United Methodist Church, focused on revitalization, new development, leadership empowerment, social justice advocacy.

She has Fortune 500 Executive Business experience, with an affinity to assist people to live their best life now, unapologetically.

Dr. Hand is a global inspirational speaker, consultant, coach and strategist.

She is a charter member Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Dr. Hand is wife, mother of two, sister and friend. Lover of travel, music and fun.

Motto: "When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will find success" - Eric Thomas

 

Tamara Knight

Author, Spiritual Leader

As an Inspirational leader, Tamara has used her wisdom and proficient teaching to facilitate marriage workshops, mentor youth, and minister to families in the US and abroad. 

  She just completed her long awaited manuscript for her new devotional "He's Got A Habit: God's Habitual Love for His Children". 

  She has effectively hired, trained and developed supervisors to lead quality youth programming and mentorship to youth. She excels at providing hope and leadership to vulnerable children in the city of Pittsburgh, PA. 

  She holds a BS in Human Resources and is Certified to provide Marriage Enrichment to couples in need.  ​

Tamara is the First Lady of Morningstar Baptist Church in Clairton, PA where her husband is Pastor. 

  She and her husband have three adult daughters, one son-in-law and one granddaughter.

Vicky Mitchell Taylor

Small Business Owner, Event Planner, Servant Leader

As a Small Business owner, Vicky loves to serve. Many describe her as passionate, dedicated and hard-working. Whether working with her husband feeding tummies with delicious soul food or feeding souls with her elegant events and positive words of encouragement, she is always making a difference in the community.

As a Home Care Provider, Vicky strives daily to make a difference in the lives of families in need. Her clients will always find her sharing God's love and an encouraging word of HOPE.

 

Vicky is committed to providing high quality services, treating the whole person - mind, body and spirit. By her example, she has encouraged many to chose a lifestyle of wellness.

Vicky is a wife, mother, lover of music/comedy and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Nicole Gilbert

 Small Business Owner

Owner of Linnette's Gourmet Cookies.

Co-founder of the Waccawave curling iron cleaner.

She is a master of detail, is organized and has excellent communication skills.

Her interest in GrowGurl LLC is to be a mentor to young ladies. 

When asked why mentoring is important, she says, "They will be our future doctors, lawyers, CEOs, business owners and world leaders".

Nicole is a mother of 4 and Nana to 1.

Cydney Matthews

 Small Business Owner. Life Insurance Agent

Co-owner of a cleaning franchise for the past 17 years. 

   After faithfully working for 13 years with UPMC Health Plan, she left corporate America to pursue entrepreneurship full time. Within 2 months, she successfully became licensed as a life insurance agent and serves her community well. 

Married for 20 years

Mother of 4
Grandmother of 2 

Tonya Gilbert, Founder

Tonya is a Wellness Advocate who also practices as a Certified Physician Assistant.  She has practiced medicine for 25 years in specialty areas such as: Hospital Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehab, Hematology and currently works in Mental Health and Substance abuse.  

  She desires for all women to obtain wellness mentally, physically and spiritually. She, too, believes this goal can be reached through consistent health education and through forming and nurturing healthy relationships.  

She is a wife and mother of 3, loves music and advocates for healthcare equality and social justice.
Personal Statement: "They had to know I was a seed".