Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in Atlanta?
Victoria: I was born and raised in Huntington, New York on the North Shore of Long Island and attended Southern Connecticut University in Connecticut. Where I remained until November of 2019 when both my husband and I were offered the opportunity to relocate to the North Metro Atlanta area for work.
Child(ren) and Age(s)?
Victoria: Amira my oldest daughter is 12, Analla is 11 (Irish twins) and the boss Princeton is 3!
One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
Victoria: Probably that I’m always cool calm and collected but really on the inside I am totally like I can’t believe I am doing this or that! I am known for taking risks especially in business and being fearless but really the entire time I am thinking to myself “I can’t believe I am doing this!”
Favorite local things to do in Atlanta?
Victoria: We love to explore this city! The foodie scene in Atlanta is amazing and we love finding new spots to try. There are so many incredible restaurants, most of which are kid-friendly, might I add! We also really enjoy all the museums and arts which have been so much fun to expose our kids to. If you haven’t checked out the High Museum or The World of Coca Cola, they’re a must!
Funniest shortcut/routine for helping you through parenthood?
Victoria: Dancing! I can literally just breakout dancing with my son Princeton and he will forget what he was asking for or to do and start dancing as well.
Also, one thing I have learned over the years is that while we try to be supermom and be everything for everyone in our family we have to take time to refill our own cups. Exhaustion and Stress over long periods of time are detrimental to your body and your mental health. Do not feel sorry for taking a day off or doing something that makes you happy, self care is extremely important1
Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world? Please share!
Victoria: I’m the Director of Talent Acquisitions for the Black Freelancers and Virtual Assistants network which connects minority service-based businesses with small to mid-sized businesses for freelance work. I am also the founder of Stanton Business Solutions a company that offers outsourced operations including Bookkeeping, Project Management, Tax Preparation, and Administration for entrepreneurs. In my “free time” I am a SCORE Mentor, Cheerleading Coach, and devoted mother and wife.
How has this community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now? (Ps this means like the North Metro Atlanta neighborhood community).
Victoria: Since moving to the South I have seen southern hospitality first hand. I have connected with so many women from all different walks of life who all have the same goals, balancing work and family, eating clean, and self-care. Moms in the Atlanta area not just in the North metro section take pride in their accomplishments both professionally and at home. My only regret is that I did not move here sooner!!