Caring and Connecting
Chamber Ambassadors are an informed select group of highly motivated, enthusiastic, and articulate business professionals who serve as the backbone of the Chamber’s membership and engagement programs. Ambassadors serve as liaisons between Chamber staff and the members as well as representing the Chamber at a variety of events.
MEET THE AMBASSADOR TEAM
Nearly a decade of experience and many wonderful people served, I'm blessed to work in real estate. I live in Oviedo with my teenage son and several pets, and help buyers and sellers throughout central Florida with homes, horse property, land and investments.
Prior to real estate I sold telecom and hsi to businesses for a competitor to Verizon, followed by a territory sales position with a Fortune 500 industrial supply company. In addition I was a professional horse trainer and instructor and published a print and digital magazine for central Florida equestrians.
I'm ecstatic to have found this Christian Chamber (thank you Nicole Furniss-Party for a Purpose Events!) and look forward to meeting everyone, making new friends and being of service at every opportunity possible.
I am a believer in Christ who has spent the past 6 years within the Chaplain Corps within the Army. I am married and have four kids (two boys and two girls). I now Launch, Network, and Consult new and existing nonprofits to help their success in raising funding, proper targeting, and spreading awareness. I have obtained 22 certificates regarding nonprofits to ensure that I provide the highest quality of information. My wife and I are also starting a marriage ministry this upcoming year to be able to bring truths to every marriage within Central Florida.
I have worked in some type of educational facility most of my life - From Pre-School to College. I currently serve in the role of Admissions Counselor where I am privileged to assist others in fulfilling their dreams and their goals of higher education to advance their careers. I began my journey at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Orlando in 2014, when I walked through the doors to become a student and finish my bachelor's degree. It was a 25 year process and I succeeded in 2017. I began working for PBA in 2018 and then continued to pursue my Master's degree. I completed that degree during lock down in the pandemic.
I now have the privilege of assisting others in fulfilling their passions and dreams as the Admissions Counselor at Palm Beach Atlantic University ~ Orlando.
My name is Deron Lacy, and I am a residential loan officer with Academy Mortgage. I have been a trusted financial advisor & lender for over 30+ years in Central Florida. Moving to Orlando in 1965, I have seen the incredible growth that has happened to all of the surrounding communities and cities throughout Florida since then. Throughout my years in the financial industry, I have served on several boards and have been involved in the Greater Seminole County Chamber of Commerce, the Apopka Chamber of Commerce & the East Orlando Chamber of Commerce. It is now my honor to be a member of the Central Florida Christian Chamber of Commerce and I welcome the opportunity to grow and serve with them as well.
As a residential lender, I recognize that purchasing a home is the biggest business transaction that most people will go thru in their lives and they will go thru this a few times and some even once. And the stresses that come along with it outside of just the lending, all the relationships involved - the agents, the sellers, having to make the moves, new school systems, families and kids - everything about it can be overwhelming. I enjoy being a part of it and maybe pull everybody back and help calm them down and walk them through how to manage the stress and enjoy this. I enjoy the face to face, the personal aspect of it and I believe that I can make the process relatively simple that can turn very difficult for many buyers and make it as easy as possible. It's a phone call or send me a text or email, we can handle your application over the phone if you like. If you're more comfortable on your own time completing the loan application, our process is as simple as it gets - extremely user friendly and once you are done completing it, I will be notified automatically and will jump right into your application and you will have my feedback within minutes, as quickly as I can give you my personal opinion, and them we can move forward if you feel comfortable.
I look forward to serving you and your family with your new home purchase and or refinance.
Aimee Lloyd MBA
I am one of the few Native Floridians who was born and raised in Winter Park, Florida, and have continued to reside here for 43 years. Loving the small-town feel of beautiful Winter Park and the amazing opportunities in Central Florida, I decided to raise my own family here, including three sons, who are 11, 8, and 2 years old. I graduated from Rollins College with an undergraduate degree in Sociology and Psychology in 1999 and earned my MBA in Marketing and Management from Crummer Graduate School of Business in 2001. I met the love of my life, Robby, when I was 8 years old at Sunday School, and after almost 30 years of friendship we got married in 2017.
I utilized my marketing degree and expertise by partnering with local Financial Planners and Attorneys to identify their ideal clients while building their referral network. For over 20 years, I’ve helped business leaders run their companies in a more profitable manner by creating strategic branding and marketing initiatives. I started my own company, The Aimee Advantage, in 2019 with the goal of optimizing my time with my family while continuing my relationship-building skills by acting as a consultant to business owners, who need marketing guidance but don’t have the budget or ability to hire a full-time in-house Marketing Director. Running my own company allows me the freedom to partner with a select group of elite clients whose values and goals align with mine. I am passionate about promoting businesses who care deeply about their clients and provide excellent service without only focusing on financial gain but improving our community and their clients’ quality of life.
In my spare time, I volunteer with The Finley Project, whose mission is to help grieving mothers who have lost infants by providing a 7-part holistic healing program. After my daughter, Kaitlyn, passed away in October of 2012, I wanted to cherish her memory by giving back to an organization who helped moms by providing funeral preparation, grocery shopping, house cleaning, and most importantly mental health counseling directly following the most traumatic type of loss. I am blessed to sit on the Board of Directors for this nonprofit and work with Noelle Moore, Founder of The Finley Project, to create awareness about infant loss while raising community support. We are always looking for donations of time, talent, and treasure. It costs approximately $1,500 to support one mother and provide all our services to her over a 6-month timeframe. We are in desperate need, more than ever, for all types of support. We don’t want to ever turn a mom away when she is experiencing the most unimaginable type of grief. For more information on how to help support our organization go to www.thefinleyproject.org.
Jacquelyn Lynn is an inspirational author, ghostwriter, and self-publishing consultant.
Her more than 45 books include Finding Joy in the Morning: You can make it through the night (companion books: Finding Joy Journal, Finding Joy Adult Coloring Book, and Intentional Joy Study Guide); Words to Work By: 31 devotions for the workplace based on the book of Proverbs; Seven Day Anger Free Challenge: Be the Peace; and Choices, the first novel in the Joyful Cup Story Series.
As a ghostwriter, Jacquelyn helps her clients get their message in writing in books, blogs, articles, and other formats in a clear, appealing way that readers will appreciate.
As a self-publishing consultant, Jacquelyn helps her clients navigate the complex world of self-publishing to get their books on the market on schedule and within budget.
Jacquelyn is also the author of The Simple Facts About Self-Publishing: What indie publishers need to know to produce a great book and How to Avoid Being Ripped Off by a Publisher. Jacquelyn partners with her husband, photographer/videographer Jerry Clement, to provide complete book production for clients. Together they created two Christian coloring books for adults, Christian Meditations and Faith Words. They also created the Conversations series and the My Book About series.
I have always had a passion for being of service to others, which included my past leadership roles and volunteering and teaching players/coaches the game of baseball. I enjoy making sure that my clients feel valued and we work together to achieve our goals. It is important to me that all parties feel this partnership and we act in the best interest of our clients. Before beginning my career with Edward Jones, I enjoyed being a client for several years. The service and individual attention I received made me want to become a part of this great organization.
As an Edward Jones financial advisor, I have an opportunity to be a key resource in helping you. I utilize a proven five step process to understand what goals you’re working toward before you invest your money. It's important to understand you as a person first, what is most important to you and the level of risk you're comfortable accepting when investing. Together, we take the necessary steps to help reach your long-term goals and celebrate our successes together.
Life comes with change; career, job, retirement, living in retirement and other life events create this change. I assist clients in navigating through the cycles of life without losing focus on your priorities. As a former professional athlete, I will take that competitive mindset of winning and performing at my best throughout our partnership.
My branch team and I focus on providing tailored solutions for families and small businesses to help achieve their life goals financially. I am honored and appreciative of you involving me in your financial strategy. I value your trust and I will work with the urgency and concern for what's important to you, as I do for that of my own family. I am also a father and an example to my daughters. My wife and I love calling Central Florida “home,” and it is a privilege to serve in our community.
Krystal Parker is a former executive for a Fortune 200 publicly traded oil and gas company. She has over 25 years of experience in organizational management, leading hundreds of union & non-union employees to provide J.D. Powers, award-winning customer service to more than 2.1 million customers across the U.S...Read More
With nearly 20 years in HR, nine of those in business ownership, Dawn understands the pressures of entrepreneurship. She began her professional career after graduating from UCF with her business degree in 2004. Since then, she has supported hundreds of companies in Central Florida with their hiring and firing needs either as a corporate recruiter, staffing company, or consultant. It was during those years in staffing that the concept of Sipley The Best was born. Instead of the agency experience where they simply do the grunt work for you, STB targets companies that truly care about the culture of the company, dedicated to attracting diverse but like-minded talent, and while choosing to value the team they already have in place. Dawn also has a passion for public speaking and educating both job seekers and employers about best practices in the world of HR.
Dawn is also married to Jason Sipley, her high school prom date living in Sanford with their two children Tawn and Bray. Both Dawn and Jason have deep roots in Sanford and Central Florida. Dawn's great great grandfather, Henry S. Chubb, was 2nd mayor of Winter Park while Jason's grandfather Hugh Carlton was the Principal for Sanford Middle for over a decade.
As a family, Team Sipley enjoys the outdoors through paddle boarding, kayaking, camping, fishing, hunting, oystering, scalloping, foraging, and minimalist hiking. They are also members of Action Church in Sanford, where each of them serve. Dawn also serves the Central Florida Christian Chamber of Commerce as the Ambassador Co-Chair and as a Board of Directors for Act to Act. Through these 3 organizations and a fair amount of speaking events, Dawn is able to serve her community nearly 500 hours annually, while still running a successful HR Firm.