Meet Erika Helwig!


Erika Helwig graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education, majoring  in social studies & minoring in math.  After teaching long-term sub jobs for over 2 years, she decided to leave the teaching profession & move on to her other passion…business. 

In 2013, she started an at-home business, Helwig’s Sweets, selling custom cakes & other gourmet desserts. She quickly found she had a knack for creating recipes during her study of baking science, and an extreme love for creating. 

A few years into working at home, Erika realized there was a severe lack of resources & support for women entrepreneurs, so she did what any leader would do…she founded her own group. Girlboss: Women Entrepreneurs was inspired by Sophia Amoruso’s book, #GIRLBOSS. Founded in 2016, Girlboss’ main focus is support for business women. Girlboss has two chapters & is celebrating it’s 5 year anniversary, September 2021.

Erika is currently co-owner of The Bakehouse in Shelby Township, a bakery & learning center, established in 2018, where she is head baker & teacher.

Erika Helwig
The Bakehouse

Meet Janelle Azar!

Janelle Azar is the founder and owner of A Meaningful Space LLC, a professional organizing company.  Her company specializes in residential and small business organizing services that are tailored to each client’s home, routine, and lifestyle.

Organizing can be needed for a variety of reasons including downsizing, moving, general home disorganization, preparing for a remodel, and more!  Whether it’s a pantry, a kitchen, paper filing/management, or a garage, A Meaningful Space helps declutter and organize all of your spaces.

Janelle understands how clutter can affect your life and well-being emotionally, financially, and physically.  She believes that a home should be a place where you find comfort and relaxation. A place where you can focus on your family, and not all of your things.

Janelle has been passionate about organizing throughout her entire life and has spent many years organizing for friends and family before deciding to turn her passion into her profession.  She brings with her several years of customer service experience from her previous career in retail management.  Her drive for helping others along with the ability to pivot and adapt to a situation, and to find unconventional solutions to organizing make her unique in her field.

Janelle is an active member of NAPO (The National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals), a referral partner for Simply B Organized, and a member of the Inspired Organizer network.

When she isn’t organizing or watching reruns of Hoarders, you can find Janelle relaxing with her family and snuggling with her kitties.  She also enjoys Michigan summers by golfing with her husband, kayaking, biking, and visiting as many wineries as possible.

A Meaningful Space LLC
Janelle Azar
(586) 342-1280
Professional Organizing Service

Meet Rebecca Wilson!

Rebecca Wilson brings a high level of determination to the practice of law and the trademark and copyright matters she handles for her clients.

While pursuing her undergraduate, MBA, and Juris Doctor degrees, Becky worked full-time for a Tier 1 automotive supplier in manufacturing (yes, she worked on the line), front office, and other roles – a testament to her personal and professional drive. While attending law school, she served as a liaison with The Dobrusin Law Firm, which continues to represent the company as a client. Becky not only gained insight into various aspects of the supplier operations, but also learned firsthand the extent to which an organization must protecting its ideas, brands, and other intellectual property assets.

Becky’s awareness and appreciation of a business’s needs and goals are what helps her to better understand and serve her clients today.  She is committed to helping them succeed and is determined to help them every step of the way.

Becky devotes her practice to copyright protection and the prosecution of trademarks from inception to registration. Litigation is often a costly and time-consuming endeavor – sometimes unnecessarily – so she seeks to settle potential issues for her clients prior to that point, though she is prepared to aggressively pursue clients’ right in the courtroom if an agreement cannot be reached.

Additionally, Becky counsels clients regarding new business branding, and is open and honest every step of the way. It’s her job to understand the effort that goes into creating a brand, and she’s determined to work with her clients to protect their investment.

Bar Admissions
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Juris Doctor, 2005
University of Detroit Mercy
Master of Business Administration, 2002
Detroit College of Business
Bachelor of Business Management, 2001

Honors and Awards
Lawyers of Distinction, 2017 – Present
Michigan Top Lawyers, 2015 – Present
Professional Associations and Memberships
Women’s Bar Association, Member

Pro Bono Activities
Jingle Bell Run & Walk for Arthritis, Planning Committee


The Dobrusin Law Firm, PC
29 W. Lawrence Street
Pontiac, Michigan 48342
Ph: 248-292-2920
Fax: 248-292-2910

Meet Cathy Saputo!

Cathy Saputo, MA, LPC, NCC, CST

Cathy is the owner of Saputo Counseling Services LLC in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Cathy is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Sex Therapist, and National Certified Counselor. In her practice, she provides psychotherapy to individuals and couples ages 13 and up. Specialty areas include anxiety, couples and relationships, caregiver stress, depression, grief and loss, LGBTQ issues, life transitions, sexual health, and trauma.

Cathy completed a 165-hour certificate program at the University of Michigan in Sexual Health and attends ongoing training to support her clients in this area. She is one of only 45 Certified Sex Therapists in Michigan and the only one active in Macomb County. She believes sexual health is an essential part of whole health and that everyone has a right to a consensual and pleasurable sex life with themselves and their partners.

Prior to opening her own practice, she worked in various counseling settings including an Employee Assistance Program, a large health care system, and clinic settings. She has facilitated groups in the areas of weight management, career transition, professional identity development, life skills, substance abuse prevention, and anger management.

Cathy earned a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Oakland University in 2012. Additionally, she holds a Certificate in Complementary Medicine and Wellness. Her undergraduate degree in Telecommunication and Psychology is from Michigan State University and she earned an MBA from Pepperdine University.

Before becoming a Counselor, Cathy held management positions in the telecommunications field where she provided voice, data, and video technology solutions in corporate settings. Her last position was with Viacom/MTV Networks in Santa Monica, CA. She moved from that field into mental health because she wanted to utilize her relationship building and problem-solving skills on a more personal level.

Cathy loves the sunshine, the beach, and golfing with her spouse.

Contact Cathy Saputo, MA, LPC, NCC at:

Meet Veronica Lopiccolo!

Veronica is the Owner & Executive Director of All Things Possible Wellness Center. ATPWC has three locations in Macomb County – Clinton Township, Sterling Heights, & Saint Clair Shores. She is a nationally board certified (NCC) Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Psychometrician. Veronica earned a Post-Masters Mental Health Counseling Specialization Certificate, a Master’s degree in Counseling, and a Bachelor’s degree Magna Cum Laude in Psychology all from Oakland University. In 2017 Veronica was nominated for, and awarded, Outstanding Practitioner Award from Chi Sigma Iota Academic & Professional Counseling Honor Society.

Veronica has worked in an assortment of roles in mental health practices over the last 15 years. She actively engages in counseling/psychotherapy with those she feels blessed to serve. Veronica administers psychological and psycho-educational testing as well. Veronica is also an internship and LLPC license supervisor.

In addition to her work as a licensed clinician and counselor advocate Veronica has been on the front line helping human sex-trafficking victims to feel loved and safe to foster rescues on the streets of Detroit since 2014. She has been honored to experience joy and hope with sex-trafficking victims by being a part of the process of helping them to be no longer enslaved and set free. Her passion for serving others in Metro Detroit, both professionally and personally, is contagious.

Veronica enjoys attending continuing education conferences/workshops and professional speaking/guest lecturing. She also enjoys spending time with family, game nights, traveling, yoga, bicycling, kayaking, and reading.

Professional affiliations for Veronica include: Golden Key International Honor Society, Member ; Psi Chi International Honor Society, Member; Theta Chapter Chi Sigma Iota Academic & Professional Counseling Honor Society, Member & Past Fundraising Committee Chair; American Psychological Association, Member; American Counseling Association, Member; Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association, Member; and Michigan Counseling Association, Member & Past Professional Development Committee Chair.

Meet Lynne Fiscelli!

Call me “driven”. When there is a challenge to be accomplished, I’m your woman. And when that challenge is finding the perfect home for you—not just something that will do, but your dream home, the one where you picture your life, your children, your oasis of peace and relaxation, or that spot for your most efficient home office—well, I’m not just your right hand woman, I’m the agent who won’t rest until I find it.

And if you’re selling? I am up to the challenge! I am passionate about serving my clients to the highest degree, and my 24 years of sales and marketing experience has equipped me to be get the job done. I can find, display, and accentuate all the things about your home that give it the added appeal, and value you want to show your ideal buyer! Then I will market it in all the right places, to all the right people, so we can sell it quickly and for top dollar. And my 100% Closing Rate, is proof what I stated is true.

I have a lifetime of experience in sales and customer service, always giving my customers and clients my services in full honesty and integrity. I don’t believe there is any other way to build a business. I treat my customers like family, and always give them my very best.

I chose to work with ReMax Suburban, for exactly that reason. Their reputation of integrity, and as a top selling agency in Metro Detroit means that their values, goals and reputation are a perfect match to mine.

Prior to becoming an full time Real Estate agent, my husband and I started a local window cleaning company back in 1994, Pane View Window Cleaning. Today we have over 3000 customers, and have developed management so that it can be run without me.

I have served on the Board Of Directors with the International Window Cleaning Association, and I have been the Chair of a Sterling Heights Regional Chamber Of Commerce BRAG group. I currently Chair a chamber sponsored Women Business Owners Group.

As you can see, the communities in which we live, are very important to me.

As I believe passionately in empowering others, In 2001, I started a business with Mary Kay Cosmetics. I quickly climbed the ladder of success, earning my first car of four, in just 11 months, and becoming a leader in the company 2 short months later. I held the status of top 2% in the company for 10 years. I enjoyed working for myself, and uplifting my team into their own success.

Currently, I volunteer to educate others about domestic violence, by sharing my personal story of abuse and recovery on the Survivor Speaker Bureau with Turning Point, Macomb, a shelter for survivors of domestic violence.

I bring this same passion to uplift my community in my position as an agent in real estate. I am committed to further serving my community by partnering with my clients in the utmost dedication, caring, respect, honesty, and integrity.

I look forward to helping you find the perfect house, where you can build your life, your passion, and most importantly, your warm and welcoming home.

I’ve been from pain to Pane View, from loss to leadership, and now from makeup to mansions, and I have the experience you need to find your perfect fit, your perfect home or your perfect buyer!

I’m Lynne Fiscelli, your Real Estate Agent. I never quit, and I am here to help!

You can contact Lynne at lynnefiscelli.remax@gmail.com.

Write credit:  Cheri Caddick

Meet Laurie Moro!

Laurie Moro is a Licensed and Certified Athletic Trainer, who has been providing personal training services since 2001.  She owns Uplyft Fitness LLC based in Macomb, MI, which offers online personal training services.  “Consider me your fitness concierge!”  Laurie says.  Online coaching is the most effective and affordable way for Laurie to offer her services.  Laurie uses phone calls, video calls, and a personalized app for communication.

“The app includes workouts specifically designed for you, including instructional video and shorter demo videos.  As needed, I will send my clients a personal video to assure they have a clear understanding of what I am asking.  I use this app to help my clients form healthy habits by sending their check-ins and reminders.”  Laurie explains.

Working online means there are no restrictions on time, schedules don’t have to mesh, and clients are not “fighting” to get into popular time slots.  Laurie tells us, “I find that I actually have more frequent communication with online clients than I do with my in-person clients.  I can give you precisely what you need, when you need it.  I’m here for you when you need me, and you can trust that I have nothing but your health and fitness as my goals.  Isn’t that what you deserve?”

So what is the difference between a Certified Athletic Trainer and a Certified Personal Trainer?  She is certified in both, and also holds a specialty certification as a senior fitness specialist.  Laurie has a BS in Sports Medicine, which means she knows a lot about injuries and rehab.  It means she has worked on the sidelines for various sports and specializes in providing rehab and corrective exercise for the athlete in all of us!   Licensed athletic trainers are required to complete 75 hours of continuing ed courses every 2 years.  This continuing education is key to keeping up to date on the latest evidence based research.

Laurie spent over two years providing outpatient physical therapy services and on the side lines of high school sports before making the jump to full time personal training.  She began her personal training career at LifeTime Fitness in Shelby TWP, MI.  Laurie’s experience as an endurance athlete helped to pave the way to the Regional Metabolic Specialist position.  As a metabolic specialist, she trained other personal trainers to run and interpret V02 and RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate) testing.  She fostered and developed the Heart Rate Training culture at the Michigan LifeTime Fitness Clubs.

After 7 years working full time at LifeTime Fitness, Laurie returned to her roots in sports medicine, and she began offering physical therapy services at Total Health Systems.  As the fitness program director, Laurie was able to treat physical therapy patients, personal training clients, and also launched a group personal training program called FitRanX at three various locations.  While running the Fitness Program at Total Health Systems, Laurie continued to teach part-time at LifeTime Fitness as an aqua aerobics and cycle instructor for another 4 years.  While working at Total Health, she tipped her foot into the online personal training space.  Laurie found that both physical therapy and personal training clients really enjoyed using an app to guide them through their “homework.”

In May of 2017, Laurie stepped down as the Fitness Program Director at Total Health Systems to devout more time to building her online personal training business.  She now sees a very limited number of clients at home while working to grow her online personal training services.  Laurie doesn’t jump into all the latest trends and fads in fitness without doing her own research, and going back to what we know to be true about our physiology.

“I cater to women over 40 who may not necessary want to workout at a gym, or women that are unsure how to work with their joints that have started to ache, or women who are recovering from and preparing for surgery.”  Laurie says.  “I know my craft.  I know exercise, I know customer service, and I know relationship building.”

Online personal training packages range from $100 – $200 per 4 weeks.

More info can be found at http://www.uplyft.fitness

Meet Canetha Amour-Porter!

Canetha Amour-Porter is the owner of Amour Your Body, LLC, Author, Speaker, and Host of Journey with an Entrepremommy.

She’s many things. She’s a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, great aunt, and a friend. All these titles make who she is, but what makes her unique is that she loves people and loves helping others. That is why she became a business owner, blogger, author and speaker. She wanted to find a better solution for her family’s skin that was all natural and she did that and more. 
She wanted to help other women be inspired to either start a business or thrive in the business they are in with encouragement, so she started a vlog to encourage and support women in their journey to freedom. She also changed the model of her business to a Direct Sales company where women can become their own boss and create their own destiny.  She was born to motivate others and bring joy and positivism. Helping others is at the core of who she is and she invites you along with her on her journey! 

Meet Carrie Evatz!

Carrie Evatz owns Pure Beauty & Wellness Center located in Clinton Township, Michigan.  She is an Adult Nurse Practitioner and has been board certified through ANCC since 2013.  Carrie has earned both her bachelor’s and master’s of nursing degrees from Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan.  In 2015, Carrie completed both basic and advanced cosmetic injection training with Esthetic Skin Institute (ESI), located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Carrie specializes in cosmetic injections, including Botox, Dysport, and dermal fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane.

Newer services at Pure Body & Wellness Center include: vitamin injections as well as PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma).  PRP is considered rejuvenation medicine, is 100%  natural, and treats many ailments and concerns including:  fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and discoloration, arthritis, bursitis, soft tissue injuries, hair regeneration, and scars.

Carrie is an Advanced Aesthetic Injector.  She says, “Not only do I personally treat ALL of my patients, but I also inject myself (not an easy task to pull off). I provide a variety of non-surgical options to the community including, augmentations of the nose, chin, jaw, tear trough, cheeks and lips.  These treatments are performed in my office with minimal down time.  Even the hair restoration procedures are very little down time and are completed in about a 60 minute appointment.”

“I pride my services with one-on-one attention to each client and offer plenty of time during initial consults for answering of all questions and concerns that may arise.”

Carrie was born and raised in Southeast Michigan and resides locally in Macomb County with her husband and son.  In her free time, Carrie enjoys traveling, visiting museums and maintaining an active lifestyle.

You can find more information at www.purebeautymi.com.

Meet Moe Lietz!

Maureen (Moe) Lietz is the creator and President of Sparkle Network, a non-profit in Metro Detroit.  Moe says, “Our community/network has been created to serve 3 functions:  To be a community to connect people and ideas, To produce events & fundraisers, and To help others express themselves through the written word.”  Sparkle Network is a non-profit community of charity, business, comedy and so much more.

Their Mission:  To create awareness and a voice for charities/causes which need a louder voice by uniting charity, comedy, communities, and local businesses.  “Sparkle Network stands for compassion, charity, comedy, “underdog”, local, inspired, network, connection, love, community, grateful, awareness, hard work, determined, heart, friendship, and unity,”  Moe explains.

Moe has 20 years of business experience in multiple fields from fashion to automotive, along with some writing, editing, and fundraising.  She has a Bachelors degree in Apparel Design and Textiles from Michigan State University, with a minor in Communications and Business.  Moe’s diverse interests and education has helped broaden her considerable network and fine tune her natural ability to make a friend out of a stranger.  Her background in pageants, and recently in comedy, has helped her develop excellent networking skills and poise under pressure.  It is her passion for charity involvement that was the driving force behind the creation of Sparkle Network.  A running joke, which is actually quite true, is Moe waves her magic wand behind the scenes and makes powerful magic happen.

Sparkle Network has 4 awards that they give in the following areas:

LOVE (Cherish):  2014 recipient:  Century Club of Ambassadors
BELIEVE (Luck):  2014 recipient:  Robbin Nickerson
SPARKLE (inspire):  2014 recipient:  Rachel Scheich
TEAL HEART (person who shows what a survivor can do & become)

You can reach Moe at sparkle.network3@gmail.com and follow her on Facebook.

Meet Kim Enders!

Working in the financial services industry since 1995, Kimberly Enders is CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ with firsthand knowledge in most areas of personal finance. Ms. Enders has been a financial planner for over 24 years, having worked in the banking, insurance, and stock brokerage fields. Along with her insurance and FINRA general securities registrations, Kimberly also holds a general principal registration and meets the fiduciary standard.

Kimberly graduated from Michigan State University, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in 1995. While raising her family, she attended Northwestern University School of Professional Studies for her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Certificate in 2014. In 2018, Kimberly studied Cannon Financial Institute’s 13 Wealth Management Issues, earning her Certified Wealth Strategist™ designation. She is a Partner at Enders Wealth Management & Branch Manager of the Sterling Heights Location.

Striving to stay active in her community and her industry, Kimberly serves as a board member of the Shelby Community Foundation. She also maintains memberships with the Financial Planning Association (FPA) of Michigan and American Association of University Woman (AAUW). Kim has lived her entire life in the Metro Detroit Area, but she enjoys traveling around the world frequently with family.

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