Our creative and consulting work is powered by Detroit’s very own working moms. When it comes to your brand and the creative solutions that bring it to life, you want the team behind it to approach your project with excellent task management, a commitment to quality, out-of-the-box thinking, empathy, and the ability to communicate and understand nuances.
The team to do that is the same group of people we call on to end school violence or lead the push against drunk driving, a team that can enter any room and list 25 choking hazards in 30 seconds, a team that spends off-work hours seeing the world through very little people’s eyes and through that experience that can bring a vastly different perspective to any problem in the office.
After all, who better to show you how to engage your human capital than a team of people molding it every day?
With an honors English degree from the University of Michigan, Carmen holds over ten years of experience at the intersection of human resources and marketing management. She has managed creative teams from as far north as the middle of the Huron National Forest and as far east as New York. An award-winning writer, she regularly contributes to national publications on marketing, career development, employee retention, and parenting. Her passion for supporting fellow Detroit mothers began in college, where she worked to improve pregnant and parenting students' access to education and opportunities. Outside of Belle Detroit, she helps lead an ecumenical prayer group in the city and serves as the co-marketing lead of Ellevate Network’s Detroit chapter. She loves excellent writing, fair trade products, and macarons and lives in Detroit with her husband and children.
A Detroit native, home again after 14 years on the East Coast, LaVon is a skilled operations strategist and partnership manager. Her work has focused on scaling nonprofit initiatives while navigating the public-private funding space. Her success has come from her ability to work cross-functionally in planning and executing complex project plans in high stakes environments. Apart from her work with Belle Detroit, she consults in the area of bid proposal creation for local small businesses, leveraging her expertise to assit them in securing contracts for large-scale projects and mapping out business plans aimed at growth. She holds a Bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and a graduate degree from Columbia University, Teachers College from the Department of Education Policy & Social Analysis. She is also a certified teacher. She resides in Detroit with her husband and two daughters and enjoys trying new recipes.
A graduate of the University of Michigan - Dearborn's Children and Family Studies Program, Bianca has over seven years of experience serving inner-city children and families in various non-profit settings. Outside of Belle Detroit, she serves as the Program Director of an arts based after-school program and summer day camp program located on the West Side of Detroit. Bianca was born, raised, and is currently residing in Detroit. In her free time, she enjoys reading, photography, and slowly drinking a nice cup of coffee.
A graduate of the Wharton School with a Bachelor's of Science in Economics and concentrations in Operations Management and Finance, Victor brings financial acumen and analytical insight to Belle Detroit. He has spent the past eight years on the East Coast, first at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by a credit research analyst for Prudential Financial in Newark and a Master’s student in Data Science at Columbia University. He currently resides in Philadelphia, where he works as an analyst at Vanguard. His interests include tennis, hockey, and running.
Interested in working for Belle Detroit? We’re seeking instructors for our fall cohort.
Belle Detroit designers are creative and highly skilled team players that are passionate about advancing economic opportunities in Detroit. They play a significant role in forging Belle Detroit’s creative strategy and are responsible for teaching creative skills, developing Belle Detroit’s curriculum and programming, creating internal assets, and overseeing the creation of external assets.
If our mission excites you and you believe this role is a good fit, we welcome you to fill out an application below. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.