Torin Prentice is our newest Account Administrator!
In this role, he will be assisting the Account Managers with their current accounts and developing new ones.
Torin interests include photography, dance, music and sports.
Although he was born in Michigan, Virginia is his longest residency. He recently graduated from Christopher Newport University with a B.A. in Communication Studies.
“Recruiting is not just a job but it is a passion too,” she said.
“This just reiterated that Astyra is like a family and I love that,” Ashley, our newest Astyra lady, said.
In an effort to lose those holiday pounds and promote healthy eating, Astyra’s internal staff participated in a weight loss challenge for four weeks. On the first day, we all weighed ourselves and discovered our body fat percentage. Next, we encouraged each other to visit the gym, meal prep and openly discuss our individual goals. The transparency allowed us to gauge how we were doing against others and gave us suggestions on what we could do!
Midway through the competition, we were surprised by how these new lifestyle changes were becoming a habit. Within those four weeks, our office lost a combined weight of 46 pounds with the weight loss master being Brittany. In just ONE month, she was able to lose 17 pounds.
Brittany achieved this weight loss accomplishment by sticking to a low carb diet and working out. She was able to restrain herself from indulging when we had sweet treats in the office and set an example for everyone.
We enjoyed the friendly competition and hope to stick to these lifestyle changes throughout the year!
Astyra Technical Recruiter, Victor and his lovely wife, Kathy tied the knot this month!
Vice President of Operations, Melissa and her husband, Scott, welcomed their first-born, Enzo this month. He weighed seven pounds and seven ounces at birth.
Enzo enjoys tummy time and looking around. He loves the company of his family, including Cloud the Schnauzer, but his most favorite thing of all is his pacifier!
She also brought back some of the exercises from the seminar which have already positively impacted our office environment!
Our Vice President of Operations, Melissa Silver, has been appointed to the ChildSavers Board of Directors.
Astyra has been a supporter of the organization for many years and has hosted events, including AstyraFEST, to raise donations to support ChildSavers.
ChildSavers’ mission is to address the mental health and developmental needs of children, mainly those who have experienced trauma. Martha Patteson Branch founded the nonprofit organization in 1924 in memory of one of Richmond’s first pediatricians Dr. McGuire Newton.
Melissa looks forward to helping lead ChildSavers to achieving greater success!
“I am very honored to have gone through this program and have the opportunity to meet so many wonderful Richmond leaders,” Melissa said reflecting on the experience.
On this ten-month journey, a diverse group of leaders are brought together to receive formal leadership workshops and improve upon their ability to make a lasting impact in the Greater Richmond area.
The program creates an environment for encouraging bold conversations about issues facing our region and helps to broaden perspectives among the group. Part of the program includes a group immersion project that tackles a particular regional issue. Melissa’s group researched and presented on Criminal Justice.
Vivia Lewis joined Astyra as a Recruiting Assistant earlier this year. Ms. Lewis’ role at Astyra is to source and screen for qualified candidates, edit resumes, schedule interviews and communicate with contractors regarding their assignment.
Taylor Choyce was born a California native; she made her way to the east coast in 2013 to earn her Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Business Management. Taylor has recently joined our team at Astyra as a Recruiting Assistant.
Our Operations Admin and Executive Assistant, Tianna Mosby, graduated Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Science Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) earlier this month.
“It was hard work but definitely worth it! I couldn’t have achieved this without my large support system and amazing professors,” Tianna said.
Tianna studied Mass Communications with a focus on Print, Online and Broadcast Journalism. Throughout her college years, she received many scholarships and honors based on her writing and her dedication to education. She is most proud of her recent accomplishment of getting published in the Washington Post!
Staffing Manager, Dionne Dow and her family welcomed their daughter Nina-Aubrey this month. She weighed seven pounds and four ounces and was 21 inches long.
Nina-Aubrey is constantly watching and learning when she is awake. She loves to look at ceiling fans (on or off) and coos to the sound of Roy Ayers’ and her big brother, Nico, playing his saxophone.
She goes walking with the family pet each day and has visited her Astyra family a few times!
“Each topic that was discussed talked about things that women encounter on a day-to-day basis in both our professional and personal lives” says Brittany.
Ken Ampy was recently honored with the title of “Executive of the Year” by the Robin’s School of Business at the University of Richmond. Along with the recognition, Ken was given the privilege of being the keynote speaker at the Honors Student’s Convocation on April 21st, 2017.
Click here for a distinguished list of the previous honorees.