Meet the Team

HeadshotAmanda Rose, Editor-in-Chief

Amanda is an artist, graphic designer, and writer inspired by local community and small business. Her past professional experiences include marketing, creative proposal writing and editing, and brand development and design.

Amanda has since left the corporate business world behind to pursue her own creative life through small business and creative freelance work. Aside from her work on Scoutie Girl, she is also the founder and designer of Amanda Day Rose, a boutique wedding stationery and floral design studio with an international client-base.

Amanda lives with her husband, Michael; their chocolate lab, Kip; and spunky little Jack Russell, Bridget. (Headshot courtesy of Caroline Lima.)


Rhonda DayRhonda Day, Content Manager

Rhonda is the Scoutie Girl Creative Content Manager, and a self-created writer, editor, website creator, and creative communications specialist. After pursuing and enjoying a rewarding career in corporate business, and delivering preventive healthcare programs nationally, she embarked on a new creative career to unleash pent-up words and ideas. Rhonda has authored hundreds of ebooks related to creative living, establishing an online business, social media, affiliate marketing, and many other topics. She has been featured on many websites where she shares her creativity, experiences, and business knowledge. Email Rhonda at and learn more about her on LinkedIn. You can find samples of some of her content on Richmond MomSuite 101eHow, and Examiner.


 Barbara RutherfordBarbara Rutherford

Barbara JN Rutherford is a wife, mom, technology integrator, music teacher, and choir director.  In the 3.5 minutes of free time she has daily, she reads, crotchets, and attempts to be active.  Her dream is to one day own an Alpaca farm in the Shenandoah Valley while blogging about life and its absurdities.





Danielle YeagerDanielle Yeager

Danielle Yeager is a doctor of occupational therapy which she uses to coach fabulous women who are ready to live life on their terms, and become the best version of themselves. You can find her at her website where she is the creator of high-end private coaching programs, courses, and products designed for driven, busy women who want to be happier, healthier and re-motivated about their life. With her knowledge and experience she can get you back to enjoying the journey of becoming the best version of you. She has lots of FREE resources to help you live your life to the fullest. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Elizabeth GuerreroElizabeth Guerrero

Elizabeth Guerrero is the founder of Team Thrive, a group of kick-butt entrepreneurs who are redesigning their lives through collaborative, relationship-based business. Elizabeth is realizing her own purpose through business mentoring, lifestyle blogging, and photography.
Born, raised, and rooted in rural northeast Pennsylvania, Elizabeth writes from her homestead high on a hill in a dirt-road only corner of Pennsylvania countryside. At least once a year she and her husband Tomás travel to southern Spain, where Tomás grew up and Elizabeth taught English for two years. While in Spain, they always make sure to do some country-hopping. They’ve been to 16 countries between them and try to add at least one every year!
Elizabeth is unapologetically enthusiastic about sunsets, yoga, travel, green juice, vintage handkerchiefs, her two crazy cats, her adorably handsome guinea pig, Winston, and her chubby chinchilla, Henry.  She would be super-psyched to connect with you on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram.


Fiona Bessey-BushnellFiona Bessey-Bushnell

Fiona Bessey-Bushnell is an occupational therapist and writer.  A former archaeologist, she now enjoys digging up great stories.  Fiona has traveled extensively and feels she gains an enriched perspective from behind the lens of her camera.  She has recently embraced a vision of “composing a life” through visual storytelling, reminiscing, and writing.  She has an unusual affinity for Venn diagrams and post-it notes.   Fiona lives with her husband and two young sons. She also writes for Richmond Mom and Richmond Family Magazine.


jayneJayne Ifeacho

Jayne’s a creative, writer and communicator with a background in PR, food, fashion, and visual media.
She coaches ‘stressed out’ super bright women back to an awareness of Riotous Joy; she creatively consults on eating from the inside out – Foodhearted; and she also takes on mini writing projects such as Dream Bios. Contact her @Jayneyuk and watch for changes at including a series of interviews on creative women and their food.
She loves green soup, insightful ahas, and bear hugs (not from real bears), oh and at least a million and one other things.


Stacy Wood

Stacy Wood

Stacy Wood is a working mother of 2 small children with a passion for supporting your personal Evolution … also known as the ‘Evolution of You’! Her mission is to be guided by principles found in Nature while cultivating a cohesive path between personal and professional development in order to achieve life-balance.

Stacy has a successful career in the competitive medical sales industry while also taking the time to focus on supporting the Evolution of You. She derives many of her guiding principles from her life-long work and study of horses; the “Equine Factor” is a powerful means to understanding your presence.

Stacy and her husband live in Richmond, VA with their two children, Pointer named “Izzie”, and Stacy’s horse named “Cherry” who lives right around the corner. You can find out more about Stacy on her website:


tahani al-salem

Tahani Al-Salem

Tahani Al-Salem is an artsy, independent, whirlwind of a girl, or at least that’s how her mother describes her. She is happiest at home on her couch with a good book and a cup of tea, out gallivanting through the city, or having conversations she’ll never forget with strangers who just happen to cross her path. She studied social work, and is working towards becoming a therapist, as human connection is something she really values. You can find her taking note of the little things over at cobblestonegirl.


vanessaVanessa Anstee

Vanessa Anstee empowers women to step into their power and lead a life of courage and fulfillment. As an executive and life coach, she helps her clients hone in on their purpose, stop playing small, and share their vision with the world. You can learn more about Vanessa on her website, Vanessa Anstee.

4 thoughts on “Meet the Team

  1. I am the founder of a new site designed to help creative professionals build fulfilling careers. I am working on a new project, and wanted to see if there might be a way to work together.

    Last May we organized Maker Mentors, a totally online conference for creative entrepreneurs. We had more than 200 attendees, and received nothing but positive feedback on the program. We have decided to expand our work and offer live online workshops, which can be found on

    I am currently planning our spring schedule. I love your work think it would be absolutely amazing to have you teach one of our workshops.

    We offer our instructors a 50% revenue share on all workshop sales. Our last workshop had more than 150 participants, and earned the instructor more than $6K in revenue. I think we could get a similar response for your workshop.

    Let me know if this sounds like something you might be open to and I will send more details. I would love to find a way to collaborate, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.



  2. Hello to the admins/editors of Scoutie Girl. Good day to all of you.

    I’m Eva, a marketer and blogger for

    Hoping that we can guest post collaborate.  
    We have a first run article entitled,  
    “Small Business Tips”

    I’ll send the article immediately if like to collab.
    Hoping to collaborate with you.  

    Gratitude, Melissa. All the best.   

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