Hey there, I´m Lauren Lomsdale

I’VE WORKED WITH HUNDREDS OF SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS IN THEIR QUEST FOR FREEDOM IN THEIR BUSINESS SO THEY CAN LIVE THEIR LIVES. 

I have been in the digital media space for over 10 years. I have worked as a freelance writer, editor, photographer, video editor, and web designer. My portfolio includes work with Military Spouse Magazine, Military Families Magazine, Homefront United, United Through Reading, Pink Fortitude, Daily Mom, and Daily Mom Military. 

 Aura Digital Consulting has continued to grow since it’s inception in 2021, and we have served clients all over the world for their branding, website, email marketing, social media, and digital media design needs. 

I am a military spouse who is currently living in Okinawa, Japan with my Marine Corps husband and three daughters. I am an avid fitness lover and coffee lover. You can often find me sitting on my front porch swing with an iced coffee in hand and my laptop in my lap. 

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CURRENT AND PREVIOUS CLIENTS

Fun things you probably don’t know about me…

I´M A MILITARY SPOUSE

My husband is active duty Marine Corps and I’m committed to helping other military spouses find valuable, remote careers. 

I LOVE ANIMALS

I am a dog trainer in my off-time, and my husband and I dream of opening a hobby farm when he retires. 

OUR ENTIRE TEAM IS MADE UP OF MILITARY SPOUSES

All of our Virtual Marketing Assistants and graphic designers are all military spouses from different branches living all around the world. 

I AM THE CHAIR OF WEB AND IT FOR A MILITARY SPOUSE NON-PROFIT.

I love health and wellness, and InDependent is a military spouse and veteran run non-profit focusing on health and wellness. I have been their Web and IT chair since March 2023.

10

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN THE DIGITAL MEDIA SPACE 

ALL

MILITARY SPOUSE TEAM AND GRAPHIC DESIGNERS

20+ 

WEBSITES AND DIGITAL COURSES LAUNCHED FOR CLIENTS

50+

CLIENTS HELPED OVER THE PAST DECADE

THE TEAM

COME MEET THE DREAM TEAM

Kayla Martinez

Kayla Martinez

Lead Virtual Marketing Assistant, Graphic Designer

Hi, I’m Kayla! U.K. Native living in Utah, Air Force wife of 5 years, Graphic Designer and dog Mom. I found my calling for Graphic Design during my Bachelors in Fashion Journalism, where I became obsessed with creating beautiful magazine layouts. This passion led me to achieving an Master’s in Graphic Design & Typography, as well as working in many different areas of design, including web design, branding, social media design & management, photography, and video editing. In my free time you’ll find me in the gym, in the kitchen or attempting some kind of sport. 

Chelsie Mehok

Chelsie Mehok

Social Media Team Lead

I’m your go to gal for all your social media needs. With over 5 years in this industry, I specialize in building your online brand by creating engaging content that keeps up with the trends.

I’m a Navy wife and mom of 6 currently living in Charlotte, NC. I love cooking, watching my kiddos play sports and a really good cup of coffee!

Alyssa Hill

Alyssa Hill

Virtual Marketing Assistant

Alyssa Hill is a former 4-year collegiate athlete, competing in cross-country and track and field on Nationally Ranked teams. As a proud military spouse for more than 6 years, she is also a dedicated mother of three beautiful children: Charlie (3), Hudson (2), and Addison (1). With her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science bolstered by experiences ranging from medical sales to real estate to customer service, business development, and social media management; Alyssa has found success – not only helping businesses grow but doing it with passion as well! Balance being key, when not working she enjoys spending time with her family, running, and traveling. 

Sara Harang-Brown

Sara Harang-Brown

Lead Virtual Marketing Assistant, Copywriter

My name is Sara! I am a military spouse with three children. I love running, being on the water, and hiking. I have dabbled in writing, editing, UX, design, and event planning. I make a point to get involved within my local community everywhere we have been given the opportunity to live, from the East and West Coast, as well as Hawai’i.

Valerie McCarley

Valerie McCarley

Virtual Marketing Assistant

Valerie, a dog mom and military spouse, is a creative who enjoys blogging, editing, and content development. Whether living on the East Coast, West Coast, Hawaii, or anywhere in between, Valerie has embraced the opportunities at each duty station in her husband’s 19-year (so far!) career in the Marines. With her background in higher education and experience in both print and digital media, she is thrilled to bring her love of learning and personal growth to her projects. Let’s start creating together!

Christine Richter

Christine Richter

Graphic Designer

Christine has more than 20 years experience in all aspects of graphic design including apparel, catalogs, package design and much more.  She has worked with companies from all over the world and understands different clients have different needs.  She is a military spouse for over 15 years living back in America with her Air Force husband and two boys. 

Patricia Nymbal

Patricia Nymbal

Virtual Marketing Assistant

Hey there, I’m Patricia, and I’m all about savoring life’s little joys. Whether I’m giggling at comedies, redecorating my home, baking delicious treats, or diving into captivating books, I find happiness in the simple pleasures.

With a knack for design and a love for all things visually captivating, I bring a fresh perspective to the digital world. While my background includes years as a paralegal and a decade in the Maritime Industry as an Executive Assistant and chief of staff, it’s my passion for graphic design that truly fuels me.

Fun fact about me: I speak 5 languages and I can’t stand the smell of mint!

Originally from Cameroon, I’ve had the opportunity to live in various places like Senegal, Amsterdam, Massachusetts, South Florida, and Bahrain before settling in Japan.

As a proud mom of four, finding the right balance between work and family is my daily adventure. I treasure quality time with my loved ones just as much as I thrive on the fulfillment of my career. Virtual assistance has given me the flexibility to prioritize my family while pursuing my professional goals. Life’s a beautiful journey, and I’m grateful for every step of it.

Brittany Ray

Brittany Ray

Virtual Marketing Assistant

Hey there! I’m Brittany Ray, your friendly MilSpouse Virtual Assistant. I have honed my skills with insights from Lauren Lomsdale’s Web Design and Digital Media Design & Marketing Masterclass and I am currently leveling up my skills in a Google Certification course in Digital Marketing & E-Commerce through Coursera.

 

What sets me apart? Well, adaptability is pretty much my middle name! As a Navy Reserve Veteran and an Active Duty Navy Spouse, I have mastered the art of rolling with the punches and adapting to any situation. Plus, I’m a proud dog mom to two adorable fur babies, Buddy & Coco, who love to offer their “expert” opinions on my tasks.

 

When I am not busy assisting, you’ll find me lost in creative projects. Whether it is crafting, crocheting, or designing unique invitations and custom clothing, I bring a creative flair to everything I do.

 

I am here to help passionate business owners free up their time so they can focus on what truly matters. I look forward to teaming up with our clients to elevate their business together!

Lindsay Knowles

Lindsay Knowles

Virtual Marketing Assistant

Lindsey graduated from Texas A&M with her sights on being a Kindergarten teacher. Instead, she married a Marine and has spent 20 years adventuring through PCSing, deployments, and work ups. She has homeschooled for 15 years, and volunteers extensively to support local military families. With an empty nest on the horizon, Lindsey has leaned into creative marketing and virtual assistance in her new stage of life.

WE KNOW HOW IMPORTANT YOUR ONLINE BRAND IS TO YOU.

We create a brand design and identity that speaks to your ideal clients. 

MY STORY

Where it all began and how it´s going now

2015: Learning by experience

In 2015, I joined the team at Daily Mom. It is with Elena Ollick, the owner of Daily Mom, with whom I learned the bulk of my skills in freelance writing, photography, web design, email marketing, and social media mangaement. 

2020: Professional Editing

In mid-2020, I was hired as the digital editor for a large military family publication. Toxic leadership made me realize that working for someone else was not what I wanted, and I felt my creative expertise was not being fully utilized. 

2011: My first daughter was born, and I stopped working.

I have my Masters in Education, but when my first daughter was born, I decided to stop working. This is when I started to look into the online and remote world for opportunities to work from home. At the time, there wasn’t much available for military spouses like me. 

2017: Launched my first website

In 2017 I launched my first publication, Daily Mom Military, a sister site of Daily Mom. This was my first experience in hiring military spouses as writers, and I was hooked! I knew I wanted to provide military spouses with valuabl careers from here on out. 

2022: Launched Aura Digital

In 2022, after freelancing with several publications and companies, I started Aura Digital Consulting. In just a year’s time, we have grown to a boutique agency with over 10 employees.

WHAT CAN OFFER YOU

Dive in to the goods

WEB DESIGN

Ready to bring your business online? Let’s chat.

BRANDING

Let’s create a cohesive branding package. 

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MARKETING

Digital marketing consulting or virtual services available. 

LET’S GIVE YOU THE FREEDOM TO LIVE YOUR LIFE WITHOUT WORRYING ABOUT YOUR BEHIND THE BUSINESS STRUCTURE

LET’S WORK TOGETHER TO BRING YOUR BRAND TO THE PEOPLE