The PG Pool Chamber of Commerce and Mutual Aid Society is a place where pool members can connect, get things done and maybe save some money. Below is a list of services provided by our members right here at the pool. Let’s keep it in the family and help each other out. Look it over and give one of them a call. Also, if you offer an amazing service, contact us to get yourself on the list! pgwynn32(at symbol)

Charles Steck, Photographer
Charles Steck is a Washington, DC based photographer who has been working for over 20 years producing memorable photographs of the famous and the not so famous. His subjects have ranged from politicians to artists and from CEOs to independent record label owners as well as everyone in between. Charles brings his love of people and new experiences to each shoot and he has the ability to fit seamlessly into whatever situation he finds himself. Website: Contact: 301-633-5601;

Stephen Bobb, Photographer
Stephen Bobb is a professional photographer based in Takoma Park, MD. Whether it’s a wedding, corporate/nonprofit event, family or pet portraits, Stephen brings a creative eye and a story-telling approach to capture each subject. PG Pool members get 5% off a family portrait session! Contact:; 202-329-1670 Website(s): (wedding), (family portraits), portraits), (corporate)

Elizaveta Mairesse, Personal Chef and Organizing Service
LIFE 2 ORDER I have a passion – no other word for it – for everything that has to do with food, from a seed in the garden to the holiday table, and a determination to organize my life so I can pursue those interests wholeheartedly. With LIFE 2 ORDER, I offer three main services, each of them designed to improve your life – all while having a good time. PERSONAL CHEF SERVICE, providing you and your family with healthful and delicious meals on a regular basis, as well as catering for special occasions; SPACE SOLUTIONS, making your living and work space more organized and you – more efficient; JARRING BOTANICALS – creative spice, herb and fruit mixes for making your own alcohol infusions. Fun is just as important as work. Website: Contact: 202-489-9579;

Joe Fiorill, Interpreter and Language Instructor
Experienced translator, interpreter, teacher and tutor of French and English. No job too small; in-kind payment in the form of beer in cans, or sausages for the grill, is encouraged. Contact: (202) 494-9982;

Catherine Sutherland, Knitting Guru/Instructor
I have been teaching children as young as the age of six how to knit since 2001. From 2009 until they recently closed, I taught at the Tangled Skein., and I have taught through the local PTAs. I teach a set of 4 hour and a half classes for sixty dollars per child, not including materials, (which would run about $20) and would ideally teach ten and ups under the trees at the pool during the season. Group size held ideally to 4. I am very flexible as to ages, times, etc. Contact:

Christine Clapp, Presentation and Public Speaking Coach
Spoken with Authority Christine Clapp, president of Spoken with Authority, develops the voice of experts who want to broaden their impact. She provides training programs and coaching sessions that help transform issue experts into thought leaders. Christine offers her clients strategies to manage nervousness and speak with confidence in formal and informal workplace situations, ranging from meetings and networking events to job interviews and keynote addresses. Her services also include helping clients develop a compelling personal brand and elevator speech, leverage speaking opportunities to advance professionally, craft memorable presentations, supplement with powerful visual aids and handouts, respond to questions in a concise and clear manner, facilitate panel presentations and discussions, deliver ceremonial speeches that hit the right chord, and use public speaking platforms to leave a lasting legacy. To learn more about a training program for your organization or individual coaching, please contact: Website: Contact:; 202-210-4916

Charles Greene III, Public Speaking and Presenting Skills
Charles Greene III, a presentation magician, is an international corporate spokesperson who conducts speaking and presentation skills workshops. Learn how to connect with an audience and deliver a clear and memorable message. Workshop covers the essential elements of highly effective presentations and then delves deeper to reveal the secret techniques used by professional keynote speakers. All workshops are customized to address specific presentation challenges. Participants will learn to avoid “Death by PowerPoint” and other typical presentation traps. Each session offers useful tips and strategies that can be implemented immediately. Website: YouTube video: Contact: 202-256-0178;

Cindy Morgan-Jaffe, M.Ed., NCC, Career and Money Coach
Cindy offers coaching, workshops and speaking on how our money mindset drives results at home and in business. Contact: 202-409-7441 Website:

Cynthia Way, Executive and Leadership Coach
Way To Go! Cynthia is president of Way To Go! inc–helping leaders and teams achieve breakthrough results. Cynthia is a Master Certified Coach, the highest level of credentialing one can achieve in the coaching profession. She provides executive and leadership coaching, team coaching, leadership development programs, facilitation, strategic planning, team retreats, systems thinking and customized training, including her signature offerings, Team Survival Intensive, a unique approach to teaming and Leader as Coach, providing a culture of inspiration, accountability and respect. Cynthia has provided coaching and training to hundreds of mid-level and senior executives in the public, private and nonprofit sectors over the past 13 years, including over 24 federal agencies (DoD, USDA, NIH, PBGC, etc) along with private clients such as Airbus, World Bank Group and local government and nonprofits. Cynthia has piloted several coaching programs that are now an integral part of those agencies’ leadership programs (DoD, NIH). A third party ROI study on the DoD coaching program revealed an annualized ROI of 131%. The NIH program was the recipient of 2010 Prism Award, which recognizes outstanding coaching programs that produce significant business results. Website: Contact:; 301-779-1764.

Jutta Brettschneider, GCFP/MS OTR/L, Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and Occupational Therapist
The Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education Does your back hurt? Do you have trouble focusing your attention? Have you stopped participating in activities you used to enjoy? The Feldenkrais Method teaches—through movement—how we can improve our capabilities to function in our daily lives. Whether you want to be more comfortable sitting at your computer, playing with your children and grandchildren, or performing a favorite pastime, these gentle lessons can improve your overall well being. Everyone, from athletes and artists to administrators and attorneys, can benefit from the Feldenkrais Method. You will improve the awareness of your body’s movements; explore and organize yourself more efficiently; and learn to move with joy, ease and less pain. My practice is in Mount Rainier and Brentwood/Prince Georges County/MD. I offer classes, individual session, home visits, and public workshops in the greater area. Website: Contact:; 240-328-8415

Heidi Z. Foster, Realtor
Keller Williams Realty As an agent who’s an expert in this local area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It’s not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. I appreciate the opportunity to earn your business. Fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) Team licensed in DC, Virginia and Maryland. Team has 13 years of experience in the DMV area. Website: Contact: (202) 368-9160;

Leyla Phelan, Realtor
Evers & Co. As a full-time Realtor and the mother of one very active toddler, Leyla honestly loves her work! Prior to her real estate career, Leyla owned and operated her own restaurants and catered high-end weddings at The Watergate Hotel, the Westin Hotels and Resorts in Hawaii and Palm Springs. Her background in 5-star service gives her an edge over other agents. She is SOLUTION DRIVEN and a true believer in customer service. Leyla listens to what her clients want and does everything she can to get it for them. Leyla is committed to working personally with her Buyers to ensure open and clear communication, allowing for a seamless transaction. Her clients have affirmed her hands-on approach with “thank you” letters after we have closed escrow. Contact: 202-415-3845; Website:

Shemaya Klar, Realtor
Prudential PenFed Realty Abbott Klar Real Estate Group Houses. We sell them! A longtime DC resident and Realtor, Shemaya knows every nook, cranny, neighborhood, alley, and traffic circle of the DC area. Shemaya has been the Realtor of choice for hundreds of individuals and families across the area since 2002. More than closing a sale, he loves the adrenaline rush of helping a client improve their financial picture, whether it means buying a property with him, or just as important, knowing when to pass on an opportunity. Shemaya is certified as an Associate Broker, and GRI with Prudential PenFed Realty. He lives in the beautiful Brookland neighborhood of DC with his wife, two daughters, and shaggy dog. Contact: 202-255-3891; Website:

Julia Moran Morton, Real Estate Development Consultant
CHOICE Real Estate Development Services: Over two decades of real estate development professional experience ranging from luxury hi-rise multi-family residential in the city to condos in the Caribbean to multi-family affordable housing and community development initiatives; housing for people with disabilities; campus planning; single family renovations and small and large commercial build-outs. CHOICE Development offers full spectrum real estate development consulting from programming, site selection, feasibility including zoning and financial proforma analysis; and full service turn-key management of the development and construction process. Clients include Non-profits; Community Development initiatives; Intentional and Co-housing communities; Corporate Owners; Individuals and Families. Contact: 240-477-2964;

Peter Gwynn, Mortgage Lender
HomeBridge Financial Services Comprehensive, friendly, customer-focused lending services for primary residence, second home, investment property and cash-out/no cash-out refinance transactions. Simple or complicated, I’ll take the pain out of the process, get it done right, and on time. (If you’re still sitting on a 30-year mortgage at over 5% or an ARM that’s adjusting, call me.) I’ll be happy to run hypotheticals to help you prepare, even if you don’t plan on making a move anytime soon. You’ll also get a free copy of your full, real credit report from all three credit bureaus. HomeBridge Financial Services is a direct lender (a bank), not a broker. Real estate is all we do. Our local branch office is at 3800 12th St NE, Washington, DC 20017. Call or email me anytime. NMLS# 1082864; Licensed in DC, MD, VA; Equal Opportunity Lender Website and Testimonials Contact: 202-997-3091;

Joe Fiorill, Litigation Attorney
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Practice focused on contract and real estate disputes. Katten is a firm of first choice for clients seeking sophisticated, high-value legal services in the United States and abroad. Our nationally recognized practices include corporate, financial services, litigation, real estate, environmental, commercial finance, insolvency and restructuring, intellectual property, and trusts and estates. Our approximately 650 attorneys serve public and private companies, including a third of the Fortune 100, as well as a number of government and nonprofit organizations and individuals. We provide full-service legal advice from locations across the United States and in London and Shanghai. Katten’s full-service, 70-lawyer D.C. office is located at Washington Harbour, Georgetown. Website: Contact: (202) 625-3674;;

Jonathan Smith, Property Management

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