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The Heart of  the CEO!

My vision and desire is to make everyone feel like somebody. Daisy's Pearls is inclusive of all cultures and believe they are each person is capable of accomplishing amazing things. Join Daisy's Pearls today!


The Coach!

Wendy Darling Smith, M.S.W . 

The CEO!

A Springfield College graduate, Wendy finished her bachelor’s degree in human services. She received a master’s degree in social work from Walden University. 

Coach Wendy's diverse roles that shaped her vision ...

  • Behavioral Health Therapist
  • Behavioral Health Assessor
  • Foster and Adoptive Supervisor
  • Youth-at-Risk Community Advisor
  • Youth Choir Directress
  • Youth Church President
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Parent Advocate
  • …And More

 Wendy is a single mother of 2 beautiful girls and is very passionate about building aspiring leaders in the future. She believes the support of the community plays a vital role in their future. For her, every girl is enough. She has a love for all people, focusing on their innate abilities that make them shine. Wendy believes that everyone in this world has something to give, share, and learn through this journey called life.

She was born and raised in Connecticut by a single parent named Daisy Pearl. Wendy’s late mother instilled in her the importance of God and education. Daisy Pearl, a mom of four children, was also an educator for more than 25 years and an influential advocate in her community. She made a difference while being a foster parent, community volunteer, and committed church member.

When Wendy was young, she was vulnerable, very shy, and wasn't perfect, but today and growing up, she knew how important it is to stay connected to God. She often thought she was not enough and this affected her in areas of her life.

The people who influenced Wendy’s life include her mother, grandmother, godfather, and others. They exemplified “being enough.” Today, Wendy is driven to share valuable life development lessons with young girls. She strives to do this by connecting with them and providing them with information that will encourage them to be the best versions of themselves.

Wendy has arrived at what she wants Daisy's Pearls, LLC to achieve due to her life experiences and God’s call to move forward and make a difference. She desires girls to embrace who they are as they flourish, and prosper within this challenging society.

About Daisy's Pearls, LLC

This company is based in Atlanta, Georgia that provides virtual services from state to state. We take our convictions seriously and act on them. Our committed board members and  volunteers are committed to helping where there is a need. If you’re passionate about helping girls & women and you think you’re a good fit, contact us for more information on how to join us!

Meet Our Team

Stephanie Tompkins, LCSW 

DP Board Member

Stephanie was born and raised as an orphan in New Haven, Connecticut. She has more than 14 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and their families in urban communities such as New Haven. This is her educational background:

  • Associate’s Degree in Business Management, Albertus Magnus in Connecticut
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Southern Connecticut State University
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work at Fordham University in New York

It was in her master’s degree that she recognized her passion for helping families and advocating for underserved youth. For 3 years, she worked as a school social worker. She spent 8 more years as a clinical social worker at a behavior health clinic in New Haven.

During this time, she opened a therapeutic mentorship program to help keep teens focused on educational and career goals. Her program also aimed to empower the male youth into “breaking the cycle” and make better choices. Advocating for others, she began tutoring services to promote literacy in the urban communities.

Stephanie was a board of director of New Haven Reads which was sponsored by Yale University. She also volunteered to host local mental health workshops and health fairs. Her passion for advocating for youth eventually led her to complete a law degree from Massachusetts School of Law with a focus on family law.

Currently, Stephanie resides and works in Warner Robins Georgia where she is a licensed clinical social worker serving youth and adults.

Ira A. Harden, MAT, MBA

DP Board Member

Ira is a data-driven achiever with a background in education and finance. His passion and success in K-12 science education attracted national attention. He was invited to join a team of international engineers and scientists on two missions to space with NASA as an airborne astronomer.

He currently works as a science education consultant and mortgage consultant for the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA), an organization focused on economic justice through homeownership. Ira earned BS, MAT, and MBA degrees from Howard University, University of Southern California, and Vanderbilt University respectively. He enjoys playing the piano and competitive sports.

Chyna Nicole, MSEd, Sixth Year EDL

DP Board Member

Chyna was born in New York. Her parents, Carl and Yvonne, are proud Jamaicans from Waterhouse. At the age of 5, Chyna read the back of Michael Jackson’s album covers and began her songwriting techniques.

Although Chyna grew up in the US, the rich, musical culture of Waterhouse was instilled in Chyna. Her father was the first apprentice to the legendary U-Roy. He’s an artist himself, recording for Legendary Reggae producers Joe Gibbs and Duke Reid. Chyna’s mom was a part of the rich musical tradition as reggae’s first Grammy Awards winning Michael Rose and the group Black Uhuru rehearsed in their backyard in early days.

Heavily influenced by Michael Jackson, Chyna began singing and songwriting when she was young. A creative person, she was always a scholar. She was awarded the President Ronald Reagan Award during her middle school years for scholastic achievement and was named valedictorian.

She continued to graduate from the National Honor Society from Kolbe Cathedral. Chyna Nicole continued to pursue her educational passion along with music. She continues to teach and learn, even earning her master’s of education degree from the University of New Haven and a sixth-year diploma from Southern Connecticut State University.

Because of her scholastic achievements, Chyna is among the likes of distinguished former President Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu, and Elie Wiesel, to name a few as a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.

Chyna Nicole is committed to teaching, learning, leadership and music. She is passionate about arts and education in terms of nurturing scholars for lifelong learning. She continues to show commitment in her daily work. Chyna Nicole is a continuous supporter of Peace and Love Academic Scholarship (PALAS).

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