If there’s one thing Juri doesn’t like, it’s being bored. That’s why when fortuitous events brought her some unexpected downtime in 2019, she wasted no time. After a bad car accident and weeks of hospitalization forced her to stand down for a few months, she did what any other normal person would do: She got a puppy to keep her company, and started a business to keep her sanity.
With three kids at home as well as a former banking executive, Juri has always been passionate about the ongoing struggles of working parents. As the owner of Balance RVA, Juri’s mission is to help other parents raise families without sacrificing an ounce of their professional ambition. At her 10,000+ sq foot building in the heart of Richmond’s West End, she provides her members with a quiet, distraction-free place to work -- as well as a plethora of health and wellness resources brought together in one location for their benefit - while their children participate in her exclusive "values-based" program, Balance Kids.
Prior to becoming a self-declared “mompreneur,” Juri spent over a decade as a successful banking executive. By the age of 26 she was promoted to the role of Senior Vice President at the 6th largest bank in the nation - an accomplishment unheard of for her age, particularly for a double minority. That soon led to more executive positions including serving as the Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) for the nation's second largest non-bank lender. “I was very fortunate,” she says; “By the age of 30, I had achieved everything I wanted to in Corporate America.” So when her first child arrived in 2009 and then her second quickly followed, she decided it was time to go off on her own. First she started a consulting business -- after that, a photography business and then a real estate business. "Even though I had more responsibility, I was working fewer hours and being more productive than ever, because I had complete control over my schedule," she explains.
Now a passionate advocate for working parents everywhere, Juri leads a staff with a singular mission - to help others realize that being a successful businessperson AND a dedicated parent are not mutually exclusive. “Balance RVA is built on the belief that parents shouldn’t have to choose between their careers and their families,” she says. “Everyone can, and is entitled to, have both.”
Juri graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornell University with degrees in both English and Psychology. She attended graduate school while working full-time and earned her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) honors from the University of Richmond - Robins School of Business in 2007. Her expertise in running financial operations has been published across the globe, and in 2013 she was recognized by the University of Richmond as an inaugural winner of its “Top 35 under 35” award. She lives in Richmond, VA with her husband, their 3 children and French bulldog puppy, Taco. In addition to the daily struggles of working parents, she is passionate about mental health rights, child abuse prevention and advocacy, and alternative healing modalities.
Beverly is Balance RVA's esteemed Community Manager. Her job includes warmly welcoming guests, providing concierge services to our members, and taking care all the other things... little things, you know, like paying the bills.
Beverly is originally from San Mateo, California. She moved to San Jose where she met her husband and raised two beautiful children. While in California, she acquired over 20 years of administrative experience in a variety of fields ranging from medical to technical to financial. As a client account administrator for one of the big three accounting firms, she developed customer service and organizational skills that make her an invaluable part of Balance RVA's leadership team.
Since moving to Virginia in 2008, Beverly has owned her own business as well as helped the start up and operations of other family owned businesses. As a devoted wife and mother of two, Beverly fully appreciates the difficulties parents face while trying to juggle a career and a family. This is why she wanted to be a part of Balance RVA - to help others find balance in their own lives.
Beverly is a certified diver and lives in Louisa with her husband Mark.
From teaching ESL to adult students in the Philippines to middle school Science in Tennessee, Victoria has always had a passion for teaching. After obtaining a Bachelor of Secondary Educ. major in Biology, she decided to pursue Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education.
Opportunity led her to start her own business in Georgia and soon after she gave birth to her 2nd daughter. While having 2 young children and running her own business, she immediately became aware of the very real struggles entrepreneurs face between family and work.
This real life experience has led to a perfect fit between Victoria, the Balance RVA team and its members. Currently she resides in Chesterfield Virginia with her loving family. She looks forward to helping other working parents find that perfect obtainable balance.