Vonda Porche is the vivacious and assertive Director of Member Services for The Real Single Moms Club. She was born and raised in Pennsylvania, but claims Maryland as her home. Some may find this strange, since she didn’t move to Maryland until she was thirty. Nonetheless, to her, there will always be something special about Maryland and Maryland will forever be in Vonda’s heart.
She is a graduate of the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer and Information Science.
She is an IT specialist with more than 20 years of experience in driving efficiency, productivity, and profitability through technological innovation. She often exclaims she has a “passion for writing code and could do it all day and everyday”.
In 2011, she relocated to Houston to play her role as a supportive wife. Four years later, she is happily divorced and on a journey to rediscovering her dreams and goals.
She is a single mom or “Solo Parent” as defined by Wikipedia. Being a “solo parent” is very challenging. However her motto is “change the way you look at things and things will change.”
Vonda has been blessed with three amazing children who remind her daily to stop and appreciate the small things. Her oldest is a boy (young man) who is 24 and a graduate of Penn State University. He currently lives in Pennsylvania along with the majority Vonda’s family. His biological father died when he was five. This is the first time Vonda became a “Solo Parent”. Vonda loves all her children, but there is something about her first born.
Her youngest two are the result of the marriage that ended in a divorce. They are a girl who is 8 and a boy who is 6. Vonda often refers to their trio as “MJB” (mommy, Jaiden and Bryce), “#my2SideKicksJandB” and “#MJBmakingMemories.”
You will often catch MJB around Houston and surrounding cities at various fami ly events and attractions. Vonda loves to travel and expose “#my2SideKicksJandB” to new things and experiences. So you just never know where MJB will end up.
Since joining The Real Single Moms Club in January 2015, Vonda has moved beyond her comfort zone and ran to the other side of normal.
Her initial intentions were to play a more background and supportive role within the club. Little did she know, months later, she would become the Director of Member Services. You will often hear her say, “I would have never thought or imagined I would be where I am today. Never would I have imagined that I would be a part of something that has such a big impact on single moms. And then to be out front and center is just mind blowing. But when you step out of your comfort zone, amazing things happen.
The Real Single Moms Club had such an impact on Vonda’s life that she is now dedicated to supporting the club and its motto of Redefining the Image of Single Moms.