Mount Vernon Institute of Modeling and Etiquette
The Experts
 

The founder and president of Precise Home Management (www.precisehome.com), Andrew Lowrey, was formally trained as a British Butler and has held the positions of Butler and Estate Manager in homes and on private yachts throughout Europe and America for nearly two decades.  Mr. Lowrey's service career began serving British Royalty while training in the hotel business. A native Englishman, Andrew continued to work in four and five star hotels in Cambridge and London until his voyage took him aboard the prestigious P&O Cruise Line and the Cunard Line's QE2.


Upon Andrew's return from his deployment during the Falkland Conflict, he established and operated his own restaurant in Cambridgeshire, England.  After completing and graduating from the prestigious Ivor Spencer International Butler School, Andrew was employed as Head Steward on the 345 ft private yacht of Saudi Royalty.  Having traveled the Globe extensively during his career, Andrew relocated to the United States to accept the position of Butler and Estate Manager for one of Maryland's most prominent families in a 25,000 sq foot home built for a member of the Vanderbilt family.

In 1998, Andrew founded Precise Home Management.  In addition to consulting, training and sourcing domestic staff and management for clients' homes worldwide, Andrew has advised and appeared as the Butler on the ABC Series "The Family."  Other television appearances include "The ABC Evening News", UPN's "Life & Style", NBC's "Living It Up with Ali & Jack", and England's SKY "Jeeves & Wooster".   Articles in major publications have included: Forbes, People, Town & Country, Robb Report, Millionaire, Style and Washington Life to name a few.


Monyetta Montgomery is an experienced fashion and runway model.  She began at age 14 and has become a highly respected fashion professional in the Baltimore and D.C areas.  She is admired for her incredible walk, her style and fashion sense, and has a natural flair for color and aesthetics.

She has graced the covers of numerous regional magazines and has walked many a prestigious runway.

Moneyetta is a Captain in the Maryland Division of Corrections where she has been employed for 14 years. It is this experience that empowers her to encourage today's youth to stay focused on education, civility, and personal welfare.
 




Donavon Israel is an AFTA certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor with an extensive background in both boxing and mixed martial arts. He has a 1st degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and is a certified TRX® Suspension Training Instructor specializing in body sculpting, strength training, sports conditioning and self-defense.  Donavon is the founder of BODYbyDONAVON (www.bodybydonavon.com) and offers personal and group training at both commercial and private gyms. In addition to individual training, Donavon offers Fit Club, Boxing Clinic and Fight Club several times per year as Group Training Programs.  His popular group fitness classes range from X-Training and Sweat Box to Body Sculpting.

Donavon’s holistic approach views fitness as a total lifestyle change; it involves incorporating positive thinking in addition to nutrition and exercise. He teaches clients to integrate fitness into their lives by finding both physical activities and nutritious foods they enjoy.  Donavon believes that clients are more apt to maintain their new healthy lifestyles if they can enjoy both the gym and their favorite restaurants without sabotaging their diets.



At age 4, Retta Timmons started her career in the entertainment industry.  Years in princess pageants and church theatrical productions smoothed the way into modeling and many walks down high fashion runways.    She has parlayed that experience into being a respected and sought-after runway coach.  She has coached clients in the United States as well as aspiring models from Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, and Germany. 

Ms Timmons is especially purposeful in trying to develop a model’s self-confidence and poise and presentation skills.   To that end, Ms. Timmons started her own company in 2008.  Named “Of Style & Grace”, she works to empower young women with proper etiquette and assists them in understanding and appreciating self-worth, self-esteem, and the many lessons of life.  Ms. Timmons is a strident believer in no matter how tall or short you are, no matter where you come from, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.

She continues acting and has made numerous television appearances, her most notable being “The Wire.”



Robert W. Mercer, Jr. has been actively involved in the modeling and fashion industries for over 15 years. The Baltimore native is most known for his photography, producing six critically successful model calendars and developing portfolios for aspiring models and actors. In addition, he is recognized as a leader in training, casting, and scouting models. His love of the industry extends to event production and it has allowed him to maintain an ever-growing interest in anything that is good fashion.
Robert was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. He studied architectural engineering and later received his degree in graphic design from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.  He followed his dreams of working in the fashion industry and developed his passions for modeling and photography.  He modeled for Hugo Boss, Kenneth Cole, and Calvin Klein.  He worked with and scouted for Elite Model Management in New York and Miami and Next Model Management in LA.   He took these experiences and began his own successful company, Fashion Enterprises, LLC.
Robert is a member of The Engineers Club, an exclusive and private club for professionals.  It is there where he polished his photography skills and fused his love for both fashion and architecture.



Kendra Hammond is a graduate of the Mount Vernon Institute of Modeling and Etiquette. She began modeling over 2 years ago and has landed numerous runway shows in the Baltimore and DC areas. Through modeling she has had the opportunity to work side by side with local designers, hair stylists and makeup artists. Kendra is a wife and proud mother of two young children.   She is employed by the Federal Government and has been for a little over 12 years.   She is both pleased and privileged to pass her knowledge onto young people!