After a 15-year career in Corporate America, Monica is now living life as a full-time “MOMpreneur”, print model and actor. Monica’s dreams of staying home with her children and working for herself became a reality about three years ago when she decided to quit her 9-to-5. Since then, she has established herself as a successful entrepreneur of a health & wellness business www.WrapMaven.com. Monica has also become a professional print model. Having graced the pages of Modern Woman and Best Years magazines, along with national print campaigns for Hair Cuttery, Marriott, American Express and Volkswagen. Her acting has landed her roles on the BET Network, Investigation Discovery channel, Netflix’s hit drama “House of Cards”, and on Oprah Winfrey’s 2017 HBO feature film, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”. Some of Monica’s commercial work includes national TV spots with Amtrak and Mercedes Benz, just to name a few.
Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Monica fell in love with the DMV area after attending Morgan State University (Baltimore, MD) for both her undergraduate and graduate studies. She received her B.S. in Marketing while playing on a four-year volleyball scholarship. She was proud to lead the Lady Bears to back-to-back MEAC Championships, and compete in the Division I NCAA Tournament twice in her career. Monica returned to Morgan State to earn her M.B.A. with a concentration in Marketing, where she enjoyed coaching volleyball as a graduate assistant.
Monica is married to her most supportive husband Lenny and they have two children, daughter Hayden (age 9) and son “LV” (age 7). You may catch the whole family modeling and acting together on occasion. Their very first family gigs were a print campaign for NFL Shop and a Washington Nationals baseball commercial. “I am having an incredible amount of fun exploring the entrepreneurial and artistic side of myself. It’s something that I felt was my purpose all along, however it took 15 years for me to step out of my comfort zone and go for it. Today, I live fearlessly.” — Monica Scott Haynes