We are very grateful for our team of volunteers, who help make our event possible. Apart from the families of our members who have helped us each step of the way, we would like to acknowledge this special team of professionals:
Despina Loukas – Consultant https://www.facebook.com/Ammohostou/
“My name is Despina, and first and foremost I am a proud wife and mom of 2. My son is an executive producer, and my daughter Alexa is an aspiring actress (Matilda-Young Company), model, Hip-Hop dancer, and Soprano singer. I am a Jewellery Designer and Founder of DPR Agency. Public Relations and consulting are my expertise. I am an Arts Graduate of Wembley High Technology College in London, England. With over 25 years experience in The Beauty & Fashion Industry, I launched JLO/Glow, SJP/Lovely, Isabella Rossellini/Manifesto, Clarins, Lancaster, Coty, & Revlon Canada. I have coordinated Fashion & Gala Events for The Bay Yorkdale. Recently I was the Production Coordinator for MMCP (Model Mentor Canada Productions), & MMC Model Scout at The Women’s Show for Designer Stavasbespoke. Presently I am networking with Photographers, Designers & Makeup Artists. I build Teams for Editorial submissions for Magazines & Photoshoots. I am a proud recipient of Bob Proctor Motivational Speaker Certificate, also proudly awarded the Certificate of Multiculturalism from The CNE. ‘Believe in yourself, just be who you are.’
Aaron Vasquez – Photographer https://www.instagram.com/eventfuldiversity/
Aaron is generously volunteering his service and expertise to us all the way from Montreal. A Visual Arts graduate of John Abbott College, Aaron is a well-educated artist, who is passionate about photography. Aaron’s photographic journey started as a hobby when he first got an iPhone 4s. He took countless pictures of random subjects. He soon graduated to a Canon T3i camera, and the rest is history. Aaron’s photography passion has since turned into his business. His favourite subjects to take pictures of are people.
Holly Cummimg – Photographer https://www.instagram.com/hcummingphotography/?hl=en
Holly emerged as a professional photographer in 2018, after developing a deep passion for photography in her early teenage years. Focused on dance and children’s portrait photography, Holly has worked with many of the K2K kids to date. Following her love for children’s photography, Holly also worked Toronto Kids Fashion Week as a runway photographer. She has worked with major brands, including Body Wrappers, and local boutiques such as Kids Contemporary Exchange. Her favourite thing about photography is getting to know each and every kid, and photographing their unique expressions and personality! Believing that capturing what makes each child unique is the most important part of the shoot, besides having fun, of course! Holly is extremely excited to be with the talented Kids to Kids family in support of Million Dollar Smiles. She cannot wait to encourage, support, and photograph all the talented kids throughout their journey this season.
Dimah of Enhanced You http://enhancedyou.ca
“My name is Dimah. I am a makeup and hair artist and the founder of Enhanced You. With a keen eye for precision and attention to detail, I demonstrate a passion for makeup artistry and hair styling with every stroke of each brush. I have had the privilege to work on set for films and photoshoots in the local industry and local community. My passion is working with child actors and models, and being part of their exciting experience. When it comes to my brides and special occasion clients, I ensure that every detail is met, so to bring their vision to reality.” Dimah has worked with many K2K kids, and is loved by all. She volunteered and worked tirelessly at our Runway of Hope, making sure our kids were runway ready. We are very grateful that Dimah is returning to our event this year.