Meet The Team


Catherine is an Upworker herself. Her 11-year marketing experience is a mix of brand management in local companies and marketing consultancy for US and Australian clients.

In 2011, her career was put to a halt due to health reasons. But a year after, she bounced back and dipped her feet in the world of freelancing. Her online career flourished since then. Upwork featured her success story here.

In her free time, she blogs about her marketing experiments at



Career Adviser

Juay is a resident career adviser of Freelancing Philippines. She started her freelancing career in 2013 offering administrative, marketing and financial services in Upwork.

Prior to working online, she worked at a multinational company for 3 years and taught in college for 2 years, practicing her Electronics Engineering profession.

During her spare time, Juay enjoys spending time with her family and her 13 dogs.


Chief Tech Adviser

Jay is’s Chief Tech Adviser. He has over a decade of experience developing software. In the past he worked as a Java Developer building solutions for over a dozen multi-national companies. Today, he works mostly on mobile applications (iOS) and open source projects. He blogs at

Community Admin

Aki is a content strategist, and works as an SEO specialist for Centaur Marketing Inc. When not at work, she is busy plotting her #WorldDomination plans while jogging on a Sunday morning.


Community Admin

Floyd graduated from one of the most prestigious Universities In the country, namely The University Of The Philippines Cebu. He has a bachelors degree in Mass Communications majoring in Tri-Media (T.V., Radio & Print). He also took some units in M.A. Social Psychology, from the University Of San Carlos and were planning on finishing in Manila.

He started learning SEO way back after graduating from college in 2004 and has since been in love with it.

He has worked with a number of top SEO agencies in the Philippines and has handled local clients along with international ones from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Singapore.


Lead Community Manager

Rhea is a freelance Virtual Assistant who has been in the industry since 2011. She wanted to be hands-on with her family while still earning so she started researching for opportunities online. Her search took her to oDesk (now Upwork) and that’s where her freelancing career started. She’s never looked back ever since.

Her first Upwork contract was for a data entry task, but over the years she has strived to acquire new skills and experiences to add to her virtual assistance portfolio. Aside from the basic Administrative tasks, she now also takes on roles such as Social Media Marketing and Management, Content Creation and Management, Project and Operations Management, Facebook Community Management and Customer Support Management.

As she moved forward in the freelancing industry, she met amazing people and communities that made her believe firmly that freelancing is a viable option for Filipinos. This is the reason why she aims to champion the Filipino Freelancer by being the Lead Community Manager of

When work is done and she’s not busy from being a mom of two daughters, she reads, writes stories and sings covers of her favorite songs.



Our Agency Partners


Fervil Von Tripoli (Mentor)

Social Media and Online Entrepreneurship

Roel Manarang (Adviser)