I have been working as an Assistant since I was 15 years old. While most teenagers my age were working as waitresses or bagging groceries, I was going to an office every day after school. By the time I was 18, my position had gradually transformed from someone who only made photocopies to an essential part of the office where I coordinated events, drafted letters, and booked travel for the CEO.
As the years progressed, I gravitated towards being an Executive Assistant and landed a role as an EA to a CEO within four years of working full-time. I began to realize that with high-level executives traveling often, my position had turned virtual by default.
With that in mind, I began researching EA work-from-home jobs and stumbled upon something called “Virtual Assistance”. As I researched more about it, I was terrified. The idea of starting my own business, searching for clients and not getting paid a steady paycheck scared me senseless. Yet I couldn’t get the idea out of my mind. It was all I could think about and it felt like a calling.
With over 10 years of experience, I decided to launch DependableVA in early 2014 and have never looked back. Being a Virtual Assistant felt so…right. Every day brings new challenges, which motivate me. Every client is different and interesting, and they inspire me. Each year has changed and the business has grown, which helps me feel engaged.
In 2018, I co-founded AVA with two other women and we work to bring new standards to the Virtual Assistant industry. We look forward to continuing to disrupt the status quo in new and different ways, while always staying true to our assistant roots.
In my spare time, I like to write and engage in all things Star Wars (I’m a huge fan; you can see my personal blog here), watch Disney+, and drink tea (never coffee). My family consists of myself, my amazing husband, daughter and dog in Massachusetts – home of the Boston Tea Party and the beginning of the Revolutionary War.