Here's info that's more on the personal side of what brought me to where I am today. If you'd like more of the nitty gritty, let's talk and I will be happy to share my resume with you. I feel that my resume will speak to what I can do, but it's my personality that you'll be working with on a day to day basis (at times). You can also see some of what I can do on the Services page.
How I got started as a VA
I am fortunate to work with Marcia Snow of Blue Feather Management (yes, she is my amazing mom) managing professional speakers. We identified a need that her business wasn't focused on, the day to day tasks of a speaker. As part of my background is in administrative services, thought it would be a perfect fit. Combining my skills on the administrative side and my knowledge of the speaking industry, it seemed like a no brainer.
My business has been based on referrals and I have limited the number of speakers I work with to allow focused time for everyone. Based on some not needing as much of my time, I am now able to take on a few other clients, without compromising focus.
I have had an adventurous past when it comes to what I have done. In addition to working on the administrative side of things, I am also an event planner/coordinator with Darlene Snow Event Planning & Management (formerly Pizzazz Productions). This is my event planning service. I have a passion for working behind the scenes to pull together an event - especially when it involves non-profits.
Working with events probably started when I was a kid and walked in the Walk for Mankind; which my mom coordinated. As I got older, I worked with her on an actual walk in Poway, California and I would have to say that I was hooked.
My journey took me in a few other directions before I came back to events when I worked as the office manager for Heroes and Legends. When they closed their doors, I was blessed to be offered the job as event coordinator for the Burn Institute in San Diego. This became a part of my blood - the people, the cause, the events...all of it was a perfect fit for me and I found a passion. I worked with this wonderful organization for several years. Then another opportunity opened up with Blue Feather Management...
My mom's business, Blue Feather Management was rockin' and rollin' and she had a change up in her team and asked if I wanted to come work for her. Of course I did! We have made a great team for years now and I am so blessed to work with my best friend, who just happens to be my mom.
Now this ties into how I got into being a virtual assistant.
Yes, I still do event planning but it's more of a hobby. I am able to indulge this passion by working with two amazing non-profits.
As I mentioned above, you are welcome to more information when we chat or feel free to email me questions and I'll be happy to respond.
When I'm not working, you can usually find me hanging out with my pups. However, I am involved in my community and enjoy getting out to take part in local events and visit/support local businesses. I am on the board for Habitat for Humanity of Shelby County, as well as Leadership Shelby and the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. My focus with those organizations is putting on events/fundraisers.
A couple things about me, I love love love country music! I love living in a smaller town where the traffic jams tend to be four cars ahead of me at the traffic light. I also love football and baseball. I left a piece of my heart in Texas, but Kentucky is now home, and I love it!
I have two amazing pups and my world tends to revolve around them. I am blessed with an awesome family and we get together often.
Life is good and I am thankful for my journey, where I've been and where I've yet to be.