Virtual Support Specialist, Editor/Writer
The support you need…when you need it!
A Little Bit About Me
For more than 30 years, I have worked closely with and supported all levels of business owners and executives – from sole proprietors to C-level executives. I have acquired a broad range of expertise in various sectors, ranging from broadcasting to military, legal, medical, advertising, and the financial news industry.
Following the completion of a two-year Executive Secretarial program at Scarlet Oaks Career Development Campus, I started my career providing administrative support in creative environments that included a promotional marketing company, a recording studio, Scripps-Howard broadcasting, and video production firms. Leaving those “fun” jobs and my family behind, I enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where I served as a YN2 (Yeoman Second Class Petty Officer) in supportive roles for the base commander at NAS Pensacola and the Judge Advocate General office — maintaining 4.0 performance evaluations and achieving the rank of E-5 in under four years of honorable service. I left the military to support my country and my spouse as a military wife during Desert Storm and to raise our two children (in rural Pennsylvania). During that time, I worked for a local Internet provider, juggled multiple roles at a multi-physician healthcare practice, assisted a freelance web designer, and managed a swimming pool plumbing contractor’s small business.
I went on to work with a financial industry news provider for nearly fifteen years in various support roles, starting out part-time as an executive assistant to the owner/president, and quickly advancing to assistant publisher for two financial industry print newsletters. I also assumed the role of editor of a weekly bank technology e-briefing, editor of a monthly bank security e-briefing, and contributing editor of a Bankers’ Hotline, a monthly bank operations and security newsletter (subscribed to and distributed internally by more than 500 financial institutions across the country) published by GBM Enterprises, Inc.
Today, in addition to continuing as the Contributing Editor of Bankers’ Hotline and assistant publisher, I provide freelance editorial and virtual administrative support to GBM Enterprises as well as other sole proprietors and small businesses.
When I’m not working, I volunteer with a local fire department as a Fire Corps member, bringing fire safety awareness to the community and managing their Facebook page. I also volunteer at a local no-kill animal shelter as a front desk attendant and assist with community events to find homeless dogs and cats their forever homes. I live with my husband and our 3 dogs – A purebred Pembroke Welsh Corgi and two Corgi mixes – and 2 cats in a northwest suburban area of Cincinnati.