My educational background is in Environmental Science with BA and MS degrees and my current career spanning over 20 years is in environmental remediation, including groundwater cleanup and stormwater management. I am proficient in using Microsoft products to create scientific reports and to manage data. In addition to my passion for environmental issues, I am also an adept spreadsheet user (Queen of Spreadsheets). I am beginning a freelance side-job and want to work on projects that will assist businesses and individuals to accomplish their goals.
In May 2022, I decided to upskill by investing in myself and work on projects that would be fulfilling to myself and helpful to others.
I am a Virtual Assistant and member of Esther Inman's 90-Day Virtual Assistant program completed in June 2022. I completed this in 30-days while working full-time with children, so I am capable of many things! June-Sept 2022 I am an intern with Esther helping edit videos for her new Technical Virtual Assistant online course. Bonus: new skills coming soon from me in Business Management/CRM/Funnels!
I am a Podcast Manager and member of Lauren Wrighton's The Podcast Manager Program completed in June 2022. I completed this concurrently with the VA program above, I was a busy bee (even while the family was having COVID for the first time)! I am motivated and determined to give you some of this energy and drive that I have to benefit your business!
My family of four lives in northern California. My interests include swimming, walking, listening to podcasts/audiobooks, scrolling the socials, watching Netflix, and playing with my kids and dog. I will jump on Nintendo and Roblox with my girls or create some new fun outdoor game and like to practice video editing by recording our fun! I also enjoy listening to music, writing, and learning the piano (well this took a backseat recently). I am constantly seeking new knowledge both personally and professionally, so it is very likely that you will find me taking a class online or listening to a self-help book or podcast. I am a fan of comedy, pop culture, parenting, and self-help content.
👉Read my Blog on how I fell in love with Podcasts (they SAVED MY LIFE!) and why I want to build a career around them HERE!
👉Read my Agitated Activist Poem titled "Roe vs. Wade is Running Up That Hill" HERE which shows my passion and how it translates to helping with your passion.
👉Check out my YouTube channel, I practice video editing and use it to showcase what I can do, HERE!
👉Check out my Journals and Planners available on Amazon HERE!
In the near future I would like to provide more content around this very important topic for busy freelancers, entrepreneurs, podcasters, virtual assistants, podcast managers, online course creators, digital product providers, busy moms, etc. Time is essential, it's the only commodity you can't get back, it is the most precious thing that anybody has. Time is possibilities. I am very dedicated to ensuring work tasks are conducted effectively and efficiently.
I don't want to lose any quality or creativity in my work either when being productive. Like a loss-less audio DAW (hey Hindenburg podcast editors!), I don't want to lose any potential within the productivity. I want to allow it to be unearthed as needed, but tucked away when not needed. Plan with purpose and productivity in mind.
This is why I termed myself "The Efficient Virtual Assistant". Am I the most efficient one out there? Nope! Do I get side-tracked? Yup! Do I take the long road when the shortcut could have been taken? Still, yes, I do that sometimes. I am not perfect and neither is anyone else. BUT, I want to learn, experiment, and share the results simultaneously. I am a scientist at heart after all! I know my value of time and that will always be on my compass pointing me in the direction of productivity. Each nudge in my directions aims me closer to that efficiency target!
This is who I am, and it does effect how I parent, partner, communicate, work, and live. It doesn't have to be a road block all the time though, it can be a propellant! In the near future I would also like to provide valuable content for others who are dealing with these issues while freelancing, parenting, doing a zoom call, and walking outside. I am nowhere near perfect and neither is anyone else. BUT I want to learn, experiment, and share the results simultaneously. I am a scientist at heart after all!