I was born and raised in California -- yes, I'm a "Sunny" California girl! Having recently moved to West Virginia, I'm finding that its beauty is breathtaking, the people are kind and friendly and, I'm very much enjoying living a more peaceful kind of life.
Growing up in California was wonderful. My father, Bob Bain, a studio musician his entire working career, played in the Doc Severinsen band on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson for more than 28 years. He was and continues to be my hero. One memory as a little girl was standing behind the cameraman as Johnny did his opening monologues. While this page isn't about my father, I'm so amazed by him and his accomplishments. He was the most incredible dad a daughter could dream of; a loving, humble man. He accomplished so much in his lifetime; the opening guitarist in the theme songs for the hit TV shows Bonanza and M.A.S.H, and the movie The Pink Panther.
I am a master of organization. I can organize anything; a complete filing system, emails, phone messages, office space, your day, your priorities and workload, and how best to approach it.
I strive for and expect excellence from myself.
I will do what it takes to get a specific job done and done well, and most importantly, on time.
I am on the cutting edge of technology and information whenever possible.
I invest in my clients for the long-term, always looking for ways to make them even more successful.
One of my central business priorities is adding to my clients success.
I have an insatiable curiosity, great intuition that I trust and use, and I'm extremely flexible, resourceful, and creative.
My clients tell me I'm friendly, charming, agreeable, and fun to work with. I love my client's -- they're doing important things out in the world. It's a privilege to support them in their work.
I love and truly enjoy what I do: bringing my clients and their businesses exactly what they need and deserve; an assistant who is honest, loyal, trustworthy, and who lives their day-to-day life with integrity. I apply these qualities to help them in their businesses and with personal needs, virtually.
I decided to become a virtual assistant after my twins were born. It was becoming increasingly difficult to leave them every day and do the long commute to work. I was successful professionally in the corporate environment and had always received rave reviews for my work. I gained an immense amount of technical experience, skill, and knowledge in how businesses run. But I wasn't happy. Leaving for work everyday and letting "someone else" raise my children wasn't at all what I wanted for them, or me. What I truly wanted was to work from home and raise my twins. Being able to be present for them was vitally important to me.
And then, I found AssistU! The world's premier virtual university for training professional assistants to become professional virtual assistants, working for themselves from home. I enrolled and found, unsurprisingly, that everything I'd learned and every skill I'd developed translated immediately. It was the answer I was looking for; continuing to work flexibly while raising my twins. It was a perfect fit. I graduated and began working with my first client in October of 2000. Quitting my very good corporate job and taking that leap of faith was one of the best decisions I've ever made.