Our Team

Your Virtual Assistants, experts and Virtual Business Managers

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When you partner with Your Virtual Assistant you partner with a full virtual business support agency

That means you have full cover, no matter what happens.  Because we document all your procedures, and share those with you, your support isn’t dependent on one person.  And if you ever do take the plunge and get someone in-house, we can help you with the handover.  No stress!

 

Agency support means we’re a one-stop-shop.  You’re busy and we know you don’t want to be dealing with a number of different companies or contractors to get what you need done, done.  So we make sure you don’t have to.

 

Our virtual assistants, graphic designers, bookkeepers, social media gurus, website specialists and virtual business managers are seasoned experts, strategists, project managers and … geniuses (if we say geniuses while remaining humble!).  

 

It is our mission to partner with you in order to help grow your business while giving you the time you need to add value where your strengths lie.  We are focused on outcomes and adding value and while you’ll be working predominantly with the VA you’re paired with, you have full access to our team.  Your lead VA will delegate some projects in order to meet your deadlines and ensure you have the best person for each project you delegate.  

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Justine Parsons, founder of Your Virtual Assistant

Justine

Founder

justine@yourva.co.nz

What keeps me passionate about being a VA is the fact that I’m surrounded by positive, brilliant and motivated people, both within our team and in the clients we work with. I enjoy time spent face-to-face with clients, finding out what the next goal is for them and brainstorming strategies to achieve these.

I love a cold sav on a hot day (or a good book on a wet day) and unwind by making art from driftwood found on early morning walks along the beach.

Sue, our team at Your Virtual Assistant

Sue

Integrator

sue@yourva.co.nz

I’m a seasoned professional with decades of experience supporting top level executives around the world and a passion for travel. I’m a master of detail whether it be general office admin, event planning, or customer relationship management; it’s my goal to set my clients free from their daily tasks, allowing them to focus on what they do best.

I am happiest when I have a trip to look forward to; a project to sink my teeth into; or a glass of wine, a cat (or dog) and a good book to relax with.

 

Nikki, our team at Your Virtual Assistant

Nikki

Operations Manager

nikki@yourva.co.nz

I am a diligent and creative professional with exceptional attention to detail and I enjoy the sense of achievement of helping businesses achieve their goals and getting rid of the ‘noise’.  I enjoy helping businesses thrive by managing the day to day operations, projects, systems and processes and Xero accounts.

I procrastibake!  Instead of procrastinating, I bake when I need to get my brain back into creative/problem solving mode.

Hazel, our team at Your Virtual Assistant

Hazel

Finance Manager

hazel@yourva.co.nz

I’ve been in admin and accounting for the last 40 years, all in an actual office with actual paper and files! I’m now loving the virtual (paperless!) life and my zone of genius is helping clients with their cashflow and accounts while keeping them organised with a calendar and inbox that works for them.
 
I love growing things, from seed/the ground up, being in the garden, talking about gardening, visiting other people’s gardens and garden centres, get the picture! 🙂
Penny, our team at Your Virtual Assistant

Penny

Virtual Business Manager

penny@yourva.co.nz

I have a background in travel management, copy writing, proof reading, blogging and website edits. I’m something of a perfectionist and am adept at managing my time and multi-tasking. Job satisfaction for me is completing a job to the highest standard possible and achieving a result for my client.

I’m terrified of heights and once did a zip-line canopy tour consisting of 12 platforms and zip-line slides 30 metres off the ground! An experience I probably (definitely!) won’t repeat.

Marg, our team at Your Virtual Assistant

Marg

Virtual Assistant

ashley@yourva.co.nz

I have far too many years to mention of banking and finance experience and thrive on getting clients “sorted”.  System organisation and having the satisfaction of decluttering makes me happy.

In my other life I am a Funeral and Marriage Celebrant. Privileged work that makes my heart sing for the happy times and gives comfort when supporting families through the tough times. To relax and keep balanced I’m a gym goer (no lycra please), nordic walk and bike the beautiful local Nelson cycle trails.

Beatrix, our team at Your Virtual Assistant

Beatrix

Virtual Assistant

beatrix@yourva.co.nz

My main goal is to help businesses by alleviating some of the nitty gritty administrative tasks. I have a special interest in social media, graphic design and generally making things look aesthetically pleasing.
 
I am such a homebody. My perfect day would consist of relaxing on the couch with yummy snacks and a good movie
Vicki, our team at Your Virtual Assistant

Vicki

Virtual Assistant

victoria@yourva.co.nz

I have had a variety of roles throughout my working life which has given me a broad skill set from administration and event management to helping set up a new business and supporting a 7 piece senior management team.  I have a fantastic eye for detail and I’m very organised. 

I have a really eclectic personality. I love reading genealogical mystery novels, crocheting and listening to Vera Lynn but I also enjoy a good boxing session, dancing ballet on stage and listening to hip hop. I also never say no to a good chocolate brownie!

Renee, our team at Your Virtual Assistant

Renee

Virtual Assistant

renee@yourva.co.nz

Organisation of business processes and procedures as well as bookkeeping is my passion. It is something to do with finding patterns and being detailed orientated that allows a challenge of problem solving and organising chaos.

I love a good book and a glass of red wine. I have a slight addiction to Op shops, a bargain follows the good book and glass of vino!

Madeleine, our team at Your Virtual Assistant

Madeleine

Virtual Assistant

madeleine@yourva.co.nz

I’m a details person! I have a background in all levels of administration and teaching English as a second language.  This has lead me to finding my niche and I love nothing better than sitting down to proofread or edit a good book. I get super excited about helping client’s organise their business whether it’s dealing with 5000 unread emails or cleaning up a dishevelled dropbox. The bigger the mess the better!

I am also a yoga teacher specialising in stress reduction and one of only a handful of teachers that teach restorative yoga in New Zealand.

Liz, our team at Your Virtual Assistant

Liz

Virtual Assistant

liz@yourva.co.nz

Starting in luxury hotels I’ve worked in various roles throughout these organisations, specialising in event management.  Eventually I came home to Northland and was lucky enough to work in the economic development field as an EA, before moving to a project management role in the agricultural sector. Learning new skills is important to me, as is good variety throughout my day.

I’m a mum to two rascals, one 7 and the other 1. In my downtime I like to potter around in my ceramics studio, devour a good book with a glass of wine or head away for a family adventure in the caravan

Kari, our team at Your Virtual Assistant

Kari

Virtual Assistant

kari@yourva.co.nz

I am a creative at heart, with either words, ideas, photos or design. As much as I love a good dollop of creativity, my eye for detail puts the cherry on the top!

I am an avid traveller. I have lived in Argentina, Slovakia, the UK, Zimbabwe, where I am originally from, and I am now living in Australia. From riding with gauchos in Argentina, camping in castles in Slovakia, living in the mountains in Wales to being surrounded by 13 lions in Zimbabwe, I can’t wait to see what adventures unfold for my daughter and I in Australia!

Andrea, our team at Your Virtual Assistant

Andrea

Human Resources

andrea@yourva.co.nz

I love doing work that most people don’t…the behind the scenes stuff! Dotting i’s and crossing t’s to ensure the end product is detailed and accurate. I hope that by doing the ground-work the client can concentrate on other aspects of the business to create profitability.

Jemima, our team at Your Virtual Assistant

Jemima

Memberships

jemima@yourva.co.nz

I am an all rounder with a passion for wedding and event management and I have a background in running all aspects of hospitality and tourism businesses. I multitask and think on my feet, and I enjoy all aspects of social media and digital marketing. I get great satisfaction from completing tasks that might seem tedious but provide a lot of value to a business through careful planning and organisation. It’s the little things that make a difference.

I own and run a caravan bar and spend summers attending weddings plus until recently I lived off the grid deep in the Coromandel bush for 13 years!

Steph, our team at Your Virtual Assistant

Stephanie

Digital

stephanie@yourva.co.nz

I am a creative, I put together designs that represent businesses in a consistent manner relevant to their existing branding. Or develop new concepts to give the business a lift from its existing skins. I am also adaptable to researching and finding ways around challenges or learning new skills.

I am a real nana at heart, knitting or reading is one of my favourite ways to unwind. I also enjoy a good 1000 piece puzzle!

Lisa, our team at Your Virtual Assistant

Lisa

Graphics

lisa@yourva.co.nz

Working remotely gives me the flexibility to meet deadlines, offer a quick turnaround and enjoy a balanced lifestyle. I love finding a creative solution for clients, even better when it involves creating templates for them to use afterwards, giving them consistency and continuity. We would love to help you with branding, formatting, refreshing materials, logo design, powerpoint presentations, word templates, social media imagery – and so much more. It’s what I do!

I’m obsessed with food/wine and travel – highlights include doing trans-Siberian railway, getting typhoid in Malaysia, smoking cigars in Cuba, driving up the side of a volcano in Iceland and finding a secret restaurant behind a curtain in Portugal which ended up being one of the craziest nights of my life. All funded by freelancing 🙂

Megan, our team at Your Virtual Assistant

Megan

Website

megan@yourva.co.nz

I am happy to put my passion in creating aesthetically pleasing and high converting websites, or my experience in bookkeeping and administrative tasks to work for you.
 
I enjoy completing things with a meticulous eye to ensure your business shines. I take your success personally.
 
I wish to ensure your core business principles are valued, and that your business finds the highest levels of success.
 
Finally, I want to free you from that which isn’t giving you joy, so your passions can thrive where they are best suited.
 
My favourite way to unwind when I’m not traveling, camping, or kayaking, is looking back over photos of my previous journeys. That or long walks with my dog!
Joanna, our team at Your Virtual Assistant

Joanna

Policy

joanna@yourva.co.nz

Energised, organised and flexible, I describe myself as a motivated enthusiast.

Communication and clarity are super important when working as a contractor. And getting the job done to the highest standard.

My background is in communication and business management with a strong focus on exceptional customer service.

From cars to photos and founder of a coffee company, my experience draws from a diverse range of industries.

A keen skier and learner of Te Reo, four years ago I took up rowing in a quad. A sport requiring the wake-up ethic of an early morning radio host. Luckily this has given me a high tolerance for getting ready in the dark.

Yurika, our team at Your Virtual Assistant

Yurika

Marketing

yurika@yourva.co.nz

I have a BA in Communications with a background as a researcher for wildlife documentary filmmaking. Need anything written, proofread or fact-checked? I’ve got you covered!

I also love to create beautiful websites and have been recognised as a Wix Expert.

The researcher in me loves to throw a critical eye over social media profiles to find ways to grow and improve them with the many marketing tricks I’ve learned over the years.

From sites to blogs to social media… I love what I do and I love to help my clients see results pouring in.

I have been crocheting for over 2 decades, used to play the drums (that’s how I met my husband), and I love a good fantasy novel. Give me yarn and a library and I’ll never re-emerge!

Portia, our team at Your Virtual Assistant

Portia

Events

portia@yourva.co.nz

I’m a creative at heart and have been in the events and marketing industry for 10+ years (agency-side). 
 
I have worked across sponsorship, event design, event production, experiential marketing, brand ambassador management, social media management, copywriting, shopper marketing and creative concepting. 
 
I have a diverse range of experience, whether it’s writing detailed run-sheets, managing event activations or pitching concept ideas, I can help. I’m a perfectionist and have great attention to detail. You will never see more than 5 emails in my inbox – everything has a name and a place. 
 
I love travelling around the world and used to compete in freestyle snow skiing! 
 
Jilanne, our team at Your Virtual Assistant

Jilanne

Social Media

jilanne@yourva.co.nz

My focus is social media and online marketing. I build connections between you and your audience using social media. But don’t peg me as just marketing – I’m a dark horse when it comes to skills and can manage projects and handle any admin project that comes my way.

I live off the grid in the middle of nowhere on the West Coast and when I am not posting on client’s FB pages or sending email newsletters, I am raising chickens and making my own soap (and bug spray)!

Would you like to join our team?

We are always on the lookout for more geniuses. If you work well on your own and play nicely with others, enjoy challenges and have a can do attitude (and then some) we’d love to hear from you!

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