We want to recognize and thank our IVAA VA Team for everything they do to make IVAA great!
As an entrepreneur, Doreen Patrick brings over 15 years of business support services to her company, Virtual Business Partners. Doreen founded Virtual Business Partners in 2006 as a solution for companies and business owners seeking specialized sales, marketing, and administrative support. Within its first year, Doreen had successfully built her business to a full-time practice.
Along with Doreen’s business experience, she has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, an Associate’s degree in Business Management, a Paralegal Certification, and a university-level Associate, Customer Service insurance designation through LOMA (Life Office Management Association). In 2006, Doreen was nominated for the 2006 Administrative Excellence Award, sponsored by OfficeTeam™, Working Mother Magazine™, IAAP™, Targeted Learning Corporation™ and Microsoft Learning™. In November of 2013, Doreen became a Certified Coach Practitioner in order to bring a higher level of service to her clients. In November of 2014, Doreen became a Certified Internet Marketer through the renowned Internet Marketing Association. In 2018, Doreen became a Certified Virtual Assistant with Coaches Console.
In April of 2009, Doreen was awarded the prestigious Business Entrepreneur Award from www.vanetworking.com. Doreen also served as an Executive Board Member from 2006 – 2008 for the Woodridge Chamber of Commerce. Virtual Business Partners is also a member of the International Virtual Assistants Association, the National Association of Executive Assistants, Virtual Assistant Forums, Virtual Assistant Networking Association, and the Financial Planning Association.
Doreen holds the following: Certified Internet Marketer (Internet Marketing Association); Certified Coach Practitioner; Certified Infusionsoft Partner; and Certified Virtual Assistant with Coaches Console.
Kathy Keshemberg: IVAA Event Planner
Kathy has been planning events for groups and associations since 1998 and she is now bringing her expertise to IVAA as our Events Planner. She will be leading the planning for our Online and Live Summits and ensuring we offer our IVAA members and event participants the best experience possible.
Finding great locations, putting together interesting programs, and planning fun activities before, during, and after a conference is her goal. From first-time attendees to veterans, she promises everyone will have a great time!
Terri Lowe: IVAA Social Media Manager
Terri brings 25 years of strategic planning, technical, sales, project management and marketing experience to her role as a Social Media Marketing Strategist. She made the transition from corporate cubicle to home office in 1998 as a Marketing Manager, Product & Project Manager for a global technology services company, successfully transitioning those skills & passions into a virtual assistant business in 2009.
As a marketing strategist and marketing project manager, Terri works closely with clients to provide strategic solutions to their online marketing challenges in support of each client’s unique business goals & values.
She is an avid fan of bluesman, Eric Clapton, and enjoys combining two passions, travel & music.
Terri earned a BA degree in Communication from the University of Tampa and a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from The George Washington University’s School of Business, and enjoys the challenge of keeping up with the evolving landscape of digital media tools & technologies to help small businesses launch, thrive, and grow.
Teresa Morinaga: IVAA Bookkeeper
Teresa Morinaga has been involved with IVAA providing virtual bookkeeping services since 2013.
She obtained degrees in both liberal arts and accounting through the University of Hawaii’s Kapiolani Community College and completed upper-level accounting coursework at University of Hawaii – West Oahu. While fully involved in school, work, and a young family, she served as a Pacific Region and Alpha Kappa Psi Chapter Officer in Phi Theta Kapa - Honor Society of the Two-Year College. Today, she continues to regularly support students in the accounting program at her alma mater.
Teresa noticed that the specific needs of sole proprietors and small business were underserved, particularly accounting and office services; and in 2003, she founded Perfect Bookkeeping and Office Services LLC. Clients consistently refer business associates to her, citing the reliability of her work. Moreover, her early adoption of technology allows Terrie to service clients in a virtual setting.
Her personal interests revolve around family, and the Hawaiian culture. She is a lifelong and voracious learner, a culinary adventurer, a farmer of endangered indigenous plants, a blossoming speaker of the Hawaiian language, and a nurturing Hula mother to two younger generations preserving this ancient art.
Christine Rothdeutsch: IVAA Email Marketing Specialist
Christine works with business owners who are ready to play big and know that they can’t do it without the support of a team. She uses her skills from years as a bookkeeper, a leader of several organizations and as an employee to provide marketing and sales implementation support. Driven by the proliferation of women returning to the J O B market when their business doesn’t grow, she takes pride in providing the best digital marketing and sales support possible. Christine assists her client’s with email marketing, CRM(customer relationship management), blog posts, website updates, podcasts and more. In addition to her primary implementation services, Christine has been recognized by clients for her extraordinary commitment to helping them to be the best that they can be and to stay on track. She implements, manages and advises when needed.
Christine works in Infusionsoft, Get Response, Mailchimp, Constant Contact, Aweber and has been in business since 2010 and an IVAA member since 2013. She enjoys volunteering for summits, coffee chats and wherever needed.
Christine owns Implementing your Vision.
Cheryl Bruntel: IVAA Membership Virtual Assistant
Cheryl, CEO of A-Z Admin Solutions, has been a professional Executive Assistant for over 30 years, having started in the days before PC was a household word. She has been the owner of a successful secretarial service whose clients included a government agency, doctors, lawyers, authors and the Jacques Cousteau Society. Cheryl spent several years as an event planner – handling the soup to nuts logistics for weddings, bar mitzvahs and corporate events. She also spent many years in “Corporate America,” having served as the Executive Assistant to top level senior managers at Fortune 100 companies.
Cheryl has been an IVAA member since 2016 and also volunteers on a number of different IVAA committees.
Although Cheryl has a very diverse skill set and is considered to be a “generalist,” providing back-office administrative support, her favorite thing to do is to answer emails (she considers herself to be an “email junkie!”). She has also been accused by family to be a bit OCD when it comes to organization, which is a skill that comes in quite handy in this line of business!
Currently, Cheryl enjoys a rather unique lifestyle as an “RV full-timer,” where she lives, works, plays and travels full-time in her home on wheels. She likes having different views to look at from her office window. And it’s great to live in a day and age where technology bridges the gap and keeps everyone connected!