The Owner


Doreen Patrick

Owner of Virtual Business Partners

As an entrepreneur, Doreen Patrick brings over 15 years of business support services to her company, Virtual Business Partners.  Doreen founded VBP 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.

The VBP Team

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Ashley Hoops

Administrative and Marketing Support

Ashley comes to us with a year of virtual assistant experience after spending 5 years as an administrative professional within the public sector. Ashley has experience assisting female entrepreneurs, marketing agencies and other business owners within the online space. Research, organization and calendar management are just some of the tasks Ashley enjoys. In her spare time Ashley loves spending time with her family, reading and supporting her daughter’s collegiate equestrian team. Ashley has been married for 15 years and is a mother of 2 sons and 1 daughter. 


Rachel Freeman

Administrative and Marketing Support

Rachel specializes in visual communications and design. She graduated from The Pratt Institute of Art and Design in New York in 2008 with a BFA in Communications Design. When it comes to work, her passion is helping clients create beautiful promotional materials and websites. Through graphic and website design, Rachel aims to help her clients be seen in the best light. When Rachel is not working, she enjoys photography, creating fine art, being out in nature, spending time with her partner, friends and family, and of course her little dog named Luca.


Paige Lee

Administrative and Marketing Support

Paige comes to us with over 5 years of virtual assistant experience. Paige has experience helping small businesses, marketing agencies, and many other industries online. She is also an entrepreneur herself, so she understands what it takes to start and keep a business running. She enjoys tasks like data entry, social media posting and creation, and bookkeeping. Paige has been married for 7 years, and has a 4 year old little girl. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping, and traveling!

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Michelle Moline

Administrative and Project Coordinator

Michelle Moline comes to us as a business owner of a publishing sales representative company where she spent many years working with different publishers and clients. She has also spent time as a substitute teacher and paraprofessional in the school district near her home. All of this experience has helped her develop an established skill set that includes administration, management, customer service, communication and writing. Michelle lives with her husband of 19 years, her 15-year old daughter and their 2 cats. Michelle also volunteers much of her free time as the president of her daughter competitive swim club.

Lisa Weldon

Lisa Weldon

Administrative and Marketing Support

Lisa Weldon brings nearly 20 years of experience as an administrative, personal, and executive assistant. She has an extensive background in the financial and mortgage industries and provides a great proficiency in dealing with regulatory compliance issues, standard bookkeeping, and a more advanced understanding of accounting concerns. She has an educational background in both graphic design and business. During her time as a virtual assistant, she’s relished the ability to help multiple clients meet the demands of their specific businesses and industries. She believes that the best asset any business professional can possess is a priority on customer service, for their executives as well as their clients.

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Laura Williams

Graphic Design Specialist

Laura received her BFA in Visual Communications from the University of Kansas and shares her passion for graphic design with every client. Laura has over 20 years experience in all aspects of print design, both from a creative role to that of print procurement. She has worked in a variety of industries with corporate clients, nonprofits and small business owners. Fun fact: she was a college mascot for two years while at KU – Rock Chalk Jayhawk! She now resides with her husband and young family in Kansas.


Richard Contreras

SEO and Copywriting Guru

Richard has been in sales and marketing for more than 35 years. He has been writing for personal pleasure and occasional publication for more than 20 years. In October of 2010, after returning to Denver, CO from Phoenix, AZ – making the 800-mile trip by bicycle – he began to devote himself to the full-time practice of creating search engine optimized web content for website and blog owners who were unable, or unwilling, to write for themselves. Today he offers a range of services, including optimized blog post/article writing, optimized web page construction, keyword research and analysis, writing press releases, editing, creating evergreen content, re-purposing content, and pretty much all things involved with web content writing and on-page SEO. He regularly creates content for IT Network Service Firms, Physicians, Therapists Attorneys, Realtors, Finance Consultants, Online Marketing Firms, Online Coaches, Virtual Assistants, Authors, and brick-and-mortar Retail and Wholesale Businesses. Richard’s hobbies include reading, riding bicycles, and rebuilding and servicing bicycles at a discount, to help keep others riding regularly.

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Trish Christoffersen

Administrative and Project Coordinator

Trish Christoffersen brings over 30 years of experience as an administrative/executive assistant. She has an extensive background in the engineering and B2C industries. Trish has extensive experience assisting executives with scheduling, travel, correspondence, gathering and organizing data, purchasing, and much more. Trish is extremely comfortable with technology and learns new programs for fun. She has created Excel spreadsheets, worked extensively in Google Suite, created PowerPoint and Canva presentations, etc. Trish writes both professionally and creatively. She wants the spotlight to focus on the success of her clients, not herself, and believes she has the skills to make that happen.


Sir Remington Charles Patrick III - The Duke of VBP

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Commonly known as Remy! His specialties include break room management that requires a well-stocked snack jar at all times and delivery alert services upon doorbell notification. He is currently on Level 3 puppy training and on his way to becoming a certified support animal with hopes of being a volunteer for those services in the future!

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