The Owner

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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 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.

The VBP Team

Michelle Knight

Michelle Knight

Website Designer/Developer

Michelle is a “jackie-of-all-trades” as she thrives on knowing a little about a lot. This reflects her work experience as well as her educational background. She has six college degrees in accounting, business management, business information systems, graphic design, web development and general studies. Her work experience includes over 20 years of office administration and bookkeeping/accounting and over 10 years of graphic design, web design/development and digital marketing. She's a techy country girl at heart that loves spending the summers at her lake property, riding her motorcycle and enjoying time with friends and family, especially with her husband and her dog Bailey.

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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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.

Michelle Danajka

Michelle Danajka

Administrative and Project Coordinator

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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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 each and 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.

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Richard Contreras

SEO and Copy Editing 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.

Amy Farahay

Amy Farahay

Administrative and Project Coordinator

I have over 15 years of executive business experience. I act as a partner and become your right hand. Think everything operations; this frees executives up to build the business and grow!  Before starting my business, I spent seven years perfecting my skill set as the Director of Operations for the largest wellness studio in central Ohio. In my seven years with the company, using my skill set, I was able to play an interquel part in expanding the company from two studio locations to five.

Throughout my career, I have mastered my leadership skills by investing in over 1500 hours of personal development training, including notable work as a Lululemon ambassador. When we align our life purpose with our hearts, it makes creating our dreams a reality. I look forward to inspiring you to elevate your business and personal life to the next level.

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