The Owner

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Doreen Patrick

Owner of Virtual Business Partners

As an entrepreneur and Certified Online Business Manager, Doreen Patrick brings over 16 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. 

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Sarah Staples

Administrative and Marketing Support

Sarah Staples brings over 15 years of experience as an administrative, personal, or executive assistant, and operations manager. She graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2009 with an MBA. She has an extensive background in assisting small business owners with administrative tasks, research, organization, and calendar management. Since becoming a virtual assistant in 2011 she has enjoyed being able to help a variety of business owners in different industries.  She believes in making her clients a priority and doing as much as possible to help them exceed their goals. Sarah lives with her husband, 3 children, and their dog. She loves spending time with her family and friends in her free time.
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Melissa Menard

Project Manager

Melissa graduated from the University of Florida specializing in Design. Though her first love is design, her passion is helping people succeed. She comes to VBP with over 5 years of experience in Project Management and Client Success. She is a firm believer in putting people first and utilizing her knowledge to help them reach their goals. Melissa enjoys spending time with family, reading, drawing 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.

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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.

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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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Jennifer Fort

Administrative and Project Coordinator

Jennifer comes to us with over 10 years of financial and operational business experience, and seven years of marketing experience.  She is process driven within the field of operations management and all things social media related.  In her spare time she loves spending time with her family, coaching volleyball, and traveling.  Jennifer has been married for 11 years and is a mother to three daughters.  

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Lindsay Van Pelt

Administrative and Project Coordinator

Lindsay comes to us with over 5 years of administrative experience in the corporate world. She graduated with a degree in advertising from the University of Georgia. Lindsay recently came into the virtual assistant world with both feet and has been running ever since. Her past experience includes executive assistance, coordination, social media assistance, and more. Lindsay is recently married and has an adorable fur baby. Her favorite animal is the panda bear and her favorite color is blue.

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Chris Patrick

Manager of Operations & Marketing

Chris has been supporting VBP on an as-needed basis, but has now joined the team as our Operations and Marketing manager. Chris is experienced in the retail sector along with his knowledge of video editing, audio mixing, and social media development makes him a great asset to the team. Chris is also a hockey coach for his former high school.

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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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