Mary Lou was one of the very first Virtual Executive Assistants here at Worxbee! She is also a #teamchampion VEA type. As a virtual executive assistant she has worked for her clients for years and is an integral part of their team. She is often praised by her clients for being a dedicated “partner.” When she is not working she enjoys music, art and watching Penn State football.

In today’s virtual assistant spotlight, we were pleasantly surprised to discover a lot about Mary Lou, including why she loves working for Worxbee so much, her favorite place she’s ever traveled to (you’ll never guess,) what she is most proud of and more. Read on!

When did you start with Worxbee? I started August 8, 2013 I think - it was the beginning of the Uniquely Virtual Start-up.

What’s the craziest job you’ve ever completed for a client? Finding purple cowboy boots!

What’s your favorite part of the job? I love connecting with the clients.

What’s the worst job you've ever had? Transcribing for sure, at Worxbee and every other job I have had. My worst job of all time was working in the dishroom in dining halls at Penn State.

Where is your home town? I was born in Newport, Rhode Island then moved to State College, PA.

Who is the one person you admire most and why? The person/people I admire most are my parents, now both deceased. They taught me to be independent and rely on myself, to be kind and helpful, to treasure family and your past, to be honest, hard-working, ethical and to have fun. My parents grew up through the Depression and saw the value of things. "Always buy/obtain the best thing you can afford and then take care of it - it will last longer than you would ever realize." I was never spoiled and had responsibilities and chores. I was expected to do the right thing and lead a life I could be proud of. I couldn't ask for a better gift than the lessons my parents taught me - I consider myself lucky they were mine!!

What is your favorite travel spot? Maine. I come from a long line of lobster fisherman. My family settled in Maine in the 1700's.

What are you most proud of? I would say the work that I do, the friends that I have, and my common sense.

People would be surprised if they knew: I am very shy around new people. Anyone who knows me would laugh out loud at that statement.