I live in Portland, Oregon. I was born and raised here but have also lived in Washington, Virginia, Georgia, England, Ecuador and Thailand.

I come from a long line of entrepreneurs. My paternal grandparents owned a successful  furniture business for over 30 years. My maternal grandmother was a piano and singing coach. The entrepreneurial gene, it seems, has always flowed through my veins.

Over the past three decades I have had the privilege to work and volunteer with Habitat For Humanity International leading working vacation teams to destinations in Africa and SE Asia. Combining service and travel has created the most memorable and interesting experiences from the over 40 countries traveled within so far.

I am an award winning, published fine art photographer with solo and group shows exhibited in the U.S. and internationally.

A few more things about me...

With backgrounds in legal support, small business ownership, and photography I bring a unique combination of experience and skill to each client collaboration. I am passionate about helping business owners organize, streamline and succeed.

I’m Julie, owner of JL Virtual Assistant and a Dubsado Certified Specialist.

Hi There!

My Favorites


“Lost in Translation”


Mint chocolate chip ice cream


The Oregon Coast

My clients are at the center of everything I do and the focus of my business. My goal is to listen, learn, and deliver exceptional tailor-made service. 

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Kind words

“ I have found Julie to be invaluable to my work success. She is a great listener and makes sure she understands what you are saying. Julie can be trusted with confidential information and will research to find the answers that her clients need. If I could choose anyone as an assistant, Julie would be my top choice! Finding someone to assist with integrity and a solid work ethic is no small feat these days. Julie is all of that and more.”

Kathy B.

“Julie is a huge asset to my business. She is loyal, trustworthy, detailed, and efficient. She truly understands time-management and prioritization. Julie has proven invaluable as I moved my processes onto Dubsado in 2021. Having them on automation has helped me become more responsive to my prospects and clients. Julie has proven time and time again how knowledgeable she is with this tool. She is my Dubsado ninja!”

Sarah T.

“Julie has brought stellar organization, creativity, and tested solutions to my coaching business. She established a client onboarding process that is simple for me and my customers to use. She is always reliable and provides the needed structure for my work week. Half of my revenue in 2021 came directly from Julie’s knowledge, skills, and advice in generating appropriate documentation and procedures with my largest client.”
- Andrew M.