1st VA was established in early 2004 as a solo Virtual Assisting company.  After years of experience working primarily in internet marketing with clients, 1st VA morphed into an online marketing support company. Today 1st VA includes a comprehensive team of expert online marketing associates. 1st VA has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs and now specializes in helping entrepreneurs establish an effective online presence. 1st VA’s clients have included life and business coaches, professional speakers, top fitness and nutrition professionals, all leaders in their respective industries.

donnatoothakerDonna Toothaker is the fearless leader of 1stVA. After a career in the banking and financial services industry, Donna’s entrepreneurial drive led her out on her own, creating 1stVA during the initial growth of the virtual assisting industry. Since then, her passion for helping other entrepreneurs thrive and grow their businesses online has made her a sought-after online marketing expert for speakers, coaches and entrepreneurs from around the world. Donna’s company followed its own path and transitioned from virtual assisting into the highly acclaimed online marketing consulting and support company it is today.

Donna’s expertise and excitement in ‘all things online’ makes her the primary consultant for 1st VA’s clients.

When not attached to her laptop, Donna enjoys flower gardening, working out, hiking, and anything nature-related – especially the ocean. Her five-year plan includes a move from Massachusetts to California, where the weather is warmer and beach-walking is a year-round pleasure.

beckyBecky Pilsbury is 1stVA’s primary project manager. Becky joined 1st VA in 2005 with an extensive and diverse background, primarily in the hotel industry.  Becky manages all projects, clients and 1st VA Associates.

Becky enjoys volunteering in her community, and spending time with her husband and two children.

Julie Pampinella works as 1stVA’s public relations expert and client service manager. As a former Boston-based publicist, and a working freelance writer, Julie has over a decade of experience supporting clients as a creative partner. Having worked with artists, musicians, natural healing practitioners and leadership coaches, Julie takes a creative and holistic approach to her work, nurturing a project from inspiration to manifestation.

3lisaI’m usually hesitant to refer VA services because, like many web entrepreneurs, it’s been a challenge to find a team that really works WITH me. I like to say the third time is a charm because my online presence has been running like clockwork since I partnered with Donna and her team at 1stVA. They consistently over-deliver and keep me on track. Plus, I find they are often a step ahead of me on projects. You have no idea the peace of mind that brings to me and my business.

Since investing in 1stVA my online efforts are running more smoothly than ever and I have more time to focus on generating income. I highly recommend 1stVA.
Lisa Manyon, Write On ~ Creative Writing Services, LLC.

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