Meet Lynelle Mykins
Owner, L. Mykins Virtual Assistance
Lynelle is a believer in following your dreams and family time. Through L. Mykins Virtual Assistance, she is using her beliefs to support veteran business owners, entrepreneurs, and foundations to reach their dreams while still having time at the end of the day to relax and enjoy time with their family.
The Winding Road To Virtual Assistance
Lynelle started her administrative career in the U.S. Navy. Onboard the USS Constitution, Boston, MA, she learned the in’s and out’s of all things administrative. Four years and an honorable discharge brought her to married life and three years in beautiful Japan (her husband was transferred to the Yokosuka Naval Base). Her time abroad was focused on completing her Associates Degree, teaching conversational English, substitute teaching, and being 100% tourist.
Returning to the states brought them to upstate New York, where they currently live. Here she mixed her love for all things administrative with her passion for helping people by working in the non-profit sector. Her experience grew to include providing high-quality administrative assistance to top-level executives, organizing office operations and procedures, and implementing comprehensive fund development fundraising, marketing, and communications strategies. After 18 years of being the Jack of all trades, it was time for a change. For years, she had the dream of owning her own business. Her creativity was just waiting to be broadened and she wanted to take all that she learned to directly help entrepreneurs, veteran business owners, and foundations to build their business. And so L. Mykins Virtual Assistance was born.
Moving Forward With L. Mykins Virtual Assistance
Through her virtual assistance business, Lynelle’s goal is to help her clients achieve their goals. She learned planning, team-work, problem-solving, follow-through, flexibility and communication during her 4 years of military and 20 in the non-profit sector. Skills she now uses to help her clients swiftly check tasks off their to-do lists. Providing project/event management, social media management, and bookkeeping allows her clients to focus on developing and growing their business.
Lynelle believes that learning never stops. She is currently working on her Bachelors in Business Administration, taking an online Expert VA training course, and most recently, she completed the Quickbooks ProAdvisor program.
Not All Business
Settling down in Upstate New York after her husband’s retirement from the U.S. Navy allowed them to be close to family. Saratoga Springs and the surrounding area has many offerings that Lynelle and her husband take full advantage of. They love getting out and hiking the Adirondack Mountains, attending small-town events, and enjoying time with friends. They travel often visiting family and friends up and down the east coast and adventuring off to new locations (Paris, Ireland, Hawaii). While they have a travel bucket list that is long, they always enjoy a nice quiet night hanging out with their two fur puppies.