Our Team

MerriLyn Gibbs, MS


In the quest to create more happiness for herself and others, MerriLyn started with an idea ~ then a plan and finally, the execution of Assistants 4 Hire!  She wants to help others create more time for the things they love ~ whether that be a trip with the family to the beach, a date night with a loved one, or just time for a glass of wine and a good book!  


MerriLyn’s strengths are great customer relationships, team leadership, time management strategy, content writing, internet systems, and training.  Each Assistance, whether Professional or Personal, is a unique experience tailored to the client’s needs and wants.  MerriLyn has the tool to assess this within the first consultation with each client!


As Owner and Founder, MerriLyn now enjoys her dream of creating the life balance she wants for herself and others. She has fallen in love with entrepreneurship!  Her main drive for starting her business was to create a life where she could put her daughter first and build her career around her passion for motherhood.  She loves that this is the reality she now lives every day and loves providing the same opportunity for each one of her clients and team members!


Formerly, MerriLyn was a PGA Golf Professional for 16 years and loved being a Head Women's Golf Coach for 13 years. During her tenure, she attended 8 NCAA National Championships as a team or with her individual players and lead her teams to qualify for 11 NCAA Regional Championships.  She also was an LPGA Future/Symetra tour member for 3 years.


MerriLyn still loves spending day on the links and sunbathing on the beach.  She can be found regularly biking around NY with her daughter on the back of her bike, salsa dancing, and enjoying a fantastic meal with a great cocktail. She is also on a mission to travel 50 States and 50 Countries which is currently at 46 and 27!

Myra Jackiw

Client Liaison

Myra is a Seasoned Professional in event planning (20+ years) specializing in Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Anniversaries, etc.  She is well-versed in planning special events and moving management.  She is an excellent communicator and is detail oriented creating an easy flow to what can be, for many, a very stressful life event.


In addition, Myra has 10 years of experience in the personal concierge industry.  Previously, she was employed as a Corporate Concierge at L’Oréal New York as part of a work/life balance program servicing approx. 900 Employees along with a team.  During her tenure there, she interacted with Presidents, Vice Presidents, Senior Vice Presidents, Executive Directors and General Managers of the different brands of L’Oréal USA ~ Lancôme, Matrix, Kerastase, Maybelline, Kiehl's, Skinceuticals, Redken, Vichy, etc.


Myra likes to think “out of the box” and has a knack for locating unique and creative items and/or services on the web, as well as during her explorations in the City since she is a Native New Yorker!

Tatum De Souza

Creatives Curator & Scribe

Tatum started her career in the banking sector, working both Locally and Internationally, culminating as a Corporate Relationship Manager.  Her 18-year career includes exposure in the areas of Sales and Marketing, Content Creation, Creative Writing, HR, Event Management and Social Media Management, covering industries such as Banking & Finance, Hospitality, Telco, Recruitment and Education.

Jordan McAndrew 

Communications Specialist & Content Creator

Jordan is a well-organized and hard-working young professional in New York City. As a recent graduate of Lafayette College in Easton, PA, she is eager to take on the responsibilities of being a virtual assistant. 

Through Jordan’s professional experience, having worked throughout her four years of school, she gained an appreciation for organization and communication. She is a skilled writer with a background in customer service, and she is so excited to use her skills and experience to benefit Assistants 4 Hire! Adaptable and dependable, Jordan is proud to be helping clients manage the details of their lives with more ease. 

When not working, Jordan likes to unplug and go on a hike or check out new music venues in the city. 

Daniel McHenry

Versatile Support Assistant

Daniel is a versatile assistant who sweats the small stuff. Brings 20 years administrative support including 8 as a personal assistant experience to the table.  His work in a broad range of industries including Show Business, Video Production, Marketing & Business Development and Personal Organizing yields an extensive skill set. 

Is proficient with MS Office Suite, G Suite, and most popular software.  Additionally, Daniel is trained and skilled in QuickBooks bookkeeping. 

His experience and broad range of capabilities is backed up by a meticulous, flexible, resourceful and solution oriented get it done work ethic. 

Among his professional and creative abilities is balloon sculpting at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings.

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