MerriLyn is the Owner of Assistants 4 Hire. Her passion is to help each one of her clients get back their time to pursue the things that they Love, in business or in life. Through assessing, planning and executing administrative processes with her team, she seeks to give back at least one hour a day to each one of her clients. She also uses the same practice in her business with how she manages the work of her team and in her own life so she can pursue her own Loves: Motherhood, Romantic Partnership, Golf, Salsa, Friends and Travel!
She was a PGA Class A professional for 16 years and was an NCAA Division II Successful Golf Coach for 13 years in her previous career!
Editor and 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 executives of all levels 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!
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 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.
Jessie Cannizzaro is an actor, writer, and producer who brings a diverse range of experiences as an assistant to the table. She has worked as a talent liaison for the Tribeca Film Festival, a fundraising coordinator for Creative Arts, a residence director for Explo Summer Programs, and a guest relations specialist for Discovery Times Square.
She prides herself on her resourcefulness and excellent communication skills. As a comedy writer and performer, she brings a positive attitude to any work environment and an ability to think quickly on her feet.
Jessie graduated from Swarthmore College with high honors in Theater and Political Science. She was born and raised in New York City, and will happily share with you her opinions on the best late-night nosh (Veselka) and the best slice of pizza (Di Fara).
Julie Anne Earls
Julie Ann Earls is an actor who has worked in numerous spheres of the customer service industry including fitness and hospitality. She strongly believes both fields are rooted in the art of creating an experience.
Her background in both makes her a personable, positive, and clear communicator. In addition to her love of connecting with people, Julie also has a deep love for an organized calendar. She assisted a New York casting director for thirteen years and was her right-hand woman in and outside of the audition room.
Born and raised in northern New Jersey to an Irish-American Dad and a Filipino mom, she is proud to admit that the Jersey Shore is her happy place and that, yes, she did thoroughly enjoy the TV series, The Sopranos.
Amy Whitman brings an extensive background and over 10 years experience in customer relations and management to the A4H team. From her time in the fashion industry as a national and international sales director for a US based bridal designer, to her most recent endeavor as CMO of a dog training company, Amy has a unique variety of skills and takes an individualized approach to each client she works with.
With skills in production management, design and event coordination (having managed shows at New York Bridal Fashion Week!) Amy is equipped with a meticulous eye for detail and adaptability to any situation.
As a creative thinker with a passion for connecting with people, helping others achieve their goals is what drives her.
Born and raised in the Midwest, Amy earned her BS in Fashion Design and Production with an emphasis in Mass Communications from Iowa State University. Amy also completed studies in Florence Italy at Accademia Italiana in Art History and Technical Design.
In her personal time, she can be found outdoors with her Belgian Shepherd Mako, travelling with family and friends, cooking and dancing!
Sophie is a soon to be an honors graduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She is a hardworking individual and will be graduating with an Associate’s Degree in Fashion Business Management, Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising, Marketing, and Communications, along with minors in Art History and Psychology.
Her education, as well as past work experience, has given her a well-rounded understanding of business, marketing, and developing creative brand strategies. She has a creative eye and is detail and deadline-oriented.
Outside of work, Sophie loves fashion, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and of course spoiling her two dogs.