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!
Digital Marketing Manager
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.
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).
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.
Neil Kelly is an actor, writer and performer based in Los Angeles, CA. Growing up in the theatre, Neil has learned extremely valuable skills that translate perfectly to being an assistant: Collaboration, Clear Communication, and Meeting a Deadline! After all, “Opening Night” only comes once.
Neil studied at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and he holds a BFA in Acting from Boston University.
In addition to Neil’s creative background, he has also worked as an administrative assistant for an Atlanta-based talent agency. There he would act as a liaison between client and performer to schedule availability, keep track of details, and communicate via phone and email. Similarly, Neil has internship experience with a big-budget Los Angeles production company; it is there he honed his writing and presentational skills for meetings, as well as, learned to work under pressure communicating with high-level executives.
Outside of work Neil enjoys travelling with friends and family, meditating, and cooking up a storm!
Brendan is an actor/composer with extensive experience in the customer service industry. From his work with large tech companies to smaller organizations, he takes pride in making sure every customer experience remains as personal and detail-oriented as possible.
Brendan earned his BFA in Theater from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA (where he was born and raised). He now resides in New York City with his ever-expanding band of foster (sometimes permanent) animals."