About Me

About Me

Twitter avatarHi, I’m Marya, the owner of Suncoast VA. In my pre-mom life,  I spent 10 years working as a senior secretary in New York City from 1981-1991 in the construction and investment banking industries. During this time I provided administrative support to senior executives and interacted with diverse international clientele in a very high stress work environment.

I became a stay at home mom in 1992 upon the birth of my oldest daughter. Three more children followed over the next nine years and I became immersed in parenting and homeschooling. The birth of my last child in 2001 was life changing for me because he was born with Down Syndrome. Wanting to become the best mom and advocate that I could be, I ventured into the online world to network with other parents and learn everything that I could. As a result, I became fascinated with social media and blogging and I started my own blog Chronic Mom Life.

As a special needs mom, I wanted to start a business that would give me the flexibility that I needed to be available to my family and thought that becoming a virtual assistant would be a good fit for me. I had a chance to intern for Kelly McCausey a few years back and I found another opportunity to intern at 5 Minutes for Mom where I learned to plan and create content, further my WordPress skills, photo editing and designing graphics and learned how to implement social media strategies.

Why You’ll Want To Work With Me

I’m a dependable self-starter with proven social media, blog management and writing skills. My 10 years of experience in the corporate world taught me how to communicate with people of many different backgrounds clearly and professionally. My past social media internships as well as starting and running my own blog have given me a good working knowledge of WordPress, writing for the Internet and social media.

As a social media virtual assistant and blog virtual assistant, I am always seeking to learn and expand upon my skills. I belong to several mastermind groups so that I can network with others and continue to increase my knowledge in social media, internet marketing and writing.

I’m ready to partner with you to help you reach your business goals! Please visit my Services Page to see how we can work together.