"Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people." - Steve Jobs
The word is that if Jessica requests to speak to you, you probably did something wrong.
Jessica runs the engine room at FP Transitions, maintaining the books, records, and financial statements. She makes sure everyone gets paid, everyone pays us, tracks income, and balances it all to the penny by the end of every month. From Payroll to PayPal, and everything in between, it falls in Jessica’s domain.
Jessica and her husband moved to Portland in 1994 just because and, have owned several successful businesses including a mortgage company, environmentally friendly dry cleaners, bookkeeping services, and a corporate gift company. With their two children now in college, they are moving out to Oregon's wine country. Jessica enjoys the overcast outdoors, reading, red wines, golden beers, straight espresso, sports, cheeseburgers, and most of all, her family.
In her spare time, Jessica teaches tax classes in a way that only an experienced entrepreneur and budget-master can. She once laid out our company’s five year tax history using nickels, dimes and quarters to successfully illustrate and simplify tax concepts after two CPA’s and one LLM in taxation failed to do so.
Jessica graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ecology and Evolution. Everything since then has been on-the-job training and real life experience as an entrepreneur in her own right and Super Mom all the time in between.
Office Coordinator/Scheduling Coordinator
As a self-diagnosed book addict, Julie reads stories as voraciously as she strives to write them.
True to her bookworm tendencies, Julie uprooted herself from her home in Kansas City, Kansas to move to Rexburg, Idaho, a small town known for its blizzard-like conditions in the fall and winter, so she could pursue a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing at Brigham Young University-Idaho (BYU-Idaho).
Outside of her studies, she was a member of BYU-Idaho’s Writers Workshop and co-managed the workshop for two consecutive semesters. After graduating BYU-Idaho, she moved to Oregon and was hired as a writer for IBM’s loan servicing company, Seterus. She wrote letters to borrowers and attorneys about the loans serviced by Seterus; a role that required a heavy amount of research, attention to detail, and extensive planning to meet government mandated deadlines – skills she puts to good use at FP Transitions.
As both the Director of First Impressions and Scheduling Coordinator, she maintains order in the office and on our calendars by scheduling clients with our Enterprise Consulting team. Julie ensures our clients receive the help they need in a timely manner. In between her regular duties, she supports content creation for newsletters, marketing campaigns and the website.
Forever honing her writing and editing capabilities, she is a current graduate student at Portland State University in the Book Publishing Master’s program.