Meet The Team

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Gina Horkey

Gina Horkey

FOUNDER & CO-OWNER

Gina is a married millennial mama from Minnesota. Additionally, she’s the founder of Horkey HandBook and loves helping others find or become a kickass virtual assistant. Gina’s background includes making a living as a professional writer, an online business marketing consultant and a decade of experience in the financial services industry.

Laura Nicholls

COPYWRITER & CONTENT MANAGER

Laura creates content, manages the blog and does a ton of other things for Horkey HandBook behind the curtain! She’s an alum of the courses within The #FullyBookedVA System and kicked off her journey with both the VA and freelance writing courses. Laura is also the co-creator of Horkey HandBook’s Social Media for Virtual Assistants. She started off as a writer,  branched out into building her VA business focusing on executive management and content creation and has since “graduated” to content management and copywriting. Laura is in love with her life in Northern California taking care of horses and being a full-time single mom to her daughter.

Stephanie Hayes

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Stephanie takes care of the “back end” of the business, ensuring that our systems, strategy and sales are all in tip-top shape. She is an experienced business strategist and coach who helps 6- and 7-figure entrepreneurs build and grow their online businesses, and is our resident Business Coach, working with all our students in the #FullyBookedVA program to overcome mindset, tactical and strategic challenges and grow thriving businesses for themselves. Stephanie lives in Squamish, British Columbia with her two kids, two cats and crazy dog.

Aleah Al-Sad

COMMUNITY MANAGER

Aleah manages the #FBVA community for our stellar members and supports all customer service needs, both internal and external. She’s an alum of several #FBVA courses and made the jump to begin her VA business after serving as an educator for over a decade. She is passionate about building connection and community for our students and delivering outstanding customer service on behalf of Horkey HandBook. Aleah lives and loves in sunny Southern California with her badass partner, their two amazing kiddos and one rambunctious dog. 

Tara Jones

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Tara has over 17 years of experience assisting executives, in fields including Real Estate, Marketing, Advertising, Media, Hospitality and Construction. It is these diverse experiences that contribute to her ability to calm the crazy.  Going virtual has been such a blessing for her, as it has provided her the ability to do the work she has always done, while living full-time in an RV and living off-grid (wherever God leads her and her family, until it is time to lay down roots for their homestead).

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