Pepper’s founder Kara McKeage remembers the joy that she experienced as a 9-year old child passing out fliers to the staff at her mother’s office. Her services at the time? Stapling and collating.
Times have changed a bit since then, but her love of helping others has not. Pepper’s Personal Assistants formed organically after working for over two decades as an administrative assistant, sales support team member and mother. Kara is honored to serve Seattle’s professional community with her organizational talents gleaned from these experiences and her sustained passion for making people’s lives easier.
“Having a big impact on people’s lives is why I love doing what I do.”
Our Operations Manager, Christina, is a natural at crafting simple solutions to complex challenges. Her knack for organization and streamlining processes has been honed during years of experience on the administrative, project and event management fronts in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors. Her degree in Home Economics has also proved valuable in understanding executive household needs and mentoring our team. When not working, Christina loves reading good books and dancing to her favorite bands in Seattle’s Western Swing community.
Alison is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for bringing balance to the lives of others both in and out of the kitchen. She has experience planning meals for a variety of dietary and other lifestyle needs such as on-the-go or budget-friendly. She has a knack for organization and creating processes for maintaining a tidy home. Her ability to prioritize projects and multitask efficiently provides her clients with reliable service and allows them to relax and pay attention to the more important things in life.
“Leave it to me!”
Bernice was born in Hong Kong and raised in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. With 20+years of experience in the Tourism, Hospitality and Customer Service professional, she had the privilege of traveling the world which leads her to experience the cultures of 43 countries and counting.
She thrives when helping customers and clients, whether it is grocery shopping, organizing, picking out a great bottle of wine to pair with dinner or finding a tour to a remote destination on their next vacation.
Not one to sit around. Her strengths are being detail oriented, multi-tasking and accomplishing a perfected outcome of her projects.
“If I can help in any way, it brings a smile to my face that I made a difference”
Liz has worked as a personal household assistant and nanny helping to support Seattle families in their own homes. With more than six years household management experience, she has done everything from cooking, shopping and meal planning to running errands and making family appointments. Outside of work, Liz loves to cook and entertain, with health and fitness also being an important part of her life.
“I love helping families to make their homes run smoothly.”
For almost 20 years, Lisa has enjoyed making the Pacific Northwest her home. Her professional career spans chapters dedicated to performing arts and corporate training. She has excelled in varied roles as a performer, director, and choreographer, as well as in her work facilitating, training, coaching, and supporting staff. How does such a colorful past lend itself to being a dynamic personal assistant? Lisa prefers not to be the sage on the stage, but behind the scenes making the star shine. She’s the perfect “woman behind the curtain” to your success! All the while, her project management experience and seasoned listening skills allow her to interpret, meet, and exceed your unique needs.
“I’m an Efficiency Aficionado!”
Margaret is a native Seattleite and a former entrepreneur who operated her own special event planning and project management business. She specializes in juggling multiple projects and tasks while maintaining attention to detail and meeting time-sensitive deadlines. She takes great pride in providing her clients seamless accountability.
“My attention to detail will ensure your projects are completed with care from start to finish.”
Peggy has lived with her family for many years in North Seattle. She is a foodie with a background in allied health and education who enjoys running a household filled with a variety of pets and children. She enjoys cooking, organizing, and cultivating efficiency. Accessible and direct, she looks forward to setting up solutions for the problems blocking the enjoyment of every part of the day.
“How can I help?”
Suzanne is a Seattle native, missing the sunshine, but not willing to trade the northwest lifestyle! After spending over a decade is residential lending, raising two children and helping her husband run a small business, Suzanne decided to put her skills to use at Pepper’s Personal Assistants. Not wanting to sit at a desk all day, Pepper’s offered the variety and activity she was seeking. Organized, efficient and a desire to help other’s made it an easy choice. To escape the city, Suzanne can be found at the beach or ski slopes!
“Let me me help you tackle your to-do list!”
Originally from the East Coast, Tatiana spent thirteen years in NYC before moving to Seattle three years ago for graduate school. Her many years spent as an executive assistant honed her attention to detail and project management skills. Her arts background allows her to creatively problem solve and throw herself into many different tasks. A lover of travel, art and food, Tatiana looks forward to planning and researching your next trip or planning the perfect itinerary when visitors are coming to town. She enjoys the relationships that come from personal assisting, and is able to sleep better knowing your mail isn’t piling up and your closet is organized.
“Organizing spaces brings me so much joy!”
Danielle is a Texas native who moved to Seattle to be closer to family and pursue her Ph.D.. She is passionate about helping people create order in their daily life. She loves finding patterns and then creating systems to bring more flow and ease. Her clients appreciate her unique mix of heart-centered people skills with savvy organizational and project management experience. Whether it’s arranging the calendar, or organizing the pantry, Danielle enjoys the satisfaction of finishing projects and finishing them well!
“I delight in creating order and solving problems!“
Amanda grew up in California and was inspired by her family to trade the sunshine state for the natural beauty of Seattle. Her professional background includes a number of managerial positions across multiple sectors including senior care, wellness services, hospitality and pet care. Organization, time management and attention to detail are her forte. When she’s not busy helping her clients achieve their work/life balance, she’s out creating her own as an avid kayaker and photographer.
“It’s my greatest joy to make your life easier!”
Sharon grew up in Southern Oregon and loves Seattle’s small-town, big-city feel. Her professional life has spanned an arc of service from corporate executive assistant to wedding floral design to arts fundraising. Most recently, Sharon was a personal assistant to a prominent Seattle family. Her love of helping others and can-do attitude makes her a natural fit for Pepper’s. Sharon’s strong administrative skills, eagle eye for details and organizational savvy gives her clients confidence that no job is too big or too small to tackle.
“Going the extra mile is what I do, and I do it well!”