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 Kara worked as an administrative assistant, sales support team member, and mother for over two decades. 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.“
Katie hails from Enumclaw in the South Sound and loves helping others complete their to-do lists. A skilled organizer and optimizer, Katie is passionate about solving problems for those she helps. Solutions are her specialty.
Katie loves the outdoors and often enjoys them from the seat of her motorcycle or bicycle, or while out on the golf course
“I love helping people so they have more time to do the things they love.”
Bernice was born in Hong Kong and raised in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and has experienced the cultures of 43 countries (and counting). Over 20 years of experience in the tourism, hospitality, and customer service industries have given her the privilege of traveling the world.
Bernice thrives when helping customers and clients, whether that means grocery shopping, organizing, picking out a great bottle of wine to pair with dinner, or finding a tour to a remote destination for their next vacation.
Not one to sit around, Bernice’s strengths are being detail-oriented, multitasking, and perfectionism.
“If I can help in any way, knowing that I made a difference brings a smile to my face.”
Born and raised in the Seattle area, Laura is an avid soccer player, coach and, of course, Sounders fan. When she’s not working, Laura volunteers in the community and spends time with her family, especially her three grandsons.
Laura loves being a personal assistant because she enjoys finding solutions and removing items from her clients’ to-do lists so they can spend their free time with their families.
“Be the reason someone smiles today.”
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, Amanda is out creating her own as an avid kayaker and photographer.
“It’s my greatest joy to make your life easier!”
Growing up as the youngest of 6 kids, Krista understands the needs of a busy household. She is task-oriented and loves checking things off a to-do list. Krista’s warmth and compassion mixed with her can-do attitude make her a joy to work with.When she isn’t busy helping others, Krista loves riding her e-bike around local trails.
“My clients feel peace when their space is organized and that is a real gift.”
Dominique loves to help people — no need is too extreme! Her super powers are flexibility and efficiency, always trying to figure out how to maximize her time with her clients.
A Seattle native, voracious reader, and movie buff, Dominique is also an adventurous diner. When she is not providing an extra set of hands for her clients, she loves discovering new and interesting restaurants around the city.
“Helping people live happier, healthier lives.”
Heidi was born in California and spent her high school years in Washington. She loves making her clients’ lives easier and doing what she can to give them more time with their family or to themselves. Her clients appreciate her creative problem-solving, organizational skills, and ability to anticipate their needs.
In her free time, Heidi enjoys spending time with her teenage daughter, working on her artwork, and doing anything outside.
“If you have the ability to make someone happy, do it.”
Linda has spent over 20+ years as a restaurant manager and is a quintessential foodie. Her past experience makes her a great personal assistant, she loves helping others and providing a bright spot in their day. Linda’s specialties include meal prepping, organizing, vendor management, prioritization, and efficiency.
In her spare time, Linda enjoys spending time in the kitchen learning how to prepare new meals and exploring the Pacific Northwest by hiking, biking, boating, and camping.
“A clean and organized physical space allows for a clean and organized mental space.”
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!”
Liz has worked as a personal household assistant and nanny to help support Seattle families in their own homes. With more than six years of 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.”
Mary-Angela loves helping clients improve the quality of their lives by freeing up their time. “My mom was a stay-at-home mom, so I got to watch her manage our household and help her do so. I grew to enjoy the tasks. This, combined with my passion to positively influence and help others in their daily lives, is why I love doing what I do.”
Mary-Angela’s optimistic approach to problem-solving (always finding a solution and getting the job done), love for process improvement (becoming more efficient and effective each day), and passion for helping people (especially organizing, doing laundry, and vacuuming) are what make her a stellar household manager. She also loves to cook and experiments in the kitchen in her spare time!
“Your time is important! Take it back and let me handle the rest.”
Peggy has lived with her family in North Seattle for many years. 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 loves cooking, organizing, and cultivating efficiency. Accessible and direct, Peggy looks forward to setting up solutions for the problems that prevent her clients from enjoying their days.
“How can I help?”
Born in England but raised in County Wicklow, Ireland, Susie greatly enjoys streamlining processes for clients. Her strong interpersonal skills combined with her natural intuition and love of research help the people she works with focus on what is truly important to them.
In her free time, Susie loves to read, write for her local paper, spend time with her daughters, and ride her horse.
Originally from the East Coast, Tatiana spent 13 years in NYC before moving to Seattle for graduate school three years ago. Her many years spent as an executive assistant honed her attention to detail and project management skills, and 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 creating 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 that your mail isn’t piling up and your closet is organized.
“Organizing spaces brings me so much joy!”