Tyler O’Keeffe, Virtual Assistant (Part-Time)

Tyler proved himself to be a valuable member of The Law Studio production team while working through his former employer, Zirtual. He finally got some of those long-promised meetings on Nance’s calendar, and he started working with her on process improvements to increase her efficiency and lower clients’ costs. Then, he opened his email on 08/10/15 and learned that Zirtual had suspended operations. He was out of a job, and Nance was without her treasured assistant–until she put social media to work. Before 3 PM, they had reconnected and created their own contingency plan.

We are thrilled that Tyler is a bigger part of our team, and we will be putting him to good use. You know how we look like we’re on social media all of the time? Tyler helps with that. Are you getting better service and noticing that Nance is calmer? Tyler helps with that, too. Is there something you need us to improve? Tyler coordinates feedback and new projects. Plus, he’s a very pleasant, effective person to deal with, and he will only get better during his return to school for business and process improvement.

Tyler recently moved with his adorable spouse and “family zoo” to the soul of the American Southwest from the weirdest city in North Carolina.

Peter Schmitz, Chief Information Officer (Part-Time)

Peter began teaching himself how to code on his family’s Apple II computer at age 9. His curiosity about Nance’s WordPress website landed him this job at The Law Studio. He installed the beautiful theme that makes this site easier to read and navigate, and he troubleshoots many of our software issues. He is a team player who will also pitch in with administrative duties, such as drafting subpoenas, scheduling depositions or updating our contact list. He even created a few macros for us before we moved to Microsoft Office 365, which doesn’t have the same features.

We appreciate the work Peter does for The Law Studio, and we love the music he literally brings to our lives. A composer of funny, upbeat songs, he provides us comic relief when our work gets stressful. He is also known to bring his guitar to work or occasionally belt out a beautiful aria in German or Italian.

Peter lives in the 7th Coolest Neighborhood in the world and has a girlfriend who is almost as cool.