Hello Everyone, I am Evelyn, co-founder of IntegrityBSSLLC.
Over the course of the past 45+ years, I have been engaged in multiple streams of education, training and work experience in my obsession with learning, understanding, developing, and all things technology, owning my very first mechanical device similar to the typewriter on the cover page as young as 10 years old. As soon as the electric typewriters came out, I had to have one, so I washed my neighbors dishes, vacuumed her floors, did her laundry, and babysat all her babies, all on the same day of the week, every week, just so I can earn the money to pay for one. They were a few hundred dollars, so my mom purchased it on credit and I paid the note each month. I was just 12 years old at the time.
Soon after came computers and it was the same deal when I wanted the newest device, a Commodore 64 with cassette player for data storage. Wow, that should tell you my age.
Growing up I was somewhat of a book nerd, spending many hours at the local library, reading dictionaries, encyclopedias, and whatever How To and Self Help books were available, signing up for and participating in every personal and career development course or event offered. I have taken courses from basic to intermediate to masters in mental health and wellness, parenting, domestic violence, sexual abuse, trauma informed care, multiple Microsoft programs and software, home inspection, biblical and spiritual leadership and development, just to name a few.
I began my entrepreneur journey at 18, starting my own online wholesale gift store, and jumped on the MLM bandwagon for a few years as well. However, I was never a good salesperson, just loved all of the products too much, and gifted more than I sold, so I always spent more then I earned.
Over the years I have enrolled in multiple different online courses, anywhere from IRS Tax Service, to most recently Coffee Cup Counseling, in addition to earning an associates in Psychology and Christian Counseling, a bachelors degree in Psychology and am currently enrolled in my masters program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and plan to pursue a doctorate in the future.
My work experience includes more than just entrepreneurship and small businesses, as I have been a housekeeper, a tutor, a cashier, a valet parker, an assistant manager, an office manager, a job developer, a field service representative, program Director, grant writer, executive assistant, program coordinator, a multi site program developer and supervisor, and currently an administrator and case manager. The extent of projects I have been privy to create and/or be a part of range anywhere from writing a grant to establish a smoking cessation program, creating curriculum for a mentoring program, developing business plans, creating business cards to websites, among many other things.
In addition to all of the above, I will forever remain a career learner, always searching for opportunities to continue learning, developing and growing in knowledge and understanding of the systems, programs, and devices it takes for this world to operate.