Member Spotlight: Michael Johnsen


Michael Johnsen
MFA, BSBM

LA-CAMFT extends an enthusiastic welcome to Mike Johnsen, who has come on board to oversee and manage our association’s IT/Webmaster needs. He comes highly recommended from several of our members, including Sietze Vanderheide and Maria Gray, to name but two.

Mike’s company, Your.Virtual.Assistant, is based in Seattle, Washington, and primarily serves one- and two-person businesses, as well as trade and service associations, most of which specialize in a variety of coaching and psychotherapy services such as recovery from addiction, marriage and family therapy, the treatment of trauma and depression, and general life transition. His current client list includes the San Fernando Valley Chapter of CAMFT and the California Society for Clinical Social Work (CSCSW).

While his current firm has been in existence since 2003, during the last thirty years he has owned and operated publishing and technical services companies, managed personnel and projects, taken full charge of office and business administration for a number of firms, and generally made business life easier for his clients.

In the words of one client, “You may ask, what does a virtual assistant do? Many things, but Mike has been my technological guru as he designed my eZine, updates my websites, keeps my contact management system up-to-date, serves as my book editor, and much more.”

His skillsets and experience include office administration, website design and build, publishing, network and systems management, general technical support and troubleshooting, and business marketing. From 1997 to 2001, he was a key player in the Y2K network-infrastructure remediation for the Northwest’s largest energy utility. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, and has published one book of poems, with a more extensive offering scheduled for 2017.

Mike’s true love is ballroom dancing. He dances the waltz at the silver level, and most nights of the week you will find him on a dance floor practicing his technique and having more fun than any person has a right to.

 

Mike Johnsen can be reached through his website, yvassistant.com, or by email at mike@yvassistant.com or webmaster@lacamft.org.