Candy Beauchamp

Candy is the Chief Number Cruncher of OffAssist and brings to it a background heavily steeped in bookkeeping for small to mid-sized businesses. She grew up near Charleston, SC and spent several years in Honolulu, HI before moving to Austin, TX in 1998. OffAssist began as a concept in 1999 and officially opened its doors in 2002. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her two children. Candy credits her success to her amazing family and friends, who have stood by her while growing OffAssist into what it is today. Candy is heavily involved in the Virtual Assistance industry, serving as an administrator at, founder of Texas Virtual Assistance League (TexVAL), founder of 2 Minutes with a VA, as well as being a Past President of the International Virtual Assistants Association (IVAA 2007-2008). If you would like to know more about Candy on a personal level, you can visit her website at

Tom Beauchamp

Tom is, obviously, Candy’s husband (married since 1993) and was happy to jump in and help while the business was growing. Tom officially joined the OffAssist team in 2005 in a part-time capacity. His background in technology and training has been instrumental in setting up and maintaining our in-house servers. Tom works as an elementary school teacher, but continues to dedicate himself to OffAssist’s needs. He owned and operated a retail gaming center for three years just prior to joining OffAssist. In his spare time, Tom enjoys computer gaming and reading.

Angela Hayden

Angela graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems. Angela also has PMI (Project Management Institute) certification training and has completed a Webmaster Certification training program. After a number of years in the corporate telecom industry, she opened her business, Assist-tech Virtual Services, in 2006.Angela is professionally experienced in project management, website management, IT Support, quality assurance, technical writing, accounting and database management. Her strength lies in project management, technology, analysis, managing, multi-tasking, planning, organizing and scheduling. When not working Angela enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

Dyanna Larson, Editing and Writing

Dyanna Larson

Dyanna is a freelance writer and virtual writer’s assistant living and working in Austin, Texas. After years of doing sales and marketing writing for the hospitality industry, she opened her own business, Ink Think, in 2004. Dyanna specializes in copy and web content for small businesses and supporting other writers with services like fact-checking, research, and manuscript formatting. When not working Dyanna enjoys spending time with her daughter, reading, and writing fiction.

Lanel Taylor, Bookkeeper
Lanel Taylor

Bookkeeper and virtual assistant Lanel Taylor joined the OffAssist team in 2006, bringing with her 15+ years of experience in the bookkeeping industry. Before she opened her company, Taylored Office Solutions, Lanel had experience as a payroll department manager, a senior level accountant (CA & ID) in the real estate investment industry, a full-charge bookkeeper for manufacturing and construction companies, and was a CTEC registered tax preparer for several years. She is a member in good standing of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) as well as a Certified Virtual Assistant (CVA) and has passed the IVAA EthicsCheck examination. Lanel is the former Certification Director on the Board of Directors for IVAA and is the co-founder of the Inland Northwest Virtual Assistant Alliance. In her spare time, she enjoys camping and spending time at the lake or with her family.