Meet Melissa St. Clair

Melissa St. Clair, owner and operator of Paper Chaser, brings nearly 30 years of professional administrative experience and a heart of service to each and every task delegated by her clients.  As a seasoned entrepreneur and small business owner, Melissa is familiar with the frustrations that many entrepreneurs encounter as they begin to grow their company.  More often than not, as small businesses begin to gain momentum they often hit a peak or plateau and learn the only way to grow your business is to leverage your time through delegation.

Paper Chaser is your worker bee, actively engaging in your administrative, communication, and
management tasks so you can focus on sales, networking, and business development.

Streamlining your business operations by providing your business with more efficient systems and processes, client communication, project management and customer outreach such as electronic newsletters is just a tip of the iceberg with the services Melissa provides to her small business owner clients.  Her vast work experience in a plethora of industries maximizes results and lends itself to an innovative approach to everyday tasks.  When hiring Melissa, you are not only gaining an administrative assistant, but a reliable partner that you can trust to provide an exemplary service.

Melissa is a well-known military spouse entrepreneur and has enthusiastically dedicated her free time to participating in military community organizations including National Military Spouse Network, The Milspo Project, and The Rosie Network.  Her service-focused heart has also lead her to holding positions in the various localities she and her Marine family have resided such as as the Public Relations Chair and Secretary for the Northern Virginia Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association and the Communications Coordinator for Onslow Women’s Health Fund.

Melissa’s meticulous attention to detail and commitment to her customer experience have established her as an award-winning business owner.  Over the years Melissa has been recognized as the 2005 Distinguished Woman of the Year by the Onslow County Council for Women, a Special Citation Award-Supporting Special Events from Onslow County Parks and Recreation, a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Rule Awards in Jacksonville and the 2011 Woman of the Year from the Northern Virginia Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association.

As a highly recommended Virtual Assistant and successful entrepreneur, Melissa has been a sought after expert in the media including FirstSun Consulting, The Beaufort News, Boston.com, Business Insider, MyCorporation, Reader’s Digest, Side Hustle Nation, CEO Blog Nation, Creative Click Media, The Milspouse Bloggers Daily, MOAA, The National Military Spouse Network Digital Magazine.  Melissa also recently served on the speaker panel of the National Military Spouse Network Military Spouse Career Summit. She spoke at one live and two online events exclusively for Virtual Assistants in April/May 2018 and was quoted in Julie Perrine’s new book, Become a Procedures Pro.

When Melissa isn’t buzzing about the office, she and her husband (USMC, Retired) are likely to be exploring their local community, enjoying a road trip or showing off their culinary skills in their hive in the lowcountry.


Paper Chaser supports small businesses, helping clients by providing expert level Virtual Administrative (VA) services.


ADMINISTRATIVE: Pertaining to administration; executive: administrative ability
PROFESSIONAL: A person who is an expert at his or her work. (dictionary.com)

Put them together and you have a business ally and partner. A Virtual Assistant (VA) = Value Added.

An administrative professional is typically someone who is always prepared and delivers action packed results!


Need a speaker? Here’s a list of small business related topics Paper Chaser can buzz about: Branding, Small Business Start-Up, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Virtual Assistant (VA) – working with a VA; Cash/Check/Charge-Streamlining Your Revenue Stream (crafters), Working From Home Works!, Correspondence Tips.

Past Speaking Engagements: Business Women of Prince William County 2009; American Business Women’s Association Northern VA Charter Chapter 2009; Military Spouse Advisory Network 2014; Teleclass EAS to Entrepreneur 2014; Coastal Carolina Artists & Crafters Guild 2012 & 2015; VAvirtuosos 2015; Working from Home Workshop Camp Lejeune Library 2015; WHHI Beaufort News interviews 2017, 2018; Working from Home Works Workshop MCAS Beaufort 2018. Presenter at the inaugural Expert VA Live! April 20-22, 2018. #VAVS (VAvirtuosos Virtual Assistant Online Conference Presenter April 24, 2019. Online International Virtual Assistant Convention (OIVAC) Presenter, May 19, 2018.

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