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About Pam

I am Pam Johnston, a Northern California native—born in Redwood City, and living in the Santa Rosa (Wine Country) area since 1984. After earning a degree with Honors from Sawyer Business College in Santa Clara, I worked in a variety of companies, initially through temp services, first as a secretary and later office manager. I first learned and applied bookkeeping skills as an office manager for a construction company building the Sonoma County Main Adult Detention Center in 1989. In 1989 I also went back to school to be trained formally in bookkeeping, earning an AA in small business management from Santa Rosa Junior College.

From 1989 to 2004 I worked as a bookkeeper for a variety of companies: residential home builder Ron Perry, keeping the books for his company; a wonderful group of people with the Native Daughters of the Golden West, where I computerized their manual bookkeeping system; and E.A. Christine Cromwell, a wonderful woman who gave me the skills and confidence to strike out in business on my own after five years in her employ.

While I have built a thriving client base for bookkeeping services since starting my business in 2004, I have frequently gotten feedback that training was a forte of mine that I should pursue. I also felt an online business that offered my services outside my geographical area would better serve both my clients and myself. Thus in May, 2009 AskPam.biz was born!

I have been a full-charge bookkeeper for 20 years and have used QuickBooks for the majority of my work. I have found in the course of working online with my clients that there is rarely a question that comes up for which I cannot provide a relatively quick and easy solution. Many of my clients get the information they need with only a few meetings, often for set-up and training, which proves very cost-effective for them.

I invite you to try out my services and see how I can help you with your QuickBooks needs!