Meet Deana


I’m Deana, a virtual assistant from Brighton, now living in Durham. 

I thrive on organisation, with over 20 years experience in office management & financial roles working remotely on a regularly basis. I am passionate about exceeding people’s expectations, pro active with excellent communication, numeric, relationship building & negotiation skills.

Starting my career in radio for what is now Heart FM on large events, on air promotions & research, I moved into property & stayed there for 13 years. I was responsible for over 2000 lessee accounts, 200 landlord & 200 bank accounts, assisting the partners with day to day running of the firm. Liasing with clients, solicitors, accountants & contractors, I regularly dealt with difficult situations staying calm under pressure alongside supporting & motivating colleagues.


Following my relocation to the north I returned to radio at the BBC as a Broadcast Assistant, alongside work for a physiotherapy & personal training centre dealing with all financial matters, marketing & social media, assisting with clients, appointment bookings & programme co-ordination.


I am a photographer & have been fortunate to be offered some fantastic opportunities from celebrity sports & music events to a child’s magical first photoshoot. 


With a keen interest in mental health, fitness & nutrition & as a busy mum of two multitasking daily, I understand the importance of looking after yourself.


I am adaptable, supportive & good humoured. Communication & honesty is key, if I cant do something I will try and work out how to or signpost you to someone who can.


Being able to have time to focus on what you are good at unclogs your brain so you can work better. Need more time? Get in contact…


Deana Crooks
Durham DH1