Jill grew up in Southern Oregon and where her parents still reside. She moved to the Portland area in 1986 and graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor degree in Psychology. She had always had a love of psychology and the law and became a legal assistant in 1988. She started out in a practice that focused on criminal defense, which was interesting, but she ended up in a practice that was mainly civil litigation. She worked for the same attorneys for 15 years until her son was born at which time she became a stay-at-home mom and focused on her family.
Why did you select the business you are in?
Three years ago I decided I wanted to go back to work, but didn't want to give up the stay-at-home lifestyle. So I started my own legal transcript business, AJA Transcription, doing exclusively court related transcripts.
What do you like most about what you do?
I get the best of both worlds in that I work from home and can be there for my family. I can set my own hours and make my own money! My husband and I moved to Newberg two years ago, with our son and our dog, and they LOVE it here in the valley!
What do you like to do for fun?
We enjoy hiking, golfing, riding bikes, and we enjoy spending time as a family.
Why did you join WOW and what is the most rewarding or valuable aspect of being a WOW member?
I joined WOW at the recommendation of a member and have had a blast ever since. I joined for the social aspect as well as to meet other professional women in the community. The most rewarding aspect has been getting involved and getting to know so many lovely ladies who have also become friends that I really enjoy spending time with!
What are five things you cannot live without?
Hmm, five things I cannot live without are my family, our friends, laughter, the ocean- our favorite place to vacation, and the last one is a toss up between wine and Nordstrom.
Jill Anderson, Owner- AJA Transcription
Location: 26200 NE Mountain Top Road