Joyelle Phillips Graden has worked at Newman Aaronson Vanaman since 1988. She started as a part time bookkeeper and after several years transitioned to the position of Office Manager. She works on everything that isn’t in the legal realm. Her responsibilities include billing, payroll, bookkeeping, staff management, technical and computer maintenance, system design, website updates and seminars as well as managing marketing for the firm.
Working at NAV, with it’s close-knit staff and wonderful people, is a lot like working with a big family according to Joyelle. If you want to know how to do something on the computer, Joyelle is the person you ask. Her favorite saying is “Alls you gotta do is…”. She is a good motivator, very organized and a “reality-based” perfectionist. Joyelle is am active participant in the “eco-friendly” movement. She has turned NAV into a “green” workplace. We recycle all our paper, use real plates, utensils and cups in our kitchen and buy “green” office supplies .
Joyelle got married to the love of her life, Jim Graden is March, 2008. She owns her own soap making company, www.madebymesoaps.com and is currently looking into making eco-friendly skincare products. She enjoys working out and has participated in several 50-mile bike rides and 60 miles 3 Day Cancer walks. Her beautiful daughter, Jessica, also works for firm.