Jeni LeefersOwner / Marketing Consultant
I graduated from Midland University in 1996 with a degree in Business Marketing and Journalism Advertising/Public Relations. I soon landed an awesome job at a Fortune 500 Technology Company in Omaha. At this leading-edge company, I was given the chance to let my creativity grow through writing, designing, intranet website building, video production, event planning, product branding, marketing campaigns and more! I loved my work, but wanted to be able spend those two hours of commute time with my kids instead of on the road.
So, I set my sights on discovering a way to use my marketing knowledge and graphic design skills to make a positive impact on businesses closer to home. I took a leap of faith as I said goodbye to health benefits, 401K and a steady paycheck—and said hello to self-employment. Initially, that was a big shock to my system (and my wallet), but 15 years later… I’d say everything worked out! At Writetime, I love being able to help other entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses, especially when I get to be involved from the start when they are still sketching business name ideas on napkins. I also take pride in helping established companies achieve their marketing objectives while maintaining the integrity of their brand. I consider myself extremely lucky to have an incredible set of loyal clients who value what I can do for them.
My husband and I have been blessed with two children, Morgan and Dalton, who keep us extremely busy running to ball games or cattle shows and I love every minute of it! We’re a farm family so we enjoy lots of outdoor activities—from riding 4-wheelers and snowmobiles to boating and camping. I also find great joy in volunteering; I have held leadership roles in many community and statewide organizations. A few of which include: Syracuse Area Economic Development Board, Nebraska State Snowmobile Association, Syracuse Snoflakers, SDA Athletic Boosters, Syracuse Parks & Rec, Otoe County 4-H, Luther Memorial Church, Syracuse Jaycees, and the Syracuse Area Chamber of Commerce. In 2013, I was honored with the Chamber’s Community Service Award. I am excited to be involved in the community I grew up in because I feel that as a mother, volunteer, farm wife and local business owner… I have the opportunity to help shape what the future holds for this little piece of the world.
MaryBeth McWilliamsOperations Manager
After spending many years working full-time in administrative and management roles, I wanted to spend more time with my growing boys before they flew out of the nest. So I found a position doing transcription from my home so that I could be available for them and be around for all of their activities. I didn’t want to miss a thing! Jeni, knowing that I had been working from home, asked if I would be able to help her out for six weeks while another employee was on maternity leave. It’s hard to believe that was five years ago! I have been with WriteTime since November, 2008, and have helped to bring some additional organization and efficiencies to the work flow. I also take care of all the invoicing and bill-paying, some clerical duties, and anything else that needs to be done! Ironically, I used to babysit for Jeni when she was little, and Jeni is my niece, so now we’ve come full circle from me being “the boss” to the opposite, and I really enjoy it. I graduated in 1987 from UNL with a B.S. in education and administrative office management. I have been married to the love of my life, David, since 1986. We live in Lincoln and have two grown sons, Ethan & Anthony. Wedding bells will ring for Ethan & Alicia in 2014, and Tony is attending college at UNO. In my spare time I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, walking, and organizing things. Now that Dave and I are empty-nesters we also enjoy trying out the new restaurants in Lincoln.