You have an experienced team.
We truly want to be your advocate, representative, and teammate. We understand your need for quality work, proactive thinking, and professionalism. Focused on recognizing your strengths and priorities, we increase your life balance by saving you time.
Sasha Crabtrey, President & Founder
After years of working in private sector operational roles, Sasha formed Assistance Magnifique in 2006, to bring cost-effective solutions to a business owner’s need for executive administrative services. By focusing on her core strengths and proactively managing her clients’ businesses, the services and scope of Assistance Magnifique greatly expanded into a more robust and comprehensive array of services. Rebranding to Remote COO in 2014, allowed Sasha to clearly communicate the role she plays in growing organizations - Your Operations Resource™.
From creative wizard, team coordinator, and event planner to project manager, operations director and brainstorming partner, she has touched every aspect of her client's day. Sasha’s quest to learn all aspects of her clients’ business and her ability to recognize and coordinate team strengths has contributed to her clients’ success. Sasha is a great listener, and her natural curiosity leads to asking just the right questions allowing her to build strong relationships and collaborate with others.
Sasha is a graduate of the Texas A&M University Mays Business School majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. She is married to an entrepreneurial Aggie; they have two teenagers, three dogs, and a mischievous kitty. They don’t have any free time...
Richard Crabtrey, Vice President
Highly intuitive and discerning, Richard has a unique way of bringing relevance and perspective to business challenges. He tells it like it is and says it the way he sees it! By focusing on people, he builds solid relationships, structured accountability and purposeful action into daily operations and management.
Joining the United States Navy after high school, Richard spent his early “active duty” life as a Navy Corpsman. After Fleet Marine Force (FMF) Training - unparalleled training in systematic problem-solving and team operations - he served his remaining time with the Marine Corps “Devil Dogs” as a FMF Corpsman.
Richard’s post-military career was in law enforcement, serving in one of the nation’s highest crime areas. Ultimately exposing him to both the best and worst sides of humanity, teaching him some of his greatest life lessons. Eight years in, he joined the Special Operations Division as a Task Force Officer, where he coordinated operations for multi-national, multi-jurisdictional agencies. This is where having the right people, in the right position was not only important, but mission critical.
At the pinnacle of his 10+ year law enforcement success, Richard took a position as a Law Enforcement Professional in Afghanistan. He worked with units from the U.S. Army Special Forces and Afghan locals to forge strategic relationships, gather critical intelligence, and provide collaboration among units.
A graduate of leadership and organizational development at Texas A&M University, Richard matched his real-world experience with a deeper understanding of the dynamics of organizations and transformational change. His minor in Military Science gives him in-depth knowledge of the military principles used to develop leaders, teamwork, and decision-making skills crucial to success in any organization. His second minor in Creative Studies showed him how to help others see new perspectives, foster innovation, and develop a divergent thought process.
Precilia Freetage, Chief Operating Officer
Inspired to become a Jane-of-(most)-trades, Precilia has spent her career gathering experience in the various dimensions of small business needs. She has a legal background that depicts her natural attention to detail and desire for all things in order. Her ever-evolving social media expertise portrays her ability to stay in the know and to keep your business in the spotlight.
With a confident tone and get-it-done attitude, Precilia provides customized client support with genuine ease and her decisive workflow cultivates clarity in her client relationships.
Precilia is dependable and thorough in her various skill sets. Microsoft everything? Check. Spanish/English translation? Check. Ranging from social media to organizational development, project coordination to analytical writing, customized research solutions to CRM integration - put your needs in her worthy hands, then let it go - she will get it done.
Precilia holds a Paralegal Certification and studied Political Science & English at Sam Houston State University. She and her husband enjoy nature walks, movie outings, weekend getaways and spending time with their teenagers. She prioritizes quality time with her family - and she can help you do the same.
Stacy Schott, Chief Accounting Officer
Stacy brings great enthusiasm and excellent organizational and analytical skills to Remote COO. Her specialty is customizing accounting systems in order to meet each client’s specific needs. Stacy is always looking for efficiencies in her job, which lead to cost savings for her clients. Their best interest is her top priority.
Stacy has been Owner/Operator of Triple S Bookkeeping since 2010, and has operated in Houston, TX, Los Angeles, CA, and most recently Bakersfield, CA. Prior to starting her own business, Stacy worked in various accounting roles for Rockwell Management, a Houston property management company, and as an independent bookkeeper for Pullara Management out of Los Angeles, CA. She has been a Quickbooks Pro Advisor since 2010, and received her certification in that capacity in 2015.
Stacy has lived and traveled around the world. She enjoys family life with her husband and two children.
Rebecca Grant, Client Manager
Capable and motivated, Rebecca enjoys challenging work and results-driven tasks. Her authentic desire to support your business and its various needs is displayed through her thoughtful words and component-focused action plan.
Rebecca utilizes her natural expertise in problem-solving to examine the finer details of your workflow, sales process and general administrative structure to provide fully incorporated support. Her genuine commitment to provide a job well-done will leave you confident that your expectations will be met, if not exceeded.
Rebecca is highly skilled in event coordination, workspace integration, research & writing, calendar management and executive administration. She can create and disburse articulate correspondence to current & potential clients and compose exclusive content to represent your company. Rebecca will be intuitive to your needs and provide you with a creative, effective and detail-encompassing work product.
Rebecca possesses a BA in Psychology from Southern Methodist University and continues her education in accounting. She is dedicated to her husband, Rody and their son, Jacob. They spend quality time with their extended family and friends enjoying great food, playing games, doing puzzles and going for long walks with Riley, their great dane. In an effort to maintain a happy balance in her life, she enjoys music, theater, sewing, crocheting, baking and traveling.
Erica RicksDewey, Client Manager
Erica brings an expertise in all things admin – plus a photographer's creative eye — to her role as client manager. She has infinite patience, is always helpful and is determined to deliver for clients.
In her time at Remote COO, she's mastered the art of juggling multiple projects, including designing email campaigns for clients and assisting with Remote COO’s social media. She coordinates multi-layer projects and helps clients identify job candidates. She has an expertise in Highrise, Constant Contact and Canva.
A native Houstonian, Erica spent years working in the oil and gas industry, most recently as a marketing specialist for Tejas Research and Engineering where she developed communications strategies, created multi-media marketing materials and planned events. She was known as making the impossible happen, with a smile.
In her spare time, Erica is a real estate agent with Keller Williams, and enjoys helping Houstonians find their dream home. She loves photography, and has shot professionally – at weddings, for local businesses and through contract work for the U.S. Army.
She’s a mother of three, and is currently the photographer and social media director for her son’s high school football team. Erica has a special place in her heart for Jane Austen stories, and has lost track of how many times she’s watched the movie "Pride and Prejudice."
Michelle Jeter, Client Manager
Michelle is known to coworkers, friends and family as having a special place in her heart for planning! As someone who’s always thinking about the details, she is a reliable partner, team player, and master prioritizer.
Michelle manages her clients’ calendars, organizes multi-layer projects, coordinates with vendors, assists with fundraising efforts and more. Don’t let her sweet voice fool you, she’s a tiger when it comes to accountability, tackling a new system or executing action items.
A native Houstonian, Michelle comes to us with experience working as a staffing coordinator and event manager where she managed corporate events. Most recently as a project manager at HPE, she managed multi-million-dollar projects and coordinated high-level company events and executive level meetings.
Michelle is an Aggies fan and enjoys Sundays on the couch watching games with her husband and daughter. She’s a foodie and can be seen around town trying out new restaurants. Whenever she can, Michelle loves ditching her car to walk, and spends weekends walking trails with her family near her home in Northwest Houston.
Despite her degree in horticulture from Texas A&M University, Michelle does not have a green thumb, and warns her backyard looks nothing like a spread from Better Homes and Gardens magazine. She does, however, have a minor in business education, and uses those skills to plant a solid foundation for her clients.
Network of Trusted Professionals
Our network of professionals is what makes us efficient and productive, all operating in our top strengths, allowing you to have valuable expertise in many core business areas. From web and graphic designers, bookkeepers and financial planners to personal coaches, professional organizers, skilled printers and CPAs, we find the right person to get your objectives accomplished.