Nelly joined JLA as our Administrative Manager in November of 2007 and since the beginning has been doing an excellent job keeping our books and contracts in order. She has worked in accounting and finance for 16 years and holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance from Jesuit University. Nelly has experience working for a wide range of companies and industries, most recently Otak Inc. where she set up the accounting program for Otak International and traveled to Abu Dhabi to train employees on new accounting software. Nelly and her extended family also co-founded the Al Amir restaurant in downtown Portland. She is far and away the best cook in the office. Nelly is fluent in Arabic, French and English and telecommutes from Qatar where she lives with her husband Adnan and daughters Jaimee and Nada.