Member Spotlight: Jeanett Quintanilla, Manu Group

Member Spotlight: Jeanett Quintanilla, Manu Group

May 31, 2022

Our members are the lifeblood of Workhorse and we love helping you get to know each other better. With each Member Spotlight, we hope you’ll be able to see not only how impressive your resumes all are, but also find common ground with hobbies, interests, and backgrounds. 

This month, get to know one of our newest members, Jeanett Quintanilla! 

Can you tell us a bit about your work? What do you do and what do you love about it?

In 2021, I launched my business, Manu Group LLC, a Virtual Bilingual Paralegal services company that helps solo and small firms nationwide. These services reduce the stress and cost that attorneys are currently experiencing. Additionally, I’m a Spanish instructor for the City of Edmonds.

I love blending all my legal and soft skills, using my legal background education as a foreign lawyer from Peru, bilingual Paralegal Certificate in Washington State, and legal experience. My Spanish/English fluency is a handy tool for my jobs as an independent contractor paralegal that helps with paralegal cases, interpreting/translation, and preparing documents for attorneys. I am excited about this opportunity because I can help attorneys and my Latino community in Washington State and other states.  The Manu Group also offers private Spanish/teaching tutoring for grades K-12, college students, and professionals who want to improve their Spanish.

Can you tell us a bit about yourself? What are your interests and hobbies? What’s a fun fact?

I’m a licensed lawyer from Lima, Peru and I am fascinated with the law and the Latino community. My passion for serving others continued once I moved to the United States and volunteered (still doing) at the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington. 

I love classic music, bachata, and Zumba dancing. I also love the arts: books, especially biographies, visiting libraries, museums, and concerts.

What drew you to Workhorse? What’s your favorite thing about it? What problems does it help you solve?

I saw a video post on Facebook about Workhorse, and I was intrigued to visit. Then, I took my dog Tessa for a walk close to the ferry, so I entered the building and loved the design, the pictures of the horses reminded me of llamas in Peru. At Workhorse, I love to use the conference room and phone booths, so I can speak to my clients confidentially. Also, I like the fast, stable fiber optic Wi-Fi that is great for productivity. In addition, I like the friendly and professional atmosphere at Workhorse and the kombucha on tap!

Anything else you want us to mention? 

My inspiration is Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina woman on the US Supreme Court.  My favorite quote from her is “the Latina in me is an ember that blazes forever,” which reminds me of my roots and helps me stay encouraged.If you see Jeanett around the space, be sure to say hola (especially if you need help with your Spanish needs). In the meantime, learn more about her on her LinkedIn and be sure to give her a follow-on Instagram.