Jennifer Lynn Nelson is an entrepreneur and certified notary signing agent who has spent the last four years as the owner of Oasis Notary. She developed an interest in the field during the process of buying a home in rural Southern California with her husband. After being presented with a 75-page contract requiring legal authorization on every page, Ms. Nelson realized that there were no approved notary agents in the region, and saw an opportunity to build her business and meet a community need. She began Oasis Notary as a home-based mobile notary service, meeting her clients at their homes or businesses to provide verification services and expanded to a physical office after Ms. Nelson’s friend, a real estate agent, offered her a storefront location next to her own.
Ms. Nelson continues to offer clients on-site services, and has overseen signings throughout the region, including for clients at the California Institution for Men in Chino, California. She serves clients around the country from her office location, and often begins her workday as early at 5 AM to take calls from the East Coast. Ms. Nelson attributes her success to hard work and her dedication to her clients, and often travels to clients’ homes to provide notary services when they are unable to come to her. She considers her work a community service and a key part of the area’s infrastructure, and is active in the Phelan Chamber of Commerce.
Currently, Ms. Nelson is mentoring two other women to become notaries, and she looks forward to continuing to build Oasis Notary and serve her community. Before becoming a certified notary signing agent and certified public loan signing agent, Ms. Nelson completed coursework in criminal investigation, and was featured on the National Dean’s List as a high school student. In her personal time, Ms. Nelson runs a small farm and is a member of the Best in the Desert racing association. Ms. Nelson is a proud mother to five adult children and is currently expecting her second grandchild.