About the Author

Mitsy J. Ellis-Simpson is an entrepreneur at heart. A financial services professional, realtor, salon and spa founder, magazine publisher, humanitarian and now author. She holds an Associate of Science in General Business from the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Missouri Southern State University and a Master of Science in Finance from City University of Hong Kong. Her co-authored paper entitled, "Gold, Platinum, Silver - Demand and Supply in the International Finance Market:  An Empirical Analysis", won her a most outstanding academic paper award from the City University of Hong Kong.

She is the founder of MJS & Associates Inc., which provides a wide range of corporate services, Paradise Realty Limited, a leading BVI real estate firm and Starworks Male Salon Lounge & Spa.  Her real estate publication, "The Virgin Islands Real Estate Book" showcases properties for sale and rent in the British Virgin Islands.

She is a former President of the Lions Club of Tortola and Lion of the Year awardee, and also a former Public Image Director of the Rotary Club of Tortola and recipient of the best public image plan for Rotary District 7020 in 2016. 

Ms. Simpson's wide range of exposure and experience has allowed her to speak from a unique position about the BVI, the place she grew up.  From Tortola to Virgin Gorda, from emancipation to financial services and tourism, her book's unique historical perspective is sure to teach, inspire and raise important discussions vital to the future of the BVI. Secret Code: British Virgin Islands is certainly a book for all, from an inspiring new author.

Mitsy is married to Christopher and they share a beautiful and talented daughter, Chelsea.