- I've been a professional organizer for over 16 years, working with more than 350 clients; references are available on request.
- Before I began my organizing career, I worked for over 10 years as a project manager, knowledge manager and process engineer in a large corporation.
- Member, National Association of Professional Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) for 16 years.
- Prior member, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of NAPO for 15 years, where I served in numerous roles, including newsletter editor. I also served on the board of directors for two years in the role of secretary.
Education and Training
- Institute for Challenging Disorganization training teleconferences (over 25 of these), with six Certificates of Study:
1. Chronic Disorganization.
2. Basic ADD Issues with the CD Client.
3. Basic Mental Health Conditions and Challenges Affecting the CD Client.
4. Basic Physical Conditions Affecting the CD Client.
5. Learning Styles and Modalities.
6. Understanding the Needs of the Elderly CD Client.
- Estate Organizing class taught by Jeanne K. Smith, the recognized authority in the field.
- Coaching Skills for Organizers training program.
- Attendance at regional and national NAPO conferences and monthly NAPO chapter meetings.
- Continual reading on organizing and related topics (over 80 books).
I got my Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan, and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area soon after that. I've lived in Half Moon Bay for about 30 years.
I've been fortunate enough to travel fairly extensively in Western Europe and in Asia (Bali, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam). While some of that was business travel, much of it was on my own.
From 2008-2013 I edited Coastviews Magazine, and I've done some other smaller editing projects, too.
I was devoted to my cats, Sunshine (a tortoiseshell) and Moonshadow (a big black Maine Coon). Sadly, Moonshadow died in December 2020 at age 17 and Sunshine died in October 2021 at age 18. I still miss them both. But now I've adopted a new cat, a 13-year-old tuxedo cat named Tennessee.