Professional

Experience

  • I've been a professional organizer for over 13 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.

Professional Memberships

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).

Personal

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'm devoted to my cats, Sunshine (a tortoiseshell) and Moonshadow (a big black Maine Coon).

Two cats - one big black Maine Coon, one tortoiseshell, curled up together on a white blanket