After having worked as a Patent Illustrator for 6 years, which required a strict attention to detail, I ventured into the custom closet and storage field. I gained tremendous experience in helping clients maximize their space, by providing specific designs for their closets, pantries, laundry rooms, mud rooms, offices and garages. Helping my clients organize their closets after the new systems had been installed was not part of my job description at the time - little did I realize that there was a profession out there calling my name!
Assisting my husband in office administration for a large national financial services company, introduced me to the corporate field. This is where I learned efficient practices of managing enormous amounts of paper - the most challenging area for many of my clients!
Upon looking to start my own business, I realized that over the years, I had gained many skills perfectly suited to the Professional Organizing field. I joined MAPO (Maryland Association of Professional Organizers) in March 2006 and several months later, created my own company, Organized2Succeed. I served one year as Vice President of MAPO and three years as Membership Director. In 2011, I joined NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers), as well as the local NAPO-Baltimore chapter, where I hold the Board position as the Programs Director.
Knowing the importance of “transferring skills” when I work with my clients, and realizing how much I enjoy teaching, I developed 6 organizing classes. I taught at Carroll Community College and Anne Arundel Community College in their Continuing Education Departments from 2008 - 2011 and, more recently, joined the adjunct faculty at the Community College of Baltimore County.
I attend the NAPO-Washington DC Chapter's annual conferences and I enjoyed my first National Conference, which was held in Baltimore in 2012! I have appeared on the Fox45 Morning Show, and been published in the Baltimore Home Improvement Magazine, Chesapeake Family Magazine and The Baltimore Sun.