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  • Represented the organizing industry on NPR, nationwide, on December 28, 2006 on "Talk of the Nation."
     
  • 2005 Recipient, National Association of Professional Organizers President's Award, for her steadfast commitment to NAPO Chapters and her work as a member of the Chapter Relations Committee
     
  • 2005 Nominee, National Association of Professional Organizers Founders' Award (1 of 4 nominated by the full membership)
     
  • Member, National Chapter Relations Committee, National Association of Professional Organizers, 2003 to the present
     
  • President, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, National Association of Professional Organizers, 2001-2003
     
  • 2003 Nominee, National Association of Professional Organizers Founders' Award (1 of 6 nominated by the full membership)
     
  • Author, The Organizing Sourcebook: Nine Strategies for Simplifying Your Life, McGraw-Hill, 2001
     
  • Creator and Teacher, The Eyes of a Stranger™ Method for conducting holistic client needs assessments, 1997 to the present
     
  • Founder, New England Professional Organizers, 1994
     
  • Professional speaker on topics related to organizing and motherhood, 1994 to the present
     
  • Principal, The Untangled Web™, 1993 to the present
     
  • Systems Analyst, Harborview Systems, Boston, 1986-1994
     
  • Programmer, Sears Roebuck & Company, Chicago, 1985-1986
     
  • Administrator, The Ounce of Prevention Fund, Chicago, 1982-1985
     
  • Ghost Writer for the Bishop, Diocese of Cleveland, Cleveland, 1981-1982
     
  • 3rd Grade Teacher, St. Adalbert's School, Cleveland, 1979-1981
     
  • BA, American Studies, University of Notre Dame, 1979
     
  • Wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, niece, aunt, cousin, friend, colleague, and volunteer

 

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