Board of Directors for 2019-2020
Anita has been helping people re-design, remodel and organize their spaces for over 12 years. Her professional background includes corporate communications and project management. She has served previously served NAPO Chicago as Vice President.
Schae Lewis is a Certified Professional Organizer® and the Co-founder of Mission 2 Organize. She officially started organizing in 2010 and since then her work has been featured on nationally televised Hoarders on A&E and her “How 2” videos have been viewed on YouTube nearly one million times. She served NAPO Chicago as the Marketing Director from 2012-2016 and has also proudly volunteered nationally for NAPO. In her free time, Schae enjoys cuddling with her cats, dancing with her friends and traveling with her husband.
Laurie spent nearly two decades in the engineering and manufacturing operations before founding The Innovative Organizer, LLC in 2011. During her corporate career, she developed and implemented improvements to enhance productivity, improve quality, and reduce costs. In addition, she excelled at organizing and making information accessible. These skills translate directly to the organizing and productivity services she offers her clients in their homes, offices, and with their treasured family photos and memorabilia.
Elaine has been organizing as a member of NAPO, since 2001 and for 25 years before that in every job she ever had. Elaine decided to become a Professional Organizer when she realized that her skills that she took for granted were not a part of everyone's skill set and that small business owners who are disorganized are making life harder than it needs to be. When not organizing, Elaine enjoys learning about Ancient Egypt.
Growing up in small-town Sweden, Caroline used to organize and create inventories for her extensive My Little Pony collection. After moving to the U.S. in 1999, she kept organizing on a volunteer basis for several small businesses, and in 2009, the hobby finally turned into a career. Caroline specializes in remote digital organizing of photos, files, and other digital media, and loves to teach others how to be more productive. She currently divides her time between the United States and Sweden, and when not organizing, she enjoys traveling, singing, reading, and practicing archery.
IRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION
After trying on several other careers, including gallery manager, librarian, web designer, marketer, and fundraiser, Michelle decided to pursue her dream to be a professional organizer in 2016. She is the founder of Bloom Organizing LLC, specializing in helping busy families find more time and space for the things they love. When she’s not organizing, Michelle loves to spend time with her husband, nine year-old daughter, and four cats.
DIRECTOR OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
During Paula’s corporate career as an accountant and financial system developer, she was an organizer of dollars and data. For fun, she organized the closets and kitchens of friends. Her company, Organizewell, was born in 2011 out of Paula’s own struggle to regain her former levels of organization after her battle with breast cancer. As the mother and the spouse of Type 1 Diabetics, Paula understands first-hand how life challenges can be overwhelming and create chaos at work and home. Working as an organizer, she is grateful to help her clients reclaim their lives by cutting clutter and finding new approaches to productivity. In her free time, Paula enjoys stand up paddle boarding, wakeboarding with her kids and gardening.