National Association of Professional Organizers - Chicago
Board of Directors for 2017-2018
Laurie has officially been an organizer since 2011, but she has essentially been organizing all her life. Laurie became a Professional Organizer when she realized that she could use her gift and passion for organizing to help others simplify and reduce stress. When not organizing, Laurie enjoys physical fitness, nature, travel, and spending time with friends and family.
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.
Capitalizing on 20+ years in finance and project management experience in the corporate world, and the lessons learned from multiple personal moves, Sarah started helping others organize their houses and their small business finances in 2010. She specializes in home office organization and move preparation and coordination. When not working with clients, Sarah is busy with fly fishing, fitness, photography, and traveling.
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.