Growing up in a New York City apartment, I learned how to make the best use of small spaces and also how to pare down. I became a professional organizer in 1998 and founded my own company, OuttaSight Organizing in 2003.
I have a BFA in design from Syracuse University and worked as a graphic designer and illustrator before starting my organizing career. (I created all the illustrations on this web site.) I use my training in spatial design and my attentiveness to detail to find creative and practical solutions to all organizing challenges.
I am a member of the The National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and its New York Chapter (NAPO-NY). NAPO defines a professional organizer as someone who designs systems and processes using organizing principles; transfers organizing skills to clients; educates the public about organizing solutions and their benefits; and helps individuals take lifelong control of their surroundings, their time, their paper and their systems.
In 2007, I became a member of the inaugural class of Certified Professional Organizers (CPO ®). CPO® certification is a voluntary, industry-led effort to recognize organizing professionals who have met specific qualifications and proven their knowledge and expertise through examination and client interaction.
I have served two terms on the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers (BCPO ®) as the Director of Professional Practices and continue to be active with the organization.