About Me

risa-photoI began my organizing business in 1999, and am a member of:
  • National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO)
  • NAPO-San Diego; Secretary, 2006-2008
  • NAPO Golden Circle
  • Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD)

I hold a BA in Classics from Boston University, an MLS in Library Science from Simmons College, an Elementary Teaching Credential from California State University, Chico, and the designation of CPO®, Certified Professional Organizer, from the Board of Certification of Professional Organizers.  I have also earned a Foundation Certificate of Study in both Chronic Disorganization and Basic Hoarding Issues with the CD Client from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization.  I am licensed, insured and bonded.

I’ve worn many hats:
  • Credentialed Reference and Children’s Librarian
  • Credentialed teacher in regular, special education, adult education, and ESL classes
  • Teaching homemaker for the welfare department
  • Professional children’s entertainer, face painter and musical clown
  • Published children’s writer and poet
  • Proofreader/editor
And I’ve served a broad range of clients of all ages:
  • Students to seniors
  • Families with/without children
  • Handicapped and special needs
  • Executive functioning issues (CD, ADHD, TBI, hoarding, etc.)
  • Young adults leaving home for the first time
  • Empty nesters
  • Suddenly single