Pam grew up in a home with 6 children. Life was chaotic in that household and she remembers her mother saying, "one day I'm going to be organized!". This was the catalyst for Pam to seek out and learn systems to assist her in her personal home as an adult and help others develop their own systems as well.
When her mother passed away at the young age of 53 in 1994, photos and memories became even more important to her. In 1998, she began helping others with theirs under the company name of Memories Organized. By the mid 2000s, she found that most people had stopped printing photos altogether. The digital age was in full force and people's photos were now on memory cards, computer hard drives, phones and tablets. The problem was, out of sight, out of mind and more and more people were losing their photos due to hard drive crashes or lost phones and tablets that weren't properly backed up. That's when Pam realized she needed to offer not only photo organizing and photo book services, but also VHS and 8mm film conversion, digital back up systems, as well as slide and photo scanning.
Today, in addition to helping people with their photos and memorabilia, Pam offers a wide variety of organizing services. Her company, BritLin Services (a combination of her daughter's names, Brittany and Lindsey), offers total home organization, unpacking services, as well as cleaning and decorating services. She and her staff members are compassionate, hard working ladies who truly enjoy helping people make their homes a place they WANT to be. They ARE the home experts!
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Kate Martin is a CPO® (Certified Professional Organizer®), a certified art teacher, and specializes in helping families, small business owners, and especially families who run small businesses. Drawing on her experience from working at companies like Disney, Jo-Ann Fabrics, and Dillards, she offers her clients creative solutions to improve their time management, household/office paperwork systems, and every day family chaos.
Kate has taught workshops at IKEA, the TechShop, women's entrepreneurial meetings, meetups, mom’s clubs, church clubs and schools. She writes a weekly organizing blog, hosts a YouTube Organizing video series, and juggles the demands of being a small business owner, wife, and mom to 2 little boys with lots of help from decorating magazines and chocolate.
A native New Yorker, she has moved 10 times in 15 years and is overjoyed to call Round Rock, TX her home. Many of her decorating and organizing challenges in her own home are documented in her blog and YouTube videos. Take a tour and see what she can do for you!
Merilee opened Clutter Concierge in 2014 with the desire to help others reclaim their spaces in an organized and stylish manner. With an eye for design, Merilee strives to bring out the beauty in clients' homes while helping them organize what's important in their lives and eliminate the unnecessary. Her goal is to develop efficient, easy to maintain and beautiful solutions to keep her clients' lives and homes organized, allowing them to spend more time doing the things they enjoy with the people they love.
Merilee has lived in Austin since 1976. After spending several years in banking, she left the corporate world to help her husband build several business from the ground up. She has experience in bookkeeping, office management and customer service. Merilee has four children and two furry friends. In her free time she enjoys reading, decorating, and spending time with friends and family. She also maintains an Etsy store and an Ebay business for friends and clients looking to part with things while making a little extra spending cash.
Christine is a productivity specialist and the founder of Dashboard Priorities.
Dashboard Priorities focuses on office and digital organizing, specializing in Apple and Google products and going paperless. Christine helps overwhelmed entrepreneurs and heads of household gain more time by making the most of the tools and space they have. Christine has been called to configure new devices, consult on process improvement and email management, and automate tasks that were once done manually. Dashboard Priorities helps the overworked and overwhelmed simplify with technology.
This New Orleans native relocated to Austin after seven years working as a publicist and fundraiser for several nonprofits and universities, including Tulane University and The University of Texas at Austin. Christine later went on to launch a copywriting and editing consultancy for small businesses, universities, and technology companies. While developing content for websites and marketing collateral, she learned of the great need for process improvement and organizational communication support. Dashboard Priorities was born.
Suzanne is a holistic professional organizer supporting busy people across the Austin area. She specializes in working with caregivers and individuals with chronic health concerns, so they can find wholeness and healing in their space.
Suzanne heralds from Baytown, Texas. She attended Baylor University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and Classics, then pursued a Master of Divinity degree at George W. Truett Theological Seminary. In 2010, she left the USA to read for a Master of Philosophy in Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England. After living in England for 3.5 years, she moved back to Texas and now resides in Central Austin with her spouse and lynx-point cat.
Besides being in academics for many years, she also worked in the non-profit world in girls’ empowerment and violence & abuse prevention, a student union, a graduate school, and religious institutions before establishing her organizing business in 2014.
Suzanne’s background gives her a unique approach to organizing –academic and client centric. Blending of all these experiences and skills allows for each organizing project and speaking event to be what her clients need it to be. Happy clients, happy organizer!
Carol Jones created A Jones For Organizing in 2009 when she realized that she had been happily organizing herself, friends and family all her life. She is skilled at visualizing a more ergonomic and efficient use of space, so that people can manage and enjoy their belongings instead of struggling with them. Carol specializes in developing residential storage systems for closets, kitchens, garages, home offices and more. She then teaches her clients how to use and easily maintain those systems, so that they can stay organized.
Carol's background is in tax work at the Internal Revenue Service, where she served as a technical specialist, class instructor, and meeting facilitator. Later in life she graduated from TSU with a degree in History. She spent 4 1/2 fun years as a space planner at the Container Store before starting her business.
A native Texan, Carol has lived in Austin since 1985. She is a member of NAPO's Golden Circle and also served as Co-Chair of NAPO-Austin's 2012 and 2014 Clear Your Clutter Day event. Carol has served on the NAPO-Austin Board since 2012, and in 2016 was given the President's Award for Exemplary Service to The Chapter.
Annette helps busy women to create order, space and peace in their daily living. She thoroughly enjoys organizing just about anything, but her specialties are "Paper Management" filing systems, "Closet organizing" and "Wardrobe Styling". Her passion is to use her organizing and styling skills to help women by transforming their closets from cluttered, messy & drab to orderly, fashionable & inspiring.
Annette holds a BA and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Costume Design. Before becoming a Professional Organizer, she was a Film and Television Costumer, which required extensive organizing skills ranging from wardrobe categorizing, time and schedule management, to detailed cataloging of all items that each actor wears (just to mention a few.) She also worked as an Administrator, Office Manager, Academic Advisor, and an Adjunct Professor for Dallas Baptist University where she streamlined office systems and improved file systems. She taught two college courses: "Intro to Fine Arts" and "Work Skills for Credits", as well as presented home seminars about all aspects of organizing the home.
Annette has been professionally organizing since 2000 and lives with her husband, Bob, near the San Antonio Area in Schertz, Texas. Her favorite hobby, other than organizing, is collecting all types of vintage clothing. She and Bob also love taking road trips, vacationing in Hawaii, traveling abroad, swing dancing, snow skiing, and scuba diving. Their goal is to visit all 50 states within the next few years.
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