NAPO-WDC Board of Directors

President


Debbie Smith, KYSS: Keep Your Stuff Simple

(703) 851-5504  |  president@dcorganizers.org

My skills in organizing, team building, project managing and creative problem-solving led me to the founding of “Keep Your Stuff Simple, LLC”  (KYSS) in 2015. I love helping folks live simply in the spaces and places they have, or move to.

I joined NAPO in 2016 to be a part of a team of like minded professionals, meet new friends and to learn and grow as a professional organizer.

Vice President


Jessica Williams, Clutter Doctor

(757) 999-2664  vicepresident@dcorganizers.org

I believe that I am a "born organizer." I remember delighting in organizing my mom's recipe box and address book at a very young age! But I credit the lifestyle required by my husband's military career (18 moves in 28 years!) with providing me with many of my skills. You can't afford to waste time being disorganized when you're a Naval Officer's wife.

Previously I worked in both corporate and nonprofit settings, giving me experience in administrative and organizing roles including fundraising and development, event coordination, database management, travel planning, desktop publishing and more.  I started Clutter Doctor in San Diego in 2001 as a means of combining my skills with a desire for a flexible work schedule.  I’ve operated my business in both CA and VA in the 20 years since.

I’m excited to serve as Vice President of the local chapter of an organization that has been so invaluable throughout my journey as a business owner.

Secretary


Jo Smail, Live My Happy Place

secretary@dcorganizers.org

Jo Smail is an Australian expat living and working at the Australian Embassy

Washington DC.

Her day job involves helping Australian companies to access the US market and attracting US companies to establish or expand in Australia in clean energy, space, medical technology, smart cities, agriculture technology, food and wine.

In her spare time, her passion projects are anything related to productivity and organizing. She's helped people emerge from thousands of emails with a system to stay on top, loves a good pantry re-organization and has an eye for styling a room by placing items in a logical and harmonious way.

Her strengths include:

        • Creating order out of chaos
        • Simplifying complexity
        • Getting things done

Treasurer

Amy Thomas


Amy Thomas, Simplified Solutions

(703) 625-6127  |  treasurer@dcorganizers.org

Amy brings 30 years of experience in areas demanding exceptional organizational skills--including Human Resources, Financial Management, Communications, and Graphic Design--to her role as Senior Organizing Consultant with Simplified Solutions. Previously, she provided organizing services through her company CC Solutions, transforming her passion for getting things in order into a business. She continues to manage her graphic design/personalized stationery small business, and oversees the financial/accounting/HR functions for a local printing company and community organization.

Amy earned her B.A. in Business from the University of Maryland, and M.A. from the George Washington University. She has been working with Quicken and QuickBooks for over 20 years, and specializes in helping individual and organizational clients get their finances in order using these programs. Along the way she has served as Treasurer for numerous non-profit organizations, including HOAs, PTAs, charitable and community groups.

Director at Large


Amy O'Donnell, Magic Maker Solutions

(301) 291-5767 | membership@dcorganizers.org


Director of Membership

Jill Katz


Jill Katz, One to Zen Organizing

(301) 799-8112  | membership@dcorganizers.org

Problem Solving is a hobby of mine. In my previous career in marketing and market research, I used research, listening skills, flexibility and creative thinking to understand peoples wants and needs. As the owner of One to Zen Organizing, I help people gain control of their clutter by providing a framework for each person's personal journey toward organization. Because I believe that everyone deserves to feel calm and organized.

I joined NAPO-DC in 2018 and really enjoy the warmth of its members and the insightful discussions that we share about all-things-organizing. I am looking forward to giving back to our Chapter.

Director of Communications & Technology


Emily Strompf, Organizing Solutions by Emily

(703) 795-5775 | techdirector@dcorganizers.org

I have a life-long passion for organizing and a background in Art History and teaching. After many years in the classroom, I realized my dream last fall when I was able to combine my love for creating, teaching, beauty and the natural environment in my new business, Organizing Solutions by Emily. It is a privilege to help clients create and maintain peaceful spaces, recycle and donate unneeded items, and explore with them how to reduce our environmental impact. As part of this work, I enjoy upcycling salvaged and scrap wood to build custom organizing solutions for clients.

I’m happy to be part of NAPO-WDC which I joined in March. I especially appreciate our chapter's emphases on professional growth and giving back to the greater community and the environment.

Director of Business Partners


Megan Hicks, Junkluggers

(703) 244-5084 | businesspartners@dcorganizers.org

I am the Director of Business Development for the Junkluggers of Gainesville, and I have over 10 years of experience in franchise operations, management, and business development, but I also have over 12 years of experience as a Hairstylist. In addition to being the Director of Business Partners, I post to NAPO WDC's social media. 

At The Junkluggers, we are committed to sustainable junk removal practices that directly enhance lives, communities and the environment by donating, reusing, recycling and supporting local charities. When you have a client who needs to start with a clean slate- or at least a cleaner one, your first call should be The Junkluggers. We will lug away pretty much anything you can find in a house from unnecessarily archived paperwork to once-loved collections that are now just collecting dust. We also help with hoarding cases. Since we take a sustainable approach to junk removal, you can be confident that we'll donate, recycle, and repurpose what we can to minimize what gets put into a landfill.

Director of Marketing

This position is open for the year 2021-2022. If interested in this board position, please contact president@dcorganizers.org.

For questions about marketing, contact marketing@dcorganizers.org

Director of Programs & Professional Development


Blake Jones, The Organizing Boss

(202) 643-4598 | development@dcorganizers.org

Blake Jones is founder and owner of The Organizing Boss, which was created to help bring organization to people’s lives—to make their spaces work for them.

Blake has always had a knack for organization. He was the kid who loved to organize his LEGO® collection by size and by color, the one who couldn’t—and still can’t—stand to see disorganized, unsecured cords beneath the TV, and the one who nerded out—and, again, still does!—when everything was in its place and looked good.

Prior to creating The Organizing Boss, Blake spent 18 years in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors in events and communications-focused roles—roles that required meticulous planning and attention to detail. Blake earned his MA in arts management at American University and his BA in public relations at The University of Alabama. When he's not organizing, Blake loves college football, skiing, dogs, and traveling.

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