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 27 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 19 years since.

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

Secretary


Liz Perkinson, Organizing Savvy

(703) 402-0471  |  secretary@dcorganizers.org

I previously worked in many different offices where I gained much experience in various note-taking venues--if not specific “minutes”.  Many years ago I got a master’s degree in business management, and soon thereafter worked for the Colorado State Health Department. 

My business is Organizing Savvy, and I joined NAPO in March, 2018. I have truly enjoyed the camaraderie with the other members, and am pleased to give back to the group that has helped me so much.

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

This position is open for the year 2020-2021. If interested in this board position, please contact president@dcorganizers.org.

Director of Membership

Jill KatzJill 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

Kolleen Metzger headshotKolleen Metzger, Clutter Cure Organizing

(571) 245-3184 | techdirector@dcorganizers.org

I'm a digital organizing consultant providing services to the Northern Virginia area since September 2019. I entered the organizing business following graduation from University of Virginia in May 2019 with a BA in East Asian Studies. While still in school, I ran a videography business for three years. I specialize in digitizing and digital organizing.

I joined NAPO and the WDC chapter in the fall of 2019, and I'm pleased to be able to give back to this wonderful community of professional organizers.

Director of Business Partners

Mark Harrington, Junkluggers

(703) 395-4686 | businesspartners@dcorganizers.org

Mark Harrington launched the Junkluggers® franchise in Northern Virginia, in 2019, which frees residents and businesses from once-loved belongings that have turned into no-longer-wanted clutter. With three young children, Harrington is dedicated to making the world a more sustainable place one “Lug” at a time by using Junkluggers’ eco-friendly approach to reducing waste. He spent 12+ years as VP for business development at Information Innovators Inc. He graduated from Radford University’s College of Business and Economics with a BA in communications.

Director of Marketing

This position is open for the year 2020-2021. If interested in this board position, please contact president@dcorganizers.org.

For questions about marketing, contact marketing@dcorganizers.org

Director of Programs & Professional Development

This position is open for the year 2020-2021. If interested in this board position, please contact president@dcorganizers.org.

For questions about programming, contact development@dcorganizers.org

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