Chapter Board of Directors

President

Jill Katz


Jill Katz, One to Zen Organizing

(301) 799-8112  | president@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.

Vice President

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

Secretary


Rebekah Atwater, Rebekah Atwater Organizing

(703) 962-7466  |  secretary@dcorganizers.org

My passion is helping overwhelmed parents gain a sense of peace and joy in their lives. As a professional organizer, I partner with parents to declutter their homes and declutter their calendars. Then we work to develop habits of organization and efficiency. The end result is a feeling of calm, and the space to enjoy parenting.

I hold a B.S. in Public Health and served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia, focusing on child and maternal health. After the Peace Corps, I worked as a postpartum doula for several years, providing home visits to parents of newborns. I love listening, problem-solving, and most of all, teaching parents to give themselves a little grace.

I’m thrilled to be a part of NAPO-WDC. It’s a wonderful network for collaboration and professional growth.

Treasurer


Blake Jones, The Organizing Boss

(202) 643-4598 | treasurer@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.

Director at Large

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.

Director of Membership

Emily Strompf, Organizing Solutions by Emily

(703) 795-5775 | membership@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 in fall 2020 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 2021. I especially appreciate our chapter's emphases on professional growth and giving back to the greater community and the environment.

Director of Communications & Technology

Alison McCalla, Organize With Alison

(240) 756-4993  |  techdirector@dcorganizers.org

I am a Colorado native who has lived and worked in Northern Virginia for the past 16 years. After spending more than a decade as an analyst for various federal agencies, I made the transition to Professional Organizing. Through my company, Organize with Alison Home Solutions, LLC I’m providing clients with decluttered and functional spaces, right down to the smallest junk drawers.

Though I only established my business and joined the WDC chapter in May 2021, I have gained so much already from this network of amazing individuals. I’m delighted to serve and contribute in my own way to our chapter’s legacy of support and growth of its members.

Director of Business Partners

Samara GoodmanSamara Interiors, LLC

(703) 474-8882 | businesspartners@dcorganizers.org

Samara Interiors offers complete decorating, redesign and remodeling consultant services for residential locations. Samara Interiors specializes in expertly blending a client's heirlooms and existing pieces with new decor to create a truly customized look that reflects the homeowner's personality and style. 

Director of Marketing

This position is open for the year 2022-2023. If interested in this board position, please contact president@dcorganizers.org.

For questions about marketing, contact marketing@dcorganizers.org

Director of Programming & Development

Jeanne Fox-Alston, Your Space Made to Order

(202) 455-6306 |  development@dcorganizers.org


Jeanne Fox Alston is a professional organizer and the owner of Your Space Made to Order. While she has done organizing jobs of all shapes and sizes, her areas of expertise include move management, staging and space planning. As such, she works with clients who are preparing to move with downsizing, updating and staging their residence and then settling into their new home. Another specialty is offering creative organizing and design solutions to clients who are moving into a smaller residence or want to use a space for another purpose. Fox Alston became an organizer after a long career in newspaper journalism, including The Washington Post, and media-related professional and trade associations. She lives and works in the Washington DC metropolitan area.

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