meet the team:
Kat started out life as a cluttered packrat, with collections a plenty and a frazzled brain, but between moving 13 times in 9 years, spending more time organizing her cubicle than actually working, and watching far too many reruns of TLC's "Clean Sweep" and Style's "Clean House", she learned how to maximize space in small apartments and offices. That lead to googling "home organizing", realizing her passion could be her career and starting The Simplified Life in 2007. A newlywed, aspiring minimalist, she is passionate about passing on the skills she learned and helping you realize a calm and clutter-free home and life once and for all.
Kat partners with several other organizers, designers and personal assistants to work with the south bay, San Jose, East Bay, and North Bay as well as Florida.
Amy of Take Charge, Organize! works with south bay/San Jose clients.
After 14 years in the corporate world, Amy Hawkins decided to pursue a lifelong dream of running her own business. She started Take Charge! Organize as a way to help people do just that...
She has a B.S. in Business Management from San Jose State University and has worked as a Project Manager for over a decade. Her background in project management married with her unique skills for motivating people allows her to quickly assess the scope of an organizing project and keep clients enthusiastic and on task. Her true passion and aim is to help people create positive change in their lives through better organization.She is a member in good standing with NAPO and attends organizing seminars as well as takes online coursework regularly.
Kiera Rain of Bay Area Professional Organizer works in the East Bay.
Kiera Rain, owner of Bay Area Professional Organizer Co (BAPO), has been a Professional Organizer since 2003, and works one-on-one with clients. Kiera is a wiz at helping clients de-clutter and get organized using what they already own. She is a phenomenal coach and teacher so clients can learn to become self-organized and keep systems in place long after she's gone. And if things accidentally pile up again--that's ok, Kiera does check-up visits as well with her clients to get them back on track, whether weeks or months or a year after the last session.
Jessica Sorensen of Laranja Interiors works in San Francisco and the North Bay.
For Jessica of Laranja Interiors, home organization and interior design have always been passions. When you move a lot and are a big traveler, but love the possessions you have accumulated along this life journey, it becomes an exciting challenge to make it all work. I am excited to discover what treasures you have in your home that we can re-purpose, or just make life easier. Good bye pile of "I don't know where to put this!"
Iris Price of Your Priceless Life works in Florida.
Iris Price is a single baby boomer with aspirations that don’t include retiring and watching Netflix or collecting cats. Instead, she’s furthering her career as a motivational coach and professional home organizer. While others her age concoct bucket lists and travel, she creates home improvement to-do lists for her new construction home and takes a hands-on approach to challenging her own personal realization goals. She applies those same skills to help you declutter and organize, opening Your Priceless Life to all it can be.
Ashley Gomez of Spark and Muse Design works with the entire Bay Area.
Ashley started Spark and Muse Design to help people reuse the character of their own home with design that is functional, affordable and recognizable.
She is passionate about not hiding your home under impersonal design from a big interior design company, but using the existing splendor and character of what is already there to spark a design worth loving, while keeping your foot print clean.
Kevin Hawkins simply wants to make your life easier.
Pet sitting? House sitting? Garage sale? Shopping? Done. Something else you need help with? Done. This man can do it all. He's had a varied career in the customer service arena and knows how to help. If you live on the peninsula and need something more than just organizing, let us know.