Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team of Professional Organizers

We are Boston’s premium professional organizing company. We have been in business for over 17 years and have received the esteemed award of Best of Boston Home, Best Professional Organizer. We are dedicated to providing our clients with an exceptional organizing experience in a judgment-free atmosphere resulting in a comfortable, functional and orderly personal space.

Our specialties include home organizing, office organizing and move organizing. We have experience with all levels of clutter and are able transform any space into an organized haven!

We take a hands-on, personal approach to organizing. We can work with you side by side, or work independently to help you declutter and set up organizing systems that are custom-designed for your space and needs. We work efficiently and non-judgmentally and can organize your entire home, or just focus on the areas where you need the most help. We will also teach you how to effectively use the organizing systems we create, so it will be easy for you to stay organized in the future.

We have been nationally recognized for our expertise in professional organizing. Our hard-working, experienced organizers are professionally trained and skilled to help organize all areas of your home, office and life. Having a team of organizers allows us to take on large organizing projects and be available on short notice. With personal projects, an organizer will work with you one-on-one to really get to know you, your personal space and your organizing needs.

At Organizing Boston, we are dedicated to providing you with the highest level of service. We invite you to meet our team members below and contact us for a complimentary consultation today.

Sarah Buckwalter

Founder

Sarah Buckwalter is a Certified Professional Organizer® with over 17 years of experience in home, move and office organization. In January of 2000, she founded Organizing Boston. Organizing Boston is the largest professional organizing firm in New England and the 2014 winner of Best of Boston Home™, Best Professional Organizer.

Highly regarded and nationally recognized as an organizing industry expert, Sarah frequently lectures on organizing and business development. She has shared her organizing expertise in print and on dozens of news and television programs. Sarah has appeared several times on the hit television series, “Hoarding: Buried Alive” on TLC.

With a desire to help everyone get organized, Sarah developed an online organizing platform, Organizing U. Organizing U offers a professional organizer directory, online courses and virtual organizing programs to help people live more organized lives. Organizing U also offers training programs for Professional Organizers.

Sarah is the author of Organize your STUFF!: 5 Simple Steps to Organize Everything.

Sarah holds a B.A. in Journalism and French from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and attended the Université de Rouen in France. She is a Certified Professional Organizer®, a Golden Circle member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), The Massachusetts and Delaware Ambassador for NAPO, a member of The Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) and has served as the Director of Technology on the Board of Directors for NAPO-New England and NAPO-Colorado.

To learn more about Sarah and connect with her, please visit her LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahbuckwalter

Kate Altieri

Principal Organizer / Project Manager

Kate has been with Organizing Boston for over ten years. As the Principal Organizer, Kate supports our team of professional organizers as we work with our clients, adding an additional layer of service to further cement our reputation for providing excellent customer care.

Kate also serves as Organizing Boston’s Project Manager. With her extensive knowledge of organizing techniques and products, she was able to handle any organizing project, large or small. Now, with her combined background in management and her years of experience in organizing, Kate will make sure that our client’s organizing goals are always achieved. She will ensure that every organizing project goes smoothly and seamlessly.

Often, sought after for her knowledge and expertise, Kate frequently lectures on organizing and time management. She recently appeared on NECN, offering Back to School Organizing Tips. She has also appeared on several other television programs, including the hit television series, “Hoarding: Buried Alive” on TLC.

Kate holds a B.A. in Management from Simmons College and is a member of the National Association of Profession Organizers (NAPO).

Fun facts: Kate loves all creatures great and small, especially mice and dogs. She is a collector of antique garden elements and enjoys planting and tending English gardens. She is a Miniaturist and has 6 dollhouses that she either rehabbed or built and decorated herself. Kate’s favorite place is the Outer Cape and yes, she could live in a dune shack in the Province Lands!

Pam Ahearn

Lead Organizer / Project Manager

Pam has always been passionate about keeping herself and her home organized. Even as a busy mom, wife, professional and volunteer within her community, she would find time to assist friends and family during life transitions, whether starting a family, moving, adjusting to an “empty nest”, or selling an elderly parent’s home.

When she realized that there was a growing need for her skills and her ability to create calm from the chaos of today’s hectic lives she decided to pursue a career in Professional Organizing. With over 15 years as a technical sales representative for a major medical device company she is able to draw on her experience of introducing new techniques and procedures simply and systematically. She particularly enjoys helping her clients achieve balance in their busy lives.

Pam holds her degrees in Medical Technology and Business Administration from Northeastern University. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and NAPO – New England.

Click the link below to learn more about Pam in our “Meet the Organizer” Blog series.

Meet the Organizer: Pam Ahearn

Angel Byers Crandell

Professional Organizer

Angel loves creating beautifully organized spaces. Everything in her home has a place and her whole family is able to follow and maintain the organizational systems. Her organizing passion came to her at a young age. Angel’s father was in the U.S. Navy and they moved almost every summer. The weight of their possessions had to be kept under a limit, so she became adept at deciding what was important to keep. That skill has expanded into the ability to help her clients decide which possessions support the life they want to lead and then find smart places for those things to live. It is important to her that throughout the organizing process, her clients feel good about the decision to let go of the things they don’t need.

Angel’s extensive professional background includes work as an administrator, a training specialist, a bookkeeper, and an adjunct professor of business at North Shore Community College.

Angel holds an Associate’s degree in Office Administration from the University of New Orleans and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education from Salem State University. Angel also holds a certificate in Professional Organizing from Northern Essex Community College.

Ann Jewell

Professional Organizer

Throughout Ann’s career, there was always some element of organization related to her job, but the one thing that she felt was missing was the ability to be able to help someone in a positive way. Pursuing a career in the field of professional organizing became a wonderful way to combine her talent for organization with her passion for helping people.

Prior to organizing; Ann worked as a Textile and Interior Designer and as an Office Administrator, managing product information and employee records. Ann uses her experience in design and space planning to help create effective organizing plans for her client’s homes and her compassion to help her clients navigate the organizing process.

Ann holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Textile Design from Southeastern Massachusetts University, Dartmouth; an Associate’s Degree in Interior Design from The Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC; as well as a Teaching Certificate in Art, grades K-12; from Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.

Ann is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and the New England Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers, (NAPO-NE).

Lisa Blake

Professional Organizer

Lisa is a Massachusetts native who recently relocated home from Dallas, Texas. After graduating from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts with a B.A. in Sociology, she worked as a geriatric social worker for the first five years of her career for both non-profit and private agencies. She later transitioned into property management and worked for a Boston-based firm as a Senior Property Manager. There she managed residential portfolios in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Florida. After relocating to live on Hilton Head Island, SC, she took a position working as an International Recruiter and recruited nurses in the Middle East for US nursing placements. Prior to moving back to Massachusetts and joining Organizing Boston, Lisa was a Professional Organizer in the Dallas/ Fort Worth metroplex.

Lisa’s professional and personal experiences led her to the field of professional organizing. She has a passion for home staging, décor and creating and implementing organizational systems for any household. Lisa is a self-described minimalist and loves to help clients “declutter” their lives in order to restore peace and harmony in a household. She enjoys working with a variety of different types of clients from organizing young families, downsizing seniors and assisting busy professionals with home organization.

She is a mother of three active little boys, Mason, Hunter and Wyatt. She serves as a room mom and coordinates flag football, soccer and baseball teams for all three of her sons. Lisa has a passion for travel and has traveled to over 20 different countries and extensively throughout the United States.

Leslie Siraco

Professional Organizer

Leslie’s extensive organizing experience comes from her more than 20 years of experience working in various management and HR roles. Upon graduating from Connecticut College with a B.A. in Sociology, Leslie began a career in retail management for 10 years. After working as a District Manager, she shifted careers towards human resources which enabled her to fully remain near her home to raise her family. From leading numerous new store opening projects, to building an HR department from the ground- up, organizing and project management skills have consistently been Leslie’s strengths.

As a Professional Organizer, Leslie enjoys simplifying her clients’ lives. She has a genuine ability to assess an environment or situation and clearly see an effective well-organized way to solve an issue. Leslie thrives on the challenge of taking a complicated situation, simplifying it to manageable portions and then executing a comprehensive plan. Her ultimate goal as a Professional Organizer is to bring a sense of calm into her clients’ lives, remove some of their stressors and a leave them with a more manageable environment.

Leslie is a mother of three (almost) adult children and has spent the last several years of her life primarily focused on supporting, advocating for and coordinating services for two of her children who have complicated special emotional needs. Through these experiences, she has navigated and obtained a good understanding of the psychological therapy treatment world. In her free time, Leslie loves to plan and implement renovations on her house, organize her and her family members’ homes, entertain friends and family at her home, hike with her two Coonhounds, travel, and is always up for trying new restaurants.

Leslie is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and the New England Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO-NE).

Gina Russo

Client Services & Marketing Manager

A New England native, Gina brings over 16 years of experience in high-level administrative support to the Organizing Boston team. Gina has worked as an Executive/Personal Assistant, Marketing Manager and Event Coordinator for several companies in the healthcare, real estate, finance, technology, and music industries. Gina holds a B.A. in Psychology from Rhode Island College.

Gina’s passion for helping others, appreciation for exceptional customer service, ability to multi-task, and strong attention to detail is what has made her so successful throughout her career. Her willingness to always put others first is what truly makes her feel fulfilled, both personally and professionally.

Gina enjoys traveling, hiking, working out, spending quality time with family and friends, and relaxing at home with her boyfriend, Nathan. She is an avid shutterbug who takes her camera with her everywhere she goes. She has three fur babies at home – a miniature goldendoodle and two cats.