Meet Our Team

Professional Organizers in Boston

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


Sarah Buckwalter is a Certified Professional Organizer® with over 17 years of experience in home 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:

Kate Altieri

Lead Professional Organizer and Client Services Manager

Kate has been with Organizing Boston for over nine years. As the Client Services Manager, Kate Altieri supports our 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 lead organizer and 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).

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).

Cate Richards

Professional Organizer

Cate has been a Professional Organizer for over seven years. She enjoys helping people simplify and unclutter their lives and finding the right solutions for their needs. She believes in new beginnings and loves helping people relocate and move into a space where they can feel comfortable in an aesthetically pleasing and functional new environment. Her specialties include working with seniors and families to create an organized home environment.

In 2012, Cate moved from Massachusetts to Florida to specifically work with seniors who were in the process of downsizing. Though her organizing work in Florida kept her busy, she has recently moved back to Massachusetts and we are glad to have her back!

Prior to becoming an organizer, Cate spent many years as an office manager where she honed her office organizing and paper management skills.

Cate is a member of National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO).

Pam Ahearn

Professional Organizer

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

Nancy Hodgman

Professional Organizer

Nancy is passionate about organizing across a wide range of projects in residential and office settings. She brings a positive energy toward every organizing project and helps clients identify and achieve their organizing goals using a collaborative approach. She has extensive experience working with families, senior citizens, executives, small businesses and nonprofit agencies. Her competence in reducing clutter, organizing physical spaces and creating streamlined processes benefit clients who gain control of their surroundings and accomplish more at work and at home.

Nancy comes to professional organizing from a corporate background in the high-technology industry as a project manager, marketer, executive assistant, event planner and writer.

Nancy holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is a member of The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO).