Meet Our Team

Meet our Team of Professional Organizers

We are Boston’s premium professional organizing company. We have been in business for over 18 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 18 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 was awarded Best of Boston Home™, Best Professional Organizer by Boston Magazine.

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:

Libby Russell

Professional Organizer / Project Manager / Move Manager

Libby has been a Professional Organizer, Move Manager and Project Manager with Organizing Boston since 2016. Prior to this, Libby ran her own organizing business for several years.

Libby loves seeing the positive impact an organized space can have on a person’s life and well-being. She enjoys helping clients reduce the clutter in their homes to make space for what’s really important to them. Libby loves preparing homes for sale, helping clients get settled after a move and setting up functional spaces. She has a passion for color-coded closets and she’s never met a to-do list she can’t tackle.

Libby holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Maine.
Prior to pursuing a career in professional organizing she worked as a teacher. She is a member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) as well as a member of the local chapter, NAPO New England.

Libby grew up in Maine, which sparked her love of the great outdoors. When not organizing she enjoys hiking, swimming, watching sports, live comedy, reading and listening to podcasts.

Lisa Blake

Lead Organizer / Project Manager

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.

Lisa was recently featured in the Boston Globe Article: Get organized for your kids’ sake, where she talks about keeping her own home and three kids organized. Read the article here:

Ruby Anderson

Professional Organizer

Ruby started her organizing career in San Francisco, CA where she primarily worked in the relocation industry. She assisted clients with decluttering to prepare for moves and also led teams helping clients unpack and get settled in their new homes. Ruby loves helping clients achieve a sense of satisfaction by organizing their living spaces to be functional, accessible, and aesthetically pleasing. Raised by two artists, she long ago developed a keen eye for detail and an ability to think outside the box and always looks to apply these skills to every job she does.

Previously, Ruby has worn many hats, including being a caregiver to 400 rescued animals on a farm, a wrangler of 60 small dogs in a single room, and a keeper of books at several public libraries. But, she has always been an organizer at heart and in her personal life, particularly influenced by her childhood home. The house was a postmodern curiosity (designed by her architect father) that emphasized open space, efficiency, and minimalism. Every area had purpose and beauty. Growing up in this environment, Ruby learned to appreciate how an uncluttered home can produce a calm and welcoming atmosphere.

When not organizing, Ruby finds time to be an illustrator, salsa dancer, pianist, and dog fanatic. She holds a bachelor’s degree in dance performance from Oberlin College, attended the Academy of Art in San Francisco, and is a member of the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO). Originally from Vermont, she is happy to be back in the unparalleled beauty of New England.

Karen Manning

Professional Organizer

Karen is a natural organizer with a knack for transforming cluttered, confusing spaces into well-organized retreats. Her goal with every client is to create business or family environments that promote greater productivity and peace of mind. Growing up in a military family, Karen learned early the importance of keeping her living space organized to make multiple re-locations easier and she enjoys using what she learned to help her clients.

Since earning her bachelor’s degree in marketing from Bentley University, Karen has worked as an administrator and marketer for companies large and small, including acting as assistant to the CEO of a 500-person supplies business. Karen also has specific experience working with individuals or families living with disabilities such as Autism, ADHD, or OCD with their unique organizational needs.

In her personal life, Karen pursues her passion for health and fitness, including being a certified personal trainer. She enjoys time with her family and friends and loves meeting and talking with people from different cultures throughout the world.

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).

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.