Well, my business is about service – helping people maximize space and time.
I’ve always had in interest in working in “production environments” and working on projects (companies that produced an item, send it through R & D, and put it out to the public for consumption.) Balancing the artistic and managerial process has always fascinated me.
My organizing background began in arts administration management with McCarter Theater, a leading performing arts center on the Princeton University Campus in my hometown of Princeton, New Jersey. For an exciting summer, I served as House Manager for The Big Apple Circus in New York City, another summer for the International Theatre Festival, Theater of Nations in Baltimore, Maryland, a season at Virgina Stage Company in Norfolk, Virgina and several years with TheaterWorks in Palo, Alto, CA.
Travels eventually took me south to South Coast Repertory, a leading Tony-award winning regional arts center located in Costa Mesa, CA. My arts management background was a perfect compliment when I was eventually recruited for a Production Management position with Walt Disney Feature Animation in Burbank where I worked on four animated feature film projects.
At Disney, I witnessed astonishing amounts of organization which really sharpened my leadership and deadline planning skill-sets. I scheduled, sourced and supervised animation artists and software engineers, many of whom were artistically or technically-gifted yet completely disorganized in their physical surroundings.
One of the Artistic Department Heads, recognizing my talents, mentioned to me her Realtor gave her a few hours of a Professional Organizer’s time when she moved into a new home up in Valencia, a new suburb north of Los Angeles. The Department Head thought I would be a natural for the organizing profession. It took a series of unexpected events before I took the plunge and found my first client—a successful caterer from Pacific Palisades who I still keep in touch with.