My knowledge base and passion for organizing continues to grow and evolve daily.
I studied American Sign Language and graduated with my BA in Psychology from The University of North Carolina @ Wilmington. Having a degree in Psychology offers me insight into certain behaviors. The important thing to remember is that behaviors are changeable we just have to want to change.
After studying Psychology, I went on to study Early Education at the Masters Level at Dowling College on Long Island and continued these studies at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Organizing & Productivity Consultant
I am the owner and lead organizer of Organize with Jess, LLC. I have been an organizing professional for the last seven years. I work with those who lack the time, desire or skill to organize on their own. I am able to consult for clients to organize on their own or provide side by side, hands on organizing.
I have worked as a part time, private residential nanny. I have worked with fifteen children from nine different families, homes and lifestyles. I love being a nanny and as you can imagine being a part time nanny has its challenges. I worked with up to six different families a week and at time saw nine different children throughout any given week. Working as a nanny has taught me to navigate a minefield of private issues when dealing with clients in their home. It has taught me to be versatile and how to adapt rapidly to new situations and different personalities and expectations.
DDI (The Developmental Disabilities Institute)
I got the opportunity to be an ABA trainer again, this time with preschool age children. I worked with three students on a daily basis focusing on life skills and educational expectations. My time at DDI taught me how to work as part of a team striving toward a common goal. DDI taught me just how capable a three year old is. I learned that children rise to your expectations and because of that fact I should expect more from the children I interact with.
The Cleary School for the Deaf
Cleary gave me a chance to use my Associates degree in Sign Language on a daily basis. I worked in the special needs classroom at the preschool level. Working with those little ones exposed me to all the wonderful attributes that come with being differently abled, and taught me to view each child as unique and to throw out preconceived notions of what to expect.
ACLD Adults and Children with Learning Disabilities
I worked in the residential units, as an ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) trainer and Primary for one of the adult residents. My time at ACLD made me hyper-sensitive to individual needs and taught me to respect everyone for what they were able to handle at any given point, to set high expectations and to follow through on my word.
I love working with moms and dads with young children.
I have developed a certain expertise and sensitivity for working and dealing with children over the years. I come from a family of five children where I am the second in the lineup. I have 6 nieces and 5 nephews. Additionally, I have spent the last 10 years working with children in varying settings on a daily basis. I get kids!
Being exposed to many different school environments and being a nanny for so many different families has given me the opportunity to organize and clean up lots of books, toys and playrooms. I’ve learned what works and what doesn’t and I have an arsenal of varying ideas to try if the first plan isn’t successful.
My philosophy is "Get organized & get on with it!", I will help you do just that!
Being organized is important, it sets us up for success and facilitates our daily activities. I suggest that we take the time to organize today, so we have some time to relax tomorrow. I am excited about being your Professional Organizer and ready to get started.
My guarantee to you:
Reliable, consistent, non-judgemental service.
Fun, motivated, patient assistance every time.
Strict confidentiality for everything we discuss, uncover or organize.
Personalized service and follow through.
NAPO -National Association of Professional Organizers
NAPO- Golden Circle Member
I assist individuals who lack the desire, time, skill or knowledge to organize on their own.
Ask me how!
Greensboro's Organizing & Productivity Consultant.