Meet Our Team of Professional Home Organizers

Cheryl’s Organizing Concepts professional home organizers want to make every client’s life a little easier. Each member our team is selected by Cheryl for their organizing and interpersonal skills, as well as their innate desire to help people. Every team member is personally trained and mentored by Cheryl. Most of the members of Cheryl’s staff have Bachelor’s degrees, and many have earned Masters. We organize homes, offices and vacation homes throughout Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

  • AL | Madison | Jackie FennellAL | Madison | Jackie Fennell
    Jackie is a native of southern Virginia but has called Madison home for over twenty years. She has a B.S. in Public Administration from Virginia Tech and a Master of Science in Applied Behavioral Science/ Organizational Development from Johns Hopkins University. Early in her career she worked at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, ...
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  • MD | Annapolis | Beth DumescoMD | Annapolis | Beth Dumesco
    Beth Dumesco enjoys coaching people in planning and carrying out changes in their lives – changes that make life more enjoyable and productive. She loves engaging with people who want to take on something they no longer want in their lives, and replacing it with something that works on as many levels as possible. ...
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  • MD | Baltimore | Lauran CreswellMD | Baltimore | Lauran Creswell
    Lauran finds two of her greatest passions in professional organizing – helping people and creating order.  Always the trusted go-to for friends and family in times of “organizing crises,” she gradually found herself working with a steady stream of referred clients in need of guidance through home, office, and digital reorganization. Currently a dental assistant ...
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  • MD | Baltimore | Sulena LongMD | Baltimore | Sulena Long
    Sulena is a member of the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO). She has an Associate degree in Interior Design and is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist, a designation by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). She has worked in various management positions with several corporations for 25 years in Trinidad ...
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  • MD | Beltsville | Gillian Carty-RoperMD | Beltsville | Gillian Carty-Roper
    Gillian is a licensed Psychologist who received a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Gillian has spent the last 20 years working in this field. She has well developed interpersonal skills and can translate any project into the steps needed to achieve the desired outcome. Gillian enjoys working one-on-one ...
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  • MD | Bethesda | Denise SintetosMD | Bethesda | Denise Sintetos
    Denise is originally from N.Y. but has been in the D.C. area since graduating from college. She is married with two young adult sons. While raising her own family and working part time as a paralegal, Denise managed numerous health, home and financial matters for her elderly parents. This experience led her to consider home ...
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  • MD | Bethesda | Jennifer ChalfantMD | Bethesda | Jennifer Chalfant
    Jennifer is a native to the Washington, DC area. Born and raised in Bethesda, MD, where she now lives with her husband and three teenage boys. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication, and a certificate of Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. Before pursuing a career as a ...
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  • MD | Cabin John | Efrat WeissMD | Cabin John | Efrat Weiss
    Efrat has lived in the DC area since 1985. After a 30+ year career in the aerospace and defense industry, she is following her passion of helping people get and stay organized. Throughout her busy career, she relied on getting and staying organized to stay productive both at work and at home. She was also ...
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  • MD | Clarksburg | Cheryl LarsonMD | Clarksburg | Cheryl Larson
    I began my organizing business in 2002 and am a proud member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO). I operate from the simple philosophy – Many people can benefit from professional help when it comes to organization. Even those capable of doing this on their own are much more likely to tackle what ...
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  • MD | Huntingtown | Karen EggertMD | Huntingtown | Karen Eggert
    Karen is a member of the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO). She has a Master’s degree in Library and Information Service and recently completed a 25-year career as a librarian at the International Monetary Fund where she led three teams, delivering information services to the IMF and World Bank staff. ...
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  • MD | Kensington | Mary LoganMD | Kensington | Mary Logan
    Working as a Professional Organizer is a culmination of a lifetime of incorporating design and function into interior environments for employers, friends, and family. Mary’s experience integrates an Associates Degree in Advertising Design followed by six years in Interior Landscaping, seven years as a Customer Service Representative, and ten years as a voluntary special project ...
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  • MD | Millersville | Jaime PoynterMD | Millersville | Jaime Poynter
    Jaime received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Child and Family Studies from Stony Brook University in Long Island, NY. While her “day job” is as a Program Coordinator at the University of Maryland (and she loves it!), Jaime has always been passionate about organizing. She has lent her services to friends for years without ...
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  • MD | Mount Airy | Melissa GrahamMD | Mount Airy | Melissa Graham
    Melissa takes her passion for organization wherever she goes. As an HR Assistant at a mortgage company, she honed her organizational skills by streamlining systems and creating processes for the HR department. As an Assistant Innkeeper at a Bed & Breakfast, she used her great attention to detail to provide a tidy environment for guests. ...
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  • MD | Potomac | Sheila MurtlandMD | Potomac | Sheila Murtland
    Sheila is back in the work force with a passion for helping others. After raising a family, a career in organization proved to be a natural path. Over the past 20 years, she has shaped her skills by volunteering on a Parents Association board, coordinating events at church, and was president of the board on ...
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  • MD| Silver Spring | Karen FunderburkMD| Silver Spring | Karen Funderburk
    Karen is originally from North Carolina and made the decision to move to Maryland in mid-2019. She holds a master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Arizona State University as well as bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Biology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Since moving to the area, she has worked as a ...
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  • VA | Berryville | Dawn MarieVA | Berryville | Dawn Marie
    As a natural-born organizer, I have enjoyed organizing in my home and assisting friends and family over the years. My nearly 10-year career in the financial industry has been fruitful but I felt a strong desire to have my own side-business with a focus I’m passionate about. I enjoy bringing a sense of peace back ...
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  • VA | Falls Church | Karen SulmonettiVA | Falls Church | Karen Sulmonetti
    Karen has lived in Northern Virginia for over 25 years, since graduating from the University of Maryland. She is originally from Baltimore, Maryland. She has a bachelor’s degree in advertising design and a Master’s in Business Marketing. She has led many design teams to produce successful publications and conference events. As a designer she loves ...
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  • VA | Lanexa | Cheryl BattenVA | Lanexa | Cheryl Batten
    Cheryl is a member of the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO).  She is approaching her 30-year anniversary as a civilian servant; she began her career working for the National Aeronautics Space Administration where she served as an Administrative Assistant; and for the past 22 years she has worked for the Department of ...
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  • VA | Lovettsville | Jennifer BellVA | Lovettsville | Jennifer Bell
    Jennifer is a Professional Organizer and a member of NAPO (The National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals). She was born and raised in Northern VA and now lives in Loudoun County. Jennifer received a Master’s Degree from George Mason University and spent 12 years working in project management and coordination. Her interest in organizing ...
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  • VA | Reston | Gina DolinVA | Reston | Gina Dolin
    Gina is passionate about the science and art of decluttering, downsizing, and organizing.  It all started years ago with her very first move, when she discovered that everything that was packed had to be unpacked — but that she then had an opportunity to arrange a new space that was both functional and beautiful.  As ...
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  • VA | Reston | Pam ErathVA | Reston | Pam Erath
    Pam graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from Tulane University in New Orleans and worked for the local power companies in New Orleans (Entergy) and Washington, DC (Pepco). Her family, husband Mark and four children, has been transferred and moved locally 10 times over the last 36 years, so she has experience with packing, ...
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  • VA | Reston | Renny PerdueVA | Reston | Renny Perdue
    Renny has been helping people organize and declutter since 2012. She is originally from New Jersey and has lived in Northern VA since 1988. When she decided to retire early, she finally had the time to organize her own home including her office, library, storeroom and lots of “closet surgery. Now she enjoys helping others ...
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If you need the help of a professional home organizer and want to learn more about what we can do, please contact Cheryl’s Organizing Concepts.