Meet the Team

Maria, Founder
Professional Organizer, CEO, COO

Maria has over 20 years of experience helping others get control of their homes and lives by helping them get the clutter out of their lives. Her approach with her clients is very holistic. She works with the client to help them figure out the physical, mental and emotional causes of the clutter and how to deal with them. She teaches her clients how to make the decisions on what to keep, sell or donate so that they will be able to do this for themselves in the future. Even though this task can be stressful or sad she tries to keep everyone as positive and upbeat as possible. She stays available for her clients in case they have questions or just need new ideas or suggestions.

Maria has attended the FBI and Fairfax County Citizens Police Academies. She acts as a role player for the academy and officers in training scenarios, works the canteen and is a former member of the Board of the Fairfax County Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association. She is a VIPS (Volunteer in Police Service) and teaches classes on clutter and hoarding at the Criminal Justice Academy as well as other venues. She is also a member of the Fairfax County Inter-Agency Hoarding Committee.

Hear a song from the BNI presentation in October of 2013

Hear an interview on Empowering Serenity Media with Maria:


Scott, Co-Founder

Scott has been in the technology field for more years than he wants to count, starting as a programmer, moving to systems administrator and ending up in management. Now he works behind the scenes at Conquer the Clutter as the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Financial Officer. He only occasionally ventures out as an Organizational Assistant.


Denise Denise
Office Assistant

Denise was a management consultant and then an independent contractor for a large company for over 10 years. She is married with three wonderful children who she loves spending time with. She enjoys camping, escape rooms, and various types of crafting.

She joined Conquer The Clutter because she enjoys helping the clients and staff with whatever they need.

Jamie Jamie
Organizer V & Operations Manager

Jamie was a middle school special education teacher in Fairfax County for ten years until she decided to stay at home and raise her children.  She has two beautiful young girls who she enjoys spending time with.  She went to George Mason University for her BA in English and attended graduate school at the University of Virginia to obtain her teaching certification.

Jamie has been working with Conquer the Clutter since September 2011 and thoroughly enjoys meeting and working with clients to help bring calm to their chaos.

Stephanie Stephanie
Organizer II

Stephanie is a California native and military veteran. She has also worked in the retail, hospitality, and medical fields. After having moved both across town and across the country multiple times, she has lots of experience in downsizing, de-cluttering, and organizing household contents.

Gina Gina
Organizer II

Gina comes to Northern Virginia from Chicago by way of Los Angeles. She had a career in Marketing and Design, and in her spare time produced more than 15 live theater productions. She started her own design studio where she creates upscale, mixed-media studio art pieces. After many years of helping family, friends and friends of friends declutter and organize, Gina came to Conquer the Clutter to help as many people as possible live a less stressed life. She never met a labelmaker or steel-toed boot she didn’t love.

Ronni Ronni
Organizer II

Ronni retired after working for 16 years as a middle school Instructional Assistant in Fairfax County. She is married and has two adult children who are the loves of her life. Her dog Shelby is the only baby at home and gets a lot of her mom’s attention. Ronni loves to help people. For her, a day well spent is one that makes someone else’s day better, and that is why she works with Conquer the Clutter.

Pilar Pilar
Organizer I

Pilar has a background in anthropology and a resourceful nature. Her passion for space makes helping people with their organizing a natural fit. Her work in corporate, nonprofit and government settings has afforded her valuable insights into cultivating strong stakeholder relationships.

Danielle Danielle
Organizer I

Danielle has a passion for entrepreneurship. She runs her own personal training business, an online coffee shop with her husband, and she assists with the administrative duties of her husband’s business teaching private hockey lessons. Danielle is a mom of a very active child, two cats and a dog. She loves riding her motorcycle, crafting and helping people so she is excited to be working for Conquer the Clutter.

Laura Laura
Organizing Assistant

Laura is a pilot wife and a twin mom. She has an entrepreneurial/corporate background, and a Bachelors in Business. She has always had a heart to help others thrive and uplift them in some way, which is how she found her way to Conquer the Clutter. She loves to travel, be outdoors and to read. She’s a health fanatic and a bit of a foodie.