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.


Office Assistant

Tim is a musical theater performer and an animator who has traversed mediums such as pastels all the way to oils. He enjoys a good movie and soft jazz. In his free time he is a muay thai fighter, loves to cook and teaches animation classes.

Jamie Jamie
Organizer III

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.

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.

Bonnie Bonnie
Organizer I

Bonnie recently walked away from a 30-year career in software testing and quality assurance to have more time with family and friends. She is married with 2 adult kids, and is a proud (and young!) Nana to 5 grandchildren. She has also used her time off to focus on health and fitness, including getting certified as a Health Coach – focussing on older women (50+). Her hobbies include quilting, volunteering at a local dog shelter, book clubs and being active with family and friends.

Diane Diane
Organizing Assistant

Diane loves helping people develop organizational systems that will make their lives easier so they can focus on what’s important. During her 20-year career as a nonprofit communications professional, Diane particularly enjoyed working with people with disabilities and chronic illnesses and their caregivers. Personally, she has managed many moves for herself and friends, and her favorite activity is helping people reduce, sort, and arrange their things.

Organizing Assistant

Michael was born and raised here in Northern Virginia. He is a wedding DJ and part-time student at George Mason University, currently pursuing his BA in Communications. He enjoys music, traveling the world, watching films, and dabbling in the culinary arts. Michael has been enriching the lives of his clients since 2010 with his thoughtful and caring approach towards home organization.