We don’t know what we would do without our technical guru and organizing expert, Maia. When she is not helping Carolyn simplify systems for The Move Makers, solving problems for our clients, or helping with a move, she can be found experimenting in her kitchen, exploring Portland, or practicing yoga.
Team member Jill is a talented organizer, originally from upstate New York. She loves helping people! When not moving The Move Makers’ projects forward, she enjoys gardening, cooking challenging foods for friends (cherpumples and turduckens), and searching out the best breakfast spots in Portland (over 40 so far!).
Move Manager Jennifer brings her artistic flair to all of our organizing projects. She has been an organizer for over 10 years, with a background in interior design. When not working with her friends at The Move Makers, she is creating jewelry in her studio.
Office Coordinator Anne enjoys cooking, live bluegrass music and reading. A local to Portland, she loves hanging out with her cat Pickles, gardening, and hiking in Forest Park & Mt. Hood National Forest. Anne was an AmeriCorps volunteer in disaster response and military outreach.
Team Member Cathy is a long time organizer who is also a retired US Air Force Chief Master Sergeant, with whom she served for 36 years. Whether it be walking, Zumba, swimming, bicycling, or practicing yoga, Cathy loves being active. In her downtime, she can be found beading jewelry, reading, and spending time with her children and grandson.
Originally from Finland, Paivi has over 20 years of experience in interior design, and more than seven years of experience with feng shui, organizing, and sustainable home design. She was one of the founding members of the Green Building Council of Finland and a past board member of the Finnish Fengshui Association. Paivi has a passion for environmentally friendly home solutions. She enjoys running, walking in nature, baking healthy food, and spending time with her husband, son and daughter.
As an organizer, master gardener and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Whitney brings a myriad of talents to The Move Makers team. She loves to travel, and has lived in three different countries in Europe and Asia. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading (literary fiction, business and organizing books) and practicing yoga.
Susan is an Interior Designer who grew up in a family of artists and has been helping clients love the spaces in their homes for over 12 years. Her design services include space planning, furniture selection and placement, color consultation, window treatments, art and accessories, lighting design and kitchen/bathroom remodel design.
Team member Regina is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist. Making homes accessible and safe is her specialty. In her spare time, she runs a business network of 30 senior service companies called SHARE: Senior Health and Resource Experts. She loves to connect people with the services they need to thrive at home. When not working, she can be found gardening, attending wine and beer tasting events and listening to live blues music.
Joe moved with his family from upstate New York to Sherwood with a daughter living in the Portland area. Joe enjoys biking – 7000 miles ridden in 5 years, hot tubbing, and adventuring – where he has done a 7 month road trip to 24 states.
Team member Nicole brings 15 years of experience as an art therapist and counselor to The Move Makers and is also a Professional Organizer. In her spare time, Nicole creates paintings and writes creative nonfiction. She is a stepmom to her beloved geriatric cat Maggie.
Patrick, a Portland local, is an IT whiz and recent graduate of the University of Washington. When not assisting on Move Maker projects, he enjoys walking, hiking, reading and is an avid gardener. His favorite place to hike is in the Columbia Gorge.
Rachael is a native Oregonian and is currently raising her kids in Portland with her husband, Kirk. Before starting her career in Professional Organizing Rachael spent over 20 years working as a manager at a local youth mentoring program. In her spare time she enjoys being in nature, hiking, skiing and traveling.