Founder and Owner of The Move Makers
Carolyn founded The Move Makers in 2013 because of her passion for creating systems to move projects forward.
With a goal to bring systems to one of life’s most challenging organizing projects – moving – Carolyn wanted to transform that difficult process into a simple, stress-free experience. Whether it’s packing, unpacking, or making difficult decisions about what to leave behind when moving, she wanted to make the process easy and even fun.
Carolyn brings extensive experience to The Move Makers. She has been a professional organizer and systems developer for many years, working with nonprofits, small businesses estates, and busy families. She was recently appointed as a board member of the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM). She has served as President of the National Organization of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO), Oregon Chapter , and recently earned the SMM-C Certificate for Senior Move Management, and is always striving to learn and improve business systems and standards.
When she can find time, Carolyn enjoys landscape design, managing property renovations, audiobooks, and entertaining family and friends.
Client Services and Marketing Manager
Lisa brings her experience in both the moving industry and English teaching career to her position with The Move Makers. She respects The Move Makers commitment to helping people during a challenging time by relieving the stress that can come with a housing transition. She is a Maryland native and enjoys antiquing, road trips, baking and writing.
Jennifer finds it very rewarding to work with our clients during their life transitions and settling them into their new homes. With a background in interior design and twelve years as a professional organizer, Jennifer has a knack for guiding people through the difficult decisions of downsizing before a move. One of her hobbies is designing and creating jewelry.
Nicole enjoys the helpful, yet creative and supportive aspect of working as a move manager for The Move Makers. Nicole is also an art therapist and counselor. In her spare time, she paints and writes creative nonfiction.
Paivi is a move manager originally from Finland, where she developed a background in sustainability and textiles. She loves using her special talents and positive energies to help people in the move process. With experience in interior design and organizing, Paivi is also a Feng Shui practitioner who enjoys creating a healthy home environment with balanced, positive energy.
Move Manager Rachael is another of our professional organizers. She loves helping clients meet their goals of downsizing, organizing or moving through a stress-free process. Rachael spent twenty years managing at a youth mentoring program. She is a native Oregonian who enjoys being in nature, hiking, skiing and traveling with her husband and two children.
Once a team member and now our Office Coordinator, Sue knows that moving can be a difficult transition in a person’s life, and loves making the process smooth and enjoyable for our clients.. Sue has the distinction of being the first woman in the northwest to be in the Oregon Army Reserve. She has also managed an inn on the Oregon coast.
Sales and Marketing Specialist
Team member Kate has a long background in sales for the events industry. She feels working at the Move Makers has a positive impact on our client’s lives, and she likes being a part of that. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, hiking and spending time with her husband, daughter and two dogs.
Jill is a professional organizer originally from upstate New York, and enjoys working for The Move Makers because of the company’s commitment to improving customer service. In her spare time, Jill enjoys gardening, cooking, and searching for the best breakfast spots in Portland.
Patrick is our Materials Coordinator and the driver of Timmy, The Move Makers van. Having started with us as a Team Member, Patrick continues to use his skills to help our community of clients, and really likes the feeling of helping our less physically-abled clients. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and walking.
Gabrielle enjoys assisting people during their housing transition, and brings her extensive experience with this to our team. She loves helping people get through the rough spots to a smooth move into their new home. Her recreation passions are hiking, chamber music, knitting and gardening.
Another of our talented professional organizers, Cathy is also a retired US Air Force Chief Master Sergeant. She enjoys being a part of the camaraderie and efficiency of The Move Makers team. She loves being active and enjoys walking, swimming, bicycling, Zumba and yoga.
Cynthia’s eclectic background includes working in real estate staging and the healthcare field. She believes the two are related in that a home can have a healthy flow, through organization and the principles of Feng Shui. She enjoys using these skills with The Move Makers. A native of upstate New York, Cynthia enjoys outdoor adventures like snowboarding and bike riding, and heading to the coast.
Originally from Finland, Mira has lived in several countries and has lots of experience downsizing household goods for a move. She enjoys the tasks of the organization, and she draws on her customer service experience in her work with the Move Makers clients. In her free time, Mira enjoys running, needlework, and travel, and exploring her new hometown in the Pacific Northwest.
Diane is a professional organizer from the East Coast, who brings her extended background in organization, education, and business to her role as a Team Member for The Move Makers. She enjoys making living spaces aesthetically pleasing and more efficient. In her spare time, she loves to cook, spend time with family and explore new sights on the West Coast.