Our Board of Directors
Andrea Krohn CPO®
Andrea Krohn, founder and owner of LA Move Consultants, has been helping her clients organize, de-clutter, manage and move their homes for over a decade. Andrea’s career started as a business manager at an Advertising Agency in Chicago, where she oversaw and managed TV, radio, and print campaigns helping clients stay focused, on time, and on budget.
Originally from NY, Andrea moved across the country 4 times before settling in Southern California. Andrea has leveraged her education in Fine Arts and her experience in organizational media management to help plan, design and build three homes. These personal experiences and multiple relocations helped her turn her strengths into a new career helping others organize their lives and “re-move” the stress in moving.
Andrea raised her children in the South Bay and served on local school boards and the PTA, as well as numerous local and national charities. Andrea is a proud member of NAPO and is honored to serve as the Los Angeles chapter President. Also, a member of NASMM – National Association of Specialty and Senior Move Management, Andrea stays up to date with current trends and client’s needs through continuing education. She has earned her Specialist Certificate in Life Transitions as well as Move Management & Home Staging from the NationalAssociation of Productivity and Organizing. Andrea is also a Certified Virtual Organizing Professional.
Scott McCafferty is the owner of Closet Solutions. Closet Solutions specializes in custom closets, garage cabinets, home offices, and home organization cabinets for nearly any area within the home. The company has been in business for over 20 years, and they emphasize high quality construction and customer satisfaction in everything they do. Closet Solutions serves the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, and is an independent, family-owned, veteran-operated small business.
Prior to Closet Solutions, Scott earned an MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and then had a long corporate executive career, working for companies like The Boston Consulting Group and PepsiCo.
Aside from work, Scott enjoys traveling, music, craft beer and spending time with his family—wife Jennifer, son Emerson, and dog Chewbacca.
Laura Smith, CPO®
Laura Smith is a Certified Professional Organizer®, Certified Virtual Organizing Professional™, and owner of An Organized Project.
She specializes in small & large-scale residential and workplace projects that include organizing, decluttering, downsizing, packing, relocating, and moving. She also offers virtual organizing sessions for out-of-state clients.
Laura began her career as a professional ballet dancer in New York City, where she fostered self-discipline and an acute attention to detail. Her years of experience along with advanced education have provided her with the knowledge, mindset, and skillset to help clients manage their environment and, in doing so, take control of their lives.
Laura is grateful to have served as an active Board member for the NAPO-LA progressively over the past four years as Director of Administration, Director of Professional Development, and two full terms as President. She is excited for the Immediate Past President role for the NAPO-LA Chapter where she is endlessly inspired by the passion and knowledge of her fellow chapter members.
Thuy Kudsi is a professional organizer/productivity consultant and founder of Clutter-Free Serenity. As a former elementary school teacher and program director, she has over 20 years of experience working with children and supporting their families. A mom herself, she supports fellow moms with all that’s on their plates, so they can lovingly show up for their children. Thuy helps create a calm physical environment with systems and routines that help maximize efficiency, productivity, and joy.
In addition to calm environments, Thuy supports moms with achieving financial peace by creating spending plans (budgets) that match their family’s priorities. She integrates coaching skills to co-create the best solutions for each of her client’s unique needs.
When she’s not with her family or working on the business, she’s enjoying leisure time at Disneyland, camping, backpacking, hiking, stand up paddle boarding or sewing. She gives back and is of service on multiple boards and as a life-long learner, Thuy continues her education through NAPO and reading spiritual books.
Nicole Boudakian-Mahmood has been organizing professionally since 2010 after earning her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego. In 2018 she earned her CPO, and in 2022 she founded Homefront Organizing where she works closely with her clients to find solutions for each of their unique challenges. Whether it be a home office, kitchen, or email inbox, each client’s particular needs are addressed and their vision executed all while keeping a sense of humor to also have a bit of fun! Nicole lives in Leimert Park and her hobbies include baking, volleyball, watching baseball, travel with her husband, and game nights with friends.
Director of Membership
Tara Khoshbin and her sister, Tali are the co-owners and lead organizers of Aesthetics & Edits Organizing. They use sustainable & practical methods to organize, edit, and beautify spaces. Tara has always been passionate about organizing and editing homes. For the last ten years, she has worked at various nonprofits in the Los Angeles area specializing in communications and still sits on the board of various nonprofits. Tara has an MBA in Nonprofit Management from American Jewish University and a BA in Political Science from Pepperdine University.
Director of Professional Development
Drew Price Organizing
Drew Price is an organization and logistics specialist, and the founder of Drew Price Organizing. Organizing has been his passion his entire life and he loves helping others love their spaces, too. Prior to starting his business, Drew worked for NAAEE, an environmental education nonprofit; ChemStewards, an environmental, health, and safety program; and as a Sustainability Assistant for the City of Sioux Falls in South Dakota, all of which have influenced his sustainability-focused approach to organizing. He has a bachelor's degree in Political Science, with a minor in biology, from the University of South Dakota. When he's not rearranging other people’s cabinets, he's probably playing with his dogs, getting in a workout, figuring out how to “de-plasticize” his life, or testing out a new recipe in the kitchen.
Director of Administration
Deborah Madrid Professional Organizing Services
Deborah is the principal of Deborah Madrid Professional Organizing Services which provides virtual assisting and organizing services. Originally from San Francisco, Deborah spent over 20 years organizing executives by keeping them and their calendars on track. During this time, Deborah organized events, managed large and small offices and kept the work flowing for her teams. Deborah specializes in virtual assisting, small office management, and bill paying and records retention. While Deborah is an expert in the office, she also has a passion for recycling, repurposing and reusing. She will find new homes for clients’ possessions when projects entail downsizing or estate clearing to ensure fewer items go into landfill. When Deborah is not organizing other people and things, you’ll find her hanging with family, working on her yard or creating new uses for old denim.
Director of Business Partners
The Styled Stories
Hi! I am Alia, owner of The Styled Stories, a professional home organizing business. Think of The Styled Stories as a one stop service that takes your mind off your everyday stressors, giving you more free time and peace of mind. My job is to help you feel better about yourself, your closet and your home. It’s not just an organizing service, it’s a total life transformation. Every home has a story hiding behind the clutter. I'm here to help you reorganize your home and elevate your space.
Director of Marketing
Categorized by Katie
Katie Ortiz is a Los Angeles born professional organizer and owner of her business, Categorized by Katie. After receiving a B.A. in Communications Studies at the University of Michigan, she began pursuing a public relations career, but as time went on, she realized it wasn’t for her. With the pandemic, Katie finally had the opportunity to explore other skills - one of which stood out tremendously. Being a natural born planner, professional organizing just made sense. And that’s when Categorized by Katie was born! By combining her passion for organization, with the desire to teach people the skills that come naturally to her, Katie created a comfortable space where her clients can achieve their dream organization goals and be proud of the spaces they have created together.
Shauna received her Bachelor of Science degree in interior design from The Art Institute of California in 2010. She is a proud member of NAPO, ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) and ICD (The Institute for Challenging Disorganization). Shauna has a passion for sustainable and green design. She owns and operates Tulip Designs based out of Redlands CA. She also runs another small business with her sister and a third business with her father. When she's not designing or organizing you'll find her rock climbing in the Sierra Nevada or mountain biking the trails of CA, UT, NV or AZ.
For full, detailed descriptions of Board position duties and responsibilities, click here.
(12-25 hours/month) Organizes and presides over all Chapter Board meetings and retreats, introduces Chapter meetings, approves all expenditures, communications, and forms representing the Chapter. The President is responsible for facilitating the Ann Gambrell Conference Reimbursement program & the ORG Chart Conference Reimbursement Lottery. The President is the liaison between NAPO-LA and NAPO National and participates in NAPO National monthly teleconferences. The President is the face of NAPO-LA in all media communication during the term.
(12 hours/month) Duties include working with the President, standing in for the President during absences, attending monthly BOD meetings, coordinating GO Month activities, coordinating Prospective Organizer Events, planning special events, overseeing venue contracts, participating in NAPO National quarterly VP calls, attending Board Retreat, preparing slide show for in-person meetings.
Immediate Past President(2 - 10 hours/month) Participates in all Board and Chapter meetings and events (as possible). Serves as an advisor to the Board. Coordinates awards and recognition including Volunteer/Committee of the Quarter and annual awards. Votes on the recipient of the President’s Leading Edge Award along with the President and the most recent active Past President. Responsible for developing the Annual Leadership Forum, forming and chairing the Nomination Committee, facilitating Chapter elections, and overseeing the Committee on Diversity and Golden Circle group.
(6 hours/month) Duties include recording Board meeting minutes and submitting them to NAPO National, compiling and distributing monthly Board reports from all Chapter Board members.
(14 hours/month) Responsible for Chapter budget, paying Chapter bills, receiving all income, maintaining Chapter financial books (currently in QuickBooks Online), and handling all expense reimbursements, as well as any other financial needs of the Chapter. Responsible for filing CA taxes, group Federal return, and maintaining NAPO-LA’s nonprofit status with the state. Responsible for Chapter PO Box. Runs the registration table at all Chapter meetings with the Director of Membership, and attends all Board meetings. Oversees the Silent Auction Coordinator.
Director of Administration
(10 - 15 hours/month) Updates the Policy and Procedures manuals annually, monitors the Chapter phone line, oversees the Volunteer Coordinator, handles all aspects of the Volunteer and Committee of the month awards and updates organizational chart monthly. Takes meeting minutes when the Secretary is absent. Oversees the following committees/positions: Historian, Photographer, and Volunteer Coordinator. Oversees Neighborhood Group Coordinator.
Director of Marketing
(10 hours/month) Oversees all social media and marketing efforts of the Chapter including meetings and special events. Responsible for all social media postings and engagement. Oversees the following committees/positions: Social Media Managers and Marketing Assistants.
Director of Business Partners
(10 hours) Duties include all activities relating to associate membership, including participation in the processing of associate membership applications and renewals, recruiting appropriate associate members to the Chapter, helping these members to create relationships with other members to all members’ mutual benefit, and coordinating events featuring the services of the Chapter’s associate members. Creates and maintains the written information regarding associate membership, including benefits for associate members. Participates in editing the Associate Member Newsletter. Oversees the following committees/positions (if filled): Business Partner Liaison and Business Partner Volunteer Assistants.
Director of Communications & Technology (DCT)
(10 - 15 hours/month) Using content provided by the PDD, develops and schedules monthly chapter meeting email blast announcements and associated website postings. Works with POLA Coordinator to send email blast announcements for POLA quarterly events. Updates new content to the website as needed for new Board Members, Business Partners, and promptly addresses content or access-related issues on the website. Serves as webmaster and reaches out to website host vendor for support as needed to learn how to make advanced website changes or address issues. Responsible for linking the website to digital archiving of Chapter documents and photos. Responds to or redirects emails coming through the contact page or auto-email responses. Assists in the on-boarding of new Board member account logons.
Director of Membership(10 hours/month) Directs all activities relating to Chapter membership. This includes processing of all membership applications, conducting annual membership renewals, coordinating chapter-wide membership survey every other year, conducting exit interviews when members do not renew, handling registration at Chapter meetings and events, and approving all Chapter membership information. Oversees the following committees/positions: Greeter Coordinator, Member Spotlight Coordinator, New Member Orientation, Registration, Visitor Liaison.
Director of Professional Development (PDD)(10 - 20 hours/month) Coordinates monthly Chapter speakers, which provide continuing education and professional growth for members, and gathers information for communications team related to the speaker. Chapter meeting responsibilities include setting up the meeting room (including any audio/visual needs), conducting/facilitating the professional development portion of the meeting (introducing speakers), and handling evaluation forms. Oversees the following committees/positions: POLA, PDD Committee. Participates in quarterly teleconferences with PD colleagues within NAPO National.
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