Meet Our Team

Professional Organizers in Boston

Sarah Buckwalter


Sarah Buckwalter is a Certified Professional Organizer® with over 15 years of experience. In 2000, she founded Organizing Boston, the largest professional organizing business in New England and the 2014 winner of Best of Boston Home™, Best Professional Organizer.

Highly regarded and nationally recognized as an organizing industry expert, Sarah frequently lectures on organizing and business development. She has shared her organizing expertise in print and on dozens of news and television programs. Sarah has appeared several times on the hit television series, “Hoarding: Buried Alive” on TLC.

With a desire to share her knowledge and expertise, Sarah developed Organizing U, an online organizing education platform. Organizing U offers on-demand courses and virtual organizing programs to help people learn how to get organized. Organizing U also offers training for Professional Organizers to help them achieve success.

Sarah holds a B.A. in Journalism and French from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and attended the Université de Rouen in France. She is a Certified Professional Organizer®, a Golden Circle member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), The Massachusetts and Delaware Ambassador for NAPO, a member of The Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) and has served as the Directory of Technology on the Board of Directors for NAPO-New England and NAPO-Colorado.

Kate Altieri

Client Services Manager

As the Client Services Manager, Kate Altieri supports Organizing Boston’s professional organizers as we work with our clients, adding an additional layer of service to further cement our reputation for providing excellent customer care.

Prior to this role, Kate served as Organizing Boston’s lead organizer for over eight years. With her extensive knowledge of organizing techniques and products, she was able to handle any organizing project, large or small. Now, with her combined background in management and her years of experience in organizing, Kate will make sure that our client’s organizing goals are always achieved. She will ensure that every organizing project goes smoothly and seamlessly.

Often, sought after for her knowledge and expertise, Kate frequently lectures on organizing and time management. She recently appeared on NECN, offering Back to School Organizing Tips. She has also appeared on several other television programs, including the hit television series, “Hoarding: Buried Alive” on TLC.

Kate holds a B.A. in Management from Simmons College and is a member of the National Association of Profession Organizers (NAPO).

Angel Byers Crandell

Professional Organizer

Angel loves creating beautifully organized spaces. Everything in her home has a place and her whole family is able to follow and maintain the organizational systems. Her organizing passion came to her at a young age. Angel’s father was in the U.S. Navy and they moved almost every summer. The weight of their possessions had to be kept under a limit, so she became adept at deciding what was important to keep. That skill has expanded into the ability to help her clients decide which possessions support the life they want to lead and then find smart places for those things to live. It is important to her that throughout the organizing process, her clients feel good about the decision to let go of the things they don’t need.

Angel’s extensive professional background includes work as an administrator, a training specialist, a bookkeeper, and an adjunct professor of business at North Shore Community College.

Angel holds an Associate’s degree in Office Administration from the University of New Orleans and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education from Salem State University. Angel also holds a certificate in Professional Organizing from Northern Essex Community College.

Ann Jewell

Professional Organizer

Throughout Ann’s career, there was always some element of organization related to her job, but the one thing that she felt was missing was the ability to be able to help someone in a positive way. Pursuing a career in the field of professional organizing became a wonderful way to combine her talent for organization with her passion for helping people.

Prior to organizing; Ann worked as a Textile and Interior Designer and as an Office Administrator, managing product information and employee records. Ann uses her experience in design and space planning to help create effective organizing plans for her client’s homes and her compassion to help her clients navigate the organizing process.

Ann holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Textile Design from Southeastern Massachusetts University, Dartmouth; an Associate’s Degree in Interior Design from The Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC; as well as a Teaching Certificate in Art, grades K-12; from Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.

Ann is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and the New England Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers, (NAPO-NE).

Cate Richards

Professional Organizer

Cate has been a Professional Organizer for over seven years. She enjoys helping people simplify and unclutter their lives and finding the right solutions for their needs. She believes in new beginnings and loves helping people relocate and move into a space where they can feel comfortable in an aesthetically pleasing and functional new environment. Her specialties include working with seniors and families to create an organized home environment.

In 2012, Cate moved from Massachusetts to Florida to specifically work with seniors who were in the process of downsizing. Though her organizing work in Florida kept her busy, she has recently moved back to Massachusetts and we are glad to have her back!

Prior to becoming an organizer, Cate spent many years as an office manager where she honed her office organizing and paper management skills.

Cate is a member of National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO).

Pam Ahearn

Professional Organizer

Pam has always been passionate about keeping herself and her home organized. Even as a busy mom, wife, professional and volunteer within her community she would find time to assist friends and family during life transitions, whether starting a family, moving, adjusting to an “empty nest”, or selling an elderly parent’s home.

When she realized that there was a growing need for her skills and her ability to create calm from the chaos of today’s hectic lives she decided to pursue a career in Professional Organizing. With over 15 years as a technical sales representative for a major medical device company she is able to draw on her experience of introducing new techniques and procedures simply and systematically. She particularly enjoys helping her clients achieve balance in their busy lives.

Pam holds her degrees in Medical Technology and Business Administration from Northeastern University. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and NAPO – New England.

Nancy Hodgman

Professional Organizer

Nancy is passionate about organizing across a wide range of projects in residential and office settings. She brings a positive energy toward every organizing project and helps clients identify and achieve their organizing goals using a collaborative approach. She has extensive experience working with families, senior citizens, executives, small businesses and nonprofit agencies. Her competence in reducing clutter, organizing physical spaces and creating streamlined processes benefit clients who gain control of their surroundings and accomplish more at work and at home.

Nancy comes to professional organizing from a corporate background in the high-technology industry as a project manager, marketer, executive assistant, event planner and writer.

Nancy holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is a member of The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO).