An organizer at heart, April Merritt created Ilios Digital Organizing to blend her love of order with her training as a librarian. She is passionate about teaching you how to get and stay organized, making your hectic life more peaceful and your work life more focused. Her goal is always to help you spend less time looking for things and more time pursuing what brings you joy. A speaker at the local and national level, April's clients describe her as interactive, patient, and life-changing. When she's not helping others get organized, April finds joy in organizing her own life, annoying her cats with corporal cuddling, and being creative through writing and crafts.
Jessie Carrillo is an organizer, home stylist, and owner of A Charming Home. For Jessie, an organized home is all about bringing beauty and intention to daily life. She builds on a decade-long career in art education to reframe the way her clients think about the objects they live with. The result is transformational change in homes across DFW. Jessie lives in Oak Cliff with her husband Abraham, their daughters Cora and Lucy, and basset hound Jenny.
Jenny WilsonSweetgrass Organizing
Jenny (she/her) believes everyone deserves a comfortable home. The name of her company, Sweetgrass Organizing, comes from the book Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer where she teaches us that sweetgrass flourishes when humans tend it. So too, our spaces and things serve us better when we give them attention and care.
Jenny has a husband, Joe, two cats, Jetta and Jemaine, and loves to quilt and read when she's not getting dusty working with people to make their homes comfier.
Born into a family prone to clutter, Libby quickly developed a passion for organization and honed her skills of creating order out of chaos.
During her time in college, she organized for family and friends and interned under both local and national professional organizing companies. Shortly after graduating from Texas A&M with a BBA in Finance, Libby returned to Dallas to launch Libby and Labels, LLC in 2017.
Libby previously served as the Director of Professional Development for the NAPO-DFW Chapter from 2017-2019 and also served on the NAPO National Membership Committee from 2019-2023.
Libby delights in bringing order to the homes of her clients in the DFW area.
DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION
Having assisted friends and family with decluttering and organization for many years, Bonnie was often told that she should follow her passion for creating peaceful spaces and become a Professional Organizer. Since founding A More Organized You, she and her team have been creating powerful systems for homeowners, apartment dwellers, and businesses.
Bonnie believes in the power of useful and organized spaces, has a non-judgmental and compassionate approach, and fervently believes that becoming more organized can help persons and their families transform and grow.
She and her husband live in Plano, Texas, with their two children. She is a gourmet cook and the indulgent owner of two adorable dogs.
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY
Andi Willis of Good Life Photo Solutions has always been passionate about family history and old photos. As a Certified Personal Photo Organizer, her goals are making memories last and preserving family legacies for her clients. Offering print organizing, digital organizing and scanning services, Andi strives to create a photo collection that is well organized, easy to access, and ready to be enjoyed for generations to come. Andi lives in Fort Worth, Texas but works with clients around the world.
Andi is a member of The Photo Manages, the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals and the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter, serving as the Director of Communcations and Technology Board Member.
DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP
DIRECTOR OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Ever since Lauren was five years old, she can remember cleaning up any mess, organizing toys, color coding and cataloging her clothes and cleaning up friends' rooms so their parents would let them play.
Lauren grew up in Oklahoma and graduated from the University of Oklahoma and then moved to New York City to work in the event planning world. Though New York City was her dream, she chose to move back closer to home and landed in Dallas, Texas, to continue her career in the events world. Taking a step back once COVID-19 hit, she is now a new mom to a sweet baby boy, a fur mom and wife! What better time to launch her dream of owning and operating her own organizing company! Coming up with a name was easy! Her late father was a Municipal Judge in her hometown for over 23 years. Her father was and still is her hero so she has passed the theme of his long-time career not only to her fur baby Judge but now to her company, Order In Your Court.
She loves sharing her gift for organization. Each day she finds new and creative ways to organize and teach the art of organization to her clients. She is a member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals and the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter, serving as the Director of Professional Development Board Member.
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
Mark SchneiderThe Junkluggers of Collin County
Mark is the Owner and President of The Junkluggers of Collin County. The Junkluggers are the leading eco-friendly furniture and junk removal business in the United States.
Previous to purchasing this franchised business, Mark spent over 25 years in the corporate world as a marketing executive managing brands and brand strategy for Fortune 500 food companies including Kraft/Nabisco, Dean Foods, and Post Foods, as well as private companies like Community Coffee, and Rollins inc. Mark completed his undergraduate work at Florida State University and also earned a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt.
Married for over 30 years to his wife Sandy, they have two grown daughters; Lauren and Avery, both who now have finished college and are beginning their professional careers in Austin, TX and Fort Collins, CO respectively. In his spare time, he trains and teaches Isshinryu Karate in Plano, Tx having recently earned his 3rd degree black belt in April, 2023. In addition to his karate training/teaching he has a passion for travel, food/wine, and Florida State athletics.
This is Mark's 3rd year as a business partner of NAPO-DFW and he enjoys helping NAPO members and their clients.
DIRECTOR AT LARGE
Sandy JonesSomeday Organizing
Sandy originally hails from beautiful San Diego, California – but got to Texas as she fast as she could in 2005 and loves it! While settling in to her new home, a new friend asked her who organized her office? When Sandy said “I did”, this friend asked her if she’d come over and make some “suggestions” about organizing her own office. Sandy asked questions and listened, then made some suggestions. Her friend stated that she had hired Professional Organizers in the past, but had felt no one had asked the questions that were necessary in order to create a solution that worked for HER. Having never heard of a “Professional Organizer”, Sandy delved into the subject, got hooked, and she’s been learning and growing ever since.