Meet the Team
“IOD has an amazing team and everyone brought something to the table. They were all very organized, professional, and extremely reassuring. It was very hard for me some days because I am disabled, but they worked with me so there wasn’t too much on my plate at once. I plan to have the team come back again!”
Owner & Organizer
Tria has a natural way of bringing peace and ease into any environment. She believes that being aware and receptive to the signals of life makes change easier, which allows people to live an organized life with the belongings they love. Holding a master’s degree in Accounting and a CPA Certification, Tria is naturally trained in keeping things orderly and in the right place. This natural ability combined with her passion for helping others propelled her into a professional organizing career. Tria founded Ideal Organizing + Design in 2009 with the mission to give her customers back peace of mind, freedom, and time. Her track record of hundreds of happy customers in the Hampton Roads area suggests she’s doing just that!
Senior Move Manager, Organizer
Michael holds the Senior Move Manager Credential (SMM-C) from the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM). His core values of excellence and empathy help reduce fear, stress, and risk for seniors and their families. This ensures their life transitions are met with the professionalism, kindness, and safety they deserve.
As a Lead Organizer, Michael draws upon his experience as a busy culinary professional to create organized spaces in any area of the home or office. His compassionate personality and hard work led him to earn the credential of Senior Move Manager (SMM-C) and he shares that expertise with the team at Ideal Organizing + Design. Coupled with years of entrepreneurial experience, Michael brings his training in ethics, transitioning, and relocation to help seniors and their families navigate the variety of living choices and minimize stress.
With a degree in Architecture from the University of Baghdad and nearly a decade of experience, Lubbi has always had a passion for Architecture and Interior Design. She understands the importance of design, as it makes a space fit for its purpose and unique style. She especially enjoys working around the challenges posed by a room or area using different colors, materials, and textures and watching clients’ dreams come alive. Her desire is to help people live in an appropriate and attractive space and to help people feel happy and inspired in their environment. Lubbi also assists during the home sales process to stage homes, but you don’t have to sell your house to stage it. You still can enjoy a relaxing beautiful house with your current furniture and accessories. Lubbi is married to a local physician and enjoys her two young boys and the beauty of Virginia Beach and its surrounding areas.
A graduate of The Organizing Specialists’ training program, Jenn is a Gold Circle Member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and has been a Professional Organizer since 2011. Jenn has also taken courses in Interior Design to enhance her knowledge and broaden her skills. She currently specializes in Virtual Organizing and Coaching. She will work with you online, one on one, or in a workshop to organize a closet, car, kitchen, or any space you’d like to focus on. Jenn genuinely cares about achieving long-term results for our clients by modifying activities, not just cleaning up the mess. Her insights make the day fun, fast, and efficient by utilizing her expertise while guiding you to reach your goals. Jenn is currently providing remote support for the Virginia Beach team and working with clients in Hawaii.
Sara is a member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and is training to become a Certified Organizer Coach. Sara worked in human services for decades as a school counselor, victim advocate, and family therapist and now enjoys helping people live more simply and less encumbered by stuff. Besides having the practical skills of organizing, she understands family dynamics and life cycle changes and empathizes with people who want to make a change but aren’t quite sure how to. She is a Navy spouse and mother of three.
Julie has worked at Ideal Organizing + Design since 2015. Her background in Real Estate makes her uniquely qualified for those wishing to downsize one particular space or an entire home. A master sorter, Julie is thoughtful and considerate when it comes to working with you to organize your belongings. Her system of finding the exact right home for your unwanted items has been a relief for many of Ideal Organizing + Design’s happy clients. Julie likes working on projects to see the complete transformation and to help clients gain control of their space. Julie resides in Chesapeake, VA, and in her spare time, she enjoys travel, photography, cooking, and crafts.
A Norfolk native and Old Dominion alumni, Marguerite has gained the knowledge, training, and experience to pack and unpack items professionally by working for a respected moving company. Marguerite has always been an organized person in her business and personal life. Her enthusiasm coupled with her desire to help others inspired her to become a professional organizer. Customer-focused, she makes organizing fun and ensures you achieve your goals. She stays on top of your project from beginning to end ensuring your costs remain low and your satisfaction is high. A former tennis player, she loves spending time with family and friends, traveling, and watching sports.
Adrienne completed an NYC correspondence course through the Sheffield School of Interior Design and worked in her own company re-decorating homes in the Williamsburg area. Adrienne has also worked on maintaining the beauty and order of the potted plants and flowers throughout all of Busch Gardens. Having handled over 12 senior moves for family members throughout all the stages of senior living facilities it’s safe to say Adrienne is a well-seasoned organizer-packer-mover. Having formerly worked in the medical field as a Registered Respiratory Therapist she enjoys working with seniors who need to downsize or organize their current home to age in place safely and with ease. When Adrienne is not organizing and packing for our clients, she enjoys her two Havanese and volunteers at Havanese Rescue, Inc. She loves gardening and cycling outdoors with her husband.
Holding a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Rutgers University, Amy has the skill set to sort and balance belongings and is grateful for the opportunity to do what she loves while also helping others. Passionate about organizing and efficiency, Amy employs her expertise amassed over 25 years of keeping homes and office environments organized. She is quoted as having said that she ‘would rather clean out a closet than go on vacation’! When not organizing her space or yours she serves on the board of the Norfolk Task Force on aging and enjoys reading, family time with her husband and grown children, and walking along the beautiful Virginia Beach coastlines with her golden retriever, Brandi.
Karen’s career, spanning several professions, makes her a highly qualified organizer. She began as a Registered Nurse spending 10 years working in all areas of the profession. Subsequently, she juggled the duties of homemaker and mom including room parent, PTA Vice President, and serving on fundraising and event planning committees. Before joining Ideal Organizing + Design, Karen completed the Sheffield School of Interior Design’s NYC Correspondence course and gained experience by redecorating homes in the Williamsburg area. She also spent 7 years as a personal trainer working mostly with people with special needs and with the elderly. Throughout her career, Karen learned the importance of organization and efficiency in order to successfully fulfill her wide variety of responsibilities. In her spare time, she enjoys cycling, skiing, sewing, and entertaining friends.
Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, specializing in Human Resources, Amanda has worked for Ideal Organizing + Design since 2015 as our smart and organized Human Resources Manager/Office Manager. She loves to spend time with her two young boys, family, and friends. She enjoys staying active, and keeping her life organized of course! Amanda is always there for us and we are grateful to have her on our team so that we can be there for you!
Marina holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Georgia. She brings her prior marketing experience combined with her recent digital marketing certification to the Ideal Organizing + Design team. We’re proud to have Marina on the team connecting us to our local community. She has been a military spouse for over 15 years and is passionate about the benefits of living a life with less clutter. A native of Sao Paulo, Brazil she loves traveling the globe and exploring different cultures. Her hobbies include trying new foods, reading personal development books, and having kitchen dance parties with her two young daughters.