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. She is a professional-level member of NAPO and her track record of hundreds of happy customers in the Hampton Roads area suggests she’s doing just that!
Senior Move Manager, Art Hanging Specialist, Organizer
Michael holds the Senior Move Manager Credential (SMM-C) from the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) and he is a Professional-level member of NAPO the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals. 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.
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 actions, 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.
Auction Specialist, Organizer
Julie has worked at Ideal Organizing + Design since 2015 and is a Professional-level member of NAPO, the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals. 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 and a Professional-level member of NAPO, the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals. 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.
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 to help you attain an organized, productive and customized environment. She is quoted as having said ‘I would rather clean out a closet than go on vacation!” Amy has received her certificate in Residential Organizing from NAPO, the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals and has served locally as Secretary of the Norfolk Taskforce on Aging. When not organizing her space or yours she enjoys yoga, family time with her husband and grown children, and walking along the beautiful Virginia Beach coastlines with her golden retriever, Brandi.
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!
Ray holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and is a member of NAPO, the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals. He has worked with architecture firms on projects ranging from high-end custom residential, mixed-use, hospitality and leisure, educational, civic and bridge projects. As a self professed organized hoarder, Ray empathizes with the struggle to manage the “stuff” in our lives. He enjoys the process of becoming organized and hopes to help others find their way. His interests include architecture, design, minimalism, tiny living and travel. When Ray is not organizing for IOD, he works on a tugboat where he explores living and organization in unusual spaces.
Lauren’s lifelong passion for creating order out of chaos really shines as part of the Ideal Organizing + Design team. She’s a member of NAPO, the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals and a wizard at transforming cluttered spaces, learning ways to calm mental overwhelm, and developing systems to increase spatial efficiency and ease of everyday tasks.
Her idea of a fun time is looking for a space in her home or someone else’s that could be more functional or aesthetically pleasing, and reorganizing it. She enjoyed many years of flexing her organizing muscles in the field of office administration by consistently finding ways to simplify and promote order and productivity.
Lauren brings kindness and compassion to every project, with understanding for any challenges a client may be facing. She is dedicated to each project, genuinely loves to help people, and finds so much joy in making someone’s space better serve them. For Lauren, nothing compares to walking into a space, waving her organizing fairy wand. and watching her client’s overwhelm begin to melt away as they regain hope in their organizing journey.
Costa Rican born and Florida raised, Vivian has made Virginia Beach her home since 2020. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Regent University and has completed Organizing U’s Professional Organizing Degree Program. She is also a member of NAPO, the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals and is our Product Services specialist. Vivian’s heart for serving others has always been her driving force. She wants to help you simplify your everyday life so you get to do more of what you love.
”Organization isn’t about perfection; it’s about efficiency” is Vivian’s favorite quote. This philosophy, coupled with her passion for helping others has made it possible for her to declutter, organize, and transform her client’s spaces and give them efficient systems that work every day. The result is less stress, money and time saved, and improvement in quality of life.
Sales and Marketing
Christina holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree from Old Dominion University. She has always been creative and organized since she was a child. Her creativity and organizational skills ultimately landed her a job with IOD as an organizer and member of the marketing team, until she was called to take on the role of full-time caregiver for her Grandfather, who has now transitioned. Christina now rejoins our team in Remote Sales and is proud to be able to relate to so many of our clients on a personal level because of the experience she gained as a caregiver. She loves attending her three young sons’ athletic events and spending time with her husband, family, and friends. When she is not working or spending time with family, she is crafting or finding continued ways to improve the organization of her own home.
Organizer and Social Media Specialist
Selena has found a career that brings meaning and purpose to her life. Her love for organizing started out small, but grew exponentially as she realized that physical clutter has a direct impact on a person’s mental and emotional wellbeing. She believes that when an environment is clean and clear it can bring clarity to your mind.