Meet the Team
Marianna Whitson, Designer & Project Manager
Marianna delights in planning and organizing physical spaces. She loves simplifying and streamlining – anything to create efficiency and ease is worth its weight in gold in this complex and busy life. Connecting and building relationships with clients is at the core of her work, and understanding household values and processes informs her approach to accomplishing the client’s goals.
Over the years, Marianna has helped friends and family organize their homes and businesses, and she’s continually organizing her own home and family, too. Before joining An Organized Life, she spent years working in the advertising industry, digitally organizing photos and other assets. Marianna has an eye for design and uses that as she organizes client spaces – functional doesn’t mean boring!
Marianna lives with her husband, two elementary-aged kiddos and pup. In her ‘spare’ time, she manages a personal business, plays tennis, does community theater, plans awesome birthday parties, coaches youth lacrosse, and keeps her young family fed and mostly clean. She loves beauty – in art, interior design, nature, travel and life.
Families & Kids | Creative Spaces | Staging & Move Prep | Pantries | Mudrooms
Photo Organizing | Room Layout, Design & Organizational Decor
In 2016 I co-founded The Foster Box. While I am not a foster parent myself, supporting foster families and children in foster care is an important way for me to support our community as a whole. Providing clothing and other gear to ease transitions into new homes is one small way I can help.
Taryn Dana, Lead Professional Organizer
Taryn discovered her love of organizing at a young age. She would organize and reorganize her bedroom and then beg to do the same to her siblings’ rooms, too. When she saw an opportunity to join the professional organizing community, it felt like a dream come true.
Before entering the organizing world Taryn worked in the service industry for many years. Supporting and listening to clients comes naturally to her, and she finds helping others organize their spaces very rewarding. She feels the most relaxed and at peace when everything is in its place.
When she’s not sorting through closets and putting things in bins, Taryn likes to travel with her boyfriend, read, bake, and spend time with family and friends.
Kitchens & Pantries | Closets & Mudrooms | Organizational Design
Move Prep & Unpacking | Basements, Garages & Attics | Desks & Offices
Aiste Jurgilas, Lead Professional Organizer
Aiste is passionate about organizing – it’s second nature to her. She loves finding beautiful, innovative and affordable solutions to keep homes functional and clutter-free. Over the years, Aiste has helped friends and family achieve the type of organization she has created in her own home. Now she is excited to share this expertise with new clients.
Aiste is always up for a challenge; she is confident there is a solution to even the most overwhelming or complex tasks. Many years of working as a logistics manager has helped her develop active listening and communication skills. She helps clients stay relaxed and focused throughout the process, bringing a gentle partnership or higher energy depending on what is needed.
Aiste loves spending time with family and friends, learning more about the organizing industry, and designing and decorating spaces for meaningful life events such as holidays, baby showers, weddings and birthdays.
Kitchens & Pantries | Closets & Mudrooms | Holiday Decorating | Desks & Offices
Creative Spaces | Organizational Design | Basements, Garages & Attics
Stephanie Tu, Professional Organizer
Attention to detail and efficiency have always been a strong suit for Stephanie. She has a passion for design and creating organized spaces for family, friends and clients. A former interior designer, her passion for color and design systems informs her organizing projects.
She is an expert in finding systems that work best for busy families, like she has done in her own life. She has moved across the country three times with her family, so she has moving and unpacking down to a science.
When she isn’t organizing, she is managing her four kids, cooking up a storm or watching movies. She is also a regular blood donor and gets great satisfaction in helping save lives with one simple gesture.
Moves & Staging | Estate Sales | Pantries | Color Consultations | Families & Kids | Room Layout, Design & Organizational Decor | Downsizing | Attics & Garages
MetroWest Parents of Multiples is close to her heart, having twins of her own at home. She loves doing community outreach and mentoring new families with twins and higher-order multiples (triplets, quads… and yes, she’s met families with five babies!). She has served as president of two ‘parents of multiples’ groups over the years, helping families navigate the world of raising multiples while providing support, education, and social connections.
Pina Rocca, Professional Organizer
Pina feels most at peace when her space is organized and decluttered. As a firm believer that everything should have a home, she will research, implement and streamline systems so that your space is not only functional but aesthetically pleasing as well. Having spent her prior career years in marketing, advertising, project management and event planning, she has a keen eye for details and creative design.
Pina is married with three young adults and has been spending her time lately teaching her boys how to organize their apartments so that systems flow smoothly, especially when living with roommates.
Pina’s other passion aside from organizing is reading articles, food labels and listening to podcasts to educate herself and her family on healthy living.
Kitchens & Pantries | Kids’ Spaces | Memorabilia | Closets & Mudrooms
Photo Organizing | Packing & Move Prep | Organizational Design
Julie Anzalone, Professional Organizer
Julie has long been organizing personal spaces for friends and family, using her keen eye for detail and functionality. She also organizes teachers’ classrooms from year to year, setting up their physical spaces for efficient
flow and ease of use. Julie understands the value of being validating, compassionate and sensitive when helping clients work through their projects.
During the school year, Julie works in the public school system, helping kids hone their fine motor, organization and executive functioning skills. Although she has summers off, she chooses to work for An Organized Life because she is passionate about organizing and loves applying her professional skills to organizing projects. When she’s not organizing or at school, she loves being in nature and using her creativity.
Kitchens | Basements & Garages | Packing, Staging & Move Prep |
Room Layout | Decorating | Closets | Organizational Design
Nikki Seidman, Lead Professional Organizer
Nikki was a child who made chore charts without prompting, jumped at opportunities to clean out closets and color-coded everything! As someone with strong executive functioning skills and keen attention to detail, professional organizing comes naturally to Nikki, and she receives deep satisfaction helping others achieve greater productivity, fulfillment, and well-being. With an avid taste for travel and adventure, she has lived in eight cities across four countries and, needless to say, has become a pro at packing, unpacking, downsizing and streamlining.
Nikki has had a multi-faceted career with one common thread: serving others. Fueled by a commitment to spread positivity and support others, she engages clients with empathy, energy, patience and sensitivity. She upholds a client-centered approach to create organized and efficient spaces and systems, while helping clients feel less overwhelmed and more empowered in their busy lives and homes.
Nikki loves being outdoors, especially running, hiking, and golfing, and she enjoys making encaustic art.
Seniors & Downsizing | Kitchens & Pantries | Papers & Files | Desks & Offices
Organizational Design | Arts & Crafts Spaces | Moving & Unpacking