Meet the Team – Our Professional Organizers
At theNeatNiche, we know life can be messy. But piles and overwhelm don’t have to be your norm.
You can have laughter, love, and a life focused on what matters to YOU.
You just have to let go of what’s holding you back. That’s exactly why we’re here.
Erin Leigh began her organizing journey at the ripe old age of five, meticulously organizing the stuffed animals on her bed each morning. She continued to keep a strict eye on her family’s spaces throughout her childhood, continuously rearranging and organizing the medicine cabinet, pantry, and living room furniture. But it wasn’t until years later, following her graduation from The College of William & Mary and a stint in corporate America, that she discovered her entrepreneurial talents.
Today, Erin stands as the proud founder of theNeatNiche, supporting and guiding her team as they transform clients’ spaces and lives. Her goal is theNeatNiche’s mission: to offer those frustrated and overwhelmed by stuff a way out of the chaos and into a more vibrant, fulfilling life.
Though an entrepreneur at heart, Erin values downtime tremendously. Outside of work, she spends her free time reading Harry Potter, practicing yoga, traveling the world, and running obstacle course races with her husband, Kev.
Director of Operations
Hailing all the way from sunny West Palm Beach, Florida, our new supervisor Kristinia WIlliams
brings her extensive knowledge and managerial experience to our Organizing Team. This Strayer University graduate previously worked for Goodwill Industries and uses her administrative strengths to support our organizers in their career growth.
When she’s not helping theNeatNiche team be their best, she’s spending time with her twin sons and best friend at the beach and learning Spanish!
For Organizing Specialist Heather Gagnon, being an organizer is a dream come true. Highly aware of the visual impact of clutter, Heather excels at turning chaotic spaces into soothing retreats. She loves working collaboratively with clients to identify systems and organizing solutions that support their goals.
A Lees-McRae College graduate and a mom of three, Heather has plenty of real life experience in creating and maintaining organized spaces; her clients appreciate her empathetic and practical approach. Her supportive nature extends beyond her tNN role, too: Heather and her husband own their own business, PuroClean, where she works behind the scenes, ensuring smooth operations.
Having successfully navigated over a dozen moves in just ten years, all while parenting her three boys, Organizing Specialist Sofia Owen brings an abundance of hands-on experience decluttering, organizing, and rearranging homes to the tNN team.
Sofia currently serves organizing clients in both RVA and the Bryce Resort area in Shenandoah Valley.
Her eye for design and flow combines beautifully with her goal-oriented approach to make Sofia incredibly effective at organizing stuff and streamlining spaces. But her gifts don’t stop there. In addition to applying her skills with tNN clients, Hunter College graduate also runs her own photography and design company, partnering with businesses and entrepreneurs to create stunning visual content (including photography and website design) that supports their brand.
With a unique background teaching children and adolescents with behavioral health issues how to organize their spaces and schedules, Organizing Specialist Lauren Mead is well aware no two minds are alike. She enjoys working with neurodiverse people, sharing unique ways to use structure and systems to support their overall wellbeing.
When she’s not helping others tame their chaos, Lauren is an avid cyclist, writer, and artist who enjoys getting in the creative flow. She also loves spending time with her three kids and their tortoise!
With a childhood full of organizing her room and creating spaces exclusively for her hobbies, our newest organizer Kate Starke comes to us with a background in social work. This James Madison University graduate believes that an organized space creates an organized mind and loves using her natural tendencies towards organization to help her clients tidy their spaces and lives. Kate has a go-getter attitude that she uses to help motivate and inspire others to live their best lives.
When she’s not organizing, Kate is spending time with her two french bulldogs, reading, running, and spending time outside.
Living by the phrase “a place for everything and everything in its place”, one of our newest organizers, Jessica Siegel, has been organizing her own spaces for as long as she can remember. With over 11 years of experience working in the meeting logistics field, where every detail must be in order, she is looking to bring that sense of organization to theNeatNiche clients. Jessica fully embraces the concept that a neat and clutter-free space can help promote a calming environment so that clients can live their lives to the fullest.
Outside of organizing, Jessica enjoys any activity that combines movement and the outdoors (running, biking, hiking, skiing), going to concerts, checking out new restaurants, reading and watching movies.
As a mom of two littles, Organizing Specialist Emily Sterrett appreciates the challenges (and stuff!) that come with living a busy life, but she doesn’t let them slow her down. Thanks to her background as a scientist, Emily values order and systems and brings an eye for detail into her work. Another William & Mary grad she loves how the organizing process transforms clients’ lives and homes by creating purpose in each room while instilling a sense of calm.
Emily puts her skills to work on theNeatNiche team, but she also enjoys organizing her own spaces! In addition, she’s into cooking, reading, and spending time in the great outdoors.
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quiet your space.
quiet your mind.
quiet your life.
areas we serve
Located in Richmond, Virginia, our professional organizers serve RVA (including Henrico, Chesterfield, and the city of Richmond) and the surrounding areas, including Glen Allen, Short Pump, Goochland, Hanover, Mechanicsville, Highland Springs, Chester, Iron Bridge, Colonial Heights, and Hopewell. Don’t see your area listed? We travel! Please get in touch.