Meet Team Members
Joanna Cady’s successful career in technical sales and marketing was driven by a combination of problem solving skills, creativity and a lot of energy. Frequent moves and having three children within two years (yes, there was a set of twins!) upped the ante on the need for organization at home and the office. And, an industrial engineering degree ensured she was the one tasked with packing the car for frequent family road trips.
As a professional organizer and contractor for Order Your Life, Joanna calmly helps you bring order to chaos, remove clutter from where you live and work, and establish systems to keep you organized. She especially enjoys helping clients prepare for and execute a move and establish a home that supports how they live.
Here’s what clients have to say:
I live a very busy life and have always dreamed of an organized household but never thought with my busy schedule it could be accomplished. Joanna Cady has showed me it can be done and I can maintain it. Joanna started in my kitchen and thoughtfully asked questions about how I cooked and prepared meals. Her questions provided a logical framework that made it clear where items should be stored. She organized my kitchen to fit me and it worked. My kitchen is still pristine after 2 months. Organizing my kitchen is saving me money! I discovered I had more tea than could reasonably be consumed by 10 people. Because my cabinets were unorganized, I never knew what I had, so I bought more. Now I know what I have, I put items in their place and I do not buy things I do not need. Joanna helped me make my kitchen an enjoyable place to be. Now she is helping me with the rest of the apartment. MPF – Arlington, VA
Joanna Cady helped us to stage and organize our home when we were in the process of moving in April 2014 after over 18 years in the same home. We had an extraordinary amount of organization that needed to be done in a very short window. Joanna provided us with a calm demeanor which helped up get through the process. Her talents were even more recognizable when we began to stage our home. She was able to maximize the space and décor in a way which would appeal to a wide variety of potential buyers. We truly believe it was her guiding hand that helped us to sell our home so quickly and for the price we desired. AC – Washington DC
Grady is Penny’s husband of almost 29 years and the reason she knows her way around an excel spreadsheet. A graduate of Harvard University in Applied Math and a practicing freelance health care actuary, Grady brings his knowledge of finance, health insurance and mathematical analysis to Order Your Life, assisting clients with health care reimbursement issues, bookkeeping, bill paying and more. He also provides the brawn to the team, helping with hauling, lifting and trips to the Montgomery County Transfer Station when needed.
Sue Crow has moved house a total of eight times in the past 18 years and has become an expert at organizing belongings into all different shape and size houses. After relocating to Bethesda from England, Sue spent the majority of her time restoring the house and garden of her home in Westmorland Hills. Now she wants to focus on using the skills she acquired to helping others bringing order to their lives.
Sue’s family has worked in the antiques business for over three decades and brings an appreciation for treasured objects. Since she can remember, Sue has always helped friends, colleagues and relatives free their houses and homes of clutter, so it is a great privilege for her to work as an independent contractor for Order Your Life in this area professionally.
Shelly Trimble brings her 15 years of banking industry experience to the Order Your Life team, where her attention to detail, natural detailed work flow, and ability to understand and support her clients’ needs, enabled her to excel in her career. In 2015, Shelly began organizing professionally, focusing on home office paper management. Shelly helps clients with office organization, budgeting systems, and “Going-Paperless”. Her objective is to assess clients’ paper management goals, challenges, and styles and then to help them to develop effective systems to better process mail, pay bills, reduce paper, handle action and reference papers and digitize papers. Having created and analyzed her own budget for over 25 years with the Quicken operating system, Shelly is well versed to help clients do the same. She is also well trained in online banking payment systems, computer document organization, paper scanning systems, and cloud based storage and retrieval systems.
As a professional organizer and contractor for Order Your Life, Shelly is excited to help clients to reduce office clutter and to help them develop paper systems that reduce stress and make document retrieval easy and sustainable.