Meet the Organizers

Nettie Owens, CPO-CD, President of Sappari Solutions,  Professional Organizer & Productivity Coach

Nettie founded Sappari Solutions in February 2004 after moving to Maryland from California. Prior to starting her own company she worked in variety of positions for companies large and small and honed her skills in management, project management, customer service, instruction and office administration. Nettie graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a BA in Computer Science and a minor in Entrepreneurship and Management. She has always had a knack for working with people, coordinating projects and getting things done. She loves to see your success.In 2011 Nettie appeared on national tv in TLC’s Hoarding: Buried Alive.  She has hosted an annual event Clear Your Clutter Days since 2011 to support the environment and community.  Nettie is currently a regular blogger and a past contributor to WomanScope Magazine. Nettie Owens has been a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers since 2004 and a member of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization since 2010.
Continuing Education:  Level III: Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization. Level I and II Certificates of Study in Chronic Disorganization, ADD and Hoarding and Level I Certificates in Aging and Time Management from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization.  Click Here for more information.

Read & Watch an Interview with Nettie Owens, CPO-CD.


Jennifer Merkel, Owner of New Leaf Organizing,  Professional Organizer

Jennifer has been organizing professionally for over ten years, previously as an employee of Sappari Solutions Professional Organizing, and now as the owner of her own business, New Leaf Organizing Services. Jennifer enjoys working with clients in all types of situations, however, her specialties are families, homeschoolers, and the aging. As a member of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD), Jennifer holds certificates in Chronic Disorganization, Mental Health, and Aging. She believes that every client has a unique and compelling story, and that the most important part of this work is helping the client find the best way to live that story.

In addition to her work in organizing, Jennifer has homeschooled five children for the past 25 years, and is currently acting as co-coordinator for the St Patrick’s Homeschool co-op. Her youngest son will graduate from high school in June of 2019.

Schedule an organizing appointment with Jennifer.