Our Board of Directors
Shara Kay is a Certified Professional Organizer® and the owner of SK Organizing, a 5-star rated Beverly Hills-based business specializing in helping busy professionals take control of their space to boost productivity, reduce stress, and improve quality of life. With over 10 years of experience as an independent film producer, Shara is an expert at managing the creative and logistical demands of projects large and small. The SK team especially enjoys helping clients through life transitions like complicated moves and estate close outs. Shara is honored to serve her colleagues as the current President of NAPO Los Angeles and grateful for the opportunity to give back to the organization that has played such an important role in her own professional development.
Stacy is passionate about the benefits of living with less. Before launching her first Organizing business in 2009, Stacy was a busy, stay-at-home mother of two, who felt a deep calling towards simplicity. In exploring the need to move away from accumulating more, she was inspired by her love for calm and functional interiors and saw that there was a need to help others create the homes they had always envisioned. Places that would let them thrive and live their best lives without the chaos of clutter and disorganization. With a BA in Child Development coupled with over 10 years of Professional Organizing experience, Stacy has been helping busy families, creatives in Entertainment and successful Business Owners get rid of what no longer serves them and re-evaluate what their home means to them.
Jon founded The Spatial Guy out of his love for helping people and passion for organizing spaces. Throughout his experiences in retail, design and marketing he has always found himself drawn to creating order. Several years back, he decided to start his own business and use his calm and caring nature to assist people in getting their lives organized. Jon feels that creating an aesthetically pleasing and functional space puts people at ease. He is driven by each experience he encounters and aims to assist individuals to achieve their goals.
Q Banjai is a licensed CPA in the state of California. He is the owner, president, and CEO of Voppell, Inc, a full service CPA firm. Voppell, Inc focuses on filing business and individual income tax returns as well as financial accounting. Q Banjai received his bachelor's degree in accounting and master's degree in business taxation, both from USC. He teaches finance and management accounting for MBA students at California Institute of Advanced Management. He is the treasurer for Glendale Educational Foundation.
Immediate Past President
Natural Born Organizers
What overwhelms potential clients, motivates us. We will tackle almost any type of job you throw at us. If you are ready to invest your time, energy, and resources in customized systems and methods designed for you &/or your family, NBO is here to help...with no judgment.
Laura is proud to serve as Director of Professional Development for NAPO LA and is passionate about NAPO and would be honored to further contribute to the mission and upholding values of Organizing. Being a Member of NAPO LA has welcomed many wonderful new opportunities facilitating the growth of her career, and she considers it an honor to further contribute her skills and service.
Kristin DeCou is a professional organizer, Certified KonMari Consultant and the Founder of Modern Refresh. Trained by Marie Kondo, Kristin helps her clients - from moms to retirees - reduce stress, create calm, and make room for what matters most. For her, this is spending time outdoors with her husband Rob and two children, Hudson (3) and Kalea (1).
Director of Marketing
Emma J. Carter
It's a Lifestyle Prof. Organizing
Lifestyle Organizer, Emma J. Carter, is the Organizer for top Celebrities, Stylists and CEO’s in the US and Canada. She specializes in functional and efficient spaces that are custom to every home and business she works with. Being an organization expert for over 14 years, Emma’s passion stems from solving problems in Client’s lives beginning with meeting their personal goals within their work and living spaces. She looks forward to serving on this year's NAPO-LA Board of Directors as the Director of Marketing!
Laura loves creating organized environments that empower her clients to cure the clutter and move toward a simple way of living. Her style is aimed at original solutions tailored to each individual’s lifestyle, always with an eye for good design. She cares about her clients and their stuff and never judges either.
For full, detailed descriptions of Board position duties and responsibilities, click here.
(30 hours/month) Organizes and presides over all Chapter Board meetings and retreats, introduces Chapter meetings, approves all expenditures, communications, and forms representing the Chapter. The President is responsible for writing a “President’s message” column in every issue of the bi-monthly newsletter. The President is the liaison between NAPO-LA and NAPO National and participates in NAPO National monthly teleconferences. The President is the face of NAPO-LA in all media communication during the term.
(20 hours/month) Duties include working with the President, standing in for the President during absences, and overseeing volunteer task forces for special events including GO Month, Organizing Awards, Organizing Expo, etc. The VP is responsible for event planning, and coordinating skills are a must. The VP participates in NAPO National quarterly teleconferences.
Immediate Past President
(1-10 hours month) Participates in all Chapter meetings and events (as possible). Serves as an advisor to the Board. Votes on the recipient of the President’s Leading Edge Award along with the President and the most recent active Past President. Responsible for developing the Annual Leadership Forum, forming and facilitating the Nomination Committee, as well as overseeing the Chapter elections.
(6 hours/month) Duties include recording Board meeting minutes and submitting them to NAPO National, compiling and distributing monthly Board reports from all Chapter Board members, writing mini-minutes for the chapter newsletter, and maintaining an up-to-date contact list for the Board. The Secretary is also responsible for tracking Chapter accomplishments.
(14 hours/month) Responsible for Chapter budget, paying Chapter bills, receiving all income, maintaining Chapter financial books (currently in QuickBooks Online), and handling all expense reimbursements, as well as any other financial needs of the Chapter. Responsible for filing CA taxes, group Federal return, and maintaining NAPO-LA’s nonprofit status with the state. Responsible for Chapter PO Box. Runs the registration table at all Chapter meetings with the Director of Membership, and attends all Board meetings. Oversees the Silent Auction Coordinator.
Director of Administration
(10-15 hours/month) Updates the Policy and Procedures manuals annually, monitors the Chapter phone line, oversees the Volunteer Coordinator, handles all aspects of the Volunteer and Committee of the month awards and updates organizational chart monthly. Takes meeting minutes when the Secretary is absent. Oversees the following committees/positions: Librarian, Historian, Photographer, and Volunteer Coordinator. Oversees Neighborhood Group Coordinator.
Director of Marketing
(10 hours/month) Oversees all public relations and marketing efforts of the Chapter including meetings and special events. Writes and distributes press releases. Responsible for all social media postings. Oversees the following committees/positions: Online Ambassador, Copy Assistant, Social Media Manager. The DM participates in NAPO National quarterly teleconferences.
Director of Business Partners
(10 hours) Duties include all activities relating to associate membership, including participation in the processing of associate membership applications and renewals, recruiting appropriate associate members to the Chapter, helping these members to create relationships with other members to all members’ mutual benefit, and coordinating events featuring the services of the Chapter’s associate members. Creates and maintains the written information regarding associate membership, including benefits for associate members. Participates in editing the Associate Member Newsletter. Oversees the following committees/positions (if filled): Associate Member Liaison and Associate Member Volunteer Assistants. The Director of Associate Membership participates in NAPO National monthly teleconferences along with the Directors of Membership.
Director of Communications & Technology(8-15 hours/month) Directs all aspects of communications such as chapter emails, the bimonthly newsletters, chapter surveys, and email aliases through GoDaddy. Updates website by adding new pages as needed; posting information about upcoming meetings and events; creating electronic forms and maintaining procedures for registration, voting, membership renewals, etc.; and digital archiving of Chapter documents, photos, newsletters, and press releases. Responds to or redirects emails coming through the Contact page. Oversees the following committees/positions: Newsletter Editor, Newsletter Publisher, Webmasters. Participates in NAPO National teleconferences every other month.
Director of Membership(10 hours/month) Directs all activities relating to Chapter membership. This includes processing of all membership applications, conducting annual membership renewals, coordinating chapter-wide membership survey every other year, conducting exit interviews when members do not renew, handling registration at Chapter meetings and events, and approving all Chapter membership information. Oversees the following committees/positions: Greeter Coordinator, Member Spotlight Coordinator, New Member Orientation, Registration, Visitor Liaison. The DM participates in NAPO National monthly teleconferences.
Director of Professional Development
(4-15 hours/month) Coordinates monthly Chapter meetings, books speakers, provides continuing education and professional growth for members, prepares Chapter meeting agendas. Chapter meeting responsibilities include ordering food/refreshments, rental equipment, setting up the meeting room (including any audio/visual needs), conducting/facilitating the meetings (introducing speakers and moving the agenda along) and handling evaluation forms. Oversees the following committees/positions: Meeting assistant, POLA, CD Support group. The DPD participates in NAPO National quarterly teleconferences.
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