Major Mom's Great Team Of Organizers
Enjoy our short video and get to know Major Mom a little better. Below this video is a biography and headshot for each of the Troops.
The Major Mom Troops are on a mission to bring order to the world one household at a time.
Mandy Pinkston is a founding partner of Major Mom and one of seven Certified Professional Organizers in Colorado. Her previous careers as a Realtor, Organizational Leader, and Sales Professional have contributed to her ability to understand her clients' needs, and therefore, develop customized solutions that bring her clients a deep sense of relief and profound joy. Mandy's patience, empathy and calming force allows her clients to really enjoy the organizing process. She also has an eye for beauty and design enabling her to create homes people love living in. She holds degrees in Commercial Art and Business Administration from Concordia University.
Mandy is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and Faithful Organizers, and is on the Board of Directors for NAPO-Colorado. Mandy grew up in a small Nebraska town, enjoys traveling the world, and loves living in urban Denver with her husband, Willie, and their dog, Gus. They love camping and hiking. When Mandy isn't organizing, you might find her walking in the neighborhood, working in her backyard garden, or watching a movie with her husband.
Wendy Ahrens is Major Mom's third Certified Professional Organizer and seventh in the state of Colorado. She has been liberating Major Mom clients in Colorado since 2010, but she has been keeping her family organized her entire life. Previous jobs as an office manager and a daycare manager came naturally to her, but she truly loves organizing households...one family at a time. Wendy's clients love her positive attitude and encouragement. Wendy is especially crafty and loves to repurpose items for her clients saving them time and money. She graduated from San Diego State University with a B.A. in Drama, and she enjoys speaking to groups large and small.
Wendy grew up in San Diego, but she has been a Littleton resident since 1991. She is the very proud of mother of two grown sons. When Wendy isn't organizing, you might find her walking her two cockapoos, or enjoying girl's nights out, scrapbooking, baseball games and world travels.
Linda Sovich was born to organize, and has been passionate about organizing for as long as she can remember. Her previous career as an Event Planner, Trade-show Organizer, Office Manager, and Professional Mom have enhanced her skills and passions, and have contributed to her ability to listen to and understand the unique needs and wishes of her clients. Linda combines a results-oriented, resourceful and contagious enthusiasm with a dynamic, customer-centric and professional approach to the organizing process. She enjoys using her organizational vision, as she works closely with her clients to determine each room's desired personality, and function, while meeting the budget and schedule, and exceeding expectations.
Linda was born in Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada, raised in northern Maine, and has dual-citizenship with the U.S. and Canada. She graduated from New Hampshire College with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and speaks fluent French. When Linda's not organizing, she enjoys traveling, golfing, game and movie nights, and experiencing the Colorado lifestyle in all four seasons with her husband, son and daughter.
Arianne was born to organize. Some of her earliest and fondest memories involve organizing the toys in her playroom, dancing and playing with the family’s many animals. In college, she pursued a double major: B.S. in Equine Science and a B.A. in dance and performing arts. She used her organizational and time management skills to secure a high GPA in both degrees.
After college, she started a career as an Animal Law Enforcement Officer which gave her immeasurable experience in displaying compassion, listening, and creating reasonable solutions in difficult situations. But after a while, she realized she was neglecting another of her great passions - organizing. She decided to give up law enforcement to become a professional organizer.
Arianne truly enjoys organizing all ages of family members and believes organization can be both functional and beautiful. She is creative and enjoys finding unusual and “green” solutions for organizational quandaries. Clients find her a good sounding board to bounce ideas off of and are surprised how quickly the solutions are implemented! They have also stated how they’ve noticed she is calm in even tough situations, listens to all of their concerns, and never judges what is going on in their lives. Arianne also has a special gifting towards organizing for the furriest “children” of the family so animals of all sizes can truly co-exist with their families.
When not liberating friends and families, Arianne can be found spending time with her fiancé, riding her horse, dancing, spending time with family, teaching kids at church, trying new recipes, exploring the great outdoors and tackling 14er’s.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Cathy was born to organize. Not needing to be told, she willingly cleaned her room as a little girl. After having children, Cathy joined and led in different capacities in both MOPS and Vacation Bible School. She decided to put her skills for organizing and heart to serve together and joined Major Mom in the fall of 2011. Cathy is a member of Faithful Organizers and loves working with the team of Liberators. She makes organizing fun and she is the team cheerleader. Her clients love her enthusiasm. She is non-judgmental, a good listener and has a huge heart for helping families create a home they love living in.
She was raised in Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science in Business. She and her husband served in the full time ministry for several years after college organizing events for all ages, especially the youth, and speaking many times to groups. This is the time in her life that Cathy really developed the heart for helping others.
Mandi D'Nae Amos
Mandi D'Nae Amos returned to Major Mom after taking a hiatus to care for her daughters and her husband, who was disabled in Iraq. She has a degree in Organizational Management from Ashford University and a background that includes a national service tour with AmeriCorps and Habitat for Humanity. Her life experiences prepared her to be the approachable, empathetic coach that many clients need from their professional organizer. Mandi D'Nae especially likes empowering her clients by teaching the Major Mom Method which enables them to maintain the organizing solutions she created for them.
Mandi grew up in a small Texas town and relocated to Colorado a few years ago. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, camping, and continuously learning and experiencing the world and its richness. Currently, she is developing her artistic and spiritual self, which she hopes to cultivate in others.
Victoria Fermon-Gault has always been passionate about organization. With a background in Office Management and Accounting, Victoria has developed skills critical to keeping organized in the busiest environments as well as lending support to those disorganized individuals around her. Victoria’s empathetic and patient nature allows her to create practical solutions to suit each client’s individual needs. Victoria enjoys helping families create harmonious environments that offer comfort and reprieve for each family member. Victoria believes that everyone deserves to live life with less stress and helps to make that a reality for her clients.
Victoria was born and raised in Colorado. She has two daughters, Khalia and Izabella who have ruled her world since the day they were born. Victoria spends her free time with her family and their dog Rocky. They enjoy camping, travelling and movies. Victoria also enjoys running, thrifting and pottery.
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Angelia Archuleta (aka Ange) has been an organizer before she new the meaning of the word. She is so grateful to now be a Liberator with Major Mom so that she can share her skills and knowledge of organizing with others. It is important to Ange to always listen to each of her clients' needs and wants and try to create the best organized environment for them. Helping others know the peace, calm, and "liberation" that an organized, clutter-free home can bring is her goal as a Liberator.
Ange grew up in Pueblo, CO, attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO and currently lives in Highlands Ranch with her husband and two children. She is an avid runner, likes going to listen to live music, and loves to spend time with her family and friends.
With three young children at home, Tricia knows the importance of being organized. When you can find what you need, when you need it, your mind is free to focus on other things, giving you the capability to prioritize what matters in your life. She believes when you de-clutter your living spaces, you de-clutter your brain as well.Tricia loves to work with spaces and the "flow" of rooms, creating calm and balance. Tricia is a great listener; this coupled with her patience and empathy, makes her an excellent Liberator. Her favorite part of the job is the elation she sees in her clients' faces when she finishes working with them. Tricia is very high energy, and this carries over into her enthusiasm for organizing. She especially loves working in kitchens, garages and basements, and has the capability to see beyond the immediate and right now to the future and finished end.
Tricia was born and raised in Memphis, TN. She earned a BA in English from the University of Memphis. She brought her Southern ways with her to Colorado when she and her family moved here 5 years ago. When not working, Tricia loves cooking and entertaining friends.
Shelley is a patient and approachable team member with a deep investment in client satisfaction. Her background in counseling and working with seniors and special populations has rewarded her with a passionate commitment to collaborate - synergy always yields amazing results. She truly enjoys aspects of work which allow her to interact with others and offer assistance in organizing spaces and streamlining processes. After graduation from the Major Mom Academy in March of 2013, she is now able to apply her natural expertise and enthusiasm in these areas as a career.
Shelley is a proud third generation Colorado native. She graduated from Regis University with a Bachleor of Science in Psychology. She lives in Lakewood and enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs. She likes to participate in local multi-sport events, camp and go to movies.
Unaware that she was more organized than the average person, Christina took a long time to recognize her knack, and love, for organization. But after complete overhauls of both her sisters’ dressers and her grandmother’s linen closet, her eyes were opened! She found herself reorganizing her drawers for fun and realized that, in addition to getting a social life, she should pursue a career in professional organization. She understands the stress and side effects that come from a disorganized home and life, so she is excited to put her passions to work at a job that has purpose and is a blessing to those she liberates. She believes that organization does not have to be tacky, ugly, or “blah”; it should show personality, creativity, and style. Her passion is seeing beauty and creativity meet efficiency in her organization, and she loves finding unique and untraditional storage solutions!
Christina’s background includes a degree in Youth and Family Ministry from Harding University, and five years as a youth minister at a Christian organization. She also works at a boutique, where she liberates customers from poor fashion choices!
Besides her love for organizing, Christina loves DIY projects, decorating, flea markets, and game nights with friends.
Joanna Monahan is a graduate of the Major Mom Academy Class of July 2013. A native of southern Michigan (point to hand here), she received her Bachelors of Science in Hotel Management from Purdue University before moving to Denver in 1995. She has held positions in event and volunteer management in both the private and non-profit sectors, as well serving as the membership coordinator for a professional association.
To Joanna, organization doesn’t mean perfection. Rather, it means finding the most efficient way to complete necessary recurring activities, while allowing ample room for individual personalities to bloom and creating space for the unexpected ups and downs of life.
Exceptional customer care is Joanna’s top priority in every job, and she loves collaborating with clients to come up with unique and sustainable organizing solutions. Joanna is also full of fun facts about John Hughes movies, and may burst into song at any moment.
Joanna cannot believe her luck in joining the Major Mom team! In her off hours, she volunteers at her church and with the Girl Scouts. She enjoys exploring museums and parks or watching movies with her husband, their two children and one enormous cat.
With a husband and young son at home; I believe living in an organized home is not a luxury it is a necessity. If your living space allows you to focus on what truly matters in your life, you can find tranquility in your home. Client satisfaction is of the utmost importance to me, and by collaborating with my client, a one of a kind home can be built and maintained. My end goal of every job is for the client to breathe and feel free in their living spaces.
I was born and raised in Denver Colorado, and earned degrees in History and Multi-Cultural Anthropology at Northern Colorado. With a background in Cultural Studies I truly have a heart for meeting people where they are at and working with them to create their favorite spaces. When not organizing I enjoy running and taking walks with my son Graham, spending time with my friends and family, and enjoying everything that Colorado has to offer.
Gina Butchin is a natural organizer. She has a passion for helping people get and stay organized. She loves to organize everything from photos and toys to kitchen drawers, closets and electronics. She believes that having a place for everything in your home helps keep you content and stress-free.
Gina has a degree in Communications and prides herself of being a keen listener and strong communicator. Gina lives in Peoria, Arizona and enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two young boys. They are all avid basketball fans and when not watching her boys play the game, they can be found at a Phoenix Suns game cheering on their hometown team.
Angela Cody-Rouget is a founding partner of Major Mom and one of seven Certified Professional Organizers in Colorado. She is also a certified Family Manager. She moved with her family and the military over 27 times. Because of this, she learned to keep her load light and not get attached to stuff. Angela understood what it was like to make new friends and then have to leave them. Angela Cody spent 18 years dedicated to serving her country in the US Air Force. She attained the rank of major and resigned her commission to be a better wife and mother to her two children. She worked as a corporate sale representative for five years and then started her organizing company. She earned a BA in Speech Communication at Indiana University and an MBA from University of Colorado. Today, Angela puts a high value on her church, family, friends and staff, as she cherishes those strong connections. She sees that she’s part of a larger global family, and longs for her business to grow so that she can give more to help those in need – especially children.
Angela is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and Faithful Organizers, and has served as the President of the Board of Directors for NAPO-Colorado. Like most women, she sometimes feels torn between kids and career and the balancing act is difficult, but she’s thankful for a husband who is supportive and understanding and she couldn’t do life without him. Frederic, who was born and raised in France, is the man who she exchanged salutes over 12 years ago. Since Angela is 75% German (and everyone knows Germans are known for their strong regimented lives and organization), it’s been an interesting blend of backgrounds! When Angela isn't organizing, you might find her hanging out with her children, hiking in the foothills, working on her book or cooking fabulous meals.