The number one adjective friends, family and clients use to describe Whitney is “calm.” She will help you downsize the stress in your life in a calm, gentle manner, at your own pace.
Whitney is a member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and serves as the Director of Membership for the Oregon Chapter of NAPO. She has earned specialist certificates in both Residential Organizing and Workplace Productivity and adheres to NAPO’s Code of Ethics.
Prior to becoming a professional organizer in 2015, Whitney was a paralegal at Barg Singer PC, a real estate and business law firm in downtown Portland. Before joining Barg Singer, Whitney advocated for crime victims for 15 years at various organizations, including the University of Oregon, Washington County District Attorney’s Office and United Nations in Thailand. She is the founder of the Washington County Animal Protection Multi-Disciplinary Team, winner of the Cameron Award for best community collaboration. She taught English as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Poland immediately after completing her undergraduate studies.
Whitney enjoys traveling, gardening, practicing yoga and officiating roller derby bouts.
– University of Oregon (M.A. International Studies, 2004)
– Scripps College (B.A., cum laude, Studio Art, 1999), Phi Beta Kappa
– Universität Heidelberg (1998)
– Member, National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO)
– Director of Membership, NAPO Oregon Chapter
– Affiliate Member, Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce
– Member, SHARE (Senior Health and Resource Experts
– Member, Metropolitan Senior Network (MSN)
– Notary Public, Oregon
– Volunteer Court Monitor, Guardian-Partners, Portland, OR, 2017 – Present
– Volunteer, Senior Guardianship Assistance Program, Impact NW, Forest Grove, OR, 2017 – Present
– Roller Derby Skating Official, Rose City Rollers and Air Raid Roller Girls, Portland, OR, 2016 – Present
– Founder/Vice President, Westside Roller Derby, Hillsboro, OR, 2014-2016
– Master Gardener, Oregon State University Extension Service, Washington County, OR, 2012 – 2015
– Volunteer, Bonnie L. Hays Small Animal Shelter of Washington County, Hillsboro, OR, 2007 – 2012
To solve our clients’ organizational challenges with the highest degree of respect, compassion and professionalism.
Why the name “Big Rocks Organizing LLC?”
The name was inspired by a parable by Dr. Stephen R. Covey entitled “The Big Rocks of Life,” from his book First Things First. The “Big Rocks” represent the important things in our lives that often get overlooked in the busy, every day shuffle.
What are the “Big Rocks” in your life? Spending more quality time with your family? Improving your health? Travel? Write a novel? Volunteering for a great cause?
Let us tackle your organizing needs so that you can focus on what’s truly important in your life!