Katherine is the proud owner of Organize to Excel. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers and of the local Los Angeles chapter. She served on the NAPO-LA Board for 5 years holding the several positions, including President. She oversaw the Los Angeles Organizing Expo and the Los Angeles Organizing Awards and spearheaded Chapter volunteer activities during her tenure. She was awarded both the Raising the Bar and Leading Edge Awards by the Chapter, the Chapter’s highest awards for service and contribution to the Organizing Industry.
Katherine is committed to providing you with the best the industry has to offer. Katherine has a Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. After completing her Ph.D., she worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Neurobiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She left UCLA after the birth of her daughter in 2003, and, early in 2006, Katherine founded Organize to Excel. Katherine continues her education about the organizing and productivity industry, completing CEUs in organizing and productivity provided by NAPO and by her local chapter. She trained as a Neurolinguistic Programming Practioner in New Zealand. She is also trained as an Organizer Coach through Coach Approach and is a trained Coaching Facilitator. She is an Evernote Business Certified Consultant.
Katherine is happily married with two children, living in Westwood. Katherine’s hobbies include whitewater kayaking, kayak polo and martial arts. She represented New Zealand at the 1998 World Canoe Polo Championship Games and captained the United States Women’s Kayak Polo team at the 2002 World Championships.
Nicole Boudakian-Mahmood is the lead organizer at Organize to Excel. She moved to Los Angeles in late 2010 to pursue a career as a professional organizer after earning her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego. She became a member of the staff of Organize to Excel in November of 2010, and shortly after joined NAPO and NAPO-LA, through which she has attended a national conference and classes to extend her knowledge about organizing. Nicole enjoys the work of finding solutions for each client’s unique challenges, whether it be a home office or a kitchen. She focuses on working with her clients to build the best systems for them.
Nicole lives in West Los Angeles and her hobbies include baking, volleyball, and travel with her husband. She earned her credential as a Certified Professional Organizer in 2018.