Meet The Team
FOUNDER & CEO
My whole life I've had a deep passion for taking neglected spaces and things and bringing them back to life.
My father’s garage is where my passion for organizing began. He had about 5 to 10 of every tool imaginable, and no true designated place for any of them. I remember the smells of oil, cars, tools, wood chips… and clutter. I would go in and spend hours putting all the screwdrivers in one place and the wrenches in another. I would get lost in that experience for hours.
I’ve had a passion for helping and coaching people since I was young, as well. For over 20
years I taught yoga and had a massage therapy practice where I got to sharpen my skills while guiding people through yoga practices and relaxation. These skills (combined with patience, acceptance, and non-judgment) come in very handy at Be Free Organizing.
I've always been a hard worker, and would look for others to provide me a place to use my passion and energy. Often, I'd ask friends or people I hardly knew who were doing things I found interesting if they were hiring! In 2008, while on a job site building custom homes, I realized my favorite part of the build was keeping the job site organized...
I checked that night to see if people actually organized for a living, and that was the beginning of me creating my dream job. 13 years later, I'm excited to have a place for me to bring my passion and hard work, and to provide this for others.
As a young rascal, my parents often found me digging through unpacked boxes in the basement from previous moves. By the age of 13, I was riding my bike 5 miles to make $3.75 an hour assisting and working with Mr. Fuller and Mr. Jacobson caring for their estates, located along the Minnesota River Valley. This provided many learning opportunities: from tending prized rose bushes and tackling odd jobs to basic maintenance of a home.
By my late teens, when it came time for both households to move, I was right back where my parents usually found me: this time packing boxes, deep cleaning, and assisting with the preparations of selling a home.
About a decade ago, I resigned from managing a Media Arts and Communications team. My partner and I discovered Boulder, CO and I met Brian Saeger. The rest is history...
As a live-in personal assistant for a woman with M.S. and working for BE FREE ORGANIZING, I continue to use the knowledge, skills, and care I learned from my early teen years to support the community.
I've worked in Sales, Marketing and Business Development for the past 20 years and come from a long line of entrepreneurs. I've represented gourmet foods and B2B/B2C services, as well as owned an organizing & concierge company in New Mexico.
I understand the benefits of living in an organized space, and realize that many people just need a little help to get there.
When I'm not at work, Cali spends her free time hiking Colorado 14ers.