Meet The Team

Bonnie Hunter


Bonnie is a mother of two and has dedicated the last 28 years of her life to Education. During her time as a Teacher, Bonnie became proficient at developing and maintaining a variety of organizational systems; becoming particularly experienced with filing.

Bonnie understands the calm that resides in an organized environment and loves helping others achieve that.

She looks forward to helping people live their lives simply organized.

Fun Fact: Bonnie and her dog, Duck, have hiked over 240 miles!

Ariel Gray

Organizer / COO

Ariel is your friendly neighborhood Organizer! Between sorting her Lego collection and stage managing at local theaters, she has honed the skills to successfully develop and implement a plan to create spaces that are peaceful and productive.

A maximalist at heart, Ariel found organizing at a young age. Creative systems helped her to honor her treasures while keeping a neat space. Today, she strives to serve others by sharing unique ways to make the conservation of memories functional. Ariel enjoys helping others see and appreciate their personal spaces in new and inspiring ways. With her guidance, you will finally have the space you always wanted.

Fun Fact: Ariel was best friends with Minnie Mouse at Walt Disney World!

Shannon Cueva

Organizer / Social Media Manager

While Shannon spent most of her time in Virginia, she was lucky enough to call NYC home for a few years. While in NYC she worked in the Fashion Industry before moving to her new home, Raleigh.

Shannon has always had a passion for making spaces beautiful and believes an organized space is the fist step to making that possible. She would frequently organize large sample clothes, just for the fun of it.

She cannot wait to help you create a space that makes you feel joyful!

Rachel Perlak


Rachel has worked in various childcare positions before having her first child in 2020. During that time, her work sparked her enjoyment for creating and maintaining order through organization and planning.

Not only do children greatly benefit from knowing where everything belongs, but she believes organization also carries into adulthood when helping to create a more manageable environment and overall lifestyle.

From small projects like a single junk drawer to an entire house organization overhaul, Rachel takes the time to think about what organizational system makes the most sense for each individual and family.

Larissa White


Born and raised in Brazil, Larissa always had a passion for organizing. When growing up, she would spend hours organizing her closet and places around the house just for fun.

After graduating college in Brazil, she came to America to continue her studies and here she met the love of her life, now her husband.

As a Certified Interior Designer, her goal is to help people find functionality through organization that will be able to make your daily life easier and more enjoyable.

Daria Horak


Daria is a mother of two who enjoys the many benefits that have come from her minimalist lifestyle.

Her love for organized spaces began when she was young, and blossomed as she would help her friends and family organize their rooms and other personal places.

As a busy mom, Daria views organization not as an end goal, but as a pathway to making daily life more manageable. Daria specializes in workable home solutions and easily maintained organizational systems.

Daria’s former career in Hospitality helped to engrain in her the importance of interpersonal relationships and attention to detail.

Steph Klinger

Product Research and Shopping Specialist

Born and raised in Maryland, Steph decided to move her family, including 4 boys, to NC to enjoy a slower pace of life. She spent over 20 years in the corporate world, responsible for a variety of project management roles.

Taking a project from bare bones, creating a vision and enjoying the end results is what drives her. In her spare time, she loves to be creative and spend time with her family.

Shelley Spears

Shelley Spears


Shelley holds a Masters degree in Social Work and is passionate about helping people. As an experienced mental health professional and executive function coach, she understands the importance of building strong relationships with her clients and wants to empower them and make a difference in their lives.

Shelley has always had a love of organization, refreshing spaces, and repurposing items. As a mom, she understands that organized spaces lead to less stress and provide more enjoyment for those who live in them.

When she’s not cleaning out closets and junk drawers for fun, Shelley enjoys looking at before-and-after pictures of home edits, reading, and volunteering at a local equine therapy center.


Kari Piper

Kari Piper


Growing up as a competitive gymnast, Kari understands the regimen it takes to be successful. She takes that same mindset into consideration when tackling your pantry, dream closet or all those photos you’ve been meaning to scrapbook. This exercise enthusiast knows you function your best without distractions or clutter. She can help you create a sustainable, systematic environment that enables you to get the most out of your day. While not gushing over organizing, Kari is entertaining her 3 children and most likely jumping on the trampoline.

Jennilee Lloyd

Jennilee Lloyd


After several years as an elementary educator, as well as a mom of two, Jennilee knows the best organizational strategy is one that’s easy to maintain. Add in her background in graphic design and you have the perfect combo to help make your space functional, beautiful, and simple enough for you and your busy family to keep up with. Whether you need a strategy to display your little one’s art, a plan to keep your personal space peaceful, or a whole-house overhaul, Jennilee will walk you through the process of making your vision a reality.

When she’s not organizing, Jennilee loves nature walks with her family, thrift-store shopping, traveling and Friends.

Ashley Wyatt

Ashley Wyatt


Ashley finds organization and cleanliness to be extremely satisfying and a huge stress reliever. She believes that being organized helps in many aspects of life, whether it be in your personal life or your work life. It increases productivity and efficiency and makes life a whole lot easier.

Ashley enjoys taking something old and making it new. She has a hobby of finding old items and renovating them to show their true potential. She feels the same about organization in general; if you don’t know what you have, you don’t know the potential of what you could do.

She also has a love for animals, and when she’s not with her two fur babies, she’s organizing her home or spending time outdoors with her husband.

Emily Schmidt

Emily Schmidt


Having worked in education for over a decade, Emily is well-versed in the importance of personal organization. Whether it’s your office, backpack or planner, she knows the peace that a streamlined system can offer, even during chaotic moments. Peace and comfort are always her ultimate goal when tackling any organizing project.

When she’s not working on a home project, you can find her hiking with her husband or spending time with her two fur babies.

Why We’re the Organizers for You

To Save you Time and Money

Taking on a project alone means sacrificing your time at home and work while you research products, shop for items, get rid of donations, and put in the elbow grease. By utilizing our knowledge and experience, we will undoubtedly complete your project as efficiently as possible, saving you time and money.

To Finally Finish that Project

Remember that project you’ve been putting off? Life Simply Organized is not only ready, but willing and eager to tackle it for you., Imagine that weight lifted off your shoulders, without any of the frustration.

To Have More Great Days

A recent study by St. Lawrence University in NY, found that people who fell asleep around clutter, slept worse than those who didn’t. Having a tailored, organized space, will greatly reduce the effort needed to maintain it. Take seconds to find important paperwork, or quickly get your family ready in the morning, while gaining additional “you” time, in one-fell swoop.

We Will Never Judge

We’re completely unbiased. We will always be compassionate, and show gentle guidance no matter how big or small the project.

You Need Someone in Your Corner

Sometimes you just need a gentle push to get you motivated. We’re here with you all the way, for as much, or as little as you need.