Alli grew up in Houston, Texas and moved to Austin when she started college at the University of Texas in 1997 and has been here ever since. She holds two degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Journalism. Shortly after graduating she started working at the Austin Business Journal as an Advertising Assistant.
She then accepted a job as a Program Manager at Freescale Semiconductor (now NXP). Alli loved this job because she is excellent at managing projects and was encouraged to study for, take and pass the exam to become a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and she received her credentials in October 2008. Alli is skilled at successfully managing projects on time and within budget. In the years that followed, Alli moved into the Marketing Department and served as a Marketing Communications Manager for 7+ years.
Ever since she can remember, Alli has been an extremely organized and task-oriented individual. Her brain just thinks that way naturally. Her experience in organizing comes from a life-long habit of assigning meaningful spaces for all her belongings and doing this in a way that makes keeping everything neat and tidy. She loves the thrill of going through her home, room by room and decluttering and organizing. She has also done a lot of reading and research on professional organizing and time management techniques. Most recently Alli has enjoyed these books on organization and time management:
1. Organizing from the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern
2. The life-changing magic of tidying up by Marie Kondo
3. Time Management from the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern
Alli is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and a member of the NAPO Austin chapter. Because of that, she has agreed to adhere to the NAPO Code of Ethics. It is her duty to treat all her clients with kindness and respect and to keep client discussions and work together confidential.
Alli resides in Southwest Austin with her husband, Nate Stricklen, three children and a goldendoodle. When she finds free time Alli enjoys playing with her children, cooking healthy meals, reading a good book, taking the dog and the kids on long walks and entertaining friends and family.