Bonnie Joy Dewkett
Bonnie Joy Dewkett is a nationally recognized organizing expert, author, motivational speaker, and internet radio personality. She began organizing as a child, and she has been organizing ever since. Her company, The Joyful Organizer®, creates and implements organizational systems for the home and office. These changes allow her Customers to create calm from chaos at work and at home. Bonnie is passionate about helping her clients meet their organizational goals, and loves to see the positive impact that getting organized has on their lives.
Her diverse background gives her the ability to assist her clients with everything from the unique needs of organizing children’s rooms; to the organizational challenges ofmoving an entire family across the country. Working in special education in Maine, Bonnie helped her students exceed their educational goals by creating individualized programs that used their strengths to overcome their unique set of challenges. As a relocation consultant at Cartus, she managed the logistics of the moving process for hundreds of families that were being transferred through their employer.
Recognizing a gap in the information about moving and relocation, she authored The Joyful Organizer’s Guide to a Joyful Move—a comprehensive resource for families that are preparing to move. It helps them reduce stress by keeping them organized throughout their move. It is available on her website http://move.thejoyfulorganizer.com, and Amazon.com. Her most recent book, 50 Tips to Get You Organized- In Ten Minutes or Less!, is available in print or Kindle formats on Amazon.com.
She has gained a worldwide audience through her radio show, The Joy of Organizing. With over a quarter of a million downloads, her show is the most listened to show on the BlogTalkRadio Woman’s Business Network, formerly the Diva Toolbox Radio Network. Airing weekly, the show provides practical organizing tips and tricks for busy families. She has interviewed many of the country’s top organizing experts, including Oprah’s PeterWalsh, JulieMorgenstern, DIY’s Karl Champley, Barbara Hemphill, and Barry Izsak.
Bonnie’s organizing advice has been featured all over the world in print and digitally. Some highlights include Better Homes and Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Ladies Home Journal, The Huffington Post, Parents, and Woman’s Day.
Bonnie received a B.S. in Resource and Agribusiness Management from The University of Maine in 2001. She completed work on her M.B.A. in May 2011, graduating summa cum laude from Nichols College.
Matthew R. Dewkett
Matthew R. Dewkett started his journey to organization in 1998, when he and Bonnie met at The University of Maine. After Bonnie helped him declutter his dorm room on move out day, he knew organizing would be a part of his life for a long time. He understands our client’s organizing challenges as he has overcome them himself. He is living proof that anyone can get organized!
Prior to joining the company in late 2007, Matt held corporate positions in banking and relocation. At credit card giant MBNA, Matt was responsible for managing the relationships between MBNA and its Customers. His position also gave him vast experience marketing products and services to cardholders, which directly correlates to the marketing efforts of The Joyful Organizer®.
At Cartus, a leader in corporate relocation, Matt managed the real estate portion of the relocation process for transferring employees of clients: Parker Hannifin, Eli Lilly, Johnson & Johnson, Gannett Newspapers, Sony, and MBNA. His experience creating home marketing strategies for relocating employees makes him a valuable resource to our relocating organizing customers.
Matt is also a professional photographer, focusing mainly in sports photography. He shoots regularly for CBS MaxPreps, and his work in college hockey has appeared on USCHO.com, CollegeHockeyNews.com, and SB Nation College Hockey. He will be a contributor to Getty Sports Images starting in the fall of 2014. In addition to sports photography, Matt is also a professional voice talent. He has studied voice at the Creative Voice Development Group, and improvisation and writing at Chicago’s famed Second City. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration, with concentrations in Management and Finance from The University of Maine.