OUR TEAM


MARGARET WALSH, PRESIDENT

With a background in interior design and event production, as well as more than 30 years in successful business management, Margaret Fearey Walsh, President of Changing Places, brings style and substance to every job she manages. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, she studied interior design at Mt. Vernon College in Washington, D.C., took classes at the C.I.A. in Hyde Park, New York, and cooking in France under the tutelage of Louisette Bertholle, who co-authored Mastering the Art of French Cooking with Julia Child and Simone Beck. An entrepreneur since 1974, Margaret has owned, operated, and managed two successful businesses. The first was Margaret Fearey Walsh, Inc., a special events and catering business, honored as the number one caterer in Philadelphia in 1980. The second was Rent-a-Wife, established in California in 1993. The business offered concierge services: errands, housekeeping, catering and much more. READ MORE

KATIE CARR, VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER

Katie brings 21 years of hospitality, sales and planning experience to Changing Places and runs the company’s daily operations. She previously managed a catering and event company and worked for LesConcierges, a premier personal- and corporate-concierge company based in San Francisco. Before joining CP, Katie was a Senior Project Manager for Restoration Hardware at their Northern California headquarters. READ MORE

MADELEINE CORTNEY, OFFICE MANAGER

Madeleine joined Changing Places in 2015 as an Office Manager. She brings more than 12 years experience organizing office operations and procedures, including running a busy architectural firm. Madeleine’s passion for maintaining office and staff efficiency is a vital addition to Changing Places. Madeleine is a former fashion model and traveled the world – allowing her to understand the nuances of our clients’ international moves.

JENNIFER LAND, SENIOR PROJECT COORDINATOR

Jennifer is a native Californian, with a degree in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. She has a successful history of residential architectural design and construction project management that serves her well in the role of Senior Project Coordinator. Jennifer is highly organized, an excellent communicator and is client focused. Her attention to detail, process and big picture vision make her a vital part of the Changing Places Home Office team.

ZOE ROBERTS, PROJECT COORDINATOR

Zoe comes to Changing Places from Serena & Lily as a Trade Specialist in the company’s Trade department. She is a Marin native who currently resides in Mill Valley. Zoe has a Business Management degree from Sonoma State University and brings a fine attention to detail, passion for fashion and design, and high level of customer service to the role of Project Coordinator at CP.

KELLEIGH ALDRIDGE, PROJECT MANAGER

A longtime Marin resident, Kelleigh joined the Changing Places team in 2010. Through her previous work with Birch Circle Moving, she brings packing and moving expertise to the table. She is both a Personal Coach and a Professional Organizer, and also brings past volunteer work with disabled veterans, elders and children to the company, which benefits her Changing-Places clients.

BRENDA NEWCOMB, PROJECT MANAGER

Brenda’s diverse background in Corporate Marketing, Finance and Graphic Design contributes to her skill as an organizational generalist. From managing a major school construction project to organizing an office or garage, she is dedicated to detail and performance excellence. And with her extensive experience in client services she is tuned to targeting customer needs.

Project Manager
ANDREA SANDVIG, PROJECT MANAGER

Andrea contributes over 30 years experience in strategic partnerships, project management, marketing and design initiatives with domestic and international clients. Her work, with residential and academic construction projects, has been acknowledged by national and international publications. She has lived and worked on 4 continents.  Andrea holds degrees in Cultural Anthropology and Spanish Literature. She has been a Bay Area resident since 1981 and raised her family in Marin.

CARRIE BACHELDER, PROJECT MANAGER

Carrie was raised in Marin County and, since her youth, has held a passion for recycling and reusing reclaimed materials. This passion led her into the moving & organizing field, where she met Margaret Walsh in 1999. Carrie soon became an integral part of the CP team. Her passion also led her to found the ground-breaking Marin County non-profit The Away Station, which finds responsible ways to dispose of discarded goods, keeping valuable resources out of the landfill. Carrie is one of our project managers and lives in Novato.

JULIE HORNSBY, ORGANIZER/LUXURY ITEM SPECIALIST

Julie comes to Changing Places with over 30 years experience in customer service and hospitality, including years at the luxurious Gump’s. She is passionate to finding good destinations whether it’s consigning antique sterling silver or donating art supplies for kids. Her sense of organization and attention to detail makes her a great asset to the Changing Places team.

MARY LEE BICKFORD, ORGANIZER/DESIGNER

Mary Lee is a Design Consultant who delights in transforming home interiors. She specializes in furniture placement when downsizing to a smaller home or increasing square feet! She has been referred to as the Art Savant for art placement. Mary Lee holds a degree in Interior Design Technology and Aeronautical Science.

KAY EVANS, DESIGNER/RENOVATIONS & REMODELING

An interior designer with four decades of industry experience, Kay is a true design innovator. Between managing her namesake design studio, and leading design tours abroad, Evans has gained an understanding of the industry from every angle. Most notably, she is responsible for founding Los Angeles’ La Cienega Design Quarter and penning Bay Area by Design: An Insider’s Guide to a San Francisco Decorator’s Secret Sources.

ANN COOKSON, HUMAN RESOURCES CONSULTANT

Ann is a strategic Human Capital Consultant with over two decades of broad-based HR experience including 15 years in HR management and consulting. Her specialty is advising and delivering organizational change and HR solutions for small to mid-sized companies. She has been instrumental in helping Changing Places build their human resources infrastructure creating a model specific to the organization ensuring operational and legal compliance for ongoing stability and growth.

DIANE DEMARTINI, BUSINESS CONSULTANT

Diane is a Marketing and Strategic Business Consultant who utilizes her MBA in Marketing from UCLA and her 25 years of Corporate Marketing experience to support Changing Places for the past 5 years. She has been instrumental in hiring all the office staff and helping Changing Places plan and prepare for its growth and development.

Changing Places Office Manager
ALLI WEISSLEDER, OFFICE ASSISTANT

Alli joined Changing Places in 2014 as a project-based organizer and transitioned into her current role in our home office in 2018. Alli offers invaluable project and clerical support to the company.  Prior to her time at Changing Places, she had a diverse career in entertainment working at Comedy Central and the Rolonda Talk Show before she transitioned to the world of retail wholesale with Sally Spicer Handbags.  Alli was born and raised on Long Island, NY and has a degree in communication studies from the University of Kansas.  She lives in Novato with her husband and two children.


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