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 runs Changing Places with a background in superb client relations, sales, hospitality, and event planning. A native of Indianapolis, Katie attended Miami University (Ohio) where she graduated cum laude with a dual degree in International Business and Spanish. She moved to the Bay Area fresh from college in 1998 to join LesConcierges (now John Paul), the premier personal- and corporate-concierge company based in San Francisco. She then managed a catering and event company which brought high-profile conferences and meetings to San Francisco. Before joining Changing Places, Katie was a Senior Project Manager for Restoration Hardware at its Northern California headquarters.  READ MORE

JENNIFER LAND, MANAGER, OPERATIONS & CLIENT SERVICES

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.

MADELEINE CORTNEY, OFFICE MANAGER

Madeleine joined Changing Places in 2015 as an Office Manager. She brings more than 14 years experience organizing office operations and procedures, including running a busy architectural firm. Madeleine’s passion for maintaining office and process efficiency is vital to Changing Places. She is a former fashion model and traveled the world – allowing her to understand the nuances of our clients’ international moves.

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 Sausalito. 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.

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 lives in Novato.

CYRINA ANTHONY, PROJECT MANAGER

Cyrina is one of Changing Places’ most veteran project managers and organizers. She worked for Margaret Walsh when the business was still called “Rent-A-Wife”, before branching off to form her own business, The Art of Organization. Cyrina returned to CP in 2019 as a project manager. She attended College of Marin and Diablo Valley College, and completed design courses with famed San Francisco interior designer John Wheatman. Before becoming an organizer, Cyrina managed the food and beverage departments at luxury hotels including The Mandarin Oriental and Four Seasons in San Francisco, where her passion for delivering impeccable customer service began.

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 homes for our clients’ unwanted possessions, whether it’s consigning antique sterling silver or donating art supplies for kids. Her sense of organization and attention to detail make her a great asset to the Changing Places team.

MARY LEE BICKFORD, STAGER & INTERIOR DESIGNER

Mary Lee is the style and design guru on the CP team, and we also call her the “Art Savant” for placing our clients’ art after a move-in. Mary Lee holds dual degrees in Interior Design Technology and Aeronautical Science, and has practiced design for over 25 years. She is skilled in staging real estate for sale. She enhances our clients’ homes using existing furniture, rugs and art to achieve a “staged” home for a fraction of the price of traditional staging. 

ANN COOKSON, HUMAN RESOURCES CONSULTANT

Ann is a strategic Human Capital Consultant with over two decades of broad-based HR experience including 16 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.

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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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