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Meet Our Team ::
Ashley MurphyCo-Founder & CEO
Marissa HagmeyerCo-founder & CMO
ASHLEY MURPHY. Founder of NEAT Method. Was raised in the BUCKEYE State. Went to college with the HOOSIERS. Will forever be smitten with the city of CHICAGO. A true Midwestern GIRL through and through. Completely adores her FAMILY and FRIENDS. Never starts or ends her day without her cherry ChapStick. Is a sucker for ROMANTIC comedies. Claims to know all the state capitals. Crazy about SUMMER weather and outdoor dining. Longs for the days of BOATING on Lake Cumberland. Obsessed with PILATES and has been known to teach it over the years. Loves nothing more than COOKING a healthy meal, making her the MASTER of KITCHENS.
MARISSA HAGMEYER. Co-Owner and CMO. Born in the MILE HIGH state, but raised in CHICAGO. Sick of the cold and ready for an ADVENTURE, now calls Florida home. MARRIED to her high school sweetheart and cherishes her time with him and her sweet BABY Hazel. Enjoyed her studies in GRAPHIC DESIGN, but prefers a day of ORGANIZING. Relishes starting her day with a JOG along the Atlantic or in a YOGA class. Can be found searching for SPICY recipes in Cooks Illustrated or Bon Appétit. Not that good at JOKES and blames it on her fear of clowns. As the OLDEST of three she has always run the show, making her the MASTER of PLANNING.
MOLLY GRAVES. Founder of NEAT Method. Was born and raised outside of CHICAGO. Prefers a CITY over the suburbs. Absolutely cherishes the memories of being at ‘the cabin’ with her FAMILY. Became a LEFTY after she broke her right arm. Earned the 4th FASTEST RUNNER trophy when she insisted she play on her brother's baseball team. Enjoys sipping LATTES or SPARKLING ROSE. Loves the challenge of a RUN with hills. Lets her COLLEGE SWEETHEART husband pick the movies because she never stays awake. PASSIONATELY became a teacher after college and is now the MASTER of KIDS ROOMS.
Lisa RuffDirector of Business Development
Carey WatsonDirector of Franchise Operations
Katie KoentjeDirector of Recruiting
LISA RUFF. Director of BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT. Born in MICHIGAN, a true Wolverine at heart—Go Blue! Destined for NEAT, for in only 3 months she graduated from LAW SCHOOL, moved across the country, married her LOVE and passed the CA BAR. Legitimately thinks LEOPARD print is a neutral. Firm believer that the only thing a girl needs to set herself straight is a stiff glass of chocolate MILK or chilled glass of ROSE. Known for making a sinful brownie—just ask the neighborhood MAMA group she started. An avid READER, making her the MASTER of BOOKSHELVES.
CAREY WATSON. Director of Franchise Operations. Grew up in ATLANTA and has the sweetest southern accent to prove so. Still puts it to good use in DALLAS, Texas. Has 3 TEENAGERS that are her heart and soul. Daydreams about living in NYC one day. Never leaves home without packets of SWEET N LOW in her purse. Finds empowerment in wielding a DRILL and putting things together with instructions. Drops everything for a GIRLS TRIP with her besties. Listens to about 10 Audible BOOKS a month. SINGS on any stage that will have her. Has never gone a calendar year without rearranging FURNITURE in at least one room of her house. Making her the MASTER of SPACE PLANNING.
KATIE B. KOENTJE. Owner of NEAT Method SAN DIEGO/ORANGE COUNTY and Director of RECRUITING. Born and raised in NORTHERN VIRGINIA. Fell in love with BEACH living while at UNC Wilmington. After years of being mistaken as a "California Girl", made it official by moving to SAN DIEGO. Crazy about her HUSBAND, obsessed with their DOG Roxy, and absolutely head over heels in love with being a MOMMA. Starts her day with a spoonful of "NuttZo" and ends it with a glass of VINO. Can be found walking the beach, practicing BARRE or downward dogging in YOGA. Enjoys dining out and time with FAMILY AND FRIENDS. Finds peace in HELPING others become organized. Lover of fashion, making her the MASTER of CLOSETS.
Chelsea ThomasDirector of Social Media
Lauren CombsDirector of Product Development
Jill CrylenExecutive Assistant
CHELSEA THOMAS. Born and raised in Utah’s DIXIE where she learned to love dry desert heat. Spent time in Salt Lake City before settling down in Los Angeles where she lives with her husband and husky mix, OLIVE. Favorite pastimes include CAMPING and going to the beach. Fan of all music, but would always choose CELINE DION over anyone. Has an unhealthy addiction to Boba MILK TEA. Intrigued by all things FRENCH; baguettes, cheese, chocolates...you name it. Never leaves the house without a pair of EARRINGS. Has a not-so-guilty pleasure of PINTEREST and GREETING CARDS. A CREATIVE at heart with talents in CALLIGRAPHY and GRAPHIC DESIGN, making her the MASTER of LABELS.
LAUREN COMBS. PRODUCT DIRECTOR & Owner of NEAT Method DETROIT. Born and raised in CINCINNATI. The second oldest of FOUR GIRLS. Wouldn’t trade anything for being a MOM or spending time with her dog, Josie. Considers the perfect vacation any day on the beaches of CALIFORNIA or the lakes of Michigan. Can often be found behind an easel or preparing a GOURMET meal. Tempted by wine, but a BEER girl at heart! Wishes Pequod’s Chicago PIZZA was on every menu. Admires all things ART, architecture, and furniture design, having worked in the industry for the past 18 years. A natural eye for DETAIL, making her the MASTER of PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT.
JILL CRYLEN. EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT. Born and raised in the Chicago suburbs but now calls SAINT LOUIS home. MARRIED to one sweet man for 35+ years, with three adult children. Lives to spend every minute possible with her adorable GRANDCHILDREN. As a self-proclaimed FOODIE, she can be found sampling at all the newest restaurants in town. Loves a big, bold CABERNET and international TRAVEL. Dreams of taking her entire family on an African SAFARI. Has conquered 18 moves, including one to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, making her the MASTER of MOVES.
Ashley HatcherNortheast REGIONAL DIRECTOR
Brooke NiemanMidwest REGIONAL DIRECTOR
Julia PurdySoutheast REGIONAL DIRECTOR.
ASHLEY HATCHER. NORTHEAST REGIONAL DIRECTOR & Owner of NEAT Method WASHINGTON DC. A proud, born and raised, TEXAN but yells GEAUX TIGERS on Saturday nights. Moved to MARYLAND after meeting her charming husband at a wedding. Teased for having more “BEST FRIENDS” than anyone. Admits to wishing BEYONCE was one of them. Known as being the PRACTICAL girl in the bunch with everything except shopping. Loves her SWEET TEA, carbs and strawberry DAIQUIRIS. Revels in TRAVELING. Especially anywhere that has a BEACH, even though she rarely gets in the water. Holds a degree in FASHION and is guilty for putting that knowledge to good use. SHOES and DENIM are her weaknesses, but it makes her the MASTER of CLOSETS.
BROOKE NIEMAN. Midwest REGIONAL DIRECTOR. Born and raised in the burbs of CHI CITY. Went to school with the LONGHORNS and returns to Austin any chance she gets. Lover of everything related to EDUCATION. So much so, she went back to school for nursing and still holds her RN license. Can find her buried in a book any chance she gets. Otherwise enjoys a good CONCERT or PILATES session. Relishes in her time with FAMILY and FRIENDS. Has a serious SWEET tooth. Black licorice is her go to fav. Obsessed with making lists and all things paper, making her the MASTER of OFFICES
JULIA PURDY. Southeast REGIONAL DIRECTOR. Born and raised a BUCKEYE, but recently traded in her snow boots for sandals and moved to sunny Sarasota, FL. Graduated from Wittenberg University. The OLDEST of nine in a blended family. Unwinds on the PELOTON, a YOGA mat or ends her day with a dirty MARTINI. Has been known to bust out a 90’s RAP or R&B tune when appropriate. Spends her free time BOATING with her two dogs and high school sweetheart husband. READS everything from food labels to instruction manuals making her the MASTER of PLANNING.
Lori MorosDirector of FINANCE
Audrey KornatowskiDTC FULFILLMENT SUPERVISOR
Cherneco RobinsonDTC FULFILLMENT ASSOCIATE
LORI MOROS. Director of FINANCE. Has loved all things spreadsheets for as long as she can remember, making her a MASTER of OFFICES. Grew up in DEERFIELD just outside of CHICAGO and lives there with her family today. Born to full-bred ITALIANS with a maiden name that translates to “short legs”. Can be found making homemade PASTA SAUCE at least once a week. SUNDAY NIGHT DINNERS with extended family are a tradition. Talks to her SISTER at least 3 times a day. Favorite indulgences include COFFEE, ICE CREAM and SCHITT’S CREEK. Can’t stand SCARY MOVIES or even the previews for that matter. Plays year-round RACQUET SPORTS - tennis in the summer, paddle in the winter.
AUDREY KORNATOWSKI. DTC FULFILLMENT SUPERVISOR. Crazy good at TETRIS, making her a MASTER of PACKING BOXES. Born and raised in CHICAGO, currently lives in MISSISSIPPI with her husband and their SIBERIAN HUSKY. Contrary to popular opinion, she believes there’s nothing better than Chicago THIN CRUST pizza. Never turns down an opportunity to visit NEW ORLEANS, but dreams of living near the MOUNTAINS. Believes SWEATER WEATHER is the best weather. Not a fan of beer or wine, but a crisp HARD CIDER will do the trick. PROOFREADER of everything, but resists the urge to point out errors to anyone who will listen. When it comes to decision-making, a PRO/CON LIST is usually in play.
CHERNECO ROBINSON. DTC FULFILLMENT ASSOCIATE. Also works part-time at TARGET, making her the MASTER of PRODUCTS. Born and raised in MEMPHIS. Lives with her MOM and fur baby, MIKE. Favorite colors are red, yellow, blue and RED-ORANGE. Not one to wear makeup, but obsessed with RED LIPSTICK. Known to indulge in SUSHI and MEXICAN FOOD. Her guilty pleasures include Cooper and Thief Bourbon barrel-aged WINE or Don Julio 70 TEQUILA. Can find her hanging out with her mom and younger brother DAMON and his wife. Watching BINGE-WORTHY shows on NETFLIX is her jam and visiting her GRANDMA CORN (short for Cornelia) in the nursing home makes any day better.
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