Board of Directors

Jennifer Sampson

President/Board Chair

JenniferJennifer M. Sampson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and co-founder of The Hoarding Project. Jennifer earned her doctorate in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota. Her research interests involve the influence of family and life experiences on hoarding behavior, as well as developing effective and ethical approaches to mandatory hoarding cleanouts. She teaches at Antioch University Seattle in the Couples and Family Therapy Department and practices therapy in her group practice, Northwest Relationships, in Tacoma, Washington, and chairs the King/Pierce County Hoarding Task Force. During her spare time, Jennifer enjoys cooking, camping, traveling, and playing with her English bulldog, Jeff.

Contact her at: or (253) 642-6108.

Patty Flanagan-Linderman


PattyPatty Flanagan-Linderman is a retired financial manager from Federal Way Washington. After approximately 30 years working in the field of bookkeeping, accounting and finance, she decided to retire and become a foster parent. She spent the majority of her career working in public accounting with the last 3 years working in Non-Profit accounting. It was while taking a Non-Profit Management course at the University of Washington that she met Jennifer Sampson and began to do the bookkeeping for The Hoarding Project. She married young and had two sons. Once they were out of the home, she went to college at the University of Louisville and majored in Cultural Anthropology. Needing a PhD to find employment in her filed she decided to go to grad school in Boulder Colorado. It was there that she fell in love with accounting. After 3 years in Colorado working for the Outward Bound School, she and her husband moved to Seattle WA. They are avid outdoors people, spending as much time as possible hiking, backpacking, camping and mountain climbing. Now that they have grandchildren, they take them along as well.

Contact her at: or 253-350-4889

Terina Bainter


TerinaTerina Bainter is a Professional Organizer and the owner of Clutter Cutters, LLC serving the Pierce and South King counties. A former Internal Mortgage Officer, Terina began a new career in professional organizing in 2012. Today she is dedicated to helping people take control of their homes, finances, and behaviors through decluttering and organization. Terina holds multiple certifications from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, including studies in Basic Hoarding Issues, Chronic Disorganization, Aging, and ADHD. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers and is trained in the “Clear and Simple” methodology for creating orderly environments. Terina is also an Organizer Coach, using the three stage process of Awareness, Action, and Learning to help people explore and transform their habits and beliefs related to their living environments, possessions, and overall sense of control. She has helped run workshops presented by Pierce County’s Community Connections Aging and Disability Resource Center, aimed at educating the public about hoarding behaviors and how to approach people struggling with them. She has also published numerous articles on the connections between healthy living, chronic illness, and clutter. Terina lives in Puyallup with her husband and two sons, and enjoys gardening, watching nature, and spending time with her family.

Contact her at: or 253-604-4963

Marnie Matthews

Board Member

MarnieMarnie Matthews (McDonald) LCSW, is Clinical Director of North Shore Center for Hoarding and Cluttering providing support groups, counseling, crisis case management, and community education throughout the North Shore of Boston. Marnie earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Social Work at Salem State University and is currently a Graduate Level Field Instructor for SSU and Simmons College. Marnie developed the Uniform Inspection Checklist as a standardized and objective tool for assessing, goal setting, and the monitoring and measuring of progress in hoarding cases. The UIC is currently being used nationwide to help resolve hoarding cases. Marnie chairs the North Shore Hoarding Task Force and sits on the Statewide Steering Committee on Hoarding. Marnie has lived with her family in MA since 2009 after spending 36 years in Texas. Marnie *loves* the sport of boxing, has a passion for music and song writing, and enjoys ballroom dancing and travel to historic locations.

Max Zubatsky

Advisory Board Member

MaxMax Zubatsky is an Assistant Professor at St. Louis University and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice. He received his doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Minnesota and post-doctorate from the University of Chicago-Center for Family Health. One of Max's research interests is the impact of Hoarding on the physical and mental health of families. Max enjoys running, tennis, photography and Mexican cooking.

Contact him at: or 414-704-0009

Matt Paxton

Advisory Board Member

Matt PaxtonMatt Paxton is one of the top Hoarding Clean-­Up experts in the United States. Paxton is the founder of Clutter Cleaner, author of The Secret Lives of Hoarders and has appeared in over 65 episodes of the televisions show HOARDERS. He's been cleaning hoarded homes for over 10 years and has seen it all from 300 cats to an 8 ft wide rats nest. Paxton’s used his vast experience to create the ServiceMaster Restore Hoarding & Estate Cleanup Program that provides compassion focused cleaning nationwide. Matt travel’s the country speaking about Hoarding awareness and how to effectively communicate with a loved one struggling with hoarding. When not traveling, Matt lives in Virginia with his wife and 3 sons.