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Thimmappa (Thim) AnekondaOwner of ShelfGenie of Portland

Thimmappa has received a doctoral degree from the University of California at Berkeley, served as faculty in the Department of Forest Sciences at Oregon State University, and more recently in the Department of Neurology at the Oregon Health and Science University. He brings nearly three decades of scientific research background to fulfill emotional needs of ShelfGenie clients in the organizing and pull-out shelving industry. Helping people and solving their problems is as exciting as conducting scientific studies on Coastal Redwood and Douglas-fir trees, and evaluating herbal remedies for Alzheimer’s disease and Cancer-Associated Retinopathy. Current day remodeling projects generally add beauty to the space, whereas ShelfGenie provides much needed “functionality” with beautiful solutions.

Mindy O’BrienDirector of Business Development

My name is Mindy and I have a real passion for interior design and organization. ShelfGenie is a wonderful business that I enjoy being a part of! It allows me to be creative and help people solve their storage dilemmas. Being organized in your home and work place is so important to being efficient and successful in our everyday lives. It helps us feel good and accomplished when we are organized. We see and know what we have and therefore it saves us time and money. For the past 15 years I have been helping people in their homes in all different design aspects. I really love what ShelfGenie offers in the way of organization. Being able to work with our clients, listening to their needs and putting together a storage solution that fits their personal needs is truly fun for me!

Laura Harrison, MAMarketing and Operations Consultant

Laura holds a Master’s Degree in Arts Administration with a concentration in Museum Studies. While her background is in art and exhibit work, this translates directly to the ShelfGenie concept that accessibility is key and aesthetic and functional design are essential to the enjoyment of a space.

Laura is also passionate about organizing and simplifying. As the mother of two young children, she knows all about the havoc little ones can create and understands that having a place for everything is imperative to serenity and contentment in the home. She enjoys helping people find enjoyment and peace in their own homes through better accessibility and organization.

Michael DodsonInstall and Show Booth Associate

Michael is a nationally certified ShelfGenie installer and show booth associate who enjoys his job and believes his job entitles him to help people improve their lives every day by ease of access to living spaces. He likes meeting new people, making friends for life and serving clients to their full satisfaction.

Patrick HoffartInstaller

Before moving to Portland in 1980, Pat received a BS in Construction Management from North Dakota State University. Pat is a nationally certified ShelfGenie installer with more than 25 years of experience in building, remodeling, and construction. He is the owner of Patrick Hoffart Construction, Inc. His attention to detail and customer service are second to none.

Dan BeanInstaller

Dan is a nationally certified ShelfGenie installer and 30 years as a contractor specializing in residential construction, remodeling, and renovation. His experience gives him the ability to help our ShelfGenie customers achieve their desired results in what are sometimes challenging scenarios. He is the owner of D.L. Bean Construction Company.

Eric StreetInstaller

Eric grew up in Southwest Washington. His passion for building and installing custom cabinetry started when he designed and built his first entertainment center his freshman year in high school. After high school Eric moved to Tacoma, WA and attended Bates Technical College. He took a 2 year course in designing, building, and installing cabinetry and millwork. Eric is a nationally certified ShelfGenie installer with more than 15 years of experience in carpentry and cabinetry. He is the owner of EST Installations and Finish Carpentry, LLC. His attention to detail and customer service are second to none. Eric is excited to bring his passion and skills to the ShelfGenie team and help make the customers cabinetry more useful.