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Overwhelmed How Can I Help? Barbara Stohlman

Meet the Owner

Barbara Lynn Stohlman, Founder

Like most people I know, when I go home I want to feel like I’ve helped someone. I am fortunate that in my line of work, I get that feeling of satisfaction every day. I’m Barbara Stohlman, the founder of Overwhelmed How Can I Help? We assist people who are transitioning to downsize, organize, de-clutter, liquidate estates and more. As a Certified Senior Move Manager, I work primarily with the aging population who are moving and in dire need of finding good homes for decades of belongings they’ve accumulated. Many of these belongings have great meaning to our clients, so when my team and I help, we do so with the utmost compassion and empathy.

I also know how difficult it is for loved ones who cannot handle the job on their own. In 2011, after years of living with Alzheimer’s, my mother passed away. My father passed away 4 months later. The responsibility of liquidating the parents’ estate was left to my brother and me. I found myself in a long and overwhelming process of sorting through items and determining what had value and what would be donated or recycled. Knowing this is a common experience, and seeing the increasing need lead me to launch Overwhelmed How Can I Help, LLC.

With a B.S. in psychology from Arizona State University, as well as years of experience working in human resources and design, build and sales positions, I’ve discovered a way to use my background, passion, and talents to make a difference.

Overwhelmed How Can I Help Barbara Team

Joanne

Joanne was raised in Massachusetts and moved with family to the West Coast. She attended college in Arizona and California. She was a manager in the high-tech semiconductor industry, a manager at an environmental consulting firm, independent contractor, and a caregiver. After many years in Arizona and California, Joanne relocated to Virginia to be closer to family. She enjoys outdoor adventures of all kinds, yoga, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends.

Sue

Sue’s past work experience includes nursing in public health, schools, and infection control. Prior to nursing, Sue held jobs in agriculture and has experience with horses and other farm animals. As a member of a military family, she has moved multiple times and knows the process well. She has worked with Barbara from the company’s beginning. In her spare time she enjoys antiquing and just about any outside activity.

Affiliations

Overwhelmed How Can I Help, LLC is building a vast network of professionals and resources. Below you will see some of our affiliations and memberships.