Michele Wilmes-Bigwood


Hi, I’m Michele and I live in Banning. I’m a mom of 2 adult children and grandmother to a spunky 5 year old girl. I work full time as an elementary school secretary.

I enjoy traveling and meeting new people. I’m an expert organizer and can work with someone to develop systems that work for their lifestyle or mental health challenges with no judgment (we all have things about us that others can’t quite understand). I’m available evenings and weekends. On weekends (or school breaks), I’ll travel long distances to do single or multiple day jobs.

Sharilin Peters

Pack My Parents began in early 2017 when my boss moved to London and gave me the chance to rebrand and take over as owner of the senior downsizing business I had worked for and come to love over the previous 3 years. 

Moving into ownership and management was a little scary at first, but with the help of the other employees, we made the transition and continued the senior downsizing work that we know makes such a difference in people’s lives.

My first experience in the senior downsizing business was helping my then 86 year-old Aunt get ready to move in with her son in another state. Helping her consolidate her possessions and decide what to take needed a firm but gentle approach. Turns out I had the right touch and enjoyed the work. ​​

Today I lead a great team of people who are committed to helping seniors and their families lower their stress levels during the moving process. I love to share the Pack My Parents process and story with Seniors and their families as well as others who specialize in helping seniors throughout the Orange County area and the United States.

Let us share the Pack My Parents process with you and your family. We look forward to working with you!

More teammates who need to send us their biographies and pictures!

  • Martha Molen
  • Erin Morrow
  • Gina Benincosa 
  • Caffie Gillian
  • Angie Singletary

​​​​​​​​​​​​Chris Hoage

My name is Chris Hoage, and I'm a lifelong history nut and collector, with special interests in military, aviation, railroad and world's fair history. I have been around historical artifact collections my entire life, and as a result I am incredibly talented in the handling and packing of old and fragile objects. I love hearing people's stories, and doing everything that needs to be done to make your move as easy as possible.

 Erin Houston

Hello! My name is Erin Houston! I am originally from Southern Illinois and have lived in Southern California now since 2019, enjoying the beautiful weather and people. I am currently studying Integrative Health online at Arizona State University, and hope to go on to get my Master’s degree, with the goal to become a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I love working with and helping people, so my current position with Pack My Parents and my future goals reflect that. 

I have a beautiful family whom I adore, and I am fortunate enough to visit them back in the Midwest as often as I can! I enjoy spin classes and yoga with friends, reading, sketching, and of course the beach! 

I have found my work at Pack My Parents very fulfilling. It’s active work, it helps people, and my coworkers are incredible and supportive. I also have a knack for organizing, and it’s something I truly enjoy. I look forward to helping you and yours in your future transitions!

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Katie Petersen
Hi! I’m Katie. I live in Huntington Beach. I’m a hard-working mom of 4. I’ve lived in 23 different homes - making me an expert box-packer! Yikes! My passive passion though is cleaning and organizing. I also love to sing and play the piano. I love doing fun things with my kids, and am never “not busy”. I find a healthy balance between work and play - and always enjoy time under the sun.