My Bucket Brigade is a community.

We’re here to help you get “unstuck” from clutter and claim space for the life you want.

We were made for you.

Here, you’ll find straight talk about the realities of solopreneur life, tools to get you motivated and keep you on track, online events, live support, and more. Our Certified Professional Organizer has 8+ years of experience helping solopreneurs like you move from “overwhelmed” to “successful and supported.”

And we’ll be here for you.

You go-go-go. So do we. That’s why everything at MBB is optimized for mobile. Yes, you can claim more time, more space, and more self, even when you’re on the move. We promise.

You need a village. Join ours.

Tammy Schotzko

Lead Consultant

A recent empty-nester, Tammy spent her entire adult life interweaving family and business. Since 2013, she has been Northern Minnesota’s only Certified Professional Organizer, a credential earned from the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals.

She was named Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 by the Bemidji, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce in recognition of her role as sole owner of the residential cleaning and organizing company We Love Messes. She is the Co-Organizer of TEDx Bemidji and a former Advisory Board Member of the business incubator Launchpad Bemidji.

Tammy holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a psychology minor, an A.A. degree, and a forever-place as a breast cancer survivor. She currently is working toward a Master’s degree in psychology.

Serri Miller


Ten years ago, Serri jumped ship from a well-defined legal career into the murky waters of nurturing a family business, two young children, and a hyper-entrepreneurial husband.  Now that the children are old enough to remember their underwear (usually) and pour their own cereal (sometimes), she is regrouping to invest in you, her grownup tribe.

Serri holds a law degree from Nova Southeastern University and a B.A. in Organizational Communication. After working as a copywriter, litigator, web designer, college dean, human resources expert, and semi-professional actor, she has decided that consorting with like-minded people and learning new technologies are what she does best.

Between believing in “perfect work-life balance” versus “magical unicorns,” Serri will pick the unicorns every time.


Why are we a Bucket Brigade? Because we believe that, together, we can do what is difficult alone. Like telling you that it’s okay to relax just a little, or that you can do something just because it makes you happy, or that you’re allowed to claim a space for yourself.

Every Brigade member is a “bucket filler.” Once your own “bucket” is full – of clarity, optimism, and energy – you’ll have the privilege of “filling the bucket” for others who need your wisdom or a sympathetic ear. Along the way, you’ll be writing your own rules for what a claimed life looks like.

So dig out your bucket and dust it off.  Let’s get to work on filling it up so generously that it overflows into someone else’s.  Welcome to the Bucket Brigade!

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