About Jill

Jill Viglione has always been passionate about organization. Her career in Portland as a Certified Professional Organizer (CPO®) with Embrace Your Space began twenty years ago, when she accepted her first job—organizing a San Francisco Victorian knee-deep in clutter. She learned she loved inspiring her clients to find the hidden beauty in their spaces and helping them redesign their spaces and live better lives.

Born in Poughkeepsie, New York, at 24 she packed up her Chevy Nova and drove across the country to a tiny apartment in San Francisco. After eleven years as a space planner and draftsperson, her clients love that her handwriting looks like it’s from a label maker!

On Sunday mornings, you’ll find her sharing Eggs Benedict and pancakes with friends somewhere in Portland. She also loves making beautiful, rustic desserts like Boccone Dolce and strawberry shortcake. Jill lives with her squirrel-loving collie, Brodie, in a small house with a big garden in Southeast Portland.

Jill graduated from Albany State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts. She is a former Vice President of Oregon’s Board of the National Association for Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO). In 2020 she earned NAPO's highest credential: Certified Professional Organizer (CPO®). She also holds NAPO Certifications in two areas of expertise: Residential Organizing and Workplace Productivity. Her organizing tips have been featured in InStyle Magazine and on Redfin, and she has appeared on the A&E Network’s television program, “Hoarders,” as well as KATU’s “Afternoon Live.”

My Philosp

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Jill Viglione, Certified Professional Organizer (CPO) and Brodie

Our Philosophy

  • Surround yourself with things that you love

  • Design your space to reflect who you are

  • Embrace the space that you are in



“Jill is simply amazing. She is so experienced and enthusiastic in her field of work! She is professional, incredibly hard working and will transform any room to a useable, organized space. She worked on my garage and kitchen and it has been Fantastic!” — Lemmy E.


“As a small business owner looking for guidance in both home AND office organization, I can't tell you how fortunate I am to have found Jill. Jill is not only highly-trained and very good at what she does, she is warm, easy-going, and has zero judgment about what you have. She makes you instantly comfortable, and works swiftly to assess what YOU need, then designs creative, cost and time-effective solutions that will work so well with your life.” — Pam A.


“Jill is THE best! She came up with a super effective and creative solution for my cute, small, 100 year old apartment to make it functional and give me plenty of space. She also recommended the right furniture to accentuate my place and provided much needed organization and design. Jill is professional, personable and easy to trust with your most prized and personal things.” — Heather R.