Beyond the Chaos™ is blessed with excellent employees and contractors who help us serve and support our clients at an exceptional level. Please meet our Chaos Killers:

Andrea Stevens

Consultant/Project Manager

Making things work smoothly in chaotic environments is exactly what Andrea thrives on. She leverages her extensive corporate experience as a project manager, developer, tester, and business/systems analyst to understand how a variety of teams work. “A picture is worth a thousand words” is her motto, as she finds depicting processes incredibly valuable when working toward calmness and stability within a team or an organization. A recent empty-nester after six children, she and her husband live in an 1890 Minnesota farmhouse, enjoy watching their grandkids grow (too fast), and draw straws to see who gets to use their John Deere tractor for yardwork (or anything else they can think of).

Caralee Grimes

Project Manager

Caralee thrives on bringing focus and process consistency to projects, developing order and leadership to the team. With a background in engineering and over 15 years in manufacturing, she provides analytical process improvement and efficiency to solve complex problems and meet team goals. Caralee is an energetic, collaborative project manager, leading the team with an unwavering job focus and work ethic. Caralee enjoys time with her five adult children and their families. She loves the outdoors, travel, and time by the water.

Danielle Japczyk

Project Manager/Operations Manager

Danielle works with the Chaos Killers as our Operations Manager but also lends her considerable skill to our clients as a Project Manager. She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her two daughters. Danielle earned her bachelor's degree from Illinois State University and a master’s degree from Keller Graduate School of Management. Danielle took a break from corporate America when her first daughter was born and is now excited to be jumping back in, bringing her unique skill set of managing chaos in all forms with her. In her free time, she enjoys adventures with her kids, spending time with family, and playing tennis.

Lynette Lamarque Wilson

Consultant/Project Manager

Creating designs and ideas may be more glamorous, but Lynette prefers finding logical and efficient ways to make those ideas actually happen. Planning the right actions to take at the right time with the right resources is absolutely her happy place. She is an official ClickUp™ Expert and G-Suite Certified. She has extensive experience in administration and operations, particularly for healthcare and non-profit organizations. While she was born and raised in Texas, she has lived in South Louisiana for the past 15 years. Lynette holds an MBA (with a specialization in Project Management), and a variety of other project management and administrative credentials. She enjoys taking classes, particularly for technology-related certifications, working in her garden, cooking, camping, and hiking.

Brooke Lawer

Consultant

Through her unique combination of corporate, agency, and start-up experience, Brooke demonstrates a best practice approach together with a disruptor mindset. Brooke has started three of her own businesses and held roles at some of the world’s leading companies, including Virgin Atlantic Airways, Diageo, and the Women’s Tennis Association. The variety in her career has given Brooke the ability to deliver on high-level objectives while anticipating issues and finding practical, realistic solutions. Using her skills in strategic analysis, communications, crisis management, process mapping, executive coaching, and marketing, Brooke drives results and continual improvement. Brooke lives just north of New York City, has visited all continents except for Antarctica, and lets her dog sleep on the bed (and the couch).

Katie Betkowski

Consultant

Katie is an experienced advertising, communications, and marketing professional who brings 15 years of agency experience to the Beyond the Chaos team. She is a natural problem solver who is able to bring together disparate pieces of information to create a cohesive view and quickly understand where opportunities exist. She has successfully led clients and agency teams through initiatives both large and small and is excited to leverage her strategic and operational experience to help small business leaders build a strong foundation for growth. Katie lives in northwest Indiana, just south of Chicago, and enjoys spending time with her family anywhere near a body of water.

Rafaela Bach

Virtual Assistant

Rafaela Bach has always thrived on organization and getting things done. So, when she found project management she immediately fell in love with it. She was born in Curitiba, Brazil, and moved to Texas in 2012. She has a brother and an adorable Yorkshire named Daisy. After research and practice in her high school years, she is looking forward to growing her knowledge of project management as a virtual assistant at Beyond the Chaos.

Maribeth Wright

Consultant/Project Manager

Maribeth thrives on sifting through the chaos to find the common denominator(s) – the problems which, when solved, unlock the emergence of an efficient and effective whole. She brings 20+ years of technical project management expertise from the automotive industry to tackle business challenges. With deep knowledge and experience in product lifecycle management (including software), portfolio management, process development, and project management tools implementation, she is excited to help small businesses move from their current state to their desired future state. Residing in Michigan, she enjoys creative artistic endeavors and spending time outdoors skiing, cycling, and kayaking.

Meet the leader of Beyond the Chaos

Get to know the Fractional CEO and Chaos Eradicating Officer, Susan Fennema.

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