About Major Mom

About Major Mom

Angela Aboutus

Angela Cody-Rouget (aka Major Mom) is the founder and owner of Major Organizers, a residential organizing company. She has been building the Major Organizers brand (formerly Major Mom) since November of 2006 and currently has a teams of Liberators in several states. She was featured on the military episode of Shark Tank on February 5, 2016. Angela spent 14 years dedicated to serving her country in the US Air Force as a Defense Support Program Satellite Commander and Missile Combat Crew Commander. In 2003, she attained the rank of Major (five months pregnant with her first child) and her husband nicknamed her Major Mom after their baby Lily was born. After her son was born in 2005, she realized that military life and motherhood were not compatible for the kind of mom she dreamed of being. So, she resigned her commission to be a stay-at-home mom! 

Angela earned a BA in Speech Communication at Indiana University (IU) and an MBA from University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (UCCS). The Major achieved and maintained the designation of Certified Professional Organizer (CPO) for over 6 years. Angela is a member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and Faithful Organizers (FO), and has served as the President of the Board of Directors for NAPO Denver and as the Executive Director of FO. She volunteers her time to her veteran community and church on a regular basis. She has mentored hundreds of veterans in the art of pitching your business in pitch competitions, creating business plans, marketing and branding. 

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She is currently in the process of franchising her brand in order to create more jobs and opportunities for people who were born to organize. She has several franchise locations (see our Locations Page). Like most women, she sometimes feels torn between kids and career and the balancing act is difficult, but she’s thankful for a husband who is supportive. She also has kids that cheer her on because they believe in her. Angela was born to create order out of chaos. She is on a mission to raise up an army of Liberators so she can restore order to the world, one household at a time! 

Major Mom's Long Track Record of Success

  • Full ride scholarship to Indiana University via Air Force ROTC 
  • Awarded Fleet Foot and Iron Woman at Field Training
  • Received many ribbons and medals in the US Air Force
  • Decluttered and organized thousands of homes and in the process found items, checks, gift cards and valuables the clients thought were lost forever.
  • Selected for Shark Tank Season 7 – Veteran Episode 719
  • Finalist in 2016 Arizona’s SBA InnovateHer business plan and pitch competition
  • Voted Emerging Business of the Year 2010, 2011
  • Awarded annual “Champion of Free Enterprise” by Sales Pros 2013
  • Won business pitch competition for veterans $1000 cash; 9-month business coaching program (Sponsors: Capital One and Women Veteran Entrepreneur Corps) June 2013
  • Won second place in veteran business pitch competition-$10,000 grant (Sponsors: Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (VWise), Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), Sam’s Club, Newman’s Own Foundation) November 2014
  • Won Commander’s Call Veteran Business Grant-$5,000 (Sponsor: Street Shares) April 2015
  • Won first place in CitiSalutes “Realize Your Dream” business plan and pitch competition for veterans and military spouses-$25,000 May 2015
  • Appeared on Good Morning America twice-once as part of the Clinton Global Initiative October 2014
  • Finalist in 2015 Women Vetreprenuer of the Year by NaVOBA
  • 2016 Arizona Woman-Owned Small Business Advocate
  • Major Mom featured in these books:
    • Heart of a Military Woman by Sheryl Roush and Eldonna Lewis Fernandez
    • Branding Basics for Small Business: How to Create an Irresistible Brand on Any Budget by Maria Ross
    • Get Real Ladies: Career Challenges, Changes & Choices by Kim DeCoste
    • Mission Next: An Inspirational Story by Phil Randazzo
    • Constitutional Grit: Using Grit as the Catalyst for Female Equity in the C Suite by Christine Gannon
  • Published four Major Mom How-To organizing books:
    • Home Organizing Tips: Jumpstart to Getting on Track
    • Car Organizing Tips: Jumpstart to Getting on Track
    • Laundry Organizing Tips: Jumpstart to Getting on Track
    • Organizing to Lose Weight: Jumpstart to Getting on Track
  • Lots of free press over the years:
    • 74 radio/podcast interviews
    • 21 TV appearances
    • 88 online articles, 8 newspapers, 14 magazines