Chanel Reynolds

Chanel Reynolds is the founder of Get Your Shit Together. Since the launch of in January of 2013, Chanel has dedicated herself to demystifying life and death planning. She believes we can alleviate unnecessary suffering, and create stronger, richer lives when we plan for our eventual death. With a real and honest voice, she shares her struggles of becoming a widow and single mom when her husband was killed in an accident in 2009. The difficulties in getting her own shit together after this tragedy resulted in a website devoted to offering free, easy, and encouraging advice to others.


Since moving to Seattle in 1993, she has been an Interactive Strategist and Program Manager with leading creative agencies, producing digital experiences for clients such as Nike, Samsung, Microsoft, Tom’s of Maine, and Starbucks. At the same time, she has also kept one foot firmly planted in the arts and non-profit world, with film and documentary work, contemporary arts center launches, management of non-profit organizations, and work as a self-defense instructor and international adventure travel guide.


The response to Get Your Shit Together has been overwhelming: The project has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and on CBS, ABC, and NPR. It has inspired an open source life and death planning movement that has already reached millions worldwide.

Get Your Shit Together will be launching an expanded and updated version of the website soon, full of new information on life and death planning. Chanel is also very excited to be working on her first book.