ABOUT US

Senior Moving Specialist Grand Rapids

Think of us as Family

We treat every client with dignity, respect and we handle your project in a private and confidential way. These are big days, and can often be a source of great stress. As the first Senior Move Specialists® in West Michigan, Seniors Moving Smarter has the “know how” to get the job done, but more importantly we help our clients feel comfortable along the way. Delivered by a team that is literally a family, and led by someone who is passionate about helping people.

Who Is Coming Into Your Home?
The vast majority of moving companies rely on independent contractors or day laborers. These workers are not protected from liability the same way as an actual employee, which could affect the liability of the homeowner. Seniors Moving Smarter does not use day laborers. Our employees are paid for every single job and are entitled to unemployment and worker’s compensation benefits. In addition, they are trained, supervised, and given direction by the company. We know about the people coming into your home, which gives you more peace of mind and a sense of trust and comfort.

Legally Bonded. Ethically Committed.
As part of the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM), we have been reviewed for insurance and experience requirements, and remain knowledgeable by continually taking classes in Senior Move Management. You’ll benefit from this ongoing education, which is reflected in the way we’ll work together. We also adhere to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice as guided and supported by the NASMM Ethics Compliance Committee. ​

Our Team

Matthew Teitsma

Operations Manager

Matt is the man behind the scenes. His previous experience in the moving industry helps us keep all of our crews organized while they’re out on the road. Whether its preparing the crews for the move or helping to wrap everything up, he has a hand in each of our client’s experiences from start to finish. He loves serving others every day.

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Lori Tack

Creative Director

We knew Lori would fit in well when she told us the story of her moving a whole church. Not just the furniture, but a church building weighing thousands of pounds! Lori brings a background of non-profit leadership to our team and can combine her past skills in construction with our moving teams. We are lucky to have her help.

Marianne Schlick

Sales & Marketing Director

Marianne is a go-getter. Her experience owning multiple businesses gives her great insight on connecting and educating potential clients about our services. She is always looking to provide a great experience for both the senior living communities and our beloved seniors. We are grateful for her work to make sales and service go hand in hand.

Patty Shear

Senior Move Specialist®

Patty can do it all. Her experience working in occupational therapy provides great awareness and discernment during a move. She enjoys all parts of a move from start to finish and thrives when working to set up and decorate a room. We love having Patty on our team.

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Leah Smith

Senior Move Specialist®

Leah has a heart for service and hospitality. Her passion for both helps to make a difference on our team. She loves getting into the small details during a move; especially organizing and decorating. Hearing stories and getting a glimpse into a client’s life journey allow Leah to use her strengths together every day.

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Brenda Woods

Senior Move Specialist®

Brenda has a heart of gold and her love for people is evident the second you meet her. With her background in photography and real estate, she has a natural eye for staging and putting your home together. Her talents help her to serve others and bring our clients peace of mind. We are lucky to have her high energy and organization every day.

Julie Corby

Senior Move Specialist®

Julie brightens everyone’s day. She is fun, smart, and energetic.  Her skills as an event coordinator for a successful architectural firm lend themselves perfectly to working with our clients, managing their projects and making sure everything goes smoothly. She will get your job done quickly, make sure it is done right, and do it with careful thought to your needs.  We are thankful for her spirit and her enthusiasm!

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Brittany Champagne

Senior Move Specialist®

Brittany is a gem.  She is focused and driven and will make sure your move is perfect from beginning to end. Even on the biggest of jobs Brittany is paying attention to the smallest of details.  She loves creating move day plans and making sure your new home is exactly how you want it.   She is conscientious, level headed, and efficient.  You will want her on your team as much as we want her on ours.

Marjo Stauffer

Senior Move Specialist®

Marjo brings a ton of experience and energy to our team.  As a senior hair designer she made sure her clients were happy and she’ll make sure you are happy too!   Sorting, downsizing and clearing house are just some of the daily tasks Marjo loves to do.  She is quick to think through a project and her “how can I help?” attitude makes her a great asset to our team.

Lynda Battle

Senior Move Specialist®

Lynda has made a seamless transition to our team. Within her first week she was hanging artwork and assembling furniture on her own. Her previous experience volunteering at a retirement community has given her lots of skills in working with seniors. She makes all of our lives easier and has a heart for serving those less fortunate.

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AnnElise Rudin

Senior Move Specialist®

AnnElise is a valuable member of our team. From her past working as a social worker, to her time spent as a home school teacher, she brings a valuable skill set to each move. Whether it’s creating order from chaos or problem solving, she works hard to get the job done. She loves seeing a new home being put together and we are grateful for her.

Primary Communities Served

Grand Rapids

Forest Hills

Ada

Rockford