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 Managers® 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.

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

Ann Elise

AnnElise Rudin

Customer Service Specialist

AnnElise is amazing at creating order. She brings a valuable skillset from her time spent as a social worker and a home school teacher. Her caring demeanor and attention to detail brings a feeling of calm to every single moving project. Chances are good you’ll get to meet or talk to AnnElise during your moving process with us!


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.


Maggie Balck

Move Specialist®

Maggie is a go-getter and approaches every move with passion and compassion. Her background in special education gives her a unique perspective on how to make every client feel comfortable. She’s a west Michigan native who married her high school sweetheart and loves time with her family.

Julie Corby

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!


Kadi Franklin

Move Specialist®

Kadi works hard to set up a comfortable and functional home for our clients. She’s a bright light in any situation – you can’t help but smile when you’re with her! Her experience in the healthcare industry blends well with some of the challenges clients sometimes encounter when moving during any stage of life.

Patti Neigh

Move Specialist®

Patti has a heart for service and getting things done. She loves getting into the details of putting together a new home for each of our clients. From getting to know our clients and their needs to decorating a comfortable space, Patti is a steady guide for our clients every step of the way. We’re so grateful she’s a part of our team.

Marjo Stauffer

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.

Carla Senior Move Specialist

Carla Ford

Move Specialist®

Carla’s kind smile puts everyone at ease. Her passion for hospitality shines through when working with our clients. Her personality is so warm that when you first meet her, it feels as though you’ve always known her. She has a keen eye for design and loves to cook and makes her own whoopie pies.

Deanna Erikson

Move Specialist®

After 20 years as a business owner in Indianapolis, Deanna has come back home to Grand Rapids. She has a degree in design, marketing and advertising – and lucky for us, she also has a passion for helping seniors. Now that her son’s headed off to University of Michigan, she’s an empty-nester ready for the next adventure. Whether it’s backpacking, kayaking or visiting national parks, Deanna loves to be active in nature – and we love having her great leadership and talent on our team.

Cheryl Jenkins

Move Specialist®

Cheryl was born and raised in Wisconsin, but we don’t hold that against her (Go Cheeseheads!). She holds degrees from both Calvin University and University of Michigan – studying Cardiac Rehab & Wellness – and especially enjoys working with seniors. Her passion for customer service and helping others comes very naturally. She’s also a certified SCUBA diver who also enjoys kayaking or hiking.



Busy Business Dog

Millie works very hard as a member of our team. Most of her time is spent being a busy business dog. When she’s not in the office or serving as our Brand Ambassador, she enjoys long walks on the beach and wrestling with her brother, Ted. Her schedule is pretty full, so forgive her if she doesn’t reply to email right away.

Primary Communities Served

Grand Rapids

Forest Hills