Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage is proud of our team of dedicated professionals, many of whom have had long and successful careers with our company.
Larry Nelsen, Owner and President
Born in Seattle and raised in Edmonds, Larry has strong ties to the community and is Owner and President of Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage. He is the fourth generation owner of the business started in 1890 by his great grandfather, Peter Hansen. Starting full-time with the company in 1970 as a helper when the company consisted of 2 trucks and a 5,000 sq. ft. warehouse, he purchased controlling interest from the family in the mid 70's. Through the years, by finding great team members and implementing innovative systems, Hansen Bros. has become one of the most respected movers in the industry. Larry takes great pride in the company’s historical roots and the many awards Hansen Bros. has earned over the years, including winning the KING 5 Best Mover in Western Washington in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016!
Dave Cullen, CFO
Dave joined Hansen Bros. in 1991 and is responsible for the overall financial management of the company. Dave has lived in Seattle for over 40 years and is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Business. Dave enjoys working for a family-owned business that is committed to providing the highest level of service to its customers. Dave is proud of the fact that Hansen Bros. is not content with being "just a moving company", but is continually seeking innovative ways to meet their customers' transition needs. Dave lives in North Seattle with his wife and daughter and, in his spare time, enjoys golf and his daughter's many sporting events.
Drew Eriotes, Vice President - Operations
Drew joined Hansen Bros. Moving and Storage in early 2017, bringing 30 years of experience in the moving, storage, and logistics industry. He has worked for several moving agencies in addition to serving in management roles at SIRVA, Inc. (Allied Van Lines & North American Van Lines) for 19 years. Drew holds a degree in Business Administration from the College of St. Francis in Joliet, IL. He is excited about his new role at Hansen Bros. and looks forward to capitalizing on his knowledge and experience to help the Hansen Bros. team continue to grow and improve. Drew is thoroughly enjoying the Pacific Northwest lifestyle and his wife, two college age sons, and family dog are relocating from Indiana to join him here. In his free time Drew likes hiking, yoga, running obstacle course (Spartan) races with his sons, and visiting wineries with his lovely wife.
Rhonda Nelsen, Vice President - Human Resources
Rhonda has worked at Hansen Bros. for over 30 years. She directs the Human Resources Department and assists the Accounting Department with payroll and other day to day operations. Rhonda enjoys providing excellent customer service and believes that exceeding customer expectations is the best way to stay ahead of the competition and ensure repeat business. A lifelong animal lover, Rhonda volunteers as a docent at the Woodland Park Zoo and the Pigs Peace Sanctuary. Rhonda lives in North Seattle with her husband and enjoys visiting their Whidbey Island getaway to look for rocks, view raptors and watch our beautiful Pacific Northwest sunsets. In addition to being an avid reader, Rhonda loves to garden, golf and cook, trying new recipes every chance she can!
Eric Rovner, Vice President - Marketing
Eric joined the Hansen Bros. team in 2009 when Benevia, the company he founded in 2006, became HB Move Management, the "Senior Relocation Division" of Hansen Bros. In addition to leading this specialized division, he is responsible for managing all marketing, PR, advertising, and online presence for Hansen Bros. Eric's professional background includes retirement community marketing and sales, most recently serving as the Corporate Director of Sales & Marketing for one of the most well respected retirement living development/management companies in the Pacific Northwest. He holds a Master’s Degree in Hospitality Management from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Whitman College. Eric resides in North Seattle with his wife and two boys. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, kayaking, furniture building, and doing just about anything with his family.
Alan Holm, Vice President - Sales
Alan has managed the Sales Team at Hansen Bros. since 1994 and is a Certified Moving Consultant. Alan draws from his 29 years of moving industry experience to help coach, motivate, and challenge each member of his Sales Team to become the "go to" professional for any moving and storage needs by their friends, neighbors, relatives, and professional network. Alan grew up in the Everett area, graduated from Central Washington University, and met his wife the first day of class. Off time is spent camping, salmon fishing, traveling, and landscaping.
Michael Stepney, Commercial Projects
Michael began his career in the moving & storage industry as a teenager working in the family business in British Columbia. After moving to Seattle to attend The University of Washington, he continued to expand his knowledge of the industry both in operations and in sales/project management. In 1996, Michael joined the Hansen Bros. commercial sales team with the primary responsibility of developing and promoting the commercial relocation services division of the company. Since then, he has assisted more than 4,000 businesses with moving their facilities and their employees to a new office locations and homes. Michael currently lives in the Bothell area and when he isn't helping his clients with their moving needs, he enjoys spending time on home improvement projects, camping and especially windsurfing.
David Albaugh, Relocation Consultant, Seattle Office
David began working for Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage in 1996. He enjoys offering exceptional customer service throughout the moving process. David understands moving is usually a stressful time and excels in listening to the customer and offering solutions that are cost effective and individually appropriate. He also specializes in tailoring corporate relocation packages for individuals and groups. David lives in Edmonds with his wife and two children. He and his family enjoy the outdoors; especially fly fishing, backpacking and soccer.
Nicole Nicholson, Relocation Consultant, Seattle Office
Nicole originally joined the family of Hansen Bros. companies as a Move Manager and subsequently assumed the role of Services Manager for our Move Management Division before becoming a Relocation Consultant. With a background in interior design and construction management, Nicole has a strong understanding of the variables and time involved in sorting, packing and handling a client’s belongings. Working out the details and finding solutions to the challenges that can arise for families making a move is what gives Nicole the most satisfaction in her role as a Relocation Consultant. Nicole lives in Ballard with her family and enjoys practicing yoga, playing with her kids and riding motorcycles.
Brad Schuster, Relocation Consultant, Newcastle Office
Brad joined the Hansen Bros. team in 2012, bringing with him nearly 10 years of prior experience in the moving and storage industry. He has a comprehensive knowledge of the moving business and has held roles in operations, interstate dispatch, and outside sales. Brad is passionate about making sure that his clients can rest assured that he and his team have all their needs and worries covered come moving day. He enjoys serving in various roles at Eastlake Community Church and spending the rest of his time becoming the best husband and father he can be. Brad resides in Mill Creek with his wife Carissa Anne and their daughter Paisley Anne.
Will Chapin, Relocation Consultant, Newcastle Office
Will has been a part of the Hansen Bros. team since 2011. He was born and raised in Washington and is proud to work for a company that was as well. He has over a decade of moving experience, beginning as a helper on the trucks moving furniture and leading to his current position of Relocation Consultant. He takes great pride in being a problem solver with a strong work ethic and has received company awards for providing exceptional customer service. When not in the office he enjoys spending time with family, playing softball and enjoying a good round of golf.
Paula Seward, Relocation Consultant, Lynnwood Office
Paula has over 35 years of experience in the Moving & Storage industry, starting at the corporate level and then driving cross-country hauling tradeshows and electronics. In 1983 she went into moving sales in our nation’s capitol and has been helping people with their relocations ever since. For the past 8 ½ years Paula has focused on serving retirement communities and she takes great pride in helping seniors navigate the relocation process and reducing their stress during a challenging time. Paula and her boyfriend of 18 years live in Edmonds with their two dogs and enjoy spending weekends at the family lake house fishing, hiking and gardening.
Bruce Crabtree, Relocation Consultant, Lynnwood Office
Bruce started with Hansen Bros. in 1998 and has successfully served in many capacities including Operations Management, Outside Sales, and Inside Sales. Bruce likes the variety of his job and working with people that really appreciate the assistance he provides. Bruce is proud to be a Seattle native - his great grandfather moved to Washington state from Maine in 1908 and his family has been here ever since! In his free time, Bruce enjoys travel, golf, photography, gardening and fine food.
Brenden Clarke, Relocation Consultant, Lynnwood Office
Brenden began moving furniture as his college summer job in 1999 in Detroit, and has been in the moving business ever since. After years as a coast-to-coast driver for Allied Van Lines, he moved into managing local operations in Michigan, and now into outside sales after joining Hansen Bros. in 2014. Every day and job in the business is unique, and Brenden considers taking stress away from the customer and making the moving experience become a little easier is the biggest reward in our industry. After traveling the U.S. moving families, he decided Seattle was one of his favorite cities and now lives in Wedgwood with his partner Lu and their twin daughters Rowan and Quinn. As a life-long music lover, you may even catch him playing guitar at open mic’s or stages around the Sound, any random night of the week.
Dave Jedlicka - Quality Assurance Manager
Dave started with Hansen Bros. in 1994. He has held a variety of positions in the company and is now the Manager of Quality Assurance. Dave works to make sure that Hansen Bros. is following the highest standards possible, both internally and in compliance with state and federal regulations. Dave and his wife of over 20 years live in Bothell. He formerly sat on the Board of Directors for the Washington State Wrestling Association, where he was also the official State Photographer covering the sport at the high school, college and senior level. He is also a huge trivia, music, and TV buff.
Charles Maxson - Accounting Assistant
Charles started with Hansen Bros. in 2017. He is proud to be a part of a company with such a visible dedication to top level customer service, and a deep Seattle history. He is responsible for performing day to day accounting functions and commercial customer accounts. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Central Washington University. He enjoys spending time with his young daughter, Lilly, his wife Cassi, and their two cats. On his days off he enjoys camping and making pizza with his family.
Pat Waters, Interstate Manager
Pat started with Hansen Bros. in January of 2012, bringing an additional 27 years of Allied experience to our Interstate Department. His responsibilities include managing interstate claims, customer service and move management. Pat’s professional passion is ensuring that our interstate customers are provided with the best moving and storage experience in the industry. Pat is a native of Seattle and an avid Husky - having graduated from the UW far too many years ago! Pat enjoys reading, collecting 1st edition literature, and spending time with his daughters and granddaughter. Pat lives in west Seattle with his wife Peg.
Todd Oberg - Interstate Dispatch
Todd first joined Hansen Bros. in 1994 as Interstate Dispatcher and recently completed his 21st year in the transportation industry. He enjoys working at Hansen Bros. because of the family atmosphere and the company's commitment to reliable, quality service. After living in Montana for many years, Todd, his wife Chrissy, and their two boys are enjoying all the Pacific Northwest has to offer. He enjoys family activities, such as camping and hiking and frequently attends Seattle area sporting events.
LaShanna Hayes - Customer Service
LaShanna joined the Hansen Bros. team in March 2017, as a Customer Service Specialist in our Interstate Relocation Department. With her background in Hospitality and Banking, LaShanna understands the value of providing an excellent customer service experience. LaShanna hails from the beautiful state of Kentucky but now calls the Pacific Northwest home. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her kids and grandkids, cooking, travelling and playing competitive softball.
Mark Hoffman - Customer Service
Mark started with Hansen Bros. in 2017. He is very excited and proud to be part of the Hansen Bros. team with their long history and dedication to customer service through their 127 years of serving the public here in Seattle and beyond. He has multiple years working in customer service in both the hospitality and retail industries. He has a BA from the University of North Texas (Go Mean Green) and is a proud backer of his beloved UNT Eagles. He and his wife Marjorie are recent transplants from Texas via a short stop in Florida. In their free time they love exploring the great state of Washington, cooking, wine tasting and enjoying Sounders FC games.
Rich Larsen, Branch Manager
Rich has served as the Seattle Branch Manager with Hansen Bros. since 2002. Prior to that he worked for over 20 years in the truck rental industry. Rich prides himself on serving the needs of customers and enjoys when a customer calls to share how hard the crew worked, how courteous they were, and that they made the move a lot easier than expected. In his spare time, Rich may be found at local car shows proudly displaying the 1967 Shelby Cobra replica that he built in his one car garage! His other interests include home remodeling and repair.
John Smith, Operations Manager
John joined the Hansen Bros. team in 2010 bringing 5 years of customer service experience with him. He began his employment at the Seattle Branch, subsequently worked at both our Lynnwood and Newcastle branches, and then returned to manage the day to day operations of our Seattle Branch. Even though he was born and raised in New Jersey, John now calls the Pacific Northwest his home. John loves his job but he also enjoys watching sports, hanging out with friends, and playing guitar. He lives in Bothell with his wife, daughter, and two cats.
George Walker, Branch Manager
George originally joined Hansen Bros. in 2006 and then left in 2011 to pursue another opportunity in the moving industry. Fortunately for all involved, he returned to our team in 2018 with his over 40 years of experience in all facets of the moving business. George is excited to be back with Hansen Bros., helping the company to lead the market for quality moving services and satisfied customers. George resides in Puyallup, WA where he enjoys spending time with his family and following professional auto racing. His favorite part of being a member of the fourth-generation, family owned team is meeting customers whose families have been loyal to Hansen Bros. for as many generations.
Santonio (Tony) Bouie, Operations Manager
Tony joined Hansen Bros. in 2017, bringing valuable experience in both moving industry operations and 15 successful years as a long haul moving van operator. His committment to customer service and teamwork (proudly displayed as a large "Committed to Excellence" decal on his moving van) earned him recognition as driver of the month multiple times during his tenure as a van operator. Tony is responsible at the Hansen Bros. Newcastle branch for ensuring that every moves we perform goes as seamlessly as possible. He accomplishes this through quality training, excellent communications, and teamwork. Tony takes great pride in working for a company with over 125 years of family ownership, excellent customer service and strong ties to the community. When not at work, Tony treasures spending time with his family and coaching basketball.
Jim Mueting, Branch Manager
Jim joined Hansen Bros. in 1986. He is one of only a few employees who have held the position of mover, salesman, warehouseman, and dispatcher. In 1995 he assisted in launching a division for new product distribution. In 2000 Jim left Hansen Bros. to pursue other interests. 2003 Jim returned to Hansen Bros as the Newcastle Branch Manager. He transferred to the Lynnwood Branch as the Branch Manager in 2006. Among his top priorities are continually improving how Hansen Bros. conducts business and building the company’s presence in Snohomish County. Jim and his team are committed to ensuring that our customers’ experience is the best possible. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Doane College in Lincoln, NE.
Joseph McAvoy, Operations Manager
Joseph joined the Hansen Bros. team in 2010 bringing with him over 15 years of customer service. New to the moving industry when he first started with us, Joseph has held several positions including, Relocation Consultant, Mover, Warehouseman, Administrative Assistant, and he most recently assumed the role of Operations Manager. Joseph prides himself on providing exceptional customer service and reducing the stress involved with a move by providing customers with the positive experience they would expect from a family owned and operated moving company.
Joseph lives in Lynnwood with his wife of 15 years and 3 children. When not at work, he enjoys spending quality time with his family; attending his son’s football games, watching his daughter in concert, fishing, camping, watching or playing sports. But most of all enjoys a rainy night where he can enjoy a fire and play board games with the family.
Carl Kendall, Administrative Assistant
Carl joined Hansen Bros. in 2015 as our Administrative Assistant for the Lynnwood branch. In this role, Carl is responsible for handling customer accounts for in-state moves, permanent storage as well as general account duties. He draws great satisfaction from working with customers on a daily basis and answering questions regarding the wide range of services Hansen Bros. offers. A lifelong Washington resident, Carl enjoys the outdoor activities the state offers including; golfing, fishing and attending an occasional Sounders game. He lives in Lynnwood with his wife Karrina of 5 years.
Special Projects, Freight & Shipping
Rick Rahn, Special Projects Manager
Rick joined the Hansen Bros. team in 2001 as a helper and worked his way through positions of increasing responsibility. In 2011, he was promoted to be the Manager of the Newcastle Branch. Rick enjoys working with customers and staff to ensure that the entire moving process goes as smoothly as possible. He is a hands-on manager and regularly visits jobsites to both make sure that the move is going well, and to teach his crews a few tricks of the trade. In his spare time, Rick enjoys brewing beer, and camping.