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.
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!
James McDowell, Director of Recruiting & Development
James joined the Hansen Bros. team in 2021 bringing more than a decade of experience in the moving and storage industry and a proven background in employee and business development. James enjoys taking an active role in the growth and success of employees and guiding them to achieve excellence in customer service and performance. He believes in maintaining a diverse and inclusive team of professionals to represent our mission at Hansen Bros. James relocated from Texas and now makes his home in Lower Queen Anne, where he enjoys walking the waterfront with his family. In his free time, he’s passionate about travelling the world, nature photography, art, and jazz classics.
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 Reach Church and spending the rest of his time becoming the best husband and father he can be. Brad resides in Monroe with his wife Carissa Anne and their daughters Paisley Anne and Prairie 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 10+ 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.
Pete Winchester, Relocation Consultant, Lynnwood Office
Pete initially joined Hansen Bros. in 2006 as a moving helper and has since held roles including mover, driver, operations manager, and inside sales. He enjoys helping clients and takes great pride in his ability to creatively solve problems. Pete was born in Homer, AK and has been a resident of Washington state since 1998. He currently lives in Everett, WA with his girlfriend, her son, and their two cats. Pete spends his free time hiking, drinking local craft beer, reading, and playing guitar.
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.
Karri Kendall – Accountant
Karri joined Hansen Bros in October 2020. She enjoys working with the public and strives to provide excellent customer service. Additionally she brings over 20 years experience in accounts receivable and other roles within corporate finance. Karri is a 4th generation Washingtonian with a large family, most of whom are still located in the state. She has a background in construction, finance, and customer service. When she’s not working she enjoys traveling, baking, the arts & crafts, and spending time with her grandkids.
Pat Waters, Interstate Claims 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.
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.
John Massey – Customer Service
John began with Hansen Bros. in October 2020 and brings 10 years of customer service experience. He enjoys partnering with his clients and identifying what is most important to create the best relocation experience possible. He prides himself on providing outstanding customer service, problem resolution and follow through. John is originally from New York, but his family relocated to Washington when he was a teenager and has called it home ever since. He graduated from Washington State University and was a Tau Kappa Epsilon member. Go Cougs! (Fun Fact) Both Hansen Bros. and W.S.U were both founded in 1890. He enjoys hiking the trails of Newcastle, watching sports, playing fantasy football and is a die-hard Yankees and Steelers fan. John lives in Newcastle and in his spare time enjoys spending it with his family, friends and dog Lexi.
John Smith, Branch 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.
Joe Mann, Operations Manager
Joe joined the Hansen Bros. team in 2020. bringing over 40 years of experience thanks to growing up in the family moving business with his father and two older brothers. He started as a “lot boy” sweeping out the trailers, then began assisting the other movers and eventually worked his way to be a local contractor and a short haul driver. Joe takes great pride in the relationships he develops with crew members & colleagues and is committed to providing customers with high quality moving services and exceptional customer service. When not at work, Joe enjoys fishing, gaming, playing cards, and enjoying his dogs Tribbles & Ludo. He’s a true animal lover and has two cats named after his favorite beverages, Latte & Mocha, and he had two ferrets too!
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.
George Erickson, Operations Manager
George joined Hansen Bros. in 2018 after a successful career in the Self Storage and Property Management. He started in the spring of 2018 on the trucks as a helper and driver. Then in December 2019 he was promoted to our Lynnwood commercial warehouse to assist with the management of our large FF&E storage accounts. George was then promoted in 2019 to be the Operations Manager at our Newcastle office. The aspects of the position he enjoys most are the wide range of duties, and solving the daily challenges that arise. When not at work, George enjoys all kinds of outdoor activities, especially anything water related.
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.
Carl Kendall, Operations Manager
Carl joined Hansen Bros. in 2015 as our Administrative Assistant for the Lynnwood branch. In 2019 he was promoted to the Operations Manager position where he hold responsibility for managing our professional crews and ensuring the quality of services we deliver. He draws great satisfaction from working with customers and crew members on a daily basis. 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.
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.
Jim Van Tighem, Special Projects Warehouseman
Jim joined Hansen Bros. in May, 2019. He manages the warehouses (2810 & 2902A) dedicated to commercial storage and special projects. He enjoys working with clients and solving problems collaboratively with colleagues on the Hansen Bros. team. Jim, originally from Southern California, moved to Seattle after finishing college. He also had the opportunity to live in Boston & New York prior to returning to Seattle 30 years ago. Jim recently moved from Sammamish to Edmonds and his passions are wrapped around his wife, 3 children/spouses, 5 grandkids and an English Bulldog named Mattie Mae. He plays a little tennis and loves watching college football, the Seahawks, Sounders, Mariners & the Dodgers!