Joan has assembled a team of committed, efficient women, and all are insured and bonded. In addition to Joan’s expertise you will retain the services of professionals who are goal oriented, team players, likable, and treat each house as if it was their home. Read on for more info about “Roover’s Movers”!
Diane Bailey, Team Leader, B.A. Sociology — “As your move manager I will bringall of my personal experience. I will treat you with respect and kindness. Our relationship will be a collaborative one, each of us working together to achieve a smooth, coordinated and hopefully stress free move!”
My desire to help older adults tackle the process of transitioning from their homes of 40-50 years to the next step came from personal experience. In 2009 my parents made the decision to move. They were giving their children a gift and making the move while they were both physically able and mentally capable to participate in all the decisions. However the task was still a daunting one! Rather than rely on two adult children who did not live in state and me, the one child who did, they decided to hire a Senior Move Management Company.
This enabled my parents to make all the decisions but have the physical support and access to all the additional resources available. It made the move manageable and much less stressful. After seeing the caring way they were treated and the trust they placed in their move manager, I decided that I would like to help other families. I have now been with A Thoughtful Move (ATM) since 2010.
Leslie Price, Team Leader, B.A. Business Administration — “This job is not just about packing client’s belongings, it’s about helping to guide them through the emotional challenges of letting go of memory-filled personal effects and homes that they may have been in for decades..”
I joined ATM in January, 2011 after a long career as a Business Owner/Partner in the corporate event planning industry. During my 23 years organizing and managing events all over the country, I gained the skills necessary to manage complex situations and tasks. As I’ve moved from managing corporate events to managing “life events”, I have brought these skills and managerial experience to my new career with ATM.
Assisting our clients to navigate through the often emotional and stress filled process of a transitional move has become my new passion. I thoroughly enjoy the challenges associated with helping clients downsize or “right size” as they prepare to move on to a new phase in their lives. My goal is to lessen the emotional impact of making these difficult decisions by respecting the needs of our clients, being a good listener and having compassion and patience for the decision making process.
Susan Cone Essi, Associate — “It is truly satisfying to recreate a living spacefor our clients who move into senior living communities and make them feel as though they never left home.”
After working many years in hectic corporate America and having a family it was fortunate for me to find something enjoyable to do. My talents are creating happy working and living environments by staging and organizing offices and homes. Since joining A Thoughtful Move it has given me a new perspective on the importance of nurturing and supporting people making all the difficult decisions involved in moving. Initially each client perceives our team differently. As the process unfolds, it is wonderful to see the trust building with our clients as we work with them to accomplish the process. We respect our client’s homes, their belongings and their privacy. When their move is complete and they are comfortably moved into their new home, our clients have been warmly cared for and everything was thoughtfully done.
Janet Vitagliano, Associate — painful decisions that have to be made in departing familiarsurroundings and leaving behind comfortable objects.”“Having moved my mother and mother-in-law from their homes of 30 and 50 years respectively, I fully appreciate the difficult and often
We all have helped our elderly loved ones move beyond their comfort zones start a new chapter, and we do it with understanding and grace. When I first heard of ATM I was in business for myself, designing and marketing my own jewelry. I had also worked and managed women’s retail specialty shops. I did both of these careers while raising three children, managing a household and holding down the fort, while my husband, a freelance cameraman, was often away on assignment.
I have been with ATM since 2010. This job is often like doing a puzzle that we have to take apart and reassemble with great care. My favorite moment comes at the end of move-in day, when, having completed the puzzle, we can witness the client’s relief, pleasure and sometimes even awe.
Tracy Luchetti, Associate — “Easing your mind and your move is not just a tagline, it’s our practice every day.“
I joined A Thoughtful Move in 2015 after learning from current employees how satisfying a job move management can be. My background as a mother to four, and running a household while managing a construction company with my husband allows me to be flexible for our clients and to keep track of many moving parts. Moreover, I discovered my passion for helping others outside the family when I founded a not-for-profit that strives to help individuals and families who are battling cancer. This passion translates to ATM as we help others every day with the emotional and physical tasks associated with leaving a home they have lived in for many years
Courtney Owens, Associate
I work seasonally while pursuing my degree in geography with a concentration in environmental science. I bring strong organizational skills and a pleasant demeanor to every home that I’m working within. The best part of this job is to see the clients’ faces after successfully moving them into their new home and knowing that we helped them get there.
Kate Grzesiuk, A.B. Political Science, Business Development Associate —
I joined A Thoughtful Move in 2016 with a strong desire to work with seniors again. For many years I was a planned giving fundraiser for a major academic institution, and enjoyed meaningful relationships with donors as we worked together to accomplish their philanthropic goals. More recently I project managed events and educational endeavors regarding ophthalmic education.
In working alongside our clients in transition, I have a deep respect and appreciation for their professional and personal achievements, family mementos, and passions reflected in the home. We take care to ensure the new space reflects the old home, and also that possessions from a home well loved are transferred according to the clients’ wishes, or family’s desires.