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Management Team

 

Larry Nelsen, President

Larry brings over 35 years of experience in the moving and storage industry, so becoming one of Benevia’s “preferred movers” was inevitable. Larry’s knowledge of handling the smallest items to some of the most precious treasures in the world is invaluable in helping families transition through life.

Born and raised in the Seattle area, Larry has strong ties to the community and is owner and president of Hansen Bros. Moving and Storage, a fourth generation family owned business started in 1890 by his great, great grandfather.

With 3 locations in the Puget Sound area representing Allied Van Lines and Allied International, Hansen Bros services clients locally, nationally, and worldwide. Larry also owns PortaBox Storage (a portable storage company), AliaWorks (a move management company), and HB Auctions (an asset liquidation company).  Operating under the same umbrella and combining the full spectrum of service capabilities of each company, we offer many different solutions to residential or commercial client’s requirements. 

Eric G. Rovner, Co-Founder

With more than 15 years in the retirement living industry, Eric's passion for transforming the way older adults and their families navigate transitions has shaped the Benevia service model.  Eric holds responsibility for the strategic direction of the company, leading new business development activities, developing and managing the marketing function, and ensuring service quality.

Prior to Benevia, Eric served for seven years as the Corporate Director of Marketing for Era Living Communities, one of the premier retirement living development/management companies in the Puget Sound region.  Eric's professional background in senior living also includes Erickson Communities based in Baltimore and Glenwood Senior Living, formerly based in Chicago.

Eric holds a Master’s Degree in Hospitality Management from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Whitman College.

Linda Kladnick, Director of Services

Linda brings over 30 years experience as a marketing director in the retirement living industry. She couples that with her expertise as a realtor with education in home staging and her designation as a certified moving professional and relocation specialist with Hansen Bros. Moving and Storage. Her previous experience enables her to understand and provide assistance in all areas of transition.

Linda has a passion for making a difference in the lives of the families we serve. Her responsibilities at Benevia include assisting clients and their families through transitions and finding the best solutions for their needs. Linda works closely with referral sources, and manages our network of screened service providers.