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True North Relocation LLC, Freight Forwarding, Seattle, WA

About Us

Founded in March of 2004, True North Relocation, LLC. is a proud member of the International Association of Movers, the American Movers Association and the Better Business Bureau.

As apparent with our commitment to the community, True North Relocation is committed to helping you relocate. True North Relocation strongly supports higher education worldwide through the Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship fund. By providing scholarships to students of transportation and logistics, this fund is helping to improve technology and business practices globally.




Staff


Seattle
  Heather Engel, Owner Heather Engel - Heather@TrueNorthRelocation.com

Heather Engel understands the importance of communication throughout the international relocation process. After working for several prominent forwarders, Heather founded True North Relocation in 2004. Now with over 20 years of experience, she is proud to be part of a company that values integrity and customer service above everything else.

Heather supports the International Association of Movers (IAM) and helped create YP-35, known today as IAM-YP, a young professionals group within IAM. Heather served as the group's Vice Chair from 2000-2004. From 2007-2010, she was on the Commercial Affairs Committee for IAM. Heather serves as the President of the Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Fund, a fund that supports students of transportation and logistics.

After graduating from the University of Reno, Nevada, Heather left the desert for the beautiful Northwest, a place she is proud to call home. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, skiing, gardening, cooking, and playing games on her iPad.


  Robin Kiyonaga Robin Kiyonaga - Robin@TrueNorthRelocation.com

Office manager Robin Kiyonaga ensures that business run as smoothly as possible for True North Relocation, LLC.

Robin joined the company in 2006. Previously, he worked as a traffic manager for an Alaskan native co-op where he helped coordinate the relocation of just about everything-food, clothing, houses, equipment, and bulk fuel-to the remotest parts of Alaska.

Robin served as traffic manager 2006 - 2013 and currently manages AP/AR, human resources, claims and purchasing.

  Aaron Aaron Kahle - Aaron@TrueNorthRelocation.com

As an Account Executive for True North Relocation, LLC, Aaron generates competitive quotations for international relocations, and moves to and from Alaska and Hawaii using trusted carriers and proven agents. He continues to develop his relationships with existing clients and vendors while reaching out to new clients. One of Aaron's major focuses has been relocations to and from Mexico. To that end he spent several years sharpening his Spanish language skills with evening courses and seminars. He finds it rewarding to build new friendships in the industry and loves improving his customer base with new, quality accounts. He supports the International Association of Movers and IAM-YP.

In a previous role, Aaron was an international account coordinator with a Seattle-based outdoor equipment manufacturer. Aaron is a proud dad and enjoys quality time with his family. As a true testament to his love for the outdoors, Aaron and his wife once backpacked over 100 miles in one season. He's skied four out of the five Cascade volcanoes - next up, Mt. St Helens!

Rafael Flores Rafael Flores - Rafael@TrueNorthRelocation.com

Rafael is an Account Executive and an experienced international relocation specialist, with over 20 years of experience. He has nurtured relationships domestically and overseas, with the goal of providing the best customer service for clients. He is always looking at improving customer base and increasing clientele.

Moving from Florida and Tennessee, as a graduate from Central Washington University he came to call Seattle his home.

As an avid cyclist, on weekends you will most likely find him on his bicycle throughout Seattle bike trails.



  Ted Conrad Ted Conrad - Ted@TrueNorthRelocation.com

Ted is the Traffic Manager, mover, and shaker of True North Relocation. He ensures the international relocation shipments move safely and quickly throughout the transportation process. After graduating from Western Washington University, he went on to accumulate 20 years' experience in the freight forwarding industry. In 2016 he joined the company, and now proudly calls True North Relocation home! Ted is a true Seattle native who enjoys traveling the world with his wife, photography, motorcycles, and Mariners baseball.

Michael Raney Michael Raney - Mike@TrueNorthRelocation.com

Michael J Raney, IT manager and software engineer extraordinaire, manages True North Relocation's Web Application - ensuring that it's running smoothly and quickly.

Prior to becoming the IT Manager, Michael was the assistant traffic manager for the company. He's a Sun Certified Java Programmer and is involved with the SeaJUG (Seattle Java Users Group). He attended the University of Washington.

Michael's proudest moment -- being by his wife's side as she gave birth to their two lovely children. He enjoys snowboarding, yoga, sculpting, going to the movies, and Android coding. Fun Fact -- Michael once tried stand-up comedy. He says he performed so badly a woman in the front row started to cry. Despite that, Michael's colleagues get a kick of out of his great sense of humor.