Lisa Sinnicks – Owner and Managing Director
Lisa was born and raised in Niagara Falls and upon graduating from high school left for Thunder Bay, Ontario to attend Lakehead University. It was there that she met her husband and a few years later, settled in Winnipeg. Owner and managing director of The Seniors Moving Company, Lisa has a 25 year professional background in seniors housing and has been actively involved in agencies and councils mandated to address issues concerning older adults. Her career history involves extensive examination of topics such as physical and emotional health, mediation and conflict resolution, loneliness and isolation in the community, the process of change and transition and the effects of grief and loss.
Mother of 3, avid music lover, mildly fanatical sports enthusiast, Lisa remains busy as the Performer Transportation Coordinator for the Winnipeg Folk Festival for many years, active in the Riverview community and injects her volunteer leadership into any and all events that come to Winnipeg, and that will have her. Lisa is also a long standing board member of the South Winnipeg Seniors Resource Council and member of the Winnipeg Businesses and Organizations Supporting Seniors.
Louisa Hofer – Administrative Assistant
Louisa, or “Lou” is The Senior Moving Company’s friendly voice at the office. Louisa was born and raised in Manitoba and loves serving the Winnipeg community. Through Louisa’s education, previous work, and current volunteer involvement she has honed her administrative skills and helped people through various stressful situations. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), focusing on sociology, conflict resolution, and community development. Recently, she worked for CMU as an Admissions Coordinator – specifically helping international students with the application and relocation process.
Louisa is a volunteer Smart Start program worker with the Canadian Red Cross, assisting newcomers during their transition to life in Canada. Louisa frequents the Winnipeg Businesses and Organizations Supporting Seniors group. Her goal in any interaction at The Seniors Moving Co. and elsewhere is to make people feel supported and informed when they are at a crossroads.
Ask Lou about her past and you will be regaled about tree planting in northern BC and her past life in the 1850’s as a costumed heritage interpreter at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site.
Sunnie Friesen – Packing Specialist
Sunnie is one of our newest packing specialists and joins us with a wealth of experience and passion for the work. Sunnie’s past adventures include 20+ moves, downsizing her aging parents, launching her adult children into their first homes, and decluttering her own home as an empty nester.
Active engagement with older adults during challenging life transitions filled 10+ years of her career thus far and she will continue that vocation with The Seniors Moving Company. Optimism and kindness are Sunnie’s middle names.