Meet our Team
Katherine Macbeth Clark – President, CFO
Kathy Macbeth was assigned a temporary job as a receptionist at the Mayflower agent in Rochester in 1979. Soon after, she accepted a permanent position as an estimator and salesperson for residential customers. She became thoroughly absorbed in the industry and wanted to progress to Corporate Sales, which at the time was a male dominated profession. She took the significant step into that position and before long was handling employee relocation's for many of Rochester’s large Corporations. When the Rochester Mayflower agent ceased doing business in 1985, Mayflower Van Lines proposed that Kathy open up her own agency. Once Clark Moving and Storage, Inc. was established she had the capability she needed to expand her Sales and Operations to other Corporations and Commodities. She started moving Trade Shows and Exhibits for the companies that built them and high value industrial products that require special handling. Kathy is the recipient of many Mayflower Awards for Sales Achievements and Customer Satisfaction. Presently, she has a highly experienced sales team to support her endeavors, but continues to work with customers herself also. Because she owns the agency, she is able to support her customers and sales team with the resources they need to meet all their moving requirements. Rochester moving companies are a dime a dozen. We're not, and are more than just a moving company in Rochester. Serving all of the USA and beyond.
Gary Lapietra – COO, Commercial Sales
Gary was initiated into the moving and storage industry in 1985 as a telemarketer, but soon became a Salesperson and Estimator for Household Goods and High Value Products. By 1990 he was the Sales Manager of High Value Products and then the General Manager. He arranged for the transportation of highly sensitive electronic equipment, machinery and exhibit material. In addition, he supervised office and commercial relocation's. Gary joined the Clark Moving and Storage Team as General Manager in 1996 and was recently promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Here he continues to specialize in all aspects of commercial relocation's as well as oversee Safety, Human Resources and Operations. Gary negotiates successful transportation agreements because he contacts and involves all of the necessary participants. Gary is an award winning coach for a men’s college soccer team and those skills transfer well to transportation team management
Mike DeGoey – Sales Manager, Household Goods and Special Product Sales
Mike began in the moving industry in 1984. He began work at the Allied Agency in Albany, NY with an extensive formal training program. The curriculum covered all aspects of the moving process, from packing, to loading, delivering and unpacking. He still relies on that knowledge to accurately estimate and manage local, NYS, interstate and international relocation's. Mike has been on the Clark Moving and Storage team since April of 1991. He handles household moves for individuals and for Corporations that relocate their employees. He also specializes in moving high value products including medical equipment. Mike has been a Certified Moving Consultant since 1999 and is a current member in good standing. He became a member of C.M.C. after having met the professional and ethical requirements of The American Moving and Storage Association and having passed an industry certification examination. Mike enjoys people and likes to help them move by sharing his experience. His close attention to detail is perhaps one of the reasons he receives awards and maintains a high level of customer satisfaction. Mayflower has named him Salesperson of the Month twice in the past 3 years and he’s been a member of the Mayflower Master Club for 6 years. The Masters Club recognizes salespeople that have achieved the highest level of performance as one of the best in the profession and booking over $1,000,000.00 worth of business in a given year in a specific product line.
Rick Stoddard – Relocation Specialist, Household Goods Sales
Rick began his lifetime career in the moving and storage industry in 1967 at the Mayflower agent in Pittsfield, MA. He started as a packer, loader and warehousemen. Once he obtained his Commercial Drivers license, he spent 8 years driving tractor-trailer cross country for Mayflower. He loaded and transported Household Goods and Trade Shows. When he came off the road, he managed the operations and sales of all commodities, including Household Goods, Automobiles, Special Products, High Value Products, Trade Shows and Displays. He worked closely with Colleges, Museums, Libraries and Corporations. Rick continued working with that agency as the General Manager and in Sales until his move to Rochester, NY in 2004. Rick joined the Clark Moving and Storage Team in February of 2006. He specializes in Household Goods moving Locally, Interstate or Internationally. We utilize his experience in this area because he genuinely enjoys meeting new people and meeting the unique needs of each individual customer.
Jeanine VanHoover - Customer Service Representative
Jeanine has been a customer service representative in the moving and storage industry since March of 1975. She was a previous co worker of Gary Lapietra and joined the Clark moving and Storage Team in October 1994. She has a background in both household goods and electronic moving. Currently she works with National Accounts to service local, interstate and international shipments of high value special products. Jeanine appreciates that she develops long term relationships with the accounts she works with and enjoys the satisfaction of helping to find logistical solutions.
Jackie Canute-goss – Customer Service Representative
Jackie started in the moving industry in 1983 working for a small Bekins Van Lines agent. With over 30 years in the moving business, she has extensive of knowledge of household goods relocations, both domestic and international. She has also worked with the shipping of electronic and tradeshow shipments. She currently specializes in working with National Account Clients, moving their employees and with individuals paying for their own moves. She has been with Clark Moving & Storage, Inc., for over 20 years. Jackie has been the winner of Mayflower’s Heart of Quality four times, and has been a runner-up of the award four times. The annual Heart of Quality award was created to recognize excellence among move coordinators.
Shirley Anselm – Customer Service Representative
When Shirley joined the Clark Moving and Storage Team in June of 2003, she brought over 10 years of experience in the transportation industry with her. Shirley specializes in commercial and industrial relocations as well as special high value products. She also manages the logistics and customer service for several of our containerized moving services. Shirley’s job can be diversified and challenging, but she likes it that way. No two days are ever the same.
Lori VanHoover – operations support
Lori had 6 years of transportation experience when she joined the Clark Moving and Storage Team in January of 2009. Her experience includes customer service, claims, accounts receivable and operational support. She supports the customer throughout the entire moving process. In the unlikely event that damage should incur, Lori is also our in house claims director. She has the benefit of already being familiar with the customer. Lori enjoys helping people make their move as painless as possible.