CEO & Founder
Estate Sales, Discovery
We help families with elders get the most possible joy during the elderhood stage of life by compassionately and efficiently navigating needed transitions with a comprehensive set of services.
Operation Relo is a harmonious network of trusted, caring, go-to individuals of integrity and honor that cooperatively marshal diverse resources needed to smoothly manage families through transitional events. Our ethics, compassion, and legal probity stand talleven in the face of reproach which is inevitable in these messy situations and in our contentious world. We are brave in our support for the overall – often conflicting – needs of the family.
Our clients and the public think of us as extended family members, reliably present to help with whatever life dishes out.
Our mission is to usher families through life changes required by elderhood and when needed, to swiftly and peacefully move them though difficult and complex transitions from the broader perspective of the whole family unit.
Operation Relo is a wholly owned subsidiary of Operation Copacetic. When the company was formed in July 2018, we were more focused on the trauma of the transition – on all the physical aspects of downsizing and moving seniors into new facilities.
As we grew, we realized we are more of an overall elder lifestyle management company. We adopted the phrase elderhood to describe the stage of life occurring after childhood and adulthood, a phrase coined by Dr. Louise Aronson in her 2019 book of the same name.
Our focus is on ensuring the elder years are healthy, safe, and joyful. But to achieve that elders also require different accommodations than were appropriate for adulthood and childhood. This may involve relocation, but not necessarily. It’s more about being copacetic.
The word copacetic is an adjective meaning “completely satisfactory” or “in excellent order.” It also carried connotations of letting go, relaxation, and enchantment. It’s the state of mind we hope to deliver to our families.
We will continue to operate under the name Operation Relo, especially for those services like cleanouts, repairs, moves, and real estate-related transactions. In that regard, Operation Relo is both a copacetic company and a Copacetic company.
Operation Copacetic will increasingly be used in conjunction with our softer services: high end estate sales, elder lifestyle management, executor & POA services, the work of our Empaths. Copacetic and Relo are complementary sister brands serving the diverse needs of this customer base together.
Operation Relo is always looking for people who support our vision and can contribute to the mission. Most of our people are contractors or part-time at this stage of our growth.
We are a young company with big plans. We don’t want to pigeonhole anybody but the kinds of people we are looking for fall into the following categories
Estate, Tag and Garage Sales
Elder Lifestyle Coaches - Empaths
Crew leaders, drivers, tradespeople, workers
Sales & Marketing
Stick with us and we will aggressively promote you as we grow. Our high-performing loyal workers will be bonused via profit sharing and be eligible for stock options in the company.
If you like what we’re doing, want to get involved, and think you fit into one or more roles described, please Contact Us.
Our Founder's Story
My father passed away in 2015, and I was named executor of the estate and guardian for my mom. This set off a two-year odyssey dealing with creditors, frozen bank accounts and three separate moves for my mom in one year. It was an unpaid job with no roadmap that involved repairing and selling the house and distributing the assets among family as equitably as possible. Sadly, the stressful events fractured our family, which happens all too often in these circumstances.
These are the things they don’t teach you in school or business. Each task – legal, medical, moving, home repair, real estate, creditor management, Medicaid – has its own arcane rules. There are very few people who have expertise in all that needs to be done so that the family can move forward. There’s a lot of on-the-job training for a task you hope to never do again. But that’s the job of the executor.
That’s why Operation Relo was created. We’ve built a network of experienced people to work through all of these tricky challenges. Our goal is to make life changes and wealth transfer within families and between generations as peaceful and equitable as possible … whatever it takes