Meet Your Local Spokane and Coeur d’ Alene Area Business Owners
DeAnne Wilfong, Co-owner and CEO of Smooth Transitions
Retirement is Not for Everyone. When DeAnne Wilfong moved to Spokane in 2006, she retired from her position as a Project Manager for the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma and began a search for her next adventure. Instead of a start-up business, she chose to create a Lifestyle business so she could continue to use her experience as a Project Manager, Realtor, Interior Decorator and a Business Development trainer. In 2011, DeAnne and Ralph opened Smooth Transitions of the Inland Northwest, LLC, a Senior Move Management business.
DeAnne is a motivational speaker and her inspiration comes from her clients and her business partner and husband, Ralph. Her greatest satisfaction is walking people through the emotionally and physically demanding job of downsizing and moving. Watching the joy in a client’s eyes when they arrive in their new home is what makes the hard work of sorting, packing and unpacking worthwhile.
She has entertained hundreds of seniors and their families with her humorous presentations and workshops such as Is it Trash or a Treasure? Turning Clutter to Cash; Hoarding, Breaking the Bondage; Cleaning with a Cause – Fundraising for Your Group; Less Stuff is More Fun; Boomers Guide to Moving Your Parents; Decorating a Small Space with Style and What To Do With All Your Stuff?
Ralph Wilfong, Co-owner and Business Manager
Ralph assists with the daily operations of the office where he manages contracts, finances and personnel. He has his own career and travels extensively throughout the United States.
He is CEO of Emergency Management Specialists LLC, a company that specializes in outdoor education and in emergency preparedness. Ralph is a retired police officer, a Wilderness First Responder Instructor, an amateur radio operator and a pilot. Click here to visit the EMS website.