Meet the Crew

True Friends Moving Company prides itself on being a different kind of moving company. We believe that it is the quality of our people – the True Friends – that makes us stand apart from the rest.

True Friends are not only skilled furniture movers, but also a highly diverse group of individuals, ranging from all corners of the globe with varied interests in sports, arts, and culture. Out Team embodies our core principles of a professional workforce with skill, intellect, and integrity.

We invite you to meet some of the Team who make true Friends Moving Company a different kind of moving company.

Chris Knowles – Founder / President

Originally from Georgia, Chris worked for a local moving company while still in high-school through college and always aspired to own his own one day. While pursuing his bachelor’s in Business Management he began a career in corporate sales (sounded like a plan) at a Fortune 500 company but always remembered his business ownership dream. After much soul-searching he realized that building his own company and brand was more of a passion of his then building someone else’s and the rest is history. With his hard work and a commitment to quality but affordable relocation services; True Friends Moving was born.

Inside the office: Chris handles day-to-day operations including sales and networking. He oversees human resources, move preparation, billing, and payroll.

Outside the Office: Chris enjoys spending time with his wife Tara and dog Chopper, traveling, exercising, investing and reading the latest personal development book. Also a member at The River of Life Church and enjoys spending time with friends.

Daniel Strand – Crew Leader

Daniel is originally from Puerto Rico. He has a very vibrant, energetic personality and is a huge asset as crew leader to True Friends moving. Daniel was team captain of his high school football and wrestling team. He has always had leadership instilled in him from a young age.

In the office – Daniel leads a crew of movers including driving a truck and keeps everyone motivated through his leadership. Instead of backing down from big jobs, when others would feel intimidated, Daniel steps toward the challenge with complete confidence.

Out of the Office – Daniel really enjoys lifting weights and is big into his health. He loves spending time with his girlfriend and family, where it’s usually nothing but laughter. He attends the River of Life church where he is not afraid to worship his Lord and savior Jesus Christ

Bryan Pattarozzi

Bryan Pattarozzi – Crew Leader

Born in Georgia and raised in Cleveland,Tn Bryan graduated from Bradley Central High School and played Basketball and Football. Pursued further education through Chattahoochee Technical College. Moved to Nashville Tn with Family and has such a positive outlook on life with his future.

In the Office: Runs his own crew and loves affirmation during an after a job as pleasing our clients is definitely his main objective. Always eager to work and very punctual with customer communication and timeliness.

Outside the Office: Enjoys outdoor activities especially basketball, traveling and spending time with family. Bryan’s favorite hobby is working on or discussing cars or anything automotive. Member at Joy Church in Mt. Juliet TN

Nathan is originally from Columbia, Missouri. After college, Nathan wanted adventure and after much prayer felt God calling him to Nashville. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and is a Certified Personal Trainer as well.

Nathan is outgoing, energetic, and has a great sense of humor. He enjoys working out, meeting new people, traveling, discovering new music, hanging out with friends, and being committed to helping others  accomplish their goals.

Travis Spicer

Travis Spicer – Crew Leader

Travis is a native of Tennessee and graduated from Mt Juliet High School in Mt Juliet Tennessee and wrestled throughout.

No job too large as he always welcomes a challenge and has developed his own techniques at making moves seamless.

In the Office: Runs his own crew and always has a smile on his face even through the longest of moves. Pays attention to detail and really a perfectionist when it comes to protecting furniture or packing the truck. Member at The River Church.

Outside the Office: Travis enjoys the time spending with his daughter and family as they mean more to him than anything. Also enjoys meeting new people.

Travis spends his free time working out at the Gym or watching Sports with friends.

Nathan Loy – Crew Leader

Nathan is originally from Columbia, Missouri. After college, Nathan wanted adventure and after much prayer felt God calling him to Nashville. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and is a Certified Personal Trainer as well.

Nathan is outgoing, energetic, and has a great sense of humor. He enjoys working out, meeting new people, traveling, discovering new music, hanging out with friends, and being committed to helping others  accomplish their goals.

Chopper – True Friend & Mascot

He is an English and American Bulldog mix who lives a great life. He has always been a true friend and loyal companion. Chopper has his own doggie door in and out and gets along with everyone.

Inside the office: Truly a mans best friend, always anxious to play or provide companionship and always happy to see you.

Outside the Office: He loves playing fetch or tug of war, lounging around the house napping, Favorite food is peanut butter or peanuts, Playing with family and kids, Dog Friendly Charity Events

Athleticism:

From the early days of True Friends Moving Company we have depended on the athleticism and fitness of our movers to deliver the highest level of service to our customers. The core of our athletic values began with our President Chris Knowles, and the other True Friends that helped him start this company. When Chris started moving furniture for a living, he found that he was relying on his fitness and experience as a personal trainer while in college to get his customers moved fast and efficiently. It was his sports and fitness background that gave Chris his strong sense of camaraderie, teamwork, and an appreciation for the rewards achieved by hard, honest work. All True Friends Employees are given a free gym membership as an added benefit and encouraged to stay in top shape.

From our humble beginnings True Friends has grown to become a leader in the Greater Nashville Area moving industry due largely to the strength and ability of the movers we hire. The common bond we all share is a respect for fitness, hard work, and the challenges we face every day on the job moving our customer’s belongings from one place to the next.