Moving Man -Spring 2019

by: David Creed

photography by: Nicole Harnishfeger

Sometimes your path in life doesn’t lead you toward the career you expect. Curren Huyser will tell you he’s living out his passion as the owner of Your Friend With a Truck, an island moving company.

But he never expected to be in this position nine years ago.

From left, Mackenzie Smith holding Braun, Troy Huyser, Curren Huyser, Riley Wynn and Mack McGrath of Your Friend With A Truck.

After graduating from Nantucket High School in 2010, he was packing his bags and preparing to start his college education at the University of New Hampshire as an environmental-science major.

“It’s crazy when you look back and you’re like, ‘Oh wow, it’s crazy how that happened’,” Huyser said. “I often look back and say, ‘Was it all meant to be?’ It’s crazy. I got a job as a mover in California by looking on Craigslist and went from there. There is a lot more that went into it. I’m glad it worked out so far.”

Huyser will tell you that life almost never unfolds the way you expect it to. After graduating from college in 2014, his passion for surfing brought him to California.

“When I grew up here I always said to myself I’m never going back to Nantucket,” Huyser said. “It’s too small, there is nothing to do, but the older I got, the more I realized this place is pretty sweet.”

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