Branch Manager, Tukwila
Lance joined TERRA with a strong background as an award-winning educator and coach of champion teams.
He spent the first part of his career as a junior high teacher and was part of the leadership team at his school for numerous years. He has been nominated multiple times for “Teacher of the Year” honors at the state and local level. In addition to teaching, Lance has coached competitive youth soccer teams for more than 16 years winning 4 state championships. Lance is a graduate of Central Washington University.
Lance and his wife, Jeannie, have two children (Parris and Ava). When he’s not working or on a soccer field, you’ll find Lance spending time with his family or getting in a tough CrossFit workout.
Tell me about your first job?
I operated a newspaper route for the Herald paper at the tender age of 11. My motivation was to make enough money to afford a remote control car I saw at Radio Shack. Once I acquired the money needed to buy the RC car I purchased the toy and quit the paper route.
What other professions would you like to try?
I’d like to try being a motivational speaker to young athletes and or a guidance counselor for elite athletes.
If you could possess any super power, what would it be?
It’s a toss-up between x-ray vision and having the ability to fly. Based on my commute to work I’d probably select the ability to fly. Not only would it reduce my commute to and from work, but it would be awesome to go and visit friends without having to deal with TSA (the lines at the airport).
What do you enjoy most about working in the staffing industry?
I really like the fact that every day brings new challenges and the opportunity to positively impact others. I also thrive off of the competitive nature of the industry and am excited to meet others in the profession.
Best career advice you’ve ever received?
I was told by a good friend and mentor to find a line of work that allowed me to convince others because of my convictions. This seems simple, but it really hit home for me.