Our spotlight this week is one of our designers, Jake Ireland. Through previous posts, we have highlighted Jake’s personal passion for mountain biking and trail running! Recently, Jake attempted his first 100-mile run! 🚵♂️ 🏃♂️
“I entered the Saddles100 Ultra Marathon Trail Run in Prescott, Arizona. For it being my first 100-mile race, I felt great. Once I hit mile 76, I decided to take a short break to help me to the finish line. Unfortunately, I cut my race short at 76 miles due to nutrition and stomach issues. Although a bit bummed, I will attempt another 100-mile trail run and make it to the finish line with the experience I have gained!”
Jake exemplifies the importance of learning and listening to your body. 💪 Good luck on your next race, Jake!
Throwing it back in the day for National Boss Day to highlight Lloyd’s two wonderful leaders, Anthony Stevenson and Bob Milano, Jr.! 🏈⚾
Before his days at Lloyd, Anthony kicked off his career as a linebacker for Arizona State University. He has never been afraid to tackle the hard challenges on and off the field and that is one of the many qualities we appreciate in Anthony!
Next up to bat is Bob, playing catcher for the University of California, Davis. What a great catch he was when joining Lloyd 9 years ago! We appreciate Bob’s passion and the guidance he provides for the Lloyd team to learn from.
The Lloyd team thanks you for all that you do! 💼🏅
Bob, Zach & Patrick were in Cincinnati last week, undertaking field tours and on-the-ground (literally) educational sessions ⚽
The best learning experiences are gained by witnessing field practices firsthand and talking directly with the crews that do a fantastic job maintaining and preparing pitches for match day.
After visiting the stadium earlier in the day, the team were fortunate enough to see how the pitch held up to the rigors of an MLS match.🏟️
FC Cincinnati are kicking goals all round! 🥅
Our colleagues, Zach Plum and Zach Temple, had a blast watching the Chicago Bears face off against the Denver Broncos! 🏈 While Plum being a Bears fan, and Temple residing as a Broncos fan, this made for a perfect way for our team to get together for some NFL game day fun! 🎉 “The Zach’s” remain friends despite the result of the game.
In honor of National Coaches Day, we applaud our team members who transform into "Coaches" after their 9-to-5! 🎉🏆
One star is Justin Peterson, one of our Senior Associates. Justin's got a trophy case full of experience in wrestling, baseball, and lacrosse! 🤼⚾🥍
“I originally got involved in coaching because the teams were in need of help, but as a youth and former collegiate athlete, I realized it was important to give back and provide the knowledge and experience that I gained throughout my career.
My definition of a good coach is someone that can listen, has patience, and is willing to go the extra mile to help an athlete succeed. It is beyond just thinking about winning the game or match, but about focusing on both individual and team improvement. When coaching, I emphasize on the attitude and effort given by the athlete. A positive attitude and 100% effort result in victory no matter what the final score may be.
My role as a coach is tremendously reflected in my work at Lloyd. I love to mentor younger staff members and am always willing to put in the extra help on any project where is needed.”
Happy National Coaches Day to all, especially to the coaches who play a major role in the projects we work on!