Lance joined the Ontario Regiment and the RCAC in his home town of Oshawa Ontario in 2008. He completed his basic training, soldier qualification and Armoured crewman training with the Ontario Regiment by mid-2009. Lance spent most of his time in the CAF in CFB Gagetown working for the armoured school there from the summer of 2009 to September of 2011. In 2011 Lance left the Ontario Regiment and joined with the South Alberta Light Horse B squadron based out of Brig. James Curry Jefferson Armoury here in Edmonton. Lance was honourably discharged from the Canadian forces on January 30, 2013.
From 2011 to 2015 Lance worked in the oil and gas industry, primarily in completions as a wireline operator. Working in this field gave him an in-depth understanding of much of the day to day operations and extraction of Alberta’s precious oil and gas resources.
In 2015 Lance left oil and gas, mainly to do with the major economic downturn as did so many other Albertans.
In May 2015 the unthinkable happened, Alberta elected an accidental NDP government and we all know how that is working out for everyday Albertans. After the election of the provincial NDP government, Lance made it his personal mission to fight for Alberta on the national stage. During the 2015 federal election Lance worked as the deputy campaign manager for the successful bid of former Edmonton City Councillor now MP. Kerry Diotte to win the heavily NDP favored riding of Edmonton Griesbach. From 2015 to 2017 Lance worked for the House of Commons as an Assistant to MP Kerry Diotte.
Lance volunteered extensively for Jason Kenney’s unity campaign; he attended the PC policy conference in Red Deer and was an elected voting delegate for the PC leadership convention, where he of course voted for Jason as leader.
He lives in West Edmonton with his beautiful fiancé Alacja, a lifelong Albertan, and their two dogs, Harper and Bowser.