Meet the Executive Director of Waltonwood Royal Oak
Lance moved to Michigan in 1986. After graduating from high school on the west side of the state, he moved to East Lansing to attend Michigan State University. There he obtained degrees in psychology, and family/child services, as well as an elementary education degree from Spring Arbor University. After teaching in Lansing School District for four years, he became a stay-at-home father for his 2 boys and 1 girl. In his spare time Lance is an avid reader and enjoys fly fishing up north and out West, and of course, loves spending time with his children. Having been personally effected by Alzheimer’s, it was as if senior health care had been calling Lance to get involved and he did. Before joining the Waltonwood family, Lance spent the last six and half years as a Life Enrichment Director and as an Executive Director at an assisted living/memory care community in the in the Lansing area. He is dedicated to making senior person-centered care and safety top priorities. In addition, he brings with him the philosophy that senior living should and can be fun and have purpose.