In 2009, Lance started his work in nonprofits, helping launch New York City’s first safe house for victims of international sex trafficking. As President of I Am Second, he empowers people to tell their stories of authentic faith by creating impactful, influential media. Outside of the office, Lance is an avid outdoors men, but feels most content spending time with his wife, Hannah and three kids, Rosie, Charlie and Henry.
Prior to working with I Am Second, John built a career developing and producing media projects, many of which involved telling the personal faith stories of high-profile athletes. In 2008, John joined I Am Second as Vice President to manage the initial development and launch of the brand. Now in his tenth year with I Am Second, John continues to provide strategic, operational and tactical direction to our organization, bringing to bear his wealth of experience in media production, distribution, communications and marketing.John has been married for 34 years to his wife, Kathleen and has two grown daughters.
Melanie worked at a salon in Atlanta, taught English to refugees in Greece,mentored inner-city teens in Nashville, and traveled to Switzerland, Israel, and Jordan with Youth With a Mission before joining I Am Second. As Program Manager, Melanie oversees the Second Helping initiative, which provides aid and support to veterans, single parent families, seniors, those in financial need, and those affected by natural disasters.
In 2005, Angie Clawson left her teaching career and West Texas roots for Nashville’s music publishing industry, but found I Am Second instead. As a volunteer, she helped launch the I Am Second brand in both Dallas and Nashville. In 2012, she officially joined the staff as Executive Director of I Am Second Nashville, and was later promoted to Director of Strategic Relationships in 2016. Angie and her husband now live in downtown Franklin, Tennessee and love spending time with their four grown children, grandson, and friends.
Shelby was raised in Denver, Colorado by a single mom who taught her to value gratitude, independence and strong personal agency. She owned a digital marketing company for ten years while raising her own daughter, but found herself looking for a new direction and passionate about facilitating powerful life change, when she discovered I Am Second. As Director of Marketing, Shelby is committed to rising above the frenzied race for clicks by marrying bold, efficient communication strategies with thoughtful and compassionate consideration.
Derek is a Texan who got his tractor/heavy equipment license when he was 14. He began his career working with acclaimed ad agency TracyLocke before finding a home with e3 Partners and I Am Second. As the Creative Manager, he oversees the I Am Second Creative Team and generally makes dreams come true on the regular. Outside of the office, Derek enjoys being a husband and father to his twins Tristan and Gracie and his youngest Peyton.
Traci is a coach’s daughter who grew up playing sports all year round in Southeast Texas along the Louisiana border on the Gulf of Mexico. As Video Editor for I Am Second, she spends her days taking footage of people’s stories and creating positive, purposeful content that comes to life on the screen through movement and music.
Stephanie grew up in Dallas, but has lived around the world in Africa, Asia, Haiti and Spain. Stephanie balances her roles as a single mom and a full-time Art Director for the I Am Second Creative Team with strength and grace (and a lot of coffee).
Lucy serves as Community Relations Coordinator for I Am Second, engaging and supporting I Am Second’s virtual community through online correspondence and social media. She also supports I Am Second’s participation in live events such as Warped Tour. When she’s not serving the I Am Second community, you’ll probably find her acting and singing on stage.
Michal grew up in Warsaw, Poland. His early prep work for his life as an illustrator involved countless sketches of helicopters, spaceships and monsters. Michal and his wife, Justyna, moved to United States in 2005 to pursuit their dreams. He was introduced to I Am Second’s films in 2011 while working for Levi Strauss and Co. in New York City, and a seed was planted. Six years later, he joined the team as Graphic Designer to oversee illustration and art direction for I Am Second.
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