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Meet the Madison team

Tim Lightner
Franchise Owner
Tim started the franchise in 1993 in Madison with one truck and two movers. He took orders himself and helped on the truck nights and weekends - working his regular full-time job during the day.In those early years, orders were taken by phone, hand-written in a paper book, and drivers called from pay phones in between moves. His growth goals were modest. "I thought if I could make it to three trucks in five years, I would have arrived," he remembers of those early years. "That seemed like a huge goal at the time." Today, the Madison franchise runs 25 trucks during the summertime and he's proud to have a staff of more than 80. His goals today, 20 years later, focus more on giving back to the industry, his community and developing his staff. "I get huge satisfaction," he says, "from watching our people learn and develop, and achieving their own dreams." Tim volunteers his time to the International Franchise Association, a group that helps promote the benefits of franchising and entrepreneurship, and has served as a panelist at an annual meeting of franchisors, hosted by Faegre BD, which focuses on sharing best practices and current trends in the industry. He was one of the first franchisees ever to be invited to be part of this event which traditionally includes just franchisors. When he's not working, Tim enjoys spending time with his wife, Sheri, teenage daughter, biking, and hunting up north.
Human resources manager lisa adkins
Lisa Adkins
Human Resources Manager
Our Human Resources manager, Lisa Adkins, joined our team in November of 2014. Lisa is an experienced HR pro, who started her professional career as a benefits manager for large national companies. Then her career took a backseat to some very important life work. "I was very lucky to take a sabbatical for three years to help care for my grandparents," she tells us. "they have been very influential in my life, and I hold them in high regard." That experience as a family caregiver led her to her next position working for a local homecare company where she spent six years as their HR/Office Manager. Lisa says she chose to work for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® because she was looking for a company that was goal-oriented and showed appreciation for their employees. "I wanted to make a difference," she says, "with a team that values the same things I do: integrity, having fun, and treating everyone the way you treat your own grandma." Lisa says she loves the camaraderie and support of our team. "It is a very positive working environment and it's nice to come to work every day with such enthusiasm and energy! I appreciate how everyone values work/life balance."
General Manager - Lisa Paley
Lisa Paley
General Manager
Lisa has been an integral part of the office for more than 14 years. In her current role as general manager for our Racine and Madison offices, she works closely with operations, finance, sales and marketing managers to ensure we're meeting our business goals. It's a big job with a lot of moving parts, but Lisa doesn't just survive, she thrives. "I love working here," she says. "Over the past 14 years, I can honestly say that each day presents different rewards and challenges. We are constantly growing and with growth comes change, and with change comes challenges. But I love being challenged and it's why I've been a part of this team for so long! We tend to have a competitive side to us in which we all desire to be the best. That means being a leader to our team members, in the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® system, in the moving industry as a whole and of course, in the community. We strive to be our best day-in and day-out. While at times that can be exhausting, the benefits of watching team members grow and excel far outweigh any of the negative." In addition to being busy in the office, Lisa is a busy mom to three girls. A native of McFarland, Wis., she and her husband, Chad, still make their home there close to family and friends. When she's not in the office, she and the family enjoy summer cookouts, boating, downtown Madison fun, travel, and skiing.
Moving Consultant - Becca Sibilsky
Becca Sibilsky
Moving Consultant
Becca has been a huge asset to our team since 2008. A native of Kaukauna, Wis., she made her way to Madison in 1999 to attend UW-Madison where she studied music education. While in school, she was a proud member of the UW Marching Band - so if you meet her, ask her about that adventure! Customers frequently comment on her exceptionally cheerful and helpful attitude with each and every customer. "What I like best about my job," she says, "is the people I work with and the customers. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is my second family, and I love going home at night feeling gratified for the help I provide to my employees as well as meeting and exceeding customer expectations." Becca understands that moving is a stressful time for our customers. "Knowing that we helped move them forward in life is a blessing to be a part of!" she says. When Becca isn't booking moves, she enjoys spending as much time as possible with her family. She also enjoys spending time outdoors gardening, fishing, flying kites, going on nature walks and photography. "I love capturing photos of sunsets, sunrises, storms and really cool clouds! In the winter, I like to max out on in-home projects like painting, reorganizing and remodeling. I'm starting to pick up the trumpet again too." On behalf of our entire team, thanks for all you do Becca!
Heather Simmons
Sales Manager
Heather has been a fantastic addition to our team of talented Moving Consultants! Prior to joining us, she worked at CubeJumpers, which is an IT company that serves small- to medium-sized companies. She was their event planner and director of marketing. Since joining our team, Heather consistently earns high praise from customers for her great attitude, friendliness, and professionalism. A native of Libertyville, Illinois, Heather moved to Wisconsin 14 years ago and makes her home today in McFarland. She says, "I am very excited to be working for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, and really have enjoyed getting to know the staff here so far." Her talent with customers is helping us receive positive feedback like this (yes it's authentic) email: "Just wanted to let TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® know that the two gentlemen who moved my mother-in-law on Saturday did an awesome job! They are a couple of hard workers and very courteous. Your company should be very proud of them! Please extend our thanks to them also." The Ward Family
Amanda (Andy) McCredie
Accounting Manager
Amanda (Andy) McCredie has been our company Accounting Manager since May 2014, ensuring the daily finances are in order – no small task! A native of Madison, Wis., she makes her home here, but made it clear she would move to Corpus Christi, Texas, in a heartbeat if we opened an office there. Prior to joining TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, she worked for WealthCounsel, a company that sells education and software. She says she likes working here because “The team is amazing. Always positive and quick to step in when needed. I also love my job: no two days are ever the same and I’m always busy.” When Andy isn’t chasing our team, she’s chasing her four young boys. “We do a lot during the summer,” she says. “Baseball, football, Olbrich Gardens, the pool, the park, the zoo. For my “me” time, I like to take walks with my boxer and plant things in my yard. This year I planted azaleas, weigelas, a magnolia bush, a bloodgood Japanese maple and a Tiger’s Eye Sumac.” Andy also boasts being a left-handed (10%) natural redhead (1.5%) who is female (50%) with blue eyes (16%). “These odds are only 12 in 100,000,” she says. “I can also play the flute and am fluent in Pig Latin.”
Sheri Rice, APR, Marketing Director at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK
Sheri Rice, APR
Marketing Director
Sheri Rice, APR, joined TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® to lead marketing for Racine and Madison in 2013. She holds her B.A. in Public Relations from the UW-Madison School of Journalism. Sheri spent 15 years in corporate communication/marketing, building a successful national media relations program for Wisconsin’s largest design firm and working at American Family Insurance in their strategic communications department. Project work included coordinating lengthy RFP proposal responses, submitting for design awards, speechwriting, feature story writing for a variety of media, pitching PR stories to national media, supervising photo shoots at Fortune 500 companies, and advising senior leadership about internal corporate communication. Upon leaving the corporate world, she began freelancing while also exploring the world of advertising agencies. As a PR/Marketing consultant at two agencies, clients included Zilli Hospitality Group, Building Advantage, Fleming’s Steakhouse, Mt. Olympus Waterpark, First Business Bank, Mustard Girl, and many more. Sheri recently worked as the Marketing Director at the UW-Extension Conference Centers in Madison while also continuing to consult. Her firm, Strategic Communication PR, specializes in helping clients achieve their short- and long term business goals through effective communication. Her clients range from iPhone app developers to caterers, and she enjoys working both locally and nationally. Most recently, she joined TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® to lead their marketing efforts for two franchise locations. When she’s not at her computer, you can find Sheri serving in Junior League of Madison, puttering in her garden and kitchen, riding a horse, teaching at Edgewood College, running, on the water or volunteering with the Wisconsin Westie Rescue.
Jake Dixon
Moving Consultant
Jake Dixon joined our team as a Move Consultant in 2015. Prior to joining our team, Jake was an assistant manager at Walmart, and a production assistant at DIXON. He hails from Milton, Wisconsin, but makes his home today in Madison. Jake holds his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Our culture and people (and frequency of great food) are what he enjoys most about working on our team. When he’s not providing excellent customer service, you’ll find Jake watching football, golfing, cooking, or hanging with friends.
Kelli McMillan
Moving Consultant
Kelli McMillan joined our team in April of 2016 as Moving Consultant, coming to us with a strong background in hospitality. She says she wanted to join the friendly TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® team “because of the sense of community, not only with how much we work with the community, but also the connections and feeling of community in the office.” Her people skills make her a natural with customers. “I like getting to work with customers all day and help make people’s moves as easy as possible.” A native of Edgerton, Kelli makes her home in Janesville and she’s currently in school while working. When she’s not studying or working, she spends a lot of my time with her family, especially her little brother and little sister. She also enjoys crafting, going to concerts, football games, hockey games, and cooking. We are very happy to have Kelli as part of our talented sales team!
two men and a truck operations coordinator
Cory Walker
Director of Operations
Cory is the Director of Operations for the Madison office, serving as the critical liaison between sales, moving crews, and customers. Prior to joining our company, he used his natural talent leading and motivating teams in the restaurant, construction, and transportation industries. He chose to join our team because he “wanted to start a career with company that demonstrated core values that aligned with my own.” In his position with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, he ensures moving crews consistently exceed customer expectations. Cory started as an Operations Manager before his promotion to Director of Operations. Now a resident of Madison, Cory hails from Missoula, Montana. He has a passion for the outdoors, where he enjoys fly fishing and hunting.
two men and a truck marketing coordinator
Michael Fiez
Marketing Coordinator
Michael Fiez stepped into the newly-formed Marketing Coordinator role in August 2016. Previously a sports journalist for Capital Newspapers, Michael holds his degree in mass communications from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. Michael was drawn to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® because he wanted to continue his career with a blossoming company built on servicing in the Madison community. Born in Verona, Michael has always had a deep love of Wisconsin sports, saying Badger football games with his father are among his favorite childhood memories. He also loves terrible science fiction movies and food. It’s the simple things in life, right?
Headshot of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving consultant Amyra Deering
Amyra Deering
Moving Consultant
Amyra joins the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® team as a moving consultant, bringing ample customer service experience after previously working as an auto claims representative. She hails from Sun Prairie, and studied business management at Madison College. Drawn to the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® family by the strength of their core values and the close-knit nature of their office, Amyra brings team spirit and a dedicated work ethic to the team. In her spare time, she enjoys time with friends and family, watching movies, cooking, and enjoying the outdoors.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK operations coordinator John Maile started as a mover before moving into an office position
John Maile
Operations Manager
John moves into his position as Operations Manager with ample experience with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® of Madison. He joined the company as a mover in March 2016, and worked his way to operations coordinator before his promotion in June. Originally from Wayzata, Minn., John was drawn to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® by the opportunity to directly impact people’s lives: “Being given the opportunity to be a part of people’s lives and help them move forward,” he said. Quick to a joke, John enjoys making people smile, working out, and engaging in other healthy pursuits.
Jackie Garcia
Sustomer Service Representative
Jackie, who started at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® as a mover in March, has moved into the office as the company’s newest customer service representative. Jackie will coordinate moves for customers, and customize the services to meet their needs. “I’m excited to work with customers and help them move forward,” she said. “I can use my experience as a mover to personalize services to fit our customers’ needs.”
Ken Harris
Moving Consultant
Ken joins the company as its newest moving consultant. He will provide knowledgeable and flexible services to take care of their moving needs. Ken previously worked as a mover, and brings his frontline experience to his new position. “My experience as a mover allows me to look at a customer’s needs and services from a different perspective,” he said. “I’m looking forward to putting the things I learned as a mover into practice from a different angle.”

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