Waukesha Team Members

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"If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." --Henry Ford

 

Owner of waukesha franchise
Tim Lightner
Franchisee | CEO

A native of Virginia, Tim has fallen in love with Lake Country where he and his wife, Sheri, live. He is active in the community as a member of the Oconomowoc Rotary Club and the Oconomowoc Community Choir. He also serves on the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise advisory council known as TEAM. Tim has a daughter who attends UW-Madison, is happily married to Sheri and enjoys chasing their three westies. He also enjoys bow hunting, gardening, exercise, travel, cooking, history, bluegrass music, and Star Wars.

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Mike Franzese
General Manager

A native of Long Island, Mike came to southeastern Wisconsin to start a journey that is 100% his own. He started what he thought was "just a job" as a driver helping people move. He impressed customers and leadership alike with his extraordinary work ethic and motivation. He was quickly promoted to claims manager, handling tough situations and becoming a core team member. Now, a general manager in training, Mike is the backbone of Waukesha's success. The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK core value that speaks to Mike the most is “Integrity: to always conduct oneself with honesty and fairness.” In his own words, “Honesty can be hard to accept, but it gives a fast, direct answer. Doing what’s hard makes everything else easy.”

Skye Swirth, Operations Manager
Skye Swirth
Operations Manager

It’s impossible to be around Skye without breaking a smile. No matter the situation, his ability to lighten the mood and help people feel good about things is legendary. Skye invests himself in equally in the care of customers and employees, offering both the best possible TWO MEN AND A TRUCK experience. Key to his success is never viewing his position as a “job.” Skye says he enjoys coming to work and he strives to make the most of every day. Skye’s teammates say he exemplifies the core value of “Be your best and have fun.”

A “just get the job done” kind of guy, Skye doesn’t waste time second-guessing situations or complaining about something that happened yesterday. He likes to say, “Whatever happens, happens! Whether it’s good or bad, I try not to let it affect my performance or ability to do my job well. Consistency is key.”

This serves him well in his instrumental role of helping to exceed customer expectations and manage the day-to-day franchise activities through meeting established operating goals, standards, sales, and profits.

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John McKee
Operations Coordinator

John started with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK in September 2020 as a mover while working part-time as a manager at Arby’s. He was quickly promoted into the position of driver and left Arby’s to work for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK full-time. His strong work ethic and integrity earned him entree into interstate moves, and he eventually became a mentor/trainer for the franchise.

John has been recognized with the Safe Driver Award from TWO MEN AND A TRUCK International and received the top prize of $1200.00. Customers appreciate his strong attention to detail, kindness, and calm demeanor. His laser focus on safety issues keeps us running smoothly at 100%. His role of operations coordinator also resolves customer claims.

"John has definitely dedicated a lot of himself to our team over the years," said Mike Franzese, general manager, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Waukesha. "He was with me on my first pack job back in the day and showed me the ropes. His position dealing with claims can be challenging, but John doesn't shy away from difficulty. It's exciting to see him excel in his position."

Max Strek
Max Strek
Mentor/Trainer

There can be many nicknames amongst employees where they work – some that fit, some that don’t – but for Max Strek, his nickname around the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Pewaukee office is as fitting as it gets, and so is the job.

“I knew I enjoyed labor work and moving my body. That’s why I applied at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®,” said Max “the Boulder” Strek. Strek started out as a driver in 2020, immediately earning the nickname because of his impressive strength. Since then, he has been promoted into a trainer/mentor role and has taken on interstate moves.

Strek has guided more than 20 new recruits in his trainer role. He says it’s rewarding to see them become good at their jobs. “I enjoy showing new guys the ropes when they are willing to work and give it the best effort they can,” he said. “I strive to make a positive impact and lasting impression on everyone I come across. Making someone laugh or smile is a nice way to help the team stay energized and positive.”

The secret to his success? Strek says he got to where he is through consistent hard work and doing the little things that other people might overlook. “My dad always said, ‘How you do anything is how you do everything,’ and it stuck with me. You can’t just do great and work hard in one area, slack in others, and expect to be successful. You must work hard in all areas.”

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Nadia Tremblay
Controller

Nadia is our franchise group controller, managing the finances for all of our locations. Since beginning with TWO MEN IN A TRUCK in July 2016, she says her favorite part of the company is the positive environment. Her favorite TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® core value is “Be your best and have fun: To be the best professionally and personally while enjoying life and having fun.”

Nadia obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, reading, and traveling. Nadia is known for her kind heart, analytical problem solving, and desire to grow and learn as much as she can every day.

Heather Knight, marketing and communications, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK
Heather Knight
Marketing & Communication

Heather works with talented and engaged internal teams at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK to position and differentiate the franchises within each individual market. Her background includes marketing expertise in healthcare, franchises, retail, sports, nonprofits, hospitality, and gaming.

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Riley Cordier
Moving Consultant

Riley joined the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK team as a mover and was quickly promoted to a moving consultant. Part of why he was originally drawn to TWO MEN AND A TRUCK was because of the company's emphasis on promoting from within.

Riley enjoys playing baseball, fishing, pretty much anything outdoors, and helping with his parent's property back home. He is positive. goal-oriented individual with a willingness to learn and a desire to succeed. His exemplary customer service skills are often referenced in the company's five-star reviews, and he is a valuable member of the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK sales team.

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Alexis Moore
Bookkeeper

Alexis joined the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Waukesha team in June 2020 as a move consultant. She recently moved into a bookkeeping role with the franchise. In this role, Alexis strives to create healthy and sustainable growth while helping to move our people, company, and communities forward. Her focus is on good record-keeping and building financial acumen among the managers and team members at her franchise.

Alexis is skilled at creating open lines of communication between employees and departments. She believes open and transparent communication reduces silos and improves operations, employee morale, and customer satisfaction while reducing costs and promoting a positive culture and work environment.

When not at work, Alexis enjoys spending time with her two children, Jeremiah and Jerome, and her cat named Snowflake. BINGO, going on road trips, sightseeing and swimming are some of her favorite activities.