We’re so proud to work with each and every one of our staff members here at Donor Alliance. In our Staff Spotlight, we like to take a minute to share who we are and why we work at Donor Alliance. In this month’s staff spotlight, meet Lance Griego. Lance is a Tissue Recovery Coordinator at Donor Alliance and has been part of the team for just shy of 8 years.
This Month’s Staff Spotlight is on Lance Griego:
Name: Lance Griego
Position: Tissue Recovery Coordinator
Years at Donor Alliance: just shy of 8 years
Tell us a little about your role with Donor Alliance: As part of a team of Tissue Recovery Coordinators, My role here at Donor Alliance is to fulfill donor’s wishes to donate by surgically recovering cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and skin tissues from deceased donors for transplantation.
What do you enjoy most about your role/what’s the most rewarding aspect of your role:
The most rewarding part of my job is knowing that I have a direct impact on the community and positively changing people’s lives. Through the donation process people are able to receive life-changing tissue transplants because of the work I do at Donor Alliance. I find that extremely rewarding that not only am I able to fulfill a donor’s wish to donate, but also help someone in need of those grafts.
Tell us about a time at work that really moved you, most meaningful interaction you’ve had at a Donor Alliance event? Most moving experience you’ve been a part of?:
I don’t have a single moment I can think of, but I am moved daily by the people of Colorado and Wyoming’s willingness to help others through donation. I have been to conferences and spoke with many people in public about Donor Alliance or my role here, and repeatedly I hear people say that any way they can help others when they pass away, they want to be able to do that. I think that speaks volumes to the type of people in our two-state community.
If you could change anything about your life, what would you change?:
I don’t think I would change much about my life because everything in the past, good and bad helped make me the person I am today. But I wouldn’t be mad if I had won the Powerball when I was younger!
When you’re not working, what do you like to do for fun?:
When I am not working, I spend all my time with my family. I have been married to my incredible wife for 10 years and we have 3 amazing kids, ages 9, 6, and 4. I coach all three of their soccer teams in the fall and spring, so they keep me busy. I enjoy playing soccer and video games, when I have time. We really enjoy travelling and vacations anywhere warm and on the beach!