Lance is from Northwest Illinois, where he started his career in agriculture working for a local dairy farm in high school. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and graduated with a B.S. in Agricultural Business. Lance joined the Air National Guard while attending college, and continues to serve today. He began working at First Capitol Ag as an intern during his senior year of college. He earned his Series 3 shortly after graduation, and began working full time as a broker with Kluis Commodity Advisors.