Dan Lawerence - President/Owner
Dan Lawrence Enlisted in the United States Air Force on 15 June 1993 out of Orfordville, Wisconsin. After completing Basic Training at Lackland AFB, TX, he served as an Airborne Radar Technician on the E-3B/C AWACS while stationed at Tinker AFB, OK. In 1995, he attended the Air Force Academy Preparatory School (C-Squad) before starting his Academy career as a member of Cadet Squadron 02 (Delta Tau Deuce). He graduated in 2000 from Cadet Squadron 22 (High Flying Raptors).
2nd Lt. Lawrence went through UPT at Laughlin AFB, TX in October of 2000 where he graduated #1 in his class and selected Helicopters for his next track of training. After graduating pilot training at Ft. Rucker, AL in December of 2001, he went to Kirtland AFB, NM and was trained in the HH-60G Pavehawk, with a follow-on assignment to Nellis AFB, NV.
Captain Lawrence served in the 66th Rescue Squadron from October 2002 until May 2005, with two tours in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom where his crew earned the Air Medal with Valor for a 13.9 hour rescue mission in Afghanistan.
In June of 2005 Lawrence moved to the Air Force Reserves and served at the USAFA Prep School running Basic Training, teaching and Course Directing a life skills and character development class called “Pre-flight” where he was selected as top Pre-flight Instructor.
In November 2006 he attended Squadron Officer School at Maxwell AFB, AL and graduated #1 in a class of over 500 Company Grade Officers (CGOs), receiving the Commander’s Leadership Award. Additionally, in 2006, he was awarded USAFA’s CGO Reservist of the Year and Colorado’s CGO Reservist of the Year.
In 2007 Lawrence was hired by Lockheed Martin to lead the Theater Battle Management Control Systems Training section.
In May of 2008 he married the love of his life, a civilian USAFA Prep School instructor Misa Terahira.
He was honorably discharged from the Air Force in July of 2008.
In 2009 he left Lockheed Martin to pursue a business opportunities in the private sector and currently serves as President/Owner of TL Lighting.
Lieutenant Colonel Koh Terahira has served his nation as an active duty Marine for 28 years and is preparing to transition into the private sector through TLL in the near-future, to focus on lighting sales to the USG.
He started off in the enlisted ranks as a fiber-optic cable splicer and electronics technician and achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant when he attended the University of Colorado and transitioned to the officer corps.
As an officer, his primary assignments have focused in the infantry and intelligence communities where he deployed for over seven years of his career to designated combat zones.
His other qualifications include: Regional Area Officer, and Foreign Security Force Advisor. He is conversational in the languages of Dari, Pashto, and Japanese.
His military training and education is highlighted by the Master’s degree he received from the National Defense University where he was recognized as a Distinguished Graduate and Honors Thesis awardee.
Koh Terahira - Owner