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Our focus and values are simple:

  1. We believe we are in this together.
  2. We measure our success by your success.

With more than 20 years of guest worker visa experience, Labor Consultants International is a small army of passionate individuals. We strive to cut through the red tape of H-2A, H-2B guest worker programs to make it easier for employers like you to hire temporary foreign labor that you need. We also offer EB-3 Perm visas should that better suit your company.

Our four person leadership team has nearly 50 years of combined experience in H-2 processing. We have seen every situation, roadblock and victory in this industry. We are in the middle of every political, legislative and industry discussion and forum for these visa programs. Our group loves people, and works hard to make sure each client knows they matter. They matter not just as a client, but as a real person, with real struggles, pains and triumphs. We persevere when things get tough. We love our husbands, wives and children. But above all, we are friends united together for a greater purpose in serving our clients.

At the end of the day, we value our relationships and are interested in creating a genuine and lasting one with you.

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Our guarantee is that we will be available to you, positive in our interactions with you, proactive in our approach, informative, and there for you every step of the way.

Meet Our Team

Labor Consultants, h-2a, h-2b, temporary workers, seasonal employees, work visas

Terry Forrester

Owner

LCI was founded by Terry in 1998. Having an entrepreneurial background and extensive experience with the Forestry Industry, Terry saw a need to bring the H-2B and H-2A visa consulting process to the market. With over 20 years of experience In the visa process, to the ins and outs of the political and socioeconomic influences in the country, Terry has been a powerful voice in the industry. On a more personal note, you’ll be hard pressed to find an owner that cares more about his team. Terry knows there is more to life than business and leads by example. Everyone from our newest team member to all of our clients can feel it. Terry and his wife Keriana have three amazing girls, Parker (20), Paige (18) & Paris (15).
Labor Consultants, h-2a, h-2b, temporary workers, seasonal employees, work visas

Ashley Wright

H-2B Visa Coordinator

Ashley is the H-2B Coordinator for LCI. She has 7 years experience in both H-2B as well as H-2A visas. She is relied on to make our H-2B Season a success as well as serving on the LCI Leadership Team. Having been with LCI so many years, Ashley knows the ins and outs of the industry, and can solve nearly any problem our team is presented with. Ashley travels to Washington DC to lobby on behalf of our clients and wherever else she must to be up to date on all our industry. She has two boys she adores, Easton (8) and Cash (4).

Nicole Ward

EB-3 Visa Coordinator

Nicole is the PERM Visa Coordinator at LCI. Not only is she handling this intense visa process, she has developed the entire marketing department at LCI, and has 9 years experience in the H-2B visa program. Nicole is a true foundational piece of our company and her input on the leadership team is invaluable. Currently, Nicole is spearheading new growth at LCI. Nicole’s husband, Stephen, also works at LCI as well as her sister Ashley. Stephen and Nicole have two little girls, Rori (5) and Charlotte (2), that are the joys of their life.
Labor Consultants, h-2a, h-2b, temporary workers, seasonal employees, work visas

Amber Hodgson

Senior Account Manager

Amber has been involved with the H-2B visa program and all its intricacies for five years here at LCI. She has spent her time here over the last several years perfecting some of the most difficult H-2B submissions and industries in the country. Her ever increasing knowledge in the H-2B arena makes the entire company better. You are in the best hands if Amber is involved with your company. Amber recently married her husband Dylan, at a beautiful ceremony. She also really loves her pup.
Labor Consultants, h-2a, h-2b, temporary workers, seasonal employees, work visas

Monica Thode

H-2A Visa Coordinator

Monica has 4 years of experience in the H-2 Visa Programs. Currently Monica is taking the lead on our growing H-2A program. One of only a few team members that is currently working in both H-2A and H-2B simultaneously, Monica knows how to get the job done no matter what your company needs. No one is better at explaining the process and helping clients understand how the entire program works than Monica!
Labor Consultants, h-2a, h-2b, temporary workers, seasonal employees, work visas

Zack Cooper

Office Coordinator

After having worked as an Account Manager for four years, Zack is ready for his next step at LCI. Zack has moved into the office coordinator function and will be invaluable. Zack will use his years of experience to give all our incoming Account Managers a hands on, tailored training process to bring them up to excellence faster than ever. Zack will also provide any overflow help that any Account Manager needs to support the office. He is uniquely gifted to excel in this function and we’re so thankful to have him. Zack has four girls with his incredible wife Ginger.
Labor Consultants, h-2a, h-2b, temporary workers, seasonal employees, work visas

Alex Ward

Account Manager / Operations

Alex is relied on to help in almost every aspect of LCI’s operations. He developed the Quality Assurance backbone the office uses over the last 4 years. Currently, Alex has stepped into the Account Manager role as he continues supporting the office through his Operational duties. He knows every gritty detail of the H-2B Visa process and is a powerful asset to LCI. He is also involved in the creation and maintenance of our premier H-2/PERM software, powering the entire company. Alex has one son, Xander (8) who is his pride and joy.
Labor Consultants, h-2a, h-2b, temporary workers, seasonal employees, work visas

Stephen Ward

Business Integrator

Stephen is the Business Integrator at LCI. He began as an Account Manager for H-2B visas with us 10 years ago. Since then he has helped develop and grow LCI into the company it is today. He designed and developed the premier H-2/PERM software that is the engine of our company. He has traveled across the country meeting with clients and has been to Washington DC to lobby on behalf of our clients. He is responsible for making sure the team is strong and removing any roadblocks the office may have to make sure our clients are taken care of. Stephen is married to Nicole and has two daughters, Rori (5) and Charlotte (2).
Labor Consultants, h-2a, h-2b, temporary workers, seasonal employees, work visas

Stacey Sphuler

Account Manager

Stacey has been working with our clients in the H-2B program for two years now. Stacey isn’t satisfied with her work until she has done everything she can for each and every one of her clients. Stacey is the gold standard on how to be available and proactive to her clients. If you are lucky enough to get her as your Account Manager, know you will be taken care of at the highest level. Stacey has two kids ages (13) and (9).

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I'm very satisfied with the service and how the things are being handle so timely and the patience that you guys have with people like us since I don't know the steps about the process. Thank you so much. I will definitely recommend you guys.

Sunset Forestry

Being this is our first year, we are very appreciative that LCI is expediting the process. There is no way we would have been able to do this on our own. Stephen and Leanne have been outstanding, truly delivering A+ support the entire way. Keep up the great work!

Sunrise Lawns

We feel like we are in the BEST hands! What a wild season it has been thus far ... I don't know how we would manage without Amber. She is always on the ball and provides us with all the information needed to pass the next hurdle. I have been doing this for a while now and I still feel like I learn something new each step of the way. Thank you all for the time and effort you put in to helping us get our workers.

Cutting Edge Forestry, Inc.