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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).

Cheyenne Protz

H-2A Visa Coordinator

Cheyenne is our H-2A Coordinator. She is here to make sure our H-2A clients and team are healthy and successful. LCI is so grateful for her years working in nursing coordination at our local hospital and the experience she brings to running her team. Cheyenne has also moved our marketing efforts forward leaps and bounds with her persistent approach and artistic skills. She has stepped into these 2 challenging roles that will continue to elevate our clients’ experience. We are thankful that not much rattles Cheyenne. She knows how to push through the obstacles and challenges of the H-2 world.

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.

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).

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).

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.

Amber Hodgson

Senior Client Manager

Amber has been involved with the H-2B visa program and all its intricacies for six 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.

Monica Thode

Client Manager

Monica has 4 years of experience in the H-2 Visa Programs. Monica is 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!

Alex Ward

Client 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.

Dawn Forrester

Client Manager

Dawn works as an H-2B Client Manager. Our clients can be certain that if they are fortunate enough to have Dawn working with them, they will get the most accurate and reliable filings in the industry. Her background is in the Securities industry where there is no margin for error when her clients gave her the ultimate trust of their finances. She enjoys learning about people and the little details that make them who they are. These traits lend well to her job here at LCI as she can be counted on to take care of clients with accuracy and a personal touch. Dawn’s ultimate accomplishment is being mom to Kyle (23) and Rachel (15). We are all thankful to have her as part of the team.

McKenna Sphuler

Client Manager

McKenna works at LCI as an H-2B Account Manager. She is a hard worker that makes sure her clients are well ahead of the game. You will find Kenna staying far ahead on her clients' paperwork to stay nimble to address any changes that the government might throw at us. McKenna likes to be on her toes, and loves the fast paced ever changing environment of the H-2 programs. Everyone loves McKenna here at the office, and you will too given the chance to work with her.

Barbara Lyon

Client Manager

LCI is very lucky to have snagged Barb to join our team. Barb has some incredible experience under her belt having run a Toni & Guy College with her own team for many years. Her experiences are what make her such a great H-2B Account Manager. She will never let anything fall through the cracks, and will always be proactively making sure our clients are taken care of. To work with Barb is to experience patience under fire, and a refreshingly optimistic outlook on life. Both our team and our clients know Barb is in their corner no matter what.

Stacey Sphuler

Client Manager

Stacey has been working with our clients in the H-2B program for three 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).

Katelyn Beaugrand

Client Manager

Katelyn works as an H-2B Account Manager here at LCI. She has vast experience in juggling people and personalities from all walks of life. Her never quit and hard working attitude is a huge asset to our team and to our clients. Katelyn is incredibly patient and an optimistic force for good things to happen. Her excellent organizational skills and ability to roll with the punches makes her perfect in her role, guiding clients through this difficult H-2B world.

Jenny Duncan

Client Manager

Jenny is an H-2B Account Manager here at LCI. Jenny will be the ally you want on your team as you navigate this visa process. She is a natural communicator and relater and will work to know your business as well as you do. Jenny is our resident Communications Major and a pleasure to work alongside. She is always quick to offer a smile and a word of encouragement; she’s our ray of sunshine. She is an avid outdoors woman, crafting guru, Autumn aficionado, Pumpkin Spice lover, and Rock Band Master. Jenny is the Mom of two amazing young adults and has been married to her husband for over 20 years. Together with their 2 dogs they complete a family with all J names which they affectionally call the JDunc’s.

Annika Green

Client Manager

If you call in to LCI, you’ll most likely be talking to Annika before anyone else. Annika actually has 2 positions here at LCI. She runs the hub of communications as clients are calling in, as well as acting as an H-2B Account Manager. She is a hard worker and moves between both roles like a pro. Annika is sharp and retains information rapidly, which is a huge asset in a shifting political and legislative environment. Being incredibly articulate, she is able to help you work through the problems facing your business and help with a solution. Annika is married and lives here in Coeur d’Alene with her husband Eric.

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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.

For several years in the late-90s and early-2000s, we used the H2-B program with limited success. We processed the application ourselves, our workers were always delayed, and there was no guarantee that the resources we put in would actually yield any visa employees. So we left the program and went back to local recruiting efforts. After years of frustration with employee turnover and poor performance, we decided to venture into the visa program again. We were referred by another one of our clients to attend the [LCI annual conference] and have been clients ever since. LCI makes the process very easy while also bettering our results. In the five years we’ve been with LCI, the 2020 pandemic season was the only one we didn’t get workers. Even when we’ve been capped out, LCI keeps fighting to get our workers.

Of our eighty employees, we have twenty-five H2-B workers. They are the backbone of our labor force as many operate as crew leaders and drivers. Their dependability in regards to showing up everyday ready to work make running our company immensely easier and more profitable. Most of our H2-B guys were sons and brothers of our existing employees, simply expanding the families that already work with Baxter Gardens. We wouldn’t be as successful as we are without the H2-B program.

Baxter Gardens

"We love working with [LCI], you make the process so much more manageable!"

Lockhart Honey Farms