League Operator Spotlight: Erin Lacy – McAllen, TX
How long were you an APA member before deciding to become a League Operator?
I was a poolplayer for about 7 years and an APA player for a year. Our then League Operator started talking to me about being an LO and I KNEW it was something I would love to do.
What made you decide to look into becoming a League Operator? Was the process of becoming a League Operator difficult?
I LOVE POOL! So, the idea of getting to be around pool everyday sounded like heaven to me. The process isn’t difficult at all but, just remember this is a job interview. The APA is dedicated to finding the best League Operator for each area.
Briefly describe life as a League Operator.
Busy. There’s ALWAYS something going on in my League area. Whether its regular league during the week or tournaments and Singles Boards on the weekends. It’s a full-time job but because you get to make your own schedule you get to choose the times you work.
What do you most enjoy about being a League Operator?
My schedule. I’m a mom of two awesome kids. When I first became a League Operator my son was 1 and my daughter was 4. This job allowed me to spend days with my kids and work nights while they were sleeping. Now that they are 10 and 13, I can pick them up most days from school, help them with their homework and really have the time to be there for them. It’s extremely hard to find a job that can offer you that.
What advice would you give to someone considering becoming a League Operator?
Know your area. Really look into everything in the county(s) you are wanting to buy and set realistic goals for yourself.
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