New Associate Broker Lance Eaton at Zia Realty Group at 1475 Central Ave. #150 in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
Lance Eaton has joined Zia Realty Group as an Associate Broker.
“I met James (Zia Realty Group owner/broker James Chrobocinski) through Little League and when I decided to get my real estate license I went to James to see if it was a good fit,” Eaton said.
Chrobocinski spoke about Eaton joining his firm in downtown Los Alamos, during an interview Wednesday afternoon.
“I’ve known Lance for several years and he has proven to be a dynamic person who is very involved in his community and will make an excellent addition Zia Realty Group,” Chrobocinski said.
Eaton grew up around the business because he mother has been a real estate professional for 40 years and owns a real estate firm in Pagosa Springs. His father is a retired firefighter.
“I’m excited to make the jump to real estate,” Eaton said. “I’ve spent the past 10 years selling SAP software and services to companies around the country. Now, I get to stay home.”
Eaton was born and raised in North Texas. After graduating from Texas A&M with his B.S. and M.S. in Nuclear Engineering, he spent the next year supporting the nuclear power industry. He married in 1995 and his new wife Stacy got a job at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
The couple decided that Los Alamos was the place to be and they have been part of the community ever since. She is now Division Leader for Nuclear Engineering & Nonproliferation at the Lab.
After spending 11 years supporting the Foreign Analysis and Counterterrorism areas at LANL, Eaton decided to take a “leap of faith” and join private industry. He spent the last 10 years traveling across the country selling software and consulting services to companies of all sizes.
The Eatons have two sons who both attend Los Alamos High School. Hunter is a senior and Walker is a freshman.
“They both play baseball and I didn’t want to miss Hunter’s senior year … that was another thing that factored into my decision to go into a field that didn’t require a lot of travel,” he said.
Eaton has been active in the Los Alamos community for more than 20 years. In 2009, he helped start the Los Alamos Blast Baseball Club program to further develop the skills of the future Topper Baseball players. He served on the Little League Board for more than 10 years, and continues to serve on the Hilltopper Baseball Booster Board. He has coached hundreds of kids through his involvement in football, basketball and baseball for 15 years and has been an assistant coach for the Los Alamos Hawks middle school football team for the past three years.
“I am committed to continue my support of the Los Alamos community,” Eaton said. “I now look forward to supporting each client with my full attention and effort to make the entire real estate process as professional and as easy as possible.”
Eaton can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505.695.0442.