Lonnie began his career in the Trucking Industry in 1986, running dispatch office of Springfield Ready Mix Concrete Co. He gained a rather swift and valuable experience managing a crew of 30 Union personnel on a daily basis. Lonnie moved into the OTR Trucking business from there, going to work as a Freight Broker for Gene and Don Christenson at CS Carrier Service in 1992. He then experienced the startup of Christenson Transportation where he has enjoyed an additional 12 years. He achieved his Certified Transportation Broker Certification in 2003 through an in depth program administered by the Transportation Intermediary Association. He was promoted to Operations Manager of Christenson Transportation Inc. in 2013 and then Director in 2015. He is a member of the Springfield ASA Softball Hall of Fame, for playing fast-pitch softball all over the US and Canada, with a trip to play against several teams in Japan in 1993. His hobbies now include golf, kayaking, fishing and spending time with family, including his first grandson.