Visit the Hudl office and you won’t miss Lyndsey Haag. Not because she’s tall or has prime desk real estate, but because she has quite the voice. You’ll always hear her before you see her; but it’s the happiest voice, so we refuse to complain. We just wish we could be that excited all the time. It worked well enough when she was in support - coaches couldn’t be too upset with her on the other end - but the girl was born to do sales. Seriously, good luck saying no to that face.
“I was born in Johnson City, NY. My parents, Bill and Susie, are originally from Nebraska, but moved out there after college. I have one older brother, Luke. When we were growing up, he would chase me around the house, mostly because I would start a fight, but we’re really close now. I went to Catholic school growing up and played softball for 14 years. I am a lefty, so I was the slap hitter, and played first base or right field. I still love playing on slow-pitch teams in the spring and summer.
“I’ve always had a love for acting, so I did theater growing up and in college. I went to the University of Nebraska at Kearney where I majored in journalism mass media with a minor in Spanish. I graduated early from college, and went out on a limb by deciding to move down to Houston. My brother taught there, so I thought it’d be fun. I met my husband, Jordan, down in Houston. My brother and Jordan were friends before, which is a curse and a blessing.
“I first heard of Hudl while living in Texas. I applied while I was still down there, but it wasn’t until I moved back to Nebraska that I landed a Coach Support position. I started last April right after my little guy, Cayden, was born. Talk about the ideal job for a new mom. With unlimited vacation, I could take off if he was sick or if I just needed a cuddle day. Within the first day, everyone realized I have an abnormally loud voice. It’s kind of a running joke that everyone can hear me even if they are on the opposite end of the office.
“I just transitioned into sales at the beginning of March and am loving it so far. I’ve been to a few clinics and love getting the opportunity to talk with coaches face to face. Not to mention my territory includes some of the northeast states, which is my favorite part of the country!”
If you were allowed to name another person’s child, would you be traditional or think outside the box? What names do you have in mind? Why?
If I were to name another person’s child I would definitely do traditional. People with short and simple names are more successful in life. So I would go with Luke, Jake or Matt. If it was a girl, I’d go with something like Megan, Sara or Mary.
If you had to participate in one extreme sport, what would it be?
Freefly BASE jumping. I went skydiving in San Marcos a few years back and it was amazing.
If you could wear one pair of shoes every day, which shoes would you choose?
I would really like to say wedges or something super cute, but I would last maybe an hour. My two brother-in-laws work for Nike, so I’m always wearing it. I would have to say Nike Frees – something like this.
What’s your funniest Cayden story?
That’s a tough one, he is only one so I don’t have anything too funny yet. I would say every time we put him in his high chair to feed him, we will give him a piece and he feeds our dog, Peyton. It is pretty cute.
What’s the one thing that’s sure to make you smile every time you’re in the office?
I love lunchtime, when the whole company comes to Hudl West and it’s always so hectic. People are in line for food, playing shuffle board, ping-pong, darts, Pop-a-Shot, or just talking in the lunchroom. I love that environment.
If you could repaint any room in your house, what room would it be and what color would you choose?
I would probably follow the trend and do a chevron wall. I would paint it light pink and silver, in hopes the next kid is a girl.
What one invention would you un-invent if you could?
Probably those e-cigarettes. They are just as awful as regular cigarettes, except people are allowed to walk around with them in malls and other public places.