Doorperson of the Month: Ryan Turner, The Lancaster
By Stephanie Racine | Staff Writer
Published July 5, 2018
Ryan Turner is the first doorperson of the month who’s so nice, he’s been selected for the honor, twice.
Turner has been working at the Lancaster, located at 201 Westshore Dr., since March 2016 and New Eastside News has been overwhelmed with nominations for him.
His fans will be glad to know he appreciates it.
“Not that I need to be recognized, but it feels like a good pat on the back,” says Turner. “It goes a long way with a guy like me,” Turner said.
Turner had been working security at TCF Bank when he decided he would prefer to work in a more residential environment, and found himself at the Lancaster.
“You develop friendships with people and chemistry,” Turner said, adding he did not have the perk working at his previous job working at a bank. “I love the fact that I know generations of people and they know me.”
“And I love the conversation, especially the residents with puppies, because you get
two-for-one,” he said.
Turner pointed to a recent exchange with a new resident. “She came and told me she was comfortable moving here because she saw a kid hug me, and she said, ‘That guy must be good and the staff must be great.’”
He said the sentiment was appreciated, though he still can’t believe what he does is a job.
“They actually pay me to be myself,” Turner said.
Outside of work, Turner enjoys sports, video games and spending time with his wife.
“I haven’t been to a hockey game and I definitely want to experience a soccer game,” Turner said. He also enjoys dining out at many restaurants in the city, but his favorite is the Original House of Pancakes.
“I could eat pancakes all day long,” Turner said.