Alumni Spotlight - Tommy & Payton Spence


Tommy & Payton Spence



Park View High School graduates, Tommy and Payton Spence, chose SVCC for the variety of programs offered and the opportunity for career preparation.

Tommy is a graduate of SVCC's Power Line Worker Program and works as a Class B Lineman for Lee Electrical Construction and loves his career choice. His wife, Payton Gwaltney, became a Licensed Cosmetologist in December 2016 and is self-employed with an extensive clientele.

Payton advises, “Practice Patience – you cannot be an experienced professional overnight. Always work hard. To be a professional, you will have to work long, hard hours, but it will always pay off in the end.”

 As a young married couple, both share the goal of accomplishing more in their professions: Tommy would like to move up in the power line field, and Payton hopes to become a Color/Balayage Specialist.


Learn more about SVCC's Cosmetology program here.


Learn more about SVCC's Power Line Worker program here.