Team

Eric Schechter – President

The Plays I run at GAME – Head Duck or President-I have done it all from Duck Tagging to Strategic Planning.
Time in the GAME League – Been putting the FUN in Fundraising since 1988 and Cool In Your Pool since 2001.
Favorite GAME promotion/product – ePool® in your merchandising division will be one of the most time-saving, innovative products in the marketplace.
Favorite phrase, quote, cliche – Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered. (Maybe I should change this to a Duck acronym!)

GAME Fundraising Team (click here)

GAME Products Team

Steve Taylor – General Manager

The Plays I run at GAME – Keep the flock focused on what really matters: the customer.
Time in the GAME League – Since 2010
Favorite GAME promotion/product – GalaxyGlo
Favorite phrase, quote, cliche – You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.

Bob Ives – Vice President of Finance

The Plays I run at GAME – I count the ducks, not the beans.
Time in the GAME League – Since 2000 and too many characters to count!
Favorite GAME promotion/product – The Underwater Light Show™ and all of its variations: large, mini, twister, Kool-Light–A–Scope, fountain and dancing.
Favorite phrase, quote, cliche – I’ve got it covered.

Jennifer Dwiggins – Director of Customer Support

The Plays I run at GAME – Keeping the Feathers of the Ducks well oiled so they survive the harsh seasons.
Time in the GAME League – Been oiling the Duck’s feathers since June 2015.
Favorite GAME promotion/product – The Bluetooth Underwater Light Show – helps to get your party on.
Favorite phrase, quote, cliche – Don’t count your “ducks” before they hatch.

Jillian Costantino – Vice President of Sales

The Plays I run at GAME – Selling Ducks by the flocks and the occasional Shark!
Time in the GAME League – Since March 2016
Favorite GAME promotion/product – Blue Tooth Underwater Light Show
Favorite phrase, quote, cliche – Lead, Follow or Get Out of My Way

Michael White – Director of Sales of Specialty Channel & Marketing

The Plays I run at GAME – Finding as many new homes for the Ducks as I can
Time in the GAME League – Since June 2015
Favorite GAME promotion/product – Upcoming 2016 Bluetooth Underwater light show
Favorite phrase, quote, cliche – I’ll make it happen!

Stephen Heaven – Director of Product Development

The Plays I run at GAME – I make hotter Ducks.
Time in the GAME League – Since June 2016
Favorite GAME promotion/product – Giant Inflatable Derby Duck
Favorite phrase, quote, cliche – “Civilize the mind, but make savage the body”

Valerie Steinberg – Sales Account Manager

The Plays I run at GAME – Sell them Ducks!
Time in the GAME League – Since February 2014.
Favorite GAME promotion/product – GalaxyGLO! So many things to do with one product!
Favorite phrase, quote, cliche – Either I will find a way, or I will make one.

Fred Ghayour – Mass Sales Support

The Plays I run at GAME – Mass and internet sales support.
Time in the GAME League – Since September 2013
Favorite GAME promotion/product – AquaJet Fountain
Favorite phrase, quote, cliche – “The world is but a canvas to our imagination.” – Henry David Thoreau

Gabe Loncsar – Creative Services Manager

The Plays I run at GAME – I’m the guy that designs the stuff that our stuff goes into and then some. I also design the actual stuff.
Time in the GAME League – Seasoned veteran; free agent out of Chicago in 2001
Favorite GAME promotion/product – Just like the original Coca-Cola® and classic cars, there’s nothing like the original, classic Derby Duck®.
Favorite phrase, quote, cliche – Seek first to understand. Then to be understood.

Andrea Hamilton – Graphic Designer

The Plays I run at GAME – Making sure all the ducks are looking good on their boxes, online & on print!
Time in the GAME League – Since February 2015
Favorite GAME promotion/product – Light Up Flowers
Favorite phrase, quote, cliche – “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” – Dr. Seuss

Frank Zhang – Supply Chain Manager

The Plays I run at GAME – I make sure that all the ducks don’t get lost or delayed and reach their new homes on time.
Time in the GAME League – Since 2009
Favorite GAME promotion/product – ePool® Smart System – The Wireless Way to a Smarter, Healthier Pool™
Favorite phrase, quote, cliche – Be like a duck. Calm on the surface but always paddling like the dickens underneath.

Paul Hughes – Supply Chain Specialist

The Plays I run at GAME – Watching the flocks leave the nest and find a safe resting place.
Time in the GAME League – March 2008
Favorite GAME promotion/product – ULS Fountain™
Favorite phrase, quote, cliche – Humor is laughing at what you haven’t got when you ought to have it.

Michelle Knapik – Staff Accountant

The Plays I run at GAME – I help count the ducks.
Time in the GAME League – Since July 2007
Favorite GAME promotion/product – Floating Light Garden™
Favorite phrase, quote, cliche – “A woman is like a teabag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Joe Bernard – Operations Project Manager

The Plays I run at GAME –Delivering ducks, on time, within budget and scope
Time in the GAME League – Since June 2015
Favorite GAME promotion/product –Underwater Light Show and Fountain
Favorite phrase, quote, cliché – Operations keeps the lights on, strategy provides a light at the end of the tunnel, but project management is the train engine that moves the organization forward

Mary Stowe – Account Analyst

The Plays I run at GAME – I make sure the ducks are getting their duck dollars in a timely manner
Time in the GAME League – Since August 2014
Favorite GAME promotion/product – Outdoor Solar Shower
Favorite phrase, quote, cliche – The more the merrier.

Denise Garcia – EDI Specialist

The Plays I run at GAME – Making sure all our ducks are in a row in the technical world
Time in the GAME League – Since January 2015
Favorite GAME promotion/product -Galaxy Glo
Favorite phrase, quote, cliche – I would rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I’m not

Craig Spitzer – Purchasing Manager

The Plays I run at GAME – Accounts Payable/Purchasing
Time in the GAME League – Since February 2016
Favorite GAME promotion/product – Underwater Light Show Starship
Favorite phrase, quote, cliché – I do it because I can. I can because I want to. I want to because you said I couldn’t.

Yuqian Wang – Junior Product Development Engineer

The Plays I run at GAME – I feed ducks.
Time in the GAME League – Since May 2016
Favorite GAME promotion/product – Return jet light
Favorite phrase, quote, cliche – What’s meant to be yours will be yours.

Valerie Gale – Office Manager

The Plays I run at GAME – Greet, Connect & Assist Ducks
Time in the GAME League – Since June 2016
Favorite GAME promotion/product – Wireless Speaker & Underwater Light Show
Favorite phrase, quote, cliche – When there is a Will, there is a Way

Stephen Cooper – Sales Representative

The Plays I run at GAME – Duck Calls
Time in the GAME League – Since January 2016
Favorite GAME promotion/product – Giant Inflatable Derby Duck
Favorite phrase, quote, cliche – “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph” – Thomas Paine

Dana DeMarco – Social Media/Executive Project Coordinator

The Plays I run at GAME – Keep the ducks quacking.
Time in the GAME League – Since July 2016
Favorite GAME promotion/product – Giant Inflatable Duck
Favorite phrase, quote, cliche – Don’t be afraid of being different. Be afraid of being the same as everyone else.

April Toby – Customer Service Representative

The Plays I run at GAME – Delivering ducks, on time, within budget and scope
Time in the GAME League – Since October 2016
Favorite GAME promotion/product – Inflatable Derby Duck
Favorite phrase, quote, cliche – All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them -Walt Disney