Meet the Team
EXHIBIT GURUS WITH CUSTOMER SERVICE
CHRIS POTELICKI // SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Chris joined Skyline Exhibits as a Marketing Consultant in February 2006. Her extensive background in marketing, consultation, service and design contributes to her commitment in providing impeccable client experiences. Prior to joining the Skyline team, she was the Associate Director of Recruitment for The Art Institutes, an international family of design colleges. Areas of specialization included staff training, authoring presentations, and national portfolio development. Chris graduated from Kent State University with a B.S. degree in Secondary Education, Social Sciences and lives in Columbus with her three dogs.
2007 - 2015 - Sales Excellence Award
2014 - Global Sales Award - #1 in Global Sales
2013 - Global Sales Award - #1 in Global Sales
2011 - Global Sales Award - #1 in Global Sales
Favorite food? Spaghetti with mushrooms and Arrabiata sauce OR buffalo wings. Hard to pick between the 2!
Interesting Fact: I was a high school history teacher for 2 years after college and I flunked history in middle school!
Admired Individual? Ellen Degeneres. She inspires me with her humor, grace, love of life, and realism. She is a living example of someone making history EVERY DAY with her creativity and general wonderfulness.
Favorite Skyline Exhibit System? Exalt for portable and Envoy for clients needing a more intricate solution.
CHRIS BAIR // SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Chris comes with a strong background in trade show marketing. His experience began on the other side of the aisle as an exhibitor for nearly 10 years before becoming part of the Skyline team. Having been an exhibitor helps give him a different perspective on what might be needed for companies who might be new to exhibiting to help make their show successful. Part of his background also includes having been Co-curator at MadLab Theatre & Gallery for 10 years working with artist's and presenting gallery shows. Chris enjoys the creativity, fast paced environment, teamwork and attention to detail that ultimately leads to a successful show and happy clients. His free time is spent with his wife and two children camping, skiing or just hanging out at the park. He also enjoys playing music and photography.
2012 - 2015 - Sales Excellence Award
Favorite food? Anything Hot & Spicy
Interesting Fact: Is a licensed Ohio fishermen
Admired Individual? Hunter S. Thompson
Favorite Skyline System? Envoy
NATALIE BURWELL // ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Natalie started her professional career designing and buying print and advertising while attending the Columbus College of Art and Design. From there, she designed large format graphics for a trade show exhibit company. She then evolved into exhibit design and sales. That is where she discovered her passion for problem solving and assisting clients with winning solutions. “It’s all about the service. I’m right there with you from the start of the concept through to the delivery of the completed piece.”
Natalie continues to design for local non-profits and lends a hand to community fundraising. She also has passion for landscaping and decorating her 1920’s house, gourmet cooking, photography, hiking, blues music and rediscovering the world through her son’s eyes. She also hopes to someday display her paintings in a gallery.
Favorite food? Fire roasted green chilies from New Mexico. They are great on everything!
Favorite Musician? Keb Mo
Interesting Fact? I love trees. They appear in my artwork and I plan trips to seek out notable trees as often as I can.
Admired Individual? Wassily Kandinsky or Julia Child
TIFFANI HEDGEPTH // WAREHOUSE SUPERVISOR
Tiffani Hedgepeth joined the Skyline Exhibits team in Spring of 2016. Her background in sales, event planning, and program management have prepared her for the position of Warehouse Supervisor. Tiffani graduated from the University of Phoenix with a BS in Psychology. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, crafting, and volunteering.
Favorite food? Any meal that brings my friends and family together
Favorite insect: Dragonfly!!!
Hobbies: Running, yoga, crochet, and volunteering
Interesting fact: I used to be a roller derby referee.
CAROLE CROSS // PROJECT MANAGER
Carole joined the Skyline Team in November 2019 and has brought with her 15+ years of leadership experience in administration, design, marketing, communications, and strategy development. She’s a big-picture thinker, with the ability to capture the critical details needed to manage large creative projects. She’s also sales-minded, action-oriented and oddly very creative. Carole and Bob live in Delaware and have two grown boys, Ryan and Tyler.
Interesting Fact: Carole is a 12-year veteran of the Air Force and the Army.
Admired Individual: Condoleezza Rice
CARA NOSCHANG // PROJECT MANAGER
Cara joined the skyline team in the summer of 2019. She is highly motivated and is a real asset to the team as a skilled problem solver. Her experience in process development and solution implementation has been extremely valuable in improving our customers experience. In her free time Cara enjoys going to festivals with her family.
Favorite food? Nachos!
Hobbie? Cooking & Crafting
Interesting Fact? I have 7 brothers and sisters
Favorite Skyline System? PictureCube®
MARILYN HAYWARD // PROJECT MANAGER
Marilyn is our French speaking Canadian. She joined our team in July of 2018. Her background in graphic design, media and production made her a perfect fit with our trades show team. When she is not wearing her Project Manager hat, Marilyn loves being outdoors hiking, kayaking, biking and watching Columbus Crew soccer. Indoors, she loves cooking and watching all sports, especially hockey.
Favorite food? Indian, Italian and Sushi)
Interesting Fact? Went to a Montreal Canadians Stanley cup party after they won in 1993.
Favorite Past-time? Playing games with my family, especially during the holidays
Favorite Skyline System? PictureCube®
SPYKE FLEMING // DESIGN DIRECTOR
Spyke began working with Skyline in the Service Department but transitioned to the Design Team in the fall of 2012. He has a B.S. degree in Graphic Design from The Art Institute, and has been working in the field of visual communication for over 15 years. As Design Director, Spyke focuses on managing the production and workflow of the Art Department. When he isn’t designing trade show booths and graphics, Spyke does lots of home projects and raises two children with his wife and golden retriever, Brutus.
2016 MCA - Merit Award - 20x20 Woolpert - Citywooks
2016 Skyline Awards - 10x20 Best Inline
2016 Achievement in Marketing Awards - 20x20 Best Idea Rejected by the Client
2015 Exhibit Design Award - 10x20 Columbus Home & Garden Show
Favorite food? Pizza (Hounddoggs Pizza - Smokin' Joes Crust, Howling Hot Sauce!)
Interesting Fact? Was nicknamed "Spyke" at 2 weeks old by a friend of the family and has used it ever since.
Admired Individual? Tom Mersman
Favorite Skyline System? PictureScape®
TOM MERSMAN // SENIOR EXHIBIT DESIGNER
Tom earned a B.S. degree in Marketing from the University of Dayton and has a sales and marketing background in the industrial design and architecture industries. Having worked as a booth staffer at major trade shows for several years, Tom has a keen ability to translate exhibit criteria into functional, high-impact solutions. When not designing trade show exhibits Tom spends most of his time creating his own art and spending time with his dogs.
2014 Marshall Johnson Design Award - Designers Choice Exhibit
2013 Marshall Johnson Design Award - Best 20x20 Exhibit
2011 Skyline Art Production Award
2009 Skyline Art Production Award
2007 Marshall Johnson Design Award - Best Inline Exhibit
Favorite food? Shellfish
Interesting Fact? I once worked as a professional financial adviser.
Admired Individual? Norman Rockwell
Favorite Skyline System? Envoy®
ADAM DILLOW // EXHIBIT DESIGNER
Adam began working for Skyline in May of 2014 in the Service Department. In April of 2016, he transitioned into the Art Department as the newest Exhibit and Graphic Designer. He graduated from Shawnee State University with a B.A. in 3D animation. He is a problem solver and loves the day to day challenges that SECO has to offer. He brings positive attitude to the workplace, as well as love for various types of music. He has a passion for all things art and is a fan of DIY projects.
TODD CRUSE // DIRECTOR OF LOGISTICS
Todd has been Director of Logistics at Skyline Exhibits of Central Ohio since September 2003. As the Director of Logistics, he is responsible for the overall management of the Service Department and its day to day operations. Todd’s responsibilities include managing assets for all clients storing exhibits with Skyline, and arranging logistics for all client events around the world. Todd has a business degree in transportation and logistics from Ohio State University. Prior to working for Skyline, Todd managed a small office for a freight forwarder for ten years before Skyline stole his heart during a chance freight delivery.
Favorite food? Pizza
Interesting Fact? Despite being called Todd by all clients and coworkers, that is actually his middle name. Todd’s first name is really Dennis.
Admired Individual: Jesus
Favorite Skyline System? Envoy
VALERIE FREEMAN // SERVICE TECH
Valerie joins our team after 19 years as a Relator. Her many years of experience with sales and customer service made her a perfect addition to our service team.
In her free time she likes going to the gym, cooking, dancing, music and spending time with her daughter and loved ones. She is an avid animal lover and enjoys volunteering and traveling when she get a chance.
Favorite Foods: Pizza, Steak, Seafood
Favorite Music: EMD, House
Hobbies: Fitness and Reading
Interesting fact: Used to write short stories.
MARISSA HATFIELD // SERVICE ADMIN
Marissa is another that we have gladly welcomed back to our team. She initially joined Skyline Central Ohio team back in 2014, and returned in 2018. Her attention to detail and plethora of skill sets make her extremely valuable to several departments as Service Admin. In her free time she enjoys creating art, crocheting, and playing fantasy video games.
Favorite Food: Indian
Favorite Band: Blutengel
Interesting Fact: Has large collection of dead roses & flowers.
Favorite Skyline System: Exalt
JOSH GARRISON // SERVICE TECH II
Josh started working for Skyline in September of 2015 in the service department, after moving from his home state of Delaware.(Go Blue Hens!) Josh has acquired many different skillsets from the many different jobs he has worked. From being a manager at a McDonalds to assisting people with developmental disabilities, to making plastic bottles, to working as a contractor with Siemens...you get the point. Josh enjoys taking on new and exciting challenges in life and in the work place.
Favorite food? Sea Food
Favorite Movies: Star Wars, Yes I accept all of them!
Favorite Skyline Product: PictureCube
BRENT MILLER // SERVICE TECH
Brent lives in the village of Woodstock, Ohio (population 300) and enjoys country life very much. His music taste ranges from Barry Manilow to Ozzy Osbourne! People are surprised to learn he owns about 400 live concert DVDs (many of which are collectible). He also enjoys car shows and flea markets. He is married and has 2 boxers who are their 4-legged kids.
Favorite Movies: Back to the Future & Castaway
Favorite Skyline Product: Picture Cube
BRETT YOUNG // SERVICE TECH
Brett is originally from Michigan. He moved to Ohio from Tennessee in May of this year. He has experience in many fields, including Shop Manager of Auto Lab for 9 years, roofing and commercial moving. Before Skyline he was in retail management honing in his customer service skills.
Brett enjoys football, both collegiate and professional, and is a die-hard Michigan Wolverines and Detroit Lions fan. He also enjoy cooking for people, spending time with loved ones, and visiting new places.
Favorite Food: Steak, Seafood
Favorite Animal: Rottweiler
Favorite Skyline System: Envoy
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