Meet the Team
Jeff Cosgrove - Managing Director
Jeff is a Skyline alumni on his second stint with our team! He was a successful Skyline Account Executive from 2004 - 2010, earning various sales awards and establishing the Dayton market for us. He left to follow his entrepreneurial spirit when he purchased a local pizza shop and spent 6 years operating and evolving it into the Ol’ 42 Grub House. In 2016, he was gladly welcomed back to Skyline to serve as our Director of Sales & Finance. Jeff has a wonderful wife and 3 kids and enjoys coaching youth soccer. Jeff graduated from Bowling Green State University and has a background in finance and sales.
Interesting fact: An ordained minister in the past, I conducted the marriage ceremony of my brother-in-law and his wife.
Favorite quote: “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in 7 years.” (Mark Twain)
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
Janel Hedgepeth - Project Manager
Janel started with Skyline Exhibits of Central Ohio's project management team in the Summer of 2018. She spent 8 years working as a Procurement Specialist for a major hotel. She is excited to bring her wealth of knowledge about event coordination, asset mangement, and procurement to the trade show industry!
Interesting Fact: Janel was an award-winning chef.
Favorite Hobbies? Creating tiffany method stained glass & being with family.
Favorite Book? Ordinary People by Judith Guest
Favorite Quote? "They gave each other a smile with a future in it" - Ring Lardner
Marilyn Hayward - Project Manager
Bio Coming Soon!
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.
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)
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 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 - Designer
Adam began working with Skyline in May of 2014 in the Service Deparment. 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 a 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.
Favorite Food: Lasagna
Favorite Musical Artist: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Hobbies: Art, video games, and staying active… not much time for anything else.
Tiffani Hedgepeth - 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.
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
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 skill sets 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: Picture Cube
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 Manilow to Ozzy! People are surprised to learn he owns about 400 live concert DVDs (many of which are collectible). He 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
Ben Budd - Service Tech
Ben joined the Skyline team in October of 2018 and is quickly becoming a top service tech. Prior to joining the Skyline ranks he ran the Ol’ 42 Grub House. He attended Eastern Michigan University before graduating from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting. From teaching kids how to swim, to managing a restaurant, Ben developed a niche for assisting people. Outside of his professional life, he enjoys riding around the country, seeing the beautiful and unique landscapes on his Harley.
Favorite TV Shows: Prison Break, The Americans
Favorite Quote: "Life's A Garden, Dig it!" - Joe Dirt
Interesting Fact: Ben went to a different school every year form 3rd to 10th grade.
Favorite Skyline Product: SkyRise
Carl Arthur - Service Tech
Carl has lots of experience with heavy machinery and shipping. He loves to workout and is interested in many aspecs of self improvement.
Favorite Movies: Major Payne
Personal Hero: Ron Swanson charactor on Parks & Rec.
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