Meet Our Team

Brittany
What is your name?

Brittany

What do you do here?

I work in the Team Sales Department. I help customers outfit their teams and clubs with everything from team shoes to warm-ups to volleyball equipment and beyond. No matter the budget, timeframe, size or experience level, I am always happy to help and find it exciting to talk about new trends and technologies in the volleyball world while putting teams in exactly what they need.

I am also part of our Social Media Team. I write our blog, which can be found at http://www.allvolleyball.com/category/blog. This blog is about all things volleyball! Posts include product information, recipes for athletes, inspirational stories, motivational quotes and more...even special contests and give-a-ways! I’ve loved reading and writing for as long as I can remember (I even have a degree in English Lit) so writing our blog is one of my favorite things to do here at work.

Finally, I am developing the philanthropy side of the business called All Volleyball Serves. It is meant to encompass our values by helping others through the game of volleyball and beyond. By donating our time, talents and resources through acts of charity and volunteerism, All Volleyball Serves will better our community on and off the court – as well as boost our friendships among our coworkers!

What is the best thing about working here?

There are so many great things about working here it is hard to pick just one! One of the best things about working here is the atmosphere. I love coming into work every morning and seeing all my good friends. Everyone is always there for each other, no matter the situation. And because we work so close to one another, we all share in one another’s accomplishments and tough times. The good times FAR outweigh any other and we are all one big happy work family! Not one day goes by without laughing, usually so hard your abs hurt.

One of the best examples of the atmosphere here is the list of “rules.” There are really only two rules when working here: You must say “hi” to everyone once you get here, and you must say “bye” to everyone when you leave. Two rules that are so simple yet mean so much to us because it means that no one is left out. Plus, how many companies have owners who take time to talk to you every day because they are genuinely interested in you and your life outside of work?!

Three words that describe the culture?

1. Caring
2. Family-oriented
3. Supportive


Caleb
What is your name?

Caleb

What do you do here?

I currently manage most of our different digital marketing efforts. Specifically on these channels; SEO, Paid Search, and Email. On a daily basis I do not make most of the changes necessary on these different platforms but instead manage the efforts of our trusted partners.

I also manage our 3rd party marketplace accounts; mainly eBay and Amazon. My last minor responsibility is I do some minor design edits to our website.

What is the best thing about working here?

My favorite part about working here is that, since we are such a small company, there are so many different side projects and roles that I get the opportunity to fill. I really like the fact that I am able to learn so much while working here.

Three words that describe the culture?

1. Fun
2. Exciting
3. Unpredictable


Cameron
What is your name?

Cameron

What do you do here?

I have a few different responsibilities that I manage on a daily basis. Being the warehouse manager, my job is to keep the warehouse as efficient as possible. Keeping our products organized is extremely crucial, especially when busy season comes around. This allows our orders to be easily picked and shipped out on time. I also strive to keep the warehouse in a manner that can be well presented and easily learned. Along with these responsibilities, I handle the majority of our inventory receiving which means I make sure the right inventory is checked in for all of our internet and team sales orders while also putting away retail merchandise. Lastly, I lend a helping hand in our shipping department when needed. When things get extremely busy, it’s nice to help out and make sure everything gets done before the day is over.

What is the best thing about working here?

The best thing about working here is being surrounded by the amazing people. My grandparents, aunt, uncle, and co-workers set such a good example on how to manage responsibilities, work hard, and have a blast doing it.

Three words that describe the culture?

1.Motivational
2.Inspiring
3. Genuine


Christian
What is your name?

Christian

What do you do here?

I work in the printing department here at All Volleyball. Being a part of this department means I am responsible for printing numbers, logos, and/or names on thousands of items each year.

What is the best thing about working here?

The best part about working at All Volleyball is the atmosphere and the people. It’s a place that makes me wake up with a smile on my face and happy to come to work every day.

Three words that describe the culture?

1. Family
2. Inspirational
3. Uplifting


CJ
What is your name?

Christopher Jude (CJ)

What do you do here?

I’m actually not the newest team member, but I am one of the youngest (for now). Currently, I focus on re-arranging the store and play area. I like the messy look a lot. I also really enjoy all the little treats my co-workers keep for me in their desk. What a team!.

What is the best thing about working here?

Long lunches, lot's of play, hugs and high fives

Three words that describe the culture?

1. Family
2. Fun
3. Play


Corey
What is your name?

Corey

What do you do here?

According to my LinkedIn profile my primary responsibility is to manage the direction of the company and engage the heads & hearts of our team. In layman’s terms I spend my days casting vision, working on what’s currently broken (which could include a business processes or an actual piece of hardware such as a computer), what can be improved and supporting our team members.

What is the best thing about working here?

I get to see most of my immediate family everyday and I also frequently bring my little men to work (CJ & Kai). This is a benefit anyone that has kids can take advantage of and it reinforces our idea of “family first.” I also get to work and collaborate with my wife, Krista, on some of our new initiatives! The free lunches, snacks, coffee, soft drinks, video games and other perks don’t hurt either. God has richly blessed me and I faithfully believe building this company with my immediate and AVB family is true calling to do good works.

Three words that describe the culture?

1. Passion.
2. Camaraderie.
3. (Organized) Chaos.


Courtney
What is your name?

Courtney

What do you do here?

I work primarily in the office doing inventory for AllVolleyball.com. That entails working with our vendors to ensure we have the most up-to-date inventory as possible. This makes it much easier on the customer when they are browsing. It also ensures the correct availability of items. Like many people at All Volleyball, I also help work on many of the special projects that we have going on.  Those projects can range from simply updating product images to helping add brand new features to the website.

What is the best thing about working here?

There are so many “best” parts about working at All Volleyball! When you have such an amazing work environment it makes it hard to choose just one. Going to work here every day doesn’t feel like work at all. Everyone is happy to be here and loves what they do. When you walk into the office you tell everyone “Good morning” and before you leave you tell everyone “Goodbye”. It really makes a difference in just how good you feel after seeing all of your friends and greeting them. That’s what makes us feel like family, everyone is there to support and encourage you.

Three words that describe the culture?

1. Supportive
2. Energetic
3. Dedicated


Emily
What is your name?

Emily

What do you do here?

I manage order logistics which means processing orders that are placed on our website and then communicating with our staff, manufacturers and customers to make sure the items arrive quickly! I also manage and lead many special projects.

What is the best thing about working here?

The best part about working here is the environment and the people. We are all very close and we love working in a fun atmosphere. We also love to get together outside of work to hang out too!

Three words that describe the culture?

1. Family-like
2. Fun
3. Motivated


Estera
What is your name?

Estera

What do you do here?

I work in the warehouse where I am in charge of pulling, packing and shipping. I also handle inventory, making sure everything has a place and is put away neatly and clearly. Some smaller roles I play are assisting our retail store from time to time, handling phones calls and checking out customers. Currently I am working on a project which includes remodeling the warehouse to make it safer and more efficient. I also bring in fresh fruit every week for the office, to help promote healthy snacking.

What is the best thing about working here?

There are so many amazing things about working here! First being the owners, they are truly amazing folks! They have created a great company where it is actually fun to go to work. Their kindness and generosity inspire hope and it’s something I look forward to each day heading in. Secondly, would have to be all of my co-workers, because they are all very supportive and sweet and make this company run. It’s like one big family and it’s a blessing to be a part of.

Three words that describe the culture?

1. Family Oriented
2. Awesomely Fun!!
3. Inspiring


Evan
What is your name?

Evan

What do you do here?

I help anyone who walks through our doors find what they need in our store. I also help with phone calls and orders. I try to make anyone who comes in to All Volleyball leave with a smile.

What is the best thing about working here?

The Best part about working here is who I get to work with. I get to come to work and hang out with a second family pretty much. Everyone here treats each other with the same amount of respect, no matter their job level. And the owners are amazing and caring people.

Three words that describe the culture?

1. Dedication
2. Devotion
3. Pride


Haeley
What is your name?

Haeley

What do you do here?

My job title is Marketing Specialist but I help in many aspects of the business. My main responsibility includes managing our live chat program. I assist in content development and support other marketing initiatives. I also help out with projects around the office as needed.

What is the best thing about working here?

The best thing about All Volleyball is knowing that you are working with people who have your best interest in mind and genuinely want you to succeed. It is amazing to work with a group of people who treat you like family and lifts you up. We work hard and have a good time doing it.

Three words that describe the culture?

1. Inspiring
2. Devoted
3. Upbeat


Heather
What is your name?

Heather

What do you do here?

I work in the printing department. I take great pride in printing custom apparel for volleyball teams and clubs in addition to printing the fun wear and miscellaneous items that we sell here at our retail location as well as on our website. I also assist with shipping and receiving when necessary.

What is the best thing about working here?

There are so many great reasons to work here but if I had to pick a specific part it would definitely be the small company atmosphere. We all work so well together and since we are a small company we are able to spend more time with one another and have fun together.

Three words that describe the culture?

1. Dedication
2. Devotion
3. Pride


Kai
What is your name?

Kai

What do you do here?

My main responsibilities consist of playing in the nursery, “rearranging” the store, running through the office, eating, laughing, crying, yelling and loving on my entire All Volleyball family.

What is the best thing about working here?

I haven’t worked a day in my life, but the best thing about coming to work with daddy is getting to spend my day with Me-maw, Paw-paw, Aunt Sha-sha, Makenzie (my girl friend & boss) and everyone else here. They love me and I love them!

Three words that describe the culture?

1. Loving
2. Patient
3. Fun


Kara
What is your name?

Kara

What do you do here?

I work in the Team Sales Department assisting customers with their team needs. I develop quotes to display pricing on team apparel and equipment, help customers pick out apparel to fit their team’s needs, and process customer’s team orders. I facilitate and assist with team fittings that take place in our store. I also am in charge of running our Instagram account as part of our social media team.

What is the best thing about working here?

The best thing about working at All Volleyball is the team and family atmosphere. I found (which is hard to do) a positive environment where everyone works closely together, gets along with one another, and develops relationships with each other outside of work. I love that I can confide in, and call my co-workers friends. I love the support and guidance I receive everyday from my peers, and look forward to growing with All Volleyball.

Three words that describe the culture?

1. Supportive
2. Team-Driven
3. Hard Working


Kriss
What is your name?

Kriss

What do you do here?

My husband, Wayne, and I own All Volleyball. My "job" has always been bookkeeper but I've passed on that daily task and just oversee it now. Wayne and I still make many of the decisions in the company but have handed over the day to day decisions and operations to our very competent children and staff. What I hope that I do now is inspire, encourage, and support the people who work here by providing them with the tools and freedom to pursue their personal and professional ambitions.

What is the best thing about working here?

The very best thing about working here is that I get to spend my days with my husband, two of my three children and three of my grandsons (and grand-dog). In addition to that, there are days that I get to spend with my “other” grandchildren when they come to work with their parents. Besides seeing and spending time with family, I have the pleasure of working with my All Volleyball family that consist of some of the most loving, intelligent, friendly, fun loving and hard working people I know and have surely grown to love. As time has gone by I've come to realize and appreciate the amazing opportunity that I have every day to witness my faith in God and am seeing that He is guiding me, my family, and co-workers to reach out to each other, our customers, and our community in praise and service to one another and Him through this place we call work.

Three words that describe the culture?

1. Nurturing
2. Challenging
3. Inspiring


Krista
What is your name?

Krista

What do you do here?

Coming Soon

What is the best thing about working here?

Coming Soon

Three words that describe the culture?

Coming Soon


Laura
What is your name?

Laura

What do you do here?

My main focus is on our retail store. As the retail manager I am responsible for making sure our customers are satisfied and that our store is stocked and looking its best. My job also consists of answering phone calls, planning work events, managing our Pinterest page, and making sure our office is filled with the necessary supplies.

What is the best thing about working here?

The best thing about working here is how passionate everyone is about their job. We all take our positions seriously but also know how to have fun doing it. Like we say, “WORK HARD. LAUGH. HAVE FUN. LEAVE EXHAUSTED. Do it all over again tomorrow.”

Three words that describe the culture?

1. Active
2. Entertaining
3. Growing


Makenzie
What is your name?

Makenzie

What do you do here?

Currently, I am only on the schedule about once a week but I sure do get a lot done in that time. Most days I am here are spent with my Paw-Paw and Gram-ma. I keep the two of them busy taking walks when it is nice outside or playing Legos and Little People in the nursery. We also get to read books. I try to help shred papers or blow up volleyballs as much as I can but most of the time I am busy entertaining our staff, making them laugh or playing ring-around-the-rosy.

What is the best thing about working here?

I don’t really get a lot of work done but when I am here, it is my favorite day of the week because I get to spend it with my All Volleyball family. I love everyone here so much and I leave here every time completely exhausted but knowing that they all love me too! Also, Paw-paw gives me tootsie rolls all day long.

Three words that describe the culture?

1. Fun
2. Exciting
3. Exhausting


Matt
What is your name?

Matt

What do you do here?

I add functionality to the website, fix things that are broken, try not to break the things that are working, and make things look pretty.

What is the best thing about working here?

It's hard to have a bad day at All Volleyball. The people here are very genuine. They all smile and say hi when I walk in and everyone seems to like what they do.

Three words that describe the culture?

1. Friendly
2. Welcoming
3. Fun


Melissa
What is your name?

Melissa

What do you do here?

I work in the retail store. I help customers find what they are looking for in the store and make sure they are happy with what they are buying. I also answer the phone when people call and I do my best to help them out and answer all of their questions.

What is the best thing about working here?

The best thing about working at All Volleyball would be the people that I am surrounded by. I get to come to work and be with so many people who truly care about me and their job. Everyone is always so happy and positive. We are able to have fun and still get the job done.

Three words that describe the culture?

1. Caring
2. Welcoming
3. Fun


Molly
What is your name?

Molly

What do you do here?

I work in the Team Sales Department here at All Volleyball. My job consists of helping coaches, parents, athletic directors, etc. through the process of ordering team apparel from start to finish. My job is to make the process as easy as I possibly can for the customer so that I can alleviate just a little of the stress of ordering apparel.

In addition, I oversee our social media team. I work with a fantastic group of people who brainstorm and come up with endless ideas to create fun and creative ways for our followers and fans to continue to have entertaining encounters on our social media sites. I myself run Twitter and enjoy keeping up to date with the volleyball world and interacting with customers who have positive experiences with our company and brand.

What is the best thing about working here?

The best part about working here is that it is a small business and I am not restricted to one area of the company. I am able to dive in and experience everything that this company has to offer (which is a lot!). It has helped me grow into a valuable team member with knowledge and skills in all levels. Another fantastic aspect of the company is all of the wonderful people that I work with!

Three words that describe the culture?

1. Family
2. Service
3. Loyalty


What is your name?

Patrick

What do you do here?

I am one of the members of our Team Sales Group. I work with schools, teams, and clubs to prepare for their season in regards to their equipment, apparel, and other needs.

What is the best thing about working here?

One of my favorite things about working here is that we have a very passionate group of people that work hard on serving our community and philanthropic causes. We are all very passionate about improving our society and world.

Three words that describe the culture?

1. Fun
2. Passionate
3. Diligent


Samantha
What is your name?

Samantha

What do you do here?

Like most of the staff at All Volleyball, I wear many hats, but most of my time is keeping an eye on our bottom line. As the bookkeeper, I am responsible for paying the bills, collecting on purchase orders, processing payroll, and many other things. I also work on our social media team, managing our Facebook page. When I am not doing any of that, I also work as a manager, in customer service, as well as handle some order processing. And with all of that, I truly love what I do.

What is the best thing about working here?

There are many “best things” about working at All Volleyball. But, if I have to narrow down and pick one thing, it would have to be the owners. They are truly the best! They are the most loving, caring, thoughtful human beings I know. I started here right out of high school and worked all through college. Once I graduated I was offered a full time position! I have gone through many milestones while working here like getting married and having a baby. There is no blood relation but my daughter is their granddaughter. I have the benefit of bringing her to work almost every Friday of the year. And every time she is here, they spend as much of their day as possible with her. I am so blessed that my family can be a part of theirs.

Three words that describe the culture?

1. Challenging
2. Rewarding
3. Professionally-fun


Sami
What is your name?

Sami

What do you do here?

My main responsibility is taking care of our retail store with Laura. On a daily basis, I work with customers, both in store and on the phone, helping them with all of their volleyball needs. When I'm not working with a customer, I'm planning AVB events, taking care of our Google+ page, growing All Volleyball Serves with Brittany, and working on video projects for our website. You may even recognize me in some of our videos and product images!

What is the best thing about working here?

One of the best things about working here is that every day is different. Since we’re a small company, we are constantly working on projects and thinking of new things we can do to help our company grow. One minute we may be working on a video project, and the next we’re planning a huge event for our retail store. You never know what’s going to happen next at All Volleyball and it’s really exciting! Of course, the people I work with every day are pretty awesome too. I couldn't imagine a better group of people to call my work family!

Three words that describe the culture?

1. Inspiring
2. Family-Oriented
3. Passionate


Sammie
What is your name?

Sammie

What do you do here?

I work in the retail store. It’s my job to help customers when they’re shopping in store and to also assist customers on the phone when they call in with questions. I also work in the shipping department from time to time and help with various projects when needed.

What is the best thing about working here?

Picking one “best thing” about working here is difficult because there are so many! But if I had to choose one it would probably be the fact that I am always surrounded by good people. The people I work with are like family and they always know how to put a smile on my face.

Three words that describe the culture?

1. Friendly
2. Team work
3. Enthusiastic


What is your name?

Shannon

What do you do here?

I work in the team sales division, primarily in the warehouse, coordinating team orders once they are placed with one of our team sales reps. I receive shipments of team apparel, verifying the products are correct, and then transport the apparel/equipment to the right locations within our facility (ex. Place jerseys in the printing department for personalization). Once all of the apparel for the team order has arrived and the personalization is complete, I package all of the items on the order and ship it to the customer. I also assist with odd jobs and projects around the office as necessary.

What is the best thing about working here?

The best part about working here is definitely the atmosphere and the staff. We all work so hard, but have fun at the same time, which I believe is hard to find in most work environments nowadays. Everyone cares about each other and that shows in our daily interactions—both work related and on a personal level. I consider myself truly blessed every single day to be able to walk through the doors at All Volleyball and put in a hard day’s work alongside such an amazing group of friends and family (literally).

Three words that describe the culture?

1. Fun
2. Hard-working
3. Supportive


Shannon
What is your name?

Shannon

What do you do here?

I dabble in a little bit of everything – some days I am a shipper/receiver, some days I work in retail, some days I am a product developer/designer, some days I am human resources, and some days I am a buyer. But the biggest role I play at All Volleyball is being the self-described “Glue.” Not in the sense of holding the place together, but more like bringing the place together. As we have grown and added more people each year, it is very important to me that we retain that small, close knit family atmosphere. That is why it is always my main focus to make sure that each area of the business works fluently with each other just like we did when it was just the 5 of us back in the beginning.

What is the best thing about working here?

Simply stated – the people. I am truly blessed that I get to spend every day with my real family, my parents (Kriss and Wayne) and my brother (Corey), BUT that I have the opportunity to work so closely with the other people in the company who have become my family – not just my “work” family, but my true family. We all laugh together and when things are tough we cry together. The people that work here are the most caring, dedicated, loyal group that I have had the pleasure of meeting. Every day when I walk in these doors I feel extremely loved and cared for and know that no matter what the day brings my way I have my FAMILY to lean on…and there is no better feeling than that!

Three words that describe the culture?

1. Family
2. Fun
3. Loyal


Stephanie
What is your name?

Stephanie

What do you do here?

My role at All Volleyball is the Administrative Coordinator! I am responsible for processing bill payments, receiving vendor invoices, and also keeping track of our inventory daily. Each day I update the website with the correct availability of each item we offer. When I’m not doing any of that, I’m trying to assist fellow co-workers, as well as any other side projects that come along.

What is the best thing about working here?

The best thing about working at All Volleyball is definitely the team atmosphere and the people that provide it. Everyone loves what they do and the role they play here. I feel so fortunate that I work at a place that is family-based. There are even occasional days when I can bring my daughter, Lillian, and she loves it here as much as I do!

Three words that describe the culture?

1. Inviting
2. Enthusiastic
3. Supportive


Wayne
What is your name?

Wayne

What do you do here?

I have the best job. My wife Kriss and I own the company. I oversee the daily operations of the business which is pretty easy to do when you have responsible, honest, hard working people beside you in every aspect of the business.

What is the best thing about working here?

The best thing about working here is the people I get to work with. Everyone is fun, focused, and a pleasure to be around. It's a real team atmosphere.

Three words that describe the culture?

1. Fun
2. Friendly
3. Rewarding


Will
What is your name?

Will

What do you do here?

I currently help manage our digital marketing efforts, with my primary responsibility being on Paid Search. This includes managing and editing our Adwords, BingAds, and Yahoo Gemini accounts. I also have responsibility for managing our 3rd party marketplaces including Amazon, Ebay, and Jet. In addition, I help with market research to identify trends and discover new opportunities for All Volleyball to succeed.

What is the best thing about working here?

My favorite thing about working here is the atmosphere and the people. The people here make it fun to come to work and it’s awesome to work for a company that really cares about giving back to the community. Being a small company, there are always opportunities to work on projects outside of your comfort zone and that can be very exciting and rewarding professionally.

Three words that describe the culture?

1. Fun
2. Inspiring
3. Hard-working


Willy
What is your name?

Willy

What do you do here?

I spend most of my day keeping any eye on the team from afar, which is now from doggy-heaven. I miss the team, but I'm still there in spirit.

What was the best thing about working here?

Treats, walks and attention!

Three words that describe the culture?

1. Fun
2. Friendly
3. Loving


Wyatt
What is your name?

Wyatt

What do you do here?

When I get the pleasure of coming into the volleyball store, mostly I get to play in the nursery! I like showing off my skills to my coworkers too, like clapping. They love that one!

What is the best thing about working here?

Being able to spend time with my family and friends, oh and having my own ‘office’ (the nursery)!

Three words that describe the culture?

1. Fun
2. Family
3. Loving