Team Page

Meet The HBi Collective Team

Leadership


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  • Who is Daniel?

  • SPORTS TEAM: AFC Richmond
  • FOOD: What's a week without nachos?
  • MUSIC: Chill-Hop while making the kids lunches in the morning, 90's Rock pre-workout
  • MOVIE: The Man From Snowy River 2
  • HOBBIES: Forward Movement


Daniel Bizzell

CEO & President HBi Collective                                                                          

The Industrial Design Guy and visionary of our next generation products and business.

  • Who is Julie?

  • HOBBIES: Singing, Gardening, and Hiking
  • FOOD: Tacos
  • SPORTS TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • MOVIE: No Way Out
  • HIDDEN TALENT: Sewing


Julie Huffman

Sr. Vice President

35 years of taking care of the important stuff with the HBi Team at Plant #3.

 

Service & Communications


  • Who is Grace?

  • FAVORITE SONG TO DANCE TO: Emotions by Mariah Carey
  • ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Rocky Road
  • OUTDOOR ACTIVITY: Hiking
  • MOVIE: Bridget Jones' Diary
  • SUPERHERO: Batman


Grace Roseman

Customer Service & OEM Sales Lead                                                                      

Your first line of contact for all things bought and sold within our collective brands.

  • Who is Tammy?

  • HIDDEN TALENT: Cosmetology
  • FAVORITE SONG TO DANCE TO: Let it Go (with her Grandkids)
  • TELL ME A JOKE: Why did the tomato blush? It saw salad dressing.
  • HOBBIES: Fitness, Reading, Singing, Photoraphy


Tammy Carpenter

Accounts & Processing                                                                      

The white gloves that monitors the team and process for your Online Wholesale and Direct To Consumer orders.

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  • Who is Patty?

  • OUTDOOR ACTIVITY: Sitting on the beach
  • MOVIE: White Christmas
  • SUPERHERO: Superman
  • SPORTS TEAM: Florida Gators
  • GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: My children


Patty Simms 

Customer Service Liaison                                                                      

Providing kindness and high quality service for all of our customers.

  • Who is Robert?

  • SPORTS TEAM: Duke
  • HOLIDAY: Fun Sock Friday
  • OUTDOOR ACTIVITY: Hiking and Snowboarding
  • SUPERHERO: Thor
  • BOOK: The Giver


Robert Russell

OEM Product Specialist & Business Development                                                                       

With his industrial design know-how, Coach Russell has a game plan to guide you through your narrow textile component development.

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  • Who is Charles?

  • FAVORITE OUTDOOR ACTIVITY: Beekeeping
  • HOBBIES: Planking and Parkour
  • HOLIDAY: Hump Day
  • BOOK: Go Dog. Go! (He will ask you if you like his hat)
  • PIRATE NAME: Poopdeck Pete


Charles Clark

Product Specialist & Business Development                                                                     

Our humble and effervescent product know-it-all. Reach out to Charles for a brand line review specialized to your company.

  • Who is Jacob?

  • QUOTE: "Do or do not. There is no try."- Yoda
  • FOOD: I like barbeque.
  • SPORTS TEAM: Charlotte FC
  • NICKNAME: Man on a Mission
  • SUPERHERO: Iron Man. He has the best suit.


Jacob Witke

Order Processing Specialist



An all-star in customer communication and sports analysis, Jacob is the guy you want on your team.

Operations


  • Who is Esther?

  • SPORTS TEAM: Saints
  • OUTDOOR ACTIVITY: Fishing
  • PIRATE NAME: Cut Throat
  • BUCKET LIST TRAVEL LOCATION: Thailand
  • GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Her son


Esther Lor

Plant Foreman                                                                      

Utilizing years of production expertise to keep lead times low, communication high, our employees safe, and our customers happy.

  • Who is Lindsey?

  • SPORTS TEAM: Duke Mens Basketball
  • HIDDEN TALENT: Can talk like Stitch
  • FAVORITE SONG TO DANCE TO: My Friends Over You by New Found Glory
  • Spirit Animal: Scooby Doo. Yes, this counts.
  • FOOD: Potatoes (precious)


Lindsey Geddings

OEM & Online Product Manager                                                                      

Key to modernizing our efforts and growth in both our OEM portfolio and Omni-Channel opportunities with our digital retail and industrial partners.

  • Who is Toby?

  • SPORTS TEAM: HOLIDAY: July 4th
  • SPIRIT ANIMAL: Blue Whale
  • SPORTS TEAM: East Carolina Pirates
  • ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • FAVORITE SONG TO DANCE TO: Night Fever by The Bee Gees


Toby Haas

Accounts Receivable Manager                                                                      

Our friendly Bounty Hunter and avid runner who will track you down, just to remind you that you over payed on your last invoice. Because all of our customers pay on-time. 

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  • Who is Anna?

  • BUCKET LIST TRAVEL LOCATION: Israel, Alaska, & Australia
  • FAVORITE FOOD: Indian Curry
  • SPIRIT ANIMAL: Bunny
  • NICKNAME: Banana
  • SPORTS TEAM: Duke


Anna Holloway

Accounts Payable Manager                                                                      

Self-professed Queen of the Accounting Department... surviving between the German and the Brain (aka Toby and Rhonda).

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  • Who is Rhonda?

  • ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Strawberry
  • TELL ME A JOKE: How do trees get online? They just log on.
  • PIRATE NAME: Captain Sassy Pants
  • GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Keeping 3 children alive until adulthood.


Rhonda Tankersley

Controller                                                                      

The Analytical brain of the accounting department.

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  • Who is Cheryl?

  • HOLIDAY: Thanksgiving
  • ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Vanilla
  • SPIRIT ANIMAL: Cat
  • OUTDOOR ACTIVITY: Yard Work
  • GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Having two sweet daughters


Cheryl Setzer

Accounting & Inventory Control                                                                      

Receiving all work orders and making sure all product is accounted for.

Marketing, Talent, & Recruitment


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  • Who is Mary?

  • SPIRIT ANIMAL: Pig
  • HIDDEN TALENT: Eating her weight in spaghetti
  • NICKNAME: Danielle
  • QUOTE: "It does not do well to swell on dreams and forget to live." - Albus Dumbledore


Mary Heindl

Talent Recruitment & Corporate Communications                                                   

Helping us build our next generation team, culture and product efficacy.

  • Who is Kendal?

  • Book: A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by Charlie Fletcher
  • OUTDOOR ACTIVITY: Hiking
  • FAVORITE SONG TO DANCE TO: Candlelight by Relient K
  • QUOTE: "That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it's worth fighting for."- Samwise Gamgee


Kendal Coffey

Graphic Design & Content Creation                                                                      

Showing the world the benefits and new features of our products through image and graphic content.

Production Team


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  • Who is Cliff?

  • QUOTE: Work smarter, not harder.
  • TELL ME A JOKE: Why did the chicken cross the road? To show the opossum it could be done.
  • OUTDOOR ACTIVITY: Cycling
  • MOVIE: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
  • HIDDEN TALEN: Woodworking


Cliff Coffey

Distribution Center & Weaving Manager 

A man of many hats, handling our yarn purchasing, recycling, and logistics for Hickory Brands, and of course our weaving department. Cliff brings his lifelong knowledge of the textile industry to our ever expanding team.

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  • Who is Diane?

  • SPORTS TEAM: Carolina Panthers
  • FOOD: Salmon
  • BUCKET LIST TRAVEL LOCATION: France
  • MOVIE: The Notebook
  • HOLIDAY: Christmas


Diane Eaton

Packaging Department Supervisor                                                        

Boss Lady and our honorary first Employee of the Year for her outstanding leadership and utmost dedication to her team and the company.

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  • Who is BJ?

  • HOBBIES: Working with animals
  • BOOK: Call of the Wild
  • NICKNAME: BiggDawg
  • QUOTE: A jack of all trades is a master of none but often times better than a master of one.


BJ Ward

Braiding Department Supervisor                                                        

Our resident expert of adorable Pitbulls (and braiding, of course). BJ manages the largest department in our Plant #3 facility with great care and long time expertise.

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  • Who is Anita?

  • OUTDOOR ACTIVITY: Gardening, Landscaping, & Hiking to Waterfalls
  • FAVORITE SONG TO DANCE TO: Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars
  • QUOTE: "What we do in life, echoes in eternity"- Maximus, Gladiator
  • FOOD: French Fries & Ice Cream


Anita Picklesimer

Shipping Manager                                                                     

Anita ensures all of your product is shipped out on time and handled with care.

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  • Who is Damir?

  • Damir is constantly innovating new machinery for our operations. He hopes you can plan a tour with us, so he can show what he is working on now and thinking of for the future!


Damir Softic

Facilities Maintenance Manager & Machinist   

The man MacGyver strived to be. He keeps our original machinery moving and builds new ones to produce our future innovations.

Intern Alumni


  • Who is Ricky?

  • BA in Business Administration and MBA in Business Administration and Management from Lenoir Rhyne University.
  • 2 Time Conference Champion for LR Bears Football Team
  • Chi Alpha Sigma National Athlete Honors Society

Ricky Hardson

HBi - American Legacy® Outdoor Sales & Key Accounts Intern Alum

Our brand and product representation for the 1923 American Legacy® Brand.

  • Who is Preston?

  • Graduated with he BBA in Management Information Systems from Lenoir-Rhyne University.
  • Starting Linebacker for LR Bears Football Team.

Preston Joseph

HBi - 10 Seconds® Team Sales & Key Accounts Intern Alum                          

Our Man for building opportunities with consumer retail and team products.

  • Who is Emily?

  • Working on her BA in Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication and her BA in Sports Administration.

Emily Snyder

Social Media and Content Creation - Janie Brand® Intern Alum

Our hip and in-the-know intern from Chapel Hill.

  • Who is Victor?

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude with BA in Marketing & Business Management and MBA in Global Business from Lenoir Rhyne University.
  • Captain of the LR Men's Soccer Team
  • Chi Alpha Sigma National Athlete Honors Society

Victor Cascon

European Businesses Development & Team Sales Intern Alum                          

Key contact and outreach for our growing international business.

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  • Who is Brooke?

  • GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Graduating High School with Associates degree at 17.
  • BUCKET LIST TRAVEL LOCATION: Bora Bora
  • SONG TO DANCE TO: Cotton Eye Joe
  • MOVIE: Napoleon Dynamite
  • SPIRIT ANIMAL: Dragonfly

Brooke Lawrence

Social Media & Marketing Intern Alum                                                                    

Bringing a fresh perspective and marketing know-how to social media content.

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  • Who is Dulcemaria?

  • HIDDEN TALENT: Correctly guessing what side a quarter will land on (99 out of 100 times)
  • SPIRIT ANIMAL: Alpaca
  • ICE CREAM FLAVOR: Moose Tracks
  • "Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." — Winston S. Churchill

Dulcemaria Coronado-Sanchez

Social Media & Marketing Intern Alum

Sparking interest in our collective brands through social media content with fun and flair.

  • Who is Gabe?

  • QUOTE: The bad news is time flies. The good news is time flies.
  • FOOD: Dumplings
  • OUTDOOR ACTIVITY: Snowboarding
  • SONG TO DANCE TO: September by Eath, Wind & Fire
  • GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Graduation college with honors.


Gabe Morgan

Industrial Design Intern Alum                                                                                        

Pioneering innovative products through creative exploration within industrial design.

  • Who is Valeria?

  • QUOTE: You miss 100% of the shots you don't take – Wayne Gretzky – Michael Scott
  • HIDDEN TALENT: Playing Piano
  • GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Graduating from college magna cum laude while having two part-time jobs.
  • PIRATE NAME: The Hilarious Captain Val


Valeria Calcamo Alonzo

Social Media & Marketing Intern Alum        

Bringing our collective brands to life through social media content with her photography skills and fashion know-how.