About: I make ideas a reality…. Its how I roll! I have three kids and an unreal wife that puts up with me. People knock off my ideas but I just keep innovating the world! And smiling!
Position: Designer/ Photographer
About: I am a designer and photographer for Laser Pegs. I have a BFA in digital video. I’ve always enjoyed taking pictures and video since I was young and could get my hands on a camera. I’m from Upstate New York originally but moved to Sarasota when I was a teenager. I went to college in Atlanta and lived there for 10 years. I’ve worked as a graphic designer in the Screenprinting and Promotional item field for about 10 years all while being a freelance photographer and videographer. I’ve made videos and tv spots for sports teams, Bands, Entertainment companies, Non 4 Profits Originations, and Documentary’s. I love to build, create, and play with Laser Pegs. You could really call me a big kid. Little known fact: I have a fear of E.T. Favorite Model: NED 7
Position: Graphic Design / Web Design
About: I studied film/video at Columbia College in Chicago Illinois for 2 years. I later graduated from the Illinois Institute of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Multimedia and Graphic Design. I love toys!!!
Position: Proofer, Model Builder, Manual Machine
About: Mark 'zombie' Worth, the Myth, the Man, the Legend, comes to Laser Pegs® from Sunny Southern California, where he worked as a guitar player, music video editor and mobile satellite television engineer for over 20 years. At Laser Pegs®, he is extremely detail oriented in making all of our model manuals and proofing all of our product packaging. He is also a master model builder from a young age. Favorite Model: Zombie V Guitar
Devin and Gavin
Position: Toy Testers
About: We are the face of Laser Pegs and their biggest fans. We love the Zippy Do’s most of all and we are the envy of all our friends because we are always the first to have the next best Laser Pegs idea.
About: I am the CFO of Laser Pegs Ventures and the Co-Founder. I have spent the last 15 years in the Finance field and have overseen the rapid growth of Laser Pegs Ventures. In addition to my involvement with Laser Pegs Ventures I allocate time to freelancing financial services. Jon and I share a family together raising 5 year old twin boys and an infant son as well.
Position: SVP Accounting & Customer Relationss
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Kenneth Godbolt Bailey
Position: Designer/Art Director
About: I have been living in the land of Laser Pegs for the past year and a half, building the creatures for the Mythology Kit, the players for the NFL kits, the speed daemons for the Racer kit and everything in between. I was born in Belle Glade Florida where I grew up and found my interest in art. I graduated from the University of South Florida with a BA in Fine Art. Since then I have worked for the Orlando sentinel as an online editor, as a teacher in the Orange County school system, and as a recreation leader and youth councilor for the city of Apopka for another four years. In 2004, I moved to Clearwater Florida where I worked as an inventory specialist for Drivetime auto sales for eight years.
About: I work as a toy designer here at laser pegs. After graduating with my B.F.A. in Industrial Design from The University of Kansas, I wanted to venture out of the Midwest and ultimately landed in sunny Florida. My passion for design started in childhood. I was always drawing or building with my own collection of construction toys. Now I get to design the toys too. I often draw inspiration from Japanese pop art, anime, and retro toys and games. You can usually find me drawing or playing video games when I’m not working. I live in Sarasota with my fiancé, Jeremy, and our dog, Violet. Violet is an obedience school flunky, but hopes to one day learn to roll over on command.
Position: 3D Animation
About: Better known around these parts as Ross, I am a graduate of the Ringling College of Art + Design where I received degree's in Illustration and Computer Animation. At Laser Pegs, I help to facilitate all our 3D needs. This includes logos, model kits, digital assets, game assets, and animation. Prior to joining Laser Pegs, I worked as the Art Licensing/Brand Manager for a well known apparel & content house. My responsibilities there included providing our global licensees with character style guides, art direction, and art & product submission approvals. I also served as their in house 3D generalist creating content such as 3D logos, product prototypes, trade show design/layout, and retail fixtures. My specialties include 3D character animation, 3D modeling, character design, storyboarding, and drawing.
Jorege Ernesto Reyes
Position: 3D Designer/Artist
About: I'm a 3D Generalist specializing in Video Games Art and Virtual Environments. I have a MA in 3D Design and another one in Game Development. Before I opted for becoming an artist I went from being a school teacher to be a traffic controller. I have worked and studied in Scotland, UK for the last 7 years and I'm extremely happy to be here in Florida. (Jorge gets the award for best office accent) Check out his work: http://jorgeernesto.carbonmade.com/ Favorite Model:
Position: Shipping/Receiving Warehouse Manager
About: I am the Shipping/Receiving Warehouse Manager. I have worked for Laser Pegs for almost 2 years. I’m originally from Indianapolis Indiana. I got married in 2001 to my lovely wife Ashlynn Lawson. We have been together now for 15 years. My last job I had was at Great Dane trailers in Indiana, where I worked for 12 years in the shipping/receiving dept. I’m a certified forklift driver and welder. I moved to Florida 3 years ago, got this job at Laser Pegs and have loved it.
Position: Hong Kong Operations Manager
About: Alvin Tam is our Hong Kong Operations Manager: Alvin oversees quality control and monitors Laser Pegs educational toy production in progress with our major suppliers and helps keep strict deadlines for shipments. This ensures the Laser Pegs light up toy line is consistantly available and ready for our retailers and customers. He has over 20 years of solid working experience in QC management.
Position: Graphic Designer
About: Bio Coming.
About: Jeremy Petty joined Laser Pegs® as an intern to assist with all sorts of important jobs in-house. From website development to graphic design and manual building, he is an asset to the company. “I was born and raised in Bradenton where I currently live. I attend the Art Institute of Tampa full time where I major in Web Design and Interactive Media. Once I graduate, I plan on becoming a full time Laser Pegs team member.”
About: Coming Soon
Position: Office Manager
About: I am a 2-year veteran with Laser Pegs Ventures, LLC. As Office Manager I assist the Owner/CEO in day-to-day communications with scheduling and office personnel and the duties thereof. I am the daily greeting/goalie for the traffic coming through the front door and over the telephone, the handler of first impressions and looming problems, director of inquiries, coordinator of meetings within the office, and invoice-er and follow through-er for domestic orders and account receivables. I have watched the team over the years and take pride in the enormous growth and activity that has come from every employee at Laser Pegs.
Position: VP of Sales
About: I come to Laser Pegs with over 25 years of sales and sales management experience in the toy industry. I chose a career in the toy industry after graduating from the University of Buffalo. My brother worked at Fisher Price Toys at the time. He had invited my family to visit him during Toy Fair in New York one year and I was hooked. My first sales position was with General Mills when they owned Kenner Toys and Parker Brothers. I sold Star Wars toys, Play Doh, Monopoly and many other iconic toys. Throughout my career, I have worked with a number of entrepreneurial and dynamic companies including Lewis Galoob Toys, Zapf Creation and now Laser Pegs. I am excited to be a part of the Laser Pegs team. There is an amazing amount of energy and excitement throughout our company. It is reflected in our product design and development, our attention to customer service and our relationships with our valued customers. I am looking forward to continually bringing the excitement of Laser Pegs to markets around the world and empowering the imaginations of children through our innovative products.