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Buell Recreation - Commercial Playground Company 

Rachel Gora - Business Development Manager

Rachel, Business Development Manager, has been with Buell Recreation since 2010. Her experience and company knowledge provide our clients with superior outcomes on all levels of sales and support. As a mother and former Kindergarten teacher, she brings both a creative and practical perspective to her work.

Rachel works closely with clients, product advisors and manufacturers to ensure exceptional quality products and services. "We view every single opportunity to serve others as having the potential to positively impact many children and families. We do our best to engage clients in a consultative approach, partnering with them and learning everything we can about their unique circumstances...then we recommend the best possible solutions," says Rachel.

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Kati Radziwon - Territory Sales Representative - Oregon

For Kati, outdoors and play are just a way of life. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Kati grew up hiking in the mountains and playing multiple sports. As a former college athlete and mom of 3 boys, she understands the importance of physical activity for kids and has a passion for making it fun. A graduate of UC Berkeley and former CEO, she has a broad background in design, marketing, project management, and fundraising. Based in Oregon, Kati loves all parts of the process, from idea and conception to installation and enjoys partnering with organizations to achieve their objectives of an exciting and functional outdoor space.

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Joel Berman - Territory Sales Representative - Puget Sound Area

Joel is a growth-minded business development, sales, and strategy professional who is motivated by learning and innovation. With a background in board games and toys, Joel brings a playful and adventurous spirit to his work, along with a love for the outdoors. With 25+ years of experience, Joel excels in fostering business relationships and partnerships while developing creative solutions. He earned an MBA from the University of Washington Foster School of Business, and a BA from UCLA.

Joel's diverse experience in management consulting, entrepreneurship, and omni-channel sales, marketing, and development allows him to approach challenges with a fresh perspective while grounded in a general management approach. He thrives on continuous improvement, diving into tactical details, and leveraging market insights to bring ideas to life. As a Territory Sales Representative at Buell Recreation, Joel's drive, passion, and interpersonal skills contribute to designing innovative and engaging outdoor spaces for communities to enjoy.

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Trent Connor - Operations Support Specialist

Growing up in central Illinois where he rode bikes and participated in sports and summer activities, Trent has enjoyed spending time outdoors his entire life. He has a degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration from Western Illinois University and completed his college internship outside of Seattle, Washington where he first met Doug Buell. Prior to getting married to his wife in 2011 and relocating to the Pacific Northwest, he spent 12 years working on operations at a luxury hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona. In his free time, he trained and ran in half marathons and hiked around the Phoenix area, with some of his favorite hikes being in Sedona, Arizona.

Upon relocating to the Pacific Northwest, Trent continued his love of hiking - one of his favorites being Tunnel Falls on Eagle Creek Trail in the Columbia River Gorge. He also has enjoyed snowshoeing and downhill skiing. As a father of a toddler, he currently spends much of his outdoor time at playgrounds, greenspaces, and toddler-friendly hiking trails keeping his adventurous son as "owie" free as possible.

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