- Account Services
- Business Dev
- Kyle KantnerPresident & PartnerKyle KantnerPresident & Partner
Given the option, Kyle Kantner would prefer to ski in Colorado about 50 days a year. In the last 10 years, however, only about three weeks of his life were devoted to the outdoor sport, which happens to be a favorite pastime for his entire family. Instead, Kyle divides his time between the demands of a growing family and Air Waves, where he works tirelessly to make sure the business continues to grow and stay healthy.
Kyle is super excited about the opportunities in this industry, especially during a time when brick-and-mortar is suffering and e-commerce is growing at unprecedented levels. Air Waves is focused on the latter, of course. With more than 20 years of experience in sales and technical operations for fulfillment companies, Kyle is uniquely positioned to lead and grow the business.
Despite his enthusiastic commitment to Air Waves, Kyle is also a dedicated family man with two sons. He is adamant about teaching them how to be leaders, some of which he believes they can learn while playing sports. But regardless of whether they excel in sports, he believes the leadership skills they acquire will make a long-term difference in their lives.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: Innovate or Die
- Dan KaiserChief Financial Officer & PartnerDan KaiserChief Financial Officer & Partner
Dan Kaiser is the detail-oriented numbers guy in the group. So it’s no surprise that he is responsible for the financial and administrative aspects of the business. Equipped with a degree in accounting from The Ohio State University, along with an extensive financial background, he has held numerous accounting, controller and operational leadership roles during a career that spans more than 30 years.
Dan joined the Air Waves team in 2011, and two years later, became a partner. He gets fired up about creating new things every day, along with the ability to get them to the consumer in a timely basis. You might say he is almost equally excited about the ever-changing Internet business environment. Turns out, these two scenarios play a big role in helping to drive continued success at Air Waves.
While Dan insists that his life is an open book with no surprises, many people don’t know that he was raised by his grandparents. Today, he likes to read and spend time with his two, grown children, which often consists of some intense board game competition.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: Accountants work their assets off
- Michele DelligattiDirector of Sales & MerchandisingMichele DelligattiDirector of Sales & Merchandising
Michele worked through the ranks at Air Waves, having started as a receptionist after an 8-year stint as a stay-at-home mom. Today, Michele has come a long way from receptionist to her current responsibilities as VP of Merchandising, key account sales, product development/sourcing and IP management.
Michele has an extensive professional background with retail companies such as Florsheim, Cacique, Eddie Bauer and American Eagle. For many years, she managed stores and led retail teams from Texas to Massachusetts . Today, her greatest skill may be the ability to develop and maintain business partnerships with key accounts. A high-energy individual who is openly excited about the opportunities at Air Waves, Michele is anxious for the leadership team to share their ecommerce expertise with traditional retailers.
Michele spends much of her free time with her husband managing their kids busy lives. Running them to their many activities such as swim team, music functions and Scouts to name a few. When time allows, she likes to volunteer in the community and venture to new places.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: Eat well and travel often
- Dan PaulyDirector of Licensed Art & Fulfillment Print ServicesDan PaulyDirector of Licensed Art & Fulfillment Print Services
Dan wins the award for being the leadership team member with the longest career at Air Waves. He started as a junior designer more than 27 years ago during a time when digital technology was still a relatively new phenomenon. Dan played a key role in on-boarding the technology that is commonplace in the organization today, and he worked to open up the relationship between the art and production departments.
Dan eventually switched his focus to Director of Licensed Art and Fulfillment Print Services. His current responsibilities include managing and creating design content for our licensed properties, as well as managing accounts and creating content for fulfillment-based clients. He is excited to see Air Waves grow and evolve as a leader in the apparel printing industry.
Outside the office, Dan enjoys biking and spending time with family and friends. He and his wife enjoy traveling and discovering local food and culture. His leisure-time motto is: A good cup of coffee on a cold day and a well aged bourbon anytime.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: Buy Local, Drink Local
- Kim BetzDirector of Account ServicesKim BetzDirector of Account Services
Kim is the bridge that connects the warehouse to the front office in order to efficiently satisfy the needs of our customers. By working with cross-functional teams, she's the key to ensuring our orders get sent out correctly and on time. Kim is a valuable team leader who makes sure that everyone’s voice is heard.
Equipped with a professional background in customer service and HR—and the incomparable experience of being a mom for 18 years—it’s no surprise that Kim’s greatest skill is working with people. In addition to being a good listener, she is adaptable, flexible and adept at working with teams. According to Kim, products and methods are secondary. It all starts with the people. So she believes wholeheartedly that a fun-loving team mentality helps drive the company’s success.
While not at work Kim tries to fit in time for yoga, paddle boarding, spending time with family and friends, volunteering for missions supported by her church, such as Youth for Christ, His Place and Street Church
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: Director of Happiness
- Earl StripeControllerEarl StripeController
I'm controller for the Accounting team.
While not doing that I enjoy doing things with my family and I'm currently volunteering as the President of POPArts at Olentangy Orange HS.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: Chance favors only the prepared mind.
- Kyle WellerMarketing ManagerKyle WellerMarketing Manager
I manage our marketing efforts across our corporate, e-commerce and marketplace channels to drive our direct-to-consumer and wholesale efforts. I joined Air Waves after 10 years of creative marketing consulting across various industries. My approach to marketing is highly influenced by process, and I'm obsessed with the intersection of data, customer experience and design.
Outside of work, my wife and I have two growing kids that consume a lot of our time. I'm an avid cyclist and enjoy traveling, great food and even better beer and bourbon.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: Question Everything?
- Alyssa WeeksSenior Manager of Business DevelopmentAlyssa WeeksSenior Manager of Business Development
In my business development role, I work to build up new accounts and new lines of business for Air Waves. Over the years my role has evolved with the company (which is one reason Air Waves is an exciting place to work!). I currently work directly with our largest wholesale customers to build curated assortments and collections across our in house brands and licensed assets. With that comes the opportunity to implement new processes that arise with the needs of our accounts. I also oversee our Groupon team to ensure we are pushing our latest designs on our best apparel.
Outside of work you can find me at the park with my dog, working out or exploring the Columbus food and music scene.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: Fur Baby Mama OR Snack Queen
- Angelique SpringSenior Merchandising ManagerAngelique SpringSenior Merchandising Manager
As a Senior Merchandising Manager, I collaborate with our teams to come up with new and fresh apparel designs. Based on the latest trends I work with our e-commerce and marketplace partners to place our designs on garments that appeal to both new and existing customers. I also work with other departments to help ensure we have a strong foundation for success.
Outside of Air Waves I like to read, cook and enjoy the outdoors.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: Will work for snacks.
- Kayleigh ShepherdSenior Merchandising ManagerKayleigh ShepherdSenior Merchandising Manager
I help to manage day to day operations with one of our largest merchandising accounts. This role involves merchandising events, developing new concepts for art, and trend forecasting.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors, kayaking and reading.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: I probably merchandised that
- Lauren AdamsGarment SpecialistLauren AdamsGarment Specialist
As our garment specialist, I work with our vendors both domestically and abroad to ensure our sourced garments are consistently produced and in line with our quality standards. I also spend a big part of my day "trend-spotting" to help keep Air Waves ahead of the curve.
When I'm not at Air Waves, I love to spend time with my family & friends. I also have the cutest chocolate lab named, Wrigley, who is as wild as they come! Traveling and trying new foods with people I love are some of my favorite things to do!
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: I like coffee with my oxygen.
- Lucas LladoHR ManagerLucas LladoHR Manager
I manage all things HR including payroll, all of our great benefits, recruiting and on-boarding. You'll likely talk to me first if you're interested in a career at Air Waves.
When I'm not in the office, I enjoy walking my dogs, gardening and cooking.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: Work Hard, Play Harder
- Clay KantnerIT Operations ManagerClay KantnerIT Operations Manager
I make things work. When there's a problem to be solved or a solution for a new idea, I make it happen. I pitch in where necessary around Air Waves to support Operations, IT and Marketing.
Outside the office I'm a low-end adrenaline junkie who enjoys scuba, motorcycling, flying, skiing, long walks on the beach and trying to set a good example for my kids.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: Distraction=Inaction
- Jenry PortorrealOperations ManagerJenry PortorrealOperations Manager
I'm responsible for managing the operations from production to shipping. Our team coordinates the processing of customers' orders, making sure they are shipped on time and 100% accurately.
I'm from The Dominican Republic. I'm a father of three beautiful daughters (Nicole, Camila and Emma) and have been married to my wife Michel for 15 years. I love running: I've completed two full marathons and multiple half marathons.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: Always be Yourself
- Sydney BrowneCommerce Merchandising ManagerSydney BrowneCommerce Merchandising Manager
I manage all apparel merchandising for our owned brands across our direct-to-customer e-commerce channels. I work closely with the marketing team to ensure our latest designs and garments are ready for promotion.
When I'm not working, I enjoy keeping up with my health and fitness, reading books, listening to music, and learning about real estate investing.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: Never Stop Growing
- Brianna ParrishSenior DesignerBrianna ParrishSenior Designer
At Air Waves, I illustrate and design graphics primarily for our women’s, men’s, and maternity collections, while helping out with kid's apparel when needed.
In my free time I love going to the dog park.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: Is it nap time?
- Shawn T. PriebeAssistant ControllerShawn T. PriebeAssistant Controller
I work my assets off for the Accounting Business Unit.
Outside of work you'll find me doing one of four things on the weekends:
- Spending time with my family
- Throwing rocks i.e. bocce balls
- Training for my next GRT (GoRuck Tough)
- Sharpening my accuracy at the range
Civic & Public Engagement:
- Member - Air Waves Debate Club
- Member - Genoa Township Debate Club
- Member - Business Advisory Council (BAC) Westerville City Schools
- Chairman - Genoa Township Business Association (GTBA)
- Chairman - Genoa Township Audit Advisory Committee
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: Facts don't care about your feelings... NEITHER DO I
- Eric PraterAccounting Clerk/Data AnalystEric PraterAccounting Clerk/Data Analyst
I work on accounts payables and receivables, data compilation, inventory cycle count tracking and reporting.
Outside of work I spend time working with an elite group of entrepreneurs and mentors, learning how to develop teams of business leaders.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: Try, fail, adjust.
- Karah GravesAccounts PayableKarah GravesAccounts Payable
I work on the accounting team to approve and code invoices, ensure all our business partners get paid and maintain our vendor database to optimize our business workflow.
I am avidly involved in my church's outreach programs. I love movies and music. I try to get to as many live music concerts as possible every year and I love to travel to new places as often as I can.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: My brain is 80% movie quotes, 20% song lyrics.
- Nicole BadikPhotographerNicole BadikPhotographer
As the Air Waves in-house photographer I photograph and edit all our garments so we have clean, compliant images for use across all our e-commerce channels and marketplaces.
Outside of work I like to spend time with family, friends and my cat, Toulouse. I also like to read, watch TV, and go hiking to find interesting places to photograph. My favorite thing above all though, is traveling. I can never seem to go enough places and discover the interesting things each place has to offer.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: Pizza is my Patronus
- Tiffani WilsonMerchandiserTiffani WilsonMerchandiser
I work with our partners at Groupon to deliver the latest trends across all our design collections.
I spend my free time with my husband and son, chasing after our two crazy pugs and training for my next half marathon.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: I'm only half crazy - 13.1
- Morgan MervenneMerchandiserMorgan MervenneMerchandiser
As a part of the Air Waves merchandising team, I work with partners like Zulily to merchandise our home, kids and men's collections.
When I'm not at work you might find me at CycleBar, online shopping or spending time with friends and family.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: He gave her the world, and she said, "I just wanted a vodka-soda."
- Liz PrioreMerchandiserLiz PrioreMerchandiser
At Air Waves I work on the Zulily team, merchandising kids and baby collections.
When I'm not at work I enjoy running, yoga and cooking.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: Must be in bed by 9!
- Cassie KuchanMerchandiserCassie KuchanMerchandiser
I work on women's plus and intimates apparel for the Zulily account as part of the Air Waves Merchandising team.
When I'm not working I enjoy running, working out, playing with my dog and hanging out with my friends.
Most likely to wear a shirt that say: Dogs before Dudes.
- Kaitlin StedtefeldMerchandiserKaitlin StedtefeldMerchandiser
- Jeanine MomeneeMerchandiserJeanine MomeneeMerchandiser
As a merchandiser at Air Waves, I work with our partners to merchandise our kids and infant collections.
When I'm not at work, I enjoy hiking through the beautiful parks in the area, trying new foods with my friends and family, attending concerts and working out or doing yoga.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: I just hope both teams have fun.
- Morgan HoyDigital Advertising SpecialistMorgan HoyDigital Advertising Specialist
I design and coordinate our social media posts and campaigns to help launch new products and engage our customers.
Outside of work I enjoy playing basketball, spending time outside and shopping for kitschy figurines.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: Call your mom she misses you.
- Alexis HenryLead Designer, Kids TeamAlexis HenryLead Designer, Kids Team
Within the Art Team, I lead design for our kids collections and assist in managing our licensing agreements with external clients.
When I'm not here, I like to relax with my husband, two cats, and our dog. I work on my own personal art projects and write short stories. I love to get outdoors and hike or play board games with friends.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: Remember, Spring swaps snow for leaves.
- Darby HepnerGraphic ArtistDarby HepnerGraphic Artist
I collaborate with the Art and Merchandising teams to design fresh, relevant graphics for our kids, infants and maternity collections.
Outside of work I like to spend time with friends, visit my family in Illinois and make band posters.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: Still listens to emo bands.
- Shaun HutchasonProduction LeadShaun HutchasonProduction Lead
As the transfer production lead, I'm responsible for our production schedule and inventory control processes. My reporting helps drive purchasing and merchandising strategies across all segments of our business.
Outside of work I spend time with my family and anything related to comic books.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: Nothing
- David HerfelGraphic Artist, Prepress TechDavid HerfelGraphic Artist, Prepress Tech
Along with developing artwork for various licensed assets, I specialize in production management efficiency and preparing our artwork for printing on press and DTG machines. My role helps us maintain a high level of quality control over our process from artwork creation to finished printed product. I take pride in my attention to detail and enjoy working with others, as a team, to meet the needs and challenges of our company. As an experienced team member, I enjoy sharing my knowledge to help my fellow artists learn new skills.
Outside of work I enjoy oil painting and photography. I play drums and percussion. My friends and I write, perform and record music.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: I Need a Nap
- Mike MannGraphic DesignerMike MannGraphic Designer
I work on the Art team to create high quality graphics for our owned and licensed brands. I help ensure our designs are print-ready to ease our production flow and keep things running smoothly.
Outside of Air Waves, I'm a family man and enjoy wood-working.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: The day doesn't start before coffee.
- Carlton WaltersSystems AdministratorCarlton WaltersSystems Administrator
My main tasks include network administration and engineering along with desktop and end user support. I help keep our technology running smoothly.
I enjoy hanging out with my beautiful wife and 7 kids outside of the office. I also love to do personal photography projects.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: Sys Admin, because Developers need heroes too....
- Hayden KnappSoftware DeveloperHayden KnappSoftware Developer
I work with our teams to maintain and create our proprietary software systems that power our business.
Outside of work I enjoy going to the gym and sleeping.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: I don't need glasses because I can C#
- Jhoanna DavidoffSoftware DeveloperJhoanna DavidoffSoftware Developer
- Selene CovosWarehouse LeadSelene CovosWarehouse Lead
I manage our production flow at Air Waves, ensuring orders go out on time. I work across departments to makes sure we meet our company goals.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family, playing music on different instruments, soccer and volleyball.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: Yes.
- Pamela JansoneCommerce Production SupervisorPamela JansoneCommerce Production Supervisor
My main responsibility at Air Waves is to stay calm and carry on. Over the last 25 years, I've helped manage our production flow and bring it up to speed with the latest in e-commerce fulfillment technology.
Outside of work I enjoy bowling, my two dogs, and my 3 kids.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: Stay Calm & Carry On
- Alejandro RosalesProduction SupervisorAlejandro RosalesProduction Supervisor
I work at Air Waves as a shift supervisor in our production facility. Air Waves is like a second home to me!
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and my hobby: cars.
- Robert MundyTransfer SupervisorRobert MundyTransfer Supervisor
As one of our longest tenured employees (almost 30 years), I've seen Air Waves change and grow over the years. Currently, I supervise the production of transfers and screens to ensure our printing process meets and exceeds our own high standards and the standards of our customers.
Outside of work you might find me playing cornhole and cheering on the Buckeyes and Blue Jackets.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: Ohio State
- Guadalupe HuertaProduction SupervisorGuadalupe HuertaProduction Supervisor
I've worked at Air Waves for 16 years helping to ensure efficient production and shipment of our orders. I help out wear needed on the production floor to get things done.
When not at work, I enjoy playing soccer.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: Yes.
- Irene HuertaShipping SupervisorIrene HuertaShipping Supervisor
Over more than 18 years I've helped ensure shipping and production standards at Air Waves are maintained at our high standards. My team and I work to ensure your order gets shipped accurately.
When I'm not at work I enjoy spending time with my 3 kids, shopping, eating, going to church and watching my son play soccer.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: Yes
- Tina PettryProduction SupervisorTina PettryProduction Supervisor
Over my 23 years at Air Waves, I've helped shape our current production practices and worked across multiple production functions. Currently, I lead our second shift production team and operate one of our printing machines.
Outside of work, I like to watch movies and listen to music. I'm a West Virginia native and have been married for 19 years.
Most likely to wear a shirt that says: Always be Yourself