The Gator Garb Team

Behind every successful organization is a quality team. The staff at Gator Garb Promotions strives to deliver the absolute best in customer service when promoting your brand. We're professional and down-to-earth but know how to have a little fun along the way. We look forward to working with your business on finding the right promotional, marketing, or advertising products to fit your needs!

Fred Stark

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Fred Stark

Founder

AKA: Starky, Auggie
HOMETOWN: Bangor, Wisconsin
HOBBIES: Golf, boating, traveling, and spending time at our cottage with family
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, Milwaukee Brewers

I started the company 20 years ago, and am currently transitioning from owner/manager/salesman to being a salesman and developer of new business. Gator Garb is a goal-driven company with an exciting future! A young group of energetic salespeople, along which an outstanding internal support staff, puts the company in a position to support our great customer base.

I would like to thank all of the great customers we have served over my 20 years of doing business as Gator Garb Promotions. Your support has helped us grow into one of the premier promotional companies in the Midwest. Thank you!


Fred Stark

Cole Stark

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Cole Stark

Owner

AKA: Starkman, Starkman5000, Starky
HOMETOWN: Eau Claire, Wisconsin
HOBBIES: Golfing, traveling (especially with his wife, Kirsten), spending time with family and friends, downhill skiing, and hanging out at the cabin
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: Packers and all Badger teams
SOMETHING NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT ME: Rory, my miniture golden retriever, is my best bud and hangs out at the office every day!

Cole joined the family business after graduating from UW-Eau Claire in 2008. Since then he has assumed an ownership role at Gator Garb. Most people who meet Cole learn quickly of his love of golf. "I love watching golf - it’s my favorite thing to watch on TV. The Masters is the best event in all of sports and I even installed a TV in my office for Masters Week!" His favorite part of his job is working with clients and the team at Gator Garb. "It’s really fun to have a job where we can be creative as a team, and have fun, all while helping our cleints grow their businesses!"

Cole Stark

John O'Brien

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John O'Brien

National Key Accounts Sales Manager

AKA: OB
HOMETOWN: Eau Claire, Wisconsin
HOBBIES: Watching his son and daughter compete in sports, golfing, hiking, waterskiing, camping, and traveling
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: Green Bay Packers
SOMETHING NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT ME: I am a former world record holder in barefoot waterskiing.

John has been part of the Gator Garb team since 2007. He is typically found outside of the office meeting with prospective new clients, or showing you a photo on his phone from that one time he jumped out of a helicopter on skis!

John O'Brien

Sheri Walters

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Sheri Walters

Inside Sales / Administrative Assistant

AKA: Sher-Bear
HOMETOWN: Minnesota
HOBBIES: Motorcycle riding, and cleaning the house
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: Packers!!
SOMETHING NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT ME: I’ve been in this business for 25+ years.

Sheri is the secret fuel of Gator Garb and is the go-to guru for the team, always bringing a smile to anyone's face. Before working here, Sheri started out as being an inspector at the end of a dryer for screen printing. Throughout the years she has done pretty much every position in the screen printing and embroidery field. With background and experience like that, Sheri is a great resource for the team!

Sheri Walters

Dave Hoenigmann

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Dave Hoenigmann

National Account Manager 

HOMETOWN: Newark, Delaware
HOBBIES: Golfing, fishing, and spending time with family

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: Eagles and Packers (grew up a Reggie White fan)
SOMETHING NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT ME: I am an awesome cook but a horrible baker.

Dave loves his job and makes it is goal to find new ways to make his clients look like superstars! His favorite part of his job is "making new friends".


Dave Hoenigmann

Diane Schlenker

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Diane Schlenker

Graphic Designer

HOMETOWN: Stanley, Wisconsin
HOBBIES: Listening to live music, spending time with friends and family, and drinking white chocolate mochas from Starbucks
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: Packers, of course
SOMETHING NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT ME: I sing to every song on the radio, regardless if I know the words or not.

At Gator Garb, Diane does all things creative! This includes being a provider of promotions, conceiver of concepts, developer of designs, creator of custom caps and groupie of garb. She absolutely loves designing products to make clients look good!

Diane Schlenker

Carter Sharp

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Carter Sharp

Promotional Consultant

AKA: TooSharp, C-Money
HOMETOWN: Savage, Minnesota
HOBBIES: Music, reading, bustin' a move, and always trying to improve

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: All Minnesota teams
SOMETHING NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT ME: I was a Security Policeman in the US Air Force.

Carter is always on the lookout for the newest and coolest promo items to offer his clients. His life mantra is to "enjoy life and love to laugh...Eye of the Tiger!!!".

Carter Sharp

Morgan Jevne

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Morgan Jevne

Client Order Specialist

AKA: Captain, Morgs, Morgie, MJ, Mad Mo
HOMETOWN: Eau Claire, Wisconsin
HOBBIES: Baking, painting, watching movies, ice fishing, off-roading, drag racing, and most motor sports
SOMETHING NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT ME: I don't have many secrets, but here are a few fun facts: I have a fear of belly buttons and paper cuts, I can’t drive a stick shift, and I can relate (almost) any sentance to a movie quote or song lyric…just ask anyone within ear shot of my desk.

Morgan started in November of 2017 and was welcomed with positive attitudes, encouragement, and support from the team! "Everyone made me feel like family right away and I can honestly say that I love coming to work every day. Gator Garb is a great company and I am proud to be a part of such an amazing team!"

Morgan Jevne

Sara Hurtgen

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Sara Hurtgen

Accounting

AKA: $a$$y $ara
HOMETOWN: Strum, Wisconsin
HOBBIES: Going to concerts, camping with family, and spending time with people that make her laugh
FAVORTIE SPORTS TEAM: Steelers!
SOMETHING NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT ME: My favorite TV show is The Office. I can watch it over and over and over again!

Sara works in the accounting department at Gator Garb. She enjoys all aspects of what GGP has to offer – great clients, great products, and fun times. She has been deemed the company gardener, and creates beautiful flower, plant, and succulent arrangements all around the building.

Sara Hurtgen

Jasie Mullen

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Jasie Mullen

Customer Service Magic Maker / Marketing POC

AKA: Jazzy
HOMETOWN: Exeland, Wisconsin
HOBBIES: Traveling, checking out live music, and petting dogs
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: Minnesota Wild!
SOMETHING NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT ME: I’d like to own a Buffalo Ranch one day. That’s right - Buffalo. Ranch.

Jasie is a customer service magic maker at Gator Garb, where she manages orders for our clients. When she's not taking expert care of clients you'll find her singing, dancing, and motivating the staff in the office. Her favorite color is PMS 354.

Jasie Mullen

Amber Havnen

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Amber Havnen

Graphic Designer / Logo-slapper / Miracle Worker

AKA: Amberino, Amber Bamber
HOMETOWN: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
HOBBIES: Painting, reading, fishing, hiking, kickboxing, puzzles, cooking, spending time at the cabin up north, and all things music
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: Uhhhh. How about favorite Broadway production? ;)
SOMETHING NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT ME: I used to be obsessed with Barbara Walters and dreamed of taking her job when she retired.

Amber makes things look pretty while drinking excessive amounts of coffee. She turns scribbles on notepaper into masterful works of art on the computer. She makes 'something' out of 'nothing'.  She is fluent in Pantone and scrutinizes over choosing the right fonts. Lastly, she keeps her desk obsessively organized, and her goal in life is to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune. "I will keep trying until it happens!"

Amber Havnen

Seth George

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Seth George

National Sales Representative

HOMETOWN: Stillwater, Minnesota
HOBBIES: Fishing, golfing, softball, and bowling
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Twins, and Minnesota Gophers
SOMETHING NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT ME: I always sing in the car.

I love the family atmosphere that has been created at Gator Garb - it is genuine and fun. Everyone cares about the customer and does a great job of getting customers the new cool products. It’s a great company to work for and great people to work with.

Seth George