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Kit Steven – President & Founder

Kit Steven, President of Miracle Playsystems, believes an understanding of every facet of the business helps to develop long-standing relationships with customers. Kit’s background in construction, where he got his start in this industry, and his hands on approach mean he is involved in all aspects of the business from participating in community builds right into design, sales and customer service.

With a business degree from the University of Southern California (USC) Kit has built one of the most exciting and fun playground companies to work with. In his down time, he and his wife, Megan, are the parents of two children, Henry and Lilly, and they enjoy hiking, biking, traveling and giving back to their community.

Tracey Lydon – Principal & Director of Operations

Tracey is co-owner and our Director of Operations, responsible for overseeing our design and construction services. She brings more than 15 years of design and project management experience to the Miracle Playsystems team. She has successfully completed many park and school projects, working with Miracle Playsystems and through her past positions with landscape architecture and planning firms and the City of San Francisco.

Prior to her design career, she worked as an elementary school science teacher. Her passion for playground design is enriched by her love for teaching and her background makes her uniquely qualified to assess site issues and to provide unique design solutions that are not only visually stunning but possess an understanding of how children play. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, going to Oakland A’s games and tailgating.

 

Chris Olsen – Sales Account Manager – East Bay Region

Chris Olsen graduated from California State University, Chico with a degree in Psychology. Chris spent several years in the Psychology field helping emotionally disturbed children thrive in their community and then worked for one of the nation’s leading industrial security product distributors as the sales and service manager. Chris believes that children of all abilities should have an opportunity to play and be challenged on highest quality equipment available and that every customer should experience a paramount level of service that they will remember for years to come. Chris’ goal is to “wow” you with his attentiveness, accessibility, and care for your project. When Chris isn’t working, he and his wife Adrienne are spending time with their young son Nicholas and family dog Harley at their home in Livermore. Chris is an aspiring home cook and avid San Francisco Giants fan.

Tammie Ward – Sales Account Manager – Central Coast

Tammie’s professional background includes over 18 years of account management experience in the wine industry, where she provided outstanding customer service to her clients. Enjoying the outdoors and adventure seeking has always been her passion and she is delighted her work for Miracle Playsystems helps kids experience those same joys. A Central Coast native, Tammie is an avid hiker and cyclist. She is a graduate of California State University, San Marcos where she received her degree in Social Science.

Jean Tyan–Sales Account Manager – SF Peninsula

Jean has a passion for promoting youth development through active learning and play as part of their school day or in their community. Jean joined the Miracle Playsystems team with over 9 years of experience in school partnership as program director working with Bay Area elementary schools for the provision of music education services. She provided a high-touch service to hundreds of schools throughout the year. Prior to that Jean worked in a number of technology companies in product management, business development, and international market development. When not on the job, Jean enjoys recreating outdoors and hiking with her Siberian Husky.

Matt Durkin–Sales Account Manager – Central Valley

Matt’s strong customer service background makes him a terrific addition to the Miracle team and allows our clients to continue to get the service and support they’ve come to expect when working with Miracle. Before joining our team, Matt worked in Sales as a Key Account Manager for a notable Fresno based medical equipment company servicing key clients and accounts through the United States. In his free time, Matt enjoys outdoor activities such as recreational team sports, hiking, and camping. You might even bump into Matt on the weekend with his young son, playing on one of our Miracle playgrounds, at swim class or at gym class together.

Wes DeBow- Sales Account Manager- S.F. North Bay/California North Coast

Serving Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Mendocino, Lake, Colusa, Glenn, Humboldt, Trinity, Tehama, Del Norte, Siskiyou and Shasta Counties, Wes is eager to assist with creative solutions for his clients’ needs while staying mindful of timelines and budgets. With a diverse background from landscape design, construction, action sports sales and facilities maintenance to teaching mechanical and architectural design enrichment courses in Elementary Schools, Wes has a broad understanding of the critical factors involved in creating and maintaining a great play space. Wes also previously served as a Commissioner for his local Parks and Recreation Department in the City of Napa. Wes is committed to his customers’ satisfaction and passionate about play for all. When he’s not working, Wes enjoys designing and DIYing, spending time with his wife and three kids camping at the beach, in the mountains, riding bikes, motorcycles, wake surfing and snowboarding.

Kathy Moschetti – Office Manager – Order Processing

Kathy has been handling accounts at Miracle Playsystems for more than 10 years, processing quotes, orders and accounts receivable and has become an expert in parts to help you with your long term maintenance needs. Kathy enjoys decorating the office for the holidays, hiking, and road trips to the beach.

Dana Thomas – Lead Designer

Dana Thomas received Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 2002 and is a certified playground safety inspector. She brings over 10 years of Landscape Architectural design to Miracle. Past projects include large city park design, urban streetscapes and university campus redesign. The transition to designing play structures and the play environment comes naturally to Dana and she is able to understand all of the site constraints as well as her ability to transform conceptual design ideas into creative and artful built forms.

Leslie Voss-Customer Service Rep

Leslie was excited to join the team of Miracle PlaySystems in tandem with its acquisition of the Central Coast region. She came to know playgrounds from an adult’s perspective through the last 13 years of bidding, designing, overseeing construction and providing customer support. Leslie believes that the one-on-one relationship with each customer is the most important – and most enjoyable facet of the business side of play. Leslie received her undergraduate studies at Westmont College, majoring in biology with a minor in art and architecture. Although she spent several years in management consulting with orthodontic practices in the US, Europe and Asia, her background in both physiology and architecture drew her to apply those combined sciences to the playground industry. In her spare time, Leslie is an avid church and community volunteer, and enjoys the challenge of raising Rhodesian Ridgebacks, one at a time.

Annie Loquiao- Administrative Support Technician

Annie has been in the administrative/customer service field for over 15 years with a strong emphasis on customer service. Annie enjoys music, baking and spending time with her family.

Larry Golfo- Accounting

Larry handles the accounting functions at MPI. Larry brings with him more than 20 years of Accounting and Finance management experience. Prior to joining MPI, Larry managed operations of a publicly traded technology company in the Silicon Valley. Larry is married to Tess and has 3 daughters. The Golfo family’s passion for sports and music keep them busy. Larry’s daughters have been featured regularly in bay area newspapers and television sports news.

Amber Hildebrand Freitas – Designer

Amber Hildebrand Freitas received her Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of California at Davis in 2005. Since then, about half of her career was spent designing parks, schools and high-end residential landscapes at firms in Rancho Cordova and Napa. For the second half of Amber’s career she has been designing commercial and residential landscapes after receiving her Landscape Architecture license and branching out on her own. In early 2015 she joined Miracle PlaySystems, again balancing out her mix of private versus publicly geared clientele as her attention turned towards children and her personal life shifted in that direction as well. Now a mother of a soon-to-be kindergartner and a new baby boy, she finds great joy and fulfillment in designing play structures that help foster the development and satisfy the energy level of current and future generations.

Felix Vasquez – Maintenance Director

Felix Vasquez, director of our Maintenance division at Miracle Playsystems, is a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) and has over 25 years of experience as a lead maintenance worker with City of Fairfield. With his two and a half decades working with playground equipment he brings a wealth of knowledge and know-how to effectively maintain and keep play spaces safe and compliant.

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