Meet Your Team

We Can't Wait to WOW You!

Your ideas come to life thanks to a talented team of designers, sculptors, craftsmen, painters, artisans and support professionals. Our 50+ team members make sure every piece we build supports our mission of delivering the WOW Effect — all under the guidance of a dedicated group of owners and a leadership team that, together, represent more than 35 years of experience in the entertainment industry.

Owners

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Jeff Schilling

Founder

The inspiration for Creative Works came from my grandpa, a master craftsman and cabinetmaker, who got his start in the late 1880’s. He encouraged me to creatively combine my experience in business and construction to build a business that would ignite the fun industry.

Kimberly Schilling

Kimberly Schilling

Director of Charitable Giving

We are relentless about infusing fun into the work environment at Creative Works. That means I spend a lot of time with each individual — to hear their stories and learn what lights their motivational fires — so we can truly build an EPIC team and succeed together.

Armando Lanuti

Armando Lanuti

President

Memories are shared experiences that last forever, even if the world changed tomorrow. That’s why Creative Works is so dedicated to helping our customers create experiences for their guests. As a huge technology geek, I’m always looking for ways to transform the attractions everyone knows and loves into modern, revenue- and memory-generative machines.

Amy Lanuti

Amy Lanuti

Assistant Director of Charitable Giving

Encouraging play has always been one of my passions, from working in an FEC at 18 years old to studying early childhood education to managing a laser tag facility. At Creative Works, we help our customers create spaces where children can be creative, energetic and build friendships. Because play is a wonderful gift to give the world.

Leadership

Russ Van Natta

VP of Sales
Russ Van Natta

I’m constantly blown away by the amazing pieces our mad scientists create. Even more, I’m blown away by the impact we have for our customers and their guests.

Danny Gruening

VP of Marketing
Danny Gruening

I love this industry because I get to work with business owners who truly care about creating amazing memories for their guests.

Mark McLaughlin

VP of Operations
Mark McLaughlin

It’s a rewarding experience to constantly find new ways to explore the boundaries of artistry and engineering.

Katie Ross

Director of Creative Design
Katie Ross

As lead of the Design team, knowing that I play a small part in creating amazing attractions all over the world is just one of the many reasons why I love what I get to do!

Sean Williams

Production Manager
Sean Williams

Our team is one of the most creative and diverse groups of people that I’ve had the good fortune to work with. Every day is an opportunity to grow as an individual and as a company.

Rachel Richard

Director of People and Culture
Rachel Richard

This company is a family and I want our team to like their jobs, who they work with, and find fulfillment in everything they do.

Sales

Athena Symonds

Creative Consultant
Athena Symonds

I found a group of people who challenge and inspire me and it has changed my life.

Kelly Lonzo

Creative Consultant
Kelly Lonzo

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

Nick Salfity

Creative Consultant
Nick Salfity

I enjoy working with clients every step of the way to bring their vision to life.