We're glad that you care who we are and that you want to support a small business that cares about who you are. You can always follow our shenanigans and product specials on our Facebook page, but if you just want to know that we are real people, we're more than happy to introduce our team!
IthacaSports at the 2016 Tough Turtle Charity Event for the Ithaca Children's Garden
Julie is our founder, CEO, Athletic Trainer, and owner of the basement where the business started. Coincidentally, she’s also the owner of the garage, dining room, living room, kitchen, den, and bathroom that the business expanded into before we moved into our current warehouse. A graduate of Ithaca College’s Athletic Training Program, Julie went off to get a Master’s degree, work as an Athletic Trainer at the Atlanta Olympics, and serve as head Athletic Trainer at a women’s college before setting up shop right across the street from her Alma Mater.
As the Chief Cat Herder (AKA: Chief Operations Officer), Donna is responsible for making sure all hands are pulling in the same direction. While a whiz with a spreadsheet, Donna has been asked every question in the book, so she has a wealth of knowledge about our products and can help you find the one that is right for you. She also built most of the physical infrastructure in the warehouse, so feel free to use her as a resource for your carpentry questions as well. Her favorite products are all the ones she has made up songs about, but if she had to pick a favorite to actually use it would be the Elasto-Gel Cranial Cap. She looks darn pretty in it too.
Brian's official title is "Logistics Manager," because "Multifaceted Problem Solver and Ordering Genius" doesn't fit comfortably on a business card. Coming from a background in Information Technology, he is responsible for maintaining the company's network infrastructure,as well as making sure our inventory shelves are bursting with sports med happiness (though, as you can see from the picture, he's lost his hair because of the stress!). Not surprisingly, Brian is also in charge of keeping everybody up to speed on internet memes and weird news stories, as well as helping Donna invent new songs. Brian's favorite product is Powerflex because it is the "sports medicine equivalent of duct tape,” which is totally true: if it is broken and needs to be cobbled together, Brian fixes it with Powerflex. And with 26 colors to choose from, it makes for a colorful toolkit.
Evan was with us for a while, then left...then came back. Evan is now our Traffic Coordinator, Warehouse Supervisor, and baseball-player-in-residence. Seriously, he was even a scout for a Major League Baseball team! Anyway, he is now responsible for overseeing the warehouse staff and making sure everything gets packed up and shipped out to you. Although he is very low-key (you are unlikely to reach Evan on the phone) his self-deprecating sense of humor and dry wit take most people by surprise. And we must admit that we love his little Brindle Pit Bull, "Diamond."
Whenever you call IthacaSports, the odds are high that you will speak with Amber. Friendly and outgoing, it was the best decision that we ever made. Aside from being our customer service lead, she also tackles a huge host of other indispensable office duties that run our day-to-day operations. At first, we weren’t sure how she managed it all…but the growing pile of coffee cups on her desk may have something to do with it.
Trina is our newest addition to the warehouse and fulfillment team, and I think it is fair to say that she has really amped up the energy level around here! She has quickly become an integral part of our fulfillment services, and brings a great attitude to everything she does. As a sports mom (her son Josh is a great basketball player), she sure knows how to get things done!
Scratty has the distinction of being both the brains and the looks of IthacaSports. He went straight to the top of the IthacaSports Warehouse Team, supervising from a comfy chair where staff and visitors bring him a steady supply of cookies. He is very proud of the fact that he is the only one in the warehouse who won a squeaky trophy for being the smartest in his class. Scratty doesn't particularly have a favorite product, although his business proposals often involve us bringing in more tennis balls. And also bacon. He has big dreams for IthacaSports.
While Scratty may have seniority, Finnegan is a rising star in the IthacaSports Office. Originally signing on with us to fill the position of "Auxiliary Backup Dog", Finnegan now monitors the day-to-day operations in the office area. Finnegan is a bit of a trickster and a ham, and is willing to go that extra mile to get a laugh. ALWAYS up for a game of tug or fetch, he is normally found on his big, comfy bean-bag chair where he provides an invaluable stress release for anyone who may need it.
If you think IthacaSports would be a good fit for your [positive] attitude and [widely-varied] skill-set, we are always accepting applications for positions in our warehouse and customer service departments.
950 Danby Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
(Please note, This is a warehouse and not a store location (but pickups are welcome).
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