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We are driven by our mission of providing
A Better Way to Play
Nic Breedlove Nicolas Breedlove
Nic is the company’s founder, CEO, and driving force.

His innovation and entrepreneurial spirit have grown our company from its humble beginnings, to the playground empire we are today.

Always striving for ‘A better way to play’, Nic works tirelessly to design and provide high-quality, affordable play equipment, and to continue growing our network of dealer partners nationwide.

When he’s not working, you’ll find him spending time with his family, traveling the world, and dreaming up new ideas for playgrounds!
Tavo Sanchez Tavo Sanchez
Warehouse Manager
Tavo has been with Playground Equipment since 2013. As warehouse manager he works tirelessly to ensure that all orders are assembled, properly packed and loaded for transport.

He also oversees a team of warehouse workers, assigning duties, and monitoring all warehouse projects. Before joining our team, he worked in construction. In his free time he loves riding his motorcycle, grilling out while his kids play, and spending time with family and pets.
Gage Brown Gage Brown
3D Designer
Gage joined our design team in 2018. Born and raised in Indiana, he attended Purdue School of Engineering and Technology for 3D Modeling and Animation, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Graphics Technology.

Before working as a designer, he worked in computer technology. When he isn’t sketching up new ideas for equipment or rendering structures for the sales team, he enjoys home remodeling projects, working on cars, and tinkering with electronics.
Erin Brown Erin Brown
Manager of Marketing and Communications
Erin joined the company in 2018 as Manager of Marketing and Communications. Prior to joining our team, Erin worked in marketing, non-profit development, and event planning & management.

As head of marketing, her duties include designing marketing materials, planning events and creating content for social media and website use. When she’s not thinking up fun and unique brand marketing strategies, she attends industry conventions all over the country representing

In her spare time, Erin enjoys reading, camping & hiking, traveling to new places, driving her 79’ VW Beetle and hanging out with her two cats: Kat and Marv.
Matthew Corson Matthew Corson
National Sales Director
Matthew joined NVB as the National Sales Director in 2015. Born in Boise, Idaho Matt graduated with a degree in kinesiology and originally worked in the fitness industry before making the jump to playgrounds.

As a former competitive weight lifter and avid gym goer, he also spends a lot of time working out. When he isn’t leading the Dealer Support Team he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, traveling the US in their RV and restoring vintage muscle cars.
Christian Johnston Christian Johnston
3D Designer
Christian has been a member of design team since 2016 specializing in CAD, 3D modeling and site planning.

Born and raised in Indiana, he grew up not far from our offices in Greenfield. Before finding a home with the PE design team, Christian got his bachelor’s degree in Computer Graphics Technology from Purdue University.

When he is not dreaming up new play equipment, or designing structures for clients, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, playing computer games, and dabbling in 3D modeling. He also plays the drums.
April Russum April Russum
Accounts Receivable Assistant
April joined us in 2018 as the Accounts Receivable Assistant. Her main responsibilities are handling all accounts receivable, and assisting our Administrative & Financial department as needed.

Born into a Navy family in Arlington, TX, and raised in Oak Harbor, WA, she is now settled in Indianapolis.

In her free time she loves to spend time with her husband and children, play video games and cheer on the Texas Rangers. Before working in the playground industry, April was a hairstylist.
Richard Russum Richard Russum
Manager of Purchasing & Logistics
Richard has been with the company in various roles since 2013. As Manager of Purchasing and Logistics, his primary focus is ensuring that manufacturer orders are written, tracked, and delivered without issue.

He works tirelessly to manage our supply chain, overseas shipping logistics and ensure that all in-stock items are kept up to date. If there is ever an issue, Richard is our go-to guy!  

Born and raised in Arlington, TX, he worked in the video game industry before finding a home with In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and children, playing video games, working on cars and learning anything he can about science and technology
Eugene Flores Eugene Flores
Warehouse/Design Team Assistant
Eugene joined our growing design team in 2018, taking on the role of Warehouse and Design Team Assistant. His main focus is designing packing lists, and assembly instructions for our growing list of play structures.

He makes sure that every shipment contains detailed instructions, and a comprehensive list of components. Before working in the playground industry, he worked as a carpenter.

After moving to Indianapolis from the Chicago area, he uses his spare time to discover new restaurants, museums, and places to visit.

He also enjoys spending time learning to cook, practicing his tattoo artistry and participating in any exercise or physical activity that gets the blood pumping!
Lacey Jarvis Lacey Jarvis
Administrative & Financial Manager
Lacey has been with the company since 2016 as Administrative & Financial Manager. She works hard each day to ensure that the company finances and office are efficient, organized and running smoothly.

Born and raised in Indianapolis, she spent time working in childcare before joining the family.

In her free time she loves outdoor activities, going out with friends, and spending time with her son, Ryder.
Michael Cripe Michael Cripe
Outbound Shipping Manager
Michael has been with in various roles since 2015.

He is currently the Outbound Shipping Manager, and his primary duty is ensuring that all outbound shipments are properly packaged, with all components accounted for. He also ensures all packages go out in a timely fashion and are sent to the correct location.

In his free time, Michael enjoys spending time outside, playing baseball and hanging out with his dog Finley.
Ashley Jarvis Ashely Jarvis
Dealer Account Manager
Ashley has been with us since 2017 as a Dealer Account Manager. Her main focus is handling all aspects of dealer accounts from helping to answer questions, placing product orders and more.

In her free time she likes to spend time with her husband and two sons Liam and Lucas.

She also likes spending time with friends, and cheering on the Indianapolis Colts and Pacers.
Derick HancockDerick Hancock
Design Team Manager
Derick joined our Design Team in 2015 and has since become their leader. Born and raised in Indiana he attended Purdue School of Engineering and Technology for 3D Modeling and Animation, graduating with a Bachelor’s in Computer Graphics Technology.

When he isn’t managing the design team, and dreaming up exciting new structures and play equipment for he enjoys spending time with his wife, playing video games and rock climbing. He also loves model building and drawing and painting.
Lawrence Hitze Lawrence Hitze
Design Team Member
Lawrence joined our design team in 2018. He attended Purdue School of Engineering and Technology and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Computer Graphics Technology.

When he is not creating 3D and 2D playground designs and site plans, he enjoys reading, building scale models, and spending time with his wife.

Together they have Cheyenne the dog who thinks she is a cat, and Rocket the cat who was raised by a confused dog.
Kevin Brown Kevin Brown
Shipping & Logistics Coordinator
Kevin has been with the company in various roles since 2017. As Shipping and Logistics Coordinator his main priority is organizing and scheduling all incoming and outgoing shipments from our warehouse.

Kevin graduated with a degree in Creative Writing from Ball State University and spent time working in the entertainment industry as a writer and Editorial Content Manager.

When he isn’t working tirelessly to ensure that every order is scheduled and shipped in the quickest and most economical way possible, he enjoys playing video games, swimming and spending time with his two cats Bridget and Cid.
Tyler Collier Tyler Collier
Dealer Account Manager
Tyler joined NVB in 2016 and is now a member of our Dealer Support Team.

His primary focus as a Dealer Account Manager is to ensure that the needs of our respected dealers are taken care of with the utmost attention to detail and customer service. Before joining our team, Tyler worked in the Fitness Industry.

An avid sports fan and athlete, in his free time he enjoys watching soccer as much as loves playing it.