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Taylor

Taylor Abdou
Sales Manager
P: 315.435.8051 | Email

With The Oncenter since...
2022

Favorite Quote
"All you need is Faith, Trust, and a little bit of Pixie Dust." - Peter Pan

Happy Hour Order
Margaritas and Soft Pretzels

Playlist Favorites
Justin Bieber, The Vamps, The 1975...mainly anything pop

Guilty Pleasure
Candy (It's a serious problem!)

Favorite Vacation Spot
Aruba

What Is The One Thing You Cannot Live Without?
My family

Favorite Season
Concert season



Jackie

Jackie Atkins
Director of Marketing
P: 315.435.8009 | Email

With The Oncenter since...
2010

Favorite Event Worked...
There are too many amazing events to name, but the most memorable has to be the grand opening of the Lakeview Amphitheater in 2015 with Miranda Lambert. The stress levels were extreme, but our amazing team came together to successfully open the venue with mere days between the completion of construction and the opening of the gates to the general public. It was monumental and a true testament to our love of the industry and commitment to providing amazing experiences to the CNY community.

Playlist Favorites
Anything with Ludacris, but I love a wide range of music from the Everly Brothers to The Supremes to N*SYNC to J.Lo and almost everything in between. I'm always listening to music.

Guilty Pleasure
Chocolate. It's honestly a problem.

Favorite Vacation Spot
Italy

Dogs or Cats?
Elephants, but they're too big for the house - so dogs.


Peter

Peter Casper
General Manager
P: 315.435.8000 | Email

With The Oncenter since...
2009

What I love about being a part of The Oncenter team...
The industry is exciting and fast paced, and we have a great group of individuals who come together to make it all happen seamlessly.

Favorite Event Worked...
I would say Syracuse Crunch playoff games or large concerts.

Dogs or Cats?
Dogs

Favorite Season
Fall

Shannon


Shannon Churchill
Marketing Coordinator
P: 315.435.8014 | Email

With The Oncenter since...
2022

When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be...
A celebrity...I am in my own mind.

Happy Hour Order
A Dirty Shirley and chicken wings.

Favorite Pizza Topping
Ham & Pepperoni

Playlist Favorites
Shawn Mendes, Olivia O'Brien, and Pitbull to name a few.

Guilty Pleasure
Rewatching Schitts Creek (I will never get sick of this show...like ever)

Favorite Vacation Spot
Dublin, Ireland


Dennis

Dennis Delaney
Senior Staff Accountant
P: 315.435.8036 | Email

With The Oncenter since...
2022

Favorite Quote
Let's work smarter, not harder.

Favorite Pizza Topping
Meatball and hot peppers

Biggest Inspiration
My son, Mitchell. It is nice to provide him with things and opportunities I didn't have growing up.

Dogs or Cats?
Dogs

What is one thing you can't live without?
My running shoes

Favorite Season
Summer


Chris

Chris Dewey
Assistant Operations Manager
P: 315.435.8076 | Email

With The Oncenter since...
2016

What I love about being a part of The Oncenter team...
The team work and satisfaction after an event!

Favorite Quote
"Don't take life too seriously, you'll never get out of it alive' - Elbert Hubbard

Happy Hour Order
Hot wings!

Favorite Pizza Topping
Pepperoni

Playlist Favorites
The Beatles and J Cole!

Favorite Event Worked...
Any concert at the Amp!

Favorite Season
Fall! Halloween is the best Holiday!

Dave

Dave Eddy
Security Manager
P: 315.435.8091 | Email

With The Oncenter since...
2021

What I love about being a part of The Oncenter Team...
How everyone helps each other to work safely and meet our commitments everyday

Favorite Quote
"It is impossible to be perfect, but if you strive for perfection, you can achieve excellence." ~ Vince Lombardi

When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be...
A firefighter

Happy Hour Order
Water on the Rocks

Favorite Pizza Topping
Sausage

Playlist Favorites
Smooth Jazz / 70's

Favorite Season
Football (Oh...and Fall)

Paul

Paul Eno
Director of Food & Beverage
P: 315.435.8092 | Email

With The Oncenter since...
2021

What I love about being a part of The Oncenter Team...
Teamwork & pride for the facility

Favorite Quote
All great changes are preceded by chaos.

Happy Hour Order
Chicken wings & beer

Favorite Pizza Topping
Sausage

Dogs or Cats?
Dogs

What is one thing you cannot live without?
Music

Favorite Season
Summer

Emily

Emily Gamage
Assistant Box Office Manager
P: 315.435.8005 | Email

With The Oncenter since...
2017

Favorite Quote
What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger

Favorite Pizza Topping
Cheese...boring, I know!

Playlist Favorites
Anything from the late 90'-early 2000's Hip Hop, Rap, R&B, and old/new Country

Favorite Event Worked...
Any concert at the amphitheater with a beautiful sunset!

Guilty Pleasure
Always having candy in the office! Never know when you'll need a quick pick-me-up

Jim

Jim Garvey
Director of Operations
P: 315.435.8017 | Email

With The Oncenter since...
2021

Favorite Quote
"It's kind of fun to do the impossible." - Walt Disney

When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be...
A Marine Biologist

Happy Hour Order
A Stout or Porter with an order of Hot Wings

Guilty Pleasure
Cadbury Mini Eggs

Favorite Season
Summer - I love being out on the boat

Amanda

Amanda Hathaway
F&B Coordinator
P: 315.435.8034 | Email

With The Oncenter since...
2002

What I love about being a part of The Oncenter team...
Our venue is rather unique as it spans over three blocks containing a Convention Center, an Arena, and Theaters. I love that there is always a variety of events which makes and keeps things exciting.

Favorite Quote
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.

Guilty Pleasure
Roller skating - I've always wanted to participate in a Roller Derby.

Favorite Things
Music and smiling are my favorites! You'll never see me without a smile on my face and, more often than not, listening to music.

Matthew

Matthew Hermann
Parking Manager
P: 315.435.8086 | Email

With The Oncenter since...
2021

What I love about being a part of The Oncenter team...
The camaraderie

When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be...
A professional basketball player

Happy Hour Order
Nachos

Guilty Pleasure
Ice Cream

Favorite Vacation Spot
Alexandria Bay

Dogs or Cats?
Dogs

Favorite Season
Fall and Spring

Maritza

Maritza Hernandez
Asst. Parking Manager
P: 315.435.8086 | Email

With The Oncenter since...
2017

What I love about being a part of The Oncenter team...
Is that we are one big family!

Favorite Quote
"You don't always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breath, trust, let go and see what happens." -Mandy Hale

Playlist Favorites
R&B & Country

Favorite Event Worked...
Disney On Ice

Dogs or Cats?

Dogs

What is the one thing you cannot live without?
Family

Favorite Season
Summer

Jim

Jim Homa
Assistant Security Manager
P: 315.435.8077 | Email

With The Oncenter since...
2018

What I love about being a part of The Oncenter team...
Being part of an energetic group that strives to give their guests an outstanding event experience.

Favorite Quote
“Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.” -John Wooden

When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be...
Air Force Pilot

Happy Hour Order
BBQ wings and a 1911 Hard Cider

Playlist Favorites
Classic Rock: Van Halen, ACDC, Guns & Roses.

Guilty Pleasure
Watching Golden Girls with my daughter

What is the one thing you cannot live without?
My car - I hate being cooped up.

Lori

Lori Hotchkiss
Sous Chef
P: 315.435.8068 | Email

With The Oncenter since...
2021

Favorite Quote
Some say we're old, but we age like wine

Happy Hour Order
Captain & Coke

Guilty Pleasure
Oreos

Dogs or Cats?
Cats

Favorite Season
Spring

Frank

Frank LeFevre
Operations Manager
P: 315.435.8072 | Email

With The Oncenter since...
1994

What I love about being a part of The Oncenter team...
Working together with each and every department to ensure the success of an event

Happy Hour Order
IPA

Favorite Pizza Topping
Mushrooms

Playlist Favorites
Rolling Stones

Guilty Pleasure
Playing the Guitar

Favorite Vacation Spot
New Orleans

Former Profession
Published Cartoonist for the Syracuse Post Standard

Kevin

Kevin Martuscello
Technical Event Manager
P: 315.435.8034 | Email

With The Oncenter since...
2019

What I love about being a part of The Oncenter team...
The passion.

Favorite Event Worked...
Professional Bull Riding

Favorite Quote
"A job begun, is a job half done."

When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be...
A Racecar Driver

Happy Hour Order
Salt and pepper wings and a margarita

Favorite Pizza Topping
Chicken bacon ranch

Playlist Favorites
Pitbull, Styx, Dua Lipa

Guilty Pleasure
Reba (the TV program)

Favorite Vacation Spot
Outer Banks

Biggest Inspiration
Tony Romo

Dogs or Cats?
Dogs

What is the one thing you cannot live without?
TV

Favorite Season
Spring

Larry

Larry Mills
Executive Area Chef
P: 315.435.8064 | Email

With The Oncenter since...
2014

What I love about being a part of The Oncenter team...
Working with people who are truly professional and knowledgeable.

Favorite Quote
It's not what happens to you, it's how you handle it after it happens!

When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be...
A commercial diver.

Playlist Favorites
AJR, Coldplay, The Dead, Dispatch, Dave Matthews, Dirty Heads, Country- too many to list.

Linda

Linda Natoli
Senior Sales Manager
P: 315.435.8012 | Email

With The Oncenter since...
2014

What I love about being a part of The Oncenter team...
I love that our team is dedicated, loyal, and truly has the guests needs at heart.

Favorite Quote
Don't count the days, make the days count.

When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be...
Julie McCoy from The Love Boat

Favorite Pizza Topping
Eggplant and Mushrooms

Playlist Favorites
All over the place bands from the 70's 80's and 90's - from Billy Joel to AC/DC

Favorite Trend:
Tie between the Doughnut Wall or Ice Luge

Biggest Inspiration
My parents


Mario

Mario Rombel
Food & Beverage Manager
P: 315.435.8020 | Email

With The Oncenter since...
2021

What I love about being a part of The Oncenter team...
Very excited to be part of a team at a venue that is so important to the City of Syracuse and Central NY

When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be...
Policeman

Happy Hour Order
Wings (Hot)

Favorite Pizza Topping
Bacon

Dogs or Cats?
My family has both and we love them all.

Favorite Season
Summer

Jennifer

Jennifer Sauter
Catering Sales Manager
P: 315.435.8011 | Email

With The Oncenter since...
2022

When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be...
An author

Favorite Pizza Topping
Bacon, peppers, and onions

Playlist Favorites
Sirius XM Channels 1, 30 and 100

Favorite Vacation Spot
Old Forge, NY

Dogs or Cats?
Both!

What is the one thing you cannot live without?
My automatic garage door opener

Favorite Season
Spring!

Shantel

Shantel Shepard
Human Resources Coordinator
P: 315.435.8035 | Email

With The Oncenter since...
2018

Favorite Quote
"Nobody is better than you & remember, you are better than nobody"

When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be...
A R&B singer or an Astronaut.

Happy Hour Order
Jack and Ginger with Garlic Parm Wings

Favorite Pizza Topping
Pepperoni & Banana Peppers

Playlist Favorites
Khelani, Nicki Minaj, Chole & Halle, Jhene Aiko, City Girls, Rico Nasty, Beyonce', Alicia Keys I COULD GO ON FOREVER

Favorite Event Worked...
Janet Jackson hands down she's a legend!! However, The Jonas Brothers are a close second.

Guilty Pleasure
Seafood Boil - YUM

Dogs or Cats?
Both

What is the one thing you cannot live without?
My bed

Darci

Darci Sorbello
Director of Finance
P: 315.435.8032 | Email

With The Oncenter since...
2016

What I love about being a part of The Oncenter team...
I love the versatility of the events and the buildings. This allows for a team that has a wide range of knowledge encompassing all different kinds of events.

Happy Hour Order
Margarita on the rocks

Favorite Pizza Topping
Pepperoni - too basic?

Favorite Event Worked...
I love working any concert, either at the AMP or the War Memorial. Concerts are my all time favorite type of event to work even if I am not familiar with the artist.

Favorite Vacation Spot
Anywhere that I can relax in the sun - definitely not a huge city person. The Grand Canyon is pretty spectacular.

Mike

Mike Spaulding
Director of Entertainment Sales
P: 315.435.8022 | Email

With The Oncenter since...
1997

What I love about being a part of The Oncenter team...
The people. As with any great team, the individual members have different strengths and weaknesses. When the right mix of people and skills are brought together, the results can be awesome.

Favorite Quote(s)
“Life's not about how hard of a hit you can give... it's about how many you can take, and still keep moving forward.” ― Sylvester Stallone, Rocky Balboa

or

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, you need a team." ― John Wooden

Happy Hour Order
A dozen Frankenstein wings and a pint

Playlist Favorites
Beastie Boys, Zac Brown Band, Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Van Morrison, Pearl Jam, Michael Bublé

Favorite Event Worked...
KISS in the War Memorial

Andrew

Andrew Walton
Staff Accountant
P: 315.435.8057 | Email

With The Oncenter since...
2016

What I love about being a part of The Oncenter team...
The freedom to strive for excellence as a collective without abandoning our individuality

Dogs or Cats?
Cats


Brittany

Brittany Waszkiewicz
Senior Event Manager
P: 315.435.8048 | Email

With The Oncenter since...
2022

Favorite Quote
Work hard and be nice to people

Happy Hour Order
Charcuterie or a dozen crispy wings - I can go either way!

Favorite Pizza Topping
Lots of cheese and a really great red sauce

Playlist Favorites
Oh boy - too many to name

Favorite Trend
Black and white boho style gala/weddings with just a pop of greenery

Guilty Pleasure
A Netflix binge or a big bowl of pasta...or both!

Favorite Vacation Spot
Anywhere with sun and sand

Biggest Inspiration
My family

Dogs or Cats?
Dogs

Favorite Season
Summer


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