The full management team at Triangle Table Tennis.
Michael Levene, Director of Marketing and Coaching
Michael is an ITTF Level 1 coach, and a USATT Regional Coach. He has Bachelors' degrees in Econometrics and Social Statistics, and a Master's degree in Business Administration. Michael founded Smash Table Tennis where he coached from 2015 to 2018. He also coached at the Atlanta Georgia Table Tennis Association from 2007-2008, and was a player/coach for GB National Maccabiah Team, Israel 2005, winning Men's Team Bronze. As a player, Michael has been a 3 time US Open finalist including International Veterans and Men's Over 40 Doubles. He was formerly ranked 57 in England Men's and 15 in England Veteran's. He has represented Great Britain 6 times in World Maccabiah Games; formerly an ITTF sanctioned event.
Thomas Gabriel, Center Manager
Tom has experience developing and supervising programs for youth and adults in various settings, including experience as: the Manager of NC Museum of Life and Science Summer Science Camp program, a high school history teacher, a tennis and racquetball instructor, and the organizer of a junior tennis league. While serving as the Manager of an Omega Sports sporting goods retail store in Durham, he helped found the Durham Table Tennis Club, where he ran tournaments and advocated for program enhancements. Tom has a BA in Philosophy, an MAT in Teaching, and a JD. In addition, he has an ITTF-PTT Level 1 coaching certification, he's a USATT certified umpire and a USATT certified referee, and is certified by the American Red Cross in First Aid and CPR.
Alec J. Carney, Assistant Center Manager and Senior/Elite Coach
AJ grew up excelling at many sports in Rochester, New York, including both baseball and table tennis. He was a multi-medalist at the AAU Junior Olympics in 1997-2001, earning 2 gold, 1 silver, and 4 bronze medals. After injuries sidelined him from an invitation to the major leagues as a left-handed baseball pitcher, AJ focused his attention more exclusively on table tennis. AJ trained and traveled to table tennis tournaments across the US, and quickly reached a high level of play with a rating above 2400. He has an ITTF-PTT Level 1 coaching certification, he is a USATT certified Club Umpire, and he has been coaching table tennis for the last seven years.
Rob Taylor, Center Coordinator
Rob Taylor has experience in recreation as a lifeguard and pool supervisor, and he has Red Cross certifications in CPR and First Aid. His love for gaming extends into the realm of table tennis, and as a newly competitive player he wants to do everything possible to continue to improve. Rob’s life goal is to see the United States win gold in the Olympic Games!
Dennis Jenson, Center Coordinator
Dennis has served in the military as an active duty Army chaplain for the last 7 years and is currently in the Army reserves, serving 1 weekend a month. During his duty, he has had countless opportunities to counsel and encourage soldiers and their family members in times of great stress and need. He also took the lead in making opportunities for soldiers to get involved and connect with one another by taking them to orphanages, going whitewater rafting, paint balling, as well as having some relaxed time playing table tennis. Dennis is passionate about the sport of table tennis and enjoys helping others have a good time playing, too.
Ann Campbell, President
Ann has held technical, sales, marketing, and management roles at IBM, and served as a Vice President in Bricker & Associates, a specialized management consulting firm in Chicago, IL. She was a co-founder and President of Campbell Alliance Group, Inc., the premier management consulting firm focused on the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, and its market research and e-learning subsidiaries, with hundreds of employees in offices across the US and Europe. She is now an investor and Board Member for WasteZero, a Raleigh-based company that partners with municipalities to deliver the most effective waste reduction programs in the US. She also serves on the Board of Public Schools First NC.