The full management team at Triangle Table Tennis.
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 five years.
Logan Rietz, Assistant Manager - Sales
Logan brings his experience in sports, recreation, and retail management, along with his love for table tennis, to his role at Triangle Table Tennis. He is also a USATT Certified Club umpire.
Joe Windham, Business Development Manager and Coach
Joe comes to Triangle Table Tennis Club from Kansas City, Missouri. Former President of Kansas City Table Tennis Club in 2015-2016, Joe started playing junior table tennis in 1964, competing out of Kansas City until 1973. Having played in tournaments from California to New York, he attained a national ranking in juniors and in men’s play. The highlight of his table tennis competitive career was training full time for a year with Dan Seemiller at Dell Sweeris’ table tennis club in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dan and Joe trained 4 to 6 hours a day Monday thru Friday, and then would go to tournaments on the weekends in 1974. Joe had an offer to travel and play in Europe, but instead decided to take a reprieve from competitive table tennis. Before enlisting in the Navy in 1975, Joe worked as a table tennis pro in Oklahoma City at a full time club. He is a USATT Umpire and a certified Club Coach. He looks forward to working with the staff at TTTC to develop business and coach table tennis. Joe believes that table tennis is a lifetime sport which can be played competitively and enjoyed recreationally by all ages from juniors to seniors.
Amy Karpinski, Center Coordinator
Amy Karpinski brings her passion for fitness and her many years of administrative and managerial experience to Triangle Table Tennis. Instantly hooked after her first table tennis lesson in November 2014, she brings a unique enthusiasm that shows in her dedication to the sport as a new player. Amy expects to be re-certified as an ACE personal trainer later this year.
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!
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.