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We’re glad that you have a passion for play because we help people like you make playground ideas come to life. Our innovative team collaborates with you to solve problems and design creative solutions for all of your playground and installation needs. We make your vision a reality with top notch service and high quality products.

 

Mike, General Manager
Mike is the General Manager of Playworld Preferred in Huntersville. Originally from MI, his professional background is in sales and advertising. He lives in Mooresville with his wife and 3 children, and is active in several Christian Business Groups and local youth athletics.

Cathy, Office Manager
Cathy Coutinho has been with Playworld Preferred since 2010 and loves working for a family-owned company that creates play in our communities. With a strong background in office management and administrative support Cathy and her team work with the sales consultants and customers to ensure a smooth process from start to finish. Originally from Virginia, Cathy lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband, 3 children and 3 dogs. Cathy enjoys spending time with her busy family and the many activities they participate in. Cathy is an active runner and competes in half marathons and marathons all over the southeast and her dream is to run the Boston Marathon one day.

Alex, NC Sales Consultant
Alex is a Mooresville native and proud to have attended schools in Iredell County. He attended East Carolina University with degrees in Business Administration and Psychology where he brought his sales knowledge back home to build his sales career.
Alex’s familiarity to the area motivates him to see his community progress as much as possible. He wants to help by providing places local kids can feel comfortable, build relationships, and most importantly, have fun!
By providing playgrounds and opportunities for kids to be active, he feels he is truly helping his community and giving back to the next generation in a way only few people have the opportunity to do.

Beth, TN Sales Consultant
Beth has always loved kids. She loves being around them, teaching them and challenging them. Beth’s background in teaching, both in primary and special needs classes, helped instill a desire to help and provide for these children. It made perfect sense to jump on an opportunity to get involved in “Play”. She became involved in the playground business when she moved to Tennessee, the second time, from Alaska. She went to work selling equipment and products for tennis courts, which expanded to site amenities and sports equipment. It wasn’t a big leap to playgrounds; an area that brought her closer to her love for children. Beth is married to Steve and they have two beautiful daughters: Jenna and Deidre. Lastly, you can’t talk to Beth without mentioning her running/walking partner, Bo, a seven year old Weimar also known as the “Head of the House”.

Carlton, GA Sales Consultant
Carlton is a Sales Associate for Playworld Preferred who emigrated from England back in 1982. He lives in Fayette County, Georgia with his wife Tami and their two dogs. Carlton has been in the playground industry since 2001 offering Playworld Systems playground equipment exclusively. He has held his CPSI certification since 2002 and thoroughly enjoys creating play spaces for children of all ages and capabilities. Over the last 16 years, he’s helped build stronger communities through his role as a play advocate. Carlton is also passionate about serving others through Habitat for Humanity and the Real Life Center; a food bank associated with his church.

Geoff, SC Sales Consultant
Geoff feels privileged to be in such a rewarding position as the Play Advocate for South Carolina. Partnering with people across the Palmetto State to enrich the lives of children & citizens has become a way of life, not simply a “job.” He joined the Playworld team back in 2007 and did so because they remain a family owned business. His duties then, as the installation manager, allowed him to learn the industry & products from the ground up. Today, that knowledge translates into providing his clients with a level of customization that allows Playworld Preferred to best meet the needs of any project.

He’s a graduate of Winthrop University’s School of Business Administration. While at Winthrop, he met his wife Chelcie and they have an adorable daughter, Libba Grace. In his spare time he enjoys playing softball, going on bike rides with the girls and traveling to see extended families. Life is good!

Harry, GA Sales Consultant
Harry recently stepped into his career with Playworld Preferred. He was looking to utilize his background in Sales and Customer service to serve those with playground needs and most importantly the children that will be enjoying our array of products. He appreciates Playworld Systems family owned platform as well as the fact that they truly value the experience of the child and have a dedicated approach with repeated examples of putting the child first. He is invested in every step of the process and focuses on helping the customer in any way necessary.
Harry is a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in Business Administration. He appreciates the people and culture that makes the Atlanta and the southeast the place that he chooses to call home.

Jeff, AL Sales Consultant
Jeff has 11 years of experience in the playground equipment industry. In addition to his primary role in sales, he is also a Certified Playground Safety Inspector ( CPSI ) and a Certified Inclusive Play Specialist. Jeff travels his home state of Alabama working with a wide variety of organizations to help them create play spaces for children in their communities.
He has been affiliated with Playworld for over 7 years.

Kevin, Key Accounts Consultant
Kevin is the key accounts consultant for NC. Originally from IL and most recently from FL, his professional background is in solution sales and distribution channel management. He lives in Mooresville with his wife and 2 children, and is active in the LKN Kiwanis, Mooresville Soup Kitchen, Habitat for Humanity, and local youth athletics.

Ryan, GA Sales Consultant
Ryan is a graduate of The University of Alabama and is excited to join the Playworld Preferred team. Ryan’s background in sales and customer service drives his desire to bring play to the state of Georgia. He is motivated to help children live active lifestyles and learn the value outdoor activity. He is not only focused on the growth and development of the child, but also a positive experience for his customers. His attention to detail guarantees a smooth walk with his customers through each step of Playword’s turnkey solutions.

Susie, NC Sales Consultant
Susan Paschal has literally grown up in the field of Parks and Recreation. Her dad was a Recreation Director and she graduated with a degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Catawba College. She has worked in the field of Parks and Recreation for 20+ years before coming to Playworld Preferred. She grew up in the western portion of North Carolina and now lives in Clayton with her husband – Joe and 3 beautiful daughters. She loves working with customers and believes the best sound in the world is the sound of children laughing and having fun. Her passions include her love to work with individuals with special needs and watching her daughters play sports.

Victoria, Office and Sales Support
Victoria lives with her energetic son on Lake Norman in Denver, NC, where she has resided for over a decade. She graduated from North Lincoln High School and is currently pursuing a business degree at Gaston College that will give her skills to benefit the office and our sales team. Victoria began working at Playworld in 2015 and has loved every minute! She believes working in the playground industry has given her more reasons to play outdoors and explore with her son.