Say ‘Hello’ to the CoolStuff Studios team.
Todd has a very clear vision for Cool Stuff, and that is to be recognized worldwide as a high quality, top performing company that is easy to do business with. It is important to him that the team works closely with each customer to demystify “theming” while helping him or her create their own amazing “cool”. A “People Impacting” environment is fundamental to Todd, and he knows that this creates a great customer experience. As one of three founding brothers and General Manager, his first priority is to assemble, equip, educate and retain a gifted and talented team of people. Second to this, is a commitment to encouraging his team to become better at what they do so that they can deliver more to the customer. Todd believes that the purpose of this team is to help the client make informed and confident decisionswhen it comes to theming their space, and this comes from having an engaging environment. The team at Cool Stuff is passionate about what they do, and with a thoughtful approach and care taken with every detail, dreams come to life.
Jay has nearly twenty years’ experience in playground design and theming, constructing and supervising the installation of pipe and plastic play structures around the globe. He has vast experience in all aspects of the industry including industrial coatings, fiberglass, paints, clear coats, manufacturing processes and personnel management. A Production Manager, Jay brings forth his experience in team management, systems, production, employee training, process development and efficiency strategies to ensure we deliver on timelines and present quality workmanship. Outside of the play industry, Jay has been a church Co-Pastor, while dedicating his time to various other aspects of ministry for over ten years.
Brad brings to the team a strong background and talent in art and design along with experience in relationship building, marketing, product development and manufacturing. As head of business development, Brad expresses that taking a relationship from “client” to friend is the best way to be successful in any business. This mindset creates a great foundation and sets the stage for how customers, coworkers, industry partners and suppliers are to be cared for. Brad’s personal touch makes him a great addition to the CoolStuff Team, as he helps grow the company’s brand presence in local and global markets.
The creative talents of Lee were discovered early on, when at the age of 8 while attending a private art school, a local medical doctor became aware of Lee and commissioned a chalk pastel to be hung among his “Group of Seven” collection (a famous group of Canadian artists). From that point forward it was clear that art would be a part of Lee’s future. He excelled at everything he put his artistic talents to, and would continue to expand and develop his craft to include air brushing. After taking a sabbatical from his professional art career to focus on air brushing, he became a star attraction at “Son Fest” in Washington State where he painted t-shirts. Continuing to perfect his medium, in 1987 he decided to further his education and entered college to obtain a degree in graphic design, where he graduated on the Dean’s Honour Roll, completing his four-year program in just two years. Lee is a master of visual arts, and lends his talents to the roles of sculptor, production designer and painter.
Donna Mary Schulte
Donna Mary has been with CoolStuff Studios since it’s beginning. With 30 years experience in the field of corporate administration she has worked with CEO’s and top executives to help optimize the flow of healthy growing businesses. Working as administrator with her sons at CoolStuff Studios is the fulfillment of her dreams and the answer to years of prayer. She lives in Abbotsford BC with her husband Noel.