Meet the Team
We, the People, Stand Behind Our Flags
Life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness – there’s just something about the red, white and blue that inspires us to be our best. We put our hearts into what we do, and each of us is dedicated to providing our customers with high-quality flag products, superior service, and expert insight on flag etiquette, history, half-staff alerts, and more.
Andrew Kinerson - General Manager
Andy has been the General Manager of Gettysburg Flag since 2011, keeping a watchful eye on finances, operations and growth. Andy has extensive retail management experience, and always brings a keen awareness to jobs large and small. Andy grew up strong and he grew up right, with them Indiana boys on those Indiana nights - but he still can’t grow any hair.
Bucket list item: Travel to the U.K. to see my ancestral home.
Favorite movie line quote: “...Never put yourself in a position where you can take from these men" - Major Dick Winters - Band of Brothers
Maria Coffey - Marketing & Website Manager
Maria joined la familia in 2015 as Marketing Manager and has helped redefine Gettysburg Flag’s identity in the online shopping marketplace. Maria has previous corporate level marketing experience and has even taught marketing courses as an adjunct professor locally. Maria enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys and has a propensity to scream bloody murder when startled by loud sounds and/or fast movements.
Bucket list item: To do something that requires physical training (not sure what it is yet!)
Favorite movie line quote: "Y'know what I think??? I think you're all f***ed in the head! We're ten hours from the f***in' fun park and you want to bail out. Well I'll tell you something, this is no longer a vacation...it's a quest, a quest for fun...." - National Lampoon's Vacation
Patrick Doorey - Sales Manager
Patrick has been with Gettysburg Flag since 2012 working in sales, service and new product development. He doesn’t have time to enjoy hobbies but instead herds a bristling pack of masculine children in partnership with his long suffering fiancé.
If I were a flag I would be: Original Maine Flag - the perfect flag.
Bucket list item: Lake House on a pristine, remote lake to enjoy with friends and family.
Favorite movie line quote: The late, great Chris Farley, from Tommy Boy - "Because they know all they sold ya was a guaranteed piece of s***. That's all it is, isn't it? Hey, if you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it guaranteed, I will. I got spare time. But for now, for your customer's sake, for your daughter's sake, ya might wanna think about buying a quality product from me.”
Brandon Manning - Sales Associate
Brandon Manning has been a salesman with Gettysburg Flag for almost a decade, helping turn flag dreams into realities for folks all across our great country. Brandon served several tours in the desert with the USMC and we honor his service to our country. When he isn’t working he likes to eat, wander about and sing to himself, much to the chagrin of his patient and loving wife.
If I were a flag I would be: This flag just speaks to me.......
Bucket list item: Golf trip to Scotland.
Favorite movie line quote: "If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball" - Dodgeball
Sal Lamanna - Sales Associate
Sal is the newest member of the team, joining our sales team in 2019. He arrives with a background in sales and transportation management, and is quickly learning the ins and outs of the flag business. Sal enjoys spending time with his fiancé and daughter and also likes dead-lifting various sub-compact automobiles.
If I were a flag I would be: Italian flag - because I’m Italian.
Bucket list item: Travel to Belgium and attend Tomorrowland music festival.
Favorite movie line quote: “Most people talk a lot, few are up for the moment” -xXx (Triple X).
Victoria Kunert - E-commerce Channel Coordinator
Tori started with Gettysburg Flag in 2016 and now exclusively handles our 3rd Party commerce channels such as Amazon.com. She is a proud native of Italy, holding dual citizenship. Victoria is also a citizen of House Gryffindor, even though the sorting hat was pushing her hard towards Slytherin — she almost always chooses good over evil.
If I were a flag I would be:
I would be a Freak Flag because I am totally myself, metaphorically flying my freak flag at all times.
Bucket list item: See Venice before it sinks.
Favorite movie line quote: “I’ll have what she’s having” - When Harry Met Sally
Sara Crotty - Logistics Manager
Sara joined our team in 2015 and has completely overhauled our shipping and logistics department. Sara comes from a corporate recruiting and HR background and helps out with those tasks here as well, even though she doesn’t really want to. Sara and her husband welcomed the addition of their first child recently, so right now she needs a nap.
If I were a flag I would be: I would be an American Mermaid because I love my country, have ridiculously long hair and am majestical.
Bucket list item: Visit Ireland’s Cliffs of Moher.
Favorite movie line quote: “It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.” – Fight Club, Tyler Durden
Todd Kennedy - Fulfillment Coordinator
Todd joined our fulfillment team in 2015 and ships like nobody else, refuting the idea that robots could ever replace the output or accuracy of finely tuned human; he is a modern day John Henry but with a much happier ending. In his free time Todd likes getting his haircut and challenging absolutely anyone in 3 point shooting contests, usually with spectacular results.
If I were a flag I would be: 9/11 We Remember flag because it represents those lost in the tragic attacks in NYC and also a time when our country came together as one.
Bucket list item: To have an up close experience of a whale jumping out of the water.
Favorite movie line quote: "FREEDOM!" - Braveheart
Teresa Memole - Fulfillment Associate
Teresa joined our team in 2018 as a jack of all trades; she spends much of her day in shipping, helping Todd pick things up and put things down, but she also is responsible for the amazing artwork caricatures on this page, so she can wear many hats. Teresa grew up locally, one of 24 children, and is extremely good at fighting to get the last slice of pizza. With a background like that, she is a true unicorn!
If I were a flag I would be: I’d be the flag of Bhutan, because I too enjoy bright colors and get frighteningly possessive over pastry-like objects.
Bucket list item: Lord of the Rings tour of New Zealand
Favorite movie line quote: "But I was going into Tosche Station to pick up some power converters!” - Star Wars
Monica Mosey - Seamstress
Since 2018 Monica has sewn flags and banners, large and small, in our East Greenbush production facility. When she isn’t throwing another thread on the bobbin, she and her husband volunteer their time at her sons Boy Scout events.
If I were a flag I would be: I would be the flag of Narnia. The Chronicles of Narnia hold a very special place in my heart, I loved the tales since childhood & have been able to share them with my son.
Bucket list item: Take my family on a 2 Week Disney vacation and stay at the Polynesian Resort.
Favorite movie line quote: “[…], Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. I will be hoping that this letter finds you, and finds you well.” - Shawshank Redemption
Audrey Gundrum - Seamstress
Audrey is our flag maker emeritus, with over 50 years of total sewing experience, she has done it all when it comes to making flags. Audrey is the 12 time recipient of the Gettysburg Golden Scissor Award, handed out yearly to the seamstress who best represents the skill and artistry that Gettysburg Flag is known for. Audrey has been trying to retire for the last several years, but we won’t let her leave. When she does escape from the building, we can usually track her down lakeside at a campsite in the Adirondack Mountains, surrounded by family and friends.
If I were a flag I would be: I would be an eagle soaring high above the trees.
Bucket list item: To spend time in Scotland and learn the traditions.
Favorite movie line quote: "And we shall mount up on wings of eagles."
Melody Mead - Graphic Artist
Melody (a.k.a. “Mello", a.k.a. “Mel-Dog” a.k.a. “Murder”) is our Graphics Manager, overseeing all things design. She has previous experience in the field of print journalism advertising which she found to be overwhelmingly boring. Outside work, Mello is a hardcore gamer, owning the 2017 North American record for best K/D ratio on COD: Black Ops and more recently entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the "Longest continuous Twitch stream while playing Fortnite” at 133.75 consecutive hours. Bravo Melody, Bravo!
If I were a flag I would be: My boyfriend wanted me to make a very stereotypically Italian version of “No Step on Snek” and I liked how it turned out.
Bucket list item: Stay at Ashford Castle in Ireland at least for a weekend.
Favorite movie line quote: When Darth Sidious yells “UNLIMITED POWAAAH” in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.