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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.

We love American flags, military flags, boat flags, custom flags – especially the ones with your pets printed on them – but that’s enough about flags. Let’s talk a little bit about us!

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Andrew Kinerson - El Pres Jr.

Andy has been with Gettysburg Flag since 2011, keeping a watchful eye on finances, operations and growth. Andy has extensive 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.

If I were a flag I would be: The U.S. flag, as there is no better flag to symbolize the freedom and opportunity that this great nation provides for its citizens.

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

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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.

If I were a flag I would be: Ohio State Flag - happy to be just a little bit different than the rest.

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's a quest, a quest for fun...." - National Lampoon's Vacation

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Patrick Doorey - Operations

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.”

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Cheyenne Fisher - Bookkeeping and Finance Coordinator

Cheyenne, our bookkeeper, wields her numerical prowess like a wizard. With an uncanny ability to calculate figures faster than a supercomputer, she’s affectionately known as the "Rainwoman" of Gettysburg Flag Works. Her journey began in the enchanted land of Accountingia, where she mastered the art of number manipulation under the tutelage of ancient masters. Cheyenne's unique talent for turning ledgers into magical stories ensures the company's finances are always in perfect harmony, adding a touch of numerical enchantment to every balance sheet she encounters. It is a little weird when she constantly yells out “ONE MINUTE TIL WAPNER”.

If I were a flag I would be: The Flag of Guam "I love the beach so it's perfect for me!"

Bucket list item: Travel the world especially Italy & try all the different types of foods

Favorite movie line quote: "You wanna do something fun? You wanna go to Taco Bell"- Mean Girls

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Brandon Manning - Sales Manager

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

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Adam Migirditch - Key Account Specialist

Adam is one of our client account specialists and is probably the nicest guy you’ll talk to today. Smart and helpful, he can make your flag buying experience a great one from start to finish. Before he decided to dedicate his life to flags, Adam had a promising career as a Minor League southpaw in the Astro’s organization. After injuring his elbow in a freak Oreo cookie accident (long story, don’t ask) Adam decided to hang up the cleats. In his spare time Adam likes to compete in local Cook-off challenges and this year finished just outside the podium with his interesting take on a classic Chicken Jambalaya Papaya Chili. Too much Okra.

If I were a flag I would be: The classic Peace Sign flag. Just be kind to each other.

Bucket list item: Go to SXSW in Austin, Texas

Favorite movie line quote: “Yeah, well, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.” - The Dude, The Big Lebowski

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Josh Pierson - Account Specialist

Josh joined our squad in early 2023. An Army Brat, Josh has lived in many places during his formative years - you throw a dart on a map and pretty good odds Josh has lived there. An alum of the University of Kentucky, he likes to tell the story about the time he beat Anthony “The Brow” Davis at a pickup game of H.O.R.S.E. These days Josh and his longtime girlfriend chase their passion as Medieval Scottish re-enactors. Josh portrays William Wallace in blue-face, kilt, sword, the whole shebang. Apparently there is a real market for his services at all kinds of functions like Medieval Fairs, Scottish Weddings, even Birthdays and Bat-mitzvahs. He will occasionally shout “FREEEEDOM!” at the top of his lungs while sitting at his desk. Our first thought was wow, this guy is a perfect fit here! Then we realized he was just really into Braveheart, which is equally cool in our opinion.

If I were a flag I would be: "Come out you Cuckold" because insults are timeless

Bucket list item: Wild boar hunting in Hawaii

Favorite movie line quote: I honestly just feel that America is the best country and all the other countries aren’t as good. That used to be called patriotism. - Kenny Freakin’ Powers

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Nick - Marketing and Sales Assistant

Marketing makes the wheels go round and there's a good chance you landed on this webpage due to our marketing team. Nick is a marketing associate who coined the phrase “If you make a great flag and nobody buys it, did it really get made at all?” We don’t understand him either, but we trust the process. Nick is a former D1 athlete for the Florida Gators Diving team and still coaches tomorrows' Olympic hopefuls on the side. After college he set the world free dive record, jumping from a platform into a mop bucket from an almost unbelievable height of 382’ 7”. Once he got out of the hospital he was looking for less taxing work -- we hired him right away since he is clearly our kind of crazy.

If I were a flag I would be: The Gadsden because it is still relevant today.

Bucket list item: Run a 100 mile Ultra Marathon at least once in my life.

Favorite movie line quote: “Sometimes, I guess there just aren’t enough rocks” - Forrest Gump

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Dave Byrne - Logistics Coordinator

We were lucky enough to hire Dave during the Summer of 2022 as our logistics manager. He makes sure that all the stuff you need to keep your flag flying proudly is in stock and gets to you quickly. He doesn’t usually say much, maybe a grunt here or there, but executes logistics with clinical efficiency. Interestingly, in his formative years, Dave worked as a professional falconer in Northeast Romania where his area of focus was training birds to hunt, attack and deliver messages from one outpost to the next. Outside of work, Dave can be found enjoying time with his growing family and not enjoying being a NY Knicks fan.

If I were a flag I would be:The 4 Irish Provinces because I'm Irish and the duck with the gun was taken.

Bucket list item: I want to own and live on a secluded lake house.

Favorite movie line quote: "And here we go" -The Joker

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Todd Kennedy - Warehouse Manager

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

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Jordan - Senior Fulfillment Associate

The warehouse is a busy place and Jordan is one of the guys who keeps things running. With a name like Jordan we assumed he would be good at basketball but we were terribly wrong about that. Luckily for us he is very good at warehousing! Outside of work Jordan is always busy working on DIY home improvement projects, recently putting the finishing touches on a 6 lane indoor swimming pool he built in his basement. Gotta get in those laps!

If I were a flag I would be: The Washington's cruisers flag. The saying “An Appeal To Heaven” just holds such a significant meaning. People should seek protection from him rather than the government.

Bucket list item: Travel back in time so I could have the real experience of living through the 80's.

Favorite movie line quote: "Guess you guys aren’t ready for that yet.. but your kids are gonna love it..” - Marty McFly

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Shelby - Production and Graphic Assistant

Our flags don’t make themselves...just like raising a barn in Amish country, it takes a village. Shelby is responsible for printing our flags onto the rolled goods that our seamstresses finish. Her skills are a huge factor in making flags look crisp, sharp and colorful. Outside of work Shelby and her kids train a stable of snails for competitive snail racing with hopes to have an entrant in the upcoming Snail Racing World Championship (this is a real thing, Google it). We ask her if her ultimate goal is to get them moving faster than a snails pace but she only looks back at us with flat, dead eyes to express her disappointment in our bad Dad-joke.

If I were a flag I would be: The Greek Flag Because the blue is so pretty and It is a flag I have to make pretty often!

Bucket list item: Obviously, to travel to Greece. I haven't been yet, but the architecture and amazing landmarks really stand out to me. I can't wait to go!

Favorite movie line quote: "There's so much room for activities” - Brennan Huff "Will Ferrell"

Monica - 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 - Seamstress Emeritus

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."

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Joyce - Seamstress

Our seamstresses keep the lights on around here, doing all the hardest work and it’s amazing to have a team player like Joyce stitching for us. Always quick with a smile and joke, Joyce has many years previous experience in sewing mattresses (where she keeps her stacks of cash, shhhh, fugghediboudit). Aside from being friendly and outgoing, Joyce is cool as a cucumber under pressure and will get the job done. Personally, Joyce has rubbed elbows with an amazing cast of characters during her time on Earth, from the Queen of England to the Dali Lama himself! It's like the Dr. Suess book, "Oh the Places You’ll Go!” — a real life tale of Gump-ian proportions. Except Joyces’ Mama never said ‘nothin about chocolates.

If I were a flag I would be: I would be the Tibet flag. I don't know why, but I love it so much!

Bucket list item: To visit Antarctica

Favorite movie line quote: "Alright, alright, alright."

Seamstress X

Seamstress X has been sewing flags for Gettysburg since 2019. She is a flag ninja; her scissors like a katana, slicing up the fabric without a sound. She deftly works the double needle, stealthily hemming the edges with precision stitching, always within the balance of the Chi. No words are exchanged, only knowing glances that dance thru the shadows. Suddenly, before you knew it was happening, there is a flag inside your mailbox waiting to be flown. What do ninjas do outside of work? Nobody knows for sure.

Melody Gullotto - Production Manager

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 husband 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.

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Mark - Lead Flagpole Installer

Mark has been installing flagpoles for us since 2016 and is known locally as the “Godfather of the Pole”. Unlike James Brown, he doesn’t dance or sing, but he can handle a pole with ease and is most definitely not scared of heights. A long time volunteer firefighter and expert equestrian, Mark is a very active fella & we are lucky to have him. Prior to installing flagpoles, Mark spent 30 years with the NYS Institute for the Blind, where he was fortunate to meet the love of his life, Rose. When he isn’t busy horsing around, Mark travels throughout the Northeast entering into mustache competitions. His magnificent lip whiskers have been compared favorably to both Burt Reynolds and Tom Selleck, though we see a little Groucho Marx in there as well.

If I were a flag I would be: the Fire Fighter Flag. It holds a special place in my heart as a long time volunteer firefighter!

Bucket list item: see all 50 states (maybe not Hawaii)

Favorite movie line quote: “Ride ‘em like you stole ‘em”