Meet the Ladies of Marco Pinball

Meet the amazing ladies that help keep Marco Pinball running!  


NANCY MANDELTORT

Q: How long have you been working at Marco Pinball?

A: Since the beginning–mid 1980’s

Q: What is your title/What do you do at Marco Pinball?

A: Vice President, Working on retiring so I can play more pinball!

Q: What is your favorite thing about working at Marco Pinball?

A: Talking pinball with our staff and our customers

Q: What is your favorite pinball machine?

A: Anything from Steve Ritchie

Q: What are your hobbies outside of pinball?

A:  I love to garden! Every summer my purple butterfly bushes and yellow lantana attract the most beautiful butterflies and unusual hummingbird moths. I also planted some “Pinball Wizard” dianthus–waiting for it to bloom. My garden is my happy place!


ASHLII WRIGHT

Q: How long have you been working at Marco Pinball?

A: I have been working at Marco since October 2020

Q: What do you do at Marco Pinball?

A:  I am primarily a picker in the warehouse but have been cross trained in several different areas including pack/shipping, receiving, and customer service (soon).

Q: What is your favorite thing about working at Marco Pinball?

A: My favorite thing about working at Marco is the people I work for and with. It’s not often that you find a job where you look forward to seeing everyone you work with! This company has gone above and beyond to show us all how appreciated and valued we are!

Q: What is your favorite pinball machine?

A:  I currently do not play pinball but as a kid I did; especially when we went on vacation and would enjoy the local arcades.

Q: What are your hobbies outside of pinball?

A:  As far as hobbies, I love a good movie– any genre! I really appreciate a good nap as well lol. I do a little crafting too but being a Mom I don’t have alot of time for hobbies (thats where my love of naps comes in). I love animals and good music so usually my spare time is spent with the radio up loud and my 3 dogs and my cat.


JENNIFER OLIN

Q: How long have you been working at Marco Pinball?

A:  I have worked for Marco Specialties since July 27, 2020.

Q: What do you do at Marco Pinball?

A:   I was hired for warehouse fulfillment, but since then I have trained to do receiving and a other tasks in the shipping department.  

Q: What is your favorite thing about working at Marco Pinball?

A: I absolutely love my team at Marco and look forward to coming to work each day. 

Q: What are your hobbies outside of pinball?

A: My hobbies are my Grandchildren and working to help exonerate the wrongfully convicted.


JESSICA JOHNSON 

Q: How long have you been working at Marco Pinball?

A: I have been working at Marco since July 2020

Q: What is your title/What do you do at Marco Pinball?

A:  I am primarily a picker at warehouse.

Q: What is your favorite thing about working at Marco Pinball?

A: My favorite part about this job is the fact that I look forward to coming to work and that it is laidback. I like the people I work for and work with  and having a laugh with friends sure makes the workday go by quickly.

Q: What are your hobbies?

A:  My family life is everything to me and keeps me busy at home.


KRYSTLE GEMNICH

Q: How long have you been working at Marco Pinball?

A: I am lucky to celebrate my 2-year anniversary with Marco Pinball this coming May.

Q: What do you do at Marco Pinball?

A:  I enjoy my Customer Service Rep role as a “Parts Detective” –  digging into manuals to help customers get the correct parts for their games. In fact, my latest project as “Document Archaeologist” has me scanning 1960’s WICO parts catalogs into our considerable for-reference database. 

Q: What projects are you working on now?

A: Once COVID runs its course, I will start running tournaments for players here in Columbia, SC.

Q: What is your favorite thing about working at Marco Pinball?

A:  I appreciate learning something new daily about the mechanics as well as the history of pinball. 

Q: What is your favorite pinball machine?

A: My favorite pinball of all time is Taxi, but since there’s no Taxi on location here, I put in a lot of gametime on the Batman ’66 we currently have in the office-after hours, of course 🙂.

Q: What are your hobbies outside of pinball?A:  I love taking pictures of old cars and exploring dead malls =D


KELLY MAYO

Q: How long have you been working at Marco Pinball?

A: 6-months as a Customer Service Representative

Q: What do you do at Marco Pinball?

A: I help solve pinball emergencies, saving precious games and expectations with fast and friendly service! 

Q: What projects are you working on now?

A: In the office, I’m currently streamlining the search process of our considerably large database of score cards. In the arcade, I’m still practicing the gentle finesse of the nudge, and these T-Rex arms on a 5-ft. frame certainly aren’t doing me any favors! 

Q: What is your favorite thing about working at Marco Pinball?

A: My fav aspect of Marco Specialties is our irreverent, raucous company culture; we’re a nerd melting pot, and I feel most welcome to let my flag fly!

Q: What is your favorite pinball machine?

A: The Premium Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast is my current fav title, and I play it at our local Transmission Arcade any chance I get.

Q: What are your hobbies outside of pinball?

A: When not cursing yet another drained ball, I enjoy reading urban fantasy fiction, hiking, meditation, and all things Star Wars. Let’s go indulge in some high gravity beers so I can out-geek your fandom!


IMOTO HARNEY

Q: How long have you been working at Marco Pinball?

A: Southern Fried Gaming Expo in July 2019 was my official first show with Team Marco!

Q: What do you do at Marco Pinball?

A: Marketing and Outreach. Everything and anything to help grow pinball and it’s community!

Q: What projects are you working on now?

A: We just wrapped up our big sponsorship with the TWIPYs Pinball Award Show, and we’re in the process of developing more MarcoTV live-streams! 

Q: What is your favorite thing about working at Marco Pinball?

A: PinTech LIVE!! It’s our first live-stream show and it helps build people’s confidence in working on their own pinball machines…including MINE! 

Q: What is your favorite pinball machine?

A: Hardbody… those who haven’t played it won’t understand, but those FLEX-SAVES are possibly one of the most intense and exciting mechs in the history of pinball.

Q: What are your hobbies outside of pinball?

A: Going on adventures with my dog Mookie, and loitering in arcades!

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