Regional Leadership Team

The regional leadership team at PDS is made up of passionate individuals with experience in positions such as office manager, regional manager, and director.

TERRITORY PARTNERS

Nicholas D'Amico

Nicholas D'Amico

Territory Partner - Greater Sacramento [California], Idaho, Utah and Reno [Nevada]

Regional Partner - Greater Sacramento [California], Idaho, Utah and Reno [Nevada]

Nicholas D’Amico joined PDS in 2014 and is responsible for the results of the Greater Sacramento, Idaho, Utah and Reno, Nevada regions. Prior to his roles as territory and regional partner, he served the organization in several operational and leadership roles including regional manager and regional director in the Georgia market. Before joining PDS, Nicholas spent 15 years leading store operations and talent management efforts in a variety of diverse markets for Target. Nicholas received his Bachelor of Science degree from Kaplan University.

Joe Feldsien

Joe Feldsien

Territory Partner - Arizona, Colorado, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon and Washington

Joe Feldsien joined PDS in 2004 and provides operational support to seven regional partners in Arizona, Colorado, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon and Washington. His contributions encompass a wide range of areas, including clinical excellence, leadership development, partnerships, communications, and recruiting. Prior to joining PDS, he worked at 3M for 11 years in sales and marketing. Joe attended Northwestern College and holds bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and biblical studies.

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Jacob Kramer

Territory Partner - Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina

Regional Partner - South Florida

Jacob Kramer joined PDS in 2015 and currently serves as territory partner, overseeing two regional partners while also serving as regional partner of the South Florida region. Prior to this role, Jacob was a regional manager in PDS’ Arizona market. Over the course of his career, he has served in multiple leadership positions for retailers such as Verizon Wireless and Blockbuster Media, where he pursued operational excellence and managed several market expansions.

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Maha Said-Shariff

Territory Partner - Southern California and Las Vegas [Nevada]

Maha Said-Shariff joined PDS in 2011 and provides operational support to eight regional partners in Southern California and Nevada. While holding previous roles in the organization, Maha developed a management style that empowers fellow team members to enhance organizational performance and results. Maha earned her bachelor’s degree, master’s in public health and other advanced degrees from Loma Linda University.

REGIONAL PARTNERS

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Shyanne Boike

Regional Partner - Minnesota

Shyanne Boike joined PDS in 2014 and is responsible for the results of the Minnesota region. She believes the growth and development of her team is the highest calling of leadership. Prior to her role as regional partner, she served the organization in several operational and leadership roles including operational manager and regional manager in the Minnesota market. Before joining PDS, Shyanne held executive positions at Target and graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Nicole Brown

Nicole Brown

Regional Partner - North and South Dallas/Fort Worth

Nicole Brown has been with PDS since 2006 and has served in various roles that have contributed to the organization's success. Initially joining as a healthcare coordinator, she later advanced to positions such as operations manager, regional manager, and regional director. In her role as regional partner, Nicole is directly responsible for the results of the North and South Dallas/Fort Worth regions. Nicole was honored in 2019 with both the Regional Director of the Year and Award of Distinction for her contributions to the company.

Dave Bryant

Dave Bryant

Regional Partner - Massachusetts

Dave Bryant has been with PDS since 1995. During his tenure, Dave has served in various operational roles including regional manager, director of operations, and vice president of de novo growth. He is currently serving as the vice president of operations support and regional partner of the Massachusetts region. Dave received his bachelor’s degree in political science from University of California, Santa Barbara.

Mike Butler

Mike Butler

Regional Partner - San Diego, California

Mike Butler joined PDS in 1997 and has served the organization in many capacities including operations manager, regional manager and regional director prior to becoming regional partner. He is directly responsible for the results in the company’s San Diego, Calif. region. Mike is honored to have served his country as a United States Marine.

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Lionel Clayton

Regional Partner - South Inland Empire [California]

Lionel Clayton joined PDS in 2016 and is responsible for the results of the South Inland Empire region. Prior to his role as regional partner, he held several operational and leadership roles including specialty regional manager, regional manager and regional director. Before joining PDS, Lionel held leadership positions at Enterprise Holdings and Target and received his bachelor’s degree in business management from San Diego State University.

Alex Creelman

Alex Creelman

Regional Partner - Orange County [California]

Alex Creelman joined PDS in 2010 as an operations manager and was instrumental to the growth of multiple practices. She later assumed the roles of regional manager and regional director. She was a three-time Office of the Year award winner, two-time De Novo of the Year award winner, and Regional Manager of the Year in 2017. Alex received her Bachelor of Science degrees in physiology and chemistry from the University of Arizona.

Kamaile Crowell

Kamaile Crowell

Regional Partner - South Los Angeles [California]

Kamaile Crowell joined PDS in 2014 and is responsible for the results of the South Los Angeles region. Prior to her role as regional partner, she held multiple roles including operations manager and regional manager. Kamaile received her bachelor’s degree from UCLA where she was also a collegiate athlete and four-time national champion.

Mark Dean

Mark Dean

Regional Partner - Ohio and Kentucky

Mark Dean joined PDS in 2003 and is responsible for the results of the Ohio/Kentucky region. Having held significant leadership positions, he recently held the position of vice president, responsible for overseeing operational activities, expansion into new markets, and the establishment of new offices. Additionally, he excelled as the regional director of the North Los Angeles market, where he spearheaded growth from one office to more than 20, generating a remarkable $48 million in revenue in 2011. Mark graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and economics.

Katie Dormagen

Regional Partner - Midwest [Kansas and Missouri]

Since joining PDS in 2014, Katie Dormagen has taken on roles of increasing responsibility, serving as both an operations manager and regional manager in various markets. She is directly responsible for the results of the Midwest region, which is comprised of Kansas and Missouri. Before joining PDS, Katie worked for Target in various leadership roles. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.

Vicky Dyck

Vicky Dyck

Regional Partner - North West Arizona

Vicky Dyck joined PDS in 2009 as an operations manager and now serves as regional partner of the North West Arizona region. Over the past 13 years, Vicky has supported regions in both Arizona and Nevada as regional manager and regional director and has been recognized with multiple organizational awards, including the Diamond and Pinnacle awards. Prior to joining PDS, she was the vice president of operations for a greeting card and gift company. Vicky studied business at the University of Arizona.

Larry Hoy

Regional Partner - Southern Arizona

Larry Hoy joined PDS in 2018 and serves as regional partner of the Southern Arizona region. Prior to his current role, he served as regional manager and regional director in various markets in Arizona. Before joining the organization, Larry held leadership positions at Verizon Wireless. Larry received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Gonzaga University.

Michael Hurley

Michael Hurley

Regional Partner - Gulf Coast [Texas]

Having joined PDS in 2010, Michael Hurley currently serves as the regional partner of the Gulf Coast region, leading and overseeing its operations. Prior to PDS, he worked as vice president of business development at U.S. Oncology, one of the largest community-based oncology networks in the United States. Michael studied finance at Texas A&M University.

Jack Knudsen

Jack Knudsen

Regional Partner - Tennessee

Jack Knudsen joined PDS in 2010 and is directly responsible for driving results in the Tennessee region. Prior to becoming a regional partner, he served as a regional manager and regional director in other markets. Before joining PDS, he held leadership positions at Johnson & Johnson and served as an officer in the U.S. Army. Jack earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Portland.

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Matthew Ornelas

Regional Partner - Bay Area and Central Valley [California]

Since joining PDS in 2013, Matthew Ornelas has taken on various roles including operations manager, regional manager, and regional director in Northern California. He achieved recognition as a top-performing operations manager in both 2015 and 2016. In 2019, he was nominated for the Regional Manager of the Year award, and one of the offices under his direct support won Most Improved Office of the Year. Prior to his time at PDS, Matthew worked as a practice manager at Banfield Pet Hospital. He holds a degree from California State University Stanislaus and obtained his law degree from Humphrey’s School of Law.

Erin Ortega

Erin Ortega

Regional Partner - North Inland Empire [California]

Erin Ortega joined PDS in 2013. Prior to her role as regional partner overseeing the North Inland Empire region, she served the organization as a regional manager in multiple Southern California markets. She was also a member of the team that won back-to-back Region of the Year awards in 2020 and 2021. Before joining PDS, Erin served in various leadership roles at Enterprise Holdings. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communications at Hofstra University.

Todd Pachello

Todd Pachello

Regional Partner - Minnesota, Washington and Oregon

Todd Pachello currently serves as the regional partner overseeing the Minnesota and Washington/Oregon regions at PDS, where he plays a key role in ensuring optimal operational performance within his teams. A member of the organization since 2011, Todd initially joined as an operations manager and subsequently advanced to positions of increasing responsibility, including regional manager and regional director. His notable achievements include receiving accolades such as the Most Improved Office in both 2012 and 2017, as well as Office of the Year in 2018. Todd holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Northern Colorado..

Daniel Rodriguez

Daniel Rodriguez

Regional Partner - North Los Angeles [California]

Daniel Rodriguez joined PDS in 2011 and has since played a pivotal role in driving the results of the North Los Angeles region. Starting at the company as a regional manager, he demonstrated exceptional leadership and later advanced to become regional director. Under Dan’s guidance, his teams achieved record-breaking annual gross revenue for the region. Dan received his bachelor's degree in business from San Diego State University.

Michael Roelandts

Michael Roelandts

Regional Partner – North and South Carolina

Since joining PDS in 2007, Michael Roelandts has been a dedicated team member, assuming various roles such as operations manager, regional manager, and regional director. In his current role as the regional partner of the company’s Carolinas region, he assumes direct responsibility for driving positive outcomes in North and South Carolina. Prior to his tenure at PDS, Michael developed his management style and achieved success as an operations manager at a prominent catering company. Michael attended Arizona State University.

Stephanie Ross

Regional Partner - Northern Colorado

Since joining PDS in 2014, Stephanie Ross has held various leadership positions including regional manager and regional director in the California and Colorado markets. Currently serving as the regional partner, she holds direct responsibility for driving positive outcomes in the Northern Colorado region. Stephanie brings valuable leadership experience from her previous roles at Starbucks and within the hotel industry. She earned a bachelor's degree from San Francisco State University and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Pennsylvania State University.

Mary Rossi

Mary Rossi

Regional Partner - Eastern Arizona

Since joining PDS in 2015, Mary Rossi has consistently taken on roles of increasing responsibility, progressing from regional manager to regional director, and currently serving as the regional partner of the Eastern Arizona region. Throughout her tenure, she has led and inspired teams to achieve remarkable year-over-year results by implementing operational excellence strategies. Before joining PDS, Mary held leadership positions at Knowledge Universe and Learning Care Group. Mary holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Arizona State University.

Jonathan Snyder

Regional Partner - Louisiana

Jonathan Snyder joined PDS in 2014 and has served in multiple capacities including operations manager, regional manager and, most recently, as regional director of the company’s Louisiana market. Jonathan has been recognized as a Platinum XP Award winner and one of the offices under his direct support recently won Most Improved Office of the Year. Prior to PDS, he held multiple leadership roles in the retail industry with a focus on turnaround locations and training implementation. Jonathan earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Houston.

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Ryan Stowasser

Regional Partner - Central Florida

Having joined PDS in 2012, Ryan Stowasser currently serves as the regional partner of the Central Florida region, driving its growth and success. He has held numerous operational and leadership positions in different markets, including serving as a regional manager in the Central Florida region. Before joining PDS, Ryan garnered valuable experience in leadership roles within retail industry, including Best Buy and Microcenter.

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Joe Taylor

Regional Partner - Virginia and Maryland

Joe Taylor joined PDS in 2013 and is responsible for the results in Virginia and Maryland. He has had various roles within the organization, including operations manager, regional manager, and regional director. Before joining PDS, Joe worked for Enterprise Rent-A-Car where he was recognized for high profitability and customer service scores. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento where he studied business administration, accounting and finance.

Kimberly Valko

Kimberly Valko

Regional Partner - Inland Desert [California]

Since joining PDS in 2005, Kimberly Valko has held various roles, including dental assistant, healthcare coordinator, operations manager, and regional manager. Currently serving as the regional partner of the Inland Desert region in Southern California, she takes direct responsibility for driving positive outcomes within her team. Throughout her tenure, Kimberly has consistently shown strong leadership skills and achieved outstanding results. Her contributions have been recognized through multiple awards, including Office of the Year, Office of the Decade, and an Award of Distinction for exceptional performance.

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Cathie Wild-Pappas

Regional Partner - South Las Vegas [Nevada]

Cathie Wild-Pappas currently serves as the regional partner of the South Las Vegas region, where she plays a crucial role in driving its success. She has held various operational roles at PDS, including operations manager and regional manager, and is a two-time Regional Manager of the Year award nominee and a two-time Pinnacle Club winner. Cathie has a long history of leadership roles that include boutique director with Bare Minerals and a district sales manager with Steve Madden. Since joining PDS in 2011, she has been instrumental in delivering outstanding results within her region.

Stephanie Wootan

Stephanie Wootan

Regional Partner - New Mexico, Central Colorado and Southern Colorado

Since joining PDS in 2013, Stephanie Wootan has played a pivotal role in driving the success of the New Mexico, Central Colorado, and Southern Colorado regions. With a strong background in operations management and regional leadership, she has consistently led and inspired teams to achieve remarkable results through her clear vision and commitment to excellence. Prior to joining PDS, Stephanie held leadership positions in the retail industry and served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree.