Michael’s experience as a facilities manager for a company that owned and operated newspapers has prepared him for building and event management. He’s the go-to guy when repair opportunities arise at the City Center. When Michael is not ensuring the City Center is problem free he can be found pursuing his passion for music. Michael has been a musician all his life, has played with a variety of bands, and recorded a number of cd’s. A true beach bum, Michael can be seen at the lake enjoying the sun, sand and his boat during the summer.
Favorite Quote: “Damn the torpedoes, Full speed ahead”- Admiral David Glasgow Farragut
A seasoned industry professional Greg joined the City Center team after working as lead engineer for Hyatt Hotels along with being a director of golf and sales account manager for two national car rental agencies. Greg provides professional guidance to the sales team when determining room layouts, assists preferred vendors and ensures a smooth and stress free event for City Center clients. When Greg is not helping to make the City Center the premier convention center in upstate New York he enjoys home improvement projects, going camping or to the beach with his family and flying. When Greg was 16 he flew a Piper J3 Cub with Chuck Yeager, who asked him if he should take over the controls, Greg replied “I’ve got this!”
Favorite Quote: “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful” – Joshua J. Marine`
After 28 years Terrance IS the City Center to many of our repeat clients. Terence or “T”, as his friends know him, is the epitome of hospitality. The adjectives often used to describe T are, friendly, accommodating, helpful and responsive. A few minutes with T and you know he loves people and he loves being in the hospitality industry. In addition to being an “ambassador” for City Center, Terence assist the operations team with the accurate and efficient set-up of the building, cleanliness and making sure our clients have a positive experience. When he is not spreading sunshine Terence enjoys fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.
Favorite Quote: “I Have A Dream”- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Since November of 1999 Ed has been supporting the clients of the Saratoga City Center. Ed has provided building support for many New York State managed venues. Ed supports City Center clients during events by making sure the building remains tidy and room set-ups are accurate. In Ed’s earlier years he attended Fort Bliss in Texas for basic training, Ed list Patton as one of his favorite movies. When Ed is not keeping the City Center organized he enjoys spending time with his family, camping and going to antique fairs and flea markets. Ed has a rare collection of Utica Club and Budweiser beer steins.
Favorite Quote: “The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good” – Samuel Johnson
Rinnie’s love of African Art is just one of his passions. After 13 years of being part of the operations team he is a well-respected and important member of the City Center family. Rinnie assist the operations team with the accurate and efficient set-up of the building, cleanliness and making sure our clients have a positive experience. In addition to enjoying African art he is a history buff. One of Rinnie’s favorite movies is the historical epic, Kingdom of Heaven, telling the story of Balian of Ibelin who travels to Jerusalem during the crusades of the 12th century, finding himself as the defender of the city and its people.
Favorite Quote: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everwhere.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Darren’s 23 years with the Navy Reserves and National Guard have prepared him for running a tight ship. The quick room set turnarounds and high level of expectation required to keep the City Center running at peak efficiency are just part of an average day for Darren. Darren joined the City Center team 19 years ago and his commitment to our mission and dedication is apparent. Darren has an adventurous side and list Jurassic Park as one of his favorite movies. When Darren is not making the City Center sparkle he enjoys traveling, watching television and relaxing.
Favorite Quote: “It is what it is” – Terence Gonzales (of course)
Since 2014 Jake has been a valuable part of the City Center operations team; he takes immense pride in making sure all meeting rooms are set to a client’s exact specifications. A musician at heart Jake has been playing guitar since he was 8 years old. He took every possible music class in school where his favorite class allowed him to create songs using a keyboard and computer. When Jake is not making sure we are ready to welcome our next event he enjoys hiking, kayaking and snowboarding.
Favorite Quote: “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get”- Forrest Gump
Kaylee can notice a spot that needs to be cleaned from a mile away! Kaylee’s passion for creating an impeccable first impression when guests enter the City Center keeps the building sparkling. Kaylee never stops moving and you know she is on the job as you hear her humming while she’s cleaning. When Kaylee is not making the City Center shine she enjoys reading, going to the gym, hiking and of course- organizing a closet.
Favorite Quote: “Believe you can and you’re halfway there” – Theodore Roosevelt
A recent addition to the operations support staff, Jimmy has quickly become a valuable member of the team. Jimmy ensures that our meeting rooms are set as requested and offers a friendly face to greet our guests as they enter the City Center. He is a huge Stars Wars buff and has seen all the movies, but his favorite is The Empire Strikes Back, for the many memorable lines and quotes. When Jimmy is not making sure the force remains with the City Center team he enjoys spending time with his family.
Favorite Quote: “A man’s character is his fate”- Heraclitus