Brock was founded on excellence. That’s why we are all about exceeding standards, not just barely meeting them. Because “good enough”….well, just isn’t. Whether it’s our products or our people, we strive to be exceptional to our customers in every interaction that we have with them.

Our Team Matters


Matt Hogg

Ohio Valley Region Vice President

“That which does not kill you makes you stronger”
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Matt joined the Brock team after years of working in the synthetic turf industry. As a coach of youth athletes, a parent of two athletes, and a former athlete, he is aware of how serious concussions can be. Matt was a member of 3 national championship football teams at Youngstown State University and was a team captain and All-American in 1997. He spent time with 3 NFL teams, played 2 seasons for the Barcelona Dragons (NFL Europe) and 1 season for the Birmingham Thunderbolts (XFL).

Matt graduated from Youngstown State University with a degree in Civil Engineering and worked professionally with 2 construction base turf providers. He was primarily responsible for sales, but he also ran jobs and occasionally worked on the civil side and installed turf. He is also on the board of Coach Sam’s Inner Circle Foundation to help develop programs for at-risk youth in 2nd and 3rd grade through literacy, personal development, and fitness. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and traveling with his family.

Amy Champion

Gulf States Region Vice President

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
~Maya Angelou

Amy joined Brock USA in May of 2018 as our Vice President for the Gulf States Region. Before starting at Brock USA, Amy worked for Hellas Construction, based in Austin, TX, for eight years. Her sales territory includes Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas, where she manages all the projects in that region.

She enjoys building strong relationships based on the trust customers have in the quality and safety of Brock products. Amy spent 22 years in college athletics, with her last stop as Director of Athletics at the University of New Orleans. This wealth of sports knowledge helps her communicate effectively with administrators, coaches, and end users at all levels. In her free time, Amy can be found playing a round of golf, hanging out in her RV, or kicking back on the beach.

Eric Hughes

Northeast Region Vice President

“Your best life will not be found in comfort. It will be found in fighting for what you believe in.”
~Maxime Lagace’

After 20 years in the sports surfacing world—including 12 years in synthetic turf, Eric joined the Brock team in 2015 to represent the Northeast region.

Prior to his professional sales career, Eric grew up in and around sports, watching his father provide backyard recreational facilities to clients for over 15 years. This shaped Eric’s future in sales from early on. Brock has provided Eric the perfect platform to educate designers and end-users about safe field systems. His two decades of experience in the industry allow him to provide hands-on customer service to each client.

Eric stays active playing soccer in his local “Old Man League” and kayaking the lakes and ponds in the Northeast with his wife, daughter, and son.

David Brown

Northwest Region Vice President

“Knowledge speaks, wisdom listens”
~Jimi Hendrix

David has represented Brock USA since 2006 and possesses a long working history of sales and industry experience.

A native of Northern California, David graduated with an engineering degree from San Jose State University and has over 30 years of sales and sales management experience. David has hands-on knowledge of the synthetic turf industry through his experience as the owner/operator of a turf company and his time as a Project/Construction Manager on 50+ synthetic field projects. Utilizing this experience in conjunction with his General Engineering -A- Contractor’s license, David collaborates with all levels of civil, landscape, construction and stakeholder personnel to accomplish each project on-time and on-budget.

Scott Powers

SouthEast Region Vice President

“People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.”
~ Maya Angelou

Scott joins Brock USA from Sports Turf Company, a specialty athletics construction company, where he worked with owners, specifiers, and construction managers to renovate and construct natural grass and artificial turf fields, and tracks. Scott will use his wealth of knowledge gained there when covering his territory of FL, SC, TN, GA, and AL for Brock. Prior to the turf industry, Scott’s background includes 10+ years with marketing agencies managing clients from the automotive and consumer products goods industries.

Scott is passionate about leading the athletics industry toward safer and better performing facilities. He believes Brock USA’s solutions, engineered to solve the three issues with artificial turf (impacts/stability/heat), focus on sustainability, and culture of stopping at nothing to take care of others, all make Brock USA an ideal company to work for and with which to do business.

Outside of work, Scott dabbles in carpentry and gardening. He is the proud father of two boys, Miles and Trent, whom he tries to get outside in the woods camping, hiking, and learning basic bushcraft skills together, as often as possible. Scott is also an active volunteer in his local community.

Jim Froslid

Central Region Vice President

“You’re only as good as your last game”
~ Clive Charles, legendary US Soccer coach

Jim Froslid’s passion for building safer, higher-performing artificial turf fields over the last 18 years can be traced back to his days as an athlete and soccer executive.

Since joining Brock in 2016, Froslid has been focused on educating designers, administrators, and coaches on how to improve the field of play at all levels. Froslid was recruited to Brock after serving various roles over 11 years for two of the largest artificial turf companies in the world – overseeing sales in North America, South America, and North American soccer.

Prior to turf, Froslid integrated some of the largest corporate communications strategies for the FIFA World Cup, the US Soccer Men’s National Team, the Olympics, Copa America, and the UEFA Champions League, working in more than 30 countries. The St. Paul, Minn., native also served five years as president of the Minnesota Thunder, a second-division pro soccer team.

The son of a Time, Life and Sports Illustrated correspondent, Froslid went on to graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a journalism degree. He played four years of varsity soccer and two years of junior varsity hockey for the Badgers. He later played professional soccer with San Ramon in the Costa Rican first division.

Froslid resides in West Chicago, Illinois, with his wife Heather, and three children. He likes to spend his free time volunteering for the Chicago Eagles Soccer Club, sailing on Lake Michigan, and playing very average golf.

Andrew Adams

Mid-Atlantic Region Vice President

“Good is not good when better is expected”
~ Vin Scully

Andrew began working at Brock in the spring of 2021. He currently resides in Bucks County, PA with his wife Kacey and his 2 baby boys Brayden (3) and Cooper (1).

Along with being obsessed with Ohio State Football, Andrew enjoys traveling with his wife and attending live sporting events and concerts as well as being a big-time foodie.

Andrew has been in the turf industry for over 6 years specializing in athlete safety.

He has a true love for sports and finds that the most rewarding feeling is seeing players enjoy a field that he had a small part in.

Logan Tucker

Southwest Region Vice President

“It is not the hours you put in; it is what you put in the hours.”

Logan joined Brock in 2022 in his native California following a passion for coaching soccer for more than 15 years after his own playing career culminating at Chico State. Logan has spent 30,000+ hours on fields throughout California and beyond, with a deep passion for youth development. Off the field, as a Licensing Director for a leading manufacturer of soccer fanwear he worked with many of the largest clubs from Europe – highlighting some of his most memorable international trips to club stadiums and training facilities.

Prior to joining Brock he worked for BSN Sports, working directly with California schools and colleges for their entirety of athletic needs. Looking to get back on the pitch, Logan entered the turf industry in 2020 with SprinTurf. Logan quickly recognized the need for providing safer playing fields. He is passionate about the safety solutions Brock has developed in part to his own history of concussions and his time spent on fields in the summer heat of California. His favorite part of his work today is the opportunity to educate others about the products at Brock that provide a safer playing environment.

In his free time, Logan is an outdoor adventurer and sports fanatic. You will often find him playing futvolley, golfing, or hiking the hills of Southern California.

Julie Trull

Rocky Mountain Region Vice President

“I‘m just happy to be here, I hope I can help the ball club.”
~ Bull Durham

Julie, originally from Tennessee, joined the Brock team in 2017 after relocating from Texas to Colorado.

Julie handles sales for the Rocky Mountain Region (MT, WY, CO, UT, NM, and AZ) territory. She also plans seminars and company events, tradeshows, and company-wide partnerships. As a former Division 1 softball athlete, Julie loves working in the sports industry and promoting safer sports for athletes.

Julie enjoys traveling the world and learning new hobbies, which now include golfing and fly fishing. She also loves watching college football (Go Vols!) with her husband and two dogs.

Ronnie Pascale

National Director of Sales

“To succeed, you must first improve. To improve, you must first practice. To practice, you must first learn. To learn, you must first fail.”
~ Swedish Proverb

Ronnie is a seasoned professional in the synthetic turf business with over 15 years in the industry.  His passion for the design and construction of state-of-the-art athletic fields comes from both his 14 years as a professional soccer player with the Richmond Kickers and his roll in developing the mid-Atlantic region for highly respected turf manufacturers.

His experience covers the entire process, from proper design and specifications to quality construction. His values are centered around what the customer wants and being an educational resource in order for them to achieve their goals. Because of his playing experience on all types of quality surfaces, he can help owners and designers understand how to get the most value and the best, safest surface for their project.

As a father and a coach, he is very sensitive to the idea of field safety. Ronnie is married to his wife, Stacy, and they have two children, Tabatha and Brayden, and one granddaughter, Gabby.

Max Troderman

Senior Marketing Specialist

“It ain’t over till it’s over.”
~ Yogi Berra

Hailing originally from Santa Cruz, California, Max made the move to Colorado in 2017 to pursue his education at the University of Colorado Boulder. His journey with Brock began as an intern during the summer of 2019, and upon his graduation in 2020, he officially joined the Brock USA team, where he’s been making his mark ever since.

Max takes the helm of day-to-day marketing projects at Brock USA and revels in the fact that each day brings new challenges and fresh topics to explore. His faithful canine companion, Ajax, is a cherished presence in the Brock team!

Outside of work, Max’s passion lies in spending quality time with friends and his trusty sidekick, Ajax. He’s an avid enthusiast of outdoor adventures, from hiking and snowboarding to attending concerts and indulging in various sports, including his love for ultimate frisbee.

Tisha Coven

Assistant Controller

“Be mindful of others”
~ Tisha Coven

Tisha began working at Brock USA in January 2017, as part of the Accounting team. Prior to joining the Brock team, Tisha worked for over seventeen years for a subcontractor for the Department of Defense as a Senior Auditor/Accountant and Controller. While working she obtained her Master of Science in Accounting from Regis University. Tisha spends her free time with her husband, Chad and two children Vaughn and Brynn. They love to ride atv’s, ski, camp, hike, and surfing behind their boat with their extended family and friends. They always put safety first and she loves that about Brock too!

Tom Murphy

Director of Engineering

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”
~ C.S. Lewis

Tom joined Brock in 2018 after relocating from Houston, Texas. He has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas, and prior professional experience in plastics engineering at Dow Chemical.

Tom likes the work environment at Brock and is excited to help make safer surfaces for kids to play on. Having two daughters of his own makes this mission especially important to Tom.

In his free time, Tom enjoys woodworking and looks forward to doing more outdoorsy activities now that he is in Colorado.

Nick Pesch

Senior R&D Technician

“The fruit you have to reach for is always sweeter than that which falls at your feet.”
~ Unknown

Nick joined Brock in July 2023, transplanted from the world of Food Safety/Quality Assurance/Regulatory Compliance, including well over a decade of lab testing and management experience in ISO 17025 accredited laboratories.

He is extremely excited about applying his lab and testing expertise to a new industry and contributing to Brock’s continued success and improving player safety.

Nick is an avid hiker with a passion for landscape photography, spending time with family and friends, music, cooking, and eating delicious food.

Emily Rubinsky

Customer Happiness Coordinator

“Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.”
~ Robert Hunter

Emily has proudly called Colorado home for over 23 years and has worked in various positions in Sales and Customer Success along the way. She joins the Brock Customer Happiness Team with the knowledge and understanding that great customer service starts and ends with a smile.

When not at work, she spends as much time as she can with her husband, two children, and their dog. They enjoy spending time in the mountains hiking, searching for fossils and crystals, camping, skiing, and snowboarding. In the summer months, you can also find her dancing at a local bluegrass festival or cheering at a Colorado Rapids game.

Christina Pulaski

Sales & Marketing Associate

“When you give, you get”
~ Christina Pulaski

Christina works on the PaverBase line of products from Brock and supports Menards, Home Depot, and Lowes so our customers can build their dream patios. She also assists in the software that makes the buying process easy and fulfills purchase orders ensuring the PaverBase products are available year-round.

Prior to working at Brock, Christina was a product manager at Trimble Navigation. That career took her all over the world and she simultaneously ran a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to high school and college students in Paraguay. Her caring nature doesn’t stop there. She is also involved in “P.E.O.,” a non-profit that provides scholarships to women in the U.S. and Canada.

Mikayla Lanier

Senior Sales & Operations Specialist

“You cant’t fall if you don’t climb, but there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground.”
~ Unknown

Mikayla joined the Brock team in 2021 with more than four years in the synthetic turf industry.

Mikayla loves Brock’s commitment to “improving the field of play” and is always eager to use her experience in logistics, customer, and sales support to help bring safer and more sustainable sports fields to the industry.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, cheering on FC Cincinnati, or reading a good book.

Danny Hiller

Sales Operations Manager

“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”
~ John Wooden

Danny began working at Brock USA on the Customer Happiness Team in April of 2018. Prior to joining the Brock team, Danny worked at a cycling apparel company as the custom sales manager for seven years. Before starting his professional career, he studied communications and the business of sports at the University of Colorado Boulder (Sko Buffs), served as the president of the CU Cycling Team, and raced competitively. As a former college cyclist, Danny understands how the sports world operates and how he can help better it with safer products.

In his current role at Brock USA, Danny provides customer service by supporting the sales team with logistics, forecasting, reporting, and quoting. He loves the team-first mentality at Brock and enjoys spending time with his colleagues.

Danny spends his free time with his wife and two daughters, friends, and his awesome pup, Pearl. He is an avid CU Basketball and Football fan, attending most home games. He still rides bikes when he gets a chance and enjoys exploring beautiful Colorado!

Jeffrey Harrelson

Bagger Operator

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.”
~ Walter Elliot

Jeffrey was born and raised in a small south Georgia town called Alamo. He grew up living on a farm and learning the ways of the land. He has a mix of experience consisting of over 14 years as a mechanic and 10 years in construction prior to starting with Brock. His hobbies include traveling, hiking, building new mechanical projects, and enjoying nice cold beverages on the sand bar of the river.

Nathan Pittman

Plant Operator

“Never let fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”
~ Babe Ruth

Nathan Pittman is plant operator for Brock USA, prior to working for Brock he worked for Telfair forest products for 2 years and also worked construction. He loves spending time with his beautiful wife Kayla and 2 amazing kids William and Madelynn. He is an avid Atlanta Braves and Georgia Bulldog fan. He loves going to sporting events, playing cornhole, and spending time with family and friends.

Julie Teller

Accounting & Purchasing Associate

“Just do it”
~ Nike

Julie joined Brock in 2017. She primarily deals with accounting, but does create purchase orders as well for the CHT (Customer Happiness Team) . She was first intrigued by Brock because her daughter had suffered several concussions while playing soccer.

Julie enjoys working at Brock because she wants to spread the safer sports message and likes the friendly/family atmosphere that Brock has.

In her free time, Julie enjoys spending time with her husband playing golf, bowling, and watching their granddaughter grow!  She also enjoys hanging out with her two daughters, extended family and friends.

Kristin Kopera

Director of Customer Happiness

“Happiness is not a destination or an experience. It’s a decision.”
~ Carlos Santana

Kristin joined the Brock Team in 2007, passionate about elevating the Brock Customer Experience. In her role as Director of Customer Happiness, Kristin and her team strive to make each customer interaction as smooth – and happy – as possible.

She initially joined Brock because she wanted to work for a ‘cool’ Boulder company that made an impact in the world, and she firmly believes in the products and the people in the organization. She wants everyone to consider the playing field (with a Brock shock pad beneath) as a piece of safety equipment, that can be an extension of any responsible safety program.

Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, she is an avid Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan. In her free time she enjoys hiking and exploring all over Colorado, snow shoeing, skiing, child wrangling, watching shows at the Denver Center for Performing Arts, and sipping wine (not in that order).

Dylan Joiner

Plant Manager

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
~ Mark Twain

Dylan is the Plant Manager for Brock USA. He oversees and manages all day-to-day facility workings. Prior to joining the Brock team, Dylan worked for five years at Telfair Forest Products as a Millwright. Dylan enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his wife, Jessica, their two boys, Hunter and Maddox, and daughter, Jamesie Rae.

Edgar Llamas

Installation Supervisor

“Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.”
~ Bruce Lee

Edgar joined Brock in the summer of 2014.

He supervises and supports on site system installations to maintain high-quality standards, offers various technical services like field assessments, and provides assistance with technical questions and sales related to playgrounds and small sports fields. Having been involved in the construction industry since a very young age, Edgar has a knack for understanding the technical process and know-how to keep projects moving smoothly.

When not out on a Brock field, he enjoys training Jiu Jitsu, creating graphic art, catching a movie, and most of all spending time with his wife and two kids.

John Shaffer

Director of Operations

“Whatever we accomplish belongs to our entire group, a tribute to our combined effort”
~ Walt Disney

John started at Brock in 2011 (1 month before he got married), helping to build the Brock PaverBase business.

He is a long-standing Freemason living in the heart of Pennsylvania. He does all Brock’s tooling and machine design on CAD, which he taught himself for fun, and was responsible for the prototype factory for BrockFILL. When Brock needs something done on the manufacturing or product design side, we send John the challenge, and he somehow gets it done.

He used to be a sponsored fisherman and drone designer/pilot before figuring out a way to keep him busy enough. But he still finds time to rebuild old cars for fun, and he loves spending time with his wife, daughter, and new baby boy.

Dan Santino

Controller – Credit Manager

“Failure is not falling down. It corrects us in getting back up”
~ Dan Santino

Born and raised in NYC, Dan brings over thirty years of accounting and finance experience to Brock.

After leaving the banking industry and moving to Colorado, he has successfully worked in the manufacturing industry as well as owning and selling small businesses.

Dan enjoys all sports but specifically New York sports!

Mark Buckley

CFO & VP of Administration

“The randomness of the world comes for us all but chance favors the prepared and self-aware.”
~ Mark Buckley

Mark joined Brock USA in 2017 as the CFO and VP of Administration. Mark’s background in public accounting and consulting in the manufacturing, distribution, and logistics spaces made him a perfect fit for Brock USA.

Mark enjoys skiing, traveling, and playing sports with his wife, Rachel, and two kids. He likes to be in motion, outside, and in a state of curiosity. He believes having a good sense of humor is key, and loves live music, sports, and comedy. His favorite things to do are laugh and learn.

Dan Sawyer

Founder & CEO

“Old habits and paradigms are meant to be broken. That’s how we learn and grow. When we hear that we are trying something that has never been done before, we look at that not as a roadblock, but as an opportunity.”
~ Dan Sawyer

Dan founded Brock in 1998 and has been the key creator and driver of many aspects of the company as it has grown exponentially throughout the years. He is a Boulder, Colorado native and a graduate of The University of Colorado. Brock is the third company his family started. The first two were in the medical product markets, where research and testing were essential for the product’s safety. Working with therapists and doctors, both companies created paradigm-shifting products focused on patient health.

Dan began his work experience in the warehouse packing boxes and worked his way into customer service, product development, and marketing. After the second company was sold, he turned his eye to athletics, bringing science and research philosophy to Brock USA.

Dan is an avid Skier, mountain biker, hiker, and tree hugger. Growing up in Colorado gave him a deep love and appreciation for the environment, which is why sustainability and programs like C2Zero are in Brock’s DNA.

We don’t make turf. We make turf safer.