Before joining Grosh, Bob spent a number of years as a banker working in various capacities in operations, administrations and sales. He joined Grosh in 1989, and has been instrumental in expanding its rental business through new marketing innovations, such as placing all our backdrops and drapery on our website and improving our presence and location on search engines. More recently, Bob has implemented a second warehouse in Indiana to greatly lower shipping costs for our customers. Working with the Grosh team to implement new marketing strategies, continuing expansion of our inventory and improving customer service is important to Bob for future growth.
Bob believes in an "open door policy," and looks forward to hearing from our customers whenever they have questions, concerns, or suggestions.
Amanda has worked with Grosh Scenic Rentals since graduating from the University of Redlands in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
Amanda looks forward to a long career in the entertainment industry. She enjoys music, art, tennis, golf and spending time with her husband, friends and family. Amanda enjoys traveling immensely which has impacted her life greatly. She traveled abroad while in college, spending one month in Japan as well as a semester in Salzburg, Austria. Amanda is always looking to build new relationships with clientele, new and old. Please feel free to contact her with any questions.
Rick Kiel is a leader who helps organizations increase customer service and profit through improvements in operations, human resources, financial management and leadership development. He is both a seasoned operations executive and an experienced consultant with a track record of leading strategic and operational change and building programs in corporate, public sector, and non-profit settings.
Prior to his consulting practice, Rick worked at Kaiser Permanente in a variety of project management, consulting, and facilitation roles at the regional and California state levels. At KP he led large complex projects involving strategy, operations, organizational change, and performance improvement. He also led labor and management project teams to reduce workplace injuries, improve employee attendance, and reduce costs.
Rick was the Vice President of Administration at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena prior to joining Kaiser. While at Huntington he developed clinical programs such as the Heart and Cancer Center, led major building programs including construction of a new hospital wing, and drove operational cost savings, among other accomplishments.
In the VHA West region of Voluntary Hospitals of America, Rick led managed care contracting, supply chain management, and other member service programs as Vice President of Operations.
Rick holds a B.S and M.P.H. in Health Services Management from the University of California, Los Angeles and has completed advanced training in consulting, facilitation, project management, and leadership. Rick is married with two sons in college and enjoys running, gardening, and just about anything in the outdoors.
David was born in Heidelberg, Germany and grew up in the mean streets of Beverly Hills and Encino. He attended University of Santa Clara before transferring to SUNY Binghamton where he captained the Varsity Basketball team. Following school, David joined Tiffany & Company, retiring after 25 years as Director of Sales. During his tenure with Tiffany & Co., David led various departments, including IT, Inventory Control and Customer Service and was twice recognized as Tiffany's top Sales Leader. He also learned the importance of branding, brand management, customer service excellence and consultative selling.
David is married, has three fantastic children, two mangy, lovable dogs and stays ridiculously busy. He is a competitive club level tennis player, loves reading historical fiction, thrillers, biographies and non-fiction, and being part of his kids lives. He is also active in various charities, including Team Prime Time, an organization which he formerly Co-Chaired that supports underserved youth through afterschool programs in sports, academics and The Arts.
When Nenita is not crunching numbers, she likes to spend her time outdoors. Whether hiking, camping, gardening or fishing, she enjoys being surrounded by nature. To prepare herself for a day at work, Nenita likes to listen to jazz or take a tranquil walk around the neighborhood, but it doesn't take much to get her to smile when she is on the job. She admits that joining Grosh has been one of her best experiences.
Anabel joined the Grosh family in the summer of 2004. She enjoys being part of a company with such a long standing history in the Entertainment industry. Anabel continues to provide great customer service with a sincere approach to make each interaction enjoyable. She is eager to help and we enjoy seeing her smiley face every day. Anabel grew up here in Los Angeles. She loves old time rock 'n' roll and heavy metal, however she does have an appreciation for a wide variety of music. She enjoys going to see different bands play and shooting pool.
Joel was born and raised in Nottingham, England. He traveled to the States to study at Goucher College in Baltimore, MD and since, has become one of our newest Backdrop Consultants, managing the Mid-Western Region. Joel enjoys the entertainment and arts, and with his diverse background, he is apt to help you perfectly outfit your event.
Nicole joined the Grosh team in 2008. She graduated from Cal State Northridge with a major in psychology...she did what most psych majors do and got a job in sales. After a few jobs she found Grosh and has never been happier. Nicole is a Los Feliz native and enjoys seeing the neighborhood change over the past few decades. She balances her work and family life by using humor on a daily basis, including movie quotes in her everyday conversation. Nicole has become a valuable asset to the Grosh team and she looks forward to working with all our customers.
Silvia joined the Grosh team in June of 2006. She moved back to the Los Angeles area after receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Studies from University of California at Berkeley. She provides effective shipping solutions while ensuring customer satisfaction as our Senior Administrative Assistant. Silvia enjoys going to rock concerts, watching the latest movies (she's seen them all) and taking naps on the beach. Silvia looks forward to answering all your questions and doing so with a positive attitude.
Prior to joining the Grosh family in September 2007, Sandra had just recently earned her Bachelor of Arts and Letters degree in Philosophy from California State University, Los Angeles. As the Grosh Sales Assistant she strives to give the utmost respect and service to the best of her abilities. When she's not answering phones or bugging people for signatures, you can find her enjoying her favorite pastimes which include: listening to music, watching and meeting bands, reading complex literature, writing and the PARANORMAL...spooky!!!.
Sarah is the newest addition to Grosh, and is the first person to intercept incoming calls, welcome bipedal visitors, and is responsible for keeping the lobby shrubbery visually fetching. Her favorite thing about working at Grosh is watching plain fabric turn into a vibrant creative work of art. When she's not wrangling the front desk she enjoys hiking, watching Breaking Bad, and karaoke with her coworkers.
Eric Mueller has been with Grosh Scenic Rentals since 1979. He has endless knowledge of the company history and maintains an efficient work force.
After college, Eric ventured into the Hollywood area in search of a job. Here he began his career at Grosh Scenic Rentals. Eric's expertise is invaluable, and, over the years, his partnership with Grosh Scenic Rentals has helped the company continue to be a leader in the industry. Many achievements are part of his resume, including assistant shop foreman and warehouse manager.
He is the author of the Backdrop Care and Maintenance instructions, and will be the person you should talk to if you have any technical questions. So fear not, when you call for expert advice about your backdrop, drapery, or setup, that is what you will receive from Eric's expert advice, and undoubtedly a pleasant conversation, too!
California Warehouse Staff
Shown left to right: Manuel Sanchez, Jessie Gonzalez, Eric Mueller and Mario Vasquez
Evansville Warehouse Staff
Shown left to right: Kevin Green, Dan Rupley, Terry Sale, Joe Barton