Ben is a 5th year studying Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Music, Media and Enterprise. He has gotten the chance to work with LifeFormations as well as Walt Disney Imagineering. Raised with a love for Disney Parks and a passion for animated figures, Ben is excited to serve as a representative for OSU TPEG as well as find his role in the themed entertainment community.
Alec is a 4th-Year interested in project/construction management in the themed entertainment industry. Since 2016, Alec has been an active member of TPEG and has served on the Executive Board every school year. Alec is a Certified Associate in Project Management and has worked for Cedar Fair Entertainment for 5 seasons through an eclectic amount of positions. Alec has traveled to IAAPA and ASTM conferences and has been heavily involved with many industry-based student-led events.
Dan has been a pivotal member in the SITE OSU conference as the founder & coordinator for both years. Dan has worked at Cedar Point for two seasons as a Ride Maintenance Technician, at IBI Group with a Site Development Co-op, and at Six Flags Great America as a Ride Operator. Dan has paved impressive connections between different universities and helped usher in a new age of students interested in themed entertainment.
Robert is an experienced Electrical & Computer Engineer with background in automation and control systems. One day, he hopes to secure a role in ride or show control in the themed attractions industry. As President, Robert hopes to continue the purposeful traditions that define TPEG, while strengthening project work and industry connections.
Ryan spent the summer of 2020 working at the Roller Coaster Capital of the World as a Maintenance Technician at Cedar Point. Ryan's passion for the attractions industry is highlighted in his current personal 3D printed roller coaster project.
Kevin is a third-year and originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has loved amusement parks and roller coasters since he was a little kid. When Kevin found out about TPEG, he knew that he had to get involved.
Kirsten has been an active member of TPEG for many years and has served on the E-board multiple semesters. Kirsten's passion for the themed entertainment industry is apparent through her dedication to ensuring that all TPEG events and activities flourish. Kirsten has professional experience through Cedar Point, as a Campus Ambassador, Parks Services Operations Management Intern, and as a Ride Operator. She has also worked as an Applications Engineering Intern at Hobart Filler Metals
Ben has industry experience from his roles as a ride operator at Kings Island. Through his leadership experience in the rides department, Ben discovered that he is enthusiastic about park operation and he aspires to work in the themed entertainment industry on the operational optimization and management side
Maya is a junior honors Industrial and Systems Engineering major pursuing a minor in Computer and Information systems. She has a passion for joining the theme park industry as an Industrial Engineer at Disney working in park operations, and is currently looking forward to interning for Amazon Operations this summer.