Meet the Shop DECA Team
Shop DECA is your one-stop-shop for DECA merchandise. From t-shirts to tumblers – it’s all on Shop DECA! Meet the people behind the operation. They are working and innovating every day to make sure all DECA members and advisors have a seamless experience from the moment they search for merchandise until the moment they open their shipment. Heading to ICDC? Shop DECA will be on site in Atlanta and D.C. with lots of exciting new items!
Garret Corbine is DECA Inc.’s Retail Operations Manager. His primary responsibilities include developing retail strategies, purchasing, operations and serving as a liaison between Shop DECA and local chapters in an effort to create and procure custom goods. Garret started working for DECA Inc. in the fall of 2017 with a goal and vision of bringing Shop DECA into the next level of its evolution with a great new product lineup and more efficient operations.
Prior to joining the DECA team, Garret worked in various retail settings after studying Business Administration at the University of Arizona. He has helped build and shape several multi-million dollar retail companies over his 20 years of experience.
Ariel Kelman is Shop DECA’s Customer Service Specialist. Her primary responsibilities include placing orders for DECA chapters, answering customer questions and assisting the Retail Operations Manager in the maintenance of the website and tracking of sales.
Ariel graduated from The University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in History. She most recently comes from the world of retail management and training, but she has extensive experience working for the Maryland State Board of Elections in the areas of absentee balloting and election education.
Dee is the Shipping & Receiving Manager for Shop DECA, the official source for DECA-related products, apparel and educational materials. Her primary responsibilities include processing orders to ship, all receivables, maintaining and organized warehouse and inventory. She holds extensive experience in customer service & management.
Ernest is Shop DECA’s Warehouse Assistant. He is responsible for assisting with shipping and receiving all products and stocking items in Shop DECA’s warehouse. Ernest has multiple years of experience in the warehousing field.
Kristen Jones is Shop DECA’s Customer Service Specialist. Her primary responsibilities include helping our Shop DECA customers have an exceptional shopping experience and assisting the Retail Operations Manager in improving systems and customer experience.
Kristen has over 10 years of customer service experience as well as being an accounting administrator. Kristen graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Utah State University. She studied the fields of Business and Instructional Technology.
Be sure to stop by the Shop DECA booths at ICDC in D.C. or Atlanta! You can find out where they will be located in your ICDC app. Don’t have the app yet? Click the links below to download.
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