GTP has been employee owned for over 30 years. Key executives began as teenage summer staff, and have been instrumental in our transition from a small, one-set Polaroid operation, to a company that currently spans 14 US states, 4 Canadian providences and 4 countries.
Tony Sinkosky, CEO & President, a founding partner of GTP Corp., almost 40 years experience in photography and management. Tony earned a Political Science and Communications degree from Susquehanna University and continues to educate himself daily. He recently obtained a Digital Photography Certificate from the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design. Tony enjoys tag-team grand parenting his grandchildren, with his wife of over 40 years, Rose Ann. Tony favors seeing the world through the lens of his camera, which he claims to be "a magnificent and endless source of inspiration, discovery, and fascination." Finally, Tony spends his free time working on and motoring about in one of his antique MG's- vintage British sports cars that were originally designed to leak oil and breakdown at a somewhat predictable rate.
Kyle Fink, Vice President & COO, began working for the company in 1989. After serving in the United States Navy, Kyle returned to GTP Corp. in 1995. While serving in a variety of management positions, Kyle was instrumental in planning and guiding the successful expansion of the company. Kyle enjoys cooking, especially using the fresh produce from his backyard garden. He can also be found hiking and taking photos with his DSLR.
Michael Shearer, Vice President - Systems & Engineering, started writing software for GTP Corp. while in high school in 1996. After graduating from Penn State University with a degree in Computer Engineering, Michael's contributions resulted in significant technical advances and efficiencies. He is currently the head of software development. Additionally, his roles include electronic design, system administration and has recently focused on enterprise-scale cloud deployments. Michael is the father of two children and enjoys climbing, caving, backpacking, biking, and beekeeping. He is involved in IEEE and IEEE CS. Michael is active on the WITF Community Advisory Board. Lastly, Michael has used his skills as a high ropes and instructor and trainer at Camp Swatara to install photo systems on numerous amusement park rides.
Seth Hollinger, General Manager, has worked full-time for the company since 1999 after earning degree in psychology from Mary Washington University. Seth has over 15 years experience in operations and human resources. Outside of work, Seth enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. Seth is known for his love of watching and playing sports with his three children. He enjoys grilling and cooking for his family and friends.
Chris Eichfeld, Director - Data, Systems & Facilities, joined GTP Corp. in 1996. While studying architecture and technology at Drexel University, Chris became a member of the full-time team. He designs and oversees the construction and maintenance of all facilities. He develops and maintains data systems architecture and reporting, along with developing frontend user interfaces. Chris volunteers on a wilderness search and rescue team and enjoys spending time with his family.
Kate Knox, Director Sales & Marketing, began working for GTP Corp. in 1996. She assumed full-time responsibilities as an operations manager after graduating from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania with a degree in art education. Kate continued her education by obtaining Certifications in Digital Design: Print, Digital Design: Web, and Social Media Marketing and Communications at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design. Versed in all media, Kate is responsible for creative communication. Her ideal free time includes reading on a quiet beach or taking a gander at artwork with her wife. She enjoys sketching new tattoo concepts while tasting craft beer. Finally, Kate's social media indicates she shoots numerous portraits of her friendly French Bulldog and her not-so-friendly feline.
Aaron Gish, Assistant General Manager, began working for the company in 1997. Aaron was a part time manager while earning his English degree from Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Aaron became a full time manager in 2005. He enjoys reading and writing, specifically fantasy and Sci Fi. He is an avid collector of comic books, gemstones, and minerals. Aaron can be found shooting nature with his Canon t2i Rebel.
Jackie Katsifis, Operational Support Specialist, started with GTP Corp. in 2011. Jackie began as an operations manager and is now solely focused on Perfect Product. Jackie earned her Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies with a focus in History, Communications, and English at West Virginia University. Jackie is a huge sports fan, especially when it comes to rooting for her alma mater. She also enjoys reading and spending time with her friends and family.
Joanna Hulse, Graphic Designer, began as a photographer for GTP Corp. in 2009. She graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design with a BFA in Graphic Design and she began to do image editing for online fulfillment and video production for the ever-growing needs of GTP Corp. In addition to her GTP Corp. duties, she focuses on fine-tuning images and creating informational videos for SKUpics Studios. Joanna enjoys reading fantasy novels and playing strategic board and card games. Luckily for her friends & coworkers, she enjoys baking cookies on a regular basis!
Edwin Ruiz, Operations Manager, began working for GTP Corp. in 2010. Edwin has worked in numerous venues in the amusement park/retail photography industry for over a decade. Edwin began working at a mountain resort when he was sixteen years old, and now has come full circle as he works (in a different capacity) at that same venue. Edwin considers photography to be one of his biggest passions. He also enjoys sports, television/movies, and socializing with friends and family.
Aaron Morris, Operations Manager, started working for GTP in 2011. Aaron began as a part-time photographer and has worked up through the ranks. He believes that the best part of working for GTP is planning and executing a successful day of operations! Aaron finds working at GTP fulfilling because GTP photographers capture happy memories that will be with guests for years and years to come! In Aaron's free time he enjoys hiking, nature photography, Sci fi films and spending time with his wife and 2 sons. He is a die hard Dave Matthews Band fan and rarely misses a concert within a 150-mile radius!
Justine McCarty, Operations Manager, came on-board with GTP in 2019 as our Chocoalte World Operations Manager