Who We Are

Sports Gallery Authenticated Custom Framing, Fundraising & Sports Collectibles is 100% owned and operated by its employees. Below are the dedicated people that make up our team.

Christian Cabebe

Christian Cabebe

mountain view warehouse framing & shipping specialist

Christian, a San Jose native and SJ State Alum, is a self-proclaimed comic geek with a passion for sports. You can say there are those who collect comics and there are those who collect sports memorabilia. Well...Christian does both! And whether its comics, toys, sports cards, jerseys, or memorabilia, he appreciates every piece he collects. From the "Big Three" to the "Gruden Era" Christian is a die-hard A's and Raiders fan. In fact, he still believes Brady fumbled! These days, Christian enjoys travelling up and down the Coast to different Comic Conventions and Toy Shows as he pursues his dream of creating his very own comic book series. And we're betting he'll make his dream come true!

Christian is a critical part of our Mountain View Framing & Shipping Team.

 

Kristie Carlquist

Kristie Carlquist

vp of fundraising, event & relationship management

Kristie Carlquist is a Silicon Valley Native and Graduate of San Jose State University. Kristie has always been a fan of Bay Area teams and with her "We Believe" attitude her heart is always with the Golden State Warriors. Being a fan of the 80's and having a passion for basketball a couple of her favorite SGA pieces are the dual-signed Larry Bird & Magic Johnson (Retirement Night) and Michael Jordan's UNC's "The Last Shot." Kristie loves her family, friends, music, movies, and her Sports Gallery Team. Kristie believes in a strong work ethic and at the same time putting as many smiles on peoples faces as possible :)

Kristie is SGA's VP of Fundraising, Event & Relationship Management working out of our Mountain View Showroom.

 

Jason Gruwell

Jason Gruwell

vp of mobile galleries & business development

Born and raised in Denver, Jason is a true sports “fanatic” in every sense of the word. In fact, he still doesn’t seem to understand that the players and refs on TV can’t hear what he is yelling no matter how many times his wife explains it to him. Jason will forever be a Broncos, Rockies and Nuggets fan but now that he has happily relocated from the snow and cold, he has become a huge 49ers, Giants, Sharks and Warriors fan. If there was ever someone to strike up a sports conversation at a bar it is Jason, so beware if you are hanging out at Buffalo Wild Wings, First and Main, Firehouse Brewery, Lucky Strike, Tied House, Huntington Station or many other terrific Sports Bars Jason partners with as part of our Mobile Galleries Program.

Jason is SGA's VP of our unique Mobile Galleries Program working mostly out of our Mountain View Showroom.

Mark Kelley

Mark Kelley

president & cfo

Mark is a Duke (Go 'Devils!) and Indiana (Go Hoosiers!) graduate. He spent 13 years learning "The HP Way" at Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies before joining the Sports Gallery team. Mark is married to Molly and has two boys, Cameron and Carson. He used to spend most of his free time coaching youth soccer and baseball but now is a parent in the stands, rooting his sons on in their passions (music for Cameron and Hockey for Carson). Other interests include skiing & snowboarding, tennis, working in the yard, movies & music, and, of course, the daily Sports page.

Mark is Sports Gallery's President and CFO focusing on managing SGA's overall operations and strategies as well as it's Finances, Sales, HR, IT and web site/strategies.

Molly Kelley

Molly Kelley

accounting, finances & general bill-paying

Molly was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon. She met her husband Mark at a Giants baseball game...how fitting she is now working with him in the Sports Memorabilia Business. Molly has two sons, Cameron & Carson, who are sports fans as well. Her favorite SGA piece is anything hockey...more specifically ANYTHING Sharks. Molly loves hockey and her Sharks. When not working on the daily finances at Sports Gallery, Molly enjoys swimming, music, watching reality TV and spending time with family.

Molly works in our Mountain View Warehouse/Showroom doing Sports Gallery's Finances.

Claire Simpson

Claire Simpson

vp of east bay region & web commerce marketing/strategies

Hawaiian born, East Bay raised, Claire graduated Cal Berkeley and was known for trading her heels in for a pair of cleats. Claire's favorites include Oakland A's, Warriors, 49ers and anything Steph Curry. She believes by the motto "Sports Knowledge Is Beautiful” and can’t live without her ESPN updates. Fair warning to her husband and daughters at home is “do not talk until commercial break when my team is on!” With a ten year hospitality & sales background, Claire combines her 2 biggest passions at SGA by combing her love for sports and assisting event planners with their fundraisers/auctions.

Claire is Sports Gallery's presence in the East Bay and manages our web commerce strategies including Amazon, ebay, Instagram, & Yelp. She works out of our San Ramon, CA location.

Alicia Taylor

Alicia Taylor

vp of production & logistics

Alicia is a Bay Area Native, born and raised in San Mateo. Growing up she was very active in sports, her favorites being soccer, volleyball, and figure skating. In fact, she played in AYSO for 9 years and competitive volleyball at the age of 16 for an adult team. She has ice skated since she could walk and competed in many Figure Skating competitions. Alicia attended the Academy of Arts University in SF shooting for a BA in Animation/ Visual Effects and found art was more than just a hobby, it is her passion. She enjoys spending her free time drawing, mostly portraits. Alicia is a diehard Bay Area fan, and stays true to her roots as a big Warriors, 49ers and Giants fan! Here at Sports Gallery Alicia has taken a vital role as Vickie’s apprentice in pinning jerseys and takes on custom framing jobs. She enjoys a good laugh and loves to sing while working. We love Alicia's spirit, energy and can-do spirit!

Alicia is SGA's VP of Production and Logistics working out of our Mountain View Warehouse/Framing Facility.

Vickie Vance

Vickie Vance

mountain view warehouse framing specialist

Vickie doesn't like to talk about herself or toot her own horn. So we'll do it for her... Vickie is the best! Not only is she the hardest worker at Sports Gallery but she is an amazing framer, particularly jersey framing. Even more specific, Vickie is the best when it comes to jersey pinning. NOBODY does it better. Often overlooked in the jersey framing process, the pinning of a jersey literally makes or breaks a good jersey framing. And it takes a high level of skill, extreme patience, and an unwavering commitment to providing the best jersey framing possible. Thankfully for Sports Gallery (and our framing customers!), Vickie possesses all three of these characteristics in abundance!

Vickie is an indispensable part of our Mountain View Warehouse Framing Operations.