Kelli Collins began her career as a CPA in the tax and estate planning division of a Big 4 accounting firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She "retired" her position as a tax manager to engage in full-time motherhood, raising two sons. In 2014, after sending her youngest son off to college, she launched a new career in the playground industry and created the company, Happy Playgrounds. Kelli and her team have a combined 25 years experience in the playground, shade, shelter, and site amenities business. Happy Playgrounds is passionate about designing the play experience that is perfect for you, and is committed to providing you the very best in product and service.
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I couldn’t go without telling you about our crew. Here they are, standing in front of the Kessler Mountain entrance sign. These guys are amazing, can install ANYTHING, and will do so in a timely and professional manner. I assure you, their sense of humor promotes a fun, happy, and healthy work environment. Most of these crew members have been together for over 15 years. So, without further ado, allow me to introduce them to you. I’ll begin from the left.
Gonzolo, the “baby” of the group. His smile will get him far in life.
Ramon, aka “Hoss”, has been in the playground business for over 19 years and works tirelessly until the job is done.
Kaarl, the scary looking Norwegian wearing the beanie, is co-owner of Themed Concepts. He drove in from Minnesota to help out with this install. I’m not sure how I convinced him to do that, but I think it may have had more to do with leaving sub-zero temperatures for what he referred to as T-shirt weather. After all, I made him put his shirt on for the picture.
Robert, the big guy that wears yellow well, is the “Chief”. Or at least he thinks he is…..Robert began his career as a CPA and VP of a well-known playground company. Let me tell you, Robert is not your typical bean counter. This guy has humor!
Moses can do anything but part water. This guy has been installing playgrounds for over 19 years, and there is nothing he can’t fix or figure out.
Aron is our soccer fan. I mean HUGE soccer fan, or as he refers to it, “football”. As long as the World Cup isn’t on television, he will work dusk to dawn.
And finally, Ernie, our newest member of the crew. Ernie’s nickname is the Crazy Uncle because he will make you laugh until your ribs hurt.