Leadership

  • Thomas A. Walla
    Founder

    Thomas A. Walla

    Founder
    Thomas A. Walla, co-founder of HobbyTown and former President of HobbyTown located in Lincoln, Nebraska. Mr. Walla continues to be involved in the sale and operation of HobbyTown franchises.
  • Robert Wilke
    President

    Robert Wilke

    President
    Robert Wilke was appointed President of HobbyTown in August 2009. From 2000 to August 2009, he served as Senior Vice President. Both positions were held in Lincoln, Nebraska. He assists in the sale and operation of HobbyTown franchises and continues to be involved in the administration of the Franchise Services team, analysis of franchisee performance and consultation of store owners on all aspects of store operations.
  • Todd Anderson
    Vice President of Operations

    Todd Anderson

    Vice President of Operations
    In 2000, Todd Anderson became Vice President of Operations of HobbyTown. Mr. Anderson is responsible for assisting franchisees in all aspects of the store opening process and also oversees the distribution center and warehouse shipments to franchisees. He has served as Secretary of HobbyTown since 2005, in Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • William Graeve
    Vice President of Finance

    William Graeve

    Vice President of Finance
    William Graeve has served as Vice President of Finance of HobbyTown since 1991. Mr. Graeve's responsibilities include corporate accounting and finance, franchisee sales, and assisting franchisees in obtaining financing. He has served as Treasurer of HobbyTown since 2005, in Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • Tim Van Ert
    Senior Vice President

    Tim Van Ert

    Senior Vice President
    In 2003, Tim Van Ert became Senior Vice President of HobbyTown. He oversees the marketing departments and manages the product database, point-of-sale software, and office computer operations. From 1995 to 2003, Mr. Van Ert was Vice President of Information Technology at HobbyTown in Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • David Gaines
    Vice President of Franchise Services

    David Gaines

    Vice President of Franchise Services
    David Gaines has served as Vice President of Franchise Services of HobbyTown since 2006. Mr. Gaines' responsibilities include overseeing Franchise Business Advisors, Corporate Accountants and Accounts Payable Specialists, and field service support operations, which includes activities such as in-store training, 90 day visits and store visits. He has extensive knowledge on overall store operations and financial analysis skills, with an emphasis on communication and customer service. Mr. Gaines has been with HobbyTown since April, 2001, in Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • Mark Moore
    Franchise Sales Director

    Mark Moore

    Franchise Sales Director
    Mark Moore has served as Franchise Sales Director since May 2013. He is responsible for franchise sales. He worked for HobbyTown in Lincoln, Nebraska in the Operations Department from September 2001 until June 2011, when he left to manage Plum Creek and Moose Creek, high-end hiking stores in Estes Park, Colorado. He returned to HobbyTown in the Operations Department in August 2012.
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