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AL SOUTHWOOD

AL SOUTHWOOD

OWNER

A company reflects its leadership. I would like to think mine reflects me. Far from perfect yet daily diligent. A feeling of welcome & respect when you come through our door. Satisfaction on a job well done. Simple ideas that make us who we are…every day! Welcome… It would be our pleasure to work with you!
MATT ROTHFUSS

MATT ROTHFUSS

PRODUCTION MANAGER

“In life you try and find a “niche”. And I believe I found mine. I have been in the screen printing / embroidery business for over 26 years and still going! My main goal in life is to live a “good” one. (Still working on it!) My family and I moved to Petoskey 12 years ago from Bay City. My wife and I have 2 beautiful daughters, a dog and a cat! Who could ask for more?!?!?!

“You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.”– Herb Brooks That’s good advice! And SO true!

GREGG SEAMAN

GREGG SEAMAN

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

With a lifelong passion for both design and computers, Gregg graduated in 1995 from Siena Heights University in Adrian Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design and Minors in both Photography and Philosophy. In 1996 he moved to Pullman Washington to take a break from his studies and pursue his other passion, fly fishing. While camping, hiking and fishing in the mountains of Idaho and Montana, he joined the staff of a screen printing company in Pullman and did work for both Washington State University and the University of Idaho. It was here in the screen printing industry that Gregg found a focus for his design skills both academic and corporate. In 2001 Gregg returned to Michigan and settled in Petoskey where he continues to help others realize their design needs.
TOBI BRANDON

TOBI BRANDON

OFFICE MANAGER

I was born and raised in Petoskey by the lovely owners of Five Star. When I started my full time employment at Five Star, it felt like I was part of the family 🙂


I am raising my two boys in Petoskey and love every second of it. I am grateful to be working for the family business. I can’t wait to see what is next for the growing Five Star!

JT SOUTHWOOD

JT SOUTHWOOD

PRODUCTION

Born and raised in Petoskey. I love sports, video games, movies, and binge watching tv shows. I started working here part time in high school. At first, I wasn’t sure about my dad being my boss, but it has turned into a full time job, me loving what I do, being a team player, and helping out the family business. Guess working for the old man isn’t so bad after all. I’ve learned a lot over the past four years working here and am excited to keep expanding my abilities.
FAITH PALMER

FAITH PALMER

EMBROIDERY

I have loved sewing, knitting and crocheting for many years, and for the last eight years I have enjoyed embroidering. I am a Petoskey native that received my teaching degree from a private college in North Carolina.

I also love teaching children and playing piano at church. I began working for Five Star when one of Five Star’s customers introduced me to the business. It is a real joy to work for such a warm and friendly group of professionals.

KRIS MAIANI

KRIS MAIANI

PRODUCTION

After earning my Associate’s degree in Fine Arts from Alpena Community College, I attended Northern Michigan University in Marquette to pursue graphic design. While my classmates excelled at designing websites and apps, I found my hand better at designing posters, billboards, and t-shirts. My professor told me that unless I could market myself as a web designer and coder, I would never make it as a graphic designer. So…I took a screen printing class. I fell in love with the process and found myself working on several projects outside of my classwork; even screen printing my senior gallery piece.

I graduated from NMU Cum Laude with my Bachelor’s in Graphic Design. In my free time I’m elbows-deep in my own projects, jamming out to punk rock music, or swimming as a mermaid in our beautiful lakes. I’m so happy to be a part of the Five Star family and can’t wait to see what the future will hold.