Our Family / Meet the Team

Frank Massabni
President, Owner of Cool Tropics

Frank moved to the states at the age of 16 and could not speak English. His story of starting his own beverage business just three years later embodies the American Dream. Frank first met his wife Erinn in London only to find out they only lived a mile apart in Boston. They share a love of dining, dancing and traveling the world.

Stephen Dancey
COO

Steve has a family connection to the food industry. In Depression era Detroit, two former Dodge employees formed Nicolay and Dancey Inc., and manufactured New Era Potato Chips. This company would later be sold to Frito before it was Frito-Lay.

Kristen LePage
Marketing

While attending college, Kristen was Mister Rogers’ next door neighbor. Yes, that Mister Rogers. She actually lived in Mister Rogers’ neighborhood and very close to the Land of Make Believe.

Scott Donaldson
Quality Control, Product Manufacturing

Scott is our resident “phone a friend” and trivia/history aficionado. It’s a rare day when Scott doesn’t know the correct answer.

Christy Venskus
Finance

Christy is our in house all around sports lover. When she isn’t attending Boston sporting events she is attending her two sons’ games. Although, she owns the home run record at her high school she feels her greatest home run is joining Cool Tropics.

Marge Cosman
New Customer Support, Accounts Receivable/Payable

Marge’s first job was serving hot dogs in the Bleachers at Wrigley Field in Chicago. She is a life-long Cubs fan and is overwhelmed with joy with their first World Series Championship since 1908.

Bill Crosby
Sales, Upper Midwest & Northeast

Bill is a Civil War history enthusiast. His grandmother lived to be 101 and her father actually fought in the Civil War at age 20. His letters home to the family remain a prized possession.

Brian Wolverton
Sales, East Coast Region

Brian enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and friends throughout every season of the year; fishing, hiking and spending time on the snowmobile top his list!

Celeste Linhard
Sales, West Coast Region

The travel involved in managing a territory eventually led to a love of traveling the world. Celeste has now traveled over 2 million flight miles — roughly the equivalent of circling the globe 80 times or flying to the moon and back, 4 times.

James Crosby
Tradeshow Specialist

James aka HOLLYWOOD is the tallest member of the Cool Tropics team. James started with Cool Tropics as a teenager working in the warehouse and is now our tradeshow specialist. Look for him at many of the SNA state shows we attend. In his free time he likes to surf and is a working actor in Los Angeles!

Joe Tomkins 
Sales Texas, Central South

When Joe was a young man learning the food business he and his father took part in a sad day in American history. They were catering the lunch that was to be served to JFK on that fateful day in Dallas.

Sandyna Yoeun
Order Processing, Order Tracking, Freight Questions

Sandyna is the ultimate time management master. She can also rival the best professional organizer!

Jackie Connolly
Customer Service & Promo Requests

Jackie enters sweepstakes and contests for fun and tends to win a LOT of them. BEST prizes to date include an iPad, trip to Washington D.C., Meet & Greet w/ Zac Brown Band with front row seats at Fenway and 4 tickets to Elf the musical in Boston!

Amy Taylor
Customer Service & Sales Support

Amy loves spending time with her family and friends and of course her animals. Her best trip ever was a South African Safari where she able to pet a cheetah and see wild animals up close. She can’t wait to go back!