Meet our Executive Staff

  • Larry Duncan
  • Mark Peters
  • Valerie Mardersoian
  • Keith Martino
  • Mark Brage
  • Brent Corson
  • Gregory Waples
Larry Duncan

Larry Duncan

Chairman, Duncan Enterprises (Parent Company of iLoveToCreate)

Larry Duncan has worked in the family business all of his life, becoming President & CEO in 1983. He is completely dedicated to the consumer and to ensuring they have a joyful creative experience with all of our products and programs. He has led the charge to diversify the company and expand via acquisitions, while also growing organically via proprietary creative product development. With his experience in all facets of the company operations, he set the course for strategic direction and driven constant changes, improvement and innovation company-wide. With Bob's retirement in 2012, Larry now serves as Chairman of the Board. Duncan is an active community supporter, currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Fresno County.

Mark Peters

Mark Peters

President and Chief Operating Officer, iLoveToCreate

Mark Peters has 31 years of marketing, sales, and general management experience. He has been with iLoveToCreate since 1993, leading both marketing and sales groups before becoming COO in 2006 and President in 2011. Prior to iLoveToCreate, Peters spent six years in consumer packaged goods marketing with The Clorox Company and nine years in marketing & sales positions for Specialty Brands, the marketers of brands like Fleischmann’s Yeast and Spice Islands Spices. Peters received his BS degree in Food Science from University of California at Davis in 1977 and his MBA from the University of California Berkeley in 1981. In between his undergraduate and graduate degrees, Peters worked for Contadina Foods as quality control manager.

Valerie Mardersoian

Valerie Marderosian

Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, iLoveToCreate

Valerie Marderosian has over 30 years of marketing, sales, and management experience. She began her creative career as an instructor at an independent craft retailer, joining the iLoveToCreate team in 1978. Throughout her 20 year career here, she has held many titles including Marketing Communications Manager, Group Product Development Manager and Vice President of Marketing & New Product Development. She left the company to pursue opportunities in the toy industry as Director of Marketing at Valley Decorating Company and in the broadcast industry as Director of Global Business Planning & Sales Operations at Thomson Grass Valley. She returned to iLoveToCreate in 2003 and is responsible for the strategic direction of all sales, marketing, new product development, creative, consumer insights, education, inspiration and marketing communication programs and teams.

Keith Martino

Keith Martino

Vice President of Operations, iLoveToCreate

Keith Martino has more than 25 years of operations, marketing and sales experience working for U.S., European and Japanese companies, with extensive international operations and general management experience. He has been with iLoveToCreate for more than five years with responsibility for manufacturing, quality control and product compliance, sourcing and procurement, vendor partnerships, planning and forecasting and warehouse, inventory and distribution. Martino earned a BS degree in Business Statistics from Penn State University.

Mark Brage

Mark Brage

Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, iLoveToCreate

Mark Brage has more than 30 years of experience in the accounting field and has been with iLoveToCreate since 2003 with full responsibility for all Accounting, Finance and Information Technology functions. Brage earned a BS degree in Accounting from CSU Fresno in 1978. Immediately prior to iLoveToCreate, Brage spent 15 years with SPX Valves & Controls and CMB Industries (acquired by SPX in 2001). Other experience includes Hans Sumpf Company, Foster Commodities and Fruhauf Trailer.

Brent Corson

Brent Corson

Vice President of Human Resources, iLoveToCreate

Brent Corson has more than 27 years of human resources, safety and management experience. He brings to iLoveToCreate® a diverse professional background, having worked for several global organizations in manufacturing and food processing – both organized and non-union – including fortune 500 companies such as Frito-Lay® and ConAgra Foods®, as well as family and cooperative companies like Foster Poultry Farms, Inc. and Welch’s®. Prior to joining the team at iLoveToCreate, Brent was the North American Director of Human Resources at Sunrise Medical, a global mobility manufacturer. He has been a professional member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) since 1989 with senior level certification (SPHR). Brent earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Communications from the University of Portland in 1986.

Gregory Waples

Gregory Waples

Vice President of Sales, iLoveToCreate

Gregory Waples has more than 28 years of sales, account management, strategic planning, and product development experience. He brings to iLoveToCreate the strategic experience to evolve new products from idea to market commercialization and success. Prior to joining the team at iLoveToCreate he served as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Absolutely New. His professional background also includes positions with Proctor & Gamble, Polaroid, At-A-Glance, Novelty Inc., CSS Industries, and Jarden Corporation. Waples earned his degree in Economics and Business Administration from Indiana University.