Philadelphia

Lauren Altschuler

Lauren Altschuler

HR Recruiter

Lauren Altschuler graduated from Dickinson College in May of 2018 with bachelor degrees in International Business & Management and Educational Studies. While at Dickinson, Lauren played on the college’s women’s tennis team as the number one singles and doubles player all four years and served as the team captain during her senior year. Lauren has been coaching tennis since the age of 15 and currently holds two coaching certifications from the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR). Lauren grew up in Voorhees, NJ, but moved to Pennsylvania with her family four years ago. She currently resides in Malvern, PA with her family and dog Kasey, a Shetland Sheepdog.

Phillip Stodgell

Phillip Stodgell

Manager

Phillip grew up in the small town of Warroad, Minnesota on the Canadian border. He graduated from Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls, Minnesota with an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice.

Having grown up in Warroad, the original Hockeytown USA, hockey had a huge place in his heart. After playing through Junior A hockey, then becoming a referee for the game, Phillip wanted more. He moved from Minnesota to Denver, Colorado for family and came across an old hockey friend, Justin Sgro, who offered him the opportunity to join STC Direct. With Phillip’s natural competitive nature, he quickly grew and found success inside the business.

Phillip is a big sports fan; hockey, football, golf, and baseball being a few of his favorites. He enjoys outdoor activities, especially hiking and skiing. Phillip is also looking forward to experiencing some new adventures here, such as white water rafting, kayaking and sky diving! Phillip was promoted in March 2014 and now oversees the Philadelphia office.

Started at STC: July 2012, Promoted to Assistant Manager August 2013, Promoted to Management March 2014

Favorite Quote: “Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.”

Fun Fact: Played and reffed in the Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament; The only time the men’s USA Hockey Team had won gold was when someone from Warroad, MN was on the team.

College: Northland Community and Technical College

Goal: Pass on the opportunity to succeed to others, just like the opportunity has been passed on to me, and own my own hockey club.

Brian Ferguson

Brian Ferguson

Manager

A shy child, Brian recalls having to work at being social but finally mastering it by taking frequent trips to the mall with friends. When he moved to the Northwest side of Pennsylvania at 13, Brian dived into activities such as football, chess club, and even worked on his schools’ farm for 2 years (fun fact – Brian got his green thumb from his grandma). The shy boy now had the gift of gab!

At 18 when his mom gave him options to go to school, join the military, or work, Brian immediately dove into the work force with Vector Marketing! Learning the arts of persuasion, negotiation, and strategic leadership led Brian to work for Comcast for 3 years – a client that taught him about professionalism and generating results. Following Comcast, Brian spent time working with Vivint Home Security – widening his sales experience to include business-to-consumer and retail fields!

When he’s not working, Brian LOVES traveling (he’s been to 32 of the 50 states), spending time with his significant other of 5 years, shooting pool, playing card games, and hanging out with coworkers!