With over 30 years of experience in construction, carpentry, photography, and engineering, Ed took the plunge in 2015 to launch SpeedPro East Bay. The combination of skills he developed throughout his career made him a quick study for the large-format business. In addition to his professional career, Ed has been very involved in his local community through both civic and sporting programs. Ed is a member of the Kiwanis International and has served on the boards of Alameda Little League, Soccer and Lacrosse Clubs and also a co-founder and board member of Alameda Futsal Club. Ed has also served as a scout leader for Cub Scout Troop 1015, as well as in various PTSA roles for two of his three children’s schools in Alameda.
Nicole VerduzcoDirector of Operations
As a Bay Area native, Nicole attended California State University East Bay and in 2015 received her B.A. in Communications with a minor in Psychology. In 2016, Nicole joined the SpeedPro East Bay team as the Marketing Manager.
Today, she is the Director of Operations overseeing production scheduling, marketing, and project management. She enjoys utilizing her many years of sales and communication skills to work individually with clients and make their visions a reality.
When she isn’t in the office, Nicole enjoys anything active outdoors from hiking, wine tasting, beaches, and just exploring the beautiful Bay Area with her fiance.
Becca CloreProduction Assistant
Becca Clore is our newest Production Assistant. She has over 5 years in sales and service and attended Ohlone College. She helps out with finishing projects including cutting, weeding, masking, and laminating as well as installs that come into our studio. She is also our friendly delivery person that we can count on for any quick jobs. While she is not working at SpeedPro East Bay, she enjoys going to sporting events and concerts as well going on hikes with her two-year-old dog.
7Starting in 2007 as an independent contractor, Justin has been installing for SpeedPro East Bay for about 2 years. Working with small businesses to large corporate clients, Justin’s specialty is in installing large graphics and his many years of experience allows him to get jobs done quickly and efficiently with a quality result.
88Oakland-based artist Elizabeth grew up in the sign industry and has branched out over time into a multitude of creative outlets. She attended UC Santa Cruz and graduated with double bachelor’s degrees in Studio Art and Literature. In addition to the production, and installation work she does at SpeedPro, Elizabeth is a traditional printmaker, painter, and maker with a studio at American Steel Studios in West Oakland. She is a Bay Area native who can usually be found creating something, whether it be signage, prints, or silly autobiographical comics about her day.
6With over 4 years as an independent contractor, Ross has been installing for SpeedPro East Bay since our early days and about 3 years now. From installing vehicle wraps at our studio to wall murals at museums and corporate offices, Ross has the experience that is flexible to adapt to any environment. He can take on any installation with a professional attitude and little to no disruption to the surroundings. You can trust that Ross will show up at the install site and understand your needs keeping a clean and safe work space.
Richie & Lewie OwensProduction Assistants/ Installers
Richie & Lewie Owens are our part-time helpers and also sons of Ed. Richie is a first-year student at UC Santa Cruz and Lewie attends Humboldt State. They assist with all table work from laminating and cutting to weeding and minor installs. Their attention to detail is important in achieving a high-quality final product with no errors.
Carol CastilloProduction Manager
Carol has recently returned to the Bay Area after a 3 year Oregon Exploration. She has a B.S. in Business Management with over 10 years in the print industry.
She recently joined SpeedPro East Bay as the Production Manager to handle all aspects of the print production process from creation to installation.
Carol is enjoying settling back into the Bay Area pace of life and when she isn’t at work she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Anthony GamezMarketing Assistant
Anthony is our new Marketing Assistant. He is an alumnus of California State University East Bay and received his B.A. in Graphic Design in 2018. With his past experience in retail, Anthony hopes to grow and expand SpeedPro East Bay’s Networks with present and new clients by seeking, engaging, and delivering great customer service.
Anthony enjoys singing, photography, going hiking and trying new food. You can catch him singing along to Mariah Carey almost everyday. Disney’s Meet the Robinsons is his favorite movie and delivers his favorite quote, “Keep Moving Forward.”