Alex Gara is the Odditor-in-Chief here at Oddball. He lives in Chicago by way of Detroit, and embodies that Midwest hustle and pride. He has dedicated his career to bocce ball, with the goal of getting bocce back in the Olympics in 2028. At a party, he’ll almost always try to push for a game of Catchphrase, which he considers the second greatest game of all time.
Dan Shaker is an Award winning designer and developer who bridges brand, storytelling and innovation for brands he believes in. After 15 years as a creative leader, Dan now runs his creative team, Dash Creative Strategy, in Chicago, IL. If you dream it, he can build it. Dan oversees the Oddball brand and website and is dedicated to providing Oddball TV stories, content and culture in meaningful and innovative ways.
Kelvin Sealy is our Chief Yard Games Officer, Head Oddcaster, and Social Media Director. Hailing from Virginia Beach, VA, Kelvin is the creator / owner of Bocce VB, Toss Tunes, and some very exciting new yard game products. He is a serial entrepreneur and dedicated to creating business opportunities around enjoyable experiences. He’s also the only Odditor to officiate a cat wedding.
Matt David is our Managing Odditor. His background in social sports and creative writing finds him at a perfect intersection at Oddball. He is the Managing Director at American Bocce and currently exploring a modern competitive circuit for the sport. He also makes great playlists. Oddball has a couple, two, tree Chicagoans, but Matt’s the most Chicago.
Scott and Steph are our copy and content editing dream team.
Teddy “Waffles” Wachholz is an Emmy Award winning producer and cinematographer with a passion for documentary filmmaking. Before starting his company (Teddy Waffles Video Production) Teddy produced TV and radio ads for Chicagoland agencies, and later co-founded One City Films with two friends. A day-one leaguer at the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club in Chicago, and eventually American Bocce Co, he looks forward to engaging the other Oddball sports, ultimately combining his two passions: film and the Oddball community. Teddy enjoys dogs, houseplants, and 90s NBA basketball.