Signature Park – Board of Directors

Chris Palomba

Chris Palomba

The founder of Signature Park, Chris Palomba – with a proven record of success in business and management – was destined to be an entrepreneur. Chris, who is married with four children, years ago identified a lack of quality playing fields in the region as his children rose through the ranks in their various sports and activities. He built a baseball field in his backyard so his son’s team could practice at any time, and he granted use of the field to other local players. Soon, youth recreational and travel teams from all over Gwinnett County were practicing at the Palomba residence five nights a week. Recognizing that this shortage of facilities was a widespread problem, Chris conceived the idea for Signature Park, which would provide a place for players, coaches and families to enjoy sports and other activities without the worry of practice/playing field availability.

A Florida native, Chris spent many of his formative years in New York and it was there, as a teenager in NY, that he started a wholesale tire business out of a trailer and turned it into a 40,000 square foot retail/wholesale building called American Tires, which earned over $1 million in revenue. From there, Chris returned to Florida as one of the youngest managers for Envirotest Systems, a statewide, centralized motor vehicle inspection facility. A year later, he was promoted to Regional Director of Site Development and traveled throughout the Midwest and Northeast. Chris and his family relocated to Atlanta in 1995 with AT&T. The company had recruited Chris and offered him a position within its wireless division as Director of Operations/Site Development for the implementation of Personal Communication Services (PCS) and wireless technologies infrastructure. In 1998, Chris launched TLC Communications, LLC, a cellular tower construction and site acquisition company. As the CEO, Chris influenced multi-million dollar deals and made decisions that affected large segments of the telecommunications/technology arenas at a time when the economy saw tremendous growth in those sectors.

Chris, a former baseball player, is well-known and respected throughout the state of Georgia as a businessman, coach, and contributor to amateur baseball, having served as a coach/instructor for the past 10 years. “I believe in giving back to the community,” says Chris, “and I understand how success in life should allow you to help others.”
Keith Hyde

Keith Hyde

Having grown up just six miles from Signature Park, Keith attended Winder-Barrow schools, started playing baseball in Winder at the age of 7, and continued playing through high school. He currently resides in Lawrenceville and has three boys, ages 23, 16, and 14 – all avid baseball players. Keith has been actively involved as a coach for his sons’ teams until they reached High School. Professionally, Keith serves as Business Development Mgr. for GLWC, a private company which manufactures custom cable assemblies. Prior to this, he was a Regional Account Manager for Intuitive ERP/Consona, a supplier of ERP supply chain management software systems, from March 2001 to May 2008. From April of 1997 to March of 2001, Keith was VP of Sales for Cornerstone Business Solutions a VAR for ERP and accounting software solutions.
Chris Palomba

Danielle "Dani" Matzick

Danielle and her family have been a part of the baseball community since her oldest son played began ball in Gwinnett County at age four. For seven years they have travelled the southeast with her sons' travel baseball team, landing at Signature Park for the inaugural season. She has been married for 19 years and has two boys, ages 15 and 11. Currently a middle school Math Teacher for the Gwinnett County Public School System, Danielle serves her local community through volunteer participation in her local PTA as well as serves on the Signature Park Board managing the field and cage scheduling among other duties.  

Prior to her work in the education field, Danielle worked in the private sector accumulating over 24 years of experience in Operations, Management, Human Resources, Technology and Recruiting fields through various roles with companies ranging from computer sales to the government to managing offices for financial institutions, finally ending her private sector career managing operations for the largest independent real estate advisory firm in the U.S.. Danielle earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology, with a Minor in Philosophy, from Georgia State University in 1985 and attended Woodward Academy in College Park, GA. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Education in Mathematics.
Chris Palomba

David Stanton

Originally from Connecticut, Dave visited Hilton Head, SC on vacation 25 years ago and met his beautiful wife Melissa. They have been married 24 years and have 4 boys; Reed (19), Ridge (15), River (10) and Ripken (8). 
Since moving to Hamilton Mill in 2004, Dave has been involved with coaching football, soccer, basketball and baseball in the Dacula and Mill Creek programs. He is currently coaching a 16U travel baseball team at Signature Park. 
Dave attended the University of Maine with the dream of playing baseball at higher levels until an ankle injury changed that path. 
Professionally, Dave has been in the hospitality business for the past 20 years. He has managed hotels in Hilton Head, Midtown, Perimeter and Alpharetta, GA. Two years ago, Dave joined the Signature Park team as Director of Operations and has been working diligently since to help make a dream become a reality.
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