Advisory Committee

Chris Nehlen
Vice President Marketing

Chris has over 30 years experience in design, publishing, advertising, and marketing. Prior to picking up CollectorZoo as a client, he and his two partners grew WNG Advertising into a top ranking technology agency in the country. In 2000, Chris and his partners created a successful spin-off online marketing software company called Pica9 which has since built online marketing systems for many major companies including; FedEx, Marriott, Norwegian Cruise Line, Hilton Hotels, and Honeywell.

2006, Chris created Screaming Brands, a marketing and product development company, dedicated to brand and new product development. Chris is also a part-time professor at Farmingdale College, where he teaches advertising and marketing courses to graduating seniors.

Michael Morris
Creative Director & Social Media Strategist

In addition to creating our awesome logo, Mike and has close to a decade of professional experience in graphic design and advertising. His work was featured in HOW Magazine’s Promotional Design Annual. His expertise includes all aspects of print and web design.  Mr. Morris assures that all CollectorZoo promotional materials, presentations and projects are attractive, professional and intuitively usable to our user base.  We think he does a great job at it.

Susan Peterson
Business Development Consultant

Susan has more than 30 years of experience in the gift industry. Her extensive knowledge of the retail landscape comes from her corporate experience with Goebel, Enesco, and Schmid. She has worked closely with several prestigious companies including: Christopher Radko, Madame Alexander Dolls, Anheuser-Busch, eBay, Van Mark, Cow Parade Ltd., NeQwa Art, Herrington Teddy Bears, Vida Valentia, and National Geographic.

Susan was the primary marketing strategist for M.I.Hummel, Anri Woodcarvings and such prestigious license-directed lines as Beatrix Potter and Disney giftware. She also spearheaded the team that brought the Disney Classics Collection to market, an achievement she describes as a “career milestone.”  Susan served as VP of Marketing for Enesco. She left Enesco to join Goebel of North America as VP of Marketing.

She is recognized in the industry as a driving force. Her vision, expertise and perspective, which she brings to CollectorZoo, have been an invaluable resource to the broad gift industry.

Marc Rosenzweig
Gotham Guardian Communications -
Editor, Journalist, Batman Toy Archrivals, Consultant

While watching television with his family on January 12, 1966, Marc became enthralled with the comic book character known as Batman.  Since the airing of that show, his obsession with the character & the world of Gotham City has become enmeshed in his life.  He began his collection at a tender age of five and has not stopped collecting much to his wife & children’s chagrin.  Marc has been attending Comic Conventions and the New York City Toy Fair over the last 28 years.  Marc began writing articles about collecting and toy related reviews on Toy Collecting & reviewing new releases from Toy Fair.  Marc has been featured on YouTube videos reviewing from Toy Fair for the collector’s market.  He has also left his mark on the Toy industry by creating 3D concept figurines that were used by Hasbro & Mattel to create their own versions & lines of action figure toys!  Marc has interviewed famous people in the world of Batman and the world of cartoons, comics & more.
Marc’s life time of experience as both a collector and journalist enhances  his abilities to super hero status as CollectorZoo.com’s resident toy industy Consultant.