Randall joined the WPI/NTPA Office Staff after graduating from Urbana University in 1990. His first opportunity with the company was as the scoreboard/laser operator. In the fall of that same year, Gregg began working on event sanctioning in house under the tutelage of WPI President/CEO David P. Schreier. Randall was responsible for sanctioning State National and Pro National events at that time as well as working with the pre-commitment program for competitors. After three years with the company, he spent the next four years managing his uncle's printing company in his native Urbana, Ohio. When an opportunity to come back to the NTPA presented itself in the summer of 1997, Randall returned to the company working with marketing, promoter and printing concerns. The in-house graphics design position was a result of Randall's experience in printing. Also while away, Randall promoted an NTPA event called the "Mad River Valley Nationals" around Memorial Day weekend each year. It gave Gregg experience he otherwise would not have had in returning to WPI/NTPA. Among Randall's responsibilities include overall management of the WPI/NTPA Office in Columbus, event contracts and sanctioning, competitor programs, the Enderle Pull-Off event, and the weekly television series shown on RFD-TV, "NTPA Championship Pulling." Gregg, his wife Dana, and their two daughters, Allison and Emily, live in Lewis Center, Ohio.
Prior to joining the NTPA full-time in June 2014, Jon processed event results and provided analysis to the NTPA website for eight summers in a part-time capacity. While maintaining those responsibilities, Jon also regularly contributes content to The Puller magazine and to www.NTPApull.com. Jon earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics and teaching certification at Geneva College in western Pennsylvania. He pursued his master's and doctoral degrees at Bowling Green State University, during which time he never had to pay for a motel room during the third weekend in August.
Michaela joined the NTPA staff in 2019 as editor of The Puller magazine and other NTPA publications. She now also oversees media relations, NTPA membership, and subscriptions. Originally from western Ohio, Michaela grew up on her family’s diversified grain farm outside Wapakoneta before attending The Ohio State University where she majored in agricultural communication and agribusiness. Growing up she spent many hours trackside at truck and tractor pulls across the country as a crewmember for both her dad, Toby, and stepdad, Andy Bair. Michaela also has experience with event promotion, as she assisted her dad with the Moon City Nationals NTPA event in Wapakoneta, OH for many years. Prior to joining the NTPA staff, Michaela was the Director of Communications for the Ohio Beef Council and Ohio Cattlemen’s Association.
Matt first began working with the NTPA in 2009 when he helped in designing and building the original red scoreboard. He and his brother Josh then began traveling across the Midwest operating the trailer at events. In 2013, Matt’s role expanded to operating this scoreboard by himself as the NTPA added a second scoreboard. Finally, in December 2019 NTPA hired Matt full-time to oversee the scoreboards, live streaming, advertising, and serve as the social media manager.
Born in West "by God" Virginia and a native Ohioan, Helen still calls Wheeling, W.V. home. She moved to Columbus, Ohio in 1985 with her husband Don and daughter Michele and worked for an oil company. In 1986 her son Zach joined the family and Helen went looking for a job that required less time in the office and more time with the family. She accepted a job at Price Waterhouse as a librarian. After six years, she decided to take some time off to do some camping and get into dog breeding as a hobby (she only had to do that once to find out it's a lot of work!). After taking a year off to spend quality time with her family, Helen decided to rejoin the workforce in January 1993 and found an interesting-looking job title of Marketing Assistant for the NTPA. After a few months, she was asked to fill in the vacant spot of Membership Director and was more than happy to accommodate. After many years of overseeing membership and administrative duties, Helen now works part-time in the office handling various administrative duties. Helen has seen a lot of changes and various people come and go over the years, but she will always be amazed at the small town feeling within a big organization.