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Co-Founder and President, Phil Lipsky has nearly twenty years experience teaching web development, graphic design, computer programming, video game development, and robotics to children and adults. Mr. Lipsky began teaching Photoshop and Web development at the New School, in New York City, in 1996 and continued there until 2000. From 2001 through 2005, Phil taught Web Design, Flash Animation and Programming, and Video Game Development courses at Hofstra University on Long Island, New York. Phil holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing.

Co-Founder and Vice-President, Michael Pugliese holds a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts in Computer Graphics from the New York Institute of Technology.  Michael has also earned a certificate from Hofstra University where he completed a 5 year program, which included Cartooning, Advanced Cartooning, Computer Animation I & II, and Cartoon Sculpture.  He has attended the E3 convention in Los Angeles for the past few years to further his knowledge of upcoming gaming software and technology. Since 2002, Michael has been teaching and developing courses in Video Game Design and Development.  His instruction includes Cartooning, Computer Animation, and Video Game Development and uses tools such as Photoshop, Flash, The Games Factory, Game Maker, and good old pencil and paper.

Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Walter Ebe joined GBA in 2007 to help lead GBA's growth into the local and national arena. Formerly, Walter was at Hofstra University, where he held the positions of Director Marketing for Admissions, Director of Electronic Marketing for University Relations, and Director of Marketing and External Relations for Continuing Education. Previously, he held positions of Vice President of Marketing for PRF Systems, Inc., Vice President of Branch Automation for Manufacturers Hanover Trust Corporation / Chemical Banking Corporation, and Area Manager for Computer Task Group, Inc.  Walter holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Queens College (CUNY) and has taken American University's graduate program in Computer Systems in Washington, D.C.

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