Meet the Team


Peter schauben
(President and Managing Partner)

entered the retail gift industry in California in 1971. In 1975,he branched out into the wholesale arena with management in sales specializing in artisan based unique fashion, accessories and giftware.Peter is the founder of Gift for Life, a unified voice for the Gift Industry in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Phone: (404) 521-0840 x6621
Fax: (404) 521-0940
Doug Cofiell
(Executive Vice President and Partner)

began his career as a sales rep  developing several territories in the Mid-Atlantic region and learning the ropes of the gift and home industry. In June of 2020, Cofiell entered into a partnership for co-ownership for Appelman Schauben.  Appelman Schauben welcomes his exceptional leadership skills, innovative vision and strategic approach in reforming Appelman Schauben’s company culture and dynamic.

Phone: (305) 386-1827
Fax: (305) 752-1282

Sales Vice Presidents

Mary Crist
(Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing)

Division II Sales

Phone: (404) 521-0840 x6619
Fax: (404) 521-0940
Diana Blackburn
(Vice President Sales & Administration)

Division I Sales

Phone: (305) 386-1827
Fax: (305) 752-1282

Atlanta Showroom Staff

Alicia Chimento
(Senior Executive Administrator)
Phone: (404) 521-0840 x6612
Fax: (404) 521-0940
Burke Price
(Showroom Manager)
Phone: (404) 521-0840 x6620
Fax: (404) 521-0940
Brittany Waters
(Director of Marketing)
Phone: (404) 521-0840 x6613
Fax: (404) 521-0940
Ashley Wilson
Phone: (404) 521-0840 x6614
Fax: (404) 521-0940
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Sandy Webb
(Customer Service)
Phone: (404) 521-0840 x6616
Fax: (404) 521-0940

Back Office

(VP Operations)
Phone: (404) 521-0840 x6615
Fax: (404) 521-0940
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Maria Wood
Phone: (404) 521-0840