We are all coming together under the Sneaky Pete Mafia umbrella. What follows is an introduction to the core team. We all have a role to play, and there are many things each of us does that are not listed here (an unbelievable amount goes on behind the scenes) but are still very important to the balancing of the wheel that’s been built over the past few years.

These are my spokes, and Sneaky Pete Mafia is the hub that we hope will become a driving force in the billiards world. No part is is greater than the whole — or any other part, for that matter. Every single member of this team has proven that they have both the talent and the desire to help SPM do great things.

I’ve picked each of my team members with an eye to build the strength of SPM’s core. This has been my dream for years now, and I think I’ve finally found the right group of people to make it work. They’ve become indispensable and, while they are all independent and creative thinkers, they are very good about working under my direction and honoring my vision for the company.

Jason McKee

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Jason is our Web Master. He is in charge of implementing any and all changes and updates to the Sneaky Pete Mafia website. He is a newer member to the team (he joined us last year) but has proven himself in many ways as a dedicated contractor. He takes all the input and suggested changes to anything related to the website — passes it by me, if needed — and puts it into action.

Christopher Teibel

Christopher Teibel is a professional Web Developer and Graphic Designer from Northeast Ohio. Chris has been involved with the billiards industry for many years with clients such as SPM Magazine, Meucci Cues, Jacoby Cues, LoreeJon Hasson, and Kamui Tips, just to name a few. If Chris is not working on a project for one of his clients, you will probably find him running a rack or two on his home table.

Emmanuel Dean

My name is Emmanuel Dean and I am a commercial and portrait photographer based in Cary, North Carolina. – Born and raised proud Virginian. – Artist, graphic designer, and photographer. – Favorite past time… Bungee jumping The New River Gorge Bridge, Whitewater rafting The New River Gorge, and Seneca Rocks Rock Climbing. – I hate wearing a button up and tie. In search of a great love. If you wish to get in contact with me for pricing or a project you have in mind, send me an email through the contact section and I look forward to hearing from you.

Matthew Shelton


Born and raised in North Carolina, Matthew Shelton holds a degree in History from UNC-Charlotte, and International Business from Forsyth Tech. He also holds multiple management and IT certifications from Previsor, the number one name in Fortune 50 certification. He’s spent time with numerous IT companies over the years from Brain Bench, to Gamebrain.com, and most recently one of the top technological companies in the world

Linda Carter

Linda Carter developed an interest in pool while she was a college student in Klamath Falls. Mail Tribune / Bob Pennell

Linda is our acting Marketing Director, Born in Seoul, Korea, She began playing pool at the age of 18, has played on the WPBA (Women’s Professional Billiards Association) – placing in the field of competitors on numerous occasions – has run six consecutive racks of eight ball and four racks of nine ball (to finish the set) against opponents, and was the first female house pro at Jillian’s Billiard Club in Seattle, Washington. Linda and her husband Michael Zimmerman were inaugural members of the multimillion dollar International Pool Tour (IPT).

Kollet Probst

My name is Kollet Probst and I am a fine artist who specializes in portraits with a focus on pool players and the intensity in their eyes. I have been an artist since childhood and a pool player the same. I’m a Florida native and attended FSU school of Fine Arts. I still reside in Florida but travel often in search of great restaurants, great pool halls and great pool players!

Shaylyn Ruth Troop

Shaylyn Troop our Senior editor, was born and raised on the Central Coast in California. She recently moved to Central Wisconsin, and started working for SPM Magazine as the Senior Editor. Shaylyn is married to the creator of SPM, Garret Troop, and they have three kids. In Shaylyn’s spare time, she likes to read, watch movies with her husband, and play pool.

Garret Troop

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I, Garret Troop, am the Ceo and Brain child of Sneaky Pete Mafia. I have a lot of really big goals here, but believe wholeheartedly in all of them. I believe in changing the the way pool is perceived by the world. I consider myself to be the person that will make dream become a reality.Things are moving fast, and I want to be on the ever-competitive edge of all that we hold precious.

Facebook Group Administration

We have many admins on the Facebook group. SPM is a growing community, one that I cannot possibly manage myself. They help keep the “bad apples” from spoiling the entire orchard, and the they all add their own great attributes.



Garret TrropGarret Troop is the owner and CEO of Sneaky Pete Mafia. He created this community as a way to being together people that have a love of billiards. He has never had a passion for anything like he has for Sneaky Pete Mafia. He hopes to bring together a group of people that and create a family of those that share his passion.