We had the good fortune of connecting with Ellis MADDALENA and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ellis, what do you attribute your success to?
The most important factor behind my success and the success of Rocky Mountain Collectibles is giving back. We love to give back to all of our players and customers; whether with that being exceptional prizing for our tournaments, or using our tournaments to raise money for Mental Health and Autism, through “The Aoki Foundation”
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My store Rocky Mountain Collectibles was opened for players by players. I grew up playing competitive card games, one of my most proud accomplishments was 7th place at Yu-Gi-Oh Nationals In 2013. So when I opened my store I made it what I always wanted in a shop as a player. I Think this has gone a long way in making my store successful.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
All of my employees and players deserve a shoutout! Without my loyal employees who make sacrifices everyday for the good of our brand, I would never be able to do what I do. And without my players coming to my events I would never stay in business! I cannot thank my player base as a whole enough for supporting me and “Rocky Mountain Collectibles”