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Our People

Ideaman, Incorporated is the company that creates and distributes the American Expedition brand of wildlife gifts and decor, as well as In 2009, we began the process of expanding our brand into a website community where outdoor enthusiasts and wildlife lovers could share their experiences, learn about wildlife, and find high-quality wildlife-themed gifts and decor. While this has been an ongoing challenge, it has been a labor of love shared among a great group of talented and enthusiastic individuals. Click on the links below to meet the staff members who work behind the scenes to make all this possible.


Meet The Office Team


Ted Swoboda


Ted started Ideaman, Inc. with his wife, Wendi, in September of 1992 in the basement of their home. Ted is very involved in the day-to-day design development and brand management of American Expedition, as well as overseeing the operations of his souvenir magnet division that is still going strong. In his limited spare time, Ted is an avid backyard gardener and recreational rock drummer.


Wendi Swoboda

Office Manager

Wendi has been working both behind the scenes and in the trenches from the very start of Ideaman, Inc. She currently oversees all of the American Expedition website customer service and order management, as well as putting out the various fires that flare up in the office. Wendi manages to handle these challenges while also raising her and Ted’s four children... AND moonlighting as a rock-n-roll bass player and vocalist.


Andrea Brinkmann

Customer Service

Andrea has been a sales and customer service rep for Ideaman, Inc. for many years. She specializes in troubleshooting web order issues and handling returns and replacements, but she is also available for any other type of help that is needed. When she’s not at work, Andrea has her hands full raising a new bouncing baby boy with her husband, Eric.


Jennifer Pennington

Admin Assistant

Jennifer is the heart and soul of the front office, handling most of the day-to-day operational issues as well as processing all of the bills and invoices that come through the company. When she isn’t balancing books, Jennifer likes to spend time in the garden, hiking, and listening to bluegrass music. And, when the opportunity presents itself, she loves to line up and do some contra dancing!