Meet Phield House’s All-Star Team

The passionate experts and sports educators who provide a safe and fun environment where everyone can get active, learn and achieve their potential.

Mark Solomon - Phield House, 814 Spring Garden Street

Mark Solomon

Founder and CEO

With over 18 years of experience in the promotional marketing industry, Mark’s expertise is in business development and operations. He was responsible for growing businesses through his strategic relationships and ​focus on ​client service. He ​led​ a promotional products subsidiary that not only served the needs of its parent company​ and their clients​, but also expanded into a profit center. Mark is ​excited​ to apply those skills​, combined with a spirited passion for sports, health and wellness,​ to the creation and development of Phield House. Mark has raced in 17 Sprint Triathlons from 2010 – 2016 and cycling remains his favorite exercise activity. Born and raised in Rockville, Maryland, he has lived in Center City Philadelphia since 2000 and now resides in Graduate Hospital with his wife, Rachel, and their two sons.​

Rachel Solomon - Phield House, 814 Spring Garden Street

Rachel Solomon

Director of Administration

Rachel brings her administrative expertise, community involvement, and interest in fitness to the Phield House team. She’s served both the commercial and non-profit sectors in marketing, office management and event planning. Her deep involvement with the Albert M. Greenfield school over the last 6 years has enabled her to leverage those skills in a volunteer capacity. Rachel has run several 5K races, has twice completed the Broad St. Run, and is a recent convert to CrossFit. She lives in Graduate Hospital with her husband, Mark, and their two sons.

Shannon Gunby - Phield House, 814 Spring Garden Street

Shannon Gunby

Operating Partner

An all-around athletic professional, Shannon brings to Phield House nearly 20 years of experience as an athlete, a manager, a coach, sports business owner and educator. Currently, he is co-owner of Ambler Sports Academy, which specializes in baseball and softball instruction, as well as a science teacher at Wissahickon Middle School. Previously, he served as the Manager of the Suburban 1 Carpenter Cup Team and has served as Director of Baseball Operations for the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and Head Baseball Coach and Football Coach at Wissahickon High School. He’s an Operating Partner of USA Quickball. When he’s not teaching, this former member of the Mansfeild University baseball team enjoys fishing, running, hiking and playing with his sons in his backyard in Ft. Washington, PA.

Frank Decembrino - Phield House, 814 Spring Garden Street

Frank Decembrino

Operating Partner

Frank brings 16 years of experience as an educator, camp director and sports facility owner to Phield House. He is currently the Coordinator of Health & Physical Education within the School District of Cheltenham Township and Operating Partner of USA Quickball. He is co-owner of the Ambler Sports Academy, which specializes in baseball and softball instruction. Previously, Frank was Head Baseball Coach at Cheltenham High School, former Associate Scout for the Milwaukee Brewers and Director, Coach and Manager of Suburban 1 Carpenter Cup Team. Frank is a native Philadelphian, having grown up on the playgrounds of Olney and Fox Chase and played Department of Rec sports for his entire youth.

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Zach Schwartz

Baseball Coach

Zach Schwartz was a three year varsity starter in high school to then be recruited by Bloomsburg University. After being red-shirted his freshman year he transferred to Temple University to finish his degree in communications. While at Temple he played for multiple local teams as a stand out player. Since 2011, Zach has coached youth players to their fullest potential. In the Fall of 2018 he took over the Philadelphia Shock 10U team, coaching them to a very successful fall season and is looking forward to the future of the team.