Janet Wilson-Irving

Apex Parks Group

Director of Sales & Marketing

Janet Wilson-Irving began her career in the Amusement Industry 25 years ago starting in the early ’90s as a Corporate Sales Coordinator at Knott’s Berry Farm located in Buena Park, California.  Eventually, she worked her way on up through the ranks and became a Sales Representative responsible for thousands of Corporate Picnics, Consignments and Private events.  It didn’t take long for her to fall in love with the idea of “selling fun.” In 1999, she was approached by Palace Entertainment for a new opportunity as Director of Sales.  From there she was able to create and develop new programs which lead to the introduction to the company’s first consignment and teambuilding programs which helped increase brand awareness in a fast growing and competitive market. Her 15 years tenure with Palace Entertainment allowed her to continue to develop as she upheld several positions including  National Sales Trainer for both the waterpark and family entertainment centers and Director of Sales overseeing and mentoring 40 locations nationwide.Wilson-Irving joined the Apex Parks Group in September 2014 as the Director of Sales & Marketing, which includes a diverse portfolio consisting of 13 family entertainment centers, 2 waterparks (Big Kahuna’s in Destin, Florida and Sahara Sam’s Oasis in West Berlin, New Jersey) and 2 theme & waterparks, Indiana Beach Boardwalk Resort in Monticello, Indiana and Fantasy Island located in Grand Island, New York.  Wilson-Irving enjoys the challenge of finding new ways to grow and develop both group sales & marketing and feels passionate about upholding pricing integrity and keeping the sales team motivated.  She is also a proud mom of two and has most recently earned the new title of  “Nonna” (grandma in Italian.)