Trappers was founded in 2001 by Superior Seal & Paving owner Greg Rinaldi. In 2007 he brought David Arthur on board as a partner.
In early 2015 Greg exited the business and David, along with his wife Jennifer formed a new partnership with General Manager Alex Szlamczynski.
David is a Sienna College grad who worked in banking and finance on Wall Street in New York City for 17 years before coming back to Syracuse to raise his family. He founded Arthur Brothers Construction in 2005. When David and Jennifer aren’t at the restaurant they are busy with their three children who are all active in sports and other activities.
Alex Szlamczynski has been in the restaurant business since he was 14 years old working after school in his uncle’s diner in Chittenango. He’s a 2009 East Syracuse Minoa grad who began his career at Trappers in 2010 while attending LeMoyne College where he graduated with a degree in accounting and finance in 2013.
When Alex isn’t working, he enjoys hunting, fishing, archery and being outdoors. He’s also an avid Ultimate Frisbee player.