Carissa Dressel

Carissa Dressel

President

Carissa started the Waves Boat & Social Club and concept in 2004.  She oversees the entire operation, working with all her team members to maintain the vision of Waves.  She facilitates the acquisitions of property, new locations, technology, vessels, vehicles, etc.  She is in charge of IT, marketing plans, strategies, budgets, and implementiiation.  She manages the sales team. She works with existing as well as finding new business partners.  She negotiates leases, contracts, etc.  She works closely with Donna managing all the financail decisions as well as with Lu and Aaron overseeing day to day operations.  She is also on site full time available to happily meet with members regarding their membership, general inquiries about the club, or just for feedback.  She attends a lot of the social events.

 

Carissa has honors  bachelor degrees in both Mathematics and Economics.  She has worked in many senior level roles in sales, and managing teams. She is an American Canadian.  She moved to...

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Aaron Dressel

Aaron Dressel

Director of Vessel/Dock Operations

 He is in charge of keeping the fleet up and running for our members. He and his mechanical staff organize the service, repairs, parts, manage the service center as well as overseeing the the dockstaff and their needs. He also helps with some social events.

Aaron was born in Wooster, Ohio.  He moved to florida in 1982.  He was formerly in the PGA as a golf professional for 15 years, most recently as a head professional.  He has helped...

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Ken Boehme

Ken Boehme

Sales for Bradenton

Ken will help to educate you on all of what Waves has to offer!

Ken lives on his sailboat and has travelled the world with his wife Sarah.  Prior to Waves, he was in the insurance business for 30 years before retiring to live the Florida dream.

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Dean Smith

Dean Smith

Sales for Sarasota

Dean can get you the information you need to know about waves membership.

Dean has been in the boat club industry for 22 years.  He is very knowledgeable in all areas of boating; fishing, good social spots, etc.

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Richard Faria

Richard Faria

Sales for Venice/Englewood

Richard is your gateway to the Waves experience.  He can tell you all the ins and outs with regards to membrship and information.

Richard has been boating sailing for many years on a high level.  Richard and his wife life in Nokomis and enjoy boating, restaurants, and walking the beach.

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Luciana Belfiglio

Luciana Belfiglio

Director of Member Services

Luciana has been in the boat club business in a variety of roles for over 20 years. She has been with Waves Since the start.  She is an intregal part of the whole member experience. She, along with her staff, set up new member orientations, manages all the boat reservations, the online system, assists with service & maintenance schedules of boats & dockstaff, as well as organizes the popular social events, helps advice with the growing business activities, etc. Lu is based out of the out of the Cortez office.

"Lu" has a background in computer programming.  She also has extraordinary people and organizational skills which makes for an outstanding member of our management  team.

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Robert Belfigltio

Robert Belfigltio

Operations and Senior Consultant

Bob has been with Waves in many roles since 2005.  He was the director of operations and is currently helping and advising with fleet operations.  (He is semi-retired) He and the crew manage the maintenance, and parts of the fleet, customer & dockstaff training, etc.

Bob has been in the boat club business for over 20 years.  He has had many areas of expertise including holding a captains license, running many different marinas, and more.  Bob loves to fish,...

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Donna Lamoureaux

Donna Lamoureaux

Financial Manager

Donna has been with Waves for over two years. She works as the financial manager at the Boat Yard office.  She oversees the vendor & customer accounts, managing the books as well as doing the company payroll.  In her free time, she also is a professional musician as a singer/songwriter.

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Gwen Dault

Gwen Dault

Customer Satisfaction Specialist

Gwen's priority is customer satifaction.  She is Lu's number one, helping with all member relations; orientations, reservations, organizing socials, she helps with billing, and more.  She is the first point of contact to report and any customer issues, take feedback, suggestions, etc. and to get it advanced and resolved in a timely manner.  

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Nick Hunt

Nick Hunt

Head Dockmaster - Cortez

Nick is the main Dockmaster for our flagship location in West Bradenton.  He is in charge of safely checking members in and out on the boats, cleaning and more.  He has been a dedicated and great Waves team member for 3 years.

Tel: 941-243-8279  
Will Cockfield

Will Cockfield

Head Dockmaster - Phillippi Harbor Club

Will is in charge of the boats and docks for our North Sarasota location at Phillippi Creek.  He takes care of our valuable members by helping them, their friends/familys and gear on and off the boats.  He helps to maintain the fleet, he cleans, troubleshoots, etc.  He is energetic, friendly and and very helpful.

Tel: 941-527-5404  
Steve Shaw

Steve Shaw

Head Dockmaster - The Boat Yard

Steve is in charge of the boats and docks for our South Sarasota location.  He takes care of our valuable members by helping them and their gear on and off the boats.  He helps to maintain the fleet, he cleans, troubleshoots, etc.  He is extremely helpful, friendly and detail oriented with a strong knowledge of boats & the waterways.

Tel: 941-923-1616  
Danny Wilson

Danny Wilson

Head Dockmaster - Venice

Danny is in charge of the docks, day to day maintenance and cleaning of the fleet, as well as working with the members to get them on and off the boats in a safe and helpful manner.  Danny has been with Waves for 3 years..

Tel: 941-586-8533  
Joseph Marrioti

Joseph Marrioti

Dockmaster

 Joe works mainly in the Cortez/Seafood Shack location. He works as a dockmaster as well as helps with many other boating related things. 

Joe spent 20 years with the Wheeling, Illinois Fire Department and dive & Rescue team.  He also spent 10 years in the US Coast Guard, he is a boat captain (soon to be master) and an accomplished...

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Erik Wydner

Erik Wydner

Dockmaster

Erik is a new addition to the Waves Team - he is a captain, a surfer, a skateboarder, a man of many talents; you will see Erik at all locations.  

Steve Sims

Steve Sims

Dockmaster

Steve has been in the boating business for many years in the area.  He is an accomplished boater, fisherman, skateboarder, and more.  Steve works primarily in Sarasota & Bradenton but you may see him everywhere.

Wayne Faria

Head Dockmaster - Englewood

Wayne is in charge of the docks, day to day maintenance and cleaning of the fleet, as well as working with the members to get them on and off the boats in a safe and helpful manner.  Wayne joined Waves when we opened Stump Pass.

Tel: 941-979-2628