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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Carissa Dressel

Carissa Dressel

President

Carissa started the Waves Boat & Social Club concept/business in October 2004.  After acquiring her first boat, she opened the doors to Waves in January 2005.  Since then, the club has dramatically expanded to 5 locations, almost 50 vessels, over 500 members, 25 staff as well as state of the art management software.   She currently 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 implementation.  She manages the sales team, creates sales plans, and goals.  She works with existing as well as finding new business partners.  She negotiates leases, contracts, etc.  She works closely managing all the financial decisions as well as overseeing the day to day operations.  She is also available on site 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, order and/or source parts, break in new boats and prepare them for the fleet, manage the service center as well as overseeing the the dockstaff and their needs. He is the guy that "gets things done"...he is fast, diligent, smart, and creative; since his inception into this role, the fleet is close too100%  up and running at all times.

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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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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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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Donna Lamoureaux

Donna Lamoureaux

Financial Manager

Donna has been with Waves for 5 years. She works as the financial manager at the Boat Yard office.  She oversees the vendor & customer accounts, managing the books.  In her free time, she is a mother of two lovely teenage girls, as well, she is a singer/songwriter performing in local venues with a band on many weekends.

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Alex Van Ness

Alex Van Ness

Head of Dockmasters

 Joe is the head of the dockmasters.  He is in charge of new hires, training, schedules, etc. He works mainly in the Cortez/Seafood Shack location helping with tthe fleet and working side by side with the dockmasters. 

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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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