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

Head of 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 to 100%  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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Tonya Lee

Tonya Lee

Sales/Marketing/Accounting

Tonya is at our Stickney Point office Mon - Friday 8am to 3pm.  Tonya can help with joining our club, marketing questions or any accounting questions you may have.  If you haven't met Tonya please stop by and introduce yourself.

Tonya was born and raised in Michigan, she is married, has two great kids, and two amazing grandbabies.  Tonya moved to Florida in May of 2017 and joined our team in August of 2018.

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Jacob Pohlman

Jacob Pohlman

Manager of Training and Dockstaff

Jacob assists new members and new staff with boat handling.  He also manages the dockstaff, their training needs and schedules.

Mike Fowler

Mike Fowler

Head Mechanic

Mike is Waves head boat menchanic.  He keeps the fleet running and our members/staff happy.  He is a major key to our ongoing success.

Anne Marie Neessen

Anne Marie Neessen

Reservationist


AnnMarie is our newest Waves Staff/family member.  She works out of our Cortez location helping members with the boat schedules.

Steve Shaw

Steve Shaw

Head Dockmaster - Sarasota

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  
Marco Rivano

Marco Rivano

Dockmaster Venice

Marco is a man of many trades.  He has helped Waves out at our Venice location for many wonderful years.

Brandon Shouse

Brandon Shouse

Dockmaster Cortez