Our Staff

Carisa 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.

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. Tonya is a very important piece to our business running smoothly everyday. She goes above and beyond for every member by answering all questions and concerns almost immediately.

Tel: (941) 238-8599

Mike Fowler

Head Mechanic

Mike is Waves head boat mechanic. He keeps the fleet running and our members/staff happy. He is a major key to our ongoing success. When problems arise Mike does his best to get these issues resolved as quickly as possible.

Brandon Shouse

Dockmaster Cortez

Brandon is in charge of the boats and docks for our Bradenton 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.

Steve Shaw

Head Dockmaster - Boatyard

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.

Chelsea Cortez

Dockmaster Phillippi Cortez

Chelsea is one of the ladies in charge of the boats and docks for Phillippi and Cortez, two of our locations. She takes care of our valuable members by helping them and their gear on and off the boats. She helps to maintain the fleet, he cleans, troubleshoots, etc. She is extremely helpful, friendly and detail oriented with a strong knowledge of boats & the waterways. Chelsea will keep you smiling from the time you arrive until you leave after a wonderful day of boating.

Sonja Fry

Sonja is our primary boatwasher in Phillippi she keeps our boats looking great and helps clean up members messes when they return for the day.

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. Jacob is an amazing asset to this club and works to make sure everything runs smoothly with our staff.

Bob Anderson

Dockmaster - Palm Harbor

Bob is one of the guys in charge of the boats and docks for our Palm Harbor 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.

Ken Pellicci

Ken is our primary boatwasher in Palm Harbor, he keeps our boats looking great and helps clean up members messes when they return for the day.

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.

Tel: 941-685-8861

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 integral 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 advise with the growing business activities, etc. Lu is based 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.

Tel: 941-795-1600

Ann Marie Neesen

Reservationist/Sales Associate

Anne Marie is a part of Waves Staff/family member. She works out of our Cortez location helping members with the boat reservations. She also is available to work with in Bradenton if you would like more information about our club or would like to join. Anne Marie will usually be the one answering all weekend calls and to help cancel or book reservations.

Tyler Arway

Mechanic

Tyler is Waves assistant boat mechanic. He keeps the fleet running and our members/staff happy. He is a major key to our ongoing success. When problems arise Tyler does his best to get these issues resolved as quickly as possible.

Zane Wagner

Dockmaster Cortez

Zane is one of the guys in charge of the boats and docks for our Cortez 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.

Joe Pohlman

Dockmaster - Palm Harbor, Phillippi, Venice, Stickney and Cortez

Joe is one of the guys in charge of the boats and docks for several of our locations. 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.

Stacey Parke

Dockmaster - Phillippi

Stacey is one of the women in charge of the boats and docks for our Phillippi location. She takes care of our valuable members by helping them and their gear on and off the boats. She helps to maintain the fleet, she cleans, troubleshoots, etc. She is extremely helpful, friendly and detail oriented with a strong knowledge of boats & the waterways.

Marco Rivano

Dockmaster Venice

Marco is a man of many trades. He has helped Waves out at our Venice location for many wonderful years. Marco is in charge of the boats and docks for our Venice 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.

Nicholas Giangrasso

Nicholas is our primary boatwasher in Venice, he keeps our boats looking great and helps clean up members messes when they return for the day.

Terry Jentgens

Dockmaster - Palm Harbor

Terry is one of the guys in charge of the boats and docks for our Palm Harbor 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.

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