DEAN STICKLER - Founder
As a very successful business man in South Florida Dean has never been known to slow down or stop innovating. On one day Dean got tired of seeing a puddle of urine on the floor in his office building and decided to do something about it. As antimicrobials became common and a way to infuse them into fibers became a reality Dean developed the first antimicrobial urinal mat. With a patent in hand Dean and his friend Jeff Crevier formed a business partnership to bring the WizKid to the national market. Today Dean advises and continues to form new companies and products while taking time to enjoy a good game of golf in South Florida and on occasion in North Carolina.
JEFF CREVIER - President/Owner
Jeff Crevier is the President, Owner of WizKid. Before embarking on the manufacturing of the WizKid brand Jeff was a professional performing artist touring the US, Europe and Asia. Finishing up a career in theater Jeff pursued a Master’s in Theology at the Dallas Theological Seminary while his wife danced with the Dallas, Fort Worth Ballet. While working on WizKid Jeff also serves as the Artistic Director of the Fort Lauderdale Christmas Pageant and Discipleship Pastor at the First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale Florida. Being an artistic/religious guy doesn’t confine ones creativity and ministry to theater and church only, Jeff also has a passion for inventions, innovations and businesses. Today WizKid has become a recognizable brand with new additions and product releases occurring on a regular basis. No one is surprised in the office when Jeff says he has to go and meet with a man about a camel before a waltz rehearsal.
Jeff and his wife Christye have four amazing daughters.
NATE ELLWITZ - Director of Sales, I.C.E and I.C.E-GB
Nate has 16 years of sales and management experience before joining WizKid in March of 2014. His career started at a young age of 17 at a Tires Plus store where he became the youngest manager in company history just after completing High School. He then spent 8+ years working in the rental textile industry for a national company, Aramark Uniform Services. He worked his way up from Route Sales Rep to District Manager where he managed over $2.5M in annual revenue. Moving on from Aramark he took a Territory Sales position with a Wisconsin based company, Bay Towel.
Nate has a strong understanding of how to work in the field with our distributors training their sales reps on our products. Nate is outgoing and very adaptable. He also serves as our staff whiskey and wine connoisseur. Being a true Wisconsinite, don't be surprised if he shows up for a sales meeting or training session on his Harley.
TYLER DUAME - Sales Representative
Tyler is the newest memebr of the WizKid Team. Originally from south Florida, he earned degrees from both the Florida State University and the University of Central Florida in Hospitality Management. He is happy to be back to sunny south Florida and is excited to expand WizKid’s influence in the Florida Market.
Tyler has held many service industry positions from National Event Supervisor to Assistant Produce Manager to Outside Sales Executive for the House of Caviar. He is well acquainted with managing clients and loves getting to know new people. He recently got married to a stunning young lady and would love to tell you all about their trip to Croatia.
DIANA RUIZ - Corporate Manager
Diana began her career running the books for her mom’s hair salon(s) while in High School. She is now a certified Quick Books administrator who loves crunching numbers and working with our wonderful customers. She’s a big contributor to our companies current growth and is developing a national network of friends. In the office Diana is amazing at juggling phone calls, billing, shipping and all the things that are necessary to running the office of a growing company. On occasion you might hear her blurt out some Colombian phrase when things are going well.
KELLY GROSS - Consultant
Kelly originally hails from London, England but has now made roots with her husband and children in Florida. Since moving to America, Kelly has combined her experience in Performing Arts and Business to launch 'Kreate Solutions', a consulting business that creatively helps with marketing and future progress. Kelly is thrilled to be a part of the Team at WizKid and is very excited about the future of the company.
Kelly's career has spanned from traveling the world, singing and dancing on cruise ships, to singing the fabulous tunes of Abba in Mamma Mia! in London’s West End. Along the way, Kelly has written and managed educational courses for Colleges in London, and developed and managed numerous events throughout the UK and Florida.
MANUFACTURING AND LOGISTICAL TEAM
Rebecca Stevens (Dalton HR and Team Getter done)
Rebecca is like a solid family member who knows how to pull the team together to get things done. Everyone respects her and jumps into place when she snaps her fingers. She loves her family and makes us all feel like we are part of something great.
Rebecca is married and has 2 children
Ricky Whitener (Dalton Warehouse Solutions and Southern Gentleman)
Ricky oversees our location and fills in the gaps for us when needed. He’s a warehouse expert and the kind of guy you want to hang around with after work or on the weekends.
Ricky is married and becoming an empty nester.
Hunter Young (Go to Guy and Big Turkey)
Hunter makes sure all the machinery is working and operates the big die cutters. Hunter always has some kind of fowl story for us - he raises turkeys at his home like pets. In addition to that he has somewhere around 200 chickens roaming his property. He keeps the mats coming along with the stories of animals making their way into his care.
Jacob Young (yes he is)
Jacob is the youngest member and a true silent giant that can raise the expectations of any team he is on. He is known throughout the hills and mountains of Ga and Tenn as the wild man on a four wheeler. Approach him with caution and admiration.
Johnny Kendrick (Factory Artist)
Johnny is our go getter. Not only has he developed driving a hyster into an art form he also is ingenious around the factory. Johnny is very organized and gets the big picture. We count on Johnny to participate in nearly every area of our production and fulfillment.