Our team is built on the same core values that you will find in a baseball dugout. We like to have fun, we like to tell stories, we like to slap hands, we like to cheer each other on, and we love working together to ensure you know you are the most important part of our dugout. No order is too small or too large - we love earning your business, so much so - that we would take a 3-0 fastball down the middle of the plate to earn it. That's saying a lot.
President & Founder
Randall started playing the game of baseball at 5 years old and eventually got paid to play thanks to the Toronto Blue Jays. From a very young age, he always had two unexplainable loves: baseball and being creative. Filled with concepts and ideas (some better than others) he eventually combined the two and founded Dugout Mugs®, and introduced the Dugout Mug, the Wined Up, and the Knob Shot to the baseball world. In his free time, Randall likes to play tetherball and read about patent and trademark law.
Randall's Favorite Quote:
"It's not about what it is - it's about what it can become."
CEO & Partner
Kris "PROMO" Dehnert bats "clean-up" for Dugout Mugs®, and is always swinging for the fences! With a background in business growth and development, Kris brings the ability to get mugs to the masses by networking and collaborating with some of the industry's biggest brands! He believes that a company is only as strong as its leaders, so you will often find him talking with customers, attending events, and staying extremely active in the day-to-day business operations.
Kris's Favorite Quote:
"Life is not just the passing of time. Life is the collection of experiences and their intensity!"
Customer Service Manager
Karin oversees the Customer Service Department here at Dugout Mugs®. She brings well over a decade of experience and knowledge to the table, but what makes her most special is her genuine nature and fun loving attitude! Her personality, and her love for the game of baseball (which comes from her entire St. Louis Cardinals loving family), makes her the perfect fit for our dugout! She loves to take tours of baseball stadiums and hopes to one day see them all. In the meantime, she’ll be here handling all of your online orders, image requests, questions, and concerns.
Karin's Favorite Quote:
"There's no crying in baseball"
Luke has always had a love for sports, and played many growing up. Though he enjoyed basketball and football, he knew from an early age that baseball was his true love! Luke played all through college as a left-handed pitcher before graduating in 2017. When his baseball career concluded, he knew that he had to stay “in the game,” so he joined Dugout Mugs®!
Luke's Favorite Quote:
"You could be a kid for as long as you want when you play baseball."
Jonathan Cornelius was nicknamed “Jono” on the ballfield at an early age, and it has stuck with him ever since. Before playing professionally for 4 years, he attended Florida Tech and graduated with a business degree while also pitching for the Panthers. Jono’s background and skillset carry over well to Dugout Mugs and his position handling administrative work. He also possesses deep affection for Kevin James, and with James an avid Mets fan, Jono hopes to one day meet him, Dugout Mug in hand.
Jono's Favorite Quote:
“Underneath chaotic catastrophe, creation takes the stage.”
Laser Tech & Product Advancement
Nate was born and raised in central Florida. As a kid he fell in love with music and acting. These outlets soon grew to ambitions, which helped reach his goals in academics, music composition, and theater. After those adventures - he found himself wondering what the next step would be. Suddenly as if the universe heard his call, he found LASER ENGRAVING!!!!! Once he dove into this field, he couldn't get or learn enough about it. It truly is his passion and he enjoys everyday that he comes into work. So even though you won't see him at the game - he is always at the dugout.
Nate's Favorite Quote:
"If music Be the food of love, play on."
Philip ("Phil") is a graphic designer from Venezuela! He is behind creating, editing, and repairing logos for Dugout Mugs®. He loves his profession and is always learning more about the game of baseball. If you can dream it, he can create it.
Philip's Favorite Quote:
¨You can go wherever your mind allows you. It's all about creativity."
Connor grew up in an extremely competitive family and was always surrounded by sports of all kinds-- but his fondest memories will always be playing catch with his Dad and smackin' dingers. Professionally, Connor has spent his entire career in marketing, content creation, and writing. As the Dugout's Marketing Manager, he will be overseeing just that! When he's not creating for work, he's making music or screaming at sports on television with his beautiful wife.
Connor's Favorite Quote:
I've found in life the more you practice, the better you get.
Jack of all trades
Those who know Lee call him a "Jack Of All Trades." From fixing a car to cooking food...he can do it all! He lives his days working, and his nights taking care of his horses with his wonderful wife.
Lee's Favorite Quote:
Pitter Patter let's get at 'er