Our Team - Thompson Mug Co. - Dugout Mugs

OUR TEAM

Here at the Thompson Mug Company, we have an amazing team! We wanted to take a few minutes and introduce you to the people that make up our All Star Roster, so you know who you are communicating with!


Randall Thompson
Randall Thompson

Randall Thompson

President and 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 the Thompson Mug Company, and introduced the Dugout Mug in 2016. 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."
Dr. Seuss

Kris Dehnert

Kris Dehnert

CEO and Partner

Kris "PROMO" Dehnert bats "clean-up" at Thompson Mug Company, 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!"
Jim Rohn
Kris Dehnert

Karin Claessens
Karin Claessens

Karin Claessens

Operations Manager

Karin oversees the Operations & Customer Service Department here at the Thompson Mug Company. 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"
A League Of Their Own

Marco Knox

Marco Knox

VP of Sales

Marco is a 12-year veteran in licensed team sales and has primarily worked with professional sports leagues including MLB and MiLB. Originally from Michigan and a fan of the Detroit Tigers, he recalls a rookie sales representative ‘highlight’ from his early days: “I was sitting in the meeting room presenting product to the Detroit Tigers, I was nervous, like I was facing Jack Morris in the ’84 World Series! Crazy I know, but I am telling you that’s what it was like for me!” He carries that humility with him today and it’s a large part of what makes him successful in building long term, meaningful relationships. When not Swiggin' For the Fences - Marco can be found "Living the Dream" somewhere near the water!
Marco's Favorite Quote:
"Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful."
John Wooden
Marco Knox

Luke Lorah
Luke Lorah

Luke Lorah

Customer Service Manager

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 the Thompson Mug Company!
Luke's Favorite Quote:
"You could be a kid for as long as you want when you play baseball."
Cal Ripken, Jr.

Marisa Spezza

Marisa Spezza

Wedding Sales & Events

Marisa never played team sports growing up, but understood that they shared the same standards she held herself to, such as commitment, focus, and competition! After working sales roles in corporate environments, Marisa quickly realized that their mission statements didn't quite align with what she believed in… teamwork, creativity, and fun! She describes Thompson Mug Company as the "perfect fit" as our team shares these same ideas. In addition to live events, Marisa heads up Thompson Mug Company’s wedding division, helping brides and grooms enhance their wedding day by crafting a unique experience!
Marisa's Favorite Quote:
"If you can dream it, you can do it"
Walt Disney
Marisa Spezza

Alex Bobo
Alex Bobo

Alex Bobo

Media Manager

Alex grew up in a baseball loving family. She learned the ins and outs of baseball watching her younger brother play over the years. With a true love for the game, she graduated with a marketing degree from UNLV knowing that she wanted to take her skills into the baseball industry. Alex loves being part of the Thompson Mug Company team where she can express her inner fanatic, interact with fellow #baseballandbeer lovers, and being the voice of the company through her marketing efforts!
Alex's Favorite Quote:
"Live Life Like a 3-1 Count"

Martin Martinez

Martin Martinez

Production Manager

Martin is a cornerstone at the Thompson Mug Company, and oversees all operations at our Florida-based warehouse. After running multiple companies in South Florida, Martin brings decades of hands-on experience in systems, processes, and customer service.
Martin's Favorite Quote:
"Well done, is better than well said"
Martin Martinez

Philip Perozo
Philip Perozo

Philip Perozo

Graphic Designer

Philip ("Phil") is a graphic designer from Venezuela! He is the creative behind creating, editing, and repairing logos for Thompson Mug Company. 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."