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!"
Nate took his weird talent as a submarine pitcher from his home in Massachusetts, to college in South Carolina, and to summer ball in Alaska and Cape Cod. After throwing his last pitch, Nate realized his eagerness to stand out from the crowd played well in the fields of marketing and branding. Now, married and living in Greenville, SC, Nate is thrilled to be taking the mound for the Dugout Mugs marketing team!
Nate's Favorite Quote:
Losers lose. Winners win.
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."
A family man and a proud Army veteran from Maryland. Although he wont know a thing about baseball if asked, he knows his stuff when it comes to serving Dugout Mugs customers.
Brad's Favorite Quote:
“Obstacles are those things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.”
Digital Media Manager
A mix of logic and creativity, Tito is passionate about graphics, photography and web development. His job is to make sure that things not only look cool but that they work! He graduated Florida Tech with a degree in Marketing. Tito's brief baseball career ended after he try to steal bases in Tee-Ball but still didn't hold back his love of the game. He is a huge FLORIDA Marlins fan and still has collectibles from that era. When he lived in Nicaragua he would passionately watch games from the local teams. On the side he owns a Nicaraguan Food Truck and builds Mandalorian armor because "This is the Way!"
Tito's Favorite Quote:
Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing
John C. Sumner
John is an Army Veteran born and raised in Central Florida. While serving he got the opportunity to travel to South Korea where he became a fan and bought season tickets for the Samsung Lions in Taegu. His work for Dugout Mugs consist of a lot of combined pieces to help keep the machine running. While not working John is an amature cosplayer, a beard competition competitor, and a Disney fanatic with over 675 visits to Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.
John's Favorite Quote:
A laugh can be a very powerful thing. Why, sometimes in life, it's the only weapon we have.
As a child, Todd grew up in Central Florida, and was a batboy for the Houston Astros in Spring Training and their minor league team the Kissimmee Cobras. He brings over a decade of sports media experience to the Dugout. His career started covering high school sports at the NBC in affiliate in Orlando before covering track and field for FloSports. Todd is passionate about storytelling and is honored to share the Dugout Mugs story with the rest of the world! In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Stacy and two children Gavin and Lila. Whether it is playing sports, cheering on his local Tampa Bay teams, or hanging out at the beach, he is always down for an adventure!
Todd's Favorite Quote:
Fight. Grind. Repeat.
Quality Control Manager
Blaise graduated from Florida Tech in the spring of 2020 with his degree in sports management and played collegiate baseball for 5 years. Baseball has been a huge part of his life all growing up and his grandfather is Roger Maris, the man who broke Babe Ruth's single season homerun record. He is involved in many areas of the company but holds the self-appointed title of quality control manager. His favorite team is the New York Yankees.
Blaise's Favorite Quote:
There is no such thing as a problem, only an opportunity for a solution
Christina is bringing a background in marketing from a Fortune 500 company to the Dugout! When she's not replying to customers' questions and comments, she spends her time traveling and hanging out with her family!
Christina's Favorite Quote:
"In the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take."