OUR TEAM

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.


Randall Thompson
Randall Thompson

Randall Thompson

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."
Dr. Seuss

Kris Dehnert

Kris Dehnert

CEO & Co-Founder

Kris "PROMO" Dehnert bats clean-up for Dugout Mugs®, and is always swinging for the fences! With an extensive 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! In his spare time, Kris enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, fishing, and golfing.
Kris's Favorite Quote:
"It's not who you know that matters... It's who knows you!"
Kris Dehnert
Kris Dehnert

Blaise Maris
Blaise Maris

Blaise Maris

Wholesale 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. Reach him at Blaise@dugoutmugs.com for wholesale inquiries.
Blaise's Favorite Quote:
"There is no such thing as a problem, only an opportunity for a solution"
Randall Thompson

Nate

Nate "The Laser" Bearden

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."
William Shakespeare
Nate

Chris
Chris

Chris "Chalupa" Matha

Warehouse Manager

Matha was born in Cuba in a Military family. He is in charge of day to day operations at the Dugout. He loves to cook and fish in his free time. He is a big comic book fan and will often quote cult classic movies.
Chris's Favorite Quote:
"You get hurt, hurt 'em back. You get killed....walk it off"
Captain America, Avengers AOU

Sami Rebello

Sami Rebello

Customer Service Manager

Sami was born in Massachusetts, moved to the Florida as a teenager. She loves Disney and loves being part of the team where she feels like being part of the family
Sami's Favorite Quote:
"You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated."
Maya Angelou
Sami Rebello

Todd Grasley
Todd Grasley

Todd Grasley

PR Manager

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."
Radio & Television Host Bobby Bones

Jared Murphy

Jared Murphy

Administration & Operations Manager

Jared is from and has lived in Lakeland Florida all his life. If there is one thing he is passionate about it is baseball. He has played since he was 4 years old and made a couple state championship runs with his high school team before he decided to hang up the cleats. In his free time he runs up the net in spikeball.
Jared's Favorite Quote:
"There must be steroids’ in macaroni"
Clark Reedy(Benchwarmers)
Jared Murphy

Philip Perozo
Philip Perozo

Philip Perozo

Graphic Designer

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."

Tony Gougeon

Tony Gougeon

Laser Technician

Tony was born in the Midwest, he is a retired Veteran from the US Army with 20 years of service. Moved to Florida, worked as a citrus inspector. Found Dugout Mugs and loves the job and the people. He thinks it's an interesting and fun job!
Tony's Favorite Quote:
"Another Day in Paradise"
Tony Gougeon

Tina Walker
Tina Walker

Tina Walker

Fulfillment Team

Tina loves concerts and her family! When not working on our fulfillment team she loves spending time with her grandbabies who make her life more interesting and fun.
Tina's Favorite Quote:
"God never puts anything on your shoulders you can't handle"