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Our Team

Bob Dickie, CEO

A YPO member, about to graduate from the Harvard Business School Executive Program, former US Air Force Captain, UT Alumnus and track and field star, our CEO is a jack of all trades and force multiplier for this organization, this team, and all those around him. Bob believes wholeheartedly in living your best life with continual education, good mentorship, and communicating with vision, clarity, and warmth.

You can find Bob with a good book on his desk or listening to a thought provoking podcast on his phone. He’s a copious notetaker who loves to learn from others and pay it forward. In his spare time, Bob enjoys reading, Spartan Races, spending time with his family, and traveling.

Kyle Nelson, Education & Events Manager

Our resident prankster, energy drink lover, and system expert, this team wouldn’t run without this guy. Originally from Michigan, this Michigander originally got his degree in engineering, and he used his degree in quality assurance at a prominent automotive company as well as for a cable company.

Kyle brings a precision for excellence, a detailed nature, and relatable humor to all that he does. His work ethic and dedication to this field, the people, and this company is unmatched. He’s the right hand man, and we’re grateful for him. In his spare time, he can be found watching one of his daughter’s basketball games, running on a local track, or reading a favorite book.

Dotti Gouine, Customer Service Manager & Official Photographer

Whenever a customer calls in, they ask to speak with Dotti. That’s the personal, warm, and hospitable nature Dotti brings to customer service. But that’s not all, Dotti is also Bonvera’s official photographer. Having run her own photography business, she knows a thing or two about photography and videography. Her experience brings pizzazz and style to everything she captures.

She faithfully brews the coffee every morning for our team, and she does so with cheer. In her off time, Dotti spends time with her daughter, Jozlyn, and her husband Jeremy exploring their new home in Knoxville and visiting family back home in Michigan.

Laura Gilbert-Shuford, Manager of Finance & Accounting

Coming from a whole line of accountants, Laura was made to be an accounting and finance guru. Wired to save, invest, and steward wisely, Laura watches over the company’s finances and investments with care and diligence. She’ll tell you, it runs in her blood. Not to mention, a sweet southern accent runs in her family too.

She’s a lover of dogs, and she’s a lover of healthy food. You can find her munching on a healthy snack every afternoon. Her faithfulness and accuracy for numbers, data points, and benefits makes her exceptional at what she does. She loves to spend time with family on the weekends, including her husband, daughters, and grandson.

Tucker Cortese, Manager of Product Development

In Tennessee, the weather isn’t quite warm enough for this Florida native. Tucker hails from a small town in Florida and is one of four siblings. He graduated from Florida State University (and continues to root for his alma mater). He thrives in start-up environments and has worked in several specializing in international business and operations.

In our office, you can find him humming a tune and sipping on a late afternoon cup of coffee. He is constantly bringing up new ways to solve old problems and a fresh perspective needed on an idea. In his free time, he enjoys seeing his 9 nephews, playing basketball, and reading books.

Erick Webster, Manager of IT

Another jack of all trades, Erick is a our resident how-to guy, web developer, and tech expert. But that’s not all, he is also a fixer upper on the weekends, a wood carver in his free time, and a guitar aficionado on the side. Erick has worked for years in web development helping direct sales companies with commission, web design, compensation payouts, and more. He knows code backward and forward with the click of his mouse.

When we have an IT fix, Erick is the man to call. He can work through problems patiently, and he can communicate directly about issues at hand. When he’s not on his computer fixing the latest web issue, he can be found renovating his new house with his wife in Wichita, Kansas or hand making his newest guitar.

Erin McGinnis, Director of Business Ethics

This lady is humorous, knowledgable, and full of wisdom. Erin serves as Bonvera’s Business Ethics department all in one. She handles legal issues, medical claims, regulations, and monitoring of proper guidelines in various spaces within our industry. She comes highly recommended by two of the top lawyers in the direct sales space, and she comes with 8 years of experience in the direct sales industry.
She’s also currently working on her Master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Erin’s job includes interfacing with customers, researching the latest regulation and legal updates, and educating the team on best practices and guidelines. Erin can be found painting on the weekends working on her masterpieces under the direction of her Siamese cat.

Casey Roths, Manager of Marketing Operations

If you were to find a gal who loved a Dalmatian purse, a pumpkin spice candle, and a pair of leopard shoes, you’d name Casey. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Casey is serving Bonvera with a passion for marketing and design with a heart to love and serve people.

In a typical day in the office, you can find Casey working on a podcast, writing a blog post, designing a marketing material, and dreaming up an idea to bring to life. She strives to bring authenticity and joy to whatever she’s doing. On any given day, you’ll find her with a to-do list, a smile, and a bit of chocolate. In her spare time, Casey enjoys connecting with friends and family, learning new things, and planning her next adventure.

the home office.

Here at the Bonvera home office, you’ll always find a cup of Thrive Farmers coffee brewing, a candle burning, some music going, and usually, some laughter echoing through the offices.

With Bob’s incredible leadership and vision, we’re empowered to solve problems, encouraged to learn new skills, step into new things, communicate effectively, encourage one another, and bring our authentic selves to whatever we set out to do.

We believe in serving our customers well, trying new things, celebrating our achievements as a team, learning from mistakes and failures, and pressing on to making this company the best it can be.

Have a question, funny story, or encouraging word? Send it in to our office, we’d love to hear from you!

If you’d be interested in joining our team, review our open positions at the Careers page and email your resume and why you want to be a part of the team at support@bonvera.com!