Drew is an inventor, innovator & a visionary. Drew naturally seeks out voids or opportunities that exist within wanted or needed products or services. A natural problem solver, and recognizing that “surrounding myself with the smartest guys in the room will take me further”, Drew always seeks out experts and credentialed individuals that can benefit from his knack for innovation, promotion, as well as lending his expertise to helping others.
Drew holds 7 utility patents, has produced 6 Radio Shows, 2 Television shows, written 2 books and he says, “I feel like I am just getting started.” His pioneering spirit energizes him and when he is made aware of some new cutting edge information, opportunity, technology or discovery, he dives in with both feet!
Drew is a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He has been a featured speaker and presenter for companies including Church & Dwight, Hyatt Hotels, AT&T, public and private schools, and organizations. He is a published poet and writer. Drew has written several Sales and Marketing manuals and is finalizing a book on raising children.
L. Brent Bates – Co-Founder
Brent’s business career started immediately following his graduation, graduating Cum Laude, from Texas A&M in 1980 with a degree in Business Administration. After graduating, Brent returned to the Dallas/Ft Worth to be the youngest hire by Merrill Lynch at their Ft.Worth office. After having been a top quintile and award-winning producer at Merrill Lynch, Mr. Bates moved into the rapidly expanding commercial real estate market in Dallas/F t. Worth.
In 2005, Mr. Bates was recruited to join up with a local businessman and a former SAP software consultant to develop a solution to run multiple businesses from a centralized “Business Administration System”. He has been using this system, named Oper8, to manage all of his business interests ever since. To date his companies have managed all their contacts, appointments, calls, tasks, and projects using Oper8, including the 40,000+ documents that accompanied them. In 2015, Mr. Bates modernized Oper8 and took it into the small business marketplace, with a planned launch date of the first quarter of 2018.
Brent is a loving husband and father. He has been married to Margaret Bates since 1988 and is the proud father of two daughters. Brent enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting, fly fishing, hiking, and considers himself a photography buff.
Baxter Coffee – Project Manager
Baxter Castro Coffee is a former tenured professor, and is President of the Flash Point Production Company, a business consulting firm that specializes in new business startups and turnaround projects. He is also the President of the Flash Point Institute, a faith-based organization that provides Living Skills seminars for at-risk populations. His startup and turnaround projects include President, MEGAMERICA Mortgage Group, Inc. San Antonio, TX (turnaround), He took a struggling 3 yr. old company with 15 Affiliates in 9 Texas cities to a profitable and thriving business with 200 affiliates in six states. Executive VP, Marblelife, Inc. Detroit, MI (turnaround), He implemented a new marketing and sales program that increased participating Franchisee’s gross sales by 30% by the end of the first 18 months.
Executive VP, Worldwide Franchise Consultants, Inc. Waco, TX, (startup), developed, implemented and administered a joint venture between the International Franchise Association, and the Small Business Administration (SBA) in Washington, D. C. The program, VETFRAN, was created to assist veterans coming back from “Operation Desert Storm” in getting started in their own franchise businesses. Executive Administrator, Victory House Discovery Center, Mesa, AZ (startup), Developed and marketed the first large scale, secure residential treatment facility for teenage felons being adjudicated from the Arizona youth prison system. President, Future Learning Centers of Arizona, Mesa, AZ, (startup), he was the master franchisor in Arizona for Tutor Time Learning Centers; the first child care center in America to feature interactive computer learning for preschool children. President, Baxter Coffee, Inc., Albany, GA, (startup), He developed three service-related businesses under one holding company. He took the company from #14 in the marketplace to #1 in three years and sold it for five times the initial capital investment. Communications Consultant, A.T. &T., Waco, TX, Business-to-business sales (hardware,
software, and network).
In 1998 he was awarded a two-year Community Builder’s Fellowship through a joint venture between Harvard University and the U.S.
R.W. (Bob) Carey – Advisor/Director of Security & Fraud Prevention
President of Mac-Carey Properties, Inc., a real estate development and investment company, headquartered in Kerrville, Texas, which was incorporated on august 27th 1952 and recently celebrated its 66th anniversary on August 27, 2018. Mac-Carey Properties, Inc., has developed in excess of ten thousand residential lots and numerous commercial tracts in the Houston and Austin, Texas real estate markets. Bob has been a licensed Texas Real Estate Agent since 1980 and an Independent Real Estate Broker, in Aspen, Colorado since 2012.
President of Surveillance Technologies International, Inc., which is a Texas Private Security Contractor, licensed to provide private investigations, personal protection, security consulting and state of the art video surveillance systems, headquartered in Kerrville, Texas.
Stockholder in and Vice President of Business Development of Oper8 Business Systems, Inc., which is a cloud based, small business administration and management software company, headquartered in Kerrville, Texas. Stockholder and Director of Security & Fraud Prevention for Edison Coin, the Wild West Crypto Show and Blockchain Media Group, headquartered in Kerrville, Texas.
Founder of Aspen Protection & Investigations, which provides private investigations, personal protection and bodyguard services to celebrities in Aspen, Colorado.
Former President & CEO of Armadillo Petroleum & Refining Co., in Mont Belvieu, Texas, which refined twelve thousand barrels per day of finished products from 1981 through 1986.
Bob has served as a reserve law enforcement officer, with six law enforcement agencies and three organized crime and narcotics task forces, spanning fifty-two years, from September of 1966 through the present time, and is currently serving as a reserve police officer, with the City of Ingram, Texas Police Department. Bob has extensive experience in dignitary protection and had the great honor of participating in the creation of Dr. Ed Young’s personal protection detail at Second Baptist Church, in Houston, Texas, and serving as one of Dr. Young’s personal protection officers for twelve years, before relocating his Family to the Texas Hill Country. Bob directed Pat Robertson’s (700 Club) personal protection detail during the 1988 Republican Presidential primary debate, which was televised live from the George Brown Convention Center, in Houston, Texas. During the debate Bob and his team of forty-four Harris County reserve detectives interfaced with the US Secret Service and numerous other dignitary protection details, which were assigned to protect their respective candidates during the debate.
Bob has also served with numerous other presidential and dignitary protection details, in which Bob and his group of Harris County Sheriff’s detectives had the great honor of working with the United States Secret Service and Diplomatic Security Service during President George Herbert Walker Bush’s Administration. Bob currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of “The Coming King Foundation” (www.thecomingkingfoundation.org), in Kerrville, Texas, and as Minister of Security for the Foundation. Bob also serves on the board of the Dynamic Learning Institute and as a member of the Institute’s curriculum committee and he is an avid supporter of the Center For Terrorism Law @ St. Mary’s University, School Of law, in San Antonio, Texas.
Cassidy Sanderson – President of Marketing
While attending Texas State University studying Sociology and Computer Science, Cassidy Sanderson began his career in sales and marketing. He worked with a wide array of businesses, from large sales company and small local start-ups, learning the nuances of organized business campaigns while understanding the obstacles of growing a business.
Cassidy’s passion for sociology and statistics led him into the field of market research. He spent several years working in commercial and multi-family real estate gathering and analyzing data to assess the market. Using demographic and psychographic analysis, Cassidy assisted businesses and franchises with market analysis and location placement.
Due to his love for technology and passion for the internet, Cassidy decided to take on a new direction and start an international e-commerce business. During this time, he became intimately familiar with online marketing techniques and analysis and realized that e-commerce is just the tip of the iceberg; digital marketing is the future of business!
Currently, Cassidy works in San Antonio as a digital marketer specializing in web design, SEO, social media marketing, e-mail marketing, and geo-conquesting.
It was working in digital marketing that led Cassidy to meet Drew Taylor. Through his passion and excitement, Drew pulled Cassidy into the world of crypto head-first. Since then, Cassidy has helped market multiple ICO launches and created the Wild West Crypto Show website.
Marina Lelièvre – Vice President of Marketing
Born in a small town in Normandy, France. After earning her associate’s in Law, She moved to Paris to study Photojournalism until she obtained her Bachelor’s degree. Then she worked for a Newspaper as a reporter for few years. Destined to become a journalist, it is by coincidence that she got into the Communication field. Marina grew up with the stories and history of World War II. In her early 20’s, her passion of history lead her to become an active member of different Veteran associations. Chief among them, The Greatest Generations Foundation where she helped US Veterans to come back in France for the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. After this huge World Event, she decided to move in Angers, France, where she went to a business school to study Marketing.
During her studies, she worked for a Botanical garden as an Event Planner, then in a Marketing Agency as a Marketing Assistant in North Carolina. For the last year of her Bachelor’s degree, she decided to moved back to the USA to work in a Digital Marketing Agency as a Digital Marketing Strategist in Texas. To finish her degree, she had to go back to France where she worked as a Marketing Coordinator in a French company.
After obtaining her second Bachelor’s degree, she decided to move indefinitely in San Antonio, TX, where she started working for the Wild West Crypto Show.
Marina is passionate about traveling. She travel as much as she can.