Barry Barbee

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

After serving in the United States Army during Operation Desert Storm, Barry started his career bringing windows-based estimating to the forefront at Mitchell and has held positions over the last 35 years in the technology industry that focuses on the automotive repair process, salvage operations and managed insurance claims. He has managed client relations, teams of 1000 plus independent adjusters and held leadership positions during every major hurricane event since Hurricane Katrina. Barry enjoys golf, deep-sea fishing, and giving back to communities as much as possible. Barry has 3 children Andrea, Sam, and Andrew. Barry’s favorite quote is from Dr. Wayne Dyer “Don’t die with your music still in you” and intends to revolutionize the way The Gift of Transportation is facilitated anywhere in the world.

Tim Deir

Director of Operations

Tim is a US Navy Veteran who worked for over 20 years in the mortgage business. He is a master of operations and processes and in his free time enjoys golf and traveling. Tim is married to his stunning, rockstar wife Laura, has two children, one grandchild and a second on the way.

Luis Marrero

Chief Marketing Officer

His responsibility is overseeing, tracking, managing and improving the quality of inbound leads with the end goal of driving profitable revenue growth. In addition, he works very closely with team members on keyword research, technical analysis, link acquisition, public relations, etc. Luis spends his downtime rebuilding M156 engines, paddleboarding, and giving back to homeless veterans in the Downtown Miami area.

Catherine Buga

Director of Administrative Services

Catherine oversees company administrative operations. She has a background in communications and operations and experience in auto salvage auction management, web design, and marketing. Catherine is a graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Communications and Digital Media Studies.

Tedra Wilcox

Account Manager

Tedra has been in the automotive industry pretty much her entire life, also taking on a big role in the tire and mechanic shop her parents have owned for over 20 years. For about six years, she worked in collision and repairs – body shop work. At Auto Wranglers, she works with the offers and auctions and also in administrative support. Tedra has two sons, Bryson and Dawson.

Nadya Rousseau

Director of Strategic Partnerships

A storyteller since childhood, Nadya Rousseau worked as a professional actor, freelance journalist, and multimedia producer before pivoting to digital marketing and business development. To date, Nadya has worked with over 400 clients ranging from startups, to nationally recognized law firms, to nonprofits, to entertainers and more. Nadya’s opinions on business, entrepreneurship, and marketing have been featured in Forbes, American Express Open Forum, Voyage LA and Honeysuckle Magazine. As Blue Water Group’s Director of Strategic Partnerships, Nadya has the responsibility of securing high level relationships for Blue Water and its related brands for the purpose of driving awareness, growth, and impact.