President, Gidget Retro Teardrop Camper, LLC - North America
Kathleen Wills is originally from Milwaukee, WI where she received her business degree from UWM. Upon graduation she flew to London where she worked for a top worldwide security brokerage company. Thereafter she backpacked her way through Europe and Egypt before returning to the US. Realizing that structured financial positions and environments were not her cup of tea, she took her business acumen and applied it to creative industries thereafter. These positions included advertising management in the publishing industry; management of an advertising photography studio, and working as an agent for advertising photographers and illustrators.
As digital production permeated the ad industry, it was time for a change. Following her love of architecture and restoration she accepted a project management position with a Chicago firm restoring and developing warehouses. This career path continued with a move to Portland, OR where she was the Director of Operations for a large development company specializing in warehouse conversions in the Pearl District.
Life took a turn and she returned to Milwaukee to help care for her elderly parents. During this time she took up writing, something that afforded her the freedom to work flexible hours and from “home”. A local newspaper took her up on her proposal to write a sustainable lifestyle blog. This led to several other blogging and social media gigs….. including Gidget!
The inventor of Gidget Retro Teardrop Camper, Glenn Wills, happens to be Kathleen’s brother in law. As Gidget’s popularity grew in the USA, she was contacted with an offer to assist with social media. As demand grew, it didn’t take long for everyone to realize that more was needed than just social media. At this point Dwight and Kathleen agreed to manage all aspects of Gidget’s expansion for North America.
Dwight's professional career began in the 1970's in the field of Electrical Mechanics, working for the Tasmanian State electrical utility. After several years the lure of change prompted Dwight to accept an offer from a corporate giant which led to a successful sales role, later resulting in a promotion and move to Queensland, Australia. Eventually the travel bug took hold, and a further move to the USA in the early 1990's saw Dwight following in the family footsteps testing out his entrepreneurial skills in several small businesses. One of these resulted in a move to Barcelona, Spain in the late 1990's and a start in the emerging internet software market. When the Spanish company expanded back into the USA, Dwight relocated to San Francisco to head up their North American offices. In the early 2000's Dwight moved into the fledgling mobile-to-web technology arena and remains on the executive team of a leading Georgia firm. Dwight's 39 year career and experience in business across three continents assists Gidget Retro Teardrop Camper LLC in navigating the demands of the North American market.