Stephen Christian
President/ Dealer Principle

Growing up around the water and making memories with my family fueled my passion for boats and water activities. What started out as a small apparel company led me into a wake surfboard manufacturing company.  As I would visit my dealers I had dreamed of opening a franchise boat dealership in East Texas and that came to reality at the beginning of 2020. Offering our customers an exceptional buying experience and after sale service gives me the opportunity to share my passion for making memories on the water with friends and family. 

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Vanessa Pittman
CFO

I have loved the water since I was a young girl.  As a child, my parents took me to Lake Murvaul on the weekends and we often camped at the lake for a few weeks each summer.  When I was a teenager, my parents bought a pool and my friends and I grew up around the swimming pool.   As I got older and life got busier, having time for the water became less of a priority.   After my kids were grown, I found myself wanting to do new things.  I started fishing and hunting with my husband and found I had never really lost my love for the water.  Being the CFO at Wake Authority and helping build the company from the ground floor, has only added to my passion for being on the water.   We now own a “little piece of Heaven” at Lake Murvaul and I spent as much time as possible there and on the boat fishing.  

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Floyd Rucks
GM/Finance

 After spending 16 years in the Automotive Industry in Finance and Management, I decided to follow my passion of boats and wake surfing to join the Wake Authority Team. Being on the water, making lasting memories with family and friends is what I get to help our guest do daily! As the old saying goes if you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life! So if comes to picking out the perfect boat for you, teaching you how to get up on a board for the first time or just getting to chill out on the water with a new friend you can understand why this was the perfect place for me to call my work home! 

Jordan Bayonne
Sales Manager

My name is Jordan Bayonne, I am the Sales Manager for Wake Authority. My goal is to provide our customers with the best buying experience and share the excitement of boating and watersports. I am originally from Tyler, Tx and graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2018 with a degree in Psychology. My passion for boating and watersports grew in 2017 after meeting my wife who’s family loves the lake life. I was introduced to wake surfing and have loved it ever since. From there I fell in love with the Tigé Boats Company and help them from time to time with the marketing of their luxury style wake boats. I have been apart of Wake Authority since the establishment of the company and possess skills in customer service, sales, and operations management. 

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Summer Bayonne
Director of Proshop and Distribution sales for Brigade Wakesurfing and Wake Authority.

My name is Summer Bayonne. I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree of Science of Psychology where I met my husband, Jordan Bayonne. I grew up making memories with my family on the lake every summer. In 2018, we decided to take our love for watersports further by starting Wake Authority. What started as a watersports apparel and distribution brand, has grown into a dealership that I’m privileged to be a part of

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