Dean Elliott

Founder & CEO
Dean Elliott - Founder & CEO

Dean Elliott is the larger than life Founder & CEO of Sliquid.

Dean is what might be considered a serial entrepreneur, having been a part of what seems to be every industry imaginable since earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from NYU. Starting in the late 90’s, Dean was coordinating location logistics, including security, medic & transportation, for the booming reality TV industry. He worked on just about every reality show you can name, on location all over the world. At the same time, Dean was building a reputation as a successful voiceover artist, voicing spots for many of the coolest brands, including Volvo & the WWF. Everything Dean does, he does wholeheartedly, and with a passion for excellence. He came up with the idea for Sliquid at the beginning of the new millennium, and had products formulated and on shelves within 2 years. Since then, Dean has grown Sliquid into one of the biggest and most respected brands of intimate products, with no signs of slowing down. Don’t think he has gotten comfortable though – Dean is currently working hard on his next venture(s) – and you can be sure it will be a success.

Colin Roy

Senior VP
Colin Roy

Colin Roy holds the title as the first Sliquid employee, and has been with the company since 2004.

Colin currently mans many positions in the Sliquid offices, overseeing most daily operations, including inventory & quality control, supply chain management, logistics, and IT. Colin built and maintains the office computer and VOIP phone network, and manages design and development of all Sliquid websites. Outside of the office, Colin is a husband, and a father of 2, and enjoys working side jobs in the audio engineering and audio production fields.

Michelle Marcus

VP Sales & Merch
Michelle Marcus

Ms. Marcus is a multi-faceted broadcast professional, known affectionately as “Glitter,”

And once you see her shine on the sales floor, you will never have to ask why. Michelle joins the Sliquid staff with over ten years of experience in Broadcast Public Relations, Client Services and Television News Producing. She has worked with both large-scale & boutique clients across the US, developing “advertorial” pieces for America’s most sought after consumer brands, which has allowed Glitter great successes in both sales and creative development. She also brings to the table hands-on experience in the Trade Show Industry, which is a great bonus to the Sliquid team, as their presence is often found at the most widely attended shows around the world. Born in Pittsburgh PA, raised in Northern NJ & currently residing in Dallas, TX, Michelle spends her time outside of the office with her fashion-forward black toy poodle, Elee.

Erik Vasquez

Marketing Director

Erik Vasquez joins the Sliquid team as the new Marketing Director.

A native Dallasite, Erik is a well-established member of the local LGBT community. In collaboration with the VP of Sales and Merchandising, Erik is responsible for the creation and implementation of marketing and sales strategies focused on heightening the visibility of our product line. Erik comes to us from a long career in customer service and administrative positions, which allows him to also play a supportive role to our Senior VP. At home, Erik shares his life with his partner James and donates a large portion of his free time and energy to charitable causes.

Martae Hunter

Customer Relations Mgr

Martae joins the team in the role of Customer Relations Manager.

Prior to joining the company, Martae studied journalism at the University of Mississippi… aka Ole Miss… Hotty Toddy! With five years of customer service experience, including management and sales expertise, Martae’s position plays an integral role in the daily operations of the Sliquid headquarters. In this new role for Sliquid, Martae provides crucial support to all departments, including the busy warehouse, and our marketing, sales and customer service teams. Outside of Sliquid, Martae is a successful, licensed realtor servicing Texan’s who are looking to find their dream homes. He also enjoys spending as much quality time with family and friends as possible.

Kris Klinko

Kris Klinko - Accounting

Kris Klinko is accountant and head of AR / AP.

Kris is the leader of the Sliquid Accounting Department, and she handles all of the cash flow, in and out. With over 16 years experience in the accounting world, she has a knack for pinching pennies, and is a Quickbooks whiz. Outside of the office, she and her husband own various rental properties in the DFW area. Kris has stepped right into her role here at Sliquid HQ, and is working hard to keep everyone in line and her desk clean.

Kyleah Orwig

Print + Digital Artist
Kyleah Orwig - Print + Digital Artist

Kyleah Orwig is the uber-talented graphic artist behind a large portion of the visual content seen on Sliquid’s website and social media platforms.

In her position, she uses her keen eye for design to craft interesting print and digital ads and other marketing pieces that fit perfectly into the brand’s aesthetic. Along with her drawing and graphic design pieces, Kyleah also edits all of the in-house video content that Sliquid produces. Originally from Michigan, Kyleah is a new transplant to the city of Dallas. She spends the majority of her free time painting, drawing, and creating dorky animations.

Chris Lara

Warehouse Manager

Chris Lara is a native son of Dallas, Texas and graduate of the historic Moises Molina HS. With experience spanning over 15 years, he’s Sliquid’s shipping expert and hands on professional with all things pertinent in our team’s warehouse.