About C0-Founder and Executive Director Andy Wickman
Andy Wickman Warrior Outdoors Treasurer
Andy Wickman has been an entrepreneur for over twenty years. With extensive sales and marketing experience, as well as projections and strategizing. He embarked upon his first business adventure at age twenty two. Andy started a dating service (a legitimate job) and learned many valuable business skills and hardship pitfalls from this experience. While this business was in the start-up phase, he also started an advertising company (to help the dating service). He was able to sell the concept to the Former Governor of Alabama Fob James to raise the startup capital. After the harsh lessons of life taught him about failure, he was forced to close both businesses. Expanding his knowledge by learning from others, Andy worked multiple jobs in restaurant management and selling houses for Jim Walter Homes. Andy then went into the transmission business for a small independent company and in time became the manager for the largest “Mr. Transmission” shop in Alabama.
Yet, his passion to own his own business could not be satisified soAndy went on to start his own transmission business called Angels Transmissions. During this period he expanded his business goals by opening up, a motorcycle shop “Spirit Cycles & Paintball.” Realizing that motorcycles and paintball are much more fun. In 2008 he closed the transmission business to focus all his efforts on the motorcycle shop. And in June of 2013, the sale of the motorcycle shop was finalized adding to his list of successful accomplishments.
In 2013 Andy met Singer/Songwriter/Actor Dustin Wilkes. They formed an incredible friendship that budded into a business agreement. Andy then took on the Title of Artist Manager for Dustin. As his personal manager and confidant, Andy is responsible for the development of the Dustin Wilkes brand in all areas of development and also serves as a decision maker for the day to day business operation or Dustin’s Label and Publishing Company. In addition Andy proudly serves as head mechanic on the four-wheelers of the Monster Jam Series.
Andy is a hunting fanatic, adrenaline junky, avid paint baller and he loves riding motorcycles of any kind, including dirt, street and four wheelers. Andy is married to Angel Wickman, together they have four beautiful children, Ariel, Arrington, Auston and Ashlyn. Despite his busy life Andy makes sure to include his family in everything he does.