For almost two decades, Dee Wanger has pursued her career mostly through entrepreneurial endeavors, using her home as a primary base. A mom raising two daughters, Dee founded her regional science museum (now – www.fcmod.org) while also working from home as a publication production professional.
After teaching elementary school while her daughters were in high school, Dee is now one of the founding members of Ridekick International, an innovative company that makes a motorized trailer that attaches to any bike and pushes the bicycle up to 19 mph for a distance of 10 miles.
MomIncorporated: Tell us about Ridekick International and your role with the company.
DEE: We make motorized trailers that attach to and push bicycles up to 19 mph for distances of 10 – 30 miles. It’s perfect for people who want to use bicycles for transportation and recreation (commuting, errand running, taking kids to activities) but aren’t strong enough, have physical limitations, or don’t want to arrive sweaty. The Ridekick Child Trailer is our newest product that we’re excited to bring to the market.
I serve as “The Queen of Caulk” – filling in wherever there’s a need. This can mean banking, marketing, office manager, sales, customer service, order fulfillment, purchasing, and janitorial staff. My overarching role is as the culture development and assurance officer. Continue reading