Erin S. Ware Director of Administration
Erin graduated from York College of Pennsylvania in 2002 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management. She began her career with S.A.F.E. Management in July 2003 as the Office & Event Coordinator at Ford Field in Detroit, MI. There, she was responsible for all aspects of office management including database management, payroll and recruiting, hiring, training and scheduling staff.
In March of 2005, Erin was promoted to Director of Events & Staffing and relocated to the Jacksonville, FL office. She began to expand her event operations role by becoming intricately involved in the management of various events from NFL football games to concerts and arena shows. She also took over responsibility for all financial aspects of the Jacksonville operation including invoicing, accounts payable and accounts receivable. In the spring of 2006, Erin was named the Director of Operations and became responsible for the entire overall operation. She began working directly with all clients of S.A.F.E. Management of Florida on budget development and application, event management, development of security plans and implementation of guest service programs.
Erin has held her current role since May of 2012. Although she is still directly involved with all aspects of the Jacksonville operation, she also assists the other branches on a corporate level. One of her main contributions is assisting in the development and management of all Super Bowl expense and staffing budgets. She works closely with her S.A.F.E. counterparts to ensure adequate operational levels as well as strict adherence to proposed costs.
Over the past 10 years, Erin has worked over 100 NFL football games including 9 Super Bowls, numerous college football games including the annual Florida/Georgia classic and annual Gator Bowl. She has also worked a wide variety of events including NBA basketball games, NCAA basketball games, ice shows, trade shows, concerts, Monster Truck Jam, Wrestlemania and many more.
Owen Dresser Director of Operations
Owen was born in Baltimore, Maryland and raised in Ellicott City, Maryland. A lifelong Penn State fan, Owen became the 4th generation in his family to graduate from Penn State University. He graduated from the Smeal College of Business in May, 2011 with a degree in Supply Chain & Information Systems. Owen began his career with Amazon.com working as a manager in their Breinigsville, Pennsylvania distribution facility. In September 2012, Owen relocated to Wilmington, Delaware to provide leadership and planning for the opening of Amazon.com’s newly built 1.1 million sq. ft. distribution center in Middletown, Delaware.
Owen joined the S.A.F.E. Management team in Detroit, Michigan in June 2013 as an Event Manager. In Detroit Owen worked closely with Ford Field leadership to plan and execute operations for Detroit Lions football games, as well as major concerts such as Kenny Chesney, Justin Timberlake/Jay-z, and Bon Jovi. In October 2013 he relocated to our office in Jacksonville, FL to continue in his role as an Event Manager. Owen works closely with leadership from our many different venues in the greater Jacksonville area to ensure that the S.A.F.E. standards of excellence are upheld throughout Northern Florida.
Jeff Crytzer Events Manager
Born and raised in Central Florida, Jeff graduated the University of North Florida in Jacksonville in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He began his career with S.A.F.E. Management in September of 2014 as an intern for the Jaguar season, during this time Jeff learned some of the ins and outs of what it takes to manage security, guest services and personnel for events ranging in size from Florida vs. Georgia, NCAA Football games, NFL Jaguars games, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney as well as other major concerts and events.
Jeff accepted his current position as one of S.A.F.E. Management of Florida’s three Events Managers in December of 2014. He has spent his career working hand and hand with the offices other major venues such as the University of North Florida, Jacksonville University and the University of Florida. In the Winter of 2016, Jeff briefly worked with S.A.F.E. Management of Arizona to help with operations for the NCAA College Football Championship. His responsibilities were that of helping coordinate all facets of the events timeline such as the Pre-Game Tailgate to the Post Game Awards Ceremony. Jeff continues to strive to be an outstanding leader, who is dedicated to detail and always demonstrates commitment to quality and security for S.A.F.E. Management.
Vitor Rodrigues Events Manager
Vitor was born in Brazil and moved to south Florida at a young age. He then followed his brother’s footstep and attended the University of Florida. In the spring of 2016 he graduated from the college of Health and Human Performance with a degree in Sports Management. He was very involved in sports and was the president of the Men’s Club Water Polo team his junior year.
In his last semester of school, Vitor began his work with S.A.F.E. Management as an Intern. While interning, Vitor began learning the details and fine points of the crowd management and guest service industry working popular events including the Taxslayer bowl game, Monster Jam, Carrie Underwood, and Justin Bieber. After his internship, Vitor joined the S.A.F.E. team full-time and is excited to further his knowledge in the guest services industry while working with the Jacksonville Jaguars, University of Florida, and many other events.
Rob Dadez Events Manager
Born in East Lansing, Michigan, Rob has lived up and down the East Coast before settling down in Florida for college. Rob graduated from Saint Leo University in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management and continued his studies to earn a Master’s in Business Administration in 2010.
Rob was able to work several internships during college around the Tampa Bay area including internships with the Tampa Sports Authority, University of South Florida Athletics, the Outback Bowl, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rob was asked to be a part of the gameday operations team for S.A.F.E. Management during Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, Florida. He was then invited to travel with the S.A.F.E. Management Travel Team to continue to provide leadership at several Super Bowl events across the country. Rob had the opportunity to work three Super Bowls with the S.A.F.E. Travel Team, then another two Super Bowls as a full time Event Manager on the Super Bowl Operations staff in Indianapolis and New Orleans for Super Bowls XLVI and XLVII.
In between full time jobs with S.A.F.E. Management, Rob had the pleasure of being a District Executive for the Boy Scouts of America for 4 years in Tampa, Florida. As a youth, Rob earned his Eagle Scout, and with the passion for the BSA, he decided to embark on a career with the scouts. He managed over 50 different Cub Packs, Boy Scout Troops, and other various units in a three county area. He was the lead professional in helping with recruiting, fundraising, managing, counseling, and training of the adult volunteers within the units. He was able to refine his public speaking skills giving multiple presentations for membership, fundraising, and trainings.
Over the past 10 years, Rob has worked over 50 NFL football games, including 5 Super Bowls with S.A.F.E. Management. He has also worked several Bowl Games, MLB Baseball games, NCAA Basketball games, Concerts, Monster Truck Jam, and many other events. Rob is excited to bring his passion for sports and guest service to the S.A.F.E. Management team in Jacksonville, Florida.