Marie Beeler-Kurtz

Vice President of Operations and Merchandise

Marie’s natural instincts as a merchant with a strong focus on customer satisfaction, team member training and store profitability help guide her at Wildlife Trading Company. A self motivated professional with a high energy level and proven track record of accomplishments, Marie serves as Vice President of Operations and Merchandise for Wildlife Trading Company.

Marie’s expertise in Themed and Entertainment based retail include such companies as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Theme Parks and Resorts, Universal Studios Japan, Pacific Enterprise, LLC, and Margaritaville Merchandising. She brings with her a unique background in Retail Operations and Product Development. Starting at Walt Disney World Theme Parks she worked in product development and retail operations for all Parks. She then went to Universal Studios to head up the opening of Universal Studios Islands of Adventure, then over to Universal Studio’s Osaka Japan Product Development team. Responsibilities in store operations, product development, licensed character products, global sourcing, product distribution, staff management and relationship building are part of her DNA.

Marie and her husband have a love of Ice Cream so much so they opened their own store...... LicketySplit IceCream/ Sandwich Shoppe . A great way to relax and visit with family and friends.