A NOTE

FROM OUR TEAM

Welcome to Nautical Bowls! We’re excited to have you here as we grow in healthy habits and store locations! Our team is passionate about providing quality in everything we do – from in-store service to franchisee training and support, our goal is to help you live a full life! Whether you’re a loyal guest frequenting your local Nautical Bowls, looking to join our Franchisee Family, or just interested in learning more about what we serve, we look forward to guiding you through every question or idea! We can’t wait to share superfoods with you soon.

AREA DEVELOPER AUSTRALIA

DEAN LIGHTFOOT

With a career in franchising, starting at McDonald1s when he was 17, moving into owning 7 Subway stores and working with household brands in Australia like Baskin-Robbins, Andersens Flooring and Gelatissimo, as their National Development Manager, Dean will bring his 30 years of franchising experience to now support and grow the Nautical Bowls brand in Australia.

In early 2023, Peter Taunton reached out to Dean to review the Nautical Bowls brand and delivering Nautical Bowls to the Australian market. Knowing Peter’s experience and proven track record, and both having a passion for healthy living, they came to an agreement and we are now in full swing in Australia.

Dean’s experience in all aspects of franchising and having been a franchisee with Subway for 10 years and also working with franchisors on a national and international level, as well as being nominated in the top 30 Franchise Executives in Australia in 2023, delivers a passion around delivering support to franchisees and building Nautical Bowls to be the top Acai and Superfood brand in Australia.

Whilst it may sound simple, one of the key elements to being a successful brand is to have successful franchisees. We will be here for every step of their journey and offer training and support that every franchisee should expect from their team and stay focused on building the most well know Acai brand in Australia.

Dean looks forward to opening stores nationally in 2024 and working with single and multi-unit owners on this low investment and simple business model.

peter taunton

CO-FOUNDER & CEO

PETER TAUNTON​

Peter Taunton, a seasoned entrepreneur with almost 40 years of business experience, has been involved in franchising for +20 years. Throughout his career, he has successfully developed three separate franchise or licensing opportunities, each growing to over 1000 locations. With a strong emphasis on attention to detail, Peter takes pride in creating comprehensive systems, processes, and support structures that establish a thriving and relevant brand in the eyes of consumers.

As CEO, Peter works closely with founders Bryant and Rachel Amundson to grow the brand through franchise opportunities. Peter’s experience spans more than 30 years and he is best known as the visionary and founder of Snap Fitness and Lift Brands, which today has over 6,000 locations or licenses in 28 countries. Taunton’s business accomplishments have been well-recognized by the business community and in 2010, he was named Ernst and Young “Entrepreneur of the Year.” His companies have been featured in many business and industry publications such as Forbes, Entrepreneur 500, Inc 5000, Top Global, and Franchise 500. Peter also wrote a #1 best-selling book sold on Amazon called “Impossible Hill.”
Peter found interest in our product, our passion, and our potential. Together, we have worked to create a simple, effective concept perfect for any prospective business owner – whether a first-time entrepreneur or a seasoned professional.

ALEX HAYS REAL
ESTATE COORDINATOR

Tyler is passionate about family, fitness, and franchising. He has been working with various franchised organizations for the past six years and will be working at Nautical Bowls as our Project Manager. While outside of work, you can find Tyler living an active lifestyle either at the gym, beach, or on the golf course. Tyler is thrilled to be working with Nautical Bowls and is dedicated to taking the brand to the highest levels.

TYLER WALSH
PROJECT MANAGER

Tyler is passionate about family, fitness, and franchising. He has been working with various franchised organizations for the past six years and will be working at Nautical Bowls as our Project Manager. While outside of work, you can find Tyler living an active lifestyle either at the gym, beach, or on the golf course. Tyler is thrilled to be working with Nautical Bowls and is dedicated to taking the brand to the highest levels.

ELLA DOSTAL
BRAND MANAGER

Tyler is passionate about family, fitness, and franchising. He has been working with various franchised organizations for the past six years and will be working at Nautical Bowls as our Project Manager. While outside of work, you can find Tyler living an active lifestyle either at the gym, beach, or on the golf course. Tyler is thrilled to be working with Nautical Bowls and is dedicated to taking the brand to the highest levels.

MAX TAUNTON NATIONAL
ACCOUNT MANAGER

Tyler is passionate about family, fitness, and franchising. He has been working with various franchised organizations for the past six years and will be working at Nautical Bowls as our Project Manager. While outside of work, you can find Tyler living an active lifestyle either at the gym, beach, or on the golf course. Tyler is thrilled to be working with Nautical Bowls and is dedicated to taking the brand to the highest levels.

DOUGLAS AMUNDSON FRANCHISE
ACCOUNT MANAGER

Doug has always been passionate about serving others. His role as a FAM allows him to do exactly that. His job is to support our franchisees a few weeks before each store goes live, and then continues through operational excellence and sustained success. He loves to see each franchisee thrive within their communities and is a consistent coach throughout the Nautical Bowls journey. Outside of work, Doug loves to spend time with his family. He and his wife Caitlin have a son named Carter and another boy on the way! He has a passion for sports and pursues an active and healthy lifestyle! He always has an extra paddle just in case someone asks for an impromptu game of pickleball!