Bob Kaulig grew up in a small town named Sayler Park on the west side of Cincinnati. Kaulig’s father owned a service station and sponsored a racecar. That’s when Kaulig’s passion for motorsports and NASCAR began.
Sayler Park was a town filled with racing enthusiasts and owners of a local race track. On Friday and Saturday evenings, you could often find Bob at one of the local dirt of paved tracks. As Bob grew older, many of his friends became racecar drivers, and Bob helped build their cars.
Years later, Kaulig became VP of Marketing for Raybestos Brakes, a supporter and supplier of IndyCar and NASCAR for many years. During his time at Raybestos, Kaulig managed the racing program, with big name sponsors such as Bobby Allisons’ #12, Stavola Bothers’ #8 Cars, and Libert Racings’ #98 truck for six years. For the years following, Raybestos became associate sponsors of Robert Yates’ and Joe Gibbs’ cars. In addition, Raybestos participated in the contingency decal program, sponsoring NASCAR’s “Raybestos Rookie of the Year” program for 10 years.
Jeff Burton, the NBC Race announcer, was the driver of the No. 8 car at Stavola Brothers for two seasons. During his time at Raybestos, Kaulig had the privilege of awarding the Rookie of the Year to NASCAR drivers Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin.
In 2009, Kaulig came to LeafFilter Gutter Protection in Hudson, Ohio, and as a result has been instrumental to the improvement and dramatic growth of sales of the company. Kaulig brings over 20 years of experience, including 15 years as a VP of Sales and Marketing for a Fortune 500 Company with an excess of $2B in sales.
Amanda Leach is the Director of Sponsor and Guest Relations for Kaulig Racing. Carrying a vast background in motorsports, Leach is entering her sixth consecutive season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series™. She is a graduate of Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies, a minor in Psychology and a Concentration in Management. A transplant from Kennebunkport, Maine, she has enjoyed living in North Carolina for ten years. Racing is in Leach’s blood where her racing lineage in Southern Maine runs deep.
Tim Clepper is the President of Kaulig Companies, Inc., headquartered in Hudson, Ohio. In 2016, Matt Kaulig, Chairman, and Tim, President launched Kaulig Capital, LLC, the first company under Kaulig Companies Inc. Kaulig Capital, LLC is the family office for Mr. Matt and Lisa Kaulig, and is a boutique financial services firm. As the President of Kaulig Companies, Inc., Tim’s responsibilities are to provide leadership over Kaulig Capital, LLC, which includes overseeing investment management, direct real estate investments, private equity investments, cybersecurity, identity protection and is the managing partner of the Kaulig Capital Family Office Fund 1 along with Matt Kaulig. Kaulig Companies, Inc. also owns Kaulig Racing, Inc., a race team in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series, Kaulig Media, LLC., a full-service marketing and advertising agency, as well as The Kaulig Companies Foundation and The Matt and Lisa Kaulig Family Foundation.
Tim graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Kent State University with a Bachelors of Business Administration with a degree in Finance. He is involved in several charities including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He also started Santa PICsU, a 501(c) 3
organization, which was formed to bring the “healing power of the spirit of giving” to children and families in traumatic situations. Santa PICsU focuses on children and families who are in local Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU’s) on a year-round basis.
In his spare time, Tim enjoys being with his family and everything that he can do outside including hunting, fishing, skiing, golf and coaching lacrosse. Tim has been married for eighteen years to his wife, Amy. Together, they have three children and reside in Hudson, Ohio where Kaulig Companies, Inc. is located.
Katie Wernke heads into her first year with Kaulig Racing as the team’s Communications and Digital Content Specialist. In 2015 Wernke earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism with a minor in History from Bowling Green State University. After moving from Ohio to Charlotte in 2017, Wernke spent last season with Cunningham Motorsports honing video and graphic design skills that will now be implemented throughout Kaulig Racing’s social media outlets. Wernke is excited to start the next step of her career and jump into the 2018 race season.
Tonya Lanier has over 15 years of experience in the racing industry. Working at RCR for the last 15 years as an administrative assistant, she’s become quite accustomed the NASCAR industry. Lanier’s knowledge of the industry makes her an important part of the team. She is excited to start her third season with the team and can’t wait to be a part of the team’s first win!