With a B.S. in Broadcast Communications and a minor in psychology, Master Wilkes has an extensive sales and managerial background. As the Major Account Representative to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with IKON Office Solutions, he was the Major Account Rep. of the Year in 1998. Master Wilkes is a published author and speaker. Since opening FEAR KNOT in 1998, his goal has been to expose as many as possible to the life-changing benefits of martial arts training.
Director of Operations
Denise joined FEAR KNOT after spending 20 years with Piercing Pagoda and Zales Corporation. Originally a part-time, seasonal employee with P.P., she earned every major sales and managerial award offered by Piercing Pagoda on her way to her regional director’s position. Denise was responsible for 125 stores in 5 states and more than 750 employees. She enjoys being with FEAR KNOT because of the members and the family atmosphere in the schools. Denise is an avid scrapbooker and enjoys spending time with the grandchildren. Denise and Keith met when she joined the Elizabethtown school in 2002.