Meet Our Staff

Florida Outdoor Equipment, Inc. (FOE) is a family owned and operated business that was established in 1976 as a wholesale distributor of quality outdoor power equipment, parts and accessories. Over the years, FOE has continued to grow, now operating from a 112,000 square foot facility on five acres of land. The facility has 12,000 square feet of office space and 100,000 square feet dedicated to parts, accessories and whole good inventory. FOE has 26 employees internally and 8 outside territory managers supported by 2 product managers to serve our customers.

Karyn Karapiperis  Advertising Manager

Karyn Karapiperis is part of the second generation working at Florida Outdoor Equipment. Growing up, she was involved in the business by working summers and weekends putting programs together and participating in parts inventory. Karyn attended Winthrop College on a softball scholarship and joined Florida Outdoor Equipment full time in 1992 as assistant service manager and customer service representative. She soon became part of the sales team as an inside sales representative, calling on dealers and attending open houses, and worked pulling parts orders and putting away parts inventory. Karyn is currently the Advertising Manager and has held this position since 2002. Married and with 3 very active kids, she enjoys going to the beach, riding motorcycles, playing sports, horseback riding, and sitting down with a good book.


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  • Mark DeShetler
  • President
  • Tel: (407) 295-5010 ext. 319
  • Years with FOE: 40
  • Keith DeShetler
  • Vice President of Operations
  • Tel: (407) 295-5010 ext. 303
  • Years with FOE: 39
  • Beth Forrester
  • Credit Manager / Accounts Receivable
  • Tel: (407) 295-5010 Ext 315
  • Years with FOE: 26
  • Karyn Karapiperis
  • Advertising Manager
  • Tel: (407) 295-5010 Ext 307
  • Years with FOE: 24