Uptown Cheapskate Team
Our Team Is Here to Help You Succeed
Starting a business and achieving success takes hard work and dedication, it also takes a team you can trust unconditionally. Building that team on your own could take months or even years. The Leadership Team at Uptown Cheapskate consists of industry experts who are passionate about helping franchise owners like you succeed and excel beyond your wildest expectations. With proprietary software, solid branding, expert multimedia marketing, proven systems, and a recession-proof business model, we know that we have what it takes to help you achieve your business ownership and entrepreneurial goals—with all the support, assistance, and encouragement you need to feel empowered and excited.
As a Uptown Cheapskate owner you gain a support staff available to you at all times, ready to answer your questions and provide helpful consultation services. There is nothing more important to us than your success. At Uptown Cheapskate, we abide by this simple mantra: We’re better together. Learn more about our team members below!
Meet the Team at Uptown Cheapskate
Scott Sloan, CEO
Scott Sloan works alongside a talented team at BaseCamp Franchising. He is dedicated to helping people like you realize personal and financial freedom as they work together to build BaseCamp Franchising's two resale clothing brands, Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate.
In 1992, Scott's parents Brent and Shauna Sloan did just that when they packed up the family and moved to Utah to open the first Kid to Kid store. He played his small part early on: running flyers door to door, helping his mom carry loads out to the car, and helping manage the facility (a fancy way of saying cleaning bathrooms, vacuuming, and changing light bulbs). That first Kid to Kid store has since grown into a multinational brand with more than 115 stores in 3 countries. Scott saw first-hand the good and the bad that comes with business ownership through those first years, but those experiences seeded a desire to own his own business.
Scott's role at BaseCamp has evolved over the years as he worked his way out of facilities maintenance and into administrative and marketing positions. In 2008, he realized his goal when he co-founded Uptown Cheapskate with his sister, Chelsea Sloan Carroll. Uptown set out to disrupt the resale industry by offering an upscale, hip environment for young adults to buy and sell fashion that didn’t feel like a typical mom & pop thrift store. In order to stay close to that vision for the brand, Chelsea and Scott still own and operate several Uptown locations together.
BaseCamp exists to help people like you work through that uncertainty by providing a proven franchise system that has been creating success stories for almost 25 years. Scott looks forward to writing a new story with future BaseCamp franchisees.
Chelsea Sloan Carroll, Co-Founder and PresidentChelsea co-founded the Uptown Cheapskate brand in 2008 and is responsible for store systems and strategic vision as President of the brand. Chelsea has more than 14 years of resale sales experience with Uptown Cheapskate and Kid to Kid. She managed multiple Kid to Kid stores, supported Kid to Kid franchisees as a franchise support representative, and developed marketing programs before opening several Uptown Cheapskate stores as an owner. Chelsea has received multiple awards for entrepreneurship, including the Entrepreneur's Organization's 2013 Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year, Forbes 30 under 30, and Inc Magazine's 30 under 30. She received a bachelor's degree in business with an emphasis in information systems from the University of Utah.
Rick van den Dungen Bille – Chief Operating OfficerRick brings more than 26 years of franchising expertise to the BaseCamp Franchising team. The lion’s share of his career was spent as an executive with a global franchisor with nearly 4,000 licenses in 50 countries. He also spent a five years in the UK as Managing Director of a network of nearly 1,000 franchises and launched additional concepts in both the UK and Spain. He is deeply committed to a professional mantra of "we will seek our success by seeking our franchisees' success". Rick's exceptional communication skills, knowledge of operational systems, and ability to build and foster relationships benefit franchisees, employees and prospects alike.
Dave Martell, Franchise DevelopmentDave joined BaseCamp franchising in September 2013 in Franchise Development. His responsibilities include leading potential franchisees down the exploration path and helping them understand if our brands are the right fit. Prior to working for BaseCamp he worked in Retail Management and Sales at places like PacSun, Buckle, and Verizon Wireless and uses that experience to help qualify potential franchisees to managing a retail location like Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate.
Todd Woods, Director of MarketingTodd has over 10 years of experience in the franchise industry as a multi-unit operator and has served as Marketing Director. Woods is a business owner of two multi-million dollar companies and has over 24 years of experience in business ownership, coaching, and speaking. With a passion for marketing, Woods co-authored “Guerrilla Marketing for Franchisees” with Jay Conrad Levinson. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Utah in Communications, with an emphasis in interpersonal communication.
Joslin Wright, Director of SupportJoslin joined the BaseCamp team in January 2013 as Director of Kid to Kid Support, and is now Director of Support for both Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate, and oversees franchise training and compliance for both concepts. From 2005 to 2013, she served as lead paralegal and office manager for the Utah office of Hall Prangle and Schoonveld, LLC, a Chicago-based law firm.
Craig Smith, Director of AdministrationCraig Smith is the Director of Administration for BaseCamp. Craig manages the Accounting and Human Resource needs for BaseCamp and directly leads the Administration team. Craig oversees the BaseCamp Bookkeeping service and helps new and current owners with accounting/financial related projects such as obtaining start-up or expansion financing. Craig has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Utah and has multiple years of experience in public accounting, the oil and gas industry, and the audio visual industry.
Kris Williams, Director of ITKris joined BaseCamp Franchising as our System Administrator in March of 2013 and took over as the Director of IT in September of the same year. Kris heads up our technical support department, maintains our servers, and manages our software development team. He comes to Basecamp Franchising from Systim Technology Partners, a tech consulting firm servicing the BioTech and Hospitality industries in San Diego, where he served as the lead Windows Systems Administrator. His experience also includes professional roles in web programming and tech support. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology.
Rachel Woodland, New Store Support ManagerRachel is the first point of contact once you’ve signed a franchise agreement. She will take you from time of signing through all aspects of opening your store. Rachel started at Basecamp as a Support Representative in December 2006. Her job is to help with any initial questions you may have during the opening process and assist you with site selection, site design, training, and operations through the Grand Opening of your store. From there, Rachel will work closely with the support and training teams to ensure your success!
Lyndie Giles, Uptown Cheapskate Support Lead
Lyndie joined the BaseCamp team in July of 2012 as a Support Representative. She supports our franchisees through monthly support calls, reports analysis, webinars, new owner training and annual visits. She will work with you to implement the franchise systems and ‘Best Practices’ to ensure that the store is operating efficiently. As the lead Support Rep for Uptown, Lyndie works as a mentor to the new Support Reps in training.
Prior to working for BaseCamp, Lyndie was an integral part of growing a startup cosmetics company to where it is today; a nationwide company with over 1,000 salons and 600 distributor stores. As the West Coast Regional Manager, Lyndie’s responsibilities included supporting and training 120 stores and 150 outside sales reps on product knowledge, makeup application techniques, and current trends. She also worked with the distributor’s Division Managers to plan and execute successful events, promotional launches, and sales growth.