Business Philosophy: I believe it is critical for the broker chosen to facilitate such an important event to have experienced what the client is likely to experience. It is important that I know the boats and their suitability for their intended use. I need to be a good judge of condition, value, and future marketability. While I will always be learning, I have the experience, judgment, and integrity to guide my clients through a successful transaction and boating experience.
Battle Ground Academy, Franklin, TN, 1976
BS University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1980
Chapman School of Seamanship, four month course, Valedictorian, 1986.
Industry Experience: Florida Licensed and Bonded BrokerMember YBAA, Yacht Brokers Association of America
Certified Professional Yacht Broker by the YBAA
Member FYBA, Florida Yacht Brokers Association
1986 – 1988
First Mate MY “Pyewacket” – 81′ Broward – Cruised New England waters including Boston, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod, Long Island Sound, and New York Harbor
First Mate MY “Alma” – 108′ Feadship – Cruised from East coast of Florida to Grenada including the Bahamas, Virgins, Indies, and Grenadines
First Mate MY “Starlite” – 120′ Broward. – Cruised Florida’s East Coast and Keys
Rock Harbor Marine. Brokerage Manager, Carver and Sea Ray Dealer
Nashville Yacht Brokers – President. Successfully completed hundreds of brokerage sales. Completed deliveries throughout the US, as well as Central America, and Canada
Board of Directors of Cedar Creek Yacht Club 1996-2000, Commodore 1999 and 2008, Board of Directors CCYC 2007, 2008, 2009
Board of Directors YBAA, Yacht Brokers Association of America -Annapolis Maryland 2011-2016
YBAA Treasurer 2014, Vice President 2015, President 2016