General Manager, Miami Beach Marina, Suntex Marinas
What is the most fun part of your job?
Serving at the helm of Miami Beach Marina (MBM), the most exciting part of my job is meeting and greeting our current and new patrons, and creating customized and memorable experiences for our guests during every visit.
If you weren’t working at the marina, what job would suit you best?
My employment interests are generally in the hospitality industry. My line of work before Miami Beach Marina was in the golf industry, and this environment gave me the opportunity to introduce my trademark culture of service excellence.
Where is your favorite place to visit by boat?
It is always a memorable and breathtaking experience doing a tour of the Miami skyline at night, replete with the river view and many restaurants.
What is your first memory of being on a boat?
My first and perhaps most memorable moment on a boat was right here at MBM. I enjoyed a steak and lobster dinner with the owner of the Boston Celtics on his boat.
Describe yourself in three words.
Compassionate. Resilient. Resourceful.
What book do you believe every boater should read?
I strongly recommend what has been branded the boater’s bible: Boating Skills and Seamanship, published by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. This industry leading book serves as an authoritative reference and educational guide on seamanship. One of its goals is to share recommendations on fundamental practices that benefit both novices and experienced boaters.
What is the most interesting or oddest watercraft you’ve seen cruise into the marina?
The most interesting vessel I have seen at MBM was shaped like a Lamborghini.
What is the number one attraction you recommend for first-time visitors to the area?
A cruise of Fisher and Star Islands.