Team.

Safe Harbor Marinas is the largest owner and operator of marinas in the United States. We are dedicated to providing the highest standards of “best in class” excellence in quality and customer service across our portfolio of inland and coastal properties. At Safe Harbor Marinas we have decades of industry experience and a proven history in acquisitions, management, and partnership strategies. As owners and operators, we take a long-term view on marina ownership and are committed to sustained growth.

Senior Members of our more than 1000 person team include the following

Marshall Funk

Co-Founder

Marshall Funk

Co-Founder

  • Co-Founder & former CEO Safe Harbor Marinas
  • Over 30 years of marina ownership and management.
  • Member and former president of the Marina Association of Texas (MAT), Marina Operators Association of America (MOAA).
  • Participant in the American Boating Congress (Washington, D.C.).
  • Member AMI.
  • B.S. Southern Methodist University.

Jack Brewer

Co-Founder

Jack Brewer

Co-Founder

  • Founder, Chairman & CEO Brewer Yacht Yards (1964-2016).
  • Graduate Rutgers University.
  • Bankers Trust CO.
  • Columbia Business School.

Baxter Underwood

Chief Executive Officer

Baxter Underwood

Chief Executive Officer

  • Partner Clapham Capital.
  • Prior history of acquisitions and asset management of over 20 marinas.
  • Former CIO of CNL Lifestyle Properties.
  • M.B.A. University of Chicago.
  • B.A. Stanford University.

Rives Potts

Chief Operating Officer

Rives Potts

Chief Operating Officer

  • Former President/COO Brewer Yacht Yards.
  • Former Commodore New York Yacht Club.
  • Board of Trustees of The Landing School.
  • Member of CT Marine Trades Association.
  • Graduate Virginia Military Institute.
  • M.B.A. Darden School.

Geoff Miller

Chief Financial Officer

Geoff Miller

Chief Financial Officer

  • Experienced with both private & public companies.
  • Former CFO Goodman Networks, D&T Trucking, Premier Trailer Leasing, Lacerte Software.
  • Partner Price Waterhouse.
  • M.S. University of Baltimore.
  • B.S. University of Maryland College Park.

Gavin McClintock

Executive Vice President

Gavin McClintock

Executive Vice President

  • Partner Clapham Capital.
  • Consultant at Bain & Company.
  • Former marina investment manager for CNL Lifestyle Properties.
  • M.B.A. Columbia Business School.
  • B.A. Baylor University.

James Phyfe

Senior Vice President

James Phyfe

Senior Vice President

  • Former Vice President Brewer Yacht Yards.
  • ABYC certified Master Technician.
  • 6 years commercial seagoing experience on ocean-going tugboats.
  • M.B.A. Harvard Business School.
  • B.S. US Merchant Marine Academy.

Jo Wilsmann

Chief Risk Officer

Jo Wilsmann

Chief Risk Officer

  • Over 30 years of experience in financial operations of marina management.
  • Recognized for her implementation & development of key operational & accounting software.
  • M.B.A University of Dallas.
  • B.A. University of Michigan.

Stephen Kurtz

Chief Technology Officer

Stephen Kurtz

Chief Technology Officer

  • President Total IT.
  • Over 20 years experience in the Information Technology Space.
  • Comprehensive technology work experience including broadcasting, & public, private & non-profit organizations.
  • Studied Information Technology at Syracuse University.
  • Contributor & volunteer for WJPZ-FM Syracuse as Consulting Chief Engineer.

Carter Martin

Chief Marketing Officer

Carter Martin

Chief Marketing Officer

  • Former Creative Director at Topgolf, Inc.
  • President & Founder at Cameo Creative, Inc.
  • Over 12 years of marketing & branding experience at both public & privately held companies.
  • B.F.A. University of North Texas.

Jason Hogg

Senior Vice President; Investments

Jason Hogg

Senior Vice President; Investments

  • Expertise in individual taxes, corporate taxes, & small business compilation & reporting.
  • Former GM & lead restaurant accountant for Brinker International.
  • B.B.A. Sam Houston State University.

John Swick

Senior Vice President; Operations

John Swick

Senior Vice President; Operations

  • Board member for the Association of Marina Industries (AMI).
  • Past President for Marina Association of Texas.
  • Certified Marina Manager.
  • Former marina manager on Lake Hartwell, SC.
  • B.S. Clemson University.

Courtenay Milliron

Vice President; Human Resources

Courtenay Milliron

Vice President; Human Resources

  • Over 15 years of Human Resource administration in the marina industry.
  • Expertise in management & strategic staffing, compensation, benefits, training & development.
  • Intense focus on employee relations & labor regulations.
  • Member Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Gregg Kenney

Regional Vice President

Gregg Kenney

Regional Vice President

  • Chairman Emeritus of Association of Marina Industries (AMI).
  • President of International Marina Institute (IMI).
  • Board Member of National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) & Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation.
  • Certified Marina Manager.
  • Graduate of Naval Officer’s Candidate School (OCS).
  • 21 years service in the US NAVY.

Jeff Rose

Regional Vice President

Jeff Rose

Regional Vice President

  • Chairman of nominating committee for the Association of Marina Industries (AMI).
  • Past Chairman & Chair of the Legislative Board (AMI).
  • Board Member of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).
  • Board Member, Past President for Marina Association of Texas.
  • Certified Marina Manager.

Bob Faflik

Regional Vice President

Bob Faflik

Regional Vice President

  • Former Partner/General Manager of multiple marinas in Port Clinton & Sandusky, OH.
  • Certified Marina Manager.
  • Member International Marina Institute (IMI).
  • Past President & Board Member of Marina Operators Association of America (MOAA).
  • Current Board Member Lake Erie Marine Trades Association (LEMTA).

Kate Pearson

Regional Vice President

Kate Pearson

Regional Vice President

  • Vice Chair United States Superyacht Association.
  • President San Diego Superyacht Association.
  • Advisor Port of San Diego Recreational & Environmental Committees.
  • Over 20 years of commercial maritime operations.
  • B.S. University of New South Wales.

Jerry Parsons

Regional Vice President

Jerry Parsons

Regional Vice President

  • Over 23 years experience in the marina industry as service manager & general manager of a 700-slip marina, storage facility & service Department.
  • 25 years w/ Limited Stores as operations manager, customer service, inventory control & sales.
  • Trustee to Harbor Bay Yacht Club.
  • Member of Lake Erie Marine Trades Association LEMTA.

Layne Wilson

District Operations Manager

Layne Wilson

District Operations Manager

  • Over 30 years of marine industry experience including time as both service & general manager.
  • OMC/Mercury/Honda/Mercruiser-certified or master technician.
  • Member of Kentucky & Tennessee Marina Associations.
  • Member of Lake Cumberland & Dale Hollow Marina Associations.

Michael Gillette

Director Marketing & Branding

Michael Gillette

Director Marketing & Branding

  • Over 15 years of professional experience in graphic design, marketing, & branding.
  • Founder & Managing Partner Radio Sky Music.
  • Former railroad signal engineer Denver Signal Design.

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