Meet our hardworking and friendly staff
Skip Canfield has worked in the Marine industry since he was 15 years old. Sailing Instructor, Coach, Charter Fleet Manager, Boat Importer, Boat Dealer, Yacht Designer, Marina Manager and Realtor are a few of the hats Skip has worn. "Being the Palm Cove Marina General Manager is fantastic. The staff is the best in the business and the property is the most popular home port in Northeast FL!"
Being the Operations Manager Richard Thill has his finger on the pulse of Palm Cove Marina. Richard has worked in most positions at two other northeast Florida marinas before his Palm Cove Marina career. Richard was a driving force in the total Palm Cove Marina transformation of 2000. Along with being one of the kindest gentlemen you will meet, Richard has knowledge of every aspect of Palm Cove Marina's infrastructure and its customers.
Dockmaster Rich Davis has been an integral part of Palm Cove Marina since the major renovation in 2000. Rich is constantly looking for ways to use his years of marina experience to make boaters' visits to Palm Cove Marina exceptional. Rich has been a marina man since high school and is proud to be Palm Cove Marina's Dockmaster and responsible for northeast Florida's largest drystack facility.
Loyd Terry is a Palm Cove Marina forklift driver of over 10 years. Loyd serves as our Assistant Dockmaster and is our front line for Information Technologies support. You will often see Loyd setting up and enjoying the camaraderie at our third Friday customer appreciation parties. Loyd keeps life in balance between spending time with his two children, family and Palm Cove Marina.
Palm Cove Marina's accurate but fun bookkeeper is Bobbie Sue Gibson. Bobbie Sue has been the keeper of the till for marinas and yacht brokers prior to being recruited by Palm Cove Marina. Her knowledge of marine industry accounting, including an ownership roll in a yacht sales business makes her he best choice for Palm Cove Marina's bookkeeper
Palm Cove Marina's Office management is in the very capable hands of Karen Farish. She has experience with more marine related operations than most anyone in northeast Florida. Karen has elevated the service at so many facilities; she truly is an ambassador to Jacksonville's boaters. Within moments of meeting Karen, you will feel like long time friends. Karen is one of the most professional in northeast Florida's marine industry.
Stan Simpson grew up working at and improving Jacksonville marinas. He also operated a mobile marine service business for many years. His experience and diversity of skill is unmatched in today's Jacksonville marine industry. Palm Cove Marina is proud to have Stan as the Maintenance Engineer insuring the facility is kept up the proper way. Stan is always looking for the "snakes in the grass" before they become too big of a challenge.
Terry Alderman is recognizable from operating forklifts at three area marinas. His forklift operating experience spans over a decade. Besides being one of the finest area forklift drivers, Terry is also our dredge operator. Palm Cove Marina has a huge advantage by having a dredge, spoil site and factory trained operator in Terry. Be sure to also give him thanks for serving our country in the Navy reserves.
Kevin Pomper is our very welcome recent addition. He comes to us after being a forklift operator at another Jacksonville area marina. Kevin is a Jacksonville native. He is very conscientious and one of the most respectful men you will meet. He is competent enough to jump in and take on all aspects of forklift driving and customer service duties from day one. Palm Cove Marina is lucky to have Kevin on our team. Kevin will often be found riding his new Harley when he is not riding a forklift for Palm Cove Marina.
Rob Haugland has been moving satisfied customers’ boats at area marinas for longer than you would guess. Rob has definitely developed skills equal to the regions’s best forklift operators. He always has a uplifting attitude and truly enjoys making boaters smile. Rob enjoys fishing (and catching) on his boat when he is not making it happen for Palm Cove Marina customers.
Will Porter is new to Jacksonville from Holmes Marina in Holmes, New York on the Eire Canal. His great service during the 2016 summer at the Ship Store / Fuel Dock influenced us to ask him to be a part of our full time crew. We are excited to expand our full time staff and welcome Will’s positive attitude. Will enjoys technical bicycling riding and physical challenges on his off time. He definitely is one of the best bicycle mechanics you will meet.