Mike has worked for MDL since 2002. He has Managed Northney, Dartside Quay and currently is the Marina Manager at Torquay Marina. Mike served for 22 years in the Army and was a PTI instructor. He is a Certified Marina Manager and enjoys cycling, walking, and is a keen fan of West Ham United.
Studying travel and tourism, Charlie has a keen interest in the marine sector. Having worked for Torquay Marina since 2015, Charlie has settled into a reception and support administrator role within the company. With 14 year’s experience in retail, Charlie brings a variety of skills to the team helping us to deliver an exceptional level of customer service. Whilst off duty Charlie likes being out in the sunshine enjoying the stunning scenery that the English Riviera has to offer.
Having spent 27 years at sea in the Merchant Navy, Dave came ashore and went into the hospitality industry running a 15-bedroom, bed & breakfast guest house in Dorchester for 6 years. When the owners retired, a job was offered at Portland Marina, and he became a night berthing master for just over 12 years before joining MDL in May 2021. Dave's spare time is spent mostly with his son and close family. He also has a Colvic fishing boat moored on the River Dart and enjoys sea fishing as well as clay pigeon shooting.
Don has worked with MDL since the start of 2020 as our Night Dockmaster here at Torquay. He joined after successful careers in the RAF and Metropolitan Police where he served as Royalty and Specialist Protection Officer. Don brings with him a wealth of boating experience and knowledge owning both a modern motor cruiser and a 1938 Dunkirk Little Ship. He also has previous experience of being Commodore of a prestigious Blue flagged motor yacht club in London. Don is married and lives with his wife in the outskirts of Bristol.
John has worked at Torquay Marina since 2011, starting off as a Dockmaster and working his way up to the position of Marina Supervisor. As part of his job, John oversees Health and Safety and keeping the marina records up to date. John has 3 children, twin girls and a son. He served in the Army with the Royal Engineers, likes Formula One and "for his sins" is a devoted Arsenal FC fan.
Kelvin has worked for MDL as a Dockmaster since January 2011. Kelvin is ex Fire Service, Harbour Patrol, and also worked in the motor trade.
Kerrie has worked at Torquay Marina since 2005, joining as a Receptionist and now working as a part time Office Administrator. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their two boys. Summer days at the beach and having fun on their family boat is her favourite time of the year.
Sarah has worked at Torquay Marina part time since 2013 as an Administration Assistant. Sarah looks after the advertising around Torquay Marina and enjoys helping with the different events that are held. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys reading, dancing, and walking her dog Molly.
Sarah is our longest serving member of the Torquay team, as she started back in 1999 as Receptionist before becoming an Office Administrator. After having 2 children Sarah now works part time in the Marina office and likes to get involved with all the Marina parties and events. She also enjoys getting out on the pontoons when the sun is shining!
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Scott grew up in Torbay, sailing and kayaking in Brixham, racing dinghies, keelboats and yachts before becoming an instructor in both and working in the industry for a number of years. During this time he eventually moved to the Somerset / Wiltshire area working for one of the country's largest short break holiday providers, initially planning to stay for a year! Almost 20 years later he left and moved back to his roots, enabling him to spend more time racing yachts. He is also a keen road cyclist, runner and is attempting to improve his skills in SUP.
Simon Joined MDL in 1990 and worked at Brixham Marina until 2016 when he changed to Torquay Marina. Simon has one daughter and two grandchildren who live in Australia. He's married to Lorraine and together they enjoy various activities.
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