Craig Parkhurst began his career in the marine industry at an early age as a mate on a cruising sailboat. While attending The University of Rhode Island’s (URI) Marine Affairs Program he worked at a local boatyard as a dock master and technician. Upon graduation he worked as a Service Writer / Coordinator at several well-known boatyards and gained experience in vessel systems, operation, and maintenance. It was during this time that he acquired his 100 Ton Masters License with towing endorsement. Before WheelHouse he ran a mobile marine service business as well as boat donation program.
Ian Morris has been boating for much of his life both professionally and recreationally. After graduating from the College of William and Mary and managing an eco-tour company on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, he also found time to mate on various private sport fish boats as well as operate his own boat offshore to maintain his connection to the sea. His most recent ongoing venture has been his work for the last six years as a contract project manager for Selene Annapolis Yachts’ new construction customers. Even now, he still finds time to participate in several boat deliveries throughout the year as a part of his continuing education in marine systems.
Deke Kennison is an accomplished production manager with a rich and varied professional background. A former naval officer, he was a helicopter instructor pilot, the director of an antisubmarine warfare training school, a helicopter detachment officer-in-charge in the First Gulf War, and a joint Pentagon staff operations officer. After naval service, various training, computer and software development, and program and account manager positions in the corporate tech sector preceded his joining WheelHouse in 2007.
Introduced to boating as an infant, David Mckenney’s father was the Sales Manager for Mercury outboards; there was always a boat for water skiing, fishing or sailing. His interest led to crewing on sport fishing boats, campaigning racing sailboats and to owning his own. David started his career as a Manufacturer’s Representative selling machined components. He has also represented Electronic Component Distributors and operated an Import/Export business. He combined his passion and profession in 1997 as a Certified Professional Yacht Broker.