Our Crew

Ed Whiteaker is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker both in title and in character. To become a CPYB you must have been in the business for a minimum of three years and pass a rigorous... Read More
Debbie Whiteaker began her career in the boating business in 2004 when she joined her husband, Ed, in operating a new boat sales and brokerage company in Tampa Bay. She has been involved in all... Read More
That pleasant voice you often hear on our phone is our Operations Manager, Jeanelle Phillips. Among many other things Jeanelle has a big hand in the many fine listings you will find on the numerous... Read More
Mike Fauser started sailing in 1974 while he was training at the Seafarer's International Merchant Marine School Piney Point Maryland. In 1980 he began sailing as a Bareboat Skipper in the Virgin Islands where the... Read More
Preston Wright began his 35 year career in the marine industry, when he laid the keel on a 44’ wooden sailboat, working with native Moslem boat builders on Sibutu Island in the Southern Philippines. From... Read More
Gary Monnell, also a Certified Professional Yacht Broker, is a very important member of the Whiteaker Yacht Sales team. For 30+ years Gary has been a successful yacht broker here in the Tampa Bay area.... Read More
Nancy Ballard is a native of Kemah, Texas. In 1987, Nancy joined the LPGA, her career as a professional golfer spanning over 26 yrs. During this time, Nancy fell in love with boating, owning both... Read More
Hayden Cochran has enjoyed sailing and racing sailboats since 1981, finishing second at the 1986 Buccaneer National Championships in Michigan. He crewed for the next ten years on a J-35, Gazzed Too, participating in buoy... Read More
For ten years, Tom Brinkley served as the Southeast sales representative for Outbound Yachts. Tom has served as one of Whiteaker Yacht Sales most valued brokers for several years now. With a career history in... Read More
Terri started sailing in college when she attended St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She promptly joined the St. Mary’s College Sailing Team racing 420’s. Inspired by a professor who lived aboard, she made the decision... Read More
Rod Thomas Started sailing in 1968 on small dinghies. His first step into ocean sailing began in 1974 as crew of a South African 60 ft ferro-cement ketch, Yacht Erica. Rod trained at Brooklands and... Read More
Danny is a graduate of University of South Florida and has been around the water and boats his whole life. Danny has a 50 Ton Captain’s License and is a very accomplished delivery captain having... Read More