Rod joined Crusader in its infancy in 1984 and has witnessed many changes since then. Sailing for over 40 years, he has cruised and raced extensively on the Chesapeake and offshore. His diligence as well as his business and boating experience inspire the trust of his many loyal clients who often refer their friends and family members to him. Many industry insiders have chosen Rod as their Yacht Broker over the years.
Active for many years with YBAA, the Yacht Brokers Association of America www.ybaa.org, Rod was appointed to its Board of Directors in 2003, has served as Chair of its Professional Education Committee and served through the executive positions, including servivng s President in 2010! As testimony to his ongoing interest in professionalism in the industry, he was recognized by YBAA for his work in producing The Guide, www.ybaa.org the Yacht Brokerage Industry's first ever training manual for professional practices. He has also been instrumental over the years in other YBAA projects including many revisions of YBAA's standard purchase and listing forms, in use throughout the Yacht Brokerage industry. With this background, Rod often finds himself advising less experienced brokers when they have problems.
Rod has two adult age children and a recent grandchild! ALL enjoy sailing (and some mountaineering!) with their dad. He holds a BA from Johns Hopkins and an MBA with honors from George Mason University.
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