Michael Shea – Owner
Michael Shea is foremost an entrepreneur, at 24 he created MedAssist, Inc which grew to become one of the largest Healthcare Receivables companies is the U.S. He is the past winner of the exclusive Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Healthcare and has received many other honors. After recently selling the company he founded he was looking for new challenges. Buying the Kennebunkport Marina in 2010 allowed him to combine his business skills with his love of the sea. Michael is an avid boater who enjoys the serenity of cruising the Maine coast with family and friends and is drawn to Maine by its natural beauty and resourceful people. Michael loves Kennebunkport and its people. He has chosen to invest his time and resources to help create local jobs and grow this wonderful community.
Cathy Norton – Manager
Cathy grew up in near by Portsmouth, N. H. spending summers enjoying boating at her parents’ camp on a fresh water lake. The first real family boat was a beautiful wooden Chris Craft that the whole family learned to operate and ski behind. That boat was the beginning of a long love of boats and boating. Despite a degree to teach English, Cathy’s career path always veered to being around boats and the boating community.
Just prior to Cathy coming to Kennebunkport Marina she had worked for the Maine Marine Trade Association in Maine. Although she loved the interaction with the various members of the industry throughout the state, the call of the water brought her to her current position as manager of the marina.
Cathy considers herself fortunate to have the best of all possible worlds, she comes to work everyday to a beautiful view with great people and spends as much of her free time as possible with her too rapidly growing grandchildren.
Gary Mulsow – Yard Supervisor
Gary Mulsow grew up in Henniker, N. H. Gary spent the first 27 years of his career working his way up in the lumber and lumber equipment industry. During most of those years, he would spend time fishing and cruising around Kennebunkport.
In 2002 the opportunity presented itself for Gary to work for Kennebunkport Marina. Gary jumped at the chance to live and work in the area where he had spent so much time already enjoying the boating community.
Gary combines his friendly personality and his great understanding of equipment to safely move many a cherished boat through the congested areas of Kennebunkport. Gary is very happy to be a part of the coastal boating community and continues to assist Kennebunkport Marina in its efforts to be a good steward of the environment by overseeing Marina Best Management Practices.
David Taylor – Mechanic
David Taylor joined Kennebunkport Marina in 2012 after relocating to Portland, Maine from his hometown of Seattle, Washington. He was raised in his father’s marine repair shop and ‘officially’ began his marine career in 1989. David has spent the time since his arrival becoming a “real Mainer”: no scrap is too small to save as he might need it later. David has been busy maintaining his factory engine training for Mercury, Mercruiser and Yamaha engines. Because of David’s attention to detail and customer satisfaction, the Marina’s service level was just upgraded by Mercury’s facilities inspection program. David just completed his Master Mercruiser Recertification test. David’s two sons seem to be following in Dad’s footsteps as they spent six weeks shadowing him this past summer. The highlight of their days were sea trials on the open ocean, and getting paid with peanut M&Ms.