Our Crew

Ed Whiteaker

Ed Whiteaker is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker. To become a CPYB you must have been in the business for a minimum of three years and pass a rigorous exam, testing your knowledge on tax…

Debbie Whiteaker

Debbie Whiteaker began her career in the boating business in November of 2004 when she joined her husband, Ed, in operating a new boat sales and brokerage company in Tampa Bay. She has been involved…

Gary Monnell

Gary Monnell, also a Certified Professional Yacht Broker, is a very important member of the Whiteaker Yacht Sales team. For over 16 years Gary has been a successful yacht broker here in the Tampa Bay…

Mike Fauser

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…
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…

Bob Underwood

While attending the University of Georgia Bob Underwood bought his first boat, a "Snappy Lateen Rigged" Lockley 12ft board boat from a hardware store in Athens, Georgia. He was hooked! Now 30 years later he…

Tom Brinkley

For the past ten years, Tom Brinkley has served as the Southeast sales representative for Outbound Yachts. With a career history in the building of custom single family homes, the transition for Tom, in helping…

William Mayberry

Whiteaker Yacht Sales is proud to have William Mayberry on our team of yacht brokers. William is a licensed USCG Captain and is very knowledgeable about all types of boats. He has been an avid…

Preston Wright

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…

Hayden Cochran

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…

Rod Thomas

Rod Thomas started sailing in 1968 on small dinghy's. His first step into ocean sailing began in 1974 as crew of a South African 60ft Ferro-cement ketch Yacht Erica. Rod trained at Brooklands and became…

Danny Blankenship

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…

Nancy Ballard

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…