Chris has been with Strong’s since 2003. He enjoys building relationships with clients, and has sold more than 250 boats, many to repeat customers. He has been ranked a “Pursuit Brand Champion” since 2009. An avid outdoor sportsman, he spent years as a sailing and ski instructor before settling on the North Fork with his wife Stephanie. They spend quality time boating together on their Pursuit with sons Tucker, 5 and Jackson, 8.
Peter spent summers on the North Fork as a child, and moved to the North Fork five years ago with his wife Amanda and daughter Audrey. His grandfather passed along a love of sailing, which he’s enjoyed since he was very young. He was introduced to the fun of powerboating when his parents purchased a boat from Strong’s years ago, and gets out on East End waterways as much as he can. His passion for the boating lifestyle led him to his current position as Strong’s Water Club & Marina’s “boat guy.”
Dave moved to the North Fork with his wife Sondra and children Emily and Aidan more than 15 years ago. He enjoys all the North Fork has to offer, particularly boating and fishing. Much of his free time is spent with his family on the water , whether it’s camping on the hook, wakeboarding, tubing or in pursuit of “the big one.”
Dave is proud to be on the Strong’s Marine Team. He enjoys meeting people who share his love of boating and are looking to create new memories for themselves and their families.
Mike brings strong business background and 40 years of experience in the marine and sport fishing industry to his position at Strong’s Marine. Licensed as a 100 ton master, he’s run private and charter boats from Maine to Mexico and the Caribbean, and has operated a charter fishing business for nearly 30 years. On top of that, he built a 25-year career in the commercial printing industry before moving to Strong’s.
Patty is a “beach girl” and has always lived near the water – in New England, Florida and on the North Fork. Over the years, she has enjoyed fishing offshore tournaments and traveling to exciting destinations on Strong’s annual Rendezvous – and she’s valued being part of Strong’s Marine’s growth.
Currently company-wide Business Manager, Patty has been an integral part of the Strong’s team since 2000. She enjoys helping every client get into the boat of their dreams.
Bonnie joined the Strong’s team in 2011. Prior to her move to the marine industry, she was recognized for her hard work and dedication in helping non-profit organizations raise funding in her role as an account executive at a publication firm. She loves boating with her family on Long Island waters, and enjoys helping clients find or design the boat of their dreams – whether it’s a first boat or an upgrade to a larger vessel.
Nancy was born under the sign of Pisces; she can’t get enough time on the water. Coming from the “home of Super Service,” she founded and ran a marine service company for 18 years. She rejoined Strong’s in 2007, and proudly carries on the Strong family tradition by leading Strong’s Marine’s many social events throughout the year. Her favorite is the annual Rendezvous, which brings boating families together, creating new friendships and memories. Nancy finds introducing the love of boating to new clients extremely rewarding!
A North Fork native, Donna enjoys all things having to do with nature. She spent her childhood summers in and on the water at her family’s beach house on Great Peconic Bay – a stone’s throw from Strong’s Mattituck marina.
Donna and her husband Jack returned to the East End to raise their children and purchase a local Garden Center. After the Hamiltons sold their business, Donna joined the Strong’s Marine Team in 2007.
“Strong’s is my second family," says Donna. "I value the relationships I have with my co-workers and clients. Providing a wonderful boating experience for our extended Strong’s family is what makes me happy!”
Eric has spent his life in the marine industry, working in boat yards since the age of 13. After college he joined a privately funded and developed mega-yacht marina in NYC's World Financial Center, then moved into the private yacht industry, working his way up from deck to engineer and Captain. Eric maintains a 200/500 ton USCG License and has logged thousands of miles at sea. He enjoys introducing the newcomer to the joys of boating and helping the seasoned enthusiast find the next best fit.
Eric and his wife Kara met in the yachting industry and worked together for years before settling down in Greenport and having kids - his very own crew - Blake, 9 and Grant, 7, who were sailing before they could walk.
Rachel started her sales career with Strong’s in 2008 following a career in the financial industry. A North Fork native and U.S. Coast Guard-licensed captain, she’s been a passionate boater since childhood. Rachel has raced sailboats for nearly 20 years, has sailed the Mediterranean and Caribbean, and has one transatlantic crossing under her belt. She has been an active board member of Orient Yacht Club for over 15 years.
Jenny grew up in Hampton Bays and returned to the East End 4 years ago after a 10-year NYC career in fashion sales and marketing. She and her husband Scott have a young son CJ. Though she did not grow up boating, she feels the enthusiasm at Strong’s is contagious!
Growing up on Long Island's south shore, Rob was introduced to the water at a very young age and immediately developed a passion for boating. In his college years he was the proprietor of a mobile marine detailing business and began his professional career in the recreational boating industry in 1999.
Rob's rich knowledge of all aspects of the industry is derived from the management positions he has held previously within the departments of warranty, delivery, marina, operations, location and sales. He has had the privilege of working with the industry's top manufacturers in each class and he specializes in new, custom construction, pre-owned and brokerage yacht sales.