Young Leaders Advisory Council

The MRAA Young Leader Advisory Council exists to elevate the boating industry for both consumers and stakeholders through conscientious involvement with the MRAA as young marine professionals. With a fresh perspective, YLAC members are ambassadors who aspire to influence the business, shape future initiatives, and evolve into future industry leaders.

The mission of the YLAC is to supplement and support the mission of the Board of Directors of the MRAA. YLAC provides guidance as to the current state of the marine retailers’ day-to-day operations, both in challenges and opportunities. YLAC strives to set the example in identifying, inspiring, recruiting and onboarding key younger generation members to participate in the association, facilitating the future growth and success of the MRAA.

Council Members

Susan Duquette
Council Chair

Lakeview Marine, President
Webster, Maine

Tayler Petticolas
Council Vice Chair

Hagadone Marine Group, Inventory Manager
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Derrick Collins

Boat Owners Warehouse, Manager
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

J Hurless

Reeder-Trausch Marine, Owner
Rockville, Ind.

Jay Poole

Buckeye Marine,
Manager of Customer Experience

Bobcaygeon, Ont., Canada

Kevin Zoodsma

Action Water Sports, Operations Manager
Hudsonville, Mich.

Krista Sparkes

SmokerCraft Inc. Industry Representative

Michael Morrison

Port Harbor Marine,
Director of Finance
Portland, Maine

Monica Reed-Hurst

Spend-A-Day Marina, General Manager
Russells Point, Ohio

Ryan Kennedy

Morgan Marine, VP/Partner
Penn Yan, N.Y.

Sarah Korbel

MRAA, Events & Operations Manager
Minneapolis, Minn.