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Director of Operations
Jesse Peterson, was born and raised on Sint Maarten and began working at the Yacht Club at Port de Plaisance in January 2007 as a Guest Service Coordinator. Jesse grew up during St. Maarten’s marine tourism “boom” and gained a valuable, firsthand knowledge and understanding of the importance of yachting to our community. With over a decade of successful experience at the Yacht Club, Jesse worked his way up to the Senior Management Level and has since earned the position of Director of Operations. Jesse is responsible for all day-to-day operations at all facilities that fall under the Marine Management and Consulting Group of Companies, including the Yacht Club at Port De Plaisance. Jesse continues to excel in all areas of the group of companies and takes great pride in sharing his knowledge and experience training and cultivating to our local team of professionals.
My world is perfect when I’m around boats. Over the years I have worked with boat companies including boatyards and marinas. I enjoy meeting new people and with the sea is my passion I decided to obtain a degree in Hospitality. My mother`s courage to raise me up on her own influenced my interest in education. My passion for the industry has led me to my current role, experiencing diversity, challenges and opportunities. I always look forward to providing the best service as possible to continuously meet the clients’ expectations, while adding a positive learning experience to my journey. My educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree of Business Administration in Hospitality and Tourism Management with a minor in Destination Management from Monroe College in New York, where I graduated Summa Cum Laude. I’m also a Certified Guest Service professional.