Meet our team of professionals, all dedicated to provide the highest quality of service.
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.
Operations Manager/Dock Master
Born from a long line of local St. Maarteners, learning the complexities of fishing and boating was simply a part of growing up. As the General Manager of the facility, Tony, as we call him, is responsible for implementing and monitoring all day-to-day activities of the Yacht Club. From guest services to dockage assignments, Tony has a hand in it all. Tony’s career path has taken him in several management directions, all of which has helped to broaden his understanding of the true meaning of customer service and the need for quick decisive problem solving. From Manager of Statistics and Operations at our, Princess Juliana International Airport, to being the Assistant Fire Commander at our local fire department, just to name a few, you can simply say that Mr. Halley is a ‘Jack of All Trades’. With several years of progressive experience in strategic planning, improving operational efficiencies, team building, and project management. Tony’s number one goal is to insure our team of dock attendants and guest service coordinators always perform to the best of their ability. In doing so, Tony gives our visiting yachtsman a sense of “being home” while being docked at the Yacht Club.
Senior Guest Service Coordinator
At the Yacht Club at Port de Plaisance, we have always strived to secure caring and considerate professionals for the positions within the Guest Service Group, as looking after guests is our primary focus. Feldon certainly fits that criteria as he is a tireless, diligent professional who takes pride in being able to help yachtsman through whatever challenge they may be facing and seemingly likes the occasional challenge of being asked to pull off the “impossible” request. Feldon was born in Suriname and serves as our Senior Guest Service Coordinator. Feldon grew up on St. Maarten and after completing his studies in the Netherlands, returned home and joined our team, where his love of the hospitality portion of our business grew. For as long as Feldon has been a part of our team, he has been one to make our guests feel at home and has always offered assistance on demand, from the beginning of our guests’ stay to the end. He has conveyed great customer service, strong communication and coordination skills and is fondly remembered by all visiting yachtsman and crew. Feldon recently stated that “Being able to provide good service to customers and seeing them come back, drives me like nothing else. In my eyes, working in this industry is my way of giving back to Sint Maarten as a whole.”
Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO)
With almost ten years under his belt, Frederick ‘Fred’ Parillon manages the day-to-day operations of the Yacht Club’s ISPS security team and group of officers. Fred hails from the beautiful island of Dominica and has been residing on St. Maarten for many years. Fred’s primary mission is to maintain the safety of everyone, whether in or out of our facility while visiting the Yacht club. Fred’s team is equipped with a group of officers that possess excellent communication skills and individuals that maintain detailed logs of important events. Fred leads by example, displaying his knowledge of local laws along with our company’s safety regulations and procedures. With our trusted team of officers, he continues to ensure our guest security and safety at the facility at all times. Fred states that “he’ll always strive to make things better and that his main goal is to see that our guests are satisfied. A positive feedback is always important – it simply goes to show that we are providing the service that they’re expecting.”