MEET TRUE NORTH MARINE
We strive to provide our customers with the best possible product – good customer service combined with superior workmanship.
Our technicians are professional, conscientious, well trained & well equipped.
In order to safely and professionally maintain your vessel, we invest heavily in education and training. Our commitment to solid, industry-specific education is supported by our membership in the American Boat and Yacht Council. ABYC is the only organization of its type that works closely with the Coast Guard to develop standards and recommended practices for the design, construction, service, and repair of all types of pleasure boats. They offer many marine industry-specific certifications. Some of the certifications our staff members possess are in Marine Systems, Diesel Engine & Support Systems, Marine Corrosion, Marine Electrical Systems, and ABYC Standards Accreditation. This insures you can feel confident the work performed on your boat is done to ABYC standards and will preserve or add value to your vessel.
Marine Plumbing & Sanitation Technician
- ABYC Master Certified Technician
- ABYC Certified in Marine Systems
- ABYC Certified in Marine Electrical
- ABYC Certified in Marine Corrosion
Alberto specializes in Sanitation and Potable Water Systems. He brings to us many years of experience in the marine repair industry. Although his expertise spans to many functional area aboard, his knowledge, professionalism, and cleanliness set him apart in his chosen specialty of sanitation and potable water systems. The fact that he owns a small fleet of vessels might give you an idea of his passion for the water and boating industry!
- Volvo Penta Certified
- Mercury Marine University
Richard is New Zealander but most recently from California. While in California he was re-introduced to the marine industry at Captain’s Choice Marine Repair. This lit the fire for his passion for all things nautical. Richard was performing all basic repairs and maintenance for their customers’ boats. After this experience he moved on to a shipyard to gain even more experience. He was doing maintenance and repairs from replacing zincs, maintaining stern drives, coolant systems, engines both inboard and outboard, gas and diesel. Full refits regarding power plants, plumbing repairs and electronic installations also a large amount of warranty work for both Volvo and Mercruiser. Richard’s broad range of skills make him an important team member at True North!
- USS Abraham Lincoln. U.S. Navy
- USS Nimitz, U.S. Navy
- AS Engineering Science – San Jacinto College
Kobi is a technically experienced mechanic who balances quality and production to produce exceptionally sound work. He is consistently learning new skills to further his abilities. He has over 6 years of experience as a Shipboard Welder, Maintenance Supervisor & Quality Assurance Inspector for the United States Navy. Additionally, Kobi has earned an Associate’s degree in Engineering Science from Sac Jacinto College. He has acquired a vast range of knowledge from electrical diagnostics, industrial equipment maintenance, mechanical repairs, quality assurance, fabrication, etc. We’re excited to see Kobi grow within True North Marine and further develop his skill set!
- United States Army
Paul has vast experience in a wide array of areas including, but not limited to, mechanical, industrial maintenance, heavy equipment operation, project management, automotive diagnostics, welding and painting. Prior to joining the True North Marine Team, Paul was an inspector/surveyor for solar installations, an HSE Specialist, and a Safety Coordinator. Paul’s substantial experience is highly valued here at True North!
Max has 7+ years of experience working in the railroad, energy & automotive industry. As a railcar repairman he would repair or replace valves, gaskets, studs, etc. between this and his automotive experience we’ve seen his skills seamlessly transfer over into the marine industry. Extensive mechanical and electrical kills are in his wheelhouse and we’re excited to see Max develop his expertise even further.
- Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI): Marine Technician Program
Cameron’s education and experience at MMI have made him an invaluable asset to our company. During the Marine Technician program he spent 75 to 150 hours on each of the following programs: MerTech Program, Volvo Penta, Honda, Outboard/Sterndrive Maintenance, Mercury, Yamaha, Suzuki, Diesel, Propeller Selection & Vessel Dynamics, Outboard/Sterndrive Pre Delivery Inspections & Water Pump Services. In addition to his MMI training, Cameron has safety awareness, attention to detail, equipment maintenance and time management skills. We’re happy to have him onboard!
- San Jacinto College: Welding
Daniel came to True North with proficient mechanical, electrical, and various equipment troubleshooting & repair experience. He graduated from San Jacinto College in 2020 with a degree in welding. Prior to college Daniel worked as a service technician & shop coordinator for 4+ years gaining a very valuable skillset that is transferrable to True North Marine’s Shipyard operations. Integrity and dependability are highly important to Daniel and his work ethic. We’re grateful to have him on our team!
Cody is experienced servicing and detailing luxury vehicles, airplanes and yachts. He has a strong work ethic and will always leave your boat looking better than you found it! Cody has studied and practiced aircraft maintenance that included engine service, engine cleaning, corrosion repair and applying vinyl graphics and protective films. He also was responsible for cleaning and polishing the exterior painted surfaces, polishing metal components along with cleaning and protecting leather, vinyl, plastic and suede. Cody started at True North as a Yacht Detailer and has progressed to our shipyard team!
Shipyard Operations Manager
Captain-Lite Program Manager
- ABYC Marine Systems Certified
- NATO Medal
- Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal
- Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal
As our Lead First Mate Checkout Technician and Captain-Lite Program Manager, Sandra, conducts customized bi-weekly vessel inspections aboard. During these checkouts Sandra tests and runs critical systems that would prevent the boat from leaving the slip, keep customers from staying aboard, or affect the safety or security of the boat itself. She also manages the Swabbies Yacht Detailing program and a number of other Captain-Lite Yacht Support Programs. Sandra came to True North Marine with over 6 years of experience as a Fuel Engineer and a United States Navy Veteran working on Oil & Gas Turbine Systems, Oil & Gas Testing and Oil & Fuel movements. She has conducted domestic and global operations near Somalia, the Mediterranean, and the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans. Sandra is the recipient of multiple awards for her outstanding performances and professional work aboard ships. We are happy to have her experience and expertise on our team!
If you’ve had the pleasure of meeting Allison in our Service Department you already know about her exceptional customer service! Her positive attitude and driven personality are contagious! Allison came to True North highly experienced in client relations and office administration. Her exceptional communication and organizational skills help the True North Marine Service Department stay on track to provide the best possible service. She has become an integral role in meeting the needs of our customers.
Field Service Supervisor
- ABYC Certified in Marine Electrical
- ABYC Certified in Marine Systems
- EPA Certified
- Raymarine Certified Installer
- Dometic Factory Trained in Cruisair and Marine Air Direct Expansion Air Conditioning
Will is not only a Raymarine Certified Installer (qualified to get your new Raymarine equipment certified for On-Board Warranties), but is also Dometic Factory trained in Marine Air and Cruisair air conditioning systems. He also holds an EPA refrigerant certification, and is experienced in troubleshooting and repair of self-contained and split AC systems from all the major manufacturers. Troubleshooting, repairs, replacements and installation of AC & DC refrigeration equipment is also in his wheelhouse. His attention to detail and solid troubleshooting skills make him a valuable member of our team across several areas of specialty. Whether it’s electronics, air conditioning, or refrigeration, he is competent to get your systems working and reliable when you need it most.
Invoicing Support Specialist
- Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Sam Houston State University
Vickie joined the True North Marine team in 2021. She has over 10+ years of experience in project management with a focus on invoicing long term project including labor, parts & shipping tracking. Vickie also has experience in office management and has become a vital member to our administrative team!
Michelle came to True North Marine in 2010 and has been instrumental in orchestrating the incredible growth experienced over the past years. As a University of Houston graduate, she has applied her organizational, accounting, and management skills to help transform True North Marine into what it is today. She handles accounting, accounts payable & receivable, human resources, payroll, and many other aspects of business management that have laid the foundation for our continued growth.
Alie graduated from Johnson & Whales University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Merchandising, Marketing & Advertising. She came to True North Marine with several years of marketing and management experience. She puts her marketing, digital graphics and design skills towards the development of True North Marine’s newsletters, website, brochures and signs. Along with projecting a strong visual presence for the company, Alie orchestrates presentations and seminars at regattas, boat meet-ups, boat shows and job fairs. Alie plays her part in many aspects of company development, including administrative work & company morale activities. Her dedication and personality make her a crucial and delightful addition to the TNM team.
Matthew came to True North Marine with over 9 years of experience working in various boating communities. He started at True North Marine in 2012 with widespread industry knowledge and managerial skills. Matthew also holds multiple certifications through Mercruiser and Volvo Penta. His experience, strong leadership skills and drive to go the extra mile for customer satisfaction make him a valuable member of our team!
After attending Texas A&M University in College Station, where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets and studied Manufacturing Engineering Technology, he accepted a job in Dallas at a company that was a factory-authorized remanufacturer of gas engines for OEM manufacturers like Ford, Nissan, GM, and Mercruiser, among others. Starting out as a process engineer, and later moving into warehouse and production management roles, he was able to develop both technical and managerial skills. After moving to the area in 2001 and living aboard for several years, it became clear that the Clear Lake area could support a company offering quality workmanship with consistent customer service. Adding to previous education and technical certifications (ASE Cylinder Head Specialist, ASE Cylinder Block Specialist, and ASE Engine Assembly Specialist), he also obtained ABYC certifications in Diesel Engine and Support Systems, Marine Electrical Systems, and ABYC Standards Accreditation shortly after True North Marine was founded in 2003. While continually striving to stay on top of new developments and advancements in products and technology in the marine industry, he draws on his 15 years of experience to provide technical consulting, teaching, training, troubleshooting, and quality control to our technicians and customers alike.