Alex grew up playing on the shorelines and sailing the waters of West River and the Chesapeake Bay. He started his life long sailing career in a Penguin which became his primary transportation to and from school. He advanced to race crewing Chesapeake 20's and then raced his own Windmill. Alex moved briefly to San Francisco where he crewed for 2 1/2 years on a Fireball but eventually returned home to the Chesapeake Bay. He continued to race, crewing on a 505, Chesapeake 20's and then moved onto racing as a crew member on a Tartan 37 Black Watch. Alex moved into captaining various Tartan 10's and eventually bought a Melges 24 named "Oscar" in the early 2000 and has raced on her ever since.
Aside from his long career sailing the Bay, Alex crewed on various sailboats off the Italian and Croatian coasts in the Adriatic Sea, raced in the North American's in 2008, and sailed in both the North and Celtic Seas.
Alex and his wife, Donna, have run Hartge Yacht Yard for over 45 years.
Receptionist / Accounts Payable
2016 - present
Brandy came to HYY after her brief employment at Clark's Landing in Accounts Payable. When given the opportunity to fill her mother's shoes (Linda worked at Hartge's for 27 years) in the HYY office, she couldn't say no. Prior to coming to Hartge's, Brandy had worked in the restaurant industry for much of her life. She contributes her exceptional friendliness and excellent customer relations skills to the office.
In her time away from Hartge's, she prefers to spend time with her family and plays a fierce game of cornhole.