Forklift & Travel Lift Operator, 2010 - present
Kelsey, a south county native, is a natural outdoorsman: hunter, gatherer, angler, and a terrific sailor. As a teen, Kelsey was a sailing instructor at West River Sailing Club and his only means of transportation was sailing his laser to and from Shady Side. From those days on a Laser, he has become a talented skipper and crew on a number of high performance sailboats. His favorite boat in the International 505.
Prior to working at HYY, Kelsey worked for a marine salvage business, a seafood retailer, and in construction. When Kelsey came to Hartge's, he had the privilege to work under Nick Schlegel and learn from a master.
With Nicky’s passing, Kelsey has taken over controls as the main Travel Lift operator.
Travel Lift, 2017 - present
Dave graduated in 2017 from The Landing School located in Maine. While in training, he focused on carpentry and learned to build small wooden boats.
Dave came to Hartge’s as an apprentice under the master carpenters of HYY, Peter and Ernie. While he continues to learn from their extensive knowledge, Dave has branched out to help in other divisions of the boatyard.
Taciturn and diligence best describe Dave. His general boat knowledge and prior work experience at PYY Marine makes him a welcome asset to the crew.