Kelsey Averill

Forklift & Travel Lift Operator,         2010 - present

Kelsey, a south county native, is a natural outdoorsman: a hunter, an angler, a sailor and a gatherer. He names the elusive turkeys that he hunts. He is a very knowledgeable mushroom forager, and catches trophy rockfish off his Shady Side community pier (no fishing boat needed). 

As a teen, Kelsey was a sailing instructor at West River Sailing Club and his only means of transportation was sailing his laser from the Shady Side Bay shore to Galesville. He now sails a high performance 505.

Prior to working at HYY, Kelsey worked for a Mooring and Salvage business, a marine company, a seafood retailer, and in construction. When he came to Hartge's, Kelsey worked under Nick Schlegel on the Travel Lift crew. He is now the main operator of the lifts.

Kelsey is a certified Travel lift & Forklift Operator.

Dan Spokely

Yard Laborer, 2017 - present

Dan grew up in Annapolis and trained as an Electrician with Local 26 IBEW, a Washington D.C., MD and VA based Electricians Union. He decided to take a different direction and joined HYY in early 2017.

While gaining the knowledge of marine electronics, Dan works on painting, waxing and doing other tasks required on boats.

Dan is an avid fan of the Baltimore Orioles and volunteers every fall for a local Haunted House.


Dave Voss

Yard Laborer, 2017 - present

Dave graduated from The Landing School of Arundel, Maine in 2017. While in training, he focused on carpentry basics and learned to build small wooden boats.

When Dave joined the HYY crew, he started as an apprentice in our carpentry shop. While he continues to learn from the extensive knowledge of our carpenters, Dave has branched out to help where he is needed throughout the yard.

Dave's general boat knowledge and his prior work experience at PYY Marine makes him a welcome asset to the crew.