Our Team

Meet our staff of industry professionals


Dave brown -
Director of marina operations

Dave joined the team in 2008 as Director of Marina Operations and has enhanced the development of Desmond Marine and River Street Marina under that umbrella.

Dave has 39 years of experience with Bridgeview Marina in Sarnia, Ontario. Bridgeview Marina recently extended the managing and administration of Sarnia Bay Marina. Between both Sarnia operations, Dave owns and operates over 1,100 slips for the local boaters.


Rodney Forbes -
general manager

Rodney has been with Desmond Marine as General Manager since its conception in 2004 and in the marina industry for 33 years.

Rodneys certifications include: International Code Council - Michigan Class A UST systems operator, Class B UST Systems Operator, State of Michigan Storm Water Management Certification and Marine Travellift Model 50BFMII Certification. 


MIchael Davenport -
public relations/harbormaster

Mike has been with Desmond Marine since 2002 and has also been the harbormaster for the city of Port Huron since 2008.

Splitting his time between the two entities has grown the relationship between Desmond Marine and the overall Great Lakes boating community. Mike also retains an active Master’s 100 Tons Captain’s License.


Lisa downing -
office manager

Lisa is Office Manger at Desmond Marine. She has been with the marina since 1988, and was asked to continue on in 2004 with the conception and new beginning of Desmond Marine. 

A graduate of St. Clair County Community College, her degree in accounting assists with the daily workings of the book keeping and customer support.


tonya snover -
guest services

Tonya started with Desmond Marine in 2011 as a dock ambassador. Shortly after she was promoted to an office position. Both of her college degrees, an Associate’s in general business and a Bachelor’s in accounting, were inspired by the growth and culture of the marina.

Tonya is excited to be a part of the expanding marina operation and putting Port Huron on the boating map.

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equipment operators -
Johnny, Chris, and Steve

Our team of lift operators have over 75 years of combined experience in the marine industry and know what it takes to keep your boat safe and secure.