Meet the Team

The best in the business at what they do!

Keith Rhodes

Owner & CEO, Bluewater Capital, Inc. / Tri-State Marine

Keith and his wife Stephanie Rhodes are the owners of Tri-State Marine, only the second owners in Tri-State Marine’s 50+ year history. Keith leads day-to-day business operations, where he excitedly merges his passion for entrepreneurship and the marine industry. Prior, Keith spent 25+ year career in various executive leadership roles in the marketing and advertising industry — primarily in New York City and Boston. Keith is a proud graduate of Babson College, where he earned an MBA, and Quinnipiac University, where he graduated with a B.S. Marketing.

As the founder of Bluewater Capital, Inc., which includes ownership of Tri-State Marine, Tri-State Tackle and Deale Marina, Keith brings his entrepreneurial spirit and marketing acumen to the marine industry — building on the incredible legacy created by the equally passionate and spirited team that have been at Tri-State Marine for decades.

Keith and Stephanie live in Annapolis/Eastport with their three children–Reiley (14), Beckham (10) and Carolina (6) – where they enjoy spending time off meeting new people and exploring the Chesapeake Bay Area.

Bill Gay

Sales Manager, Joined Tri-State Marine in 1972

Bill has been a Bay area resident all of his life. Originally Sailor turned Power Boater and Fisherman. Bill has great knowledge of not only boats but of the local waterways as well. Bill has worked his way through the ranks at Tri-State Marine up to his current position of Sales Manager. Bill oversees the Sales and Rigging Team to ensure every customers dream is fulfilled.

Ron Young

Sales, Joined Tri-State Marine in 1983

Ron’s immense knowledge of the power boat industry, and the close attention he gives his customer’s needs has earned him a 100% in customer satisfaction ratings for the past three decades. His professionalism, honesty, and ability to provide critical information ensures that customers find the right boat for their lifestyle. An avid boater and fisherman, Ron knows his business. He also stays in touch with his clients for years after the sale serving as a valued resource and problem solver making most of them repeat buyers. 

Robert Warren

Sales, Joined Tri-State Marine in 1993

Robert's in-depth understanding of power boats, coupled with his passion for fishing, ensure that customers love to talk to him about boats. Decades of working with buyers while personally living the power boat lifestyle has given him the ability to effectively match families with their perfect boat. Robert's customers quickly turn into friends as he continues to work with them through the years perfecting their boating experience. Robert understands how to make your purchase swift and easy.

Mike McGuire

Sales, Joined Tri-State Marine in 2022

Mike is the newest member of the team, he has been a boat broker for several years and has been in and around the industry nearly his whole life.  As a lifelong boater Mike has a vast knowledge of all types of boats and fishing.  This makes it fun and easy to work with Mike on finding the right boat for his customers!  When Mike is not on the water you can find him on the golf course, Mike is a single digit handicap and former professional tour caddie.


Harvey Gates

Service Manager, Joined Tri-State Marine in 1980

Third Generation of a Boat Dealer Family, keen interest in things mechanical, sharp mind for design and bringing those ideas to fruition. Harvey has grown to be the backbone of Tri-State Marine and the go to guy for everything. He has been a dedicated member of the Tri-State team for 43 years and our Service Manager for the past 30 years.

Michael Richardson

Service Advisor, Joined Tri-State Marine in 2014

Michael first joined Tri-State Marine working part-time at our Marina & Tackle Shop in 2014. In 2018 he was promoted and joined us full-time becoming a great asset to our Service Team.  Michael is eager to please, conscientious and efficient. What he lacks in years he makes up for with enthusiasm for his job.

Lisa Gates

Office Manager, Joined Tri-State Marine in 1992

Lisa first joined Tri-State Marine part-time in 1985, while still in her teens, where she worked washing boats in the sunny afternoons after school. In 1992, Lisa joined Tri-State Marine full-time working in various roles across the business to eventually being promoted to Office Manager in 2020. In her current role, Lisa has broad responsibility from general marine business operations to human resource management. Lisa’s dedication and attention to detail are second to none — often seen as the conduit to many of the various functions that has enabled Tri-State Marine’s enduring success. When not in the office, Lisa loves spending time with family — antiquing, attending car shows or cheering on family at the race track!

Dawn Yoder

Tackle Shop Manager, Joined Tri-State Marine in 1996

Dawn has been with our company for over 27 years. Her career began as our receptionist. In a short period of time we added “special events” Coordinator to her job. She managed 13 fishing tournaments which grew to over 50 boats and 400 people. Numerous other events were thrown in the mix too.


In 2008 Dawn was moved to manage our Marina and Tackle store just a short distance away from our main location. Sales of Fuel and Tackle have more than doubled since we found the right person to run the operation. Dawn simply likes to please and that is what an operation like our Marina needs. The Tackle Shop and Marina is a full time position. The “special events” part of her job has moved to her Daughter Heather. Please visit our operation at 485 Deale Road and meet Dawn and her crew in person.

Jack Devine

Boat Delivery Captain, Joined Tri-State Marine in 2015

Boater, Fisherman, President of the Chesapeake Bay Grady-White Club and Retired Arlington Fire Captain. Who has joined our team to provide our valued clientele with expert delivery and orientation of their new or new to them boats.

Lynn Stark

Parts Department, Joined Tri-State Marine in 2003

Lynn has been with Tri-State Marine for over 20 years, first as our full-time receptionist to now working full-time in our Parts Department. Lynn is one of the first friendly faces you see as soon as you come into Tri-State Marine and is always ready to help you with questions regarding your visit. Prior to joining our team full-time, Lynn was already part of our family as her husband, Tim Stark, is our Certified Yamaha Technician and has been one of our “go-to” techs since 2001. Along with her husband, Lynn has been a great asset to Tri-State Marine over the years — always ready and willing to jump-in to make our customer experiences the best that it can be. When Lynn isn’t working at Tri-State Marine, she enjoys helping her husband with his antique outboard engine hobbies, driving her Hydroplane Race Boat and spending time with her dog and cat.

Theresa Vass

Bookkeeper, Joined Tri-State Marine in 2012

Theresa is one of our many behind the scenes faces, where she actively manages Tri-State Marine accounting across departments, while working directly with general management and ownership to ensure timely transactions and reporting. Theresa is one of our “go-to” individuals that supports the base function of our operation – there is little that Theresa doesn’t know about and when in doubt “Go ask Theresa.”  When Theresa isn’t managing Tri-State Marine books, she can be found spending time with her family, especially her 7 grandchildren. Theresa enjoys attending family events, working out and enjoying all that the “land of pleasant living” has to offer.

Marissa Helms

Tackle Shop Assistant Manager, Joined Tri-State Marine in 2018

Marissa has been a vital part of our Marina and Tackle Shop or the past 5 years. She is full of knowledge and eager to assist customers in the tackle shop or out on the docks. When she isn't at work, Marissa enjoys gardening with her husband, cooking or baking new recipes and hanging out with her dogs. 


Service Department

Our certified techs will repair & maintain your Grady-White or Parker Offshore boat.

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