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MCBM Board of Trustees

Randy Prange – Chairman

President, Insights, Inc.

Clients rely upon Insights, Inc. for an array of services, including business plans, sales development, market research, strategic planning, organizational assessment, and employee training. On the leading edge of business development techniques, Insights, Inc. also designs Customer Experience Models for clients seeking to differentiate themselves in a competitive marketplace.

With more than 200 businesses and organizations served, notable clients include AutoNation (the country’s largest automotive retailer), The Miami Dolphins, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, The Detroit Red Wings, AT&T, SC Johnson Wax, Baptist Health South Florida, The Dallas Cowboys, Health Communications (publishers of Chicken Soup for the Soul), The Miami Herald, the Florida Keys TDC, Miami’s Beacon Council, SE Toyota Distributors, The Florida Marlins and The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.

Randy also owns Spot On Pixels, a creative video production company specializing in consumer communications.

Stan Huddleston – Vice Chairman

Description coming soon.

Rich Pontynen – Treasurer

Rich is a retired CPA who has been the Museum’s Treasurer for the past four years. Active in the community, Rich is the past Commander of the St. Lucie River Power Squadron, currently serving on it’s Executive Committee and is an active volunteer with the Florida Oceanographic Societies Coastal Center. A retired Army Lieutenant Colonel, Rich also served his profession as a past Chairman of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants prior to retiring to Florida in 2006. Rich and his wife Angie live in North River Shores (Martin County).

Robert S. Raynes – Secretary

Robert S. Raynes, Jr. is a shareholder and a member of the firm’s Real Estate Department at Gunster Law Firm in Stuart. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Raynes was the head golf professional at the Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club. He joined the firm in 1997.

Practice Areas
Zoning, Environmental and Land Use Law
Real Estate Transaction
Real Estate Development
West Virginia University School of Law, J.D., 1997
West Virginia University, B.A., 1983
Professional Associations and Memberships
The Florida Bar, admitted 1997
The West Virginia Bar, admitted 1999
Martin County Bar Association
Professional Golfers’ Association of America
Civic and Community Service
Palm City Chamber of Commerce, past president and former board member
Economic Council of Martin County, board member
Council on Aging of Martin County, board member
Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce, board member
Maritime & Classic Boat Museum, Secretary since 2011.

Christopher Cooke

Born in Watertown, NY, Christopher Cooke grew up boating and sailing on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. His career in the boating business began in the mid 90’s after he decided to continue the family tradition of military service. He proudly served a four year tour in the Army as an Infantry Medic with the 10th Mountain Division with two combat tours. After the Army, Chris worked for several dealerships in sales and as a yacht broker while attending college. He was able to earn degrees from both St. Marguerite D’Youville College (Occupational Therapy/Biology) and Trevecca Nazarene University (Management/Business). He loved selling boats and working with clients in the marine industry so much that he relocated to South Florida to work full-time for one of the world’s largest marine dealers. He held the positions of Yacht Broker and Salesperson. Throughout his 17 year career, Chris is proud to have personally managed over $200 million dollars worth of yacht sales with a host of clients spanning the globe. When not working, Chris doesn’t sit idly. He believes in giving back to the community. Chris can be found dedicating his time to: coaching his son’s lacrosse team, being a part of the Young Professionals of Martin County, attending PTA functions in Palm City, and sitting on the Board of Directors at the Maritime & Classic Boat Museum.

Today, Chris works as a full-time Yacht Broker and has assembled a team of brokers, that he personally manages, who work directly with him. He also oversees the Tartan Yacht, C&C Yacht, and Chaos Boat lines for United Yacht Sales.

Denise Ehrich

Chief Marketing Officer at Seacoast National Bank.
A seasoned marketing professional with senior level banking experience, Ehrich previously served as Senior Vice President and Marketing Director. As the executive officer over the marketing division, she will continue to oversee marketing strategy, tactics and programs for all lines of business within the bank, but in addition, will be part of the senior management team designing the overall business strategy for the bank.

Prior to joining Seacoast in 2010, Ehrich was executive director of consumer marketing for Interval International, responsible for multiple revenue streams, consumer benefit acquisitions and negotiations for a leading global provider of membership and leisure services. Prior to that, she was a senior vice president and regional marketing director for SunTrust and also worked for Citibank and Barnett Bank.

Ehrich is a graduate of the CBA Retail Bank Management School and holds a BA in Business Administration and Marketing Communications. She is active in numerous community organizations and serves on the board of directors for Boys & Girls Club of Hobe Sound, Martin Volunteers, Maritime & Classic Boat Museum, and is part of the Seacoast Leadership team chairing the campaign for United Way of Martin County.

Sherri Evinrude

Sharon Evinrude has served as a Board Member of the Museum since 2007. She has lived in Jensen Beach for 38 years, moving here from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Sharon was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and graduated from Fort Lewis College Durango, Colorado, with a B.A. in Instrumental Music.

Sharon worked at the First National Bank and Trust Company of Stuart for ten years in the bookkeeping department. After deciding to return to college, she earned her A.S. Degree in Nursing fromIndian River Community College, and her Master’s Degree at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing atFlorida Atlantic University in 2002. She has been actively serving as a volunteer nurse at the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic in Martin County, and at the H.A.N.D.S. of St. Lucie County Clinic. Evinrude has been a member of the Martin Health Auxiliary since 1997.

Sharon has three adult children, two sons and one daughter. She spends her summers in Baie Finn,Canada. Her recreational activities include weight training, fishing, boating, golfing, and snow skiing.

Mark Florman

Since he was a little boy Mark Florman has both loved and sailed on the kinds of boats we now refer to as “antiques”, and since he now officially qualifies for “antique” status himself, his affiliation with the museum seemed like a natural! As Broker/Owner of Latitude 26 Yacht Sales, Mark is focusing his energies and contacts towards helping the museum grow and expand, if you think you can help, please give us a shout!

Mark Florman has been on the Board Of Trustees since 2010.

Dennis Ladd

Dennis Ladd retired from BP/Standard Oil of Ohio after 30 years and has been a full time resident of Florida since 2001. He worked in refining in several capacities including Superintendent of Maintenance, Safety Director, Senior Project Engineer, and Senior Project Manager for several refinery upgrades and on the Alaska Pipeline. He has always been involved with the United States Power Squadrons. He has taught “SAFE Boating” for 46 years with that organization. He has been on the Maritime & Classic Boat Museums Board of Directors since 2010. He is married to Elizabeth and they have one son & one Grandson.

Rick Zurich

Description coming soon.


The Maritime and Classic Boat Museum was established in 1993 as a non-profit community organization and opened its doors to the public in 1995. It is devoted to the collection, preservation, restoration and interpretation of the maritime and boating history on the Treasure Coast.

Contact Information

1707 NE Indian River Drive
Jensen Beach, Florida 34957

PO Box 275
Jensen Beach, FL 34958

Phone: 772-692-1234
Fax: 772-463-3204
Email: [email protected]

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