- Diane SchaferGeneral ManagerDiane SchaferGeneral Manager
I have been employed in the Marine Industry over the past 30 years. I was part of Fox Chapel from the very beginning and witness the many changes over the years. Our marina is the nicest and best equipped facility around. I feel I have acquired a vast comprehension of the Marine Industry over the years and hope this will help me better serve our customers' needs. I attend a variety of industry meetings throughout the year looking for new ways to help improve our boaters overall experience. Because I love what I do and where I work, my personal life is based around boating as well. My son, Joey, grew up with boating being a big part of his childhood and even though his life is taking him in different directions he still tries to fit in as much boating as possible.
- Lisa BogartAccounts PayableLisa BogartAccounts Payable
I became a part of the Fox Chapel Marine team in December of 2016. This is a brand new adventure for me and I look forward to learning and experiencing everything I can about the boating industry. All of our customers are kind and captivating individuals. I'm thrilled to be here and get to know them! I grew up with a big family and all kinds of animals. I frequently visit some of my family that live in Nova Scotia. When I'm not at work, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, going to Penguin's games and going to concerts and the movies.
- Denise RosselleAccounts ReceivableDenise RosselleAccounts Receivable
I have always been drawn to the water, whether living near the ocean in Florida or boating on the Allegheny or just enjoying the pool. So when the opportunity came for the accounts receivable position I was excited to work at this beautiful marine facility. In the short amount of time that I have been here, the people I’ve met and work with are very nice, friendly and influential.
When I’m not at the marina, I truly enjoy spending time with family and friends. My husband, Marty, and I had owned a boat for years and would take our three daughters and our grandchildren out on it during the weekends. Our golden retriever puppy Remi takes up most of our spare time now. I still find the time for bike riding & walking some of the trails in and around the Pittsburgh area. But the ultimate enjoyment is being with my grandchildren, attending their sports games, concerts, or just hanging out at the pool.
I am looking forward to getting to know and working with everyone in this boating community.
Front Office Team
Our Sales Team
- Chad MarineSales Manager
- Justin RyanSales RepresentativeJustin RyanSales Representative
The first time I was on a boat, I was one month old. Ever since, I have been on and around boats nearly every day in the summer right here on the Allegheny River. Between fishing, skiing, wakeboarding, and knee boarding I have owned two boats and have done maintenance on many more. When I graduated high school, I moved to Fort Lauderdale Florida to work on yachts. My first full time position was a deckhand on a 112ft San Lorenzo, and ended as a first mate on a 150ft Northern Marine. I am a certified engineer, licensed first mate, and a 200 ton master captain. I love working with new boaters because it makes me take a step back and think about the basics again. In my spare time, I am usually fishing in the summer or watching hockey in the winter.
- Trish NicholsFinance & ClosingsTrish NicholsFinance & Closings
I have been working at Fox Chapel Marine since 2012. During this time I have learned a lot about the boating industry especially regarding boat service. After over 8 years in the Service Department I am excited to work in my new position in Finance & Closings for the Sales Department. I enjoy meeting new boaters as well as seeing our regulars. The professional yet comfortable setting here makes it a great place to work.
When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband Blaine on our farm and my daughter Abigail. We love the outdoors and enjoy camping, fishing, and swimming as much as we can. I was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania and can't imagine a better place to live, work and raise a family!
Our Service Team
- Phil NaceService ManagerPhil NaceService Manager
I come to Fox Chapel Marina with 30+ years of experience in the automobile service industry and have been boating since I was approximately 5 years old. I have held several positions in the new car industry and in the aftermarket general repair business including specializing in the transmission repair industry and commercial tire industry.
My service management and service advisor experience has taught me how to provide quality work and excellent customer service to my clients. Although I have not previously worked in the boating industry, I am looking forward to applying my vast service experience to help Fox Chapel Marina achieve the best customer experience in Pittsburgh.
I have been married to my wonderful wife Michele for 31 years and we both love spending time with our 3 grown children and our two Australian Shepherd pups on our boat in the rivers of Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. I joined the team at the Fox Chapel Marina to expand my knowledge on boats and to share my service industry expertise with the organization. I look forward to expanding my knowledge of the boating industry in addition to meeting people from the local boating community. My goal is to provide the Fox Chapel customer base with high quality, honest, friendly, and timely service.
- Sara DeSimoneService AdvisorSara DeSimoneService Advisor
My background includes 6 years in the automotive industry as a Service Writer/Advisor. Although I don’t have boating experience, I am interested in learning all I can from my co-workers and providing the highest level of customer service. My goal is to go above and beyond to help assist you during your time with our Service team.
After work hours, my interests vary from hiking, camping, tubing festivals and even road trips. Pretty much anything outdoors and you will me find me there. Making “art” from found and recycled objects is a great way for me to relax. Digging in the dirt and potting plants makes me happy too. Finally, I enjoy traveling with friends or my sons and their significant others, Geoffrey and McKenzie in Richmond VA and Eric and Molly just outside Nashville TN. I can honestly say I never met a trip I didn’t like!
- Pat Nuzzo TaylorParts ManagerPat Nuzzo TaylorParts Manager
Boating has been an important part of my life since 1962 when my Dad started his marina along the Allegheny River. Growing up in a marina has given me a lifelong appreciation of the pleasures and enjoyment boating brings to those who live and love the boating life. Fishing, pleasure boating, waterskiing, tubing, camping, boat racing and spending every possible minute on the river has been some of the greatest times of my life.
Over the years, I've done almost every job there is in a marina from swinging docks and pumping gas to washing boat bottoms and managing a service department.
I joined Fox Chapel in 2006 as the Parts Manager and I've enjoyed the opportunity to spend every day working with people who love boating. I love my work because it's true; boaters are some the best people in the world!
- Rick BeattyStore Assistant
Tech & Yard Workers
- Loren StockerShop ForemanLoren StockerShop Foreman
- Britt GrimesMarine TechBritt GrimesMarine Tech
- Mike CroyleMarine TechMike CroyleMarine Tech
- George ClaytonMarine TechGeorge ClaytonMarine Tech
- Mike VincentGel Coat & Fiberglass Repair TechnicianMike VincentGel Coat & Fiberglass Repair Technician
- Brian WilliamsTravel Lift OperatorBrian WilliamsTravel Lift Operator
- David ShelnuttDetailerDavid ShelnuttDetailer
- Stephen GlaisterDetailerStephen GlaisterDetailer
- Tyler PsomasGrounds MaintenanceTyler PsomasGrounds Maintenance