Chad Marine - Sales Manager
412-967-1500 ext. 217 or 412-605-4872
I grew up and spent most of my life in Vero Beach, Florida where boating was a central focus of life and became one of my biggest passions--from fishing, wakeboarding, spending weekends on the water with friends and even driving my boat to school. My family also owned Island Hopper Boats where I worked on the assembly floor, learning how to manufacture and produce high quality boats from start to finish. I graduated from Auburn University, majored in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science, and started my career in the irrigation and construction industries. I moved to Pittsburgh in 2014 and am excited to be working at Fox Chapel Marine.
I love helping customers find the perfect boat to fit all their needs on the water and sharing my experience with both new and veteran boaters.
In my spare time, I enjoy being active outdoors, golfing, camping, biking, snowboarding and following Pittsburgh sports--Steelers, Penguins, Pirates and Auburn football.
Nia Lafferty-Sales Representative
412-967-1500 ext. 211 or 412-527-1107
Being on the water has always been one of the my life’s biggest passions. Growing up as a child, I fell in love with boating when my family would spend summer days at Moraine State Park renting speed boats. In college I was a Division I rower and A-10 gold medalist at Duquesne University, where I spent every morning on the Allegheny River watching the sunrise! After graduation, my first “adult purchase” was a pontoon boat and I have been boating ever since.
Over my career, I have been in a variety of sales/marketing positions from owning my own company to corporate sales. I am also a newly enrolled student and fitness instructor at Penn State University’s New Kensington campus where I will be earning an additional degree in IT and Cyber-security. In my spare time when I’m not on the river, you can find me in the gym pursuing my second love of bodybuilding and fitness, or traveling to new exciting places in pursuit of the perfect pictures with my trusty camera!
I was born and raised in Michigan. Where I grew up on large lake. Waking up every day knowing I would be out on the water from sun up till sun down was a great feeling. Growing up on the lake my family had a variety of boats from small fishing boats, to pontoons to ski boats.
I attended school and graduated from Central Michigan University. I moved to the Pittsburgh area in the fall of 2000. Soon I started my career in the RV industry. I then changed my career path to boating, since it was always my passion. I began working at Fox Chapel Marine in August of 2018.
I love to interact with customers and share stories about boating and fun memories. Learning from other boaters and their experiences is always rewarding. Stop in to chat and let me find your first or next boat!
In my spare time I enjoy traveling, the outdoors and home repairs to my new house I recently purchased.