Clean Marina Program Team Biographies


Anthony Del Rosario
Anthony Del Rosario joined California Yacht Marina-Cabrillo in July 1998 as a safety officer; he was promoted to safety supervisor in less than a year. He was promoted to Dockmaster at CYM-Wilmington in 2000. Since that time he has mastered a number of new skills and has been quite effective in applying them in his day-to-day operations of the Marina.

In 2004, Anthony heard that a Clean Marinas California Program was in the works and he quickly came on board, “I was excited to get involved with the program because it’s a program that is aimed at protecting the marine environment from a variety of pollution sources associated with boating and marina operations, this is the right thing to do,“ he said.

Anthony’s extensive experience in the Clean Marinas California Program has focused on providing assistance and outreach to other Marinas to develop and implement clean marina practices. Anthony has mentored over 10 Marinas into compliance with the Clean Marinas California Program standards.

Under the Clean Marinas California Program marinas must be in full compliance with environmental regulations, implement a comprehensive list of best management practices and pass a site visit inspection. Anthony is an inspector for the Clean Marina California Program and has inspected over 9 Marinas.

Somehow Anthony finds time for a few hobbies — cooking, barbequing, restoring vintage vehicles and off road riding.

Thank you Anthony for your professionalism, dependability and teamwork. Congratulations from everyone at California Yacht Marina!
Anthony Del Rosario
CYM Wilmington
CYM-Wilmington Berth 202 #36
Wilmington, CA 90744
Work: 310.834.7113    Cell: 310.930.6613


Brad Gross
Brad Gross is currently the Director of OC Dana Point Harbor, the agency responsible for the day-to-day management of Dana Point Harbor. The Harbor is owned and operated by the County of Orange and houses over 2,400 slips, a 500 space dry vessel storage lot, 10 lane launch ramp, a retail center with 65 commercial leases including four large restaurants, a non-profit education center, community sailing center, fuel dock, shipyard and a 136 room hotel all encompassed in a 275 acre facility surrounded by parks and meandering walkways. The entire facility holds five separate Clean Marina and one Clean Facility Certifications.

Brad is a Certified Marina Manager, a licensed Captain and has been in the maritime industry for over 30 years starting in Newport Beach and working in Hawaii, Marina Del Rey and Long Beach on commercial vessels. He spent 11 years in the Bay Area and was the Harbor Master at the Berkeley Marina before moving across the Bay to the San Francisco Yacht Harbor

Brad was on the California Clean Marina Initiative Advisory Committee that worked to develop the first California Clean Marina Toolkit, serves as the Vice-Chair of the Association of Marina Industries and also serves on the Board of Directors, and was past president for the California Association of Harbor Masters and Port Captains.
Brad Gross, CMM
OC Dana Point Harbor
24650 Dana Point Harbor Dr.
Dana Point, CA 92629


Jim Hayes
Jim has been with Almar since 1998. Prior to Almar he spent more than 15 years in the hotel/resort business working for companies like Westin and Le Meridian Hotels. The customer services experience gained from the hospitality industry has helped a great deal in understanding how the marina industry should evolve. Almar operates marinas though out California and Hawaii. Almar is the largest operator of marinas on the west coast with more than 30 years of experience in developing, constructing and operating marinas.
Jim Hayes
Almar Management Inc.
3001 Peninsula Road
Oxnard, CA 93035
805.985.5003 fax 866.204.7086


Diane Isley
Diane Isley is the Harbor Master at Emery Cove Yacht Harbor located on the San Francisco Bay in Emeryville. Emery Cove is a private dockominium marina with 430 slips. Diane is responsible for the management and maintenance of the marina as well as marketing and sales of the slips. Over the past 26 years at Emery Cove, Diane has worked with the various permitting agencies in all aspects of marina operations and dredging.

Diane is both a sailor having completed an offshore passage from California to Tonga in 1984 and a power boater owning several classic wooden boats on San Francisco Bay.

Diane is the Secretary for the Clean Marinas Program, current Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the California Association of Harbor Masters & Port Captains and their 2007 Past President. Diane is a member of Sail America, Bay Planning Coalition, San Francisco Estuary Program Technical Advisory Committee, City of Emeryville Marina Committee and Honorary Member of the Emeryville Yacht Club.
Diane Isley
Emery Cove Yacht Harbor
3300 Powell Street
Emeryville, Ca 94608


Paul Kaplan
A San Francisco native, Paul’s early ambitions as a marine biologist were altered when he took a part-time job and became the youngest licensed yacht broker in California. After working as a broker for many years Paul took a hiatus to find the marine industry calling again. In 1996 Paul co-founded KKMI, a company that operates service/repair facilities in Pt. Richmond and Sausalito. KKMI has been recognized by the California Water Environment Association as their “Small Industry of the Year” and the American Boat Builder’s and Repairers Association “Boatyard of the Year.” Paul’s passion for all things nautical and dedication to the marine industry allows him to serve as a Director of the Marine Recreation Association
Paul Kaplan
Keefe Kaplan Maritime Inc.
530 W Cutting Blvd.
Pt. Richmond, CA 94804
510.235.5564 fax 510.235.4664


Kathy OBrien
Kathy is general manager for Sun Harbor Marina, a LEED certified property with a restaurant, offices, lockers and 100 slips in Point Loma, California. She has worked in the marina industry since 2005.

She earned the title “LEED Accredited Professional” from the U.S. Green Building Council. OBrien has been on the Board of the Marina Recreation Association since 2008. She is Treasurer of Clean Marinas California and Secretary of MRA. She is Past-President of San Diego Dockmasters.

Prior to joining the marine industry, OBrien practiced as an electrical engineer with a transition to Sales and Marketing. She obtained her BSEE degree from San Jose State University.
Kathy OBrien
General Manager
Sun Harbor Marina
5000 N. Harbor Drive, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92106
619.222.1167 fax 619.222.9387


Tony Reese
Tony Reese joins us as the General Manager of Cabrillo Isle Marina in San Diego, California. Tony has over 15 years of experience managing all aspects of the marina and hospitality industry; including 5 years of Hotel Management at the Sheraton SD Hotel & Marina as their Operations Manager, Director of Leisure Operations, and Six Sigma Green Belt. Prior to that, he was the Dockmaster at the San Diego Yacht Club, and held a variety of roles for the Navy’s recreational marinas in SD including Operations Manager, Junior Sailing Camp Director and Sailing Instructor.

Tony is the past President of the San Diego Dockmaster’s Association; he sits on the Port of San Diego’s Harbor Safety Committee, and has ambitions of starting a non-profit organization to expose children and their families to boating and sailing in particular. He believes that the key to a healthy and thriving marine industry and population in the future is clean water and getting kids involved and engaged in boating early in life.
Tony Reese
General Manager
Cabrillo Isle Marina
1450 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, California 92101
San Diego Bay


Rod Taylor
Rod has over 30 years of marina experience beginning at Lake Shasta located in Northern California. Achieving the status of Certified Marina Manager in October of 2001, Rod has experience in all aspects of marina management and construction exclusively in freshwater locations. Working at Forever Resorts since 1995 Rod is responsible for multiple full service marinas with wet slips, boat rentals, fueling stations, dry storage, lodging, retail, tours, and food and beverage.

Involved in business development, project planning and oversight, Rod has led projects in marina construction and restoration and worked in partnerships with agencies such as the National Park Service, Bureau of Reclamation, United States Forest Service, United States Coast Guard, Army Corp of Engineers and State Parks.

Rod is currently the President for the Clean Marinas Program, oversees properties that are certified to ISO 14001:2004 and Clean Marina standards. Rod and these properties are members of the Marina Recreation Association, Association of Marina Industries, Green Restaurant Association, Green Hotel Association, Leave No Trace, United States Green Building Council, America Outdoors and many more.
Rod Taylor, CMM
Forever Resorts
268 Lakeshore Road
Boulder City NV 89005