Meet Our Team
Tony Wallis | Sales Professional
His passion for the water connected him into the marine industry In 1997. His primary goal is to assist each customer in designing and building waterfront dreams without compromising on quality or customer service while being mindful of the customer's budget. A 30 year veteran of S.W Florida, Tony is an accomplished fisherman and avid boater.
Phil LeBoutillier | Sales Professional
Phil is excited and eager to help clients maximize their enjoyment of the beautiful lifestyle in Southwest Florida. A native of Florida and a true son of a son of a sailor, Phil's love of the water and boating was developed from an early age. Whether learning to sail with his grandfather, skippering his own craft across the gulfstream, or kayaking the back bays of the Caloosahatchee, Phil is most comfortable being on the water, making him a natural fit within Stokes Marine. Since moving to Fort Myers in 2006, Phil has established strong connections in the larger community, actively participating in the Rotary Club of Fort Myers; serving on the boards of the Sky Family YMCA and the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation; participating in Boy Scout Pack 93; and serving as head Watch DOG at Allen Park Elementary School. Phil lives in Fort Myers with his wife, Paige, and their two boys, Zane and Baird.
Nick Andrist | Sales Professional
Nick was born and raised in the Midwest, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After vacationing in Southwest Florida for years, he finally made the big move in 2014 to escape the snow and cold for good! He has 16 years of sales and sales management experience, and is happy to utilize his skills to help his clients bring their design ideas to life so they can live the best Florida life! During his free time Nick enjoys spending time with his wife and two dogs as well as everything outdoors the area has to offer- the beach, kayaking, local state parks, and local music and food events.
Ross Garing | Sales Professional
Ross and his family moved from California to Fort Myers in 2011. He grew up on the water and has remained an avid boater throughout his life. He has over 10 years of construction management experience and several more accomplished years of hospitality, sales, and customer service. Ross has demonstrated a passion for problem solving in order to help others throughout his career and is looking forward to the opportunity to assist in the creative design and application of docks, boatlifts and seawalls to enhance our customer’s waterfront homes.
Payson Nossaman | Sales Professional
Payson left his home state of Iowa in April of 2018 to come to Southwest Florida and join our team. He saw this move as an opportunity to learn from our team in all aspects of the marine industry. After his time in new construction and excelling in our service department, Payson has acquired many skills that will assist him as a sales assistant on our sales team. His passion for the industry and attention to detail make him a positive, and knowledgeable, individual to have on our team. In his free time, Payson enjoys sailing his Hobie 16 sailboat near Sanibel and continuing his education as a wine enthusiast.
Alex Swain | Sales Professional
Alex Swain, a native of South Florida, started with Stokes in August of 2018. He was originally in new construction but his drive, attention to detail, willingness to take on difficult projects, and customer first attitude has gifted him the ability to move forward with the company at a rapid pace. He has brought with him several years of residential construction experience. Outside of work Alex enjoys kayaking, fishing, and spending time with his family.
Miguel Del Valle | Sales Professional
Miguel joined our sales team in November of 2018. Miguel has a degree in engineering and has extensive sales experience in the oil and gas industry. Miguel, like the rest of us is an avid outdoorsman and very active on our local waterways. When he is on the water, you will find him either fishing, diving or just boating in Pine Island Sound. He also happened to be a customer of ours a number of years ago and liked the finished product so much he decided to join our team at selling it!
Harold Solis | Sales Assistant
Harold was born in Nicaragua. He moved with his family to the United States 20 years ago. Harold is an Army Veteran and a family man. He started with Stokes Marine 3 years ago and was most recently a top performing Frame Crew leader in the field. In his free time he likes to spend time with his wife Heather and their 4 kids. He loves sports and fishing. He is a perfect example of loyalty and dedication to the company.
Shaun East | Sales Assistant
He has been with Stokes for a total of 3 years with prior experience as a frame and barge crew leader. His drive and dedication has given him the opportunity to move to new roles within the company. He is a Florida native but loves to travel. In his free time he enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his girlfriend and daughter exploring the city.
Conner Thompson | Sales Assistant
Conner Thompson began his career with Stokes Marine in August of 2021 in our Service Department. His background of sales and management in the marine industry has prepared him for his role as a Sales Assistant. His extensive knowledge of boats and lift operations will aid in the design of docks and layouts. Conner moved to Fort Myers from Ponte Vedra in 2013 to attend Florida Gulf Coast University and fell in love with the local waterfront community and lifestyle. Conner is an avid boater, outdoorsman, and accomplished fisherman that spends every spare moment on the water.
Cole Dawson | Sales Assistant
Cole was born and raised in Minnesota, He moved to Florida January of 2018. He has now been with Stokes Marine 2 and half years and has really enjoyed learning and growing on a daily basis. Growing up in northern Minnesota has given him an appreciation for fishing, being on the water and just the outdoors in general. His passion for boating and the marine construction industry has led him to where he is am today and he really look's forward to the future.
Ken Cramer | Sales Professional
Ken Cramer is a Ft. Myers native, who has been with Stokes Marine for a year and half. After spending his first year in the service department utilizing his background as a home & service inspector, he was able to get a detailed understanding in marine construction. Ken continues to be a valuable member of our sales team providing unsurpassed customer service and care. He is consistently focused on the customer’s needs and truly enjoys everything about the marine construction process. Ken’s family and involvement in his local congregation is where is spends his time outside of Stokes Marine.
Eric Sammet | Sales Assistant
Eric is excited to start a new venture with Stokes Marine. Eric relocated to Fort Myers in 2003 after spending much of his childhood on Sanibel Island fishing, boating and shelling with his family. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio but knew he would move south one day. Eric has spent the last 20 years in operations and management of various businesses including transportation and fleet maintenance. He is looking forward to working with new clients in the marine industry who have a dream he can help design into a reality. In Eric's free time he enjoys spending time with his wife, Samantha and their two boys, Zackary and Mason.
Matt Felton | General Service Manager
Matt has over fifteen years of experience in residential and commercial construction. His past success in sales and as Construction Manager prior to joining the Service team demonstrate he as the proven ability to interface with customers and installation crews to ensure each job is completed to the highest standard. Matt was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and enjoys the outdoors. He is an accomplished wrestler and enjoys spending his free time coaching kids.
Brian Terski | Service Department Manager
Brian joined the Stokes team in September 2012. Brian’s previous background as a business owner combined with his past experience as a field technician has been instrumental in the growth of the service department. As the Service Manager, Brian’s main focus is to insure top quality repairs that are completed in a timely and professional manner. Born and raised in Detroit Michigan, Brian moved to the Fort Myers area in 1998 to enjoy the Southwest Florida Life style. He is an avid boater who enjoys fishing and golfing with his family.
Travis Scott | Construction Manager
Travis is a native of Pine Island and has lived there for the majority of his life. He joined Stokes Marine in 2012. Most of his experience in marine construction was obtained here at Stokes Marine. His time as a crew leader on one of our frame crews gives him the knowledge to lead his team in a efficient direction while ensuring high levels of craftsmanship. He is a prime example of how hard work pays off and deserves all the internal promotions he has received to become Construction Manager. His primary goal is to ensure a superior quality dock and create relationships with each customer. Travis loves spending time with his family and is an avid fisherman.
Pat Digiacomo | Construction Manager
Pat joined the Stokes Marine family in 2011. With over 20 years of experience in commercial and residential construction, Pat brings a great deal of knowledge and know-how to our construction team. Pat has had the unique opportunity to build, sell and manage projects at Stokes Marine. His primary goal as construction manager is to provide each customer with a stress free and seamless construction experience. His attention to detail and quality standards ensure a top notch product. Pat was born and raised in Meadville, PA. He has resided here in SWFL for the last 10 years with his wife and 3 children.
Megan Holzhauer | Construction Administrator
Megan was born and raised in Fort Myers, Florida and works in the Accounting Department at Stokes Marine. She graduated from FGCU with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science. As a Fort Myers native, she grew up on the water and enjoys spending time with her friends, family and her dog Ella, on the beach.
Mike McCabe | Construction Manager
Mike McCabe joined the Stokes Team in 2015. Originally from the Midwest, he spent several years running charter boats on the Great Lakes, before moving on to Captain an Excursion Vessel in Southeast Alaska. After 8 years in Alaska, Mike eventually settled down in Southwest Florida, where he began work with Stokes Marine. He began his career with Stokes working on a Frame Crew, then moving on to become a Barge and Crane Operator, and is currently in the position of Construction Manager.
John Siekmann | Permitting Manager
John came to Stokes with over 10 years of experience in the mechanical and electrical industry. John started in our Sales Department, worked in our Service Department and is now running our Permitting division. His primary goal is to help us streamline and fast track our customer permitting process to allow our customers to build their waterfront dream. John was born and raised in the Midwest where he met his wife Tracy. John graduated from Northern Illinois University and shortly after they decided to move to southwest Florida to enjoy everything on and under the water. They spend their weekends boating, fishing, and exploring everything Florida has to offer.
Sarah Dupuy | Accounting
I was born and raised in cape coral, I love animals and baking. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going to the beach and traveling.
Lisa Johnson | Accounting
Lisa was born and raised in St. Louis Missouri and just recently relocated to Cape Coral with her husband and one of her three sons. She comes to us with over 25 years of Accounting experience. She enjoys spending time with her family, three dogs and two cats.
Cori Cords | Accounting
Cori was born and raised in Fort Myers, Florida and works in the Accounting Department at Stokes Marine. She graduated from FGCU with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting. Being a Florida native, Cori enjoys being outdoors fishing, hunting, beaching, but most importantly spending time with her family, friends, and dogs.
Chelese Malone | Accounting
Chelese was born and raised in suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She attended college in Philadelphia, earned her accounting degree and worked in both public and corporate accounting. In 2005 she and her husband decided to make a change in lifestyle and moved with their two children to Southwest Florida. While she loves visiting family and friends back in the Philadelphia area she and her family love taking advantage of all that Southwest Florida has to offer. She enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, cooking and shopping.
Marie Pellechio | Controller / Accounting Supervisor
Marie is the Controller for Stokes Marine, Inc. Marie received her B.S. in Accounting from International College. She adds 14 years of experience with a local Certified Public Accounting Firm to our teams. Marie enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.
Austin Peterson | General Manager
Austin is a native Floridian and has grown up in Southwest Florida. He currently is our General Manager. He left corporate America after 19 years in upper management and has returned to the area he and his family love. He, like most of the Stokes Marine staff is an avid boater, fisherman and little league baseball coach. If you don't see he and his family fishing Pine Island Sound or beaching it at North Captiva, you're likely to see them in Gainesville watching his Alma Mater Florida Gators.
Dominique Stokes | Human Resources
Dominique’s primary goal at Stokes Marine is to take her passion for employee development and team building and provide for you the best overall experience, from the moment you call our office to completion of your marine project! She will also build upon the success of Stokes Marine through continuing and developing their Community Relations, PR, Marketing and Business Development. Dominique has spent over 13 years in the business prior to her arrival at Stokes Marine in March of 2012. Upon her move to Fort Myers, she joined Enterprise Rent- A- Car and worked in various capacities over 11 years including Branch Manager at RSW Airport, Business Rental Sales Executive in Lee and Collier County, and Area Manager in both Fort Myers and Naples. She is particularly proud of the many teams she developed to succeed in the areas of market penetration and growth, operational excellence, industry leading customer and account satisfaction, and team member retention. Dominique has her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Major in Marketing from the University of Florida. Dominique spends her free time with her husband and 2 children doing things such as boating, family dinners, and gator football!
Brent Stokes | Owner
Brent started Stokes Marine, Inc. from his passion for the water and boating combined with his strong desire to be an entrepreneur. After five years of selling pharmaceuticals and earning several sales honors with Merck & Co. in Southwest FL, the time was right in the January of 2003! He resigned from Merck & Co., purchased a barge and crane and began building what is now Stokes Marine, Inc. He completed high school at Fort Myers High and continued his education at the University of Florida where he graduated with a degree in Marketing. He learned a great deal about running a business and producing a quality product to last for many years to come from his parents who own and run Wyman Stokes Builder, Inc. a successful custom home building business out of Fort Myers FL. There is no question his desire to be a business owner stems from his parents. As a waterfront property owner himself, he is aware of the difference a great marine improvement in the form of a dock and boat lift can make when it comes to enjoying your waterfront property and making the most out of your investment. As an avid fisherman and life time boater he has spent most of his time on the water either working or enjoying our great resource with family and friends. Stokes Marine, Inc. was started with a strong commitment to designing and building a dock that will meet all the needs and exceed the expectations of our customers. This vision is what guides him while overseeing all the daily operations including earning your business during the bid process, double checking the quality and progress during construction, and ensuring successful inspection of your marine improvement.