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Donnie Chesscher

(850) 481-9093
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Operations Manager
Donnie grew up on the water along the Alabama Gulf Coast before joining the Navy and serving our country overseas as a Corpsman in Iraq. Those five years taught critical thinking skills, in a very high pressure environment that he still relies on today. After spending ten years in the private medical sector in California, he missed his Alabama family, as well as the salty sea breezes and joined our team in 2015 at the Wharf Marina in Orange Beach, Alabama. He oversees our day-to-day operations and with his hands on experience Donnie is able to provide Coastal Marina clients with project management in the areas of:
  • New Fuel System Installations
  • Upgrade/Repair/Replace Dock Utilities and Support Structures
  • Customized Slip Configuration
  • Master Planning for Dockage to Maximize Revenue
  • Office Technology, Networking, IT and Property Fiber Infrastructure

Donnie is also responsible for on-site operations during all Wheels Up special events including:
  • Pre-Event Logistics
  • Set-Up and Breakdown of Event Displays and Structures
  • Schedule/Manage Event Team Members
  • Site Inspection Both Pre and Post Event
Although operations are his specialty, Donnie's management style also ensures all team members feel valued while being held accountable to Coastal Marina Management's highest industry standards in both marina management and special events.