Michelle Purinton

Vice President, Operations

Michelle Purinton joined the Suntex family in 2010 when Suntex Marinas acquired Liberty Landing Marina.  She started at Liberty Landing in 2008 as the Dockmaster and was later promoted to Director of Marina Management Systems with Suntex Marinas. Currently, she serves as Vice President of Operations.

Michelle has spent the past 26 years working in the marine industry.  She started her marine career working for Offshore Sailing School as an instructor and was quickly promoted to Director of Operations.  From there she became the General Manager of Classic Harbor Line in NY Harbor where she managed and captained the 80’ Schooner Adirondack.   After leaving the Adirondack, she worked for Sandy Hook Yacht Sales in new boat commissioning and sales, which eventually led her to an opportunity to start up a new Hunter dealership with her partners.   In the first year of business as a Hunter Dealership, they were recognized as being top 10 in sales and in service.  Michelle holds a USCG Masters License with a sailing endorsement and is a US Sailing Keelboat Instructor Trainer.   Michelle is an avid one-design racer and enjoys cruising her 44’ Jeanneau sailboat in the summer.

Michelle has a BA from Iowa State University in Political Science and International Studies with an emphasis on the Russian language.

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