Jeff Gabriel, also known as Gabe, started his under graduate studies at DeKalb College and from there, went to seminary to study Theology. There he met his wife, Lisa, and they have been married for over 36 years and have 3 awesome children. His professional career has been divided into working in the ministry, working in Facilities Management, and serving as Athletic Director & High School Coach at Young Americans Christian School. The things that are the most important to him are his faith, family, and people. It is the combination of those things that has given him the opportunity to now serve as the Sales Manager at Clemson Marina.
As a native of Charleston growing up in the boating culture, from kayaks to skiffs to offshore and even sail boats, Casey takes pride in his seamanship. He is a 2014 graduate of Clemson University where he was a four-year member of the Clemson Sailing Club while he earned a Bachelors Degree in Forestry. Casey's love for the outdoors extends beyond the classroom as he enjoys boating, swimming, camping, and most recently has taken up bass fishing as hobbies. His favorite part of the job is spending time with new boat owners getting acquainted with their purchases. Casey joined the Clemson Marina team at an entry level service position in 2015 and has advanced himself through hard work and dedication to customer service.
Charles inherited his love for fishing and the outdoors from his father, an avid saltwater sportsman. He grew up fishing the bays for flounder and blowfish and the surf for Blues on the Jersey Shore. While living in Clearwater, Florida, Charles could be found fishing the piers and shorelines for Red Drum, Snook, and Speckled Trout. Charles has lived in Georgia since 1996 and on Lake Sinclair since 2006. He is a graduate of Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida where he studied Business Management. He joined the Sinclair Marina team in 2018.
Rivers grew up in the small town of Fountain Inn, SC along the Laurens County line, where he served the community as a First Responder at his local Fire Department in Fountain Inn and worked for a Fire and Safety Company. Rivers fished in the FLW Savannah River Basin and fell in love with the water. From that point on he decided that he wanted to make a career out of helping others and be in the marine industry. Once graduated from North Georgia Technical College he was hard at search for a company with a reputable back ground and found Eclipse Marina Group and they found the perfect position comparable to his background, Service Writing. He is able to help others and be near the water like he dreamed of doing since high school. Starting at Clemson Marina Parts and Service Department now transferred to Clarks Hill Marina’s Parts and Service Department, to begin a new reputable side of Eclipse Marine Group’s line of service department’s.
Carl grew up camping and fishing on Clarks Hill. Leaving High School he joined the Marine Corps which gave him the opportunity to fish in places from the Coastal Carolinas to the Sacramento River Delta and many places in between. Its was while in the Marines that Carl discovered Tournament Bass fishing and scored several wins and many high finishes in tournaments up and down the west coast. After the service Carl returned to the CSRA with his family and his beloved home lake of Clarks Hill. He has been boating and fishing tournaments on the lake since his return in 1992 after the Gulf War. Carl’s love for the water, fishing and boated has given him a wealth of knowledge of the wide array of boats on the market and gives him a unique advantage when helping you find the boat of your dreams.
Growing up in upstate South Carolina, you could always count on finding Koty in a tree-stand or on a boat. As an avid fisherman and bowhunter, Koty's greatest passions have always been the outdoors and the Clemson Tigers. Koty first found his love of the mechanical side of boating while fishing in bass tournaments with his dad as a teen and the motor on their boat required a rebuild. Instead of taking it to a shop, Koty challenged himself to rebuild the motor and decided that the Marine Service Industry was going to be where he built his career. After graduating from Liberty High School, he attended the Marine Mechanics Institute in Orlando and then returned to work in the upstate as a Marine Technician for 14 years. In 2014, Koty began working for Clemson Marina as the on-site Service Manager. In 2017, he accepted the position of Director of Service.
A passion for the outdoors was instilled in Matt at a very early age. His dad started taking him fishing at various ponds and lakes throughout middle Georgia before he could even walk. Matt was hooked from that point on. Matt has always been an athlete and thrived on competition. He played baseball and golf competitively until he graduated high school at Eagles Landing Christian Academy (ELCA) while also fishing youth bass tournaments under the Georgia Bass Federation. Matt decided to find a college that would be ideal for having a college bass team and he decided on Georgia College & State University (GCSU) in Georgia’s Lake Country. In 2006, Matt founded and became president of the GCSU Bass Fishing Team. He competed with the team until he graduated in 2012. Matt began working at Sinclair Marina in February 2013, and is now the General Sales Manager for Eclipse Marine Group. Matt is extremely customer focused and has a passion for the marine industry. When he has a free weekend you can usually find him competing in a bass tournament somewhere around the country.