Our Staff

Our Staff

Our Yacht consultants and staff are here to help you find the yacht of your dreams. Please feel free to contact any of our staff directly or read their bios below.

Seattle Staff

Brett Aggen

Brett Aggen

After graduating from the University of Washington in 1990, Brett began his profession in the Marine Industry as a Yacht Broker and has not looked back since. As part owner of Emerald Pacific Yachts, Brett is dedicated to working hard for buyers and sellers alike. “Matching the right people with the right boat has been exciting and rewarding in terms of return clients and referrals.” Brett is also an avid boater and his wife and two daughters are equally at home on the water.
Terry Cooke

Terry Cooke

Terry began his career as a yacht broker in 1977 in Vancouver B.C. and was involved at ground level with West Bay Yachts. He has been involved with numerous boat builders worldwide and enjoys the challenge of all aspects of yacht construction. In 1997 Terry had a vision and, in partnership with Randy and Lex, started Emerald Pacific Yachts. Terry has helped make Emerald Pacific Yachts a premier brokerage firm from both the managing standpoint and as a salesperson.
Lex Mitchell

Lex Mitchell

Lex, having been a boat owner and avid boater since 1977, transitioned into the yachting industry and quickly became successful. He was a regional sales manager for Bayliner for several years and later managed a leading Northwest brokerage firm. In 1997, he became partners with Terry and Randy in opening Emerald Pacific Yachts. Lex is all about customer service and works diligently to keep all of his clients happy and entertained. His work ethic today was gained from his experience as a pilot in the Marine Corps.
Randy Buckell

Randy Buckell

In l985, Randy began his career as a yacht broker. In 1997, he joined forces with Terry Cooke and Lex Mitchell to form Emerald Pacific Yachts. Over the years, he has represented a wide variety of new and used vessels and has worked with numerous clients on new custom orders with several yacht manufacturers. Randy takes a genuine interest in each client. His career satisfaction comes from obtaining a full understanding of a clients’ goals and objectives and then utilizing his many industry contacts and years of successful experience to match their criteria. This leads to a positive outcome for those that work with him and, as a result, Randy’s business is largely based upon repeat clients and their referrals.
Ron Ginsberg

Ron Ginsberg

Boating has been Ron’s passion as well as his escape for over twenty five years. As a native Seattleite, he has spent much of his time on the water and is familiar with a wide variety of boats. Ron decided to take his love for boating a step further and become a yacht broker in 2002. He has been able to utilize his customer service skills acquired as the owner of a successful sportswear company for many years. He has worked for the West Bay SonShip dealership, Ocean Alexander and has worked with Emerald Pacific Yachts since 2007. Ron’s goal has always been to earn business by exceeding expectations and provide exceptional service to his clients .
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Rob Scott

Rob is a Yacht Consultant in our Seattle office with over fifteen years of Professional Sales Experience. Before working at Emerald Pacific, Rob was a representative for John Deere and co-owned the prior Riviera Dealership in the Northwest for many years. He has been a key individual by creating a continuing relationship with Riviera and has contributed greatly to the constant development of the Riviera Product like by collaborating with their Design Teams. He acts as the liaison between the Riviera Shipyard in Australia and the Dealerships in the Northwest. He takes pride in providing quality customer service and creating boats that are both functional and have the performance to give his clients a great experience on the water.
rscott@epyachts.com

Tony Witek

Tony has been selling boats in and around Lake Union since 1989 and prides himself on his customer service and integrity. His loyal following appreciates his easy going attitude and vast knowledge of the brokerage market. He uses this experience to find you a quality boat at the best price. Tony is looking forward to learning all about the Riviera line while building on his previous success selling Horizon Yachts as well as Grand Banks, Kadey Krogen and Selene. Out of the office, Tony enjoys being on the water with his wife and two sons.
Wanda Mason

Wanda Mason

For over 25 years Wanda has been helping people realize their dreams of being on the water and this is what she is most passionate about. Wanda came to Emerald Pacific Yachts in 2005 after 15 years of managing the office for a Seattle based yacht leasing company. She is diligent in helping brokers and their clients efficiently complete the purchase and/or sale of a vessel. Personally, she enjoys surfing, paddle boarding, snorkeling, swimming, sailing, most anything involving water. Land based passions are gardening, power yoga and her book club (known by some as wine club). Born and raised in Southern California, Wanda was swept off her feet onto a 30′ ketch, cruising for 5 years with Glenn and their son Marty. After transiting the Panama Canal and cruising the Yucatan, Marty was born in St. Augustine, Florida. The cruise then continued thru the Bahamas, the Intercoastal Waterway, Chesapeake Bay and the US east coast. After a crossing to Bermuda, they settled in St. Thomas, USVI for a few years, sadly, losing their boat to Hurricane Hugo.
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Janet Schmieder

Janet is a multi-talented Marketing Manager with 8 years of experience in graphic, web, interior and print design. Her strengths lie in creative problem solving, efficient project management and driving marketing results. She is highly motivated and is responsible for all Email Marketing, Website Management, Event Planning, Social Media & Yacht Listings.

San Diego Staff

Will MacIntyre

Will MacIntyre

Will MacIntyre has been in the boat business in San Diego since 1979. Starting in the service side of the industry Will has extensive knowledge of engines, systems, electrical, electronics, plumbing and fiberglass. Will has sold boats between 12 and 80 feet focusing primarily on new boat sales throughout his career. With his experience Will has become an invaluable asset in the new construction side of the business helping many clients build their dreams from scratch. Married and the father of four children, Will enjoys the boating lifestyle, water sports, and time with his family.
Gil Divine

Gil Divine

Gil is experienced and knowledgeable with a broad understanding of yachts, being an owner himself for many years. As a Captain aboard some of the finest yachts, his knowledge of vessel operations and management assist in finding the right yacht for his clients. Continuous education keeps him abreast of what is currently available to provide the best selection possible.
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Chante Gernertt & Cindy Wright

San Diego Office

sandiego@epyachts.com
(619) 497-2993

Seattle
(206) 587-0660

San Diego
(619) 497-2993