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Staff

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Jim Collins - General Manager
Born and raised in Southern New Jersey, Jim has grown up in the hospitality industry. His family owned and operated a restaurant and motel in Cape May County. 
After attending Stockton College for one year, he then transferred to York College of Pa. In 2001, he graduated from York with a degree in business management and a minor in human resources. Though his main interest was always the hospitality industry, Jim pursued other interests before joining the Yacht Club of Sea Isle City in 2005 as head bartender/bar manager. As his management skills and familiarity with the club grew, so did his responsibilities. He became an obvious choice to oversee all club operations when the General Manager position became available in 2007. During the 2012/13 season, Jim helped manage the transition from the previous club to the new building as the liaison between the Board of Directors and the General Contractor.  During his tenure, membership interest has increased, and the Club's financial health has continued to improve.  Jim currently resides in Marmora, NJ with his wife Molly and their son Reid.  Jim & Molly are also expecting baby #2 in May 2021!  

Shawn McBride - Executive Chef
Chef Shawn comes to us with over thirty years of food & beverage experience. Shawn is from the Philadelphia area growing up in Delaware County. Very early in Shawn's career he was Garde Manger at Llanerch Country Club. From Llanerch Shawn followed his mentor to Overbrook Golf Club. Overbrook, as Shawn describes, is where he found his passion for the culinary arts that still thrives today. Shawn's first position as Executive Chef came at Rolling Green Golf Club and later Whiteford Country Club in Exton, PA.

Shawn and his family most recently pursued an opportunity to open an upscale dining restaurant in Brooksville Maine in 2017. Despite the success of the Oakland House Seaside Inn and Cottages, when COVID-19 eventually reached Maine the McBride family came back the area to relocate in Ocean City. Shawn and his wife Christina have been married for 22 years and have three children, daughter Sarah, 21 daughter Abigail, 17 and son Dean, 11.

Shawn has expressed his deepest appreciation for the opportunity to be our Executive Chef and is looking forward to bringing his many years of club experience to the YCSIC.

Caitlin McMahon - Event Coordinator 
Caitlin joins the YCSIC staff with over 10 years of event coordinating experience. Caitlin was born and raised in Millville, NJ and has spent many summers in Sea Isle City. Caitlin graduated from Stockton College in 2008 with a Communications degree. While working as a server throughout high school and college, her passion for the hospitality industry grew along with her love for planning events.

Caitlin previously worked as the Event Sales Manager for the Atlantic City Country Club. As Sales Manager she booked, planned and oversaw more than 250 weddings, as well as, golf outings corporate functions, member and social events. Caitlin currently resides in Cape May County with her boyfriend, Fran, and their dog Jameson.

Caitlin is proud to be a part of the YCSIC team, and is looking forward to working with our members on planning their special events!

Michelle McGlensey - Dining Room Manager
Born and raised in Wynnewood Pennsylvania Michelle has been spending her summers In Sea Isle since 1999. Michelle has worked in underwriting and sales as well as owning a children's retail store. After visiting the yacht club with family for several years she was offered a position as a hostess in 2018, what started as a few nights a week quickly grew to becoming part of the Yacht Club team. Michelle takes pride in making sure that our members are always enjoying themselves and working on ways to improve the guest experience. Michelle was recently offered a position as Dining Room Manager and ls looking forward to our upcoming season with our members. Michelle resides in Ardmore Pennsylvania with her husband, Tom, and two children, Michael, and Kayla.

Michael Bagocius - Bar Manager
Michael joined the Yacht Club staff in November 2018.  Micheal and his wife Beth live in Egg Harbor Twp with their two boys Michael Jr.(6yr) & Patrick(4yr).  Michael comes to us after spending 18 years at the Springfield Inn.  You may recognize him if you ever frequented the Carousel beach bar during the summer months.  Michael has some strong Sea Isle ties, his sister Debbie Laricks has been a member of the club for many year.  Michael's in-laws, Anthony & Lynn Gibson own a home on Venicean and have also been long-time members. Next time you are in please say hello and welcome Michael aboard!! 
Lori_RakusLori Rakus - Bookkeeper
John_Duffy_Bio_piccropWillie Morales - Head Maintenance
Born in Brooklyn NY where he lived most of his life, moved to Puerto Rico then at 21 moved to Wildwood NJ and currently lives in Cape May Court House. Willie started working at the YCSIC in 2009 in the kitchen. In 2013 he moved to Head Maintenance when the new building was built. He maintains the entire building and helps set up for weddings and special events. Willie is a family man, he takes pride in what he does and is willing to help anyone at any time. If you see him say Hi! I’m sure you will catch a hello back with a smile.   

John Duffy (Duff) - Sailing Coordinator 
John is the Coordinator for the Sailing Program.  John was born in Media PA, and has lived all over Japan, California, Hawaii, Georgia and is currently a resident of Avalon NJ. John grew up spending summers in Sea Isle City, working for many businesses in the areas along the east coast. His family were members of YCSIC and that is where he learned to sail and appreciate the club for what it has to offer. John has a degree from West Chester University in Education as well as a degree from the Art Institute of Atlanta in Marketing/Art and Web Development. John worked as a Teacher (Washington Middle School) and a Web Developer (AIG) for a while, then decided to move to the beach and began  working for the Club in 2016. John is utilized in a number of different areas at the Club.  In season John is the Sailing Coordinator overseeing all aspects of the sailing program.  An obvious fit for the position with his experience growing up sailing at the YCSIC.  Since he took over the Sailing Coordinator position the program has grown and improved our ranking at regattas against other local clubs.