Our Crew

"Boating brings people together and experience nature. Enjoy the moments and memories it provides”. As a career, I love selling FUN and when I’m not at work I enjoy fishing, football, working out, classic cars... Read More
I have been selling boats for 15 years. I was born and raised in California. I moved to Florida in 2005 and currently live in St. Petersburg with my wonderful wife Melissa and our two... Read More
A native of St. Petersburg, I have been a part of the Thunder family for 3 years. I’m an avid boater and fisherman and have been since my first boat at the age of 5.... Read More
I have been affiliated with the Thunder Marine family and boating for over 40yrs, married to my wife for 35yrs with three children and 6 grandchildren. I love boating with family and weight training with the crew... Read More
I am thrilled to be part of the Thunder crew after being in the local boat sales industry for over 15 years. I am an avid fisherman and scalloper and depending on the time of... Read More
I am a Florida native and retired Coast Guard. I reside in Tarpon Springs with my wife and 4 children. I am a licensed captain and run an inshore fishing charter in my spare time... Read More
I was born and raised in New Hampshire and have been working in the boating world for over 17 years. Before coming to Thunder Marine, I ran a marine supply store and service department at... Read More
St. Petersburg, FL native, and optimistic college student. Sailing was my first water sport and the passion grew into powerboats. Being single without children leaves a fair amount of time for extracurricular activities such as... Read More

Mark LaPrade

President
Born in Worcester Mass., but arriving in St. Petersburg at age 7, Mark feels like a native at heart. Being raised in western St.Pete with a constant access to the bays and beaches it was... Read More
Luke Begg's family started a Fuel Dock and Marina in John’s Pass in 1946 called Don’s Dock. He is a third generation Native of St Petersburg, Florida. After graduating Seminole High School, he served our... Read More
Ian is a proud St. Petersburg native. He has been fishing and diving our local waters throughout Tampa Bay since a very young age and can often be found with a fishing rod in hand... Read More
I'm from Rhode Island, New England and moved to Florida in 1973. In 1981 I joined the U.S. Marines as an Embassy Guard then found myself in the automotive industry for almost two decades before... Read More