Gil joined Shields Marina in July of 2016. He moved from Miami where for over 15 years, he was the owner/operator of Dave’s Car Clinic in South Miami. He worked his way up from technician to supervising manager and then owner. Gil grew up with a love of the water, boats and all things mechanical. After serving in the US Army, he worked for General Marine doing everything from engine repair, painting, electrical and fiberglass work. At Shields Marina, he has been able to get back to his love of all things nautical. As the service manager, he works closely with both the technicians as well as the customers. Gil prides himself on going above and beyond to provide the best customer service possible. He and his wife Lynda, a school teacher, live in Crawfordville. They have two children and soon (2017) to have their second grandchild.