Capt. Mike Kern was raised on Galveston Island located on the Texas coast, where he spent his time fishing, wakeboarding, and surfing on the beach. After graduating high school Mike worked on and around the Galveston/Houston ship channel until the age of 21 when he decided to break from his family roots as a 4th generation merchant mariner to enter the police force. Mike excelled as a police officer, but the water and family tradition would come calling. In 2007 Mike left the force and returned to his roots on the ship channel where he worked on harbor tugs obtaining a United States Coast Guard Master license. Capt. Mike purchased the Sea Tow Central Texas franchise in 2010 which he stills owns today, which lead to a business relationship with Grant Eriksen, of Eriksen Marine on Lake Travis. Capt. Mike purchased Eriksen Marine in late 2014 which is now Platinum Marine.
McLean Poston, a North Carolina native, developed a deep appreciation for the water at very young age. His family’s obsession has always been the pursuit of big game fish and Mclean was no exception. This passion led him to Florida’s south-east coast where, when not fishing the Florida and Bahamian waters, He attended Florida Atlantic University and received a BBA in marketing as well as earning a USCG masters license. After college McLean developed a unique and refreshing, not to mention highly effective approach to sales while working in the commercial and residential construction industry. An opportunity to utilize his passion, skills and education presented itself in 2009 and McLean has been helping people buy and sell boats ever since.