I started my career in the marine industry in 2001 as office manager-turned-broker for a local brokerage/new boat dealer. This is where my passion for the boating industry was born. After 7 years, I took a hiatus from the marine industry and found work at a local bank where I spearheaded the revamping of their boat loan program and became Assistant Manager and Boat Loan Specialist.
I returned to the boating industry in early 2017 with employment at Annapolis Yacht Sales as office manager where, among other things, I handled new boat and brokerage boat closings at the Deltaville location.
In July 2020, I joined YaZu Yachting as the office manager. I am passionate about the marine industry and keeping our customers happy. I have lived in Deltaville since 1997 and have been married to local resident, Billy Dickerson since 1995. We have 2 children: our elder son is serving in the Navy and my younger son is studying at Virginia Tech. I am an active board member of the Deltaville Community Association and volunteers as the Treasurer. In my free time, I enjoy long Jeep rides with my 2 pups, Zeus and Nukka.
“Rachel’s outgoing personality, helpfulness, and friendly demeanor are the perfect welcome to YaZu Yachting.”
In October of ‘89 I married my wife and soulmate Connie. We have a daughter Nicole and a son Robert.
We discovered boating and the Chesapeake Bay in the mid nineties and by ‘99 we would relocate to Mathews County on Gwynn’s island where we still reside. Boating quickly became a huge part of our lives. After twenty or so power boats our latest purchase was a 14 foot wooden “yacht” named Freedom, for our four grandchildren.
Christopher, the oldest at eight years old, has become the youngest captain in the family. There’s nothing we enjoy more than messing about on boats.
On a whim, I recently agreed to help sell a dear friend’s motor yacht. I met Jon Hutchings while showing the boat and shortly after, he approached me about becoming part of the YaZu Yachting team.
I look forward to building new relationships in this new chapter of my life.
I grew up on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Gloucester, VA. The water has always been home, and boating has always been a joy that brings me peace and calm. I moved away for college and to build a career in Richmond, VA but stayed connected to the Bay, discovered sailing as a hobby shortly after graduating from college. I have been active in sailing and racing boats large and small for nearly two decades, including one-design club racing, offshore racing, and distance ocean races in a variety of vessels.