Greta Sommers is the Director of Service Operations at Haven Harbour Marina Resorts in Rock Hall, MD.
What brought you to this marina?
I worked as the dockmaster at Haven Harbour Marina from 2005 to 2007. I left for almost a decade to pursue an opportunity to manage the marina right next door (Osprey Point), and from there I took a service manager position at Georgetown Yacht Basin. I am really glad that I had those opportunities, because it ultimately led me back to Haven Harbour to help grow the business. It truly was the people that work there, the well-kept facility and great reputation that brought me back.
Describe your first memory on a boat.
My good friend John and I would launch my parents’ 11-foot Snark sailboat and attempt to sail it in the shallow waters of our neighborhood pond.
If you could spend a day on the water with anyone in the world, whom would you choose?
I know this may sound cheesy, but my father. We occasionally go out for an hour or two, but a full day would be a real treat. He is my best friend and a wonderful man.
Where do you like to send people for an authentic dining experience when they arrive at your marina for the first time?
My first choice would be our on-site bar and grill Passages if it were a Friday through Sunday. They have a wide variety of drinks and local favorites. The cheeseburger and Carmen sandwich are to die for.
What is the number one attraction that everyone should do or see in Rock Hall?
Everyone must visit the Haven Harbour South facility and Admirals Club Café. The grounds and buildings have gone through a major transformation over the last two years. The dock replacement is nearing the final planning stages.
All docks will be floating in the near future. Bring your sunblock, hat and a book to enjoy the extensive Caribbean-style beach.
If you won a trip of your choice to anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I really want to explore the shores of Greece. It has the best of both worlds: water and mountains. The scenery looks breathtaking.
If you didn’t work at a marina, what would be your dream job?
I would own my own construction/home remodeling company. My father is a retired contractor, so I grew up on his construction sites. I love to see the different stages of the process, especially the end result.
Describe yourself in three words.
Caring, hardworking and fearless.
What is your favorite nautical movie or book?
The Titanic, of course.
What makes Haven Harbour Resort special or different than other marinas?
The people who work there and the willingness of the owners to invest back into the property to maximize the customers’ experience.