Meet the experts that make MarkSetBot possible
Kevin is the founder and designer of the MarkSetBot. He built the first prototype in 2014 and now spends his time working on the latest and greatest developments while leading our team. Kevin has more than 20 years of experience leading successful software development teams. Kevin is an avid sailor and especially enjoys racing his Lightning “313” with his brother, Matt and wife, Marcie.
Marcie has been a part of the MarkSetBot team since its inception and has provided invaluable creative insight to our processes. She is the mastermind behind “There’s a Botter Way” and nearly all of our graphics. On the water, Marcie can be found most often as a Lightning forward crew. Additionally, she is the commodore of the Michigan District of the Lightning Class.
Jim has worked on the MarkSetBot for years and is a vital part of both our manufacturing and development sectors. Our Bots are assembled individually and Jim takes on a huge role in this process. Jim has worked for more than 20 years designing and prototyping new features in the automotive industry. Jim is active in J70, Lightning, and VX One racing circuits.
Marketing & Customer Service
Doug joined the MarkSetBot team in 2018 after leading social media and marketing efforts for the International Lightning Class. Doug majored in Finance and Statistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also is an accomplished sailor having won US Sailing’s Sears Cup and many Lightning regattas in his home waters of Sheboygan, WI and beyond.
Nic joined MarkSetBot in 2019 in a sales position. He now focuses on business and marketing strategy. Nic attended Yale University as a Political Science and History major, and led the Yale Sailing Team to multiple national titles. Notably, he was named the ICSA College Sailor of the Year. Nic travels around the world competing on many different One Design boats.
Research & Design
Fin joined the MarkSetBot team in 2019, after studying Computer Science at Boston College. Focusing primarily on feature development, Fin has helped roll out new GPS protocols and has been involved in other R&D initiatives. Fin has been active in the 420, FJ and Laser classes and now is enjoying racing Lightnings.
Ryan joined MarkSetBot in 2020. He has a diverse background in marine sales, leasing and operations, as well as the finance industry. Ryan also understands the ins and outs of sailboat manufacturing. Ryan is an avid One-Design racer with multiple National Championships. He currently races his recently restored 1959 Thistle “Dancing Squirrel”.
Luke focuses on MarkSetBot worldwide distribution networks. Born in London, Luke now lives in Northern Michigan with his wife. Luke has a background in F18 sailing and offshore racing and now, primarily sails Melges 24s. Recently, Luke sailed across the Atlantic and back and has plans to sail from Michigan through the NW passage, down to Antarctica and back.