J. Mills has been actively engaged in the recreational and commercial marine industry for more than 20 years as a manager, consultant, contractor and supplier, including the planning, design and project management of more than $60 million in marina and boatyard renovations. In 1998, Mills joined Westrec Marinas as Northern California regional manager and vice president, directing the operations and development of six inland and coastal marinas. In 2004, he became the general manager of the California Recreation Company and oversaw the operations and capital improvements of five Newport Beach Harbor and San Francisco Bay marinas. Mills later acquired his California Class A General Engineering contractor’s license and started a consulting and marine construction company, Marina Business Associates/Pacific Dockmasters Inc. In 2011, he started the Twin Lakes Management Company, and, as its COO, directed all of the marina, boatyard and parks and recreation operations on Lakes McClure and McSwain. He joined Meeco Sullivan/Wahoo Docks in 2016 as a western region sales manager. Mills is a published author and has contributed numerous articles to Marina Dock Age and other industry publications, as well as presented at the Marine Recreation Association and California Association of Harbormasters and Port Captains trade conferences.