Meet Zach Wait

Zack Wait at the fuel dock

If you’ve called Atlantic Marine in the past two years, there’s a good chance his is the voice who greeted you.  We’ve been lucky enough to call Zach Wait our Dock House Attendant, so we sat down with him to learn more about what makes him the great guy he is.

Name: Zach Wait

Title: Dock House Attendant

Hometown: Durham, NC

Tell us about yourself:
I grew up in Durham, where I attended Durham Jordan High School and was an avid baseball player. Following High School, I studied distribution and logistics at East Carolina University. However, after three years I found myself back and working in Durham in the distribution field, which I really enjoyed!

Why Wilmington?
The Wilmington Fire Department. They were accepting applications and I knew I wanted to make a career change but after being accepted I knew this was something I didn’t wish to pursue further. A friend of mine told me to go to Atlantic Marine and apply for a job, and I started two days later. I didn’t know the first thing about boats, but I was willing to learn.

What do you like most about your job?
Every morning when I wake up, I look forward to working with the Atlantic Marine team and interacting with our customers. Being able to build relationships and get to know the families who come in regularly, along with their dogs, is what makes my day!

On your days off, what can we find you doing?
On a Saturday afternoon you might find me doing yard work or painting, or watching a UNC game. In the summer I play on a men’s senior baseball league and have been on the team since I moved to Wilmington.

If you could meet and talk with anyone who would it be?
If I could spend time with anyone it would be my Dad when he was my age now. I’d like to pick his brain and just talk about life. That would be really cool.

How would your friends describe you?
My friends would describe me as a huge goofball, but someone who is very thoughtful and easy to talk to – unless you don’t laugh at my jokes.