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Rudy Heinatz, Fulfilling a Dream With Marker Nine

Rudy Heinatz, Fulfilling a Dream With Marker Nine

Driving across the big bridge rolling onto the Outer Banks islands of North Carolina. Smelling the salty sea air while crawling through Sarah Creek along the Chesapeake Bay. Watching a young lad smile and listening to him squeal as he jumps off the top of a boat (which had to be at least 15 feet up) and into the crystal clear turquoise waters of Grace Bay off of the Turks and Caicos Islands.


Meet Mike Silberhorn - ahem, Dick McKee - Creative Awesomeness of Marker Nine

Meet Mike Silberhorn - ahem, Dick McKee - Creative Awesomeness of Marker Nine

If you ask Mike Silberhorn (ahem…that’s Dick McKee to those of you who know him best), he’ll tell you straight: the perfect day starts with easing through Sarah’s Creek on his boat with his feet kicked up, Natty Light in hand (wrapped in a Marker Nine coozie, of course) and wife and three kiddos by his side.

And that’s exactly what Marker Nine is all about…family, laid back, coastal living.

Although born in Radford, VA, Mike was raised in Gloucester, VA, birthplace of Marker Nine the company and the Channel Marker Nine that inspired it all.

His Dad – Dr....