Brent Parker, president of Freedom Boat Club of Virginia, located at Belmont Bay, 557 Harbor Side St., Woodbridge, has been named to Boating Industry magazine’s “40 under 40.”
Parker’s grandfather started the Parker Boat Co., a retail boat dealership, in 1927 and the dealership was in the family until 2013.
Brent Parker began work at the dealership by detailing boats and learned to boat on an old 14-foot Alumacraft with a 9.9 horsepower Mercury outboard. Parker received his accounting education from BYU and is the father of two girls.
“The most influential person in my career is my dad,” Parker told the magazine. “His examples of hard work, leadership, and integrity have provided the best education anyone could receive.”