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Carolyn Norton-Schmalenberger
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Carolyn Norton Schmalenberger

Co-Owner, President & Secretary Norton Yacht Sales
Carolyn Norton Schmalenberger grew up on the Norton Marina property on Broad Creek in Deltaville surrounded by the family business of boat building, boat service, and boat sales. Carolyn attended Appalachian State University in Boone, NC and obtained a BS in Special Education K-12. After college, Carolyn and husband, Ken moved to Deltaville in 1983 to work in the family boat business in Yacht Sales. Carolyn and Ken purchased the business in 1995. When not at work, Carolyn’s hobbies include snow skiing, music, reading, and sailing.  Carolyn is a 2009 graduate of the U of R Robins School of Business, Mini Executive MBA Program.

  • Recipient of Darlene Briggs Award for Excellence among Women in the Marine Industry in 1999.
  • Recipient of numerous Top Sales Awards for Hunter Marine consistently over the past 20 years
  • Recipient for Norton Yachts #1 in Sales Award for Hunter Marine Worldwide in 2004; Marlow Hunter 2013 Dealer of the Year
  • Board Member of Deltaville Community Association, various offices including President
  • Founding Board Member of Middlesex Family YMCA and Chair 2004-2005
  • Recipient of the Peninsula Metro YMCA Strong Communities Award- Middlesex Family YMCA 2004
  • 2008 YMCA Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Past Regional Advisory Board Member of EVB Bank
  • Co-Chair of the Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup Regatta 2004-2014; Committee 2000-2014
  • V.P. and Chair of Board Development for the VA Chapter Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Board of Trustees- 2009/2011; Board Development 2012, 2103
  • Dr. Younghoon Kee’s Leukemia Research Grant named in Carolyn’s honor in 2008.
  • Board Member VA Association of Marine Industries 2010
  • Recipient of 2009 National Chairman’s Citation Award from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by Gary Jobson, May 6, 2010
  • Recipient of 2011 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Board of Trustees Award
  • Board of Management Middlesex Family YMCA 2012/2013/2014
  • 2010/11 VA Marine Trades Association , Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2011/12 VA Marine Trades Association, President
  • Chair of Inaugural Deltaville Seafood Festival 2014/Co-Chair 2015
  • River Counties Community Foundation – Board Member 2014/2015/2016/2017
  • Middlesex County Virginia Chamber of Commerce 2016/17 VP

Vice President

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Ken Schmalenberger

Co-Owner, VP & Treasurer of Norton Yacht Sales
Ken Schmalenberger’s love of boats began on Medford Lake, NJ where he spent his childhood. At the start of his teen years, Ken’s family moved to Charlotte and Greensboro, NC where Ken graduated from Grimsley High. From there, Ken attended Appalachian State University and graduated with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. In 1983, Ken moved to Deltaville, VA to begin a career in yacht sales with Norton’s Marina, wife Carolyn’s family business. Ken’s work included experience with all aspects of marine service and management, and led to co-ownership of Norton’s in 1995. In addition to Ken’s 27 years in the marine industry, Ken coached Youth Softball, started the Deltaville Swim Team in 1990 and was Head Coach for 8 years, coached Youth Basketball and Softball, is a founding Board Member of Middlesex Family YMCA, serves as Zoar Church Treasurer, and is a member of the Bank of Lancaster Advisory Board. In October of 2000, Ken was awarded a US Coast Guard Public Service Commendation for a successful rescue of a boater and his young son during a ferocious Nor’easter on the Chesapeake Bay. Ken’s hobbies include sailing, snow skiing, and golf.

  • Recipient of US Coast Guard Public Service Commendation for Successful Rescue of boater and son, October 2000
  • Treasurer Zoar Church
  • Started Deltaville “Sharks” Swim Team in 1990; Head Coach for 8 years
  • Middlesex County Youth Basketball and Softball Coach
  • Hunter Marine Sales Award Recipient – multiple years
  • Member of Bank of Lancaster Advisory Board
  • Founding Board Member of Middlesex Family YMCA 2004
  • Chair of Board Development Middlesex County YMCA


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Mike Lynch

 Yacht Broker
Mike Lynch has been a broker with NYS for 15 years, joining the company in 2001. He has spent the majority of his professional life in the sales industry, including stints in corporate banking, insurance, and financial services. He received his BSBA in finance from the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University; Masters in Banking from University of Virginia, and his MBA from Radford University.

Accomplishments while at Norton Yachts:

  • Top Ten Hunter Sales, Worldwide 2002, 2003
  • Top 5 Hunter Sales, Worldwide 2004
  • Top Hunter Salesperson Worldwide 2005, 2006, 2007


Office Administrator

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Lynn White

Office Administrator

Norton’s Sailboat Charter & Sailing School Coordinator

Lynn relocated to the area in 2012 from Bentonville, Arkansas. She was born and raised in Laurens, South Carolina and moved to Atlanta, Georgia where she studied business and management. After completing her studies, she returned to South Carolina and began working in the field of Logistics and Distribution. She has over 20 years of administration, procedural compliance, auditing and human resource experience.

She loves horseback riding, spending time with her family, kayaking, fishing and boating. She has had 11 different relocations during her lifetime, but finally calls this one “home”.

Marine Service Center

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Ian Pearce

 Marine Service Center Manager

Ian obtained his undergraduate degree from Cambridge College of Arts and Technology in Cambridge, England. Following a four year apprenticeship along with technical college, he was awarded the National Certificate in Engineering from the Business and Technical Education Council. Ian obtained a Certificate in Yacht and Small Craft Surveying from Chapman School of Seamanship, in Stuart, Florida. Ian also earned the ABYC Standards Accreditation Certificate and the ABYC Marine Electrical Technician Certification. Ian achieved Journeyman status in Electrical Studies and continues to further his education in the marine industry. In addition to his marine electrical studies, Ian is a Yanmar Technician, a certified Fischer Panda Generator technician, a certified Northern Lights technician, and a Lugger Diesel technician. Ian has spent decades around boats working and was General Manager of Horn Harbor Marina in Port Haywood, VA.  Ian makes his home in Saluda, VA and enjoys spending time with his wife and their three young children.


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Janice Clark

Customer Service Coordinator, Raymarine Electronics Specialist

Janice relocated from Chesterfield, VA to the Chesapeake Bay area in 1980. She has enjoyed working the last 20 years in the marine trade industry and the past 16 years in the field of marine electronics. Her expertise includes inventory control, purchasing, sales, and customer service. Janice has served as a board member for National Marine Electronics Association and Tidewater Marine Trades Association. Her personal interests are gardening and kayak fishing on the Piankatank River where she and her husband live.