The Morro Bay Harbor Department
Our Harbor Department is a service-oriented organization providing boater assistance, emergency response, code enforcement, and facilities maintenance for the waterfront and the waters of Morro Bay. For more information about our Harbor Department, click the button below. For a snapshot of the Department staff, scroll down:
Eric Endersby came from the airline industry to the Harbor Department as a part-time Reserve Harbor Patrol Officer in 1993. He was chosen to be the Chief Harbor Patrol Officer in 1996, promoted to Harbor Operations Manager in 2007, and finally to Harbor Director in 2012 where he currently serves. Eric is a 30-year county resident, having come to Cal Poly in the mid 1980’s and never leaving. His wife of 19 years, Eliane, and their two children, Tess (15) and Owen (10), reside in Cayucos and partake in all things ocean, the outdoors and 4-wheel drive camping in remote areas.
Becka Kelly joined the Harbor Department in 2000 after a 6 year stint working on different boats as a marine biologist and commercial fishing in Morro Bay, Santa Cruz, Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico and Australia. She has worked her way up the ladder from Reserve Harbor Patrol Officer and Junior Lifeguard Coordinator to Harbor Patrol Supervisor. Becka’s love of the ocean, outdoors and helping people in the community she grew up in, makes this the perfect place to work. She is also lucky to work alongside her husband, Mike, a Firefighter for Morro Bay Fire and while raising their children in this beautiful area.
Lori Stilts was first recruited by the Morro Bay Police Department in 2007, after spending a few years having a couple kids. Ready to get back to work and have adult conversation, Lori worked part-time as the Property and Evidence Technician for PD. Shortly thereafter and desiring more hours, she took on a second part-time position in the Water Billing Department at City Hall. It could be said that the Harbor Department stole Lori from PD and City Hall offering her more opportunity, or at least one full time job. Now working as the Harbor Department’s Business Coordinator, Lori’s main responsibly is to help the Harbor Director get through his day and on schedule. When not working for the City, Lori is a Team Member with The San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Search and Rescue and drives her kids around to an abundance of 4H and sporting events.
Jeremiah Jacobs spent many of his early years as a lifeguard for various agencies around the county honing his nonexistent paddle board skills and futilely working on a base tan. He gained some recognition as a sprinter for Cuesta aquatics and is a graduate of the Allan Hancock Fire Academy. Since joining the ranks of the Harbor Department, Jeremiah has proven his dedication by attempting to fix things he has no business touching and inflicting coworkers with his dry, sarcastic humor. Jeremiah considers himself extremely fortunate to be trusted in his role as Harbor Patrol Officer and is proud to serve the community of Morro Bay.
Dana Stein has worked for the Harbor Patrol since age 16. He grew up in Los Osos fishing on the bay and always being in and around the water and boats. He is an avid mountain biker in his off time and competes in bike races around the area. The worse the conditions get outside the more he likes it.
Scott Mather is proud to be a member of the Harbor Department team since 1996. From running party fishing boats in Morro Bay, Crew Boats in the Gulf of Mexico, Oil Pollution Response Vessels along California’s coast, to working tugs in San Francisco for Exxon Shipping, Mather brings a tremendous amount of experience to our organization. He consistently executes his duties in a professional and courteous manner. “I really enjoy helping the public with their boating needs and want them all to have a safe and rewarding experience” says Scott.
Marcos has had an intimate relationship with the waters of the Central Coast almost as long as he can remember. Surfing, kayaking, fishing, and just frolicking in and on the ocean, have influenced his path in life to bring him to the Morro Bay Harbor Department. His job choices have all revolved around water, including a fourteen year stint as a custom bodyboard shaper, two years as a kayak guide out of the State Park Marina, and two and a half years as a kayak guide in the Seattle area.
Mathew Horn is a Reserve Harbor Patrol Officer for the City of Morro Bay. He also holds a USCG License as an Able Bodied Seaman. Mat went to MBHS and attended Clatsop Maritime Community College in Astoria Oregon to kick off his maritime career. Mat takes great passion in protecting and serving his community and tourist/ transient cruisers who use our waterfront and bay. As he looks to his future, Mat wishes to continue working for the Harbor Department, keep living the dream and staying stoked on the water.
Tim Cowan grew up in Morro Bay, working in the local surf community for 25 years and enjoying all the ocean water sports our area offers. Tim feels very fortunate and blessed to work with MBHP as a reserve officer since 2000, run a local business, Pizza Port, and raise a family here.
Patrick Leonard was born in Santa Cruz and grew up in Moss Landing. He has enjoyed surfing and boating from a young age. Patrick also works for Cal Fire as a Firefighter. When not at work, Patrick can be found playing in the water at the Rock.
Dave Muff enjoys surfing, fishing and diving. His experiences range from racing dinghies to performing white water rescue, from guiding ocean kayak and fishing excursions to piloting power yachts used for burials at sea. In addition to serving on the harbor patrol reserve, Dave teaches literature at a local high school.
Charlee Lowe grew up in the San Joaquin Valley, in a small farming community. She moved to Morro Bay in the summer of 2003 with her husband, Jared. In her twenties, she worked for R. J. Baldwin OD and Tiffany Smart OD as an Optometric Assistant for 9 years. She has worked for the City of Morro Bay as the Utility Clerk since December 2013. Recently, Charlee shifted positions in December 2016 and is currently an Administrative Technician for the Harbor Department. Charlee, Jared and 2 sons live in Morro Bay. They enjoy hiking, fishing, hunting, and camping.
Adam grew up in San Diego where he discovered his love for the ocean through surfing. He moved to the Central Coast in 2012 when he began school at Cal Poly, and in 2015 he became a Lifeguard for the Morro Bay Harbor Department. Adam has since then become a Reserve with Morro Bay Fire Department and now Morro Bay Harbor Patrol. His passion for service and the outdoors motivates his endeavors. Adam strives for a positive impact in the community and hopes to always pursue adventure in and near the water.
Before Roger Allen started working for the Morro Bay Harbor Department, he spent 36 years with Southern California Edison Company. Now he has put in 8 wonderful years working in Morro Bay. Roger really enjoys working on the Embarcadero and boardwalk because he gets to meet so many wonderful and interesting people. He admits it is the best job he has ever had.
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Morro Bay is a popular destination to view wildlife in their natural habitat. One such attraction is the City’s Floating Dock in the anchorage area (built in 1985) which is often completely submerged by the weight of numerous California Sea Lions. The dock,...
(from the left: Karen Sweeny, Sports Supervisor / Becka Kelly, Harbor Dept. / Bill Luffee, Friends of the MBHD / Kirk Carmichael, Recreation Services Manager) Friends of the Morro Bay Harbor Department recently had the incredible honor of writing a check to the...
The City of Morro Bay is now taking applications for the 2017 Summer Season Beach LifeGuards! Beach Lifeguards patrol the beach and ocean areas for the protection and safety of the public; respond to beach and ocean emergencies; monitor beach and ocean conditions;...
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