Beach n Boat Fishing Tournament



MDY_HeadShotCaptain Mike Young

Tournament Director

Captain Mike Young is a successful entrepreneur and avid inshore and offshore fisherman. His business, Activit!es, Event Specialists, is a leader in the design, management and production of special events for a wide range of business, entertainment, sports and government clients. He is personally responsible for the overall performance of the business and its strategic direction.

Mike’s pleasure is fishing, a sport he enjoys year round from the sandy shores of New Jersey to the blue waters off Costa Rica and Guatemala. He served as Tournament Director for Beach Haven Marlin & Tuna Club’s White Marlin Invitational where his team’s efforts resulted in a 30% increase in participation and a 200% increase in net profit.

Young’s passion for fishing, combined with his lust for life and history in the hospitality and marketing businesses, uniquely positions him as the perfect Director to navigate the Jersey Shore Beach N Boat Fishing Tournament to a successful destination for all involved. Captain Mike’s complete bio and credentials are available upon request.



Angler Mike Cerelli

Assistant Director

Mike Cerelli is a successful businessman and an avid outdoorsman. Mike has been involved with the event marketing industry for over 20 years. Whether pursuing his interest of fishing or directing a staged production, Mike’s drive and direction make things happen.

BIG Events, LLC, Cerelli’s event company is aptly named as everything he does is BIG and successful.  His most recent venture, Cerelli Enterprises, Inc., provides creative, aggressive and effective sales, marketing and promotional techniques for diverse group of clients. No matter what he does, Mike enjoys being on the “front lines” and employs a hands-on approach to getting the job done. This makes him the ideal first mate for the Jersey Shore Beach N Boat Fishing Tournament. Angler Mike’s complete bio and credentials are available upon request.

Advisory Board

Gary Caputi, Outdoor Communicator, iFish Marketing & Photography
Robert Donat, Vice President Sales Awlgrip/Interlux
Jim Donofrio, Executive Director, Recreational Fishing Alliance
Tom Dugan, President, Safety Bus
Walter Johnson III, Chairman, Johnson + Towers, Inc., Vice President II, Marine Trades Assoc. of NJ
Gary Musich, Vice President Convention Development, Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority
Margaret O’Brien, Owner, Jingles Bait and Tackle
Captain Brian Schneider, Owner, Wahoo Internet Marketing