Meet Our Sales Team

Peggy headshot 08.28.2015Peggy Bodenreider
West Coast Regional Sales Manager

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Newport Beach, CA

For the past 30 years Peggy has held various positions in the recreational lending industry. Her career began with Horizon Credit Corp in Fort Lauderdale, moving to CA with the company in 1986. Peggy joined Ganis Corporation in 1988 to develop the direct marine lending business for the company.  Over the next several years, she opened yacht loan production offices in 10 major yachting centers in the US. The company was sold several times and Peggy remained with the firm while it was Deutsche Financial Services, E*TRADE Financial, and GE Money. Her responsibilities included sales management and business development for the marine and RV business, working with retailers and manufacturers to develop specialized retail finance programs. Peggy joined the Sterling Acceptance sales team in 2010 and represents the company as West Coast Regional Sales Manager.

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  Shana White
Regional Sales Manager - VA, NC, SC
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  Virginia Beach, VA

 With a diverse and extensive background in recreational finance, Shana is a great addition to our growing team. Shana grew up in Thousand Islands, NY racing sailboats with her father and as a teenager was a lifeguard and swim instructor at her local yacht club. These experiences gave Shana a lifelong passion for boating and the boating industry. After completing college, Shana moved to Virginia Beach, VA where she co-founded Marine Concepts Yacht Sales. Her time there gave her an inside look at the brokerage business as well as marketing, boat shows, loan closings, and everything in between. Moreover, Shana also offers boat insurance through Global Marine Insurance Agency.

Having worked in nearly every aspect of the boating industry, Shana is a huge asset to the Sterling team and we are excited to have her aboard as our regional sales manager for VA, NC and SC! When not finding the best deal possible for her customers, Shana enjoys RV'ing, camping, and boating with her two beautiful children.

kirsten2Kirsten Klein
 Office Assistant (VA Beach Office)
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 Virginia Beach, VA

Born in Keflavik, Iceland, but a native of Virginia Beach since 2nd grade, Kirsten has had the love of the water and the outdoors from birth. Living in that area, her childhood consisted of daily beach trips and weekends spent camping with her family. These past times spurred her passion for campfires & exploring, which still continues to this day. Her background is in customer service & office management, so her job is the perfect mix of her skills and passion! She hopes to learn and widen her knowledge in the financial field and help customers make new memories with their new boat or RV.

When not in the office, Kirsten enjoys activities with her son, soccer, running, local festivals, or just about anything else outdoors – she is always “on the go!” When she finds time for a little R&R, Kirsten can be found curling up to a good book or movie.

 Our Corporate Headquarters Staff

Karenheadshot2013  Karen Trostle
Owner / President
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  Annapolis, MD
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Karen has been a Maryland local her whole life, being raised on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. She has been fortunate enough to enjoy the boating lifestyle from a young age and continues to be an avid boater.

  Karen began working at Maryland National in 1973 and eventually worked her way up the corporate ladder to become Vice President in charge of the Marine lending sales division.  She has a degree from the University of Virginia’s Graduate School of Retail bank Management.
In 1987, Karen decided to branch out and start a marine loan origination company, Sterling Acceptance Corporation. Celebrating more than 27 years in business, Sterling Acceptance has four loan production offices around the country.

Karen Trostle is the current Past President of the National Marine Bankers Association; serving as President from 2010 to 2012, and has been on the Board of Directors since 2005. She boasts 40 plus years of marine direct, indirect, and floor plan banking experience. Aside from volunteering for many charities and non-profit organizations, Karen enjoys biking, health and fitness, and spending time on the boat with her husband and dogs.


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  Owner / Vice President
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apolis, MD
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Dave’s interest in boating started when he was 12 years old, when his parents bought their wooden 27’ Chris Craft. He learned to navigate the Chesapeake Bay with nothing more than a paper chart, a set of parallel rulers and a compass. In the mid 80’s career opportunities brought him to the Washington DC area in the home entertainment industry. While working, he was approached with an opportunity to be the new sales manager at an Annapolis, MD yacht dealership. He took the opportunity to get in on the ground floor and build a business, which it certainly turned out to be. He obtained the Trojan Yacht franchise, which was on a strong growth path. Their International Se
ries yachts set the standard for the euro style vessels which are so common today. Within a few years they had become the second largest dealer in the country and he was awarded salesperson of the year twice during that time.

The opportunity to come to Sterling Acceptance Corporation came along in the 90’s and was a perfect blend of utilizing his business skills, boating background and industry knowledge, to continue working in an industry he so much enjoyed. Along the way, he obtained his yacht insurance license, currently representing GlobalMarine Insurance, in addition to his responsibilities at Sterling Acceptance.

He and his wife Karen are actively involved in boating, spending as much time as possible on their Post 50 during the course of the boating season. They have made many friends on the water along the way, with it being rare that they do not run into someone that financed their boat with them. They have also visited many of the top RV destinations around the country- from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park in Maine to the Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Bryce & Zion Canyons in Utah to the Grand Canyon in Arizona, just to name a few.

“I must say that, I am one of those people that truly do enjoy coming to work and helping people realize a dream they have of owning that boat or RV they always wanted.”

 RachHeadshot  Rachael Murphy
  Assistant Vice President
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  Annapolis, MD
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Rachael was born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Being on the water is second nature to her, and she has been lucky enough to have grown up in the wonderful boating community. Starting in her junior year of high school, Rachael enrolled at the local community college taking pre-requisite finance classes and working at BankAnnapolis. After graduation, she continued working for BankAnnapolis, quickly taking on the head teller and new accounts role. She jumped at a great opportunity to work for NASA Federal Credit Union handling loans and new accounts where her passion for lending and underwriting began to form.

In her spare time, she enjoys quality time with family, distance running, & weekends filled with most all recreational vehicle activities. Car shows, camping, motorcycle rides, and boat trips are just some of her favorites.

Heather headshot Jan 2015Heather Cavey
Marketing Director / Operations Manager
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Heather has lived on the Eastern Shore of Maryland her whole life. She was raised in a family of boaters and has spent much of her life fishing, crabbing, or just cruising on the Chesapeake Bay. Many of her weekends are spent in the outdoors camping with her family and friends. Her family has never gone without an RV or a boat in their driveway, and they have both been sources of many adventures and unforgettable memories.

Heather is currently working on her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Management at University of Maryland University College. She began working for Sterling Acceptance Corporation in January of 2014 at our corporate headquarters in Annapolis. When she’s not studying or working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, camping, boating, and shopping.

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Documentation Specialist

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Rachel was born & raised in the charming farmlands of Davidsonville, Maryland. After high school she enrolled at Anne Arundel Community College, where she studied business & office administration. Rachel held a 7 year position at Anne Arundel Medical Center where she was able to gain valuable experience in customer relations, advanced office workings, & sophisticated information systems. Her experience & optimistic personality make her a fitting addition to our administrative team at the Sterling Acceptance headquarters.

In her spare time, Rachel enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting & boating, while also spending quality time with family & friends.

Jessica headshot 6.29.16 Jessica Corcelius
  Administrative Assistant
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Jessica was born & raised in Southern California. She has since had the great opportunity to live in Hawaii, Florida, and Washington before grounding her roots in Maryland. She comes to us with a background in customer service and event coordination, having worked in yacht clubs, restaurants, and bars. Her cordial personality and responsible manner make her a great asset on the Sterling team!

She is currently studying Environmental Management at University of Maryland University College. In addition to traveling the United States, Jessica enjoys camping, hiking, gardening and time with family. She began working at our corporate headquarters in Annapolis, MD in March 2016.

Helen headshot smallHelen Wimpee
Closing Coordinator
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Helen was born and raised on the Chesapeake Bay and grew up boating, fishing, and camping while making lots of family memories. She started in the marine industry in the early 1980’s with Essex Credit Corp/Bank of the West and continued her career in the Marine/RV industry with other financial institutions. She has an abundance of knowledge of all aspects of the recreational lending regulations; from credit reports to funding both marine and RV loans. To list a few of her skills, Helen has managed employees, handed sales calls, ran daily operations of the business, worked boat shows, and dealt with Coast Guard documentation and state title work. She knows how to get the job done from start to finish!

            Helen is well known in the marine/RV banking industry for her expertise in loan documentation and giving top quality service. She enjoys working with both buyers and sellers to ensure a smooth transaction for all parties involved. Nothing is better for her than helping our clients’ dreams come true so they can create their own family memories on both land and water! In her spare time, Helen enjoys boating, motorcycle riding, and taking walks.