Darby Campbell started his career in building construction then expanded into development. His company’s sizable portfolio of projects is diverse, encompassing everything from marinas and real estate to hotels, restaurants, entertainment venues, RV resorts, and retail.
Through his marina company, Sun Life Marinas, Campbell has developed successful marinas with restaurants and waterfront entertainment in the Southeast, Northeast, and Midwest.
Darby also developed The Island, an entertainment complex in Pigeon Forge, and recently acquired the entertainment complex at Lanier Islands, north of Atlanta, GA. The lakefront entertainment destination includes a water park, restaurants and bars, campgrounds, marinas, and docks that have been refreshed and rebranded. Plans are underway for future development to maximize the potential of the property.
Whether he is converting and renovating buildings to serve a higher purpose, maximizing the potential of undeveloped land, or developing waterfront projects and marinas, Darby Campbell is a thoughtful steward of the resources entrusted to him. He is committed to protecting the environment and waterways, developing projects that enhance their immediate surroundings and are a source of pride for all stakeholders.
Dave Signs is the Chief Operations Officer of Sun Life Marinas, and has nearly two decades experience in the Marina and Hospitality business. He has been with Sun Life since its inception and is a Nashville TN resident. Dave brings years of knowledge in operating, developing, rebuilding, re-culturing, and managing recreational properties on the waters of Chesapeake Bay, the Great Lakes, and numerous fresh water lakes in the mid-south. He also previously served on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee- Kentucky Marina Association, the legislative advisory committee for the Association of Marine Industries, and is the past President of the Tennessee Marina Association.
Dave has years of customer service, logistics management, and business management experience.