Philip DePalo is a local business owner and water enthusiast. He operates Eastern Marine Services and Eastern Watersports. Eastern Marine Services is a marine construction company performing commercial dive work in the State of Maryland. Eastern Watersports has multiple locations throughout Baltimore County and the State providing watersports rentals, summer camps, beach parties, jet ski rentals, and more.
As a resident of Middle River and Bowley's Quarters, Philip is actively involved in improving our waterways for all of Baltimore County. He is passionate about the changes being made to our surrounding areas and how they might impact the area. He strongly advocates for the clean up of Back River and stays involved in the Marine Trades Association as a Business Member. The DePalo family has strong roots in the area. Philip's late father Tony and grandfather Nick owned DePalo & Sons, Inc. DePalo & Sons, started in 1978, was a bar, restaurant, and foodservice dealer providing equipment and supplies to the area's hospitality industry.
Philip holds a Doctoral of Science Degree and certification as a Project Management Professional working as a subject matter expert in Healthcare IT for a non profit organization, HIMSS.
Philip has been involved for over 20 years in the Baltimore County Volunteer Fire Department since he was 18 years old and still holds a Paramedic license in the State of Maryland.
He has always been a bit of a renaissance man, both figuratively and literally. Philip used to perform at the Maryland Renaissance Festival as a juggler, sword swallower, and fire eater when he was younger. He is a licensed pilot, sky diver, scuba instructor, holds multiple fire fighting certifications including Fire Officer III, Rescue Specialist, Swiftwater Rescue, Public Safety Dive Instructor, and more. He has certifications as a pool operator, ServSafe® food protection manager. There is little he hasn't done and always looks to add more challenges.
Having attended Loyola Middle and High School, he embodies Jesuit education where St. Ignatius taught what it means to be a "Man for Others." He believes everyone in Baltimore County should have a voice and be heard.
In the words of St. Ignatius to St. Xavier, Philip will “Go forth and set the world on fire.”