Harbor Springs

Ward Walstrom - CEO

Ward Walstrom

CEO
Phone: 231-526-2141
Tom Ervin - President

Tom Ervin

President
Phone: 847-727-3258
Tom Ervin started working for Walstrom Marine in 2016 as General Manager before earning his title as President. Although he is relatively new to our team, he has over 25 years of experience in the Marine industry. Tom is originally from Ohio where he fell in love with boating on Lake Erie. Tom and his lovely wife Lisa now reside in Harbor Springs. Tom has a strong sales and business sense and is a great addition to our team.
Joel Shoemaker - General Manager

Joel Shoemaker

General Manager
Phone: 231-690-9316
Joel was originally hired in the summer of 2014 as Dockmaster. His wealth of knowledge in the boating industry and emphasis on customers first has been very evident. He was promoted to General Manager in the the fall of 2017.
Lisa Hebb - Executive Administrative Assistant

Lisa Hebb

Executive Administrative Assistant
Phone: 231-526-2141
Dwayne Stone - Sales Manager

Dwayne Stone

Sales Manager
Phone: 847-757-8582
Dwayne hails from the Catawba Island & Marblehead, Ohio area, and has been involved in boating his whole life. Although new to Walstrom Marine, Dwayne has worked in the industry as manufacturer brand manager & sales manager for many years before joining Walstrom. Dwayne, Andrea & their son Ryker have been vacationing to Northern Michigan for many years, and now have decided to move here and enjoy the lifestyle on a more permanent basis.
Steve Wolfe - Yacht Sales, Harbor Springs

Steve Wolfe

Yacht Sales, Harbor Springs
Phone: 612-508-7546
Steve joined our sales team in 2016 and expanded our capabilities at reaching new customers. He has been involved with marine sales through out the inland lakes of the southern states, the Great Lakes and the inland lakes sprawling the Midwest. More than 20 years of sales experience in the marine industry makes Steve a great addition to our team.
Robert Rogier - Yacht Sales, Harbor Springs

Robert Rogier

Yacht Sales, Harbor Springs
Phone: 231-881-6306
Robert has a lifetime of experience on the water having spent every summer of his life on Little Traverse Bay. He, his wife Jodi and their three children enjoy sailing, fishing, hiking, and family time on the porch. Robert hopes to gain your trust and help you find the right boat to create lifelong memories.
Ben Pearson - Sales Assistant

Ben Pearson

Sales Assistant
Phone: 231-526-2141

Harbor Springs - Service

Dave Lesh - Director of Service

Dave Lesh

Director of Service
Phone: 231-526-2141 x184
Wayne Peterson - Service Leader / Warranty Manager

Wayne Peterson

Service Leader / Warranty Manager
Phone: 231-526-2141 x663
Rick Heiny - Parts Manager

Rick Heiny

Parts Manager
Phone: 231-526-2141 x186
Zach Ward - Production Manager

Zach Ward

Production Manager
Phone: 231-526-2141 x188
Zach joined the Walstrom Marine team in March of 2013, working in the Service Department as Service Advisor. Zach has a been in and around the marine world since 1999, having spent eight years in the USCG and the last 12 years in the marine customer service side. Zach manages Service billing from retail work to storage and is happy to help with anything related to your boat. Feel free to stop by and see Zach in the Harbor Springs Service office!
Patty D'Angelo - Service Writer

Patty D'Angelo

Service Writer
Phone: 231-526-2141 x105
Kurt Hartlieb III - Delivery Captain

Kurt Hartlieb III

Delivery Captain
Phone: 954-258-8605
Scott Sutliff - Dockmaster

Scott Sutliff

Dockmaster
Phone: 231-526-2141
Scott Sutliff previously held the position of Assistant Dockmaster. He was hired in the summer of 2015 and has established a reputation as a reliable, hard working, and well rounded employee. As a result, he has promoted to Dockmaster in fall 2017.

Harbor Springs - Finance/Accounting

Kathy Motschall - CFO

Kathy Motschall

CFO
Phone: 231-526-2141 x189
Kathy came to Walstrom Marine in 2011 as the Controller. She has been a CPA since 1982 with experience in both public accounting and industry. Kathy is a University of Arizona Wildcat with a BA in Spanish. Kathy’s responsibilities vary from a traditional accounting role to Human Resources and IT.
Dave Hautz - Assistant Controller

Dave Hautz

Assistant Controller
Phone: 231-526-2141 x121
Dave received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati in 1991. Before he moved to Michigan, he worked in a variety of accounting positions for companies in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has a diverse background in construction and real estate accounting. He successfully passed the CPA exam in 1995. In his spare time, Dave enjoys spending time with his wife and their four children. He enjoys boating, fishing, and swimming activities.
Brenda Andrews - Accounts Payable / Human Resources

Brenda Andrews

Accounts Payable / Human Resources
Phone: 231-526-2141 x196
Jana Beach - Accounts Receivable

Jana Beach

Accounts Receivable
Phone: 231-526-2141 x190

Traverse City

Rick Venner - General Manager, Traverse City

Rick Venner

General Manager, Traverse City
Phone: O: 231-526-2141, C: 231-499-1929
The Walstrom sales team gained a great asset in 2013 when Rick Venner joined the team. Now the General Manager of the Traverse City location, Rick is back at his home base and going strong. Having over 40 years of experience in the industry ranging from sales, to service to captaining, Rick is well versed in a wide range of departments and we are lucky to have him.
Sandy Frye - Yacht Sales, Traverse City

Sandy Frye

Yacht Sales, Traverse City
Phone: 231-838-8203
A native of Harbor Springs, Sandy has spent a lot of time with family boating on Little Traverse Bay as well as the area’s many inland lakes. After graduating from Hope College, he moved to Traverse City and worked in public education. Sandy joined the Walstrom team in March 2018 and is excited about the opportunity to help others grow their love of boating.
Chuck New - Yacht Sales, Traverse City

Chuck New

Yacht Sales, Traverse City
Phone: 231-526-2141 x138
Chuck has worked in the marine industry for 18 years. He has worked in all facets of the business and the experience has moved him from Ohio to the Chicago harbors and, most recently, to Traverse City, where Chuck has been a great asset as we grow our new location.
Kady Scott - Service Writer / Administrator

Kady Scott

Service Writer / Administrator
Phone: 231-526-2141 x143
A Traverse City native. Kady grew up on a small inland lake in East Bay Township, High Lake. She has been In the marine industry for 6 years, and excited to join the Walstrom team. She has worked in all aspects of this industry from parts & service to F&I. "I really hope to make a positive impact within the company"-Kady.
Frank Harden - Service Tech, Traverse City

Frank Harden

Service Tech, Traverse City
Phone: 231-526-2141

Charlevoix

Scott Way - Yacht Sales, Charlevoix // Delivery Captain

Scott Way

Yacht Sales, Charlevoix // Delivery Captain
Phone: 231-437-0103
Captain Scott joined the Walstrom team in the spring of 2017 after having spent 37 years in the transportation business. A native of Charlevoix, Michigan, Captain Scott has always had a passion for boating and is dedicated to sharing that affection with new boat owners. Scott still pinches himself at the thought of getting paid for teaching on the water. In addition to being delivery captain for the company, he is also the new sales team member, as we expand our footprint to further cover the Charlevoix area. His love of boating and knowledge gained from many years of cruising make him a great addition to our team.

Bay Harbor

Hi Stover - Yacht Sales, Bay Harbor

Hi Stover

Yacht Sales, Bay Harbor
Phone: O: 231-526-2141; C: 231-758-0302
It is by no mistake that Hi ended up in the sales department at Walstrom Marine. Growing up in Bay City, Michigan, near the water, Hi worked for his parents' sporting goods store selling outdoor equipment and boats, starting when he was 10 yrs old. Selling his first boat at just 14, Hi has been gaining valuable training ever since. HI enjoys boating and water skiing in the summer months and snow skiing with his family in winter months.
Dan Kimball - Yacht Sales, Bay Harbor

Dan Kimball

Yacht Sales, Bay Harbor
Phone: 231-838-8467
Dan is passionate about the boat business, and has been involved in it one way or another for nearly 20 years. He started out working the docks at the Bay Harbor Lake Marina in high school and is happy to be back in Bay Harbor selling boats for Walstrom Marine. When he’s not at work, you’ll likely find him boating the Inland Waterway on board his Chris Craft Sea Skiff with his family.

Cheboygan

Charlie Duray - General Manager

Charlie Duray

General Manager
Phone: 231-562-2141 x144
Dave Cope - Service Leader

Dave Cope

Service Leader
Phone: 231-526-2141 x144
Heather Lake - Office Manager

Heather Lake

Office Manager
Phone: 231-526-2141 x145
Heather worked for Walstrom Marine from 1999-2005. After a four-year break to pursue other interests, she returned in December of 2009 as Office Manager. Heather handles storage and dockage at the Cheboygan location, as well as service writing and invoicing.
Dana Chapman - Parts Manager

Dana Chapman

Parts Manager
Phone: 231-526-2141 x146
Michelle Hartung - Production Manager

Michelle Hartung

Production Manager
Phone: 231-526-2141 x147

Propellers

Heidi Hayner - Manager, Retail Operations; Buyer

Heidi Hayner

Manager, Retail Operations; Buyer
Phone: 231-526-6885
Heidi Hayner heads up our retail division, Propellers, as our buyer and manager of retail operations. With 25 years in high-end retail boutique sales and her passion for style, it's a perfect fit for this Harbor Springs native. Joining our team in 2005, Heidi has filled our stores with upscale resortwear, accessories and gifts to meet your every need. You can always find Heidi with a smile on her face at one of our locations in Harbor Springs or Bay Harbor.