Jason working on a boat.

Jason

Project Manager

Jason joins us as a Project Manager, fulfilling his dream of living in northern Michigan. Born in Royal Oak and raised in Grand Haven, Michigan, he has fond memories of spending many summers on Walloon Lake as a child. We are excited to welcome Jason, his wife Kim, and their 3 children as new residents of Boyne City as they have moved here from Ohio to become part of our community.

After graduating from Marine Mechanics Institute, Jason spent 15 years as a marine technician in Grand Haven with a focus on stern drives and personal watercraft. His most recent career experiences have been with high-speed lumber optimization and project management for a custom machine manufacturer in Ohio. Several trips to Sweden to further his training with optical lumber scanning not only advanced his knowledge and skill base but also allowed him to experience other cultures…something he found very interesting and memorable.

Jason enjoys snowboarding and skiing. Combine that with his marine background and a hobby of refinishing old furniture and it seems he found the perfect place to be…northern Michigan and Van Dam Custom Boats! And doesn’t everyone have at least one unique quest in their life? Jason’s love of old VW Bugs and Busses has him aspiring to restore one someday.

  • Started at Van Dam: 2019
  • Born in: Royal Oak, Michigan
  • Graduated: Marine Mechanics Institute
  • Favorite Projects to work on: Finding solutions to difficult problems and streamlining processes through organization and system implementation.

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Apprentice Craftsman
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