MEET OUR TEAM
With an extensive background in the water sports industry, Wade has a passion for boats and the lifestyle that surrounds them. A pro wakeboarder and coach until 2008, he brings years of experience, and offers expert advice that is sure to guide you into the right boat for your family and friends.
Originally from Portland, Oregon, Joan joined the MasterCraft Seattle family in early 2016. She has an extensive background in the watersports industry hosting wakeboard, wake surf and ski competitions throughout the Pacific Northwest. Last season she ranked 1st in Washington and 2nd in Oregon for Intermediate Wakeboarding as well as 2nd in Amateur Wake Surfing. Joan’s been driving wake boats since the age of fourteen and has been in love with the boating lifestyle ever since.
We are excited to have Brian join our family here at MasterCraft Seattle.
He brings with him an extensive pedigree of boating knowledge and Marine Industry experience. Growing up on Vashon Island, Brian purchased his first boat at the age of 14. Lots of time was spent on Quartermaster Harbor developing a passion and enjoyment of the water. After attending the U-Dub, a career in retail started at Nordstrom’s and lasted for eleven years. It was here that Brian gained the understanding of customer service and building client relationships.
20 years ago, he started a career in the Marine Industry. Brian has helped countless number of families continue or get into the boating lifestyle expressing his enthusiasm and delight the water brings to us all. He has worked for four Boat manufactures which included Mirage/Livingston, Maxum, Four Winns and Monterey. Working as a Regional Sales Manager, Brian attended hundreds of boat shows across the United State and Canada spreading the benefits of being out on the water while understanding the choices clients have and how to compare all of the options available.
Raising two kids Katie and Griffin with his better half of 25 years Connie in the Issaquah community, Brian decided to cut down on the traveling and be closer to home in 2013 taking a Sales position at Lake Union Sea Ray. The
fulfillment of helping clients realize the dream of the boating lifestyle still continued. The passion for water sports throughout Brian’s life is a perfect match for this new opportunity to be part of MasterCraft Seattle’s offering the boating experience to his clients.
Brian is always willing to share his knowledge and experience to find you that perfect boat to get out on the water. Give him a call, text or email.
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Kevin came to MasterCraft Northwest/Seattle with 15 plus years of operations, sales and client relationship management experience. This has given him the necessary skills to keep us operating as a premier dealership. Kevin loves being on the water and has been all his life. If not at the dealership, you can usually spot him aboard a MasterCraft, surfing or cruising Lake Washington with his family.
Linda has lived in Washington State for decades and comes with a world of experience from the hospitality industry and the software industry. A true multi-tasker, Linda is able to keep the company on an even keel. If there is something Linda doesn’t know, she soon will.
Service Manager - Master Certified MasterCraft and Ilmor Technician
Matt is a Portland native but joined the MasterCraft Seattle team in March 2017. He has spent his entire life immersed in the boating world. He grew up on the Willamette River, where his love of water and boating began from early childhood. Matt continued to spend his summers on the river or Lake Billy Chinook, OR with friends and family. Matt and his wife are excited to move up from Portland to be closer to family and raise their young daughter on Lake Sammamish and Lake Washington, where his wife grew up skiing and wakeboarding. Matt comes to us with 12 years of experience in the industry, most of which was servicing MasterCraft boats in Portland. Matt has built very strong relationships with his customers in the Portland community and is eager to build those relationships in the Seattle area as well!
New Business Development and Sales Manager for www.thewakeshop.com - Resident Proshop Manager
Kevin is a true Washington native, raised near the shores of Lake Sammamish where he found his love for the water at an early age. Kevin brings over 15 years of experience focused on elevating customer satisfaction in the hospitality industry and R&D industry. He firmly believes that every relationship with MasterCraft Northwest should be a lasting one; one in which you are proud to refer your friends to experience first hand. Kevin’s “lake life” lifestyle carries over socially; creating memories with family and friends on Lake Cushman wakeboarding, wake surfing, floating and entertaining. Kevin is proud to be a part of the MasterCraft Northwest family and looks forward to helping you create memorable experiences for your family and friends on the water.
MasterCraft Certified Technician
Kyle is a “True Washingtonian”, born and raised in the Seattle area, graduating from Redmond High School. He started out working on boats in 1998, but went in other directions. Kids, family, an automotive technician degree, a culinary degree, owning his own business and then working as a chef. After all of these adventures, he found his true call working with MasterCraft. Kyle thoroughly enjoys digging into engines, fixing and maintaining boats and helping keeping our clients on the water, having fun! His free time is filled with cooking for enjoyment, outdoors adventures with the family and pets. You can usually find him on the slopes in the winter and camping in the spring and summer months with his wife and dog. Kyle is a real pro and will take great care of your boat!
MasterCraft Certified Technician
Steve was born in Bellevue, WA and has lived his entire life in the greater Seattle area, currently residing in North Bend. Steve has worked in the automotive industry since 1978, obtaining his Master Certificate with Ford Lincoln Mercury Motor Company. Throughout his years of experience in the car business, he has developed a passion to make safety a priority. In the early years, Steve enjoyed scuba diving, snow skiing, boating, water skiing and even was awarded three national sky diving championships. He not only jumped out of airplanes, he pilots them as well, obtaining his pilot license in 1999. Steve’s current passion is snowmobiling. His favorite retreat is his snowy cabin in Mazama, WA where him and his wife, Pam go to escape and enjoy some of the state’s best snowmobiling terrain. Steve was excited to make the switch and join the MasterCraft Seattle team where he can use his expertise with diagnostics and engine performance, performing quality repairs to allow each client to enjoy the most out of their boating experience. Steve is also our service department’s shop foreman and is tasked with ensuring his service team stays efficient and safe.
MasterCraft Certified Technician