Our Team

Doug VandenBerg, President & Founder

As well as President and Founder of Lynden Sports Center in 2012, Doug is a sales representative. He enjoys taking his family for boat rides in the summer and duck hunting with his sons.

Our Team

Robert Dye, Sales Representative

Robert has been selling boats for over 30 years and enjoys delivering the “Boating Dream.” He’s on the water whenever he gets a chance to, for fishing and cruising. Feel free to call him anytime or stop by to say hello and enjoy a cup of coffee. He loves a good fishing story.

Our Team

Charles VandenBerg, Sales Representative

Charles is a sales representative at Lynden Sports Center. Known for his easy going, friendly nature, Charles is a great person to work with and willing to go the extra mile to meet your needs. He is in the process of becoming Mercury certified.


Our Team

Bill Rice, Sales Representative

Bill is the newest addition to the team and comes to us with many years of experience selling custom boats, specifically the heavy guage and jet boats. With his experience and precise knowledge of the boating industry, he will help you find the right boat for you!


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Bob Lake, Dock/Hoist Specialist & Delivery Captain

If you are looking for a dock or hoist, Bob is the person to see! He will work with you from start to finish by helping you choose the appropriate dock or hoist and also installing it. In addition to various certifications in this area, he also has twenty years of experience installing and designing layouts for all types of terrain. Bob also delivers boats and performs sea trials at the point of delivery.


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Brenda Meyer, Parts Store Manager and Service Writer

With fifteen years of experience in parts and service, Brenda is the person to call or email if you have a parts question or service request! With marine parts as her speciality, she will be able to find any part you might need. Brenda is easy to work with and very efficient!

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Kate Engelsma, Office Manager

Kate takes care of all the bookkeeping and system management. She also schedules pontoon deliveries and is the one to speak to about any paperwork support.

Doug Wakely, Marine Technician

Doug does most of the rigging. He has been to marine school for two years and has many more years of experience. He is currently working on his Mercury Marine certification. We appreciate Doug’s steady work ethic and positive attitude.

Abe Styburski, Marine Technician

In addition to being Mercury certified, Abe has a great work ethic; he will go the extra mile when working on an engine. His diligence and attention to detail make him a great asset to our time!

Ryan Kleinjans, Marine Technician

Ryan is Mercury certified and specializes in inboards/outboards. He works efficiently and is able to diagnose and repair any engine issues.


If you are interested in joining our team, please fill out the application by clicking here. Once you have completed the form, save and email it to doug@lyndensportscenter.com, mail it to our location at Lynden Sports Center, Attn: General Manager, 1016 O’Malley Drive, Coopersville, MI 49404, or fax it to (616) 997-4888.

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