Our Staff

Boat Sales, Service & Parts Georgian Bay

Michael Shaw - Owner / President

Michael Shaw

Owner / President
Michael Shaw founded The Cove in 1991. As an avid lifetime boater and blue water sailor, Michael's passion for this industry is the driving force behind The Cove's commitment to customer service. His vision and determination ensures the company's success and continued growth even in these ecomonically challenging times.
David Shaw - Owner / General Manager

David Shaw

Owner / General Manager
After completing the automotive marketing program at Georgian College, David joined The Cove team in 1995. As an Owner, David's commitment to excellence in customer care has supported The Cove's substantial growth for over 20 years. His hands-on approach ensures that he is always a step ahead in this growing industry.
Tracey Fitchett - Retail Store & Rental Manager

Tracey Fitchett

Retail Store & Rental Manager
Tracey has been with The Cove since 2001. She now looks after the rental department and the retail store at our main location on Lake Joseph Rd. Her attention to detail and product knowledge ensures that our customers are well looked after. She spends her time cruising around on her Spyder and enjoys Atving.
Ryan Schilke - Marina Manager

Ryan Schilke

Marina Manager
Ryan has been with the team since September 2013. He started out with us in the yard but has quickly moved up. He has worked in Rentals, the Service Department and both Retail and unit Sales. Ryan has learned many aspects of The Cove' business and is now using those skills and knowledge to manage our Marina on Lake Joseph.
Mike Franklin - Power Sports Manager

Mike Franklin

Power Sports Manager
Mike recently joined our team this spring. He brings nearly 10 years of experience in the power sports industry. Whether he's riding or working on his dirt bike or in the bush with his dog Kane, he's always enjoying the great outdoors. Coming from the mechanical side of things, Mike is extremely excited to move into sales. His outgoing personality and passion for customer service and all around love for the power sports industry will make him a perfect fit.
Wyatt Gray - Sales

Wyatt Gray

Sales
Wyatt has been with The Cove since the summer of 2007. Wyatt enjoys boating and Sea-Dooing but his real passion is snowmobiling. With his extensive knowledge of the power sports industry he makes a great addition to our team.
Bob Eeles - Boat Sales, Used and New.

Bob Eeles

Boat Sales, Used and New.
Bob recently joined our sales team after he retired from the police services, where he served many years on the marine unit promoting safety and fun on the water. He has been an avid boater for the past 35 years and brings a great deal of experience and customer service to our sales center. Bob enjoys water skiing, fishing and relaxing at the cottage with family and friends on those warm summer days!
Bob Bath - Formula Sales

Bob Bath

Formula Sales
Bob has been with us for a couple seasons now. His experience with formula boats make him a true asset to our team.
Wendy Jacklin - Parts Manager

Wendy Jacklin

Parts Manager
Wendy is our parts manager. She has been with the team for many years and knows our inventory inside and out. Wendy will get you on your way with the right part. Her organizational skills are invaluable to the Parts department. Her knowledge of chainsaws, trimmers and blowers make her our Stihl specialist.
Andrea Payne - Service Advisor/ Writer

Andrea Payne

Service Advisor/ Writer
Andrea joined our team a couple summers ago to help accommodate our growing service department. Andrea and her husband both enjoy spending their time on the water boating. She has been in the marine industry for over a decade and looks forward to assisting you with your service requests.
Terry Cadeau - Shop Manager

Terry Cadeau

Shop Manager
Terry joined the team in 1995. Terry is a Master Ski-Doo Technician/Certified Sea-Doo/Certified ATV/Master Stihl/Factory Trained Evinrude & Mercruiser Technician.Terry is also a licensed Marine and Small Engine Mechanic. As an avid family man, Terry enjoys spending time with his grandchildren. Motorcycle, boat and Ski-doo excursions are ways in which Terry gets to relax and enjoy downtime.
Tim Ward - Master Powersports Technician

Tim Ward

Master Powersports Technician
Tim has been with The Cove since 2004. Tim is Certified SeaDoo/Certified ATV/Certified Ski-Doo/Master Stihl Technician, Mercury and Mercruiser Factory trained technician and a Yamaha Factory Technician. Tim is also a licensed Class A Mechanic. Tim is an avid ATV enthusiast and enjoys spending his free time with his family.
Mike Karklins (Costco) - PowerSports Technician

Mike Karklins (Costco)

PowerSports Technician
Mike has now been with The Cove for several years now since he completed technician school at Canadore College in North Bay. He is known for being thorough with his work and is a great addition to our team. He is an avid snowmobiler and ATV enthusiast as well.
Damon Wilding - Marine Mechanic

Damon Wilding

Marine Mechanic
Damon is our newest marine tech. He has been in the industry for several years and brings with him a wealth of knowledge in the marine and powersports industries. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
Duane Russell - Marine/PowerSports Technician

Duane Russell

Marine/PowerSports Technician
Duane joined our team in 2011 and has been working in the marine industry for about ten years. He is very methodical in his work ethics and is very thorough. In his off time he enjoys riding dirt bikes and snowmobiles.
Jill MacDonald - Accounts Payable / Administrator

Jill MacDonald

Accounts Payable / Administrator
Jill has been with the team since 2004. She is a avid runner, regularly participating in 5k runs. Jill handles all the accounts payable and sales administration work for us. She keeps things running smoothly at The Cove.
Jane Clements - Head Cleaner

Jane Clements

Head Cleaner
Jane has been with the team for a few seasons. She has become a important part of our service department making sure every boat that leaves is sparkly clean.
Todd Jackson - Delivery Driver/Property Maintenance

Todd Jackson

Delivery Driver/Property Maintenance
Todd has been an important part of our team for the last two years. He ensures that our customers units are picked up and delivered on schedule. He is a 'Jack of all trades' here at The Cove and is willing to help wherever and whenever needed.
Brad Fitchett - Heavy Equipment Operator

Brad Fitchett

Heavy Equipment Operator
Brad Has been with our team for many years. Brad is responsible for making sure the yard stays organized and keeping our equipment running smoothly.
Mark Hayward - Sales Person

Mark Hayward

Sales Person
Mark is the newest member of our team at The Cove. His 14 plus years of Marine Sales Experience will enhance our Sales department. He is an avid outdoorsman, fishing and hunting in his spare time but also enjoys ATV's, snowmobiling and of course boating. Spending time with family and friends is important to Mark. We welcome him to The Cove!