Our Staff

Michael Shaw - Owner / President


Michael Shaw founded The Cove in 1991. 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

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 16 years. His hands-on approach ensures that he is always a step ahead in this growing industry.

Tracey Fitchett - Marina Manager


Tracey has been with The Cove since 2001 and will now be looking after the onsite day to day operations at our additional location,The Cove Marina. Her attention to detail and product knowledge ensures that our customers are well looked after. Aside from spending time with her grandchildren, Tracey is an avid Spyder and ATV rider.

Steve Tait - Powersports Manager

The Cove has been fortunate to have Steve as part of our team for over 12 years. Steve is our enthusiastic power sports and sportboat expert. His in-depth knowledge of all of our products ensures that our customers receive the best information prior to their purchase and ongoing support after the sale. Steve is also involved in committees in our area that help to improve and expand our trail systems for both snowmobilies and ATVs.

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.

Jason Howard - Parts Manager

Jason joined our team this past spring and is responsible for our Parts and Accessories products. Jason comes to us with an extensive knowledge of the retail merchandising business. Jason's outgoing and warming personality are a welcome asset to our team. Please contact him for all you Parts and Accessory requests.

Stephanie Ward - Service Manager
sward@thecove.ca , service@thecove.ca

Stephanie has been with The Cove since the spring of 2011. After her brief stay as Sales Coordinator, she now manages the service department with the confidence of a seasoned veteran. Besides spending time on the water, she enjoys spending quality time with her son.


Andrea Payne - Service Advisor/ Writer
apayne@thecove.ca , service@thecove.ca

Andrea joined our team this past summer 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 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 grandaughter. Motorcycle, boat and Ski-doo excursions are ways in which Terry gets to relax and enjoy downtime.

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. 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.

Greg Staples- Technician

Greg joined our team a couple years ago and comes to us with a vast knowledge of the technical parts of the marine industry. With his knowledge he is able to work on both the mechanical and structural components of most boats. He's also qualified to work on powersports vehicles.

Steve Read- Master Marine Technician 

Steve is the most recent member to join our team and we are happy to have him. Steve comes to us with a wealth of technical marine knowledge and experience. Our new Service barge and Steve will ensure you receive the highest level of dockside/ boathouse servicing.

Duanne Russell-Apprentice Technician

Duanne 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 motocycles and snowmobiles.

Mike Karklins (Costco)- Apprentice Technician

Mike has now been with The Cove for a couple seasons, after completing 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  

Chris Norris- Heavy Equipment Operator and Outdoor Coordinator

Chris joined our team in 2011 and has been in the marine industry for the better part of his working career. Chris is our very skilled heavy equipment operator. He is responsible for racking and placement of all of our storage items. He also maintains our outdoor yard logistics. Chris is an avid snowmobiler and uses his sled to commute to work in the winter. Chris is also very outgoing and friendly.

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September 28, 2015

2010 Can-Am
A Great ATV
July 13, 2015

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