Team

Mission Statement

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Jim Zylstra
Jim is the Owner of Tuff Turf Molebusters and has worked in the industry since 1984.
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Family: Jim is married and has three boys
Favorite Movie: Fletch
Favorite Author: Dave Ramsey
Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere in the Caribbean
Hobbies: Baseball and Boating
Email me at Jim@Tuffturfmolebusters.com.



Lawn Care Technicians:



Brian Christopher
Brian has worked in the industry since 2002.
Birthplace: Sawyer, Michigan
Family: Brian is married
Favorite Movie: Billy Madison and Tommy Boy
Favorite Music: Country and Alternative
Favorite Sports Team: Michigan State
Hobbies: Hunting, Bowfishing, and Hiking



Chelsea Wilson
Chelsea has worked in the industry since 2003.
Birthplace: Travers City, Michigan
Favorite Movie: The Godfather
Favorite Music: Rock
Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere warm
Hobbies: Traveling and spending time with friends



Josh YskesJosh Web
Josh has worked in the industry since 2006.
Birthplace: St. Joseph, Michigan
Family: Josh is married
Favorite Music: Country
Favorite Vacation Spot: Smoky Mountains in North Carolina
Hobbies: Golf, Basketball, Hunting and Fishing.



Nolan BrowerNolan
Nolan has worked in the industry since 2015.
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Favorite Movie: Braveheart
Favorite Music: Alternative
Favorite Author: Brandon Sanderson
Favorite Vacation Spot: Northern Michigan
Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, Basketball, and Playing Poker



Josh MeinkeJosh M

Josh has worked in the industry since 2008.
Birthplace: Wayland, Michigan
Family: Josh is married and has three boys
Favorite Music: Country and Alternative
Favorite Sports Team: Michigan State
Hobbies: Spending time with his wife and being outdoors



Pest Control Technicians:



Carl Walters
Carl has worked in the industry since 2013.
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio
Favorite Vacation Spot: Upper Peninsula, Michigan
Hobbies: Camping and Kayaking



Chad Zwyghuizen
Chad has worked in the industry since 2009.
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Family: Chad is married and has five kids
Hobbies: Hunting, and Fishing



Kyle Buist
Kyle has worked in the industry since 2015.
Birthplace:
Family: Kyle is engaged
Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, Basketball, and being outdoors



Dan VanDrunenDan
Dan has worked in the industry since 2015.
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona
Favorite Movie: Saving Private Ryan
Favorite Music: Country and Rap
Favorite Team: Lions and Tigers
Favorite Vacation Spot: Mackinac Island and Arizona to visit family
Hobbies: Fishing and Sports



Trent Buist

Trent and his wife Michelle live in Jenison. They have been married for 10 years and have 2 daughters and a boy. He enjoys spending his time outdoors, working on his lawn, camping hiking, and spending time with his family and friends. He is a Jeff Gordon fan. He joins our team with 22 years of experience for a car wash.



Office Staff:



Jeff Skully

Jeff is our general operations manager. He joined the team in 2005 as a lead field tech and worked his way up. He has over 20 years of experience in the lawn care industry. He has been married for 30 years, this year, to his wife Julie. Jeff is also a brewery connoisseur. Email him at Jeff@Tuffturfmolebusters.com.



Richard Green
Richard has worked in the industry since 2009
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Favorite Music: Classic Rock
Favorite Author: Tom Clancy
Favorite Vacation Spot: Yankee Springs
Hobbies: Canoeing, Camping, and being outdoors



Darryl WarsenDarryl1-90x130
Darryl has worked in the industry since 1997.
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Family: Darryl has one daughter
Favorite Movie: Braveheart
Favorite Music: Pink Floyd
Favorite Author: Norman Vincent Peale
Favorite Vacation Spot: Northern Michigan
Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, and photographing wildlife



Bill Vandelune

Bill is currently celebrating his 5th year with Tuff Turf Molebusters. Prior to joining our team in 2009, he compiled years of experience applying lawn care products. Bill is currently our office administrator.



Mascot:



Digger

Digger is the Tuff Turf Molebusters Mascot he can be found all around West Michigan during events throughout the year. He is probably the only mole you will ever see above ground!


My Family:


Vickie Zylstra

Vickie and I have been married since 1996. Vickie works part-time as an accountant for a local automotive components company. She also helps out in the Tuff Turf office.



Nathan Zylstra

Nathan is my 13 year old entrepreneur. He caught his first mole in the fall of 2006. He has started his own company called Antbusters, and he kills ants with his foot or a magnifying lens (he charges by the hour, so you have to watch him)! Nate helps to keep the grounds around the shop looking good. Also helps out by building some of our chipmunk traps.



Sam Zylstra

Sam is my 11 year old Mole-Buster-in-training. He loves to follow along with his dad and big brother. Sam helps out with many tasks around the office which include making posting signs, cleaning, making chipmunk traps and stuffing envelopes.



Andrew (Drew) Zylstra

My strong willed 8 year old who enjoys time with me hunting moles. Drew has an ongoing war with Jeff. The victor may never be decided.



Ruby (The Guard)

Our office and shop dog. She is always around to beg for attention and treats. She has the staff trained to keep treats in their drawers and on the work bench.


 
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