Meet The Tuff Turf Team

Tuff Turf Molebuster’s Mission Statement:

We are a growing, family-owned lawn care and pest control company. We are dedicated to providing superior quality and service through our values-driven, knowledgeable, professional team.

As a leader in the industry, we strive to provide a healthy, vibrant lawn for all our valued clients.


Jim Zylstra
Jim is the Founder of Tuff Turf Molebusters and has worked in the industry since 1984.
Family: Jim is married and has three boys
Favorite Author: Dave Ramsey
Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere in the Caribbean
Hobbies: Basketball and Boating
Email me at Jim@Tuffturfmolebusters.com.


Lawn Care Technicians:

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



Kenny Janzen

Birthplace: Corvallis, Oregon
Family: 8 year old son and 6 year old daughter
Favorite Movie: Any Star Wars
Favorite Vacation Spot: The U.P.
Hobbies: Mountain biking, hiking, beaches/Lake Michigan

 


Ben Schultz

Ben has worked in the industry for over 2 years.
Birthplace: Charlotte, NC
Hobbies: Pretty handy with a hammer
Favorite Movie: Talladega Nights
Favorite vacation spot: Bozeman, MT
Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, Excercise

 


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


Josh Meinke
Josh has worked in the industry since 2008.
Birthplace: Wayland, Michigan
Family: Josh has five boys & 1 girl
Favorite Music: Country and Alternative
Favorite Sports Team: Michigan State
Hobbies: Spending time with his family and being outdoors


Phil Adamski
Phil has been in the Industry since 2016.
Family: Wife Michelle, Son Austin and Daughter Aurora
Favorite Movie: Gattaca & Count of Monte Cristo
Hobbies: Spending time with family, music and reading

 

 


Marc McGill
Marc joined our team in 2018.
Family: Married with 4 Children
Hobbies: Working on his family farm & watching sports
Music: Classic Rock


Ben Lethcoe

 


 

Pest Control Technicians:

Jacob Tuck
Birthplace: Grand Rapids
Favorite Movie: Lord of the Ring Trilogy
Favorite Book: The Hobbit
Favorite Vacation Spot: My House
Hobbies: Exercising, playing guitar/trumpet, video games


 

Reginald Richmond
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah
Favorite Music: Most Genres but Kanye, Eminem, The Weekend, and Kid Cudi are favorite
Favorite Book/Author: Rich Dad Poor Dad and Robert Greene
Favorite Vacation Spot: Montana
Hobbies: Reading, Training/Working Out, Learning

 


 

Tory Reed
Family: Me, myself, and I
Favorite Movie: Rocky
Favorite Vacation Spot: Puerto Rico
Hobbies: Basketball, fishing, ATV’s

 


Trent Buist
Trent and his wife Michelle live in Jenison. He joined the team in 2012.
Family: 2 Daughters & 2 Sons
Hobbies: Spending his time outdoors, working on his lawn, camping, hiking, and spending time with his family and friends

 

 


Cody Timmer
Cody joined the team in 2016!
Family: Wife Alexandra & one child!
Hobbies: Playing piano and snowboarding
Vacation Spot: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Favorite Movie: Memento

 


Kevin Lentz
Birthplace: Holt, MI
Favorite Music: Likes most music, just doesn’t like bad movies, hahah
Favorite Book: John Steinbeck
Favorite Vacation Spot: Caseville, MI
Hobbies: Hunting, Hiking, Guitar, Video Games


Joe Fulkerson
Joe comes to us with 20 years experience in Pest Control!
Family: Daughter and 2 granddaughters
Hobbies:  Hanging out with family

 

 


Ed Mulder
Ed has over 11 years in the industry.  He is married with 3 kids
Favorite Movie: Spy Movies
Favorite Music: Classic Rock
Favorite Vacation Spot: Florida and Utah
Hobbies: Biking and travel

 


Travis Timmerman

Birthplace: Grand Rapids
Favorite Movie: Waterboy
Favorite Book: Mark Twain
Favorite Vacation Spot: Poland
Hobbies: Outdoor things, frisbee golf, music, hunting, sports

 


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

 

 


 

Aidan Marcus

Birthplace: Good ol’ Michigan
Favorite Movie: 28 Days Later
Favorite Book: Prey
Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere with ORV trails
Hobbies: Outdoor things

 


Misael Zendejas
This will be Misael’s 2nd full year in the industry
Birthplace: Mexico
Favorite Music: Likes many varieties
Hobbies: Travel, Axe Throwing, Soccer, MMA

 

 


 

Office Staff:

Jeff Skully
Jeff is our Production and Service Manager. He joined the team in 2005 as a lead field tech and worked his way up. He can be contacted at Jeff@Tuffturfmolebusters.com.
He has over 25 years of experience in the lawn care industry. He has been married over 35 years to his wife Julie. Jeff is also a brewery connoisseur.

 

 

 


Bill Vandelune
Bill is our Office Manager.  He has been in the industry since 2004, and with Tuff Turf Molebusters since 2009. He can be contacted at Bill@TuffTurfMolebusters.com.
Family: Bill is married with two daughters.
Favorite Sport: MMA & Hockey
Favorite Vacation Activity: Disney Cruises in the Caribbean
Hobbies: Playing with his kids and participating in Spartan Races

 


Mike O’Connor 
Mike is President of Tuff Turf Molebusters. He has over 25 years of experience in the industry.  He can be contacted at mike@tuffturfmolebusters.com.
Family: Married with 4 kids
Favorite Music: Country and Classic Rock
Favorite Vacation Spot: Tennessee, Colorado, Florida
Hobbies: Enjoys the outdoors, spending time with family, golf, kayaking

 


Taylor Hulbert
Taylor is our Operations Manager.  He has over 8 years of experience in the industry.  He can be contacted at taylor@tuffturfmolebusters.com
Family: Married with 2 dogs
Birthplace: Grand Rapids
Favorite Movie: Jurassic Park
Favorite Book: Julius Ceasar
Favorite Vacation Spot:  Hawaii
Hobbies: Classic Cars and History


Chris Anderson
Chris has worked in the industry for over 4 years.
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Favorite Music/ Movies : Blues Music and Clint Eastwood Movies
Favorite Book: The Bible
Favorite Vacation Spot: Hoping to go to Italy
Hobbies: Music and Reading

 


Chad Hayes
Chad had worked in the sales and service industry for 10 years
Favorite Movies: Inception, Halloween
Favorite Music: The Beach Boys, The Lumineers
Favorite Books: Rich Dad Poor Dad, Think and Grow Rich, How to Win Friends
Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere near water
Hobbies: Producing music, Being outside, Reading

 


Rachel Stokes
Rachel is our Routing and Scheduling Manager. She also helps with administrative functions as needed.
Family: 7 year old son
Favorite Music: Classic Rock and Country
Favorite Book/Author: Rachel Hollis
Favorite Vacation Spot: Lake Powell, Utah
Hobbies: Fishing and Water Skiing

 


Megan DeWeese
Megan is our Office Assistant.  She works in customer service and a variety of other areas as needed.
Kids: 2 Twin Daughters and 1 son
Favorite Movies: Elf and Stepbrothers
Favorite Vacation Spot: Italy, Cruises, Canada
Hobbies: Scouting, hiking, ‘diamond painting’ Amazon Shopping

 


Dannielle Hoisington

Danielle is our Payroll and Human Resources Administrator.  She also helps with administrative duties as needed.
Family: Danielle has 3 kids (2 boys and a girl)
Favorite Music: Country
Favorite Vacation Spot: Yellowstone National Park
Favorite Books: Murder Mystery
Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Baking, Time with Family


Jon Kubiak

Jon is our mechanic and jack of all trades.  He’s been working around machinery, automobiles, and small engines all his life.
Family: Jon has 3 daughters
Favorite Movie:  Top Gun
Favorite Vacation Spot: Hawaii
Hobbies: Any type of horse riding, Golf, Billiards, Biking, Hiking, Travel

 


James Borchers

James is part of our sales team.  He has been working in the industry for over 25 years.
Family: Married
Born: England
Favorite Movie: Fight Club
Favorite Author: Tolkien
Favorite vacation spot: Mexico
Hobbies: Music

 


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.  A behind the scenes contributor from Tuff Turf’s beginning, Vickie officially came on board in 2017 to take a more active role.

Favorite Vacation Spot:  Alaska
Favorite Sports Team:  Any team one of my son’s is on
Hobbies:  enjoying the outdoors, time with friends and family, reading


Nathan Zylstra

Nathan is my eldest son.    He loves animals and would own a zoo if he could.  He likes to read, and ride roller coasters.  He caught his first mole in the fall of 2006.  Nathan became a licensed pest technician in 2019. He keeps our shop clean, helps in the office, and fixes my mistakes.

 

 


Sam Zylstra

Sam is my middle son.  He loves basketball and football.  He has been brain washed into the Detroit Lions mantra of “this is our year”.  He also loves to read.  Sam helps out with many tasks on the computer which include measuring lawns and entering data entry.

 

 


Andrew (Drew) Zylstra

My strong willed youngest who doesn’t like anything until he is forced into it.  His role is to increase the gray hairs on my head and constantly change settings on my cell phone.  Drew also enjoys picking on Jeff and playing pranks on him.

 

 


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.  She has yet to find anybody that can resist her charm.