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Our mole-busting team
Our mole-busting team

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 Owner 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 

Josh Brown
Josh joined our team in May of ’18 as a pest control technician. He comes to us with 5 years of experience. He is married and has 2 boys, Zayne & Kyle.
Birthplace:  Middleville, MI
Favorite Activity: Camping
Favorite Movie: Kung Pow
Favorite Vacation Spot: Soo Locks

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

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


Jacob Klatt
Jacob has worked in the industry since 2013 and joined our team in 2017.
Birthplace: Newnan, Georgia
Family: Wife Mason
Favorite Movies: Dumb & Dumber, The Breakfast Club
Favorite Vacation Spot:  Any sunny and warm beach.
Hobbies: He likes action sports.

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
Trent is a big Jeff Gordon fan!

Cody Timmer
Cody joined the team in 2016!
Family: Wife Alexandra & expecting their first child in 2020!
Hobbies: Playing piano and snowboarding
Vacation Spot: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Favorite Movie: Memento

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

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

Zach Zawacki
Zach is a GVSU student who works summers  and part time in the fall!
Hobbies: Scuba diving and swimming
Music: Rock
Family: 2 Brothers and a sister
Zach grew up in Byron Center!



Oliver Weesner
Oliver is a Cornerstone University student who works summers for us!


Office Staff:

Jeff Skully
Jeff is our production 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

Melissa Hunter
Melissa is our Human Resources Manager and helps in any area needed around the office.
Family: Husband, 2 Daughters, 2 son-in-laws and 2 grandsons
Favorite Music: Christian and 80’s/90’s
Favorite Vacation Spot: Mexico
Hobbies: Enjoying the outdoors, family and sporting events

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

Don Green
Don has 3 years experience in the indudstry.
Family: Wife Lynn, 6 children and 10 grandchildren
Hobbies: Fishing, painting and reading
Music: Everything but hip hop/rap 🙂


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





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.