Boating Career Day

Presented by NMMA logo

Date: Friday, January 31st

Time: 10:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Where: Seminar Area

Launch your Career

Discover the many rewarding career opportunities in the marine industry. On the water, in the shop or behind a desk—it’s your choice. Career paths range from skilled labor including technical, mechanical, and electrical talent to sales, service and management professionals. Come learn what it takes to get started, get career advice from marine business professionals, hear about job openings and enjoy a fun day at the boat show.

Speaker Panel

Warren Kurtz, Yamaha University 
Warren Kurtz is District Service Manager (Supporting MO, KS, AR, OK. with Dealership Development, Technical Assistance Resources and Technical College Representative) at Yamaha University.

Jeremy Anderson, Big Thunder Marine
Started in the boat business as pro shop manager in Chicago area in 2001. Lived in Wisconsin my whole life until moving to Lake of the Ozarks in 2016 to take over Big Thunder Marine. In less than 4 years we’ve become the largest volume boat dealer at LOTO, been a part of 4 acquisitions, built 2 showrooms and a large service shop and become a top dealer for all of the brands we carry. I grew up show skiing in Wisconsin and have always loved boats and boating and still barefoot today! I am married with 3 kids and we all truly love the water and live the “lake life”

Trish Ribaudo, YMCA
Trish Ribaudo is a level 3 US sailing certified instructor. She has been teaching for over 20 years and is developing a program with the YMCA at Creve Coeur lake. Trish is the current commodore of the Creve Coeur Sailing Assn and the membership manager at Carlyle Sailing Association.

Greg Surdyke, Surdyke Yamaha Marina

Job Board

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