Eric Johnstone purchased Anchors Way Marina in 2013 and has come a long way in lifting and expanding the marina, as well as adding amenities and working with the Saint Joseph area to accommodate marina-based clientele. Eric has extensive background in business ownership and commercial real estate sales, and has owned multiple companies including a construction company, property management businesses. Driven with passion and realistic goals, Eric relocated to the St. Joseph area with his wife to pursue this incredible opportunity.
Being in marine mechanics for over 30 years, Tony’s knowledge in the boating industry has allowed Anchor’s Way to expand exponentially in the Service Department. As our new Head Mechanic, Tony oversees the service department, and handles all work orders mechanically related. During his free time, Tony enjoys days at the races, tinkering with engines, and all things to do with his grandchildren. From installing new spark plugs to rebuilding entire engines, Tony introduces Anchor’s Way Marina to a new “full-service line” of marine rebuilds and repairs.
Lead Sailboat Rigger & Boat Maintenance
Nolan worked for Mercedes, Volvo and was awarded a Master Certificate in Sales for Volkswagen. With over 50 years of sailboat knowledge and expertise, Nolan is a great asset in service and yard work here at Anchor’s Way. You will find Nolan working hard stepping masts, handling preventative maintenance inspections, and providing many other services for boaters year round. He is our DJ (“Dirty Jobs”) Master! Nolan has traveled the inter-coastal to the Gulf of Mexico, the Apostle Islands to Whitefish Bay – from the Port of Texas to Clearwater. Prior to Anchor’s Way Marina, Nolan worked for Mercedes, Volvo, and Volkswagen. Nolan also owned a boat and automobile sales business for over 14 years, naturally called “Surf & Turf.” Nolan and his wife Deana have been happily married for over 12 years. He obtains a 50 Ton Registered Master Certificate, Coast Guard Delivery Captain (2017).
New Yard Foreman, Terrance, works concisely to ensure all operations in the Yard are handled correctly. Terrance oversees all spring launches, fall haul-out, and assists in organizing storage placement on site. In progress, Terrance will manage a mobile marine mechanic crew, striving to be your one stop shop for any travel mechanic issue. When Terrance is not working, he enjoys fishing on the big lake (Michigan) and spending time with his wife and two sons.
Paint & Detail Technician
Katie has been on Anchor’s Way crew for just over four years now and has held many positions over that time. Starting in the office handling all administrative duties, Katie decided that was not her calling, and asked to be put in the yard! Happily, Katie handles all paint and detail work on boats as well as assisting the launch crew for spring launches and fall haul-out processes. She has worked our gas docks as well as provided customer service in our Ship Store. Katie is pursuing a degree in Business Administration while working full-time at the marina and shows eagerness to continue to grow with the company while involving herself in the marine atmosphere.
Ronaldo is our all-around guy at Anchor’s Way Marina. He assists Katie in paint and detail work and is part of our yard launch crew. Ronaldo sufficiently knows how to run our yard trailers and equipment and can handle bottom paint jobs from start to finish. Ronaldo assists wherever help is needed and is a great asset to the Anchor’s Way team. In his free time, Ronaldo likes to drive race cars and spend quality time with friends and family.
Local to Saint Joseph, Carly grew up on the lake. Carly attended Calvin College and graduated with honors in English and Integrated Science for Elementary Education. Back for the summer, Carly is enjoying Anchor’s Way Marina at the front desk and will be of assistance to all our boaters this season. She enjoys reading, hiking, and fishing.
Lauren is involved with all administration here at Anchor’s Way Marina. She oversees scheduling launches, creating estimates for service work, and organizing crew duties and tasks. You will find Lauren at our front desk office eager to assist with any boating needs. In her free time, Lauren enjoys reading, painting, and long walks on the beach with her children.