About WakeMAKERS

Meet the Team

Helping you have more fun on the water.
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The Philosophy

WakeMAKERS.com was started when two buddies in the wakeboard industry continually grew frustrated by the available options for equipping your boat with ballast. After awhile it became clear that they weren’t the only ones feeling this frustration. The duo set up shop in one of their garages and WakeMAKERS was started.

Fast forward to today and WakeMAKERS has significantly evolved since those early days in the garage. The goal remains the same though: helping others have more fun on the water. No longer just your trusted ballast experts, WakeMAKERS has everything you need for a successful lake day. From ballast solutions to props, boards, and more, the team of product experts here are ready to help get you the products you need for maximum pleasure and enjoyment on your boat.

Jason C WakeMAKERS
Jason C

  • Hometown: Bend, OR
  • Spirit Animal: Eagle
  • Hobbies:Auto detailing, tech products, outdoors activities
  • Lake Day Essentials: Good attitudes, good music, and a big enough wave to surf

Bryan S WakeMAKERS
Bryan S

  • Hometown: Happy Valley, OR
  • Spirit Animal: Parks Bonifay
  • Hobbies: Parenting, motorcycles, mountain biking, photography, and wakeskating
  • Lake Day Essentials: A full cooler, sunshine, good tunes, and the boat loaded to the rub rail

Bryan R WakeMAKERS
Bryan R

  • Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
  • Spirit Animal: I look to the water for spirit. If I need to choose an animal, I’d say a polar bear
  • Hobbies: Any water sports, raising my family, enjoying life with a positive attitude
  • Lake Day Essentials: Sunscreen, grub, flat water, and tight lines

Jill C WakeMAKERS
Jill C

  • Hometown: Bend, OR
  • Spirit Animal: Dolphin
  • Hobbies: Skiing, riding bikes, exploring with my kids
  • Lake Day Essentials: Vodka, candy, and music

Joel J WakeMAKERS
Joel J

  • Hometown: Bend, OR
  • Spirit Animal: Beaver
  • Hobbies: Skiing, mt. biking, working on cars, pottery
  • Lake Day Essentials: A boat, wave, and wakesurf board

Kiel M WakeMAKERS
Kiel M

  • Hometown: Bend, OR
  • Spirit Animal: Wild Moose
  • Hobbies: Roller skating, Barr3, and lightly jogging
  • Lake Day Essentials: Some beer, my buds, and babes

Chad W WakeMAKERS
Chad W

  • Hometown: Camas, WA
  • Spirit Animal: Great White Shark
  • Hobbies: Skiing, mt. biking, long walks on the beach
  • Lake Day Essentials: Some shades, a stocked cooler of cold drinks, and a GoPro

Jake B WakeMAKERS
Jake B

  • Hometown: Hillsboro, OR
  • Spirit Animal: Hedgehog
  • Hobbies: Mt. biking, traveling, and listening to books on Audible
  • Lake Day Essentials: Sunscreen, sunglasses, and good music

Travis D WakeMAKERS
Travis D

  • Hometown: Vale, OR
  • Spirit Animal: Mountain Goat
  • Hobbies: Hiking, snowboarding, and mt. biking
  • Lake Day Essentials: A tequilla concoction, my boonie hat, and my favorite Ronix wakesurf board at the time

Clay T WakeMAKERS
Clay T

  • Hometown: Athens, OH
  • Spirit Animal: Trout
  • Hobbies: Fishing, long walks on the beach fishing, drinking beer while fishing
  • Lake Day Essentials: A tasty beverage, towel, and a good group of people

Aaron H WakeMAKERS
Aaron H

  • Hometown: Portland, OR
  • Spirit Animal: Guinea pig
  • Hobbies: Model trains, electronics, photography, working on cars
  • Lake Day Essentials: Boat w/ WaveControl, a wakeboard, and music

Jenny S WakeMAKERS
Jenny S

  • Hometown: Wilamette Valley, OR
  • Spirit Animal: Wolf
  • Hobbies: Mt. biking, rock climbing, and wakeboarding
  • Lake Day Essentials: Beer, sun, and my friends

Anthony A WakeMAKERS
Anthony A

  • Hometown: Bend, OR
  • Spirit Animal: Lion
  • Hobbies: Working out
  • Lake Day Essentials: Beer and a boat full of my friends

Chris H WakeMAKERS
Chris H

  • Hometown: Sonora, CA
  • Spirit Animal: Polar bear
  • Hobbies: Fly fishing and kayaking
  • Lake Day Essentials: Clear water, a nice beach, and blue skies

Chris W WakeMAKERS
Chris W

  • Hometown: Bend, OR
  • Spirit Animal: Tiger
  • Hobbies: Dirt biking, fishing, and lounging
  • Lake Day Essentials: Sunshine and boardshorts

Eli R WakeMAKERS
Eli R

  • Hometown: Bend, OR
  • Spirit Animal: Falcon
  • Hobbies: Longboarding and camping
  • Lake Day Essentials: Good weather, good friends, and good beer

Tom T WakeMAKERS
Tom T

  • Hometown: Bend, OR
  • Spirit Animal: Bear
  • Hobbies: Hiking, camping, and walking up mountains
  • Lake Day Essentials: Water, sunblock, and lots of snacks

Andrew O WakeMAKERS
Andrew O

  • Hometown: Bend, OR
  • Spirit Animal: Raven
  • Hobbies: Skiing, biking, ultimate frisbee
  • Lake Day Essentials: Sunscreen, towel, shorts, shades, SNACKS, frisbee, and SMILES