Our Marine Staff

Tom D’Amico - Owner / sales / certified technician

Tom D’Amico

Owner / sales / certified technician
Owner and yearly certified technician since 1986, parts, service support Tom has a long history in the marine field. His father, Dominic D’Amico, owned and operated Aero Marine in Three Lakes, WI, a successful marine and snowmobile dealership during his childhood. Tom would stay in the marine field and train to be a certified technician. His career included working for Duchow’s in Pewaukee, Riechert’s Performance Center in WI, Lakeside Marina in Oshkosh and Shoreline in Green Lake, WI. During this time he also ran a mobile marine service. In 1997, his dream of owning his own business came true and Mid-State Marine, Inc. was formed. Since Tom grew up in the beautiful Wisconsin north woods, today he is an avid bow hunter and outdoorsman.
Julie A. Ruedinger - Marketing/Customer Service

Julie A. Ruedinger

Marketing/Customer Service
Julie joined Mid-State Marine, Inc. in 1999 after meeting Tom and starting marketing and developing the business. Growing up in a family owned independent automobile repair shop, Julie has a strong background in mechanics and parts knowledge. Apply that to the marine industry and it becomes a natural fit to market the business, parts support, and customer service. Julie enjoys the outdoors, gardening, woodworking and her pets.
Bret Christensen - Lead technician / certified technician

Bret Christensen

Lead technician / certified technician
Certified Lead Technician -formerly from Taylor Lake Marine in Waupaca, WI. Brett has 30 years of marine experience Bret is a certified Mercury Marine technician, attending yearly update classes. That knowledge lets our customers know that he is capable of repairing the newest model outboards we sell, as well as older product. Bret enjoys family and friends, hunting, fishing and teaches gun safety classes.
John Zychowicz - Lead Rigger/Certified Technician

John Zychowicz

Lead Rigger/Certified Technician
John has been in the marine industry for over 20 years. Well versed in electronics, GPS systems, trolling motors, John is the perfect rigger for your new boat. Attention to detail is his priority, rigging every boat as if it were his own. Fit and finish on the final product is a must for John. John is an avid bow hunter and fisherman.
Todd Dontje - Service manager /  parts / Archery Specialist

Todd Dontje

Service manager / parts / Archery Specialist
Todd has over 40 years in the Archery business. He is the former owner of the Archery Shack in Neenah, WI. His hobbies include 3D spot shooting, local tournaments and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

Pro Staff

Bill Stoeger - Owner & experienced guide for the Wolf River system.

Bill Stoeger

Owner & experienced guide for the Wolf River system.
Riverside Fishing Guide Services – established 1996 – Fremont, WI. Bill Stoeger – Owner & experienced guide for the Wolf River system. Walleye, white bass, small mouth bass, cat fish, northern pike, pan fish. Bill has spent his life on the Wolf River and knows how and where to catch fish! Boat: G3 V185C and Yamaha F150 and Yamaha F6.
Gary Gottschalk - Skeeter Boats

Gary Gottschalk

Skeeter Boats
Gary belongs to the Big Sacks Bass Club, a TBF affiliated club. He also helps local charities and is a firefighter. Winner of the 2009 Fisher’s of Men National Tournament Trail, Wolf River, Winneconne, WI. Boat: Skeeter ZX225 and Yamaha VZ225.