Alex LarocqueInstaller @ Orleans Boat World & Sports
Alex was born and raised in Ottawa. He developed and interest in cars at a very young age. He obtained his college diploma as an automotive technician from La Cite Collegiale. After graduating, Alex became an automotive apprentice for 5 years while also working at Orleans Boat World in the summer. Over time, his interests transitioned to marine mechanics and he hasn’t looked back since. What Alex loves most about his job is the privilege to make customers happy by installing custom upgrades to their boats.
In his free time, Alex enjoys spending his time at the cottage. He loves fishing and boating with friends, family, and his dog Diesel.
Allen MuirService Advisor @ Orleans Boat World & Sports
Allen hails from Wendover, ON. He is a licensed automotive technician as well as a certified forklift operator. He began working at Orleans Boat World & Sports in 2010 as a technician and eventually moved to the front service counter in order to broaden his experience. He truly loves meeting new people and finds it rewarding to help customers.
Allen is happily married and has two children. His hobbies include working on his cars and boat. He also enjoys spending quality time with family and friends.
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Dan DubreuilProduct Specialist @ Orleans Boat World & Sports
Dan is originally from Quebec but moved to Ottawa when he was only 10 years old. Dan attended college to obtain a certificate in business and sales. After graduating, he worked at Bell for 20 years as an account executive. In 2014, when he heard that Orleans Boat World was looking for a new member of their sales team, Dan jumped at the opportunity and has been with us ever since. As a people person, his favorite part of his job is meeting new customers and getting to know them.
Dan has been happily married for 20 years. In his spare time, Dan stays busy being the head coach of his son’s competitive hockey and baseball teams.
Daniel ProulxCo-Owner @ Orleans Boat World & Sports
Dan hails from Orleans where, at a very young age, he discovered his passion for boating and fishing. In 1992, he became a professional accountant in the public sector as a controller. In his 15 years as an accountant, Dan learned about the business world and grew an interest in becoming a business owner. In 2007, he joined forces with his friend Marc to make his dreams a reality. Together, they purchased a small local boat dealership which would grow to become Orleans Boat World & Sports.
Dan and his wife Michelle have two wonderful daughters. Like their dad, they enjoy spending time on the boat as well as fishing. In his spare time, Dan also plays hockey and enjoys spending time with friend and family.
Dave RitchieParts Manager @ Orleans Boat World & Sports
Dave was born in Barrie and moved to Ottawa in 1971. His fascination for everything automotive and mechanical led him to peruse his education at Algonquin College where he obtained his automotive and truck & coach technician licenses. Following his schooling, he began his career in the parts department of major automotive stores. In 2011, Dave joined the Orleans Boat World team and now has over 30 years of experience serving technicians and customers alike. Most of all, Dave loves being a part of a team and creating lasting memories for his customers.
Dave is happily married with two children and enjoys taking family camping trips or going to the cottage. He also loves various water sports as well as boating, fishing, and scuba diving.
Dion FitzgeraldInstaller @ Orleans Boat World & Sports
Dion was born in New Brunswick but has lived all over Canada. For 10 years, he worked as an automotive technician and service advisor before transitioning to the marine industry. In 2013, he joined the Orleans Boat World team and truly loves his job as an installer.
Dion is married and has two daughters that love to have fun and enjoy life. In his free time, Dion love to play and fix guitars. He also enjoys camping, kayaking and spending time with family.
Francois LarabieInstaller @ Orleans Boat World & Sports
Frank was born and raised in Ottawa. He developed an interest in the marine industry in 2002 while working at G&G Lalonde. When the store changed to the Orleans Boat World name, Frank stuck around and became an integral part of the team. He started as a marine technician but has since transitioned to an installation position to pursue his interests. His favorite aspect of his job is rigging boats and learning about the latest and greatest fishing electronics.
Frank is recently married and looks forward to starting his own family. He is also an avid outdoorsman and enjoys fishing, hunting, ATVing and snowmobiling in his free time.
Huguette “Yugie” LalondeComptes payables et recevables @ Orleans Boat World & Sports
Huguette was born in Bourget. Growing up, she enjoyed going to school and especially loved math. For a long time, she worked for the federal government and retired after 41 years of service. Yugie was one of the first employees at Orleans Boat & Sports when the store first opened in 2007. A hard worker, she has been an important part of the team ever since. Yugie enjoys her work and prefers to call it a hobby over a job.
Huguette has a daughter and a grandson. On her time off, she loves spending as much time as she can with her family.
Jeffrey McgarryProduct Specialist @ Orleans Boat World & Sports
Jeff is from Quebec City. His passion for boating began when he purchased his very own boat in 2011. Shortly after, he joined the Orleans Boat World team and has loved it ever since. His favorite aspect of his job is seeing the joy of first-time boat buyers leave with their new rig!
In his free time, Jeff enjoys playing hockey, skiing, fishing, and relaxing at the cottage with his wonderful family.
Luc HouleCo-Owner @ Monde du Bateau
Luc was born in Vanier and has a burning passion for hockey. He even ran his own local business called Houle Sports, which specialized mostly in hockey equipment. In doing so, Luc gained a lot of retail experience which he now applies as a valuable member of the Orleans Boat World team. Luc’s favorite aspect of his job is taking care of customers that ultimately become his friends. Luc has been with the company since 2009 and is now shaping the future of our new location: Monde du Bateau in L’Ange Gardien, Qc.
Mandy AstleController @ Orleans Boat World & Sports
Mandy grew up in Alexandria, a small town just outside of Ottawa. After spending many years working in the restaurant industry, she completed the Business Administration Program and Algonquin College, majoring in accounting. She enjoys working with numbers because there is always a right answer. She has also worked as the bookkeeper of a law firm before joining our amazing team in 2018. Mandy enjoys learning new things, including more about the boat industry, as everyone is so friendly and helpful.
Mandy is the proud mom of an amazing little boy, who always keeps her occupied. In her free time, she loves to stay active and spend time outdoors.
Marc SavageCo-Owner @ Orleans Boat World & Sports
Marc was born and raised in Orleans. Growing up on a family farm, he quickly picked up a strong work ethic and found an interest in the trades as a plumber. However, during the technology boom of the 1990’s, Marc refocused his career and began working in the computer industry. After many years in computer security, Marc joined forces with his friend Dan and began seeking business opportunities. This soon led to the opening of Orleans Boat World & Sports in 2007. Now, Marc not only loves the excitement and challenges the business brings but also enjoys bringing happiness to people’s lives in helping them find the perfect boat.
Marc has been happily married for 31 years to his wife Lynne and together they have two lovely daughters as well as two fantastic sons-in-law. Marc enjoys fishing, wake surfing, and spending time with family and friends.
Martin BrissonService Advisor @ Orleans Boat World & Sports
Martin was raised in Embrun, ON and graduated from the University of Ottawa with a bachelor’s degree in biology as well as a teaching certificate. From a very young age, Martin developed an interest in recreational boating and quickly learned to fish with his Dad. Together, they began fishing local tournaments, which Martin continues to do to this day. At work, he combines his love of teaching and fishing by sharing stories and fishing tips with customers.
In his spare time, Martin simply enjoys being outdoors. He loves fishing, hunting, hiking, and pursuing his dream of someday becoming a professional angler.
Mathieu PatryCo-propriétaire @ Monde du Bateau
Mathieu was born and raised in Gatineau, where he began boating as a toddler. Prior to working with the Orleans Boat World team, Matt managed Tommy & Lefebvre in Ottawa. A loving father of four, he loves the outdoors and likes to spend time with his family. Now a member of our Quebec location, Monde du Bateau, Matt is adamant about providing a fun and easy way for customers to purchase and maintain their boat. Most of all, Matt is always looking to improve the overall customer experience in our stores.
Melanie CampeauDigital Content Creator / Marketing Specialist @ Orleans Boat World & Sports
Melanie is from Ottawa. Her passion for creating digital memories started when she first picked up a professional camera in 2016. Over the years, she became more involved in the fishing and boating industry by making promotional videos for her father’s fishing sponsors. Melanie has been with Orleans Boat World & Sports since 2018 and loves everything about her job. She is always open to new learning opportunities in order to improve herself in her work.
In her spare time, Mel loves to keep busy by playing hockey and travelling the world one country at a time. She also enjoys hiking, woodworking, scuba diving, making crafts and having good times with friends and family.
Mike GodkinService Manager @ Orleans Boat World & Sports
Mike is from Orleans, ON. From a young age, Mike developed an interest in the automotive industry. He was a licensed automotive technician for 7 years before joining the Orleans Boat World team in 2011. Mike is now a certified marine technician for Mercury, Mercruiser, BRP Evinrude, Kawasaki and Ilmor. Mike is open to learning new things and enjoys working in a great environment with awesome coworkers.
Mike is happily married and has two beautiful children that keep him busy with sports and extracurricular activities. In his spare time, Mike loves playing sports such as hockey and baseball.
Myles WestProduct Specialist @ Orleans Boat World & Sports
Myles was born in Hamilton, ON and spent his early childhood in Newfoundland, where he discovered a love for the outdoors and fishing. Naturally, he turned his passion into a career and has now been working in the boating industry for over 20 years. His favorite aspect of his job is being able to help people get on the water to experience the same enjoyment he has while boating and fishing.
When Myles isn’t working, he is fishing! Fishing! Fishing! He also occasionally likes to play golf.
Pierre-Claude “Pic” PageTechnician @ Orleans Boat World & Sports
Pic was born and raised in Rockland. At a young age, he enjoyed summer employment washing boats at local marinas. This fueled his passion for the marine industry. Since then, he has worked at many marinas and even has his own mobile marine business. Pic joined the Orleans Boat World family in 2018. His favorite part of his job is working hard with the other fantastic technicians at the shop.
Pic is married and has two daughters that keep him very busy. When he has free time, he enjoys ice fishing, ATVing, and camping.
Robin WeinerF&I Business Manager @ Orleans Boat World & Sports
Robin is originally from Montreal where she lived most of her life. 12 years ago, she moved to Orleans and immediately began working at Orleans Boat World. Robin enjoys seeing her customers’ reaction when their dreams become a reality. Robin has been happily married for 9 years and has an 8-year-old son as well as two step sons. In the winter, Robin spends a lot of time in arenas watching her son play hockey. In the summer, she spends as much time as possible on the boat at the cottage.
Will HutchisonCertified Technician @ Orleans Boat World & Sports
Will was born in Peterborough where his interest in the boating industry began at a young age, pumping gas at a local marina. He quickly found a passion in marine mechanics and obtained an advanced diploma at Algonquin College as a Mechanical Engineering Technologist. After graduating, he joined the Orleans Boat World family and has been loving it ever since.
In his spare time, Will likes spending time with friends and enjoys fishing, walking on the beach, enjoying Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain.