A native of New Jersey, Jim graduated from Manville high school. He then went to college and got his degree in criminal justice and environmental science from Raritan Valley College. After college Jim attended the Middlesex County Police Academy. He began his career for the New Jersey Transit Police Department in 1983. He then transferred over to the Montgomery Township Police Department in Belle Mead, New Jersey in 1985. He then retired from the Montgomery Township Police Department in January of 2002. As a police officer he received 3 meritorious service awards, 2 life-saving awards, one exceptional duty award, honorable service award, seven letters of recommendation for arrests and convictions, Elks police officer of the year, Rotary international club honored guest, and was the New Jersey State PBA delegate.
Jim then purchased Long Lake Marina in May of 1999. He then became the President and CEO of LLM in January of 2002. Accomplishments at LLM include: distinguished dealer for Avalon and Tahoe Pontoon Boats, national sales award for Avalon and Tahoe Pontoon Boats from 2002 consecutively to present, presidential award from Polaris industries and top dealer for Polaris industries in 2002. He has also won the White Diamond award winner for Yamaha watercraft beginning in 2006 and running consecutively to present.
He is a member of Lakes Environmental Association and past board member. Jim’s hobbies include hiking, fishing, and boating, and he is antique car enthusiast. His 1970 Ford Mustang and 1966 Ford Bronco can be seen driving around in the summer months. He also enjoys football, ice hockey, snowmobiling, water sports, and beer stein collecting. Jim is extremely proud of his employees and customers at Long Lake Marina. He is always striving to sell quality products and conduct business honestly through integrity and loyalty while providing family fun on the water.
After starting out working in all facets of the business, James graduated from the University of Southern Maine in 2009 with a B.A. in Business Administration and Economics. At that time he was groomed for the sales and marketing director position at the marina. As the sales and marketing director, he is well versed in all of our product offerings. James handles sales and marketing aspects for the marina.
Thanks to James the marina has won the Super High Output CSI award for Yamaha boats and watercraft, the highest ranking available. He also has the highest CSI score in the world for Tige Ski Boats. James’s hobbies include wake surfing, boating and spending time with friends and family, and his crazy German shorthaired pointer, Hunter.
Jon was born and raised in the local area, graduating high school at Lake Region, and completed a post graduate year at Bridgton Academy in 2009. Jon started at LLM’s Service Department helping with Yard Operations, and small mechanical work. Now, working in the sales department, Jon specializes in Nautique Wake Boats, Yamaha Ski Boats and Watercraft. Jon enjoys wake surfing, boating, hockey, and base jumping. Jon is a proud father of a baby boy, Mason Carter Norris.
Morgan has lived locally in Hiram for 24 years and graduated from USM in 2014 with a degree in Business Administration - General Management, as well as a minor in Environmental Science. She has the coolest Shih-Poo dog named Willie who loves to play fetch for hours and hours, and is known to always be willing to share photos and videos of him. Some of Morgan's interests includes traveling, cooking and speding time in the outdoors with her family and friends.
Steve started working for Long Lake Marina in high school, where he worked on the gas docks and helped with rental pick-ups. After graduating high school he attended college to become a marine technician. He has been working as a technician for LLM for the past 10 years and was recently promoted to Shop Foreman.
Steve is certified to work on, Mercury and Yamaha Four Strokes Systems, Fuel Systems, Nautique Qualified, PCM inboard certified, Mercury Inboards and Outboards, Mercury stern drives, and he is also 5 Star Certified. Some of Steve’s hobbies outside of work include: wake surfing, wakeboarding, boating and spending time with his family.
Stephen started working in the marine business when he was in high school on gas docks at other marinas. After high school, Stephen went to MMI (Marine Mechanics Institution) in Orlando, Florida where he graduated in 2011 with his Marine Mechanics Certificate. Stephen is also 5 Star Certified and has 2 years certified with Mercury. He is diligently working towards Yamaha outboard certification. In his spare time he enjoys boating, camping, snowboarding and spending time with his family and friends.
After several years of helping Long Lake Marina come up with innovate ways of marketing their products, Jarrod joined the team in January of 2015. His expertise lies in creative strategies and digital advertising, and his concepts can be seen in many ways here at the marina. Jarrod’s a native of Portland, and an avid songwriter.