Meet Our Staff

Eric Pedersen Eric Pedersen - General Manager

Discovering a passion for boating at an early age in the Thousand Islands region of Ontario Canada, Eric has flourished here in the Northwest with the countless nautical possibilities. At age 15, Eric built his first boat, a 17’ runabout, with his uncle and father in SE Portland. He was first introduced to Stevens Marine in 1988 when he purchased a Mercury 80hp engine to power this boat. Once completed, waterskiing, swimming, fishing and boating on the Willamette became daily summer activities for Eric. As a high-school student, funding for his water activities became a challenge. Eric was able to land a service position at the former landmark marina, Staff Jennings, a job that was immersed in his boating passions, and allowed him to keep his boat at the dock for waterskiing before and after work. After returning home from the University of Oregon in 1991, Eric found full-time employment here at Stevens Marine as a service writer. This in turn led to a sales position and ultimately to his current position as General Manager. With Eric’s long term tenure he has been able to work with pro staffers such as Jack Glass, Phil Smith, Russ Morrow, Terry Mulkey, Clancy and Ron Holt, Dan Dieter, Togiak River Lodge, Bruce Gipple of Horizon West along with many others gaining extensive insight in design and layout to best meet the objectives of the Northwest Sportsman. Boating continues to be a passion for Eric, whether it is tuna fishing 40 miles offshore, duck hunting in Eastern Oregon, fishing the Columbia, or pontooning with his wife and three children.

Location: Tigard | Phone: (503) 620-7023 | Email:
Eric Stevens Eric Stevens - Sales Manager

Eric literally grew up in the boat business. Some of Eric’s earliest memories are boating with his dad, Page Stevens, owner of Stevens Marine. Eric’s a passionate boater and fisherman who has worked in most phases of the boat business. “Life’s better in a boat” pretty well sums up Eric’s affinity and enthusiasm for boating as well as his complete commitment to his customer’s satisfaction. Eric’s worked as a rigger; he’s involved in test and evaluation of new boating products and has worked in several departments at Stevens Marine including sales, where’s he been for the past 6 years. When Eric’s not at the store he’s at home with his wife raising the next generation of Stevens boaters.

Location: Tigard | Phone: (503) 620-7023 Cell: (503) 341-7709 | Email:
Trent Vanzant Trent Vanzant - Sales

My name is Trent Vanzant and the Pacific Northwest is home. I spent much of my youth chasing ducks, geese, turkeys, big game species, salmon, steelhead and sturgeon with my father and a close group of childhood and family friends. Over time, it has become clear to me that hunting and fishing is my passion in life. There is nothing better than the anticipation that builds up when a big mob of Cackler geese tornado into my decoy spread. I live for getting up at o’dark thirty and loading up the Alumaweld Super Vee with close family and friends and heading down to the coastal rivers of NW Oregon to anchor up and cast the first bobber at first light for fall Chinook Salmon. The faint sounds of turkeys gobbling from a distance to the last 30 yards when the tom comes barreling into my decoy spread gives me a high and adrenaline rush like no other. I’ve spent my life in the outdoors, and what I have learned in the field and mountains far surpasses what I have learned in the classroom.

Besides the outdoors, shooting sports, and spending time with family and friends, I graduated from Western Oregon University with a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice. I have worked has a Public Safety Officer for a local private university, and I have also worked at local law enforcement and corrections agencies. I have since moved on to a Sales Associate position at Stevens Marine and I look forward to sharing my love and knowledge of the outdoors, hunting, fishing and boat recreation with others. My family has been a longtime customer of Stevens Marine and we have received nothing but second to none customer service from Stevens Marine. I am excited to be part of the Stevens Marine family, and I look forward to helping others realize their passion for the outdoors.

Location: Tigard | Phone: 503-620-7023 | Email:
Zach Shirley Zach Shirley - Sales

Born and raised here in the Pacific Northwest, boating, fishing, and hunting quickly became a passion of mine. My dad had a big influence getting me hooked on these hobbies at a young age. Even to this day you can find me on the rivers here in Oregon or SW Washington pursuing Salmon and Steelhead on almost every day off. Right out of high school I started working in the outdoor industry which has opened up a lot of opportunity and led me where I am today. I joined the Stevens Marine team back in 2013, where I got hired as the inventory manager, which led me to getting hired in sales. I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge and passion of the outdoors with others, while also helping them get the boat of their dreams. My family has been customers of Stevens Marine, and has owned Alumaweld boats for as long as I can remember, and has always received top notch customer service. I plan on delivering the same to you.

Location: Tigard | Phone: 503-620-7023 | Email:
Brad Engel Brad Engel - Vice President

I’m a native Oregonian and grew up boating in the northwest and enjoying our rivers and lakes my entire life. My passion for boating led me to seek employment in the marine industry. I’ve had the pleasure of working for Stevens Marine over 22 years and look forward to many more years serving our loyal customers now spanning three generations.

Location: Milwaukie | Phone: (503) 652-1444 | Email:
Chris Burgi Chris Burgi - Sales Manager

My career with Stevens Marine has spanned more than 26 years. This long term commitment and my passion for the outdoors provide me with the necessary knowledge to match the Northwest boater with the perfect boat package. Who would have thought that my skateboard ride from High School to work would have taken me down a life path that I love. I started with the company as a boat washer then boat rigger, parts manager, salesman and now sales manager giving me a well-rounded knowledge of our products. As an avid boater and fisherman I am in touch with the demands of the Northwest waters. Whether it’s navigating a drift boat down the river or jet boating upstream, I am a passionate enthusiast. I have spent over 16 years specializing in financing to help insure that the boat you want can get financed at the best possible rates and terms. I look forward to many more years of helping our customers.

Location: Milwaukie | Phone: (503) 652-1444 Cell: (503) 519-4450 | Email:
Craig Mostul Craig Mostul - Sales

Craig’s been with Stevens Marine since 1991 and worked in the Sport fishing industry since 1986. A passionate fisherman and boater, Craig spends his off-time on the water or with his family. Craig has owned over a dozen Alumaweld Boats and is a skilled whitewater, shallow-water and big water boater.

Location: Milwaukie | Phone: (503) 705-9110 | Email:
Mike Geertsen Mike Geertsen - Sales

Born in Bellevue Washington, lived there for a short 6 years at which time moved to Milwaukie Oregon and have been here since. I’ve grown up fishing and hunting all over the Northwest. On my off time I enjoy Archery Hunting with my boys Joey & Nick and friends. Other interests include coaching baseball for the Putnam Youth Baseball program. I’m fairly new to the Stevens Marine staff, but look forward to the opportunity to provide excellent service and products to existing customers and to those who are new.

Location: Milwaukie | Phone: (503) 652-1444 Cell: (503) 704-8675 | Email:
Christian Ruscitti Christian Ruscitti - Sales

I've grown up in Portland and have been around boating and fishing since a very young age. After high school the love of the outdoors brought me to Missoula, MT where I graduated with a business degree from the University of Montana. During the last 15 years living in Western Montana I've had some amazing experiences boating and fishing the many lakes and rivers the area has to offer. I've gained a huge amount of experience in the industry during that time and after returning home to the Pacific Northwest I couldn't be happier to be a part of the Stevens Marine sales team. Looking forward to providing the best customer service possible and to help customers get into a boat that meets their needs.

Location: Milwaukie | Phone: 503-652-1444 | Email: