Meet Our Team

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Curtis Bunch

Owner




Mark Bunch

Service Manager

 Service Manager- Mark, our service manager, has been born and raised in Bunch Marine, alongside his brother, Curtis Bunch. Ever since Mark was born, he has been involved in the Bunch Marine business as his grandfather built it. When he was in high school, his career started out here as he helped maintain the shop. He did everything from clean boats, parts, sales, service, etc. He has been working here for 26 years full time. Mark currently holds Mercury Outboard Certification, and is a former holder of OMC Certification. He looks forward to bettering his career by working toward Mercruiser Certification and a Bachelors of Science in Business Management. Mark enjoys pleasure fishing and recreational boating on the weekends with his family and friends. As a family man, Mark and his wife, Angie, have three beautiful kids. His oldest daughter, Allison, 22, is a graduate from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He has twins, Marcus and Mackenzie, 16, who play competitive and high school soccer. Mark and his family also enjoys hiking in the Great Smokey Mountain State Park. Mark has dedicated his career to this business and work to help make Bunch Marine the best family business it can be.

Mark Bunch

Jeff White

Sales




Mary Lou King

Parts and Accessories/Service Writer

 Marylou is from Souderton, PA. She has a total of 29 years in the marine industry. In 1988, her career with the marine business started as a friend of hers in Quakertown, PA had an opening for a service writer at Highway Marine. From there, in 1992, she advanced to Nichole’s Marine in Lenoir City. Here at Bunch Marine she deals with sales, warranties, service and parts. She also takes care of all of the apparel department and accessories. Marylou works with us to achieve great boat shows and Tennessee Team Trail Tournaments. She loves to travel and spend time with her daughter, Christen.

Mary Lou King

Kenny Barding

Parts and Accessories/Service Writer

Kenny is originally from Havelock, NC but moved to Kingston with his family in 2013. Prior to coming to work at Bunch Marine two years ago, he had over 20 years experience in the automotive industry. He worked in service, the body shop, and parts. As he is new to the marine business, he came to Bunch Marine to gain education about boating. Kenny has achieved three years in college. He is a Ford Master Certified Automotive Service Consultant, Master Certified Body Shop Manager, and a recipient of General Motors Mark of Excellence Parts Manager. Kenny works alongside Marylou so they can achieve the best service to their customers. In Kenny’s free time, he likes to fish local, including our very own TN Team Trail, and Nashville tournaments. As a member of the Percy Priest Fishing Tournament, he has won a 200+ boat tournament, and in 2004, a 1st place. Kenny and his wife, Jamie, have one daughter, Bailey.

Kenny Barding

Gina Cotton

Customer Service Administrator

 Gina is from the big town of Kenosha, WI. She has a total of 13 years of retail experience. Gina has been working at Bunch Marine for 5 years now. She started out as the sales coordinator and now she exceeds to handle the price sheets, manages inventory, finance and insurance, etc. She is our all around lady as she extends her career in any way that she can. When off work, Gina loves to fish with her family and friends. She has one son, one daughter, and 3 gorgeous grandchildren. Gina has exceptional customer service and plans to pursue her career at Bunch Marine.

Gina Cotton

Elizabeth Hanley

Accounting Manager

Elizabeth is originally from Georgia, and now lives in the  local Sweetwater area. She has a Bachelors Degree from Tennessee Wesleyan College in Accounting. To pursue her education, she received her Masters of Accountancy Degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Elizabeth has a total of 7 years of accounting experience, and two years experience in the boating industry. She started out at a manufacturing company, and came to Bunch Marine in 2015. Here, Elizabeth tracks cost inventory, takes care of bills, and book keeps. As an active church member, Elizabeth and her husband, Jonathan, have three beautiful kids. 



Chris Loy

Service Rigger

Chris, a Tennessee native, grew up in Clinton, TN. He has been working at Bunch Marine for 6 years now. Chris developed a strong interest in boating at a young age as he grew up around boats with his family. He fishes tournaments and loves to take his two daughters skiing, tubing, and boarding. He is a Certified Mercury Technician and plans to progress his limits by learning more and more each day. Excellent customer relations/interaction. On water demonstrations at time of pick up

Chris Loy


 



Michael Shelton

Service

Michael Shelton

A J Jenkins

Service- Mechanical Technician

 Aaron (AJ) is from the local town of Maryville, TN. AJ has grown up fishing and boating. He has 18 years of experience in the boating industry. Straight out of high school, he started his career at a boat dealership. There, he did everything from cleaning boats, parts, service and management. He maintained his learning by graduating from Louisville Technical Institutes Marine Mechanical Technology course. He is Indmar certified and has attended service schools from Mercury, Yamaha, Evinrude/Johnson, and Skiers Choice. Along with that, he is also an avid fisherman. AJ has 3 young boys.



Lane Johnson

Service

Lane Johnson

Brian Leach

Service Rigger

Brian has been born and raised in Kingston, TN. He grew up boating and finally bought his first boat when he was 20 years old and became an avid fisherman. Prior to working at Bunch Marine, he was in lawn care and landscaping. He has been here for 2 years and is a very hard worker as he promotes his abilities every day. Brian has fished numerous local tournaments and has finished 4th on Cherokee for Fishers of Men on April 22nd of 2017. Brian has two kids, one daughter and one son whom of which he enjoys fishing with.