Our staff

We love our staff. We want you to too. 

 
 
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Margo Mikolitis

Margo opened Just Add Water the summer of 2013. Her and her husband, Mark, have two daughters and also own Lakeshore Lodging in Saugatuck. Margo is the glue that keeps the store together; however, when she does get the rare moment off she loves to travel, hike the dunes, and enjoys afternoons reading on the beach. 

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Mark Mikolitis

Mark is the Co-Owner of Just Add Water and you can often find him hanging around the shop making friends with all of our customers.When he isn't at the shop or running Lakeshore Lodging he enjoys beach hikes with the store pups, Jack and Gabby. 

 
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Emily 

It is Emily's third year at the shop, and she is our "Hut Nut," keeping our back stock organized and smooth running; however, she claims that "board runs are what give her life meaning."  She is a senior at Grand Valley University studying majoring in Communications and minoring in Photography and Advertisment. 

 
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Josh 

It is Josh's third year on the team and he is our go to SUP and kayak delivery boy. He just finished his first year at GVSU where he is studying Clinical Exercise Science in hopes of becoming a Physical Therapist. You can often catch Josh rocking a variety of JAW apparel, but the new Bermies swim trunks are is favorite buy. 

 
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Emma (Erm)

It is Emma's second year on staff and she rocks the retail floor. She recently graduated from East Grand Rapid's High School and plans on attending Colorado State University in the fall. She loves Michigan's summer sunshine, making our Solar Recover spray her favorite product, especially after a day at the beach. 

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Evan 

It is Evan's first year on the team and it is his job to maintains the shop, he designs and builds whatever we may need, while also keeping the rental gear in tip top shape. He is currently pursuing a BS  in Mathematics and Environmental Science minor at Hope College. Evan is also the shop's boomerang extraordinaire, so if you want to play catch with something that goes full circle stop by and he'll show you the ropes.

 
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Emma 

It is Emma's fifth year at JAW, starting right when the shop opened. She Emma graduates from Hope College in December with an English Literature major and Studio Art minor. Her favorite thing in the shop are the pocket disks that you can take anywhere to enjoy the summer day outside. 

 

A.J.

A.J is the rookie of the year. He is going to be a sophomore at Saugatuck High School and enjoys skim boarding our Lake Michigan shorline here in the summer time. 

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Hannah 

It is Hannah's third year at the shop and she keeps the behind the scenes tidy and organized so the shop doesn't fall apart.  She is a Hope College graduate starting a Masters program  in Higher Education and College Student Affairs Leadership at GVSU. Spikeball is her favorite in shop game, especially when she is playing at the beach with a group of her pals.

 
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Ringo 

Ringo has been on the team for two years now. He is going to be a senior at Saugatuck High School next fall. When he isn't taking care of the odd jobs around the shop, Ringo enjoys paddle boarding the lake.