Jason Broekstra earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in 1995. While at GVSU he spent a summer as an intern for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division. For the past 17 years, Jason has worked in all aspects of PLM and currently serves as Vice President of MI Operations and is an active board member. Under Jason’s leadership, PLM has become approved performing evaluation treatments and is leading the way to determining better application techniques and methods. Jason has focused his career at PLM working with customers in making sound scientific decisions while overseeing the work of his employees on hundreds of inland lakes and ponds. Jason is a Past President of the Midwest Aquatic Plant Management Society and the current secretary of the Michigan Aquatic Managers Association. He was the recipient of the “2009 Applicator of the Year” award by SePRO Corporation. Jason also serves on the Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership and many other organizations throughout Michigan. While not working, Jason is active with his family, church, and sports and is an avid snowmobiler.