Team Introduction: Hugh Bourland

This week we are introducing our newest, and youngest, member of the MBC team, Hugh Bourland. Have a read. 

Hey Y’all! This week I’ll give you a little look into my life. I was born and raised in Memphis, and I currently attend high school as a rising Senior at Memphis University School. I have one older sister, Ramey, who attends college at Texas Christian University, and a 4 year old lab named Piper.


I enjoy spending my free time hanging out with friends, playing guitar, attending youth group, and getting outdoors to hunt and fish with my Dad.

Fly fishing is my passion, having traveled to North Carolina, Maine and Yellowstone to fish through a program called Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions. This summer I will travel to the great state of Colorado as a leader in training for my 5thyear in the program.


My dad and I love to get up to our family’s place at Pickwick and spend weekends fishing the river. Every Memorial Day, my whole family crams inside our house and spends the start of summer together, a time where I always make great memories.  I’ve grown up almost all my life on the water at Pickwick surfing, wakeboarding, and tubing.


However, my first introduction to watersports was at our family’s lake house in Montana, built on the shore of Cooper’s Lake. My fondest memories were formed there where I learned how to ski and wakeboard on the most beautiful lake – I would argue – in the world. The crystal blue water formed by a glacier is always glassy, but stays at a cold 65-70 degrees in the summer because it’s fed by natural springs.


Having bought our boats from Memphis Boat Center a few years back, I never forgot how friendly everyone was and thought it would be cool place to work. As this past school year was wrapping up, I began looking for a summer job. After considering different options, I remembered my thought about working for MBC and got in touch with Hart for an opportunity to work for the summer.


During my first few weeks here I have learned the ropes and gained so much insight into the boating industry. Stop in and say hey!

Who knew MBC had this many employees?! Keep your eyes peeled, we’ll start filling you in on our three technicians next week. 

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