Meet the Crew

Chris Hansen
Chris Hansen
Co-Founder, Expert Fisherman

Chris has been taking friends & clients fishing for over 20 years. Chris started fishing when he was 4 years old, but really got hooked when he caught a 5lb Walleye, fishing with his Uncle Jim when he was 8 years old. Since then, Chris has expanded his fishing skills and equipment to catch Musky, Northern Pike, Walleye, Smallmouth Bass & Largemouth Bass. Chris has even fished over ten tournaments for Musky and Bass.

Chris' trips typically take him to Sioux Narrows, Ontario in Canada, Lake of the Woods, Lake Mille Lacs, the Grand Rapids area, Bone Lake in Milltown Wisconsin, and any place there is water.

The boat Chris runs is a 21' Lund Predator, 200 Mercury Verado motor, Ipilot Minnkota trolling motor, along with Humminbird electronics with side imaging and down imaging. These electronics help locate strong fishing areas and fish.

Chris enjoys everything about fishing; getting ready to go, the drive, the quiet and calm of the water, the beauty of nature, the camaraderie of friends, and most of all, the skill and determination to put the puzzle together that day to find those fish.

Chris has worked in the real estate industry for 19 years and is a Homes For Heroes Affiliate and a Licensed Real Estate Sales Person with Lakes Area Realty G.V. Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Tim Peterson
Tim Peterson

Tim Peterson is a 22 year mortgage loan officer with Wintrust Mortgage and co-founder of Time on the Water. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a degree in Criminal Justice, Peterson has managed a fitness equipment dealership, owned and managed multiple mortgage companies, and now is enjoying growing Time on the Water.

Peterson is a 20 year resident of Lakeville, MN where he lives with his fiancé. Although not an avid fisherman like his co-founder Chris Hansen, he enjoys getting out on the water, relaxing and seeing what's biting.

Time on the Water is Tim's way of giving back and whether it is his Veteran friends, co-workers or customers, it never ceases to amaze him what they have done during their military careers. It is vital that we make sure the second stage of their lives after the military is successful. Hopefully, Time on the Water can contribute to that success!

Connect with Tim at WinTrust Mortgage or on LinkedIn.