Our Team


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Dan Borchers, CPF

Owner, Certified Picture Framer

Dan Borchers brings together two family generations of custom framing expertise to Grand Haven and Holland, Michigan. From original art cleaning and restoration to staining, spraying lacquer finishes and hand gilding 23 karat gold leaf custom frames, his skills are perfected by years of dedication and hands on training.

At the Frame and Mat Shop, all metal and wood frames are carefully cut and joined with special attention to detail. Our large selection of acid free mats are cut with precision using a state of the art machine called a Wizard. The experienced staff at the shop take great care when selecting the best approach to mounting artworks, stretching canvas, and overall assembly.

“As a family business, customer service was expected long before it became fashionable,” says Dan, “We always stand behind our work and our workmanship.” Dan graduated from Central Michigan University and in his free time enjoys running, golfing, and going to the beach.


 

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Stephanie Smith, CPF

Certified Picture Framer, Grand Haven

Stephanie Smith has been working at the Frame and Mat Shop for over 28 years. She studied at Grand Valley University, receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys camping, reading, biking and travel. Her maiden name is Jones, which she says has led to a lot of family jokes.


 

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Adam Dahlstrom

Custom Framer, Grand Haven

Adam has been custom framing for over 16 years, and has studied at Columbia College, Kingston University in England, and Grand Valley State University where he graduated with a BFA in printmaking. He continues to excel in his artistic career by painting new works including public murals in Grand Haven and Holland, and participating in select solo and group shows around West Michigan. View Adam’s portfolio by clicking here


 

 

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Karyn Klukos, CPF

Certified Picture Framer, Holland

Karyn received her AFA degree from Dordt College in 2007 and became a certified picture framer in 2010. She studied Roman Art and architecture in Italy as part of her minor in Art History. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from University College Roosevelt in Middelburg, Netherlands in 2010. While there, she actively participated in Art Club; a student organization focused on bringing the Fine Arts back into academics. She has traveled to more than a dozen different countries, inspiring her to create new art and explore the changing trends in design. Karyn enjoys custom framing, traveling and spending time with her family.


 

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OiLin Jaeger

Custom Framer, Holland

OiLin started working at the Frame and Mat Shop in February 2014. She studied art in both high school and college and has always loved art. Besides picture framing, OiLin is also a fine art nature photographer! She has shot everything from lions in Africa to polar bears in Canada. 
 
In March 2016, OiLin put on a solo show called “Inside a Chinese Village.” In addition, she has shot photos for Windmill Island Gardens in Holland, Michigan.
 
Look for OiLin’s photography by clicking here, or check out her Facebook page.
 
Besides photography, OiLin loves to travel internationally. She has visited Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau, Greece, Zambia, and Botswana. In addition, she has spent seven years in China serving the poor. OiLin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
 
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Candy Lynch

Certified Picture Framer, Holland

Candy joined the Frame and Mat Shop team in 2016. Her love for custom framing came to her quite by accident, and her first job in the framing industry convinced her that staying in that field was something she really wanted to do. She holds three certifications in framing and a degree in business administration. Candy furthers her education by taking fabric and design courses and regularly attends framing seminars to stay on trend to what is new in the industry.   

Candy enjoys traveling the U.S. and favorite experiences include the Grand Canyon, Disney World and Texas. She also has a passion for sewing and enjoys utilizing those skills by quilting, sewing Dutch costumes, and volunteering at the NICU Helping Hands organization by making Angel Gowns which Candy describes as “A very rewarding volunteer endeavor.” Her love of sewing, color and design has benefited her both in sewing and her work as a custom framer.

Holland, Michigan is home to Candy where she has raised two children and has six grandchildren. Her time at the Frame and Mat Shop allows her to stay in touch with the local community while continuing to pursue her love of framing.