About Us

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Great Lakes Database, LLC was formed in 2008 and was originally located in downtown Holland, Michigan. In April 2015 we moved our office to Saugatuck. In October 2017, we moved to Grand Rapids to better support our customers.  We are a member of the FileMaker Business Alliance and we have nine FileMaker certifications among our group of talented developers. We strive to provide outstanding customer service through: excellent communication, setting realistic timelines, and doing quality work. Many of our clients are in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Detroit, Chicago, South Bend, Indianapolis, and surrounding areas.

Greg A

The founder of Great Lakes Database, Greg Adams, grew up in Elkhart, Indiana and is a graduate of the Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University. He has been developing FileMaker databases since 2004 and is known among the FileMaker community as a conversion specialist. He has worked in a variety of roles with dozens of clients; the most well known of which are CDW, Liberty Mutual, Scott Foresman, University of Chicago, and Wrigley. He holds six FileMaker certifications and his work was published in FileMaker Advisor Basics magazine with further experience in authoring and co-authoring several internal conversion documents and tools. He enjoys hiking, backcountry camping, studying wilderness first aid, working out, and researching all kinds of things.

Craig K

Craig earned his associates degree from ITT Technical Institute and he has been programming FileMaker databases since 2000. He formed his own I.T. company in 2005 supporting businesses in the Chicagoland area.  In 2009, Craig started as a subcontractor for Great Lakes Database and then moved to a full time position in 2014.  FileMaker projects that are larger and more complex are most interesting to him, but he regularly is supporting ongoing changes for many GLD clients. His background in I.T. and hard work ethic have been very helpful to GLD and its clients. He enjoys cycling, riding his motorcycle, and mixing music.

Jonathan N

Jonathan got his start with FileMaker as an in-house developer with a non-for-profit. It began with the simple task of limiting redundant data entry and expanded into a full scale database for their operations department which included inventory control, gift-in-kind donation tracking, and a monitoring & evaluating application for their children feeding programs throughout the world. Now as a member of GLD, Jonathan has worked on a number of projects providing support to various GLD clientele and he is certified in FileMaker 14, 15, and 16.  For Jonathan, FileMaker is more than just a career as he has developed multiple iOS applications for his own personal use to track his spending, exercise, and books. In his spare time, he can be found experimenting with languages, playing his guitar, or pondering life’s larger questions with his nose in a book.