Our Team

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    The Bewersdorf Family Owner
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    The Bewersdorf Family Owner

    Gina, a radiologist, and Ryan, a lawyer, are former Goldfish parents and current owners of three Goldfish locations. Like most Goldfish stories this one begins in Michigan, where the Bewersdorfs currently reside, in 2009 when Gina signed their son up for swim lessons. Prior to attending Goldfish lessons, he did not want to learn how to swim and refused to participate in any of the community swim classes Gina took him to. However, when they went to Goldfish Farmington (which had just opened), he took the plunge and started splashing his way to the swimmer he is today. Their son made quick progress in the pool due to the fun atmosphere at Goldfish and the one-on-one attention he received from his instructors. Their daughter began swimming at 6 months and is now a state competitor. Seeing this transformation in her own kids Gina was inspired to learn to swim. After months of training, she was comfortable enough in the water to finish the Ironman triathlon (comprised of a 2.4 mile open water swim, 112 mile bike and full marathon) multiple times, one of the most iconic long course triathlons in the world. They just couldn’t stop there, so Gina and Ryan decided to open Goldfish Swim School - Reston in November of 2014 and Goldfish Swim School - Falls Church in September 2017. Goldfish Swim School - Alexandria followed in January 2019!

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    Moses Gregorio General Manager
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    Moses Gregorio General Manager

    Meet Mr. Moses! His favorite movie is Finding Nemo! He is a student at NVCC pursuing a degree in Psychology. In his spare time, he loves fishing the local ponds and exploring the great lakes of Northern Virginia. He enjoys playing sports like basketball and tennis. He isn’t too shabby on the guitar and has some epic ukulele skills. The next time you see him, make sure to ask how you can catch your first fish! Moses is also one of our Safety Coordinators and is instrumental in training our staff. moses.gregorio@goldfishss.com

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    Iuel Leia Assistant General Manager
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    Iuel Leia Assistant General Manager

    Aloha! This is Iuel (pronounced “U.L.”) He’s an avid music-lover, sports enthusiast and nature junkie. Originally from Angola, he immigrated to the US at the age of 3 but his travels didn’t stop there. He’s lived in 5 different countries and is eager to add on to his ever-growing list countries he’s visited. He’s currently a student at NVCC pursuing a degree in Business Administration and enjoys spending his free time maintaining his fish tanks. Iuel.leia@goldfishss.com

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    Jenay Spivey Assistant General Manager
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    Jenay Spivey Assistant General Manager

    Aloha! This is Ms. Jenay one of our Assistant General Managers at Goldfish Alexandria. Ms. Jenay grew up in Panama City, FL. Her favorite things are animals, make up, and the beach! She currently studies cosmetology and will be certified at the end of the school year. When she is not at Goldfish she is work to pursue a career as a skin specialist! jenay.spivey@goldfishss.com

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    Tommy Hamilton Regional Manager
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    Tommy Hamilton Regional Manager

    Tommy was born and raised in the great state of Michigan, so you can sure bet your two cents that he is a die hard Lions, Wings, and Tigers fan. He moved to Northern Virginia in September of 2014 to help open Goldfish Swim School of Reston. Tommy graduated from Grand Valley State Univeristy with a bachelors in Marketing. When he is not at Goldfish you can find him on the ice playing hockey or on the golf course working on his game. Tommy enjoys seeing the excitement on the children's faces as they learn a life changing skill. Tommy is looking forward to delivering a Golden experience to the families of Falls Church, Alexandria, Arlington and the D.C. area. tommy.hamilton@goldfishss.com

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    Jessica Mummert Regional Facility & Logistics Manager
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    Jessica Mummert Regional Facility & Logistics Manager

    Jessica has been with Goldfish since July 2015. She moved to Virginia from her home state of Texas. Jessica is a #MomOfThree; she has a son, Donovan, and two daughters, Alex and Annabelle, who have all taken swim lessons at Goldfish. Jessica’s favorite place to travel is Disney World, because she is a Disney fanatic and her favorite Disney movie is Mulan. Jessica’s favorite color is green. Fun fact - she has never eaten a hot dog or a hamburger! When she’s not at Goldfish, you can find her hopping on her pogo stick, as she jumps rope at the same time, or spending time with her kids at the park. jessica.mummert@goldfishss.com

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    Chris Knarr Operations Manager
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    Chris Knarr Operations Manager

    Mr. Chris is a student at George Mason University. GO PATRIOTS! He is studying the brain. His favorite color is cyan and his favorite Disney movie is Hercules. Mr. Chris also enjoys studying squids and octopuses, exploring nature, and collecting bugs. He loves swimming because it makes him feel like a fish and it’s great for exercise and motor development! Chris.knarr@goldfishss.com

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    Abdul A. Swim Instructor
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    Abdul A. Swim Instructor

    Aloha this is Mr. Abdul. Abdul’s favorite color is red. On his time off, he loves to read and play games with his brother.

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    Alex T. Swim Instructor
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    Alex T. Swim Instructor

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    Andres A. Swim Instructor
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    Andres A. Swim Instructor

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    Antonio G. Swim Instructor
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    Antonio G. Swim Instructor

    Antonio is a United States Marine Core veteran and is currently studying Psychology at NOVA. His favorite superhero is Batman and his favorite Disney character is Stitch. He loves animals and his top three are the cheetah, panda and penguin.

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    Ashton S. Swim Instructor
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    Ashton S. Swim Instructor

    Aloha this is Ashton! His favorite color is black and his favorite food is sushi. Aston loves swimming but favorite swim stroke has got to be Butterfly. He is originally from North Carolina and likes to play video games and read comic books in his spare time.

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    Biruk Y. Swim Instructor
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    Biruk Y. Swim Instructor

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    Clairy H. Swim Instructor
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    Clairy H. Swim Instructor

    Aloha, this is Clairy and she loves swimming freestyle! Her favorite food is cheeseburgers and her favorite color is red. She loves reading and playing with her dog when she has free time.

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    Destiny G. Swim Instructor
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    Destiny G. Swim Instructor

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    Elias G. Swim Instructor
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    Elias G. Swim Instructor

    Aloha, this is Elias and he has been swimming since he was 5yrs old! He loves animals and playing outdoors. Elias also loves traveling, and last summer he went to an island called Zanzibar in East Africa.

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    Elijah W. Swim Instructor
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    Elijah W. Swim Instructor

    Aloha, this is Elijah and he has been swimming since the beginning of time! His favorite color is blue and he loves to eat chocolate cream pies on a rainy day, but where he is from, the sun is always shining. Wakanda forever!

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    Elizabeth B. Swim Instructor
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    Elizabeth B. Swim Instructor

    Elizabeth swam competitively for 10 years. She recently moved to VA from North Dakota. She likes to paint, cook and watch documentaries. She wants to study anthropology in college.

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    Gordon F Swim Instructor
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    Gordon F Swim Instructor

    Aloha! This is Gordon! He was born and raised in Alexandria Virginia and is now aa senior at Gonzaga High School where he plays water polo, rugby and manages hockey. His favorite color is green and he loves gorillas!

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    Griselda Z. Swim Instructor
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    Griselda Z. Swim Instructor

    Aloha, this is Griselda, but you can call her Gee for short! She is a student at T.C. Williams High School, and her favorite color is red. She plays soccer and rugby, and her favorite food is mac and cheese.

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    Isis V. Swim Instructor
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    Isis V. Swim Instructor

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    Javier L. Swim Instructor
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    Javier L. Swim Instructor

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    Johnny F Swim Instructor
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    Johnny F Swim Instructor

    This is John!  His favorite color is green and his favorite animal is a lion because they are the kings of the jungle! John has family from El Salvador and Honduras and he was born here in Alexandria Virginia and has lived here his entire life.  He loves getting to travel to his families countries to learn and have whole new experiences.

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    Liam H. Swim Instructor
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    Liam H. Swim Instructor

    This is Liam! He enjoys spending time with family and friends. Outside of Goldfish, he likes to skateboard and explore the great outdoors. Ask him about his favorite show Spongebob.

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    Lydia D. Swim Instructor
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    Lydia D. Swim Instructor

    This is Lydia! She is currently a student at Woodbridge High where she is a senior. Her favorite color is blue because it reminds her of tropical places. Her favorite food is Mac and cheese or just any type of pasta. In her free time she loves to hike or go out and try new things. She loves card games and her favorite one is Uno.

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    Malachi W. Swim Instructor
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    Malachi W. Swim Instructor

    Aloha this is Malachi!  His favorite color is red and he favorite food is lasagna.  He loves dogs and if he could travel anywhere in the world he would love to go up north to Canada.

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    Micahi O. Swim Instructor
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    Micahi O. Swim Instructor

    Aloha this is Mr. Micahi! He is 18 years old and he just graduated high school from T.C. Williams high school and is now enrolled in college.  He enjoys playing basketball and watching boxing, and collecting shoes.  His dream job is to be a sports analyst in New York City when he finishes college.  His favorite food is tacos and his favorite color is black.

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    Niya W. Swim Instructor
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    Niya W. Swim Instructor

    This is Niya! She loves her niece and nephew so much she hangs out with them every weekend. Her favorite Disney movie is The Princess and the Frog, of course! She loves making music and the color blue. Her mom tells her she is destined for greatness and she knows you are too!

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    Quintin F. Swim Instructor
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    Quintin F. Swim Instructor

    Aloha! This is Quintin! His favorite color is yellow and he loves to eat!  He is currently a High School student at T.C. Williams.  Quintin drives around a red car and loves eating at McDonalds so much he has his own meal there.

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    Riley B. Swim Instructor
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    Riley B. Swim Instructor

    Riley has been swimming for 5 years. Her favorite color is pink. She has a cat named Mr. Pickles and one name Lady. She loves to travel, especially to the beach.

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    Sadia A. Swim Instructor
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    Sadia A. Swim Instructor

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    Seven F. Swim Instructor
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    Seven F. Swim Instructor

    Miss Seven has been swimming since she was 4 years old! Though swimming is one of her favorite sports, her all time fav has to be soccer. She was a poet laureate ambassador for her county. She loves Thai food and can’t wait to see you in the water.

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    Steven R. Swim Instructor
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    Steven R. Swim Instructor

    Aloha, this is Steven! He is a student at T.C. Williams high school and is known for being very goofy. His favorite colors are red and blue, and he loves to eat tacos.

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    Tone D. Swim Instructor
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    Tone D. Swim Instructor

    Aloha! This is Mr. Antonio but you can call him Tone. He currently attends Virginia State University majoring in visual arts. His favorite animal is a lion or any wild cat. Tone is from Alexandria, Virginia and he would like to travel to Bora Bora some day.

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    Weldon C. Swim Instructor
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    Weldon C. Swim Instructor

    This is Weldon! His favorite color is blue and his favorite food is chicken. When he is swimming in the pool Weldon likes the freestyle stroke. He loves water and he currently attends TC Williams High School. Weldon is super goofy and loves to be silly with his students in the pool.

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    Windell S. Swim Instructor
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    Windell S. Swim Instructor

    Windell grew up in Panama City, FL. His favorite movie is Monsters vs Aliens and he loves to play and watch football.

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    Abdu Ouattara Safety Coordinator
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    Abdu Ouattara Safety Coordinator

    Aloha, this is Abdu! He is a student at George Mason University and is studying Business. His favorite color is red and his favorite food is pizza. He loves playing all kinds of sports, especially basketball and swimming. Make sure to give Abdu a high-fin next time you see him at Goldfish!

    abdu.ouattarra@goldfishss.com

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    Deborah M. Front Desk Representative
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    Deborah M. Front Desk Representative

    Aloha! This is Ms. Deborah! She currently attends George Mason University where she is studying criminology. Her favorite colors are purple & pink.

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    Mohammad A. Front Desk Representative
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    Mohammad A. Front Desk Representative

    This is Mohammad! His favorite color is red and his favorite pastime is studying glaciers. Who has two thumbs and loves ice cream? This guy!

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    TaShonna N. Front Desk Representative
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    TaShonna N. Front Desk Representative

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