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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    Annemarie Rundlett General Manager
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    Annemarie Rundlett General Manager

    Annemarie has been with Goldfish since November 2015. She has her Bachelors of Science degree from George Mason University, GO PATRIOTS! Annemarie loves dogs and cats along with the color pink. She loves anything lemon flavored and her favorite stroke is breaststroke. When Annemarie is not at Goldfish she is normally at home playing with her pets or volunteering at her alma mater, George Mason University. Annemarie treasures seeing the positive impact Goldfish has in the local community and loves working to teach the importance of water safety each and every day. annemarie.rundlett@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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    Krystal Rodriguez Sales and Service Manager
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    Krystal Rodriguez Sales and Service Manager

    Krystal has been with Goldfish since June 2015 where she started working at our Reston location. She is a recent graduate of George Mason University and wants to be a neurologist one day! Her family is from Puerto Rico, so she is also fluent in Spanish. The Caribbean is her favorite place to travel and she has been to Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos, St. Marten, St. Thomas, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, and Barbados. Her favorite animal is a giraffe. She loves to dance, draw, and knit during her free time. Her favorite colors are coral and glitter. Her favorite Disney movies are the Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, and Tangled! If she isn’t at Goldfish, you’ll be able to find her at the beach soaking up the sun. Make sure you give Krystal a big high five next time that you are at Goldfish Swim School! Krystal.rodriguez@goldfishss.com

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    Matt Wiley Pool Operations Manager
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    Matt Wiley Pool Operations Manager

    Aloha this is Matt! His favorite color is blue and he loves spaghetti and meatballs. He is from North Carolina. When Matt is not at Goldfish he loves fishing and swimming. Fun fact about him, he has an identical twin brother! Matt.wiley@goldfishss.com

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    Cristian Garcia Safety Coordinator
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    Cristian Garcia Safety Coordinator

    Cristian was born in Falls Church, VA at Fairfax Hospital. His father is Mexican and his mother is Peruvian. He has one brother, Antonio, who also works at Goldfish! Cristian's favorite colors are red and black. He loves to watch movies and listen to music and loves to watch Marvel movies the most. Cristian loves working with children since he used to babysit with his mother. Cristian.Garcia@goldfishss.com

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    Alexander T. Swim Instructor
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    Alexander T. Swim Instructor

    Aloha, this is Alexander but you can call him Alex! He has a black belt in karate, and his favorite color is purple. His favorite animal is the seal. Alex is from Puerto Rico and would love to travel to Japan one day!

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    Anthony S. Swim Instructor
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    Anthony S. Swim Instructor

    Aloha, this is Anthony and he loves to show his swimmers the fundamentals of swimming! His favorite characters are Moana, Spiderman, and Batman. He loves eating tacos and oranges, and his favorite color is pink!

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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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    Ben M. Swim Instructor
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    Ben M. 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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    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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    Elisabeth B. Swim Instructor
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    Elisabeth B. Swim Instructor

    Aloha, this is Elisabeth! She has been swimming competitively for almost 10 years. She recently moved to Virginia from North Dakota, where she lived for 9 years. Elisabeth is a student at Annandale high school and wants to become a high school history teacher when’s older! Her favorite colors are orange and yellow. When she’s not at Goldfish, you can find Elisabeth painting, cooking, or watching documentaries.

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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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    James R. Swim Instructor
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    James R. Swim Instructor

    Aloha, this is James and he is a big brother, so he loves being around kids! His favorite color is gold, like an Olympic medal. Make sure to give a James a big high-fin when you see him!

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    Jenay S. Swim Instructor
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    Jenay S. Swim Instructor

    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!

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    Jessica G. Swim Instructor
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    Jessica G. Swim Instructor

    Aloha, this is Jessica! Jessica has been swimming since she was 3 months old! She loves arts and crafts like tiedyeing, and her favorite colors are teal and purple. She is studying business at NOVA and plans to finish her bachelor's at ODU or VCU.

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    John F. Swim Instructor
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    John F. Swim Instructor

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    Kaitlyn J. Swim Instructor
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    Kaitlyn J. Swim Instructor

    Aloha, this is Kaitlyn! Her favorite food is Injera, an Ethiopian dish. She loves the color yellow, like the sun, and she loves hanging out with her friends. She has 7 siblings and used to live in California. Kaitlyn loves kids and can’t wait to meet so many new faces!

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    Kate G. Swim Instructor
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    Kate G. Swim Instructor

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    Kimberly A. Swim Instructor
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    Kimberly A. Swim Instructor

    Aloha, this is Kimberly! She is from El Salvador and moved to the US when she was 4yrs old. Her favorite Disney movie is Beauty and the Beast and her favorite color is blue! Kimberly likes photography, so you can find her snapping pictures during her free time.

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    Kristipher D. Swim Instructor
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    Kristipher D. Swim Instructor

    Aloha this is Kristipher! His favorite color is blue and likes to go to the gym. When he is not at Goldfish he likes to hang out with friends and eating pizza. Kristipher is currently in the army reserves and studying finance in college.

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    Marquis M. Swim Instructor
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    Marquis M. Swim Instructor

    Marquis is a sophomore in college, studying social sciences. He is also in the Army Reserves. His favorite color is blue and his favorite movie is The Incredibles! Marquis loves food and swimming.

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    Micahi O. Swim Instructor
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    Micahi O. Swim Instructor

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    Mykenna J. Swim Instructor
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    Mykenna J. Swim Instructor

    Aloha this is Mykenna! Her favorite color is yellow because it is bright and reminds her of happiness. Mykkena loves Mexican food and her all time favorite dish is chicken fajitas. She is currently a Junior in college stuyding Psychology and her favorite class is Infancy and Childhood! When she's not at Goldfish, you can catch her working on her art and photography.

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    Neb G. Swim Instructor
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    Neb G. Swim Instructor

    Neb's favorite color is red and his favorite food is anything with red meat. His favorite sport is soccer and he loves the opportunity to coach. Neb loves working with kids and impacting their lives for the better.

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    Nessma H. Swim Instructor
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    Nessma H. Swim Instructor

    Aloha, this is Nessma! Her name in Arabic means “tropical breeze.” She is of Nubian Egyptian decent and grew up with summer vacations by the Nile River and Mediterranean Sea. Her favorite color is turquoise because it reminds her of her two hideaway islands in Egypt: Hurgada and El Gouna. Her two homes are Alexandria, Egypt and Alexandria, VA. She is currently studying visual arts at Northern Virginia community college in hopes of becoming an artist. Swimming has always been a passion of hers, and it has shown her how to connect and form bonds through bubbles!

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    Olivia L. Swim Instructor
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    Olivia L. Swim Instructor

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    Orlando E. Swim Instructor
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    Orlando E. Swim Instructor

    Aloha, this is Orlando and he loves to eat HUGE burgers! His favorite color is red, and he loves cars which is why he wants to become a mechanic one day.

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    Patricia G. Swim Instructor
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    Patricia G. Swim Instructor

    Patricia's favorite color is red. Her favorite activity is swimming, and she loves the beach. Her favorite shape is a star! Patricia is very musically inclined she loves singing, playing piano, flute, drums, and guitar.

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    Quintin F. Swim Instructor
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    Quintin F. Swim Instructor

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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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    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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    Yakob G. Swim Instructor
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    Yakob G. Swim Instructor

    Aloha this is Yakob! He was born and raised in Fairfax and is currently a junior at George Mason University. His favorite color is gray and he loves sports. Yakob loves working on his car and his favorite trips are to the beach!

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    Yoalma G. Swim Instructor
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    Yoalma G. Swim Instructor

    Aloha, this is Yoalma! Her favorite color is blue and she loves all animals, except snakes. She loves to see how excited her kids get when they learn something new during lessons! When she grows up she wants to be a nurse or pediatrician.

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    Yosias "Yoyo" F. Swim Instructor
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    Yosias "Yoyo" F. Swim Instructor

    Aloha this is Yosias but you can call him Yoyo. He is currently attending Northern Virginia Community College. Some of his favorite foods are burgers and salmon. Yoyo was born in Ethiopia but moved to Virginia when he was 6 years old. In his spare time Yoyo loves working on cars.

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    Abdu O. Front Desk Representative
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    Abdu O. Front Desk Representative

    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!

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    Damaris S. Front Desk Representative
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    Damaris S. Front Desk Representative

    Aloha, this is Damaris! When she was younger, she loved playing with her Hello Kitty playhouse, which inspired her to want to become an architect. She loves swimming, and feels lucky to be able to share that love and joy for the water with her swimmers. Her favorite stroke is the butterfly. For Damaris, the best part about working at Goldfish is seeing swimmers overcome their fears and learn a new skill!

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    Enrique S. Front Desk Representative
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    Enrique S. Front Desk Representative

    Hello this is Enrique! He is a student at George Mason University. He swam in high school so he loves to swim in his free time! He also loves animals. He was born in Bolivia, but he grew up in New York City. When he is not at Goldfish you can find Enrique watching movies, cartoons and his favorite superhero of all time, Batman!

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    Niya W. Front Desk Representative
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    Niya W. Front Desk Representative

    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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    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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