Our Team

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    Eric Thompson General Manager
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    Eric Thompson General Manager

    Hi! I'm Eric! I swam for the Virginia Tech Hokies. Go Hokies! I have been working in aquatics for 10 years. My favorite color is red. I love breakfast food at ANY time of day!

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    Christina Kinney Assistant General Manager
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    Christina Kinney Assistant General Manager

    Hi, I’m Christina! I'm the Assistant General Manager in charge of safety, lifeguards, swim instructors and pool operation. I was born and raised in New England and moved to the area last fall. Yes, I am a Boston sports fan! I have been working in aquatics for 14 years. I have also been working with the Goldfish company for over a year at another location. I enjoy going to concerts, playing Ultimate Frisbee, and working out in my free time. I really love working and teaching kids how to swim!

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    Lainey Selby Assistant General Manager
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    Lainey Selby Assistant General Manager

    Aloha, fishies! I’m Lainey, the Assistant General Manager for our sales, marketing and customer service! I live in Maryland. Yes, that means I love Old Bay and play (and coach) lacrosse! I’ve worked in aquatics for almost 8 years. I love teaching swim lessons, promoting water safety and working in sales and marketing! The Outer Banks is my favorite place to visit! Fun Fact: I won a goldfish at the county fair when I was in middle school. He’s now 12 years old, 14 inches long, and lives in a 52 gallon tank! If you see me, come say hello! Mahalo!

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    Tim Beasley Pool Operations Manager
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    Tim Beasley Pool Operations Manager

    Aloha! I’m Tim and I’m a manager here at Goldfish. I was born and raised in Northern Virginia. I’ve been a lifeguard for over 10 years. I taught swim lessons at Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda, MD. My hobbies include making music, reading, hiking and traveling.

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    Josh Schmidt Manager
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    Josh Schmidt Manager

    I'm Josh! I'm a former board chair for the Aquatics Resource Group with the Virginia Recreation and Parks Society, and an aquatics professional since 2002. I have helped keep children and families safe in and around the water for a variety of facilities including learn-to-swim schools, private fitness facilities, and both outdoor water parks and indoor recreation centers operated by local governments. I have two all-black cats named Dylan and Cash. I am a singer/songwriter in my free time and perform throughout Northern, VA.

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    Ruby Khan Front Desk Supervisor
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    Ruby Khan Front Desk Supervisor

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    Anam Rana Front Desk Representative
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    Anam Rana Front Desk Representative

    Aloha, I'm Anam. I'm a front desk representative at Goldfish. I've worked at Goldfish for almost a year. I'm a student at George Mason majoring in English to get my bachelor of arts. I like books, music, and going to the gym. I love working at Goldfish Swim School because all of the staff members and families are so nice and fun to be around!

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    Reina Alvarez Front Desk Representative
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    Reina Alvarez Front Desk Representative

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    Walaa Abdelmonem Front Desk Representative
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    Walaa Abdelmonem Front Desk Representative

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    Alejandra Funes Party Supervisor
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    Alejandra Funes Party Supervisor

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    Allison Dicarlo Swim Instructor
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    Allison Dicarlo Swim Instructor

    Hi, my name is Allison. I attend Heritage High School. I have been swimming since I was 5 years old. I currently swim for Blue Wave Swim Team and Heritage High School. My favorite stroke is backstroke and I love roller coasters!

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    Avery Knapp Swim Instructor
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    Avery Knapp Swim Instructor

    Hello, I’m Avery! I go to Heritage High School. I am the goalie for the varsity field hockey and lacrosse teams. I swam for several summers for my neighborhood swim team, the Red Rock Rockets. I am excited to be working at Goldfish Swim School!

    Fun Facts:

    1. I have a dog named Toby

    2. I play recreational basketball

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    Brynn Kersey Swim Instructor
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    Brynn Kersey Swim Instructor

    Aloha! I’m Brynn! I was born and raised in Arkansas. I go to Riverside High School with a 4.0 GPA. I am the captain of the basketball and lacrosse teams. I am a nanny and babysitter and really love being around kids.

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    Campbell Osborne Swim Instructor
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    Campbell Osborne Swim Instructor

    Aloha! I’m Campbell and go to Stone Ridge High School. I enjoy being around kids and animals. I babysit most weekends and take an early childhood class at my school. In my free time, I stay at home and play video games.

    Fun Facts:

    1. I have a pet snake.

    2. There’s a 14 year gap between me and my oldest brother.

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    Emily Olsen Swim Instructor
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    Emily Olsen Swim Instructor

    Aloha, fishies! I'm Miss Emily! My favorite color is blue. I have 3 cats and a dog. My favorite Disney princess is Ariel and my favorite movie is Ratatouille!

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    Emma Broemmer Swim Instructor
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    Emma Broemmer Swim Instructor

    Hello! My name is Emma and I go to Riverside High School. I love kids and have been a competitive swimmer for 10 years! My favorite stroke is breaststroke!

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    Ethan Siegrist Swim Instructor
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    Ethan Siegrist Swim Instructor

    Hey there swimmers! I'm Ethan and I'm a swim instructor! I love in Northern, VA and was born in Fairfax and raised in Manassas. I've worked in aquatics for about a year and a half. When I was 6, I had a pet goldfish, named Goldie! I love to teach, promote water safety at all times, and have fun while doing so. I'm a certified pool operator as well. My primary job is running my business and going to school. I'm an entrepreneur and love marketing and business. I love to sing, dance, and be silly all the time; I love to make others laugh!

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    Gaith Orfaly Swim Instructor
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    Gaith Orfaly Swim Instructor

    Hi, I’m Gaith. I always find interest in teaching kids whether it’s swimming or math. I get along well with anyone, which has been very handy when I babysit. I was part of a club swim team in middle school.

    Fun Facts:

    1. I speak fluent Arabic

    2. I am very interested in cars

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    Janelis Pantoja Swim Instructor
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    Janelis Pantoja Swim Instructor

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    Kaila Presbitero Swim Instructor
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    Kaila Presbitero Swim Instructor

    Aloha! I'm Kaila! I love to play sports! My favorite sport is softball. I have played since I was 4! I was born and raised in Hawaii. I love spending time with friends and I love food!

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    Kendra Barham Swim Instructor
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    Kendra Barham Swim Instructor

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    Kiley Taylor Swim Instructor
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    Kiley Taylor Swim Instructor

    Hi! My name is Kiley. I love theater and love to sing. My favorite thing to do outside of work is hangout with my friends.

    Fun Fact:

    I love black licorice!

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    Megan Zahedi Swim Instructor
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    Megan Zahedi Swim Instructor

    Aloha! My name is Megan. My favorite thing to do outside of work is hang out with my friends. My favorite color is gray!

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    Peyton Coleman Swim Instructor
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    Peyton Coleman Swim Instructor

    Hi! I’m Peyton. I love to spend time shopping and hanging out with my friends. I love skiing in the winter and going to the beach in the summer!

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    Ryan Johnson Swim Instructor
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    Ryan Johnson Swim Instructor

    Aloha, I’m Ryan! I enjoy working with kids and helping them out. School is very important to me. I hope to attend Clemson University. My favorite class is math! My favorite food is sushi. I love to swim!

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    Santos Pantoja Swim Instructor
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    Santos Pantoja Swim Instructor

    Aloha, I’m Santos! I was born in Orlando, Florida. I moved to Virginia when I was in third grade. In my free time, I enjoy playing chess and computer programming. I come from a big family; have 6 siblings!

    Fun Facts:

    1. I’m Puerto-Rican!

    2. I ride a motorcycle!

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    Sri Gavili Swim Instructor
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    Sri Gavili Swim Instructor

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    Tony Klepic Swim Instructor
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    Tony Klepic Swim Instructor

    Hi, I’m Tony! I love swimming and having fun in the water! My favorite sport is ice hockey and my favorite movie is The Lion King. Guess what my favorite food is?! PIZZA!!!

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    Justin Torres Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Justin Torres Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Aloha! I’m Justin. I have four half-brothers. I’ve worked in aquatics for over 2 years. I love Inca Kola and dogs!

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    Katie Pearson Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Katie Pearson Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Hi! My name is Katie. I go to Riverside High School. I am on the varsity cheer team. I love hanging out with friends!

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    Nura Aladghan Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Nura Aladghan Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Aloha! I’m Nura. I moved from New Jersey almost a month ago. I’m bilingual; I can speak both Arabic and English fluently. I go to school with a 3.96 GPA. My favorite subject in school is math. I want to study to become a nurse (RN).

    Fun Facts:

    1. My favorite food is pasta.

    2. I can roll my tongue.

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    Ali Rana Lifeguard
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    Ali Rana Lifeguard

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    Chris Myslenski Lifeguard
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    Chris Myslenski Lifeguard

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    Finnley Osborne Lifeguard
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    Finnley Osborne Lifeguard

    Hi, I’m Finnley! I am a hard-working person who’s willing to put in the effort to do my job properly and efficiently. I am always working to better myself and my abilities, and be helpful to others. I’m very handy with cars, so that comes helpful when a car breaks down!

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    Josh Lovejoy Lifeguard
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    Josh Lovejoy Lifeguard

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    Walied Zahedi Lifeguard
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    Walied Zahedi Lifeguard

    Hi, I'm Walied! I have been a lifeguard for 2 years. My favorite color is blue and I like to play video games.

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