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. 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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    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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    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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    Walaa Abdelmonem Front Desk Representative
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    Walaa Abdelmonem Front Desk Representative

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    Josh Schmidt Deck Supervisor
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    Josh Schmidt Deck Supervisor

    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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    Alejandra Funes Party Supervisor
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    Alejandra Funes Party Supervisor

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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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    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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    Kendra Barham Swim Instructor
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    Kendra Barham Swim Instructor

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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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    Sri Gavili Swim Instructor
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    Sri Gavili Swim Instructor

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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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    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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