Our Team

  • Staff Photo - 1
    Samantha H. General Manager
    Staff Photo - 1
    Samantha H. General Manager

    Samantha H graduated from SUNY Brockport with a degree in Business Management. She is extremely excited about her future at Goldfish Swim School. Samantha loves working with kids and making a difference in their lives through teaching and development. Customer satisfaction and staff development are most important to her. She looks forward to spending time with her family and is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan!

  • Staff Photo - 2
    Jake A. Owner & Manager
    Staff Photo - 2
    Jake A. Owner & Manager

    Jake is the Co-Owner and on-site Operator of Goldfish Swim School – Centereach in New York. With his background in business account management, pool operations, and water safety, Jake is a perfect fit for the Goldfish Swim School family, and he is excited to bring the Golden Experience to the Long Island community! He is the oldest of 25 grandchildren and enjoys playing tennis and kickboxing. An outdoors enthusiast and adventure-seeker himself, Jake is thrilled to helping children overcome their fears, respect the water, become more confident, and have fun while doing it.

  • Staff Photo - 3
    Maggie C Assistant General Manager
    Staff Photo - 3
    Maggie C Assistant General Manager

  • Staff Photo - 4
    Kristen V. Pool Operations Manager
    Staff Photo - 4
    Kristen V. Pool Operations Manager

    Kristen V graduated from Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Game and Web Design. She has been in the aquatics industry for over 10 years! She is eager to spread her positive energy throughout the crew and ensure your swimmer has an amazing time every lesson! Her favorite Disney movie is Beauty and the Beast and her favorite superhero is Batman!

  • Staff Photo - 5
    Blake G. Marketing Coordinator
    Staff Photo - 5
    Blake G. Marketing Coordinator

    Blake graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Business Management. He is passionate about all things Goldfish and especially loves promoting the brand throughout the community!

  • Staff Photo - 6
    Jordan M. Deck Supervisor
    Staff Photo - 6
    Jordan M. Deck Supervisor

    Hi, I’m Mr. Jordan! I am currently going to St. Josephs College to become a special education teacher. I have two dogs named Dak and Duke, and my favorite color is blue.

  • Staff Photo - 7
    Logan M. Deck Supervisor
    Staff Photo - 7
    Logan M. Deck Supervisor

    Hi, I'm Mr Logan. I went to Pat Med High School and currently at LIU in Physical and Health Education. I have been a lifeguard for 4 years and am also an Ellis Lifeguard Instructor. I have 2 dogs, a brother and a sister. I love sports and my favorite color is blue!

  • Staff Photo - 8
    Mike B. Deck Supervisor
    Staff Photo - 8
    Mike B. Deck Supervisor

    Hello! I am Mr. Mike. I grew up in Patchogue and am about to graduate from SUNY Farmingdale with a BA in Sports Management. I have been a lifeguard for 4 years and am also an Ellis Lifeguard Instructor. I have 1 brother and 2 sisters. I love sports and have a chocolate lab mix called Rex! My favorite color is Red.

  • Staff Photo - 9
    Rich F. Deck Supervisor
    Staff Photo - 9
    Rich F. Deck Supervisor

    Hi Kids! I grew up in Ridge, NY, and currently go to school at LIU to become a Gym Teacher. I also worked at as a Group Leader at the Brookhaven Country Day Camp. My favorite color is Purple and I love the Lakers. Let's Learn to Swim!

  • Staff Photo - 10
    Alexa T Swim Instructor
    Staff Photo - 10
    Alexa T Swim Instructor

    I’m Miss Alexa. I play soccer and softball. I go to Centereach High School. My favorite color is blue and I have 8 pets!

  • Staff Photo - 11
    Alyssa B Swim Instructor
    Staff Photo - 11
    Alyssa B Swim Instructor

    Hi! My name is Miss Alyssa and I live in Patchogue. I love playing sports, watching Disney movies, and my favorite color is blue!

  • Staff Photo - 12
    Angela L. Swim Instructor
    Staff Photo - 12
    Angela L. Swim Instructor

    Hi, I'm Miss Angela. I am a senior at Centereach High School and want to go to college to become a elementary teacher! I am a very high-energy person. I love to be active , play sports and dance!

  • Staff Photo - 13
    Anthony A Swim Instructor
    Staff Photo - 13
    Anthony A Swim Instructor

    Hi, I’m Mr. Anthony! I’ve been swimming for the Sachem Swim Club for the past 5 years. I love music and to sing, I sing for my school’s choir and acapella group. I also enjoy watching and playing hockey!

  • Staff Photo - 14
    Brittany M. Swim Instructor
    Staff Photo - 14
    Brittany M. Swim Instructor

    I love to work with children and watching them succeed. I love spending time with my family, nieces and nephews. I love all things Disney and Superhero’s!

  • Staff Photo - 15
    Cara P. Swim Instructor
    Staff Photo - 15
    Cara P. Swim Instructor

    Hi my name is Miss Cara. I run track at LIU Post and I am studying forensics. My favorite color is purple and I love Disney.

  • Staff Photo - 16
    Catherine A Swim Instructor
    Staff Photo - 16
    Catherine A Swim Instructor

    Hi, I’m Miss Katie! I run track and love to be active. My favorite color is green. I have two dogs named Bo and Charlie. I love movies, especially Disney movies. I like to draw, and I also love to braid hair!

  • Staff Photo - 17
    Erin M. Swim Instructor
    Staff Photo - 17
    Erin M. Swim Instructor

    Hi, I'm Miss Erin! I am currently going to Smithtown High School. I have been teaching swim lessons for 2 years and I am a camp counselor over the summer. I love to teach and being around kids! I was a competitive swimmer for 4 years and a lifeguard for 2 years. I have 4 sisters and 2 dogs! I love to play volleyball and swim!!

  • Staff Photo - 18
    Haley M. Swim Instructor
    Staff Photo - 18
    Haley M. Swim Instructor

    Hi kids, I'm Miss Haley! I have one older sister. My favorite color is blue and I love dogs. I want to be an elementary school teacher in the future.

  • Staff Photo - 19
    Ivette B Swim Instructor
    Staff Photo - 19
    Ivette B Swim Instructor

    I’m Miss Ivette! I love to watch Disney movies with my younger sister, Sofia. My favorite color is pink. I love watching baseball, my favorite team is the Boston Red Sox. My favorite Paw Patrol character is Sky!

  • Staff Photo - 20
    Jason L. Swim Instructor
    Staff Photo - 20
    Jason L. Swim Instructor

    My name is Jason. I used to go to Sachem East High School and I currently attend Stony Brook University. I swam for 10 years and completed in many swim competitions. I was captain of the Varsity Swim Team and my best events were Butterfly and Free-Style. My favorite color is Blue and my favorite food is Ice Cream.

  • Staff Photo - 21
    Jenna C. Swim Instructor
    Staff Photo - 21
    Jenna C. Swim Instructor

    Hi! I’m Miss Jenna. I went to Five Towns College and majored in Theatre. I am a huge fan of Taylor Swift and Disney. My favorite food is pizza and my favorite animal is a dog!

  • Staff Photo - 22
    Jill B. Swim Instructor
    Staff Photo - 22
    Jill B. Swim Instructor

    Hi, I'm Miss Jill. I am a student at Suffolk County Community College. I was an infant teacher and preschool teacher before coming to Goldfish. I love being around children and watching them grow and improve everyday. I love Disney and making DIY Mouse Ears for fun. I love playing and walking my dog and singing fun songs!

  • Staff Photo - 23
    Mackenize L. Swim Instructor
    Staff Photo - 23
    Mackenize L. Swim Instructor

    Hello, I am Miss Mackenzie and I love swimming and going to the beach. I love makeup and fashion, and my favorite color is orange.

  • Staff Photo - 24
    Madison C Swim Instructor
    Staff Photo - 24
    Madison C Swim Instructor

    Hello! My name is Miss Maddy and I’m on the cheer team at my school. Dogs are one of my favorite animals!

  • Staff Photo - 25
    Madison S. Swim Instructor
    Staff Photo - 25
    Madison S. Swim Instructor

    Hi kids, I am Miss Madison. I am currently in high school and I am the oldest of my 5 siblings. I love theatre and reading!

  • Staff Photo - 26
    Melissa C. Swim Instructor
    Staff Photo - 26
    Melissa C. Swim Instructor

    Hi, I'm Miss Melissa. I just graduated from SUNY Cobleskill as an Animal Science Major. I love kids and teaching swim lessons. I used to teach lessons at the YMCA. I enjoy horseback riding. I want to be a veterinarian!

  • Staff Photo - 27
    Melissa D. Swim Instructor
    Staff Photo - 27
    Melissa D. Swim Instructor

    Hi, I am Miss Melissa! I am from Queens and I am currently going to Stony Brook University to become a doctor. I have been a lifeguard for 5 years and was on my high school swim team. I love reading, playing with my pet bird, and playing piano.

  • Staff Photo - 28
    Rachel B. Swim Instructor
    Staff Photo - 28
    Rachel B. Swim Instructor

    Hello, I’m Miss Rachel! I currently go to Centereach High School and I love working with kids. I love to run and sometimes I go to studios to sing!

  • Staff Photo - 29
    Tori Swim Instructor
    Staff Photo - 29
    Tori Swim Instructor

    Hi! I went to Sachem North High School. I love being around kids and I used to be on a swim team in school! I love being around my family. I love animals and my favorite color is orange!

  • Staff Photo - 30
    Chantel C Front Desk Representative
    Staff Photo - 30
    Chantel C Front Desk Representative

    Hey, I’m Miss Chantel! I love watching Youtube videos. I’m left-handed and I love to create art and do makeup!

  • Staff Photo - 31
    Gina G. Front Desk Representative
    Staff Photo - 31
    Gina G. Front Desk Representative

    Hi, I'm Miss Gina. I graduated from Centereach HS and currently going to St Joseph's College for Psychology. I love working with Kids. I used to be a competitive dancer. I enjoy photography and digital art. I love to travel and go exploring!

  • Staff Photo - 32
    Mary J Front Desk Representative
    Staff Photo - 32
    Mary J Front Desk Representative