Our Team

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    Austine Wright General Manager
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    Austine Wright General Manager

    Hello my name is Austine. I have been at Goldfish since we opened! I have 3 kids and 2 dogs.

    My favorite Disney movie is: Wreck It Ralph. 

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    Taylor Laitinen Assistant General Manager
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    Taylor Laitinen Assistant General Manager

    I am 23 years old. I have been with Goldfish for over 6 years! I have a husband named Spencer and a daughter named Olivia. My favorite Disney movie is Wreck it Ralph!

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    Elijah Cone Pool Operations Manager
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    Elijah Cone Pool Operations Manager

    I love being outside, gardening, hanging out with my cat Rae, playing music and video games. My favorite color is green and I love medetarranian, thai, and indian food. Also I like cars, splice, yoga, and animals.

    My favorite Disney movie is: Soul

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    Brooke Hodgins Swim Instructor
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    Brooke Hodgins Swim Instructor

    I go to CHS and I play volleyball. I have a dog and a pet lizard! I love to spend time with my family and friends. My favorite color is blue and my favorite snack is Cheez-its!

    My favorite Disney movie is: Tangled. 

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    Cole Weigers Swim Instructor
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    Cole Weigers Swim Instructor

    I now attend Oakland University for Physical Therapy and hope to be a wrestling coach at Clarkston High School. I have two kittens, Larry and Frank, and a dog named Brick. I love to play disc golf and euchre!

    Favorite Disney movie: Frozen

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    Drew Spina Swim Instructor
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    Drew Spina Swim Instructor

    Hi I'm Drew! I work at Goldfish and also as a caregiver at a senior living facility. If I am not working, I like to play disc golf or hanging out with friends. I have 3 dogs and think all animals are sweet.

    My favorite Disney movie is: The Lion King

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    Emma Drumm Swim Instructor
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    Emma Drumm Swim Instructor

    I am a sophomore at CHS. I like to spend time with my friends and go skateboarding. I am also into astrology and the stars! I am an aries. My favorite color is purple and my favorite foods are chicken wings and ice cream! My favorite flavor is cookie dough.

    My favorite Disney movie is: The princess and the frog

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    Jake Wiegers Swim Instructor
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    Jake Wiegers Swim Instructor

    I am a 17 year old in a family of five. I have two brothers, one who works here at goldfish swim school, Mr. Cole, and my other brother is actually my twin! I like being active, such as running, swimming, being outside, or mowing the lawn. When I am not outside I like to stay inside with my dog, Brick, and listen to music or watch a movie with my family!

    Favorite Disney movie: Lion King

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    Jessica Diffenderfer Swim Instructor
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    Jessica Diffenderfer Swim Instructor

    I have 3 sisters and 1 brother. I love baking cookies, hanging out with friends, and listening to music. I have 2 dogs and a cat. I love being outdoors and hiking. My favorite color is white.

    My favorite Disney movie is: Tangled. 

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    Kara Buback Swim Instructor
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    Kara Buback Swim Instructor

    I am a figure skater and a sophomore at LHS. My favorite colori is blue and I love chocolate ice cream.

    My favorite Disney movie is: The Little Mermaid

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    Kaylee Gibbs Swim Instructor
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    Kaylee Gibbs Swim Instructor

    My name is Kaylee, I go to CHS. I love to play basketball. I sell birdhouses, I paint and build them with my friend.

    My favorite Disney movie is: Cinderella 

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    Olivia Rouse Swim Instructor
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    Olivia Rouse Swim Instructor

    I am a freshman at CHS. I play volleyball and love to bake in my free time. I also love animals!

    My favorite Disney movie is: Tangled.

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    Phoebe Klinski Swim Instructor
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    Phoebe Klinski Swim Instructor

    I will be attending MSU in the fall to study something in the medical field. I have a younger brother who swims at Goldfish. I have played 4 varsity sports throughout high school. Summer is my favorite season!

    My favorite Disney movie is: Sleeping Beauty

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    Sam Miller Swim Instructor
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    Sam Miller Swim Instructor

    I go to CHS and love to play volleyball. I also enjoy spending time with my friends and family. My favorite foods are pizza and tacos. I have a younger brother named Nick that I like to play outside with. When I was younger, I took swimming lessons at Goldfish and I had such a good time that I wanted to become a teacher here. A fun fact about me is that my birthday is on Christmas. 

    My favorite Disney movie is: Moana. 

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    Sara Makowiec Swim Instructor
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    Sara Makowiec Swim Instructor

    I am in 10th grade at CHS. I love to play volleyball and I love animals. I love to travel to Florida anytime I can. Finally, I have 2 huge dogs who I love a lot!

    My favorite Disney movie: The Lion King

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    Sarah Kowalik Swim Instructor
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    Sarah Kowalik Swim Instructor

    I am currently attending Oakland Community College for Nursing. I have a little sister and 2 puppies named Marley and Kaya. I love to travel! I have been to lots of different places like, Thailand, Mexico, Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Canada! So much fun right? My favorite animal is a dolphin, I think that they are so cool. 

    My favorite Disney movie is: Tangled

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    Tori Knieper Swim Instructor
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    Tori Knieper Swim Instructor

    I am a senior at CHS. I have 2 brothers. In my free time, I love to draw, paint, and play music. I can play the ukulele and the guitar! 

    My favorite Disney movie is Moana.

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    Ava Heslip Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Ava Heslip Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    I am currently a sophomore at Clarkston High school! I have two younger brothers who are 11 and 6 years old and a dog named Louie!  I used to do dance and gymnastic and dance! I like to bake, go get my nails done, eating Panera, and going shopping! 

    Favorite Disney movie: The Princess and the Frog

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    Bailey Garza Deck Supervisor
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    Bailey Garza Deck Supervisor

    I have a 1 eyed dog named charlie. I have 2 jobs, in my free time I like to hang out with my dog and friends. I was a cheerleader for 9 years and on varsity all throughout high school.

    My favorite Disney movie is: Alice in wonderland.

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    Evie Miller Deck Supervisor
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    Evie Miller Deck Supervisor

    I am a senior at CHS and I play field hockey. I love to hang out with my nephew and watch llama llama. I will be attending OU in the majoring in Forensic Nursing in the fall.

    My favorite Disney movie: Beauty and the Beast.

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    Maddy Battishill Deck Supervisor
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    Maddy Battishill Deck Supervisor

    I will be attending MSU after transferring from CMU! I am a sophomore, majoring in Kinesiology. I love cooking, hanging out with friends, being outdoors, and listening to music. I have 3 dogs and love the color yellow!

    My favorite Disney movie: Monsters Inc.

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    Morgan Spina Deck Supervisor
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    Morgan Spina Deck Supervisor

    I am currently attending Wayne State University for nursing. I have 2 older brothers, one being Mr. Drew! In my free time while not at work you can find me with my family or friends. I love being outside in the sunshine, my favorite days are lake days! What is your favorite way to spend the day?

    My favorite Disney movie: Cars

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    Savannah McCue Deck Supervisor
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    Savannah McCue Deck Supervisor

    I go to Oakland Community College. I have 2 brothers and an English cream golden retriever named Maya. My favorite color is lavendar. 

    My favorite Disney movie: Moana

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    Alivia Walbridge Golden Teacher
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    Alivia Walbridge Golden Teacher

    My name is Alivia! I am 17 years old. I like to ski and go to the beach. I am an aries! My favorite snack food is Cheez-its. I think the best ice cream flavor is black cherry!

    My favorite Disney movie is: The Lion King

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    Chloe Somerville Golden Teacher
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    Chloe Somerville Golden Teacher

    I am a senior at Waterford Kettering High School. In my free time, I love to hangout with my friends, play soccer for my travel team and walk my dog. I plan on going to college and majoring in psychology.

    My favorite Disney movie is: Tangled.

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    Grace Hanel Golden Teacher
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    Grace Hanel Golden Teacher

    I currently attend OU. I have 2 younger siblings. In my free time I like to dance, I have been dancing since I was 3 years old. My favorite color is yellow. My favorite animal is a dog.

    My favorite Disney movie is: Coco

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