Our Team

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    Carrie Kleppe Owner
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    Carrie Kleppe Owner

    Two kids….river town….neighborhood pools….family cabin on the lake! Water safety is a requirement for this Stillwater mom. Carrie brings a passion to our team for kids safely enjoying water recreation. Carrie is an owner of Goldfish Swim School of Oakdale because we all share a vision to eliminate water tragedies for children everywhere. carrie.kleppe@goldfishss.com (651) 927-4480

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    Dave Handley Owner
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    Dave Handley Owner

    Our General Manager Dave is a NSPF Certified Pool Operator and has a passion for water safety and supporting youth athletics as a coach and parent. Growing up in suburban Milwaukee, he “lived” at the Fox Point Community Pool and attained his lifeguard certification. He lives in Stillwater with his wife Sarah and two children. Dave enjoys spending time on and in the water in the land of 10,000 lakes! david.handley@goldfishss.com (651) 927-4480

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    Jeremy Kleppe Owner
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    Jeremy Kleppe Owner

    Jeremy is an experienced youth sports coach and instructor. He carries a passion for developing talent and confidence in young athletes. Jeremy spends occasional weekends at the family lake cabin, enjoying time on the water fishing, skiing, and swimming. Be sure to ask Jeremy about his time as an NCAA soccer player and why confidence in the water translates to success on the pitch! jeremy.kleppe@goldfishss.com (651) 927-4480

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    Sarah Handley Owner
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    Sarah Handley Owner

    Sarah lives in Stillwater with her husband Dave and two children Will and Hannah. She brings a competitive spirit to our ownership group, as an NCAA D-I athlete and two-time captain of the Michigan State Women’s Swim Team. Her coaching experience and passion for youth athletics, water safety, and having fun in the pool runs deep! sarah.handley@goldfishss.com (651) 927-4480

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    Dave General Manager
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    Dave General Manager

    Hometown: Milwaukee Favorite Disney Movie: The Lady and the Tramp Favorite Food: Ribeye steak If Dave could be an animal he would be a grizzly bear. The most interesting place Dave has visited is the polar arctic. “Swimming is fun because it is something you can do with your friends and enjoy for a lifetime”

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    Melissa Assistant General Manager
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    Melissa Assistant General Manager

    Hometown: Woodbury Favorite Disney Movie: Moanna Favorite Food: Pickles If Melissa could be an animal she would be a cheetah. Swimming is fun because: “Swimming is a life saving skill and I get to see students progress every week!”

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    Abby Service Manager
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    Abby Service Manager

    Hometown: Osceola, Wisconsin Favorite Movie: Finding Nemo Favorite Food: Chocolate Cake If Abby could be an animal she would be a dolphin. The most interesting place she’s been is Devil’s Lake State Park in Wisconsin. “Swimming is fun because it is healthy and a great way to de-stress!”

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    Abolaji Swim Instructor
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    Abolaji Swim Instructor

    Hometown: St. Paul Favorite Disney Movie: Aladdin Favorite Food: Pizza If Abolaji could be an animal he would be an eagle. The most interesting place he has visited is Vermont. “Swimming is fun because I like being in the water!”

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    Ana Swim Instructor
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    Ana Swim Instructor

    Hometown: North St. Paul Favorite Food: Vegetable Lasagna If Ana was an animal she would be a dolphin. Ana’s favorite movie is Frozen. The most interesting place Ana has been is Las Vegas. “Swimming is fun because you can play sports and race your friends.”

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    Bridget Swim Instructor
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    Bridget Swim Instructor

    Hometown: Oakdale Favorite Movie: Cinderalla Favorite Food: Pizza If Bridget could be an animal she would be a dog. The most interesting place Bridget has visited is Las Vegas. “Swimming is fun because it’s great exercise!”

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    Chialia (Chilly) Swim Instructor
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    Chialia (Chilly) Swim Instructor

    Hometown: St. Paul Favorite Movie: Home Favorite Food: Alfredo and Steak If Chilly could be an animal she would be a dog. The most interesting place she’s visited in the Bahamas. “Swimming is fun because I enjoy working with kids. I love teaching new skills!”

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    Ciel Swim Instructor
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    Ciel Swim Instructor

    Hometown: Minneapolis Favorite Movie: Ratatouille Favorite Food: Watermelon If Ciel could be an animal she would be a tiger. The most interesting place Ciel has visited is India! “Swimming is fun because it is quiet and calming.”

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    Gracie Swim Instructor
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    Gracie Swim Instructor

    Hometown: St. Paul Favorite Movie: Spirit Favorite Food: Raspberries If Gracie could be an animal she would be an eagle. “Swimming is fun because you can enjoy it your entire life!”

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    Johna Swim Instructor
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    Johna Swim Instructor

    Hometown: St. Paul Favorite Movie: The Little Mermaid Favorite Food: Pasta If Johna could be an animal she would be a tiger. The most interesting place she has visited in Colorado. “Swimming is fun because it’s a great workout!”

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    Jordan Swim Instructor
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    Jordan Swim Instructor

    Hometown: Oahu, Hawaii Favorite Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany’s Favorite Food: Donuts! If Jordan could be an animal she would be a fresh water otter. The most interesting place she’s visited is New Orleans. “Swimming is fun because it is a great way to stay in shape!”

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    Katelyn Swim Instructor
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    Katelyn Swim Instructor

    Hometown: Woodbury Favorite Food: Pizza Favorite Movie: Cinderella If Katelyn could be an animal she would be a koala bear! The most interesting place Katelyn has visited is Mexico. “Swimming is fun because you get to hang out under water!”

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    Katie Swim Instructor
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    Katie Swim Instructor

    Hometown: White Bear Lake Favorite Disney Movie: Tarzan Favorite Food: Chocolate If Katie could be an animal she would be a tiger. “Swimming is fun because you can do what you want in the water!”

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    Kayla Swim Instructor
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    Kayla Swim Instructor

    Hometown: Woodbury Favorite Movie: Titanic Favorite Food: Watermelon If Kayla could be an animal she would be a dog. The most interesting place she’s visited is Chicago. “Swimming is fun because I love working with children!”

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    Kjersten Swim Instructor
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    Kjersten Swim Instructor

    Hometown: Oakdale Favorite Movie: The Little Mermaid Favorite Food: Sushi If Kjersten could be an animal she would be a cat. The most interesting place she has visited in London. “Swimming is fun because it is fun to play around in the water!”

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    LeeRoy Swim Instructor
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    LeeRoy Swim Instructor

    Hometown: Oakdale Favorite Disney Movie: Hercules Favorite Food: Crab If LeeRoy could be an animal he would be a Clown Fish.

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    Lizzie Swim Instructor
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    Lizzie Swim Instructor

    Hometown: Woodbury Favorite Movie: The Italian Job Favorite Food: Chipotle Burrito If Lizzie could be an animal she would be a dog. “Swimming is fun because I can float on my back like a sea otter!”

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    Megan Swim Instructor
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    Megan Swim Instructor

    Hometown: East St. Paul Favorite Food: “I’m kind of into celery these days…” Favorite Disney Movie: Moanna If Megan was an animal she would be a shark. “Swimming is fun because I’m good at it!”

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    Miranda Swim Instructor
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    Miranda Swim Instructor

    Hometown: Maplewood Favorite Movie: The Polar Express Favorite Food: Chicken & Wild Rice Soup If Miranda could be an animal she would be a dog. The most interesting place she has visited is London. “Swimming is fun because it’s a refreshing way to stay active!”

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    Raquel Swim Instructor
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    Raquel Swim Instructor

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    Sara Swim Instructor
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    Sara Swim Instructor

    Hometown: Oakdale Favorite Movie: Finding Nemo Favorite Food: Oranges If Sara could be an animal she would be a dog. The most interesting place she’s visited is Catalina Island. “Swimming is fun because there are so many activities you can do in the water!”

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    Tay Swim Instructor
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    Tay Swim Instructor

    Hometown: St. Paul Favorite Movie: Finding Nemo Favorite Food: Pepperoni Pizza If Tay could be an animal she would be a koala bear. The most interesting place she has visited is Mazatlan, Mexico. “Swimming is fun because you get to go under water!”

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    Autumn Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Autumn Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Hometown: Maplewood Favorite Movie: Finding Nemo Favorite Food: Noodles If Autumn could be an animal she would be a giraffe because you can see everything! The most interesting place she has visited is Buckeye, Arizona. “Swimming is fun because you get to be with your friends and learn new skills while having fun!”

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    Ashley Front Desk Representative
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    Ashley Front Desk Representative

    Ashley was born in Fairbanks, Alaska Favorite Movie: The Lion King Favorite Food: Pizza If Ashley could be an animal she would be a bird so she can migrate south for the winter. The most interesting place she has visited is Alaska. “Swimming is fun because it’s an excellent way to exercise while feeling like a mermaid!”

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    Paige Front Desk Representative
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    Paige Front Desk Representative

    Hometown: St. Paul Favorite Movie: Finding Nemo Favorite Food: Pickles If Paige could be an animal she would be a loon because they can swim and fly! The most interesting place she’s visited is Cocoa Beach, Florida. “Swimming is fun because I can make bubbles!”

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