Our Team

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    Josh Bitterman Owner & Manager
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    Josh Bitterman Owner & Manager

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    Emily Pinnell Assistant General Manager
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    Emily Pinnell Assistant General Manager

    Emily loves working at Goldfish because she loves seeing kids grow and learn Water Safety. She has two kids, a dog, an alligator, and a kitten! Her favorite thing to do outside of work is to exercise!

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    Catherine Buist Sales and Service Manager
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    Catherine Buist Sales and Service Manager

    Catherine is a Michigan native who loves crafts. She enjoys working with our wonderful team members and helping kids progress in the water! Her favorite thing to do outside of work is to paint her nails!

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    Anna H. Swim Instructor
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    Anna H. Swim Instructor

    Miss. Anna is a mom of three girls! She homeschools and plays with lego by day and loves teaching swim by night. Miss. Anna loves beaches, oceans and water of all kinds!

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    Brittany S. Swim Instructor
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    Brittany S. Swim Instructor

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    Carlesha M. Swim Instructor
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    Carlesha M. Swim Instructor

    Miss. Carlie is a current senior in high school! Her favorite part about working at Goldfish is connecting with the kids and their parents. When she is not here, she is either cooking or cheering!

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    Eliza K. Swim Instructor
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    Eliza K. Swim Instructor

    Miss. Eliza is a current freshman in college studying environmental science! Her favorite part about working at Goldfish is bonding with her students! When Miss. Eliza is not here, she is usually crafting or baking!

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    Hannah Koehler Swim Instructor
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    Hannah Koehler Swim Instructor

    Miss Hannah is in choir and loves all things theater! Her favorite part about working at Goldfish is being able to connect with the kids and their parents. When Miss Hannah is not here, she is most likely painting, singing, or spending time with friends and pets!

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    Justin C. Swim Instructor
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    Justin C. Swim Instructor

    Justin is a senior in High School! His favorite part about working at Goldfish is giving kids a fun and safe environment to develop life long skills. He enjoys singing and listening to music and plans to pursue a career in music in college!

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    Kiersten T Swim Instructor
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    Kiersten T Swim Instructor

    Kiersten is a graduate from Avila University with a degree in English! Her favorite part about working at Goldfish is watching her students improve and overcome their fears. When Miss. Kiersten is not here, she enjoys spending time with her cat and knitting!

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    Matt B. Swim Instructor
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    Matt B. Swim Instructor

    Mr. Matt is a competitive tennis player for his high school team! His favorite part about working at Goldfish is watching kids laugh and have fun as they progress on their life-saving skills. When Mr. Matt is not here, he is most likely exercising or spending time with family and friends!

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    Quincy Hepler Swim Instructor
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    Quincy Hepler Swim Instructor

    Miss Quincy is a senior in high school and is planning to attend KU in the fall. Her favorite part of working at Goldfish is seeing the kids smiling faces. When Miss Quincy is not at Goldfish she enjoys working out and spending time with loved ones.

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    Shelby C. Swim Instructor
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    Shelby C. Swim Instructor

    Miss. Shelby is a current Junior in high school. She loves traveling and skiing. Her favorite part about working at Goldfish is seeing the kids smile and have fun!

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    Sydney DeMartino Swim Instructor
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    Sydney DeMartino Swim Instructor

    Miss Sydney is currently a senior at Olathe East High School. Her favorite part of workin at Goldfish is helping kids learn new skills. When Miss Sydney is not at Goldfish she enjoys painting and spending time with family and friends.

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    Taylor C. Swim Instructor
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    Taylor C. Swim Instructor

    Miss. Taylor is currently attending JCCC and majoring in elementary education. Her favorite part about working at Goldfish is watching the kids grow and learn skills that will help them in the future. When Miss. Taylor isn’t here, she is dancing at JCCC with the dance team!

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    TK Tolar Swim Instructor
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    TK Tolar Swim Instructor

    Miss Tk is a high school softball coach, with 5 loving siblings. Her favorite part about working at Goldfish is when she gets to see the children progress in life. When Miss TK is not at Goldfish she likes to practice softball or spend time with friends!

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    Víola H Swim Instructor
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    Víola H Swim Instructor

    Miss. Víola is currently enrolled in online high school! Her favorite part about working at Goldfish is equipping kids with how to be safe in the water along with a love for swimming. When Miss. Víola's not here, she is studying languages or playing with her dogs!

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    Adam K Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Adam K Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Mr. Adam is currently on his high school swim team! His favorite part about working at Goldfish is talking to kids and the staff. When he is not here, he enjoys playing piano and guitar with his friends!

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    Gabby G. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Gabby G. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Miss. Gabby is a current Junior in high school. Her favorite part about working at Goldfish is seeing all of her kids because they make her happy! When Miss. Gabby is not here, she is probably hanging out with her friends!

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    Isabella P. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Isabella P. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Miss. Isabella is a current high school student. Her favorite part about working at Goldfish is seeing how excited the kids get when they move up to the next level. When Miss. Isabella is not here, she is most likely at the gym, yoga, or karate!

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    Kate G. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Kate G. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Miss. Kate is a current Junior in high school. Her favorite part about working at Goldfish is getting to see her kids improve while being able to create a bond with them. When she is not at Goldfish, she is probably doing cheer for school!

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    Kaylee S. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Kaylee S. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

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    Macy S. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Macy S. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Macy is currently a high school senior planning to attend K-State in the fall! She enjoys doing artsy crafts and playing with her dogs in her free time. Miss. Macy's favorite part about working at Goldfish is meeting wonderful kids and impacting their lives!

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    Maddy T. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Maddy T. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Miss. Maddy is a current senior in high school. Her favorite part about working at Goldfish is being able to see kids grow in skills and the fun environment. When Miss. Maddy’s not here, she is either hanging out with friends, watching Netflix or studying for tests.

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    Sophia B. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard
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    Sophia B. Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

    Miss. Sophia is a current Senior in high school. Her favorite part about working at Goldfish is helping her students improve and watching them grow as swimmers. When Miss. Sophia isn’t here, she is most likely hanging out with her friends or playing the French Horn!

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    Anna W. Front Desk Supervisor
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    Anna W. Front Desk Supervisor

    Anna is currently in high school and getting her CNA-Certified Nurse Aide. Her favorite part about working at Goldfish is her coworkers and the adorable kids. When Anna’s not at Goldfish, she is hanging out with her family, dogs, friends, or doing A LOT of homework!

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    Caitlin P. Front Desk Supervisor
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    Caitlin P. Front Desk Supervisor

    Caitlin is an aspiring writer and avid crafter. Her favorite part of working at Goldfish is her amazing co-workers that make every day a great day! When Caitlin is not here she is exploring the world with her best friend, writing, crafting, reading, writing and even more writing!

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    Courtney P. Front Desk Supervisor
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    Courtney P. Front Desk Supervisor

    Courtney is a mom to a crazy boy named Graisen! Her favorite part about working at Goldfish is all of the amazing people that she works with. When Courtney is not here, she is with her son and family!

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    Tricia B. Front Desk Supervisor
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    Tricia B. Front Desk Supervisor

    Tricia has three kids and two dogs who she absolutely loves to spend time with! Her favorite part of working at Goldfish is seeing all of her fellow team members every day! Her favorite thing to do outside of work is to walk her dogs, be outside and do puzzles!

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    Hannah Smith Front Desk Representative
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    Hannah Smith Front Desk Representative

    Miss Hannah is a former elementary music teacher. Her favorite part about working at Goldfish is celebrating all the students milestones with their families and the staff! When Miss Hannah is not at Goldfish she enjoys doing yoga, reading books and watching Disney movies.

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    Tess B. Front Desk Representative
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    Tess B. Front Desk Representative

    Tess is currently in college discovering what she wants to study. Her favorite part about working at Goldfish is helping the families here have the best experience possible. When Tess is not here, she loves to play video games and spend time with her cat, Clementine.

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    Bobby P. Deck Supervisor
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    Bobby P. Deck Supervisor

    Mr. Bobby loves to dance!! His favorite thing about teaching swim lessons is having the opportunity to make a difference in his student’s lives and doing it with a smile! When Mr. Bobby is not at Goldfish, he is roller skating with his dogs!

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    Grace C. Deck Supervisor
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    Grace C. Deck Supervisor

    Miss. Grace is currently a senior in high school. Her favorite part about working at Goldfish is getting to watch her kids grow while having fun. When Miss. Grace is not here, she likes spending time with her dog and friends.

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    Lily H. Deck Supervisor
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    Lily H. Deck Supervisor

    Miss. Lily is currently looking into schools for Welding! Her favorite thing about Goldfish is how much of a family it is, and watching the kids progress. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family and being at the farm!

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    Tannis F. Deck Supervisor
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    Tannis F. Deck Supervisor

    A new Dental Hygienist, Tannis loves being part of the Goldfish team, greeting members and teaching swim lessons! When Miss. Tannis is not cleaning teeth, or here, she is at the dog park with her corgi, Aldrin, or baking vegan treats!

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    Whitley T. Deck Supervisor
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    Whitley T. Deck Supervisor

    Whitley is the second oldest with five siblings. She is currently in high school and is on varsity Cheer. Her favorite part about working at Goldfish is getting to see kids grow with confidence and learn life-saving skills. When she’s not here, she is hanging out with her friends!

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