Richard A. Carroll

Richard A. Carroll, or better known as RAC, is the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Ellis & Associates, Inc. RAC manages the day-to-day operations of the consulting and risk management programs for the firm’s 600 plus clients. RAC also provides oversight of the company’s legal and insurance needs/partnerships. He is active in CMAHC, World Waterpark Association and IAAPA where he currently serves on the Board of Directors.

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Joe Stefanyak

Joe Stefanyak is a Director with Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc., where he brings over 30 years of aquatic industry experience. In his current role, Joe is responsible for client relationships, which includes 600 municipalities, corporate and private waterparks, and water resorts throughout the United States and in various countries abroad. He works with each to continue the evaluation and implementation of the standard operating procedure in relation to the Comprehensive Aquatic Risk Management Program.

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Larry Newell

Dr. Larry Newell is Vice President of Education Services. Larry has 30 years of experience in aquatics, emergency care, program development, publishing, and business management. He most recently came from Jones and Bartlett Learning/Ascend Learning, where he served as the Executive Vice President and National Executive Director or the Emergency Care & Safety Institute.

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Juan Richards

Juan Richards is the West Coast Client Manager for Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc. Juan has over 20 years of experience in the Theme Park/Waterpark industry. Juan works closely with over 250 municipalities, corporate and private waterparks, and water resorts throughout the United States and in various countries abroad. He also provides oversight of E&A’s auditing program, instructor training, and the Annual Ron Rhinehart International Aquatic Safety program.

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Luke Martinez

Luke Martinez is a Client Manager for Ellis & Associates, Inc. In his role, Luke provides oversight in services delivered to nearly 100 E&A client organizations in the mountain and central region of the United States, along with 50+ authorized provider facilities located throughout the U.S. He also provides oversight of the International Lifeguard Training Program Instructor Training courses, which take place around the world each year.

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Melissa Timmons

As the Director for Ellis & Associates, Melissa Timmons provides support, communications and consultation to a growing client base of 100 E&A client facilities including resorts, corporate and private waterparks, municipalities and private facilities. Melissa has conducted numerous Aquatic Safety Audits and has spent thousands of contact hours with clients of Jeff Ellis & Associates and is a key contributor to the ongoing development and enhancement of the ILTP course curriculum.

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Jem Hughes

In her new role as Jeff Ellis Swimming Program Manager, Jem Hughes has direct oversight of all programming conducted by both Ellis and Associates, Inc., as well, Jeff Ellis Management, LLC. Previously, Jem was the Illinois Program Manager, where she had operational oversight of 6 clients. She lead the development for a new client implementation of the Jeff Ellis Swimming program at Mickey’s Retreat in 2015.

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Steve Miller

As a director for Ellis & Associates, Inc., Steve Miller oversees the southeast region of the United States working with clients ranging from small municipalities to large waterpark resorts, as well, several corporate client groups. With 23 years of experience, Steve brings a well-verse of training expertise with programs offered by E&A and assists with the review of textbook content including the current and past editions of the International Lifeguard Training Program,

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