Erin Wallace

Andrew Chafatelli

Andrew began his career like many other leaders who serve the industry did, wearing a lifeguard suit, and sporting a rescue tube in 1998. After graduating from college, he took on the role of Operations Director at Nashville Shores where

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jellis associate Ashley

Ashley Wolfe

Ashley started working at Roaring Springs in 2006 as a lifeguard and maintenance employee. She worked at the park seasonally as she attended college to pursue her B.A. in Psychology while playing basketball. She became an ILTP

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jellis associate Brad White

Brad White

Brad White is the Senior Programs Director at the Downtown YMCA in Nashville. Brad started his career with Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation as a lifeguard at 16. He worked his way up to pool manger, and then became the Aquatics

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jellis associate Brandon

Brandon Roben

Brandon has over 14 years of experience in the aquatics industry, with much of that time holding various management roles. In his current role, Brandon serves as the Waterpark Director at Evergreen Wings & Waves Waterpark, overseeing

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jellis associate Bruce

Bruce Ramsay

I have been in the Aquatics Industry since January 1999. I began as a Supervisor for two seasons, at Continental Pools and then moved up to the Lead Instructor Position with Ellis Training and now hold the Director Of Training title. My job

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jellis associate Bryan

Bryan Banner

I graduated from Longwood University in 1997 with a degree in Physical Education and bounced around in aquatic supervision and facility management up until hired by the the City of Alexandria Recreation Department in 2001. My 13 year

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jellis associate Bryan

Bryan Fish

My first exposure to the industry came in 1994 when I was hired as a Lifeguard at Silver Spring’s Wild Waters Waterpark. After that summer, I was hooked. Between the rush from rescuing distressed swimmers in the wave pool to being

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jellis associate Christina

Christina Lamson

Christina Lamson is the Manager of Wildwater Kingdom at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She began her career in aquatics in1998 ,like many others, as a lifeguard at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio.

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jellis associate Colleen

Colleen Murphy

Colleen is the Director of Park Attractions for Cedar Point, located in Sandusky, Ohio. She oversees 71 rides, an indoor waterpark, outdoor waterpark and nine resort pools. Prior to joining the Cedar Point team she was the General Manager of

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jellis associate Cory

Corion Wynn

Over 14 years I have worked in a variety of facilities and facets of the Aquatics Industry. I began as a lifeguard in a small waterpark during my University summer breaks. I then began to work in a variety of Parks & Recreation

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jellis associate Cory

Cory Warner

I am a Michigan native, born and raised in Muskegon, MI. I graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies – Human Resources. I lifeguarded my way through college at various waterparks, starting as a

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jellis associate David

David Bywater

David Bywater started his aquatic career in 1984 working as a subdivision lifeguard under the American Red Cross training program and was introduce to Ellis & Associates in 1986 when he became a wave pool lifeguard for the new Fame City

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jellis associate Denise

Denise Beckson

Denise Beckson is an experienced Waterpark / Theme Park / Resort professional with over 25 years of related experience. Denise is currently a senior member of the management team at Morey’s Piers, Beachfront Waterparks & Resorts

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jellis associate Diana

Diana Buck

Diana started her aquatics career as a lifeguard and swim instructor for the Shoreview Community Center (Shoreview, MN) in 1998. Where she was able to develop her lifeguard skills. She attended St. Cloud State University (St. Cloud, MN)

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jellis associate Erik

Erik Houston

Erik began his professional aquatics career in 2007 as an Aquatics Coordinator at the Harding Place YMCA in Nashville, TN. He continued to serve the South Nashville community as a Program Director overseeing Youth

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jellis associate Frank

Frank Perez

Frank Perez is the operations coordinator for NRH2O Family Water Park located in North Richland Hills, Texas. He has been with NRH2O since the park’s opening in 1995. NRH2O is the first municipally owned and operated water park

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jellis associate Zachary

Zachary Brown

I started as a lifeguard in May 2000 at a community pool and became a lifeguard at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in 2001. I became an E&A Instructor in 2004 and an E&A IT in 2011. I have taught Lifeguard and Instructor

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jellis associate George

George E. Rohman

George is currently a Senior Operations Manager for Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Waterparks located in Wildwood, New Jersey, and has been with Morey’s Piers since 1997. Morey’s Piers is the largest seaside family owned amusement

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jellis associate Heather

Heather Hill

I joined the E&A family in 1992 when we added a waterpark to our hard park environment. Without previous lifeguarding experience, I found the E&A program to be specifically targeted to the waterpark environment, and the skills easy to

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jellis associate Jason

Jason Arthur

Jason has 22 years experience in the Aquatics Industry. A native of Indiana, Jason began his career as a lifeguard at Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana. After one season, he was promoted to Asst. Manager and

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jellis associate Jerica

Jerica Cyr

I began my lifeguard career at the young age of 15 years old. The first facility I worked at was Splash Country Water Park and then went on to work at Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center, both located in Aurora, IL and co-owned by the City

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jellis associate Jessica

Jessica King

Jessica currently works for Palace Entertainment as the Director of Operations at Raging Waters, San Jose. She began as a lifeguard 16 years ago with the Red Cross in Hawaii and 14 years ago with Ellis & Associates. Her career

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jellis associate Jody

Jody Kneupper

Jody Kneupper has been the General Manager at Wet’n’Wild Splashtown Waterpark in Houston, Texas since 2009. Jody began his career in the waterpark industry in 1989 as a lifeguard at Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels, Texas. He

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jellis associate Johnny

Johnny Ellis-Quest

I became an ELLIS lifeguard in 1990 at age 15 for a long gone waterpark called Atlantis in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. When the waterpark closed I had to take Red Cross training to work for Broward County. Broward went to ELLIS 2 years later, that

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jellis associate Joseph

Joseph M. Minninger

I have been in the Aquatic field for over 50 years. I Started as a Red Cross Lifeguard in 1960 and became a Red Cross Instructor in Lifeguarding, CPR and First Aid by 1966. After graduating from the University of Maryland in 1968 I started

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jellis associate Kari

Kari Tjader

Kari Tjader began in the industry as a lifeguard in 2005 where she worked for Six Flags Hurricane Harbor- Gurnee, IL and moved up the ranks into a Training Supervisor. In 2008 she was hired as the Corporate Training Manager for Coco Key

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jellis associate Keith

Keith Fontenot

Keith has been with Schlitterbahn Waterparks for the past 20 years. Keith has worked for Schlitterbahn in numerous capacities, beginning as a lifeguard in 1994. Keith primarily worked in the New Braunfels location, moving up through the

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jellis associate Kevin

Kevin Ruedebusch


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jellis associate Kim

Kim Easley

Kim has been a lifeguard since 1990. She started her career at Disney in 1992 as a College Program lifeguard and became an Ellis Instructor in 2000. Finally in 2009, she took a full-time Instructor position for Jeff Ellis Management at Walt Disney

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jellis associate Kris

Kris Davison

1992 was my first year as a lifeguard with the Jeff Ellis and Assoc. family. I worked my way up through the ranks with different agencies, to where I work currently as an Aquatic Specialist for the City of Thornton. Since 1999 as an Aquatic

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jellis associate Kristie

Kristie Moses

Kristie Moses – Kristie is currently the Assistant General Manager for CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort in Orlando, FL. Moses moved into hotel operations from her previous position as Global Director of Water Resort Operations for CoCo

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jellis associate Kristin

Kristin Ardizoni

Kristin Started her career in 1994 where she was a Lifeguard for Adventure World in Largo MD, which later became Six Flags America. After spending 6 summers working at Six Flags America she moved to Six Flags New England where she

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jellis associate Larry

Larry Manchester

I have been a member of the aquatics community since 1986, all as a member of the Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Department. Among my many duties with the department I oversee three aquatics facilities, many adult sports programs,

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jellis associate LIz

Liz Caywood

Liz serves as the Natatorium Director for Fort Wayne Community Schools where she has been since 2001. The Natatorium has a wide variety of programs and users which includes 8 high school swim and dive teams, 3 club swim teams, and a club

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jellis associate Lori

Lori Gogel

Lori Gogel is the Director of Splashin’ Safari Attractions at Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana. Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari is a theme park and waterpark located in hilly southern Indiana, which is home to

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jellis associate Lynn

Lynn Waldorf

Aquatic Supervisor Responsible for 1.4 million dollar budget for both cost management and revenue collection. Managed pools, beaches, boating facilities, day camp and responsible for opening/closing facilities, training staff, and overseeing

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jellis associate Mariana

Mariana Marx

I left South Africa 2002 to start my aquatics career with Wild Wadi in as a lifeguard. Representing Wild Wadi in the international lifeguard competition in Soak City Water Park, Los Angeles during 2003. After this I was hooked, became an E&A

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jellis associate Marlene

Marlene Hilligoss

My love for water began as far back as I can remember. Most of my summers were spent in Lake Shafer, Monticello, Indiana or in Fall Creek in Pendleton Indiana. I became a lifeguard at 15 and have never stopped “watching the water”. After

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jellis associate Matt

Matt Pardy

I began my aquatics career in my teenage years as a lifeguard for Oakland County Parks and Recreation at Red Oaks Waterpark in Madison Heights, Michigan. I worked as a lifeguard for three summers at Red Oaks, and then was

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jellis associate Megan

Megan Fulbright

In 1993 Megan was a part of the Walt Disney World College Program where she started her Ellis aquatic career at Typhoon Lagoon as a lifeguard. She then returned to finish her degree in education at Texas Tech University…

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jellis associate Melissa

Melissa Wornick

I am currently the Aquatics and Admissions Manager at Darien Lake Theme and Waterpark located just outside of Buffalo New York. I started my career as a Lifeguard in 2002 when Darien Lake was a Six Flags property. In 2005 I was

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jellis associate Michael

Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald is currently the Operations Manager of Aquatics & Family Entertainment Center for Golfland Entertainment Centers Inc, better known as Golfland SunSplash, in Roseville, CA. He started as a seasonal

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jellis associate Mike

Mike Bengtson

Mike Bengtson is currently the General Manager of Splish Splash Waterpark. Splish Splash is a 96 acre waterpark located on the east end of Long Island, New York. Mike began his waterpark career at Wet’n Wild Emerald Pointe in

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jellis associate Mindy

Mindy Deeds

Mindy is the Assistant Director of Operations at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom located in Allentown, PA. She oversees, Park Operations, Waterpark Operations, Park Services, Live Entertainment, and Halloween Haunt. Mindy

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jellis associate Nate

Nate Thorne

Nate Thorne has been the Deputy Director for Plainfield Parks and Recreation, Plainfield, Indiana since 2004. Nate’s diverse and well-rounded management responsibilities include assisting in departmental marketing, budgeting and

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jellis associate Nick

Nick Licastro

Nick currently serves as the Director of Aquatics at Great Wolf Lodge in Charlotte/Concord, NC. After beginning his career as a lifeguard in 1999 for a pool management company, Nick became an instructor in 2002, an instructor

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jellis associate Nick Mostardo

Nick Mostardo

My name is Nick Mostardo and I started in the Industry as an E&A licensed lifeguard in 2002 with the Bartlett Park District (IL). I continued to work for the Park District throughout my adolescence, becoming an ILTP Instructor in

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jellis associate Olivia

Olivia Wyrick

Olivia began her career 16 years ago with her first job ever as a lifeguard at Wet’n Wild Emerald Pointe Waterpark. Over the course of many summers to follow, Olivia worked her way up from Shallow Water Lifeguard to Special Facilities

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jellis associate Robert

Robert Cairy

In 2004 at the age of 16 I started working as a lifeguard at Nrh2o Family Waterpark for the City of North Richland Hills Texas. I spend the next 6 years working as a special facilities lifeguard, aquatics lead, and aquatics trainer /

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jellis associate Robert Karim

Robert Karim

I have been in the Aquatics industry since 1994 where I became an E&A lifeguard at Canada’s Wonderland in Toronto, Canada. In 2004 I became the Aquatics Manager overseeing the operation of Splash Works, the water park

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jellis associate Ryan

Ryan Snow

Ryan is an Ohio native and graduate of the Ohio State University with a B.A. in Strategic Communication. While in college Ryan spent his free time working as the Assistant Director of Operations for Sage Hospitality Resources at

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jellis associate Sarah

Sarah Vetter

Sarah Vetter has been involved with Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc. as a National Staff Auditor and Instructor Trainer since 1999. She primarily engages in both these positions in support of E & A clients near her home in Chicago, Illinois,

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jellis associate Scott

Scott Deisley

Scott is a 28 year veteran of the waterpark industry. He started his career as a Lifeguard and odd jobs expert at Raging Waters in Wildwood, NJ. Scott is now Vice President of Waterpark Operations and Resort Activities at Atlantis

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jellis associate Scott Wellington

Scott Wellington

I received my first lifeguard course in 1996. I began lifeguarding, seasonally; at Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH as an E&A lifeguard in 1998.Since departing Cedar Point:– 2001- 2004 Wet n’ Wild Las Vegas, Nevada– 2005 – 2006

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jellis associate Stacey

Stacey Kozal

Stacey started as a lead lifeguard in May of 1999 at Michigan’s Adventure. She became an E & A instructor in 2002 and in 2013 became an IT. She has been a manager at Michigan’s Adventure since 2001. Stacey has attended

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jellis associate Steve

Steve Neill

Steve is currently the Aquatic Program Supervisor for the Arlington Heights Park District where he has been employed for 16 years. Prior to that, he worked at the Park Ridge Recreation and Park District. He has been a certified

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jellis associate Vera

Vera Vowell Solis

Vera started lifeguarding in Douglas Wyoming in 1983. She then moved to College Station, Texas to attend Texas A&M University. Vera is a graduate of Texas A&M University in Kinesiology with a Biology minor. She has worked in College

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jellis associate Yongpom

Yongpom Ho

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