Wishing Well, LLC
Lake Michigan College, Benton Harbor, MI
I have completed all the requirements for
an Associate in Applied Business Degree with a major in Management and
RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
Owner /Operator / Instructor – Responsible for all aspects of a warm water aquatic facility that trains individuals with movement disorders to function better in their activities of daily living through water exercise.
March 2004 – Present Speedo WaterART Fitness International, Toronto, ON Canada
Master Trainer – Responsible for training and certifying aquatic fitness instructors throughout the world for WaterART Fitness International.
June 2000 – September
2001 Bridgman Community Pool, Bridgman, MI
Full Time Aquatic Staff
– Responsible for overseeing and training the aquatics staff while instructing
and developing programs for the
September 1998 – June 2000 Benton Harbor Area
Schools, Benton Harbor, MI
- Responsible for the hiring, training, and supervising all aquatics staff, both
paid and volunteer. Required to
June 1997 - September 1998 Benton Harbor - St. Joseph
YMCA, St. Joseph, MI
- Responsible for the instruction of preschool and youth swim lessons.
Also responsible for the safety of
June 1994 - December 1994 Greater Elgin Area YMCA.
- Responsible for hiring, training, supervising and evaluating all lifeguards
and aquatics instructors. Also
September 1992 - June 1994 Greater Elgin Area YMCA.
- Responsible for the safe operation of the pool during classes, lap swimming,
family nights, and private parties.
Summers 1986 – 1992
Waterfront & Aquatics
Director - Responsible for training and supervising aquatic
staff and developing safe aquatic programs for
November 1988 - March 1989 St. Joe Aquatics. St.
Assistant Swim Coach
- Responsible for the instruction and coaching of a youth swim team.
October 1985-June 1986 & August 1986-June 1987
Bridgman Community Pool. Bridgman, MI
- Responsible for the safety and instruction of youth during swim lessons.
I currently possess certifications in American Red Cross Water Safety Instruction, Lifeguard, First Aid & CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program Instructor for Adults & Juveniles; WaterART Fitness International Master Trainer, Aquatic Rehabilitation Specialist, Aquatic Personal Trainer, Specialized Populations Instructor, Mind & Body Instructor, Pre / Post Natal Instructor, Kidz Fitness Instructor, Arthritis Instructor for Land & Water, Parkinson’s & Other Movement Disorders Instructor for water & chair exercises, and Fundamentals Instructor.. I am an active Boy Scouts of America Merit Badge and Advancement Counselor for all Aquatic Programs including BSA Lifeguard and was National Certified BSA Aquatics Director. Familiar with most Microsoft computer software. 2004 Winner of Speedo WaterART Fitness International / Hydropool Business Award. 2003 Living Kidney Donor. 1989 crowned Bridgman's Miss Congeniality.