Shawn was born in Columbus Ohio, and he is married with 3 kids. He enjoys hanging out with his family, hunting, golfing and watching Buckeye football. He has been managing people most of my life with a strong background in maintenance. As a father of a child learning to swim at Goldfish, he has really come to embrace the Goldfish way of teaching children this life-saving skill. Shawn is very excited to be a part of the team at Upper Arlington!
Kate has worked in aquatics since 2007 and was an Ellis Lifeguard Instructor for 8 years. She has been with Goldfish since 2014! She grew up in Grove City, Ohio and graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from Otterbein University She is passionate about working with children and spreading awareness for drowning prevention. Kate has an amazing husband and two daughters, Lydia and Naomi, and a son, James!
Erik has worked for Goldfish since September 2022. Previously Erik was the Aquatics Manager of Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark and Conference Center. From 2014-2022 Erik was an International Staff Auditor for Jeff Ellis & Associates. During that time Erik visited 46 states, Mexico, Brazil, and Canada to conduct aquatics safety audits. Erik is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in Portuguese. Erik is passionate about safety, and making sure that all of our lifeguards are vigilant, and well trained!
Kelly moved to Columbus in August 2023, and before that was living in New Jersey. She was a swim coach for her childhood club swim team and an Aquatics Manager for a fitness and wellness company, and eventually managed multiple clubs. She graduated from West Virginia University in 2019. Growing up, Kelly taught other kids how to swim and fell in love with teaching kids the new life skill of swimming and seeing their families gain a feeling of safety and confidence around the water!