How long have you been a member of PHTA?
Several years, for sure! We were members pre-merger and it's been great to see visibility of the industry's top association continue to grow.
Why did you join PHTA?
We wanted to give back to the industry that helped build our business.
What committee/council/chapter do you currently volunteer with?
Retail Council. It's a natural as we make POS software and work with hundreds of retailers across North America.
What do you enjoy most about volunteering?
I love to help others, so any opportunity to provide guidance and best practices lights me up!
What is your current occupation? How long have you been in the pool and hot tub industry?
CEO at Evosus. Since 2003 and still learning more every day.
What do you love most about the pool and hot tub industry?
The ripple effect (no pun intended) to millions of people that have a pool / hot tub / spa / body of water. They all need help in some way.
How do you define success?
That very same ripple effect ^ and positive impact on others.
Who inspires you?
Entrepreneurial spirit. Owners that aren't afraid to grab a pole and do the work if needed. Very inspiring.
If you could choose anyone as a mentor, who would you choose? Why?
Anyone who's not afraid to get their hands dirty. One thing we require at Evosus is knowing "a day in the life" of industry professionals.
What's one thing - either industry-related or not - you learned in the last month?
The Noravax vaccine is due out 4Q of this year, does not include mRNA, and is 90.4% effective at knocking out this stinking virus.
What’s something about you (a fun fact) that not many people know?
Wow . . . OK - I went to college on a cross country / track scholarship. Since then, I avoid running anywhere.
What’s the last book you read?
A pacific northwest gardening guide. Outside of work, my passion is organic landscaping.
What’s the first concert you ever attended?
Guns & Roses opened for Aerosmith. Orange County Speedway, Middletown, NY. My hair was long and my thoughts were short.
If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Oatmeal with nuts and berries. I actually do eat that every morning.
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