How long have you been a member of PHTA?
I have been a member of the Retail Council since November 2020. Our company has been a member since the inception of the PHTA.
Why did you join PHTA?
To use my years of experience and knowledge to help others in the pool and hot tub industry.
What committee/council/chapter do you currently volunteer with?
What do you enjoy most about volunteering?
The ability to help individuals and groups achieve a common goal.
What is your current occupation? How long have you been in the pool and hot tub industry?
Director of Operations at Litehouse Products LLC. I have been in the pool and hot tub industry for 23 years.
What do you love most about the pool and hot tub industry?
The people in the industry I have met over the years. Many of them have become lifelong friends.
How do you define success?
Setting and completing goals.
Who inspires you?
If you could choose anyone as a mentor, who would you choose? Why?
Johnny Morris, the founder of Bass Pro Shops. The process of how he built giant retail outlets, manufacturing, and distribution throughout North America from just a single retail store.
What’s one thing - either industry-related or not - you learned in the last month?
That I should have had my snow blower serviced in the fall. It died with a foot of snow on the way last week. Never again!
What’s something about you (a fun fact) that not many people know?
I love to go fishing.
What’s the last book you read?
It's been a long, long time for a book.
What’s the first concert you ever attended?
If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Any type of seafood