How long have you been a member of PHTA?
This is my first year, so only a few months.
Why did you join PHTA?
I was approached by April Nielsen who told me about all the great things that PHTA does for the industry and suggest that I apply to be on one of the councils to see for myself.
What committee/council/chapter do you currently volunteer with?
What do you enjoy most about volunteering?
I like the opportunity to see all of the work that goes on behind the scenes that helps makes our industry so great.
What is your current occupation? How long have you been in the pool and hot tub industry?
I am the North Region Sales Manager for Sigura’s Pro-Dealer Channel. I started with the industry in 1998... I can’t believe it has been over 20 years!
What do you love most about the pool and hot tub industry?
I know everybody says this, but it is the people!
How do you define success?
When everybody wins!
Who inspires you?
Jimmy Buffet – he’s never worked a day in his life.
If you could choose anyone as a mentor, who would you choose? Why?
I always admired the relationships and passion that Vance Gillette (formerly of Zodiac) had for our industry.
What’s one thing - either industry-related or not - you learned in the last month?
There was a lot of demand for pools and hot tubs--it took a pandemic to prove it to the industry!
What’s something about you (a fun fact) that not many people know?
I am a private pilot with about 1,000 hours of experience.
What’s the last book you read? Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell
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?
Pizza... of course.