Why did you join PHTA?
I believe that our industry needs to work together to remain strong and I believe that organizations like PHTA provide a legitimacy for our industry.
What committee/council/chapter do you currently volunteer with?
What do you enjoy most about volunteering?
I love to serve, I feel it is my duty to serve wherever I can be of assistance.
What is your current occupation? How long have you been in the pool and hot tub industry?
I am the President of Jack Oliver's Pool, Spa and Patio. I have been in the industry 12 years.
What do you love most about the pool and hot tub industry?
Every day is something different!
How do you define success?
Being respected by your customers and peers.
Who inspires you?
If you could choose anyone as a mentor, who would you choose? Why?
Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs. He has a way with words and seems to have worked hard to where he is in life.
What’s one thing - either industry-related or not - you learned in the last month?
2021 will be trickier to navigate than 2020. Getting product at all, let alone in a timely fashion, is going to be a real concern.
What’s something about you (a fun fact) that not many people know?
I love trains! Model trains or life-size, I have a fascination with them.
What’s the last book you read?
Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Patriots
If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A medium rare ribeye with a salad