MEET THE TEAM
Aquatics Manager - Redmond
Recently moved to the Seattle area from Louisiana. Worked through part of high school and college as a headguard at a local parks and recreation center before taking a break to finish a degree in Microbiology/Biochemistry from Louisiana State University. Now back at it and excited to be starting a new path with Wave Aquatics.
Assistant Manager - Redmond
Wave Swim School Director
Sophia recently moved to the Seattle area from North Idaho. She has worked in aquatics and taught swim lessons for over six years. Since graduating from the University of Idaho, Sophia has been looking for a place where she can use her background in education and love of swimming. She is excited to be joining Wave Aquatics, and helping run the Wave Swim School.
Aquatics Manager - Juanita
Born and raised in Seattle, Tara grew up around the water. Tara started swimming when she was around 8 years old. (It would have been sooner if she wasn't scared of the water until then!) After swimming for a competitive team throughout childhood, Tara continued her journey and joined a high school swim team where she finished strong in her swimming career. After high school, Tara continued her education by pursuing a Nursing degree. Tara loves to be outdoors and go camping with family down in Oregon.
Assistant Manager - Juanita
Born and raised in Everett Washington. Mariele's swimming background started in 1998 with the Everett Park Sharks. Mariele was raised in a Foster Home and swimming has been a consistent positive influence on her life. Mariele has been teaching on the Eastside since 2013. She loves helping young minds overcome their fears and encouraging them to continue their growth in and around the water. She enjoys helping educate people about water safety
Emily moved to the Seattle area in April 2022 from Nashville, TN. Her love of aquatics comes from a young start through swim lessons. Emily worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor through her high school years. After grade school, she went on to teach preschool. Emily enjoys working in the aquatics field and helping kiddos on their educational journey with swim lessons, and she hopes to see children grow the same love for aquatics that she did.