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MEET THE TEAM

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Aaron Kastner

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.

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Sophia Claphan

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.

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Emma Drysdale

Aquatics Director

New to the area from St. Louis, MO. Emma has been involved with the aquatics industry for over 10 years. She has a bachelors degree in Sports Business Management from Maryville University of St. Louis. 

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Mariele Wenzel

Aquatics 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.

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Kayla Wiley


Communications Manager

My name is Kayla Wiley and I have a background in Event Management and Recruiting. I was born in Seattle WA and I love to spend my free time travelling. I am passionate about what I do and am always looking for opportunities to help bring people together to create meaningful experiences. Reach out to me if you are ever looking to work at WAVE! Together we provide room for flexibility, initiative, and growth.

Nate Paulson

Aquatics Manager - Redmond

Growing up in Lynnwood Washington, for the past 7 years he has dedicated his life to the aquatics industry. Nate has years of experience leading and managing aquatic facilities, and is very passionate about teaching young adults the importance of lifeguarding and water safety. He is excited to embark on this journey to mentor a new generation of Wave Aquatics.

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