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Primary Manager CPO
     City of Portsmouth 2015 - 2016

Senior Lifeguard, Supervisor, Manager on Duty, Operations

     City of Norfolk, 2004 - 2014

Ocean Rescue Technician

     Virginia Beach Life Saving Services, 2002

49 lives saved


  • Maintains safety in pool, waterfront, and beach facilities through preventive lifeguarding and by enforcing rules. 
  • Maintains facility cleanliness, safety, and OSHA standards. 
  • Performs and records water chemistry tests. 
  • Maintains professional and uniform standards. 
  • Completes all required paperwork, including daily, weekly and monthly logs, as well as accident and incident emergency reports. 
  • Recognizes and responds to aquatic facility water and land emergencies, including the proper use of emergency equipment such as a rescue tube, rescue board, back board, CPR mask, AED and emergency oxygen, among other essential first responder equipment.
  • Performs first aid and CPR/AED skills according to American Red Cross standards.
  • Participates in aquatic staff mandatory physical trainings and maintains all required skills to successfully complete the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Program. 
Clink on link above to read Candela Consultants' summary report regarding the implementation of a city-wide aquatics program during the summer of 2015 with recommendations for the 2016 season resumption of services.
Click on link above to read Candela Consultants' assessment regarding the safe structuring and operations of a city-wide aquatics program for the summer of 2015.

Grant Writing Certification

Aqua Arthritis Certified Leader

Aerobic Fitness Instructor Certification

PADI Rescue Diver Certification

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification

Virginia Boating Safety Certification

Awards and Seminars

Pool / Spa Operator Certification


Water Safety Instructor Certification

Bloodborne Pathogens Certification
Administering Emergency Oxygen Certification
Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED Certification

Wilderness and Remote First Aid

PADI Medic First Aid Certification

PADI Open Water Diver Certification

Defensive Driving Course