Education & Certifications:
Bachelor in Politics, History, and Italian from Ithaca College and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Binghamton University. American Red Cross certified Lifeguard, First Aid, and CPR/AED certified.
My specialty is distracting kids from how difficult it is to learn to swim by making them laugh and have fun in the water.
I have two webbed toes.
Why did you go into Aquatics instruction?
As a competitive swimmer growing up, everyone expected me to become a lifeguard during summer. But I never had an interest in that. So one of my coaches approached me and asked if I would be interested in teaching lessons as a summer job, and I loved it! I teach because I want children and adults, to feel comfortable in the water and have skills they can use in cases of emergencies.