About Our Team
Aquatic Management of Charlotte provides pool management, lifeguard staffing services and pool maintenance services across North Charlotte and Concord areas.
Luke joined The Pool Management Group in 2017 and is responsible for supporting all local partners companies in business processes, financial performance, and operations. A native of both North Carolina and Florida, Luke's previous experience includes management in the construction industry where he oversaw operations and analytics for all projects nationwide at Altisource. Luke was also responsible for distribution and logistics for a Global shipping company in Tampa. Luke received his BS in Mathematics and Accounting from Western Kentucky University.
Director of Operations
Richard began his career with Aquatic Management of Charlotte in April of 2022. His love for aquatics began at a young age as a competitive swimmer. While attending Berry College, Richard would return home in the summers and work as a lifeguard and pool manager. After moving to Charlotte, Richard gained experience in management and facility operations in several local swim schools. He then went on to work for a Civil Engineering Consulting Company for 4 years but felt the need to return to aquatics. The return came as a Facility Director for a pool management company before landing his role with Aquatic Management of Charlotte as Director of Operations. Richard is an LGI and trains many of the lifeguards with an emphasis on preemptive actions to maintain safety of our pools.
Human Resource Director
Bailey is the Director of Human Resources for Aquatic Management of Charlotte and joined the team in 2021. Bailey oversees employee onboarding, training, as well as safety protocols and audits for the staff. She is also one of the team’s Aquatic Supervisors. Bailey began lifeguarding at the age of 15 and has experience working with a variety of facilities, including Great Wolf Lodge, where she received The Golden Guard Award recognized nationwide. Bailey has served as the Director of Swim Lessons at the YMCA of West Asheville as well as completed her Lifeguard Instructor Certification with the American Red Cross (LGI).
Our Safety Advisors
As part of The Pool Management Group network, our customers and employees receive the expertise of our internationally renowned Safety Advisors, Dr. Tom Griffiths and the team at Aquatic Safety Research Group. Their expertise is instilled throughout our risk reduction techniques and lifeguard training.
Dr. Griffiths was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame and is a Paragon Safety Award winner for his water safety efforts. He has been awarded the National Recreation and Park Association Distinguished Aquatic Service Award for a lifetime achievement and designated a European Lifeguard Academy Friend of the Academy for significant contributions to preventive Lifeguarding. Dr. Griffiths has also been named to “Who’s Who in Aquatics- The Top 100”, and “Power 25- Top 25 most powerful aquatics professionals in the World”, by Aquatics International Magazine.
Dr. Griffiths has authored more than 300 papers that have been published in scientific, professional and popular journals. He is an external reviewer for the American Red Cross Swimming and Diving publications.
The Pool Management Group
Our parent company, The Pool Management Group, and the 16 other companies in The Pool Management Group support Coastal Pool Management in our operations. In fact, the employees at headquarters don't run any pools directly. Instead, they're solely dedicated to assisting the various locations in our family of companies.