Meet the Kool Kats!

Left to Right: Sam, Ellen, Sharon & Brigett Across : Nichelle

NICHELLE–I started Wet Kat Pool Service, LLC in April of 2000 after spending eleven years in the health and fitness industry. I began my love of pools at age 12, when I got into competitive swimming. I spent time as a lifeguard and swim coach, and one could say, water is mixed with my blood.

 

Originally an east coaster, I am now a happy Oregonian. I believe that it is our responsibility to take care of the less fortunate in our society and to live consciously to help save our planet. In my free time I enjoy all water sports.

I recently started stand up paddle-boarding, but my favorite past times are playing the ukulele and spending time with my family.

 

SHARONhas been the Operations Manager at Wet Kat Pool Service since 2013 after starting out as a tech in 2011.

She has integrated an electronic system to handle much of the company’s previously paper based admin, written and implemented countless new procedures and policies to ensure a system of checks and balances are in place and continues to dedicate herself to making Wet Kat Pool Service the best company for its customers and employees.

 
Sharon is in a Master’s program of Acupuncture at Bastyr University. She a retired international athlete and is extremely passionate about the sport of rugby. She loves to be outside exploring the PNW with her partner in crime, her 4 and a half-year-old dog, Billie. 

JILL

At Wet Kat Pool Service, I am part of the office staff.  With my organizational skills, I try to keep all certifications, registrations, payments and banking functions current and up to date.  I am somewhat of a detail person, so that helps!  I enjoy working with the mostly female Wet Kat staff in a position of responsibility and trust.

I am a yogi, gardener, reader, hiker and lover of all things outdoors (and in Portland, that includes walking in the rain).  I am a transplant to the beautiful Pacific Northwest, but after 13 years,  I know I am definitely home.

 

 

GENEVIEVE

Also a part of the office staff, Genevieve is the sweet voice you get when you call us!  She started at Wet Kat in 2015 as a shop manager and still helps prep all the maintenance people for their day but has evolved her duties to include  answering the phone and emails, relaying all things pool emergency related, and creating spreadsheets galore.

 

Outside of work Genevieve is a theatre geek and stage manager.  She can sometimes be found playing video games and always with her sidekick Kerrigan.

 

 

 

PACE

Home town: 'TARE'-uh HOTE, Indiana

 

Started at Wet Kat Pool Service: Kind of a while ago

 

Favorite past time: Just hanging out

 

The best part about working at Wet Kat is:

Cats don't like water. That's why it's funny.

 

DYLAN

Home town: Kona, Hawaii

 

Started at Wet Kat Pool Service: 2019

 

Favorite past time:  Surf, Shoot, and Travel

 

The best part about working at Wet Kat is:  The people

 

 

SEAN

Home town: Nixa, Missouri

 

Started at Wet Kat Pool Service: 2018

 

Favorite past time: theater, video games, and hosting trivia

 

 

The best part about working at Wet Kat is:

seeing cute dogs all the time!

 

THEA

Home town: Mansfield, Ohio

 

Started at Wet Kat Pool Service: 2019

 

Favorite past time: Listen to my record collection, drink coffee,  collage, and visit with my friends

 

The best part about working at Wet Kat is:

Learning new skills! 

 

THOMAS

Home town: Salem, Oregon

 

Started at Wet Kat Pool Service:  2019

 

Favorite past time:  riding my motorcycle, playing guitar, and playing with my dogs

 

The best part about working at Wet Kat is:  probably how great Brigett and Nichelle are to work for [We did not threaten him into saying this]

 

 

ADIA

Home town: NYC ( Da Bronx)

 

Started at Wet Kat Pool Service: 2019

 

Favorite past time: Eating foods I have no business eating for many different reasons, Karaoke, Playing the Drums, Dancing, Making up songs that sounds very similar to songs that already exist, Eating Popcorn 

The best part about working at Wet Kat is: It feels like a family working here. Nichelle and Brigett are experts at what they do and I love learning from them, it’s fun. They have great senses humor and give me a sense of genuine appreciation for the work we do. All those qualities in one job are hard to find in the workplace so I feel lucky [also, again, not threatened into saying these lovely things]

 

SAM

Home town:  Dubuque, IA

 

Started at Wet Kat Pool Service: 2019

 

Favorite past time:  Acting on stage and getting lost on the backroads on my motorcycle

 

The best part about working at Wet Kat is:  I get to see some of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Portland and I keep up a great tan without any effort!

 

 

JOYCE

Home town:  A farm close to Oswego, IL

 

Years at Wet Kat Pool Service: 2019

 

Favorite past time: I like play softball and do wood working.   I'm kind of a handy person so, when I'm not working on my house, I'm frequently doing painting or remodeling projects for friends.

 

The best part about working at Wet Kat is:

I get to be out in the sun (when the weather cooperates) and being by the water makes me happy

 

b

Home town: small town ohio - go bucks!

 

Started at Wet Kat Pool Service:  sooo long ago

 

Favorite past time:  building things, fixing things, digging things...  and napping

 

The best part about working at Wet Kat is: working with our awesome crew!

 

KERRIGAN

Home town: Vancouver, WA

 

Years at Wet Kat Pool Service: 2015

 

Favorite past time: bossing people around, questioning existence, hogging the blankies

 

The best part about working at Wet Kat is:

the car ride home

 

RILEY

Home town: Phoenix, AZ

 

Started at Wet Kat Pool Service:  2011

 

Favorite past time:  hanging out with moms, playing with my ball and with my baby brother

 

The best part about working at Wet Kat is: morning pets from the crew!

 

 

ClINTON

Home town: San Tan Valley, AZ

 

Years at Wet Kat Pool Service: 2016

 

Favorite past time: being carried by my 2 moms, policing the back yard, hanging on to my brother's tail while he runs

 

The best part about working at Wet Kat is:  

no actual cats!

 

FIONA

Home town: PDX

 

Started at Wet Kat Pool Service: potential new hire

 

Favorite past time:  aimlessly wandering the streets until i was rescued

 

The best part about working at Wet Kat is: i hope they like me

 

 

WOOKIE

Home town: the mean streets of LA

 

Years at Wet Kat Pool Service: 2017

 

Favorite past time: napping,  eating, watching mom

 

The best part about working at Wet Kat is:

guarding mom while she fixes stuff, getting lots of treats at the warehouse