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.

 

BRIGETTI joined Wet Kat in 2001 and learned from Nichelle the maintenance and repair side of the business while working side by side with her. As I gain knowledge and experiece I became the main crew lead and repair tech.

 

In 2012, I felt I needed a change and left the company though occasionally helped out training staff or making repairs. I was re-hired in 2017 as the general manger and am happy to be again working side by side with Nichelle.

 

When not at work I enjoy building things, fixing things, working on my house, hanging out with my animals (or anyone else's), and working in the yard. 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

SPACE

Home town: outer

 

Started at Wet Kat Pool Service: infinity

 

Favorite past time: spacing

 

The best part about working at Wet Kat is:

all the space

 

 

 

VIOLET MOON

Home town: Portland, Oregon

 

Started at Wet Kat Pool Service: 2020

 

Favorite past time:  Learning new tricks, playing with friends

 

The best part about working at Wet Kat is:  Everybody loves me!

Even though I'm still just a puppy, I'm working hard and learning new things every day so that I get to be one of the Kats!

 

 

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!

 

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!

 

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!

 

 

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: mean streets of l.a. 

 

Years at Wet Kat Pool Service: 4

 

Favorite past time: mom

 

RIP:  wookie passed away 3/27/20. he was a great asset to our team is is very much missed.