PHTA Councils

Members of PHTA Councils number among your association’s key decision-makers and facilitators of knowledge. Representing the various segments of the pool, spa, and hot tub industry, PHTA Councils identify and serve member needs within their industry segments, and provide leadership opportunities and a forum for networking and exchanging ideas. From the Hot Tub Council to the Manufacturers’ Agents Council, PHTA member expertise is critical to each Council’s ability to recommend and develop programs, services, and products that are tailored to individual industry segments. Each council, which meets at least once a year, is represented on the PHTA Board of Directors by one of its members. For more information, email PHTA Executive Assistant, Lorna Watkins at lwatkins@phta.org.

The PHTA Builders Council enhances the business, image and welfare of PHTA’s builder members collectively by doing together those things, which individuals could not effectively achieve independently. 

Rick Woemmel, CBP, CSP
Chairman
Bistate Pools & Spas
O'Fallon, MO

Alexa Dal Pino, CBP
Vice Chairman
Dal Pino Quality Pools
Auburn, CA

Stephen Neville, CBP, CSP, PPSO,
PPSO Instructor
Past Chairman
Stainless Aquatics, A Division of Island Construction Corporation
Del Mar, CA

David Katz, CBP
Member
Elite Landscaping, Inc.
Poughkeepsie, NY

Craig Nicholson, CBP
Member
Anderson Poolworks
Wilsonville, OK

Mark Reed, CBP
Member
Memphis Pools
Memphis, TN

Tom Sheehy, CBP, CSP
Member
Crystal Clear Custom Pools, Inc.
Midlothian, TX

David Thompson, CBP, CSP
Member
Swimming Pool Services
Waukesha, WI

Alan Walker, CBP,
Member
Anthony & Sylvan
Doylestown, PA

Jason Vaughan, CBP,
Non-Voting Member
National Pools
Roanoke, VA

 

 

 

The PHTA Commercial Council are industry representatives eager to tackle key issues, risks and opportunities facing the design, construction, operation and servicing of commercial pools and spas. For more information, email PHTA Executive Assistant, Lorna Watkins at lwatkins@phta.org.

 

Jason Schallock, CBP, CSP
Chairman
Anderson Poolworks
9500 SW Boeckman Rd
Wilsonville, OR 97070-9207
Tel: (503) 625-5628
Fax: (503) 625-3488
jason@andersonpoolworks.com

Derek Downey
Co-Chairman
Legal Pools.com
203 Loma Corta Dr
Solana Beach, CA 92075-1716
Tel: (760) 801-6566
derek@legalpools.com



Steve Barnes
Member
AquaStar Pool Products
11960 N Waterhole Rd
Maricopa, AZ 85139-3480
Tel: (602) 971-9181
Steveb@Aquastarpoolproducts.com

Dennis Berkshire
Member
Aquatic Design Group
2226 Faraday Ave
Carlsbad, CA 92008-7236
Tel: (760) 438-8400
dberkshire@aquaticdesigngroup.com

Kris Bridges
Member
City of Martinsville VA
PO Box 1112
Martinsville, VA 24540
Tel: 276-403-5171
Fax: 276-403-5381
kbridges@ci.martinsville.va.us

Kenneth Gregory
Member
Pentair Aquatic Systems
493 E 1575 S
Washington, UT 84780-2332
Tel: (407) 509-6999
kenneth.gregory@pentair.com



John Mason
Member
Deschutes County Public Health
2577 NE Courtney Dr
Bend, OR 97701
Tel: 541 388-6598
johnm@deschutes.org

Stephen Neville, CBP, CSP
Member
Island Construction Corporation
2683 Via De La Valle # G605
Del Mar, CA 92014-1911
Tel: (760) 801-3803
Fax: (858) 481-1035
stephen@islandconstructioncorp.com

Douglas Winkler
Member
Winkler Pool Management, Inc.
4905 Edmonston Rd
Hyattsville, MD 20781-2614
Tel: (301) 864-4900
Fax: (301) 779-0559

Donna Williams (2020)
Liaison to BoD
Pool Corporation
109 Northpark Blvd Fl 4
Covington, LA 70433-5005
Tel: (985) 801-5151
donna.williams@poolcorp.com

Jennifer Hatfield (2025)
Observer
J. Hatfield & Associates
411 Lenore Ct
Rockledge, FL 32955-4716
Tel: (941) 345-3263
JHatfield@apsp.org

 

The PHTA Fiberglass Pool Manufactures Council represents the interest of fiberglass pool manufacturers to PHTA as follows:

  • Communicate and monitor the issues impacting fiberglass manufacturers including emerging technology.
  • Discuss, prioritize and develop consensus around critical issues, risks and opportunities that need PHTA action or consideration relating to the fiberglass segment of the industry.
  • Convey matters and desired outcomes to APSP Board and APSP President.
  • Interact regularly with Board and APSP President to obtain their response to recommendations and follow-up on actions committed to by PHTA.
For more information, email PHTA Executive Assistant, Lorna Watkins at lwatkins@phta.org.

Curt Prystupa
Chairman
Sun Fiberglass Products of Kentucky
Albany, KY

Jason Hughes
Vice Chairman
River Pools
Warsaw, VA

Rick Black
Member
Latham Pool Products
Fayetteville, TN

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Juanita Felix
Member
Alaglas Pools
St. Matthews, SC

Russell Houston
Member
Barrier Reef Pools, Inc.
Timmonsville, SC

Chuck King
Member
San Juan Pools of Oklahoma Inc.
Tulsa, OK

Chris Owens
Member
LoneStar Fiberglass Pools
Kingsbury, TX

Ed Tallman
Member
Tallman Pools
Jonesboro, GA

Ed Vondell
Member
Thursday Pools LLC
Fortville, IN

 

The PHTA Manufacturers Agents Council represents the Manufacturers Agent industry’s interests to PHTA as follows:

 Implement and perpetuate a process to surface the key issues, concerns and opportunities from PHTA member MAC industry.

  • Discuss, prioritize and develop consensus around key issues, risks and opportunities that need PHTA action or consideration.

  • Communicate issues and desired outcomes to PHTA Board and PHTA President.

  • Regularly communicate with Board and APSP President to obtain their response to recommendations and follow-up on actions committed to by PHTA.

Darrell Plemons
Chairman
Interactive Marketing Group
Watauga, TX

Dan Bakotic
Vice Chairman
Mid America Sales & Assoc.
New Lenox, IL

Jared Schwab
Secretary/Treasurer
Alpha West Marketing Group
Aliso Viego, CA

Asdruval (Tony) Gonzalez
Member
Professional Lines of Florida
Miami Lakes, FL

Fred Kiedaisch
Member
Blithe Sales Company LLC
Lumberton, NJ

Michael Moreton
Member
Atlantic Sales Connection, Inc
Apopka, FL

Cary Mullikin
Member
Senne Sales, Inc.
Cumming, GA

Tracy Thornburg
Member
Thornburg Enterprises, Inc.
Peoria, AZ

 

The PHTA Manufacturers Council represent manufacturer’s interest to PHTA as follows:

  • Implement and perpetuate a process to surface the key issues, concerns and opportunities from PHTA member manufacturers.
  • Discuss, prioritize and develop consensus around key issues, risks and opportunities that need PHTA action or consideration.
  • Communicate issues and desired outcomes to PHTA Board and PHTA President.
  • Regularly communicate with Board and APSP President to obtain their response to recommendations and follow-up on actions committed to by PHTA.
For more information, email PHTA Executive Assistant, Lorna Watkins at lwatkins@phta.org.

David Kruse
Chairman
Biolab - A KIK Custom Products Company
Beloit, WI

Stuart Baker
Vice Chairman
Hayward Industries, Inc.
Elizabeth, NJ

Christopher Golden
Member
Taylor Technologies, Inc.
Sparks, MD

Daniel Jorgensen
Member
S.R. Smith, LLC
Canby, OR

Michelle Kenyon
Member
Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.
Vista, CA

April Nielsen
Member
Lonza Microbial Control
Atlanta, GA

Frank Schiffman
Member
Axiall, LLC
Pittsburgh, PA

Tom Straub
Member
Latham International
Latham, NY

Mike Tacconi
Member
Pentair Aquatic Systems
Moorpark, CA

 

The PHTA Retail Council advances the image, business and well-being of the PHTA retailer members collectively by doing together those things which individuals could not effectively achieve independently. For more information email PHTA Executive Assistant, Lorna Watkins at lwatkins@phta.org

Mallory Wachowski 
Chairman
DesRochers Backyard Pools and Spas>
Wilmington, IL 

Jeffrey Campbell 
Member
United Aqua Group/ Aquatech
Las Vegas, NV 

Jennifer Clements 
Member
Pla-Mor Pools
Mechanicsville, VA 


Joe DeFuria 
Member
BioLab - A KIK Custom Products Company
Vineland, NJ 


Travis Hogan 
Member
Fiesta Pools & Spas LLC
Tulsa, OK 

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Jane Merritt 
Member
Anchor Pools, Inc.
Easley, SC 

Wendy Purser (2020)
Wendy Purser Consulting Inspection and Training
111 Circle Dr
Hampstead, NC 28443-2109
Tel: (910) 270-1199
Fax: (910) 270-8818
wendy@hampsteadpool.com


 

 

The PHTA Service Council enhances the professionalism of the Service industry by creating awareness through education and training.  For more information, email PHTA Executive Assistant, Lorna Watkins at lwatkins@phta.org.

John Lochren
Solar Pool Enclosures of New York, Inc. Holbrook, NY

Jason Schallock, CBP, CSP
Chairman Elect
Anderson Poolworks
Wilsonville, OR

Noel Conley, CSP
Member
Miracle Pool Service, Inc.
Garland, TX

Dana Davis
Member
Advantis Technologies, Inc.
Alpharetta, GA

Mitch Katz, CBP, CSP
Member
Elite Landscaping Inc.
Poughkeepsie, NY

Julie Kazdin Boucher, CBP, CSP, CST
Member
Kazdin Pools, Inc.
Southampton, NY

Dan Lenz
Member
All Seasons Pools & Spas, Inc.
Orland Park, IL

Rebecca Smith, CSP, CMS
Member
Splash Pool Management Co.
Dallas, GA

Mark Thompson, CBP, CSP, CST, CMS
Member
Absolute Pool & Spa Care
Cumming, GA

 

 

The strategic leadership team governs the affairs of the hot water segment including advocacy, research and promotion. For more information, email PHTA Executive Assistant, Lorna Watkins at lwatkins@phta.org.

Don Elkington

Don Elkington
Chairman
Coast Spas Manufacturing, Inc.
Langley, BC CANADA

Mike Dunn

Mike Dunn
Member
Watkins Wellness
Vista, CA 

Brent Long

Brent Long 
Member
Plaskolite/ Lucite International
Olive Branch, MS 

Cindi Magray

Cindi Magray 
Member
Spa Manufacturers, Inc.
Clearwater, FL 

Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore 
Member
Custom Molded Products
Newnan, GA 

Drew Meng

Drew Meng
Member
Jacuzzi Hot Tubs/Sundance Spas
Chino Hills, CA 

Kreg Hasse

Kreg Hasse
Member
Leisure Works
Ann Arbor, MI