Kurtis joined the Chicagoland Pool Management team in 2018 as the President and General Manager. Kurtis returned to aquatics after a 10 year career in the restaurant industry where he last served as a restaurant General Manager of a worldwide chain. Prior to his career in the food service industry, Kurtis held roles as Supervisor and Manager for a local Park District and the YMCA respectively. Kurtis has been involved in all aspects of aquatics from lifeguard supervision, training, safety auditing to swim lessons.
Kurtis graduated from North Central College in Business Management with a minor in Human Resources. He along with his fiancé are excited to serve the Chicagoland community.
"It is important to create an environment for our patrons to have an enjoyable and safe experience that will create lasting memories."
About Our Team
Chicagoland Pool Management provides pool management, lifeguard staffing services and pool maintenance services across greater Chicago.
We operate in the following areas: Kendall, Will, Kane, DuPage, Cook, and Lake Counties and the surrounding areas.
Human Resources Director
Leslie began working with Chicagoland Pool Management in 2008. She has over 15 years of experience working in the aquatics field. Prior to joining the Chicagoland Pool Management team she worked on the management team to assist in opening the first Coco Key Water Resort in Arlington Heights, Illinois as well as worked at many Park District and Club facilites throughout the Chicago Suburbs. She has been a certified lifeguard since the age of 15 and is currently an American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor. She is also a Certified Pool Operator with National Swimming Pool Foundation and was previously a certified Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.
Leslie gew up in the water, joining the swim team at age 7 and continuing her competative swimming career for 12 years. Her family has been centered around water for as long as she can remember. Both of her parents and sister are also involved in the aquatics field in different respects. She feels it is important for people to learn to swim no matter what age they may be. "Swimming is a skill that can help you have fun, stay active and potentially save a life." To her one of the best parts of the job is working with our young staff; mentoring them, and watching them grow into successful young adults!
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 15 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.