Abby was born in Mesa, Arizona. She is currently a Junior at a Mountain Ridge High School. She is an active member of the National Honors Society and the Freshman Mentor Program. Abby plays club volleyball and swims for her highschool. After high school, Abby plans to attend college to pursue a degree in physical therapy. In her spare time she likes to dance, swim, spend time with friends, and eat ice cream! As a former student at Hubbard Family Swim School, Abby wants to make sure to have the same positive impact on her students as her instructors had on her. She can’t wait to spread kindness to her students and their families!
Alena was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She attended NAU and received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a Minor in Biology. After NAU, Alena went on to receive a Masters in General Experimental Psychology with an emphasis in Neuropsychology from Morehead State University in Kentucky.
In Alena's free time, you will find her running, camping, swimming, or riding her bike - She absolutely loves to be in the outdoors! She also loves spending time with her three cats, Ania, Carl and Peanut, her dog Sonya, and her boyfriend.
Alena has been teaching swim and coaching for 6 years. She has worked with kids and families in various capacities, however, teaching swim has been the most rewarding! Her long term goal is to pursue a career in Holistic Nutrition and Naturopathy whether in research or clinical practice. She hopes to continue teaching swim lessons at least part time for the rest of her working life!
Alyssa was born and raised in Peoria, Arizona. She graduated from Cactus High School and is currently attending Glendale Community College. Her family consists of 2 older brothers and a sister. She also has 3 dogs. She is passionate about children and animals and hopes to obtain a degree in Early Childhood Education or Veterinary Medicine. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and watching movies. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since December 2016. She loves the environment at Hubbard and the kids are so fun!
Ambar was born in Mexico and was there for some time before moving to Arizona. Ambar is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish! Ambar goes to Centennial high school is and is the Senator for Stuco, the event coordinator for NHS, the VP for CenRen, the Varsity swim team captain, and is the goal keeper for their soccer team! When Ambar has free time, Ambar likes to swim, hike, run, read, bake and hang out with friends. Ambar works at Hubbard because through the involvement in school and sports, Ambar has been fortunate enough to have genuine mentors/coaches and wants to pay it forward by helping mentor and coach others and felt Hubbard was the best place to do so! Ambar believes that having courage, commitment, and compassion will allow you to go beyond what you thought was possible for yourself! “Creating the best version of yourself is something that is important to me!”
Amya was born and raised in Arizona. Amya has 4 sisters (she is the second oldest) and a dog named Sadie. Amya is currently a Junior in high school! Growing up Amya did pointe ballet and always participated in church activities. She currently is a worship leader at Radiant Church where she teaches the youth! Amya has been a nanny for the last 5 years - she absolutely loves being around kids and watching as they learn and grow.
Amya loves the HFSS Core Values and being a part of the HFSS team. Amya loves having a job where she gets to work with kids all day, teaching them such an important, life long skill.
Andrew has been a part of the Hubbard family since August of 2007. He has held many jobs at Hubbard and is currently the General Manager of the Mesa Riverview location.
Andrew was born in Apple Valley, MN and raised in Phoenix, AZ. He went to North Canyon High School and then graduated from Arizona State University with a B.A. in Integrated Studies. He married his wife Hillary in November 2016 and baby Hazel joined the family in 2019 changing the lives of their 2 fur babies, Juniper who is a vizsla and Pappy who is a german shorthaired pointer.
In his spare time Andrew goes to a lot of concerts and enjoys hiking, backpacking, and car camping. His future goal is to backpack the entire Pacific Crest Trail, or at least the Arizona Trail. He is always interested in trying new restaurants and is a huge Arizona Diamondbacks fan. He is passionate about music. Andrew plays the acoustic guitar, sings and has played at several restaurants and bars in Phoenix!
“Put your name on it” is a common phrase that you will hear from Ann Marie. She says it with pride because she has lived it for years and continues to do it as she works to improve and grow the Hubbard Family Swim Schools and Hubbard Sports Camps. She has put her heart and soul into the business that her parents, Bob and Kathy Hubbard, - founded years ago. She believes that the Hubbard camps and swim schools provide tremendous opportunities that impact the families in our communities and for swim school students and campers to learn healthy life skills in a fun, loving environment.
Ann Marie understands the importance of a strong business model while believing in the reason she is in business; to better the lives of children and impact staff. Ann Marie has been director of the Sports Camps since 1996 and helped her parents start the Hubbard Family Swim School in 1999. In 2004, she joined the Hubbard Family Swim School full time with her husband, Pat Sunderhaus. Ann Marie spends her summers focusing on the camps and at the swim school she helps with hiring, system development and guiding Bob, her dad. Ann Marie attended Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio where she earned her undergraduate degree in business. While at Xavier University, she excelled as the goalkeeper on the women’s soccer team, who were Atlantic 10 Champions her senior year. In 2015, she was inducted into the XU Hall of Fame for her accomplishments as a leader and a soccer player.
She continued her soccer career after college playing professionally with the Arizona Heatwave and the Cincinnati Ladyhawks. During that time she entered the coaching world, training youth teams and eventually finding her way back to Xavier University as the assistant coach for the women’s soccer team for four years. While coaching, she earned her Master’s Degree in Sports Administration. Ann Marie was born in Cincinnati but grew up in Phoenix. She is a graduate of St. Thomas the Apostle and Xavier College Prep. Ann Marie is married to Pat Sunderhaus, Regional Manager and Director of Operations at Hubbard Family Swim School. They are proud parents of Frank, Kevin, Molly and Travis, four great kids who love the water and a variety of sports. They love their family time and staying active.
Anna was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She attends North Phoenix Preparatory Academy, where she participates in volleyball and key club. Anna loves to travel and be outdoors, having done a road trip over the summer crossing 10 states. She works at Hubbard because she loves to swim and be with children.
Austen was born and raised in the great state of Arizona and graduated from ASU with a degree in Business Entrepreneurship. He loves sports - playing or talking about them, and loves to play cards. Austen works at Hubbard because “ my best friend had recommended that I work here. Over time, I’ve developed a passion for teaching and making an impact in the lives everyone who walks through the door.” He plans to go back to school for his Masters and one day own a successful business. Austen joined Hubbard in January 2016.
Barbara is from Phoenix. She truly loves children of all ages and thinks it’s very important to always keep a positive attitude. Barbara has two fantastic grownup sons for whom she used to be a Cub Scout leader! Her favorite things to do are hiking, camping, cooking, and biking.
Blayne was born in Tucson, AZ. He spent most of his childhood in Glendale, AZ, before spending several years in Flagstaff for college. Blayne is currently rebuilding a 1964 Jeep and is also remodeling his house. Having played football for 14 years and soccer for 3 years, Blayne also enjoys working out and maintaining a healthy lifestyle! Blayne has always loved being around the water and is excited to help others find that same love for the water. Respect and honesty are very important to Blayne. He believes that everyone deserves respect no matter who they are and that you should always be 100% truthful, no matter the situation.
Bob & Kathy founded Hubbard Family Swim School & Hubbard Sports Camps in 1998, a job that they are grateful for every day, and which has led to many professional presentations and positions including US Swim Schools Lifetime Achievement Award.
Bob’s highlights include growing up in NYC, ocean lifeguard, cheerleader, auctioneer, and music lover. His healthy passion is biking with a group of old guys that gets him out on most of the roads in Phoenix. Bob earned his undergraduate degree from Xavier University in psychology(1973) and a law degree from the University of Cincinnati (1976). He worked as a lawyer and as an executive in a variety of industries including homebuilding, life insurance and hotels.
Kathy’s highlights include NAUI scuba certified (1967), Olympic Trials (1968), XU Athletic Hall of Fame (1985) and living life with 8 children all involved in sports of some sort.
The 90’s found Bob and Kathy Hubbard in Phoenix, running Swim Programs and Summer Sports Camp at Phoenix Swim Club. In 1998 Bob and Kathy founded the first Hubbard Family Swim School location and Hubbard Summer Sports Camps.
Kathy and Bob are seasoned presenters of the Infant Toddler Workshops and the business and management aspects of the Learn To Swim business and are requested speakers throughout the USA and the world. They now have 4 swim schools with over 150 employees.
Bob and Kathy love to travel, learn and share their enthusiasm for the swim school industry. They have 8 children and 21 grandchildren.
PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS & POSITIONS
Brit was born and raised in Arizona. She is currently enrolled at GCC working on her Associates degree in Early Childhood Education. Her next goal is to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She has a twin sister named Brec and yes, they have played tricks on people! Her favorite hobby is singing and she has been practicing since she was little. She also loves to play any type of sport even if she is not good at it. In her spare time she likes to go hiking and go on any type of adventures with friends and family. One of her favorite vacations so far has been her trip to Poland. She went for two weeks with a girls group she was singing with. They were on tour and technically working but it was an amazing experience that she will never forget.
In high school she played volleyball, soccer, track and field and choir. She also helped coach soccer with her mom when she was not playing sports. She has a pitbull named Jax that is her baby and she has had since 4th grade. She is passionate about making people happy. Whether it is through teaching or music she just wants to impact people in a positive way. Her future goal is to move to Hawaii and become an elementary school teacher. They are in desperate need for teachers there and she would like to help and live like she is on vacation. She has been working for Hubbard since January 2014 and wears many hats there. She can be seen in the snack bar, daycare and in the water teaching swim lessons.She loves working for Hubbard and impacting children’s lives in a positive way. She feels it is such a blessing to teach them life survival skills.
Brooke is our Hiring and Recruiting Director. Brooke was born in Portland, Oregon where she lived for 18 years. She met her husband in Southern California and then moved to Southern Idaho, until they moved to Phoenix, Arizona!
Brooke attended Mt. SAC college and got her associates in Kinesiology. Her dream was to become a dietitian, but over the years fell in love with Hiring and recruiting.
Growing up Brooke played on a travel softball team. Almost all of her memories from the age of 7-17 consist of summers spent in different states, weekend spent on the fields, and weekdays after school training. She currently is training for a marathon - So, running is definitely her thing! Brooke also enjoys hiking, swimming, painting, anything outdoors, and cooking!
After Brooke had her first daughter, she found out about Hubbard Swim from an online blog that she had read while looking for swim lessons for her daughter. From day one, Hubbard has been a fantastic fit, from the people who work here, to the core values each staff memeber lives by. The core values also reflect Brooke's core values that she has for herself and her family - making it a very comforting and enjoyable environment to be and grow in!
Carlos was born in Monterey Park, CA and was raised in El Paso, TX. He then moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 2001 after graduating high school. Carlos graduated college with an associate degree in Arts and Humanities. During this time, he began taking Flamenco dancing classes. He began dancing all throughout Arizona, later moving to New Mexico to study under YJASTROS, the largest Flamenco Repertoire Company in the nation. Carlos was asked to dance for CHARO in 2009 and moved to Las Vegas to perform at the “La Cage” Theatre at the Rivera Hotel. Carlos is the founder and Executive Director of Phoenix World Arts Collective – a nonprofit organization focusing on bringing awareness to the world of arts found in our community. Carlos loves working at Hubbard because he loves the family atmosphere and absolutely loves working with children and teaching life skills. The most important thing to Carlos is being sincere and appreciative for every day, also making sure to appreciate those around you who make time for you!
Carmella was born and raised in Phoenix. She attended Apollo High School where she played water polo and was on the swim team. After high school, Carmella attended Phoenix College. After college, Carmella moved to California for 8 years, where she taught swim lessons and managed a swim school! Carmella loves the beach, hiking, snowboarding, and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys art, reading, listening to music and working out.
Carmella loves to see children grow in and out of the water, from babies to preteens. Carmella enjoys mentoring teachers and staff as well, “I love being able to see them have fun teaching and learning new tricks with their swimmers in the water!” Carmella would love to have the opportunity to travel to different countries to help individuals learn how to swim and educate them on the importance of water safety.
Family, friends, and growth is what is most important to Carmella. She loves spending time with her family and friends and to help them excel in life.
Carmella was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2015
Carrie is a Phoenix native. She attended Xavier College Preparatory for High School and NAU and ASU for college. She and her husband Mike, have 5 children ages 14-25. Carrie is the oldest of 9 children! Growing up in a big family has instilled a sense of family being a priority.
In her spare time Carrie enjoys hiking, making photo books of her family's adventures, attending an occasional book club with friends and most of all traveling with family. “We hit the beach whenever we can and travel to great places we can hike.” Carrie works at Hubbard because of its family environment and she truly believes how important swim lessons are for kids.
Cassio is from New York City. Cassio’s family includes his wife of 41 years, Noel, their two children Tara and Cassio, both teachers and their 6 grandchildren (Chase, Rylan, Aviana, Adelyn and a baby to show up in Sept). He worked for the City of Phoenix Aquatics for 22 years as a WSI and LGT Instructor, and pool manager. Cassio is a retired high school teacher of 36 years,currently teaches for Rio Salado Community College and is an assistant soccer coach for Goldwater High, where his son is the head coach. He enjoys scuba diving, juggling, running triathlons, rooting for his LA Dodgers and traveling. This past year included a trip to the Galápagos Islands.
Cassio was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2009 and currently helps the Hubbard program by teaching Lifeguard Training to staff.
Chelsea grew up in Peoria, Arizona and attended NAU in Flagstaff, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She enjoys hiking and throwing pottery on the wheel. Chelsea is also loves DIY - whether it is upcycling furniture or building new pieces from scratch. She grew up swimming and has always been drawn to the water. Chelsea loves working with children and making a difference where she can.
Christopher was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. He graduated from Paradise Valley High School where he participated in marching, concert and jazz band all four years. He was also on Varsity Swim all four years at PVHS! Chris has been a Swim Instructor with Hubbard Family Swim School since April 2015. He is an only child and lives at home with his mother. Chris feels that a job, no matter how small, should better the world in some way. He really enjoys working with children for many reasons, one of the greatest things about them is that they have a refreshing outlook on life.
Courtney was born in Lemoore, California and moved to Los Angeles for college at Loyola Marymount University. She studied Business Management and walked on to the LMU Water Polo Team! After graduation she moved to Phoenix, AZ. She is the oldest of 3 children, and has a younger brother and sister. She loves working with children, both in the pool and out, as well as photography. She hopes to make a difference in children’s lives whether it be teaching them to love water or something outside the pool. She has been a swim instructor and deck supervisor with Hubbard Family Swim School since September 2017. She enjoys working at Hubbard because the core values are something we should all try to achieve everyday and of course the kids! “I want to be able to incorporate those values not only at work but in everyday life.”
Danielle was born and raised in New Hampshire and moved to Phoenix, AZ in 2015. She attended Colorado Technical University for college and received a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Cyber Security. She is currently pursuing her MBA with a concentration in Human Resources. She has been married to her husband, an Army Veteran, for 10 years and they share a son together. Her son swims at Hubbard and was just moved up to a Hammer Head! In her free time she enjoys kayaking with her husband and son and collects Wonder Woman items. She is very passionate about her family which includes a cat, 3 dogs and a ton of fish! She was drawn to working at Hubbard because of the family feel and the support that each employee provides to each other.
Daven was born and raised in Arizona. He is attending Mesa Community College, focusing on Early Childhood Development, and plans to transfer to ASU. Daven enjoys reading, going on trips and making art. He works at Hubbard because he loves working with kids and being a part of their social/cognitive development. For Daven, “having a positive impact on the people and world around me is incredibly important. I want to lift up the people around me and create a better place for the next generation.”
Deb was born and raised in Pueblo Colorado before moving to Phoenix. She is married with 5 wonderful kids and blessed with 4 amazing grandkids! "Life is good!" Deb has been with Hubbard Family Swim School since August of 2000. She has an education background in child development, physical fitness, and an associate's degree in business. She has competed as a tri-athlete and enjoys mountain climbing, backpacking, running and photography. Learning and teaching is her life's passion and these come to life in the water and the wilderness. Her teaching philosophy is: To teach, inspire, motivate, and encourage all children and parents. NEVER underestimate anyone's ability!
Deb was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher awards in 2004.
Derek was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. He graduated from Red Mountain High School in 2006. Derek and his fiancé Haley have an 11 year old Rottweiler/Sharpei name Kiki, Keekers, or Keeks – depending on how much trouble she is in!
Derek enjoys volunteering with Haley for the City of Chandler Special Needs Sports Program. In his free time, Derek enjoys playing sand volleyball, taking four wheeling trips, and watching the Cardinals play – he has had season tickets for the last 5 years!
Derek spent the last 8 years at Massage Envy as their General Manager, overseeing up to 6 different locations at a time. Having such a large team under him, Derek continuously made sure to go to every location, to ensure that he was building strong relationships with his team. Derek believes that getting to know your staff, building a trusting relationship, and working together to accomplish a task are key components for a successful team!
Derek is excited about working at Hubbard. He has enjoyed watching Hubbard change kids’ lives! He loves seeing the staff and the passion that they have when teaching the kids! Derek also loves that Hubbard has the opportunity to teach kids with special needs, as this is something that is very close to his heart. Derek plans on soaking up everything he can about the Hubbard experience, so he is able to provide the kids with an amazing experience for years to come. Derek's family is incredibly important to him. He has been lucky enough to not have only grown up with his own family, but with friends that have been there throughout the years which he also considers family.
Ed was born in Phoenix and is the baby of a family of six – four boys and two girls. Ed studied Early Childhood Development in college; which comes in handy when teaching his students. Ed taught swim lessons in Australia from 2002-2003. Ed was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2004.
His teaching philosophy is to find and expect the best out of each student while encouraging individuality. He enjoys volleyball, building anything, and hanging out with his wife Christine and their 5 children.
Emma was born and raised in Arizona. She loves spending time with her family, and has three younger siblings who are all very close. She will be finishing her senior year in high school, where she takes part in sand volleyball and academic decathlons. She has played indoor and sand volleyball competitively for 5 years! Emma is an avid reader and will be attending ASU in the fall studying Speech and Hearing.. She works for Hubbard because she loves working with kids and knows her actions can touch the lives of others in positive ways.
Emma was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Emma has lived in several different states, including Oregon, Colorado, Maryland, Nevada, and Arizona. At her High School, Emma is the captain of her swim team. She also participates in HOSA, NHS, and Be a Leader Club. Emma spends her free time reading and swimming! You can also find her hanging out with her 4 dogs; Twix, Snickers, York, and Reeses. Last year Emma had the opportunity to travel to Europe- touring France and Britain with her friends through EF tours. After High School Emma wants to go to college, where she plans on majoring in Nursing. Emma works at Hubbard because she really enjoys being in the water as well as working with kids!
Erick has recently joined HFSS as our IT Assistant! He is excited about this opportunity because he feels it's a good opportunity for him to get a hands on experience working with tech and also being in a professional environment. Erick was born and raised in Arizona. Erick attends ASU, where he is studying Cyber Security. His goal for the future is to graduate from college and to pursue a degree in the cyber-security field. Erick’s hobbies include playing sports, such as soccer and football. He also enjoys writing computer programs in his spare time - which makes him a great IT assistant! He has two dogs, Toro and Daisy. Erick says that being the best person he can be and living his life to the fullest is what is important to him!
Erin was born and raised in Farmington, New Mexico. She graduated from college with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with a minor in Linguistics. She also obtained an Associates of Arts in Baking and Patisserie. Prior to having her first son she worked as a baker in some of the finest restaurants in Phoenix. She married her husband in 2013 and had her son, Oliver, 2 years later. Her second son, Asher, joined the family in 2018. Her family also includes 2 dogs, Henry and Daisy. In her spare time she enjoys baking, hiking in the mountains and reading.
Growing up music and swimming were an important part of her life and she is enjoying introducing her sons to both! In high school she was on the swim team, theater, musical theater, band and choir. Her future goals include growing her family, teaching her children and establishing a career that helps her do that. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since September 2016 and feels it is a great environment that teaches important life skills. “ Being able to work somewhere that offers a true service to others is rare and is a blessing.”
Erin was born and raised in Phoenix. She graduated from Shadow Mountain High School. Erin is the oldest of three with two younger brothers. She is very close with her family.
Erin is an avid traveler. When Erin travels, she only bring one backpack! She perfected this skill on her 5th trip to Hawaii this past year. She also enjoys paddle boarding, painting, drawing and anything related to art. Family is very important to her. She prides herself in her family values and is happiest when spending time with family. Erin works at Hubbard because she enjoys the positive energy from the students and staff.
She received the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2016.
Erynn was born in Dallas, TX and raised in Glendale, she also lived in Prescott for five years. She graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University wit a BS in Global Security and Intelligence Studies and with a minor in Criminal Psychology. She is an only child. Her family consists of her boyfriend and their beautiful son, Jax, and their whippet mix dog, Layla.
Erynn loves adventure. She enjoys swimming, hiking, world travel, and exploring different cultures. Her favorite places to visit are Italy, Ireland, Austria, and Austin, TX. Family, friends, and having a positive attitude are very important to her. She works at Hubbard because she loves the fun family environment. She enjoys making kids smile and have a great time while they learn new skills. She also loves the positive energy from the kids and staff.
Faith recently joined us at Hubbard Family Swim School and is excited to begin her journey here! Faith was born in San Diego, California! She only lived there for a few year before her family moved to Arizona. She still makes sure to go visit her friends and family in San Diego every year! Faith graduated from Willow Canyon High School then attended NAU to study bio-med. After a year of studying bio-med, she found a new passion and began her journey studying Childhood Development and Education. She dreams of being a kindergarten teacher, and will hopefully get the chance to work in a classroom for children with special needs. Faith believes that there is so much you can learn from kids and cannot wait for the day she gets to work with them in an educational environment. Faith started out as a lifeguard at 16 years old and found herself really enjoying being around the water. She knew from that point on that she wanted to make a difference. Faith believes that no matter who you are, there is always a sense of respect being portrayed- whether it's with a stranger, a coworker, a kiddo, and adult, anyone. We all deserve respect and a smile. It makes Faith feel great to know that she is having a positive impact on someone.
Grace was born and raised in Arizona and is currently pursuing a Marketing Degree at ASU. She was a competitive swimmer and enjoys spending time with family and friends. One of her favorite vacations is with family to Dana Point, CA, where they spend the whole vacation on the beach and participating in the annual buoy swim.
Haley was born in Florida and moved to Arizona 10 years ago. She currently attends Pinnacle High School where she is a part of DECA, HOSA and captain of her high school lacrosse team. After high school, Haley would love to attend college back in Florida and study to become a trauma surgeon.
Through her church, Haley has traveled to Los Angeles and Mexico on mission trips, where she was able to give back by building homes for families. For the last 8 years, Haley has also volunteered in the nursery every Sunday at her church where she oversees the two and three year olds.
Swimming has been a big part of Haley's life since she was a little girl. Having a mom who was a swimmer in college, learning water safety was something that was taught to Haley at a very young age! Haley loves working at HFSS because she loves the water and enjoys being able to teach kids how to swim!
Ian recently moved to Phoenix from Chicago, where he was born and raised. In his free time, Ian enjoys ultimate frisbee, skateboarding, singing, music, and rock climbing – Ian is currently looking for a climbing group to join in the Phoenix area! Ian’s current goals are to stay active, healthy, and to continue learning. Ian is excited to return to school and is looking to get his degree in either Electrical Engineering or Sound Technician.
Ian has taught swim lessons for last 4 years! Ian said that he loves to inspire learning and safety in a younger generation. He not only loves watching the progression of his students, but the progression also invigorates him to further his own learning.
Ilce was born in Mexico but grew up in Orem, Utah, where she lived until 3 years ago when Ilce, her husband and their 2 children moved to Arizona. Ilce graduated from Aveda in 2011 for hair and esthetics, but has found that her passion is helping others - she is planning on returning back to school to pursue a nursing degree.
Ilce enjoys reading and traveling! Her dream would be to travel around the world and learn about different cultures and cuisines! Ilce's favorite vacation was going to Universal Studios with her husband. She said she could have spent the whole day in Harry Potter World!
Ilce works at Hubbard Family Swim School because she is passionate about teaching water safety to kids and their families. Hubbard has been a great way for her to teach a skill she loves while also having the opportunity to be a part of an incredible team!
Izzy was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and is currently a junior at Pinnacle High School. She is a member of student government, mental health awareness initiative, society of women’s scholars, and the national honors society. Izzy also enjoys running and recently completed her first 10k! She is excited to attend college and see what the future has in store for her. She loves working for Hubbard because the kids are so much fun to be around.
Jana is the GM at 32nd St with the support of that awesome team. Jana has 25 years of management experience! She spent 10 years at GAP as a manager, was an Area Manager at the Children’s Place, a District Training Manager at David’s Bridal, and the Director of Operations and Development at Event Network.
Jana was born in McAllen, Texas and moved to Phoenix in 1980 graduating from ASU with a degree in Economics although she started out as a PreMed major at NAU. Fun fact: she studied abroad for a summer in Aix-En-Provence, France! She recently spent 18 months living in Salt Lake City, UT, but considers Phoenix her home. Jana is a HUGE SciFi fan having seen every Star Trek episode and movie. Jana has been married to Chris for 20 years and has two wonderful children, Jayne and Cameron.
Jana was immediately drawn to HFSS after reading about our culture and values. She knew right away that she wanted to be a part of the special and unique family! Professionally, her goal is to keep learning and growing so that she can develop as a person and a leader. The most important things to Jana are her family and her faith!
Jane was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She is #9 of 11 children! She loved growing up in a big family. They often headed for the waves at Santa Monica Beach and all grew up swimming, diving and some even did water ballet! They enjoyed singing as a family and once appeared at the Hollywood Bowl! She and her husband Steve have 4 children who are all on their way to becoming adults. Their children all grew up swimming for the Marlins swim team at PCDS here in Phoenix and all swam for Arcadia High School. Every summer she and her siblings, and their husbands and wives carry on the family tradition and head to the beach and let the 26 cousins jump the waves.
She has been a CASA (court appointed special advocate) for the past 6 years. She has had 6 children, one at a time, from extremely sad, tragic and unbelievable circumstances. “I have found it rewarding and challenging to connect with each child, to inspire and encourage, love,develop patience and more love.” She also has a therapy dog, Lola that she takes to Crisis Nursery and Good Samaritan Hospital to visit patients. “It's been very rewarding and fun to see people engage with her and experience a little happiness, even if it's for a few minutes.” She is passionate about her family and enjoys having her children (and their little ones) support one another. “I love seeing the good in them and watch them face challenges in their lives with hope and faith.” Her goal for the future is to learn all she can at Hubbard Family Swim School. It is important to her to have a positive attitude working with children and adults. She finds satisfaction in seeing kids have confidence and love for the water.
Jeff was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. He graduated high school from Cactus where he swam varsity and performed in theater. He is currently attending Paradise Valley Community College. In the future he hopes to be a Marine Researcher. One of his favorite hobbies is is surfing, in California of course not here in the desert. He also loves fish, but not eating them! His family consists of his little brother Aiden, mom, dad and dogs Stinky and Tyde. He plans on returning to Australia someday to dive and further explore the Great Barrier Reef.
He has been a swim instructor and Deck Supervisor at Hubbard since December 2014. He loves making the world a better place! Whether it be through swim lessons, studying the ocean, or picking up a piece of trash that someone left. He loves working at Hubbard because he loves the sport of swimming, but because of the kids as well. “There is a capacity here at Hubbard to teach way more than a swim lesson, and I have found that is the best part.”
Jessie first joined the HFSS family in 2000 and after a brief hiatus she came back in March 2008 as a teacher and front desk team member. She now is the Booking Center Manager, in charge of the crew that answers any questions you could possibly think of 7 days a week.
Jessie is an Arizona native and swam competitively for North Canyon High School. She graduated in 2001. She has been teaching swim lessons and coaching swim teams since 1998 with the City of Phoenix, Shadow Mountain HS, North Canyon HS, private lessons in Flagstaff and of course Hubbard Family Swim School.
When not at the swim school, she and her partner Jon enjoy spending weekends glamping at the Colorado river, off roading and hanging with their 3 dogs, Opie, Scout & Sadie.
Jessie was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2010.
Joaquin was born in Aguascalientes, Mexico and emigrated to the United States when he was 6 years old. Throughout his childhood he lived in Texas, New York, Illinois and California. He graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry from Texas Tech University in 2011 and is currently finishing his MBA at ASU. Joaquin married his wife Eva in 2015. Together they have 2 daughters, Evangelina and Alejandra.
Joaquin enjoys running, skiing, playing polo and hiking. He also enjoys spending time with his 3 dogs. Family is the most important aspect in Joaquin's life. He loves being able to spend as much time as possible with his wife and daughers - whether it's playing in the pool or simply running around the backyard.
Joaquin works at Hubbard Family Swim School because he loves being a part of an opportunity that has a purpose! He enjoys being able to teach kids such an important, lifelong skill!
Judy has been the bookkeeper for the Hubbard Family Swim School since 2009. She was born in Portland but has lived in Phoenix for most of her life. She is married and has 2 adult children. In her free time she enjoys trying new locally owned restaurants and traveling.
Julianna was born and raised in West Virginia and attended Grove City College with a degree in Elementary Education. After graduation, Julianna joined AmeriCorps and was assigned to a one year placement with Boys Hope Girls Hope in Phoenix. After finishing her year with AmeriCorps, Julianna decided she did not want to leave Phoenix. She has been here for 10 years. A fun fact about Julianna is that he has been to Guatemala 11 times to volunteer at the orphanages! In her free time you can find her hiking, traveling, and doing anything where she can take in nature. Respect, excellent communication, follow through, health, her friends and family, and good food is what is important to Julianna!
Kaitlyn was born and raised in Arizona and graduated from North High School. She loves spending time with her family and friends. Family is important and she works to spend as much time with them as possible. Kaitlyn is working on learning ASL. Kaitlyn works for Hubbard because she loves kids and loves being part of the Hubbard Family!
Kara was born and raised in Eau Claire, WI. While in the air force she lived in several places including Texas, Virginia, Mississippi, Alaska and North Carolina. She graduated for Eau Claire Memorial High school. She received her degree in avionic system technology from the Community College of the Air Force. She is married to her best friend and has four beautiful children who all swim at Hubbard.
One of her hobbies is obedience training and working with neglected animals. She enjoys riding horses, baking, swimming, bike riding, camping, hiking, fishing and archery. She is active with the arthritis foundation as two of her children have Ankylosing Spondylitis. Also she is active with the youth group at her church. She is also a lover of the arts. The most important things in her life are her family, God and always setting a good example. She works at Hubbard because as a parent she fell in love with the environment. She loves that she can work with kids and be excited in the morning to see what challenge may be put in front of her.
Karen has worked for the Hubbard Family Swim School since Februaryfamily! She helps all your little ones register and check in for their swim classes. Karen was born in Phoenix (an actual Phoenician!) and previously worked at American Express for 19 years.
Katie was born and raised in the Glendale/Phoenix area. She graduated from ASU in 2014 with her bachelor’s degree in communications and is a proud Sun Devil! Katie joined our team in 2019 as an Executive Assistant. In her free time, Katie enjoys running and fitness. She is currently studying to take the CPT exam to become a certified personal trainer. Katie said that she decided to work at Hubbard because the atmosphere was friendly and welcoming – it was exactly the type of environment she was looking for. When asked what was important to her, Katie said, “Family and friends!”
Kaylee was born and raised in Glendale, Arizona. She attends Ironwood high school and is graduating this winter. Kaylee plans on going on to study nursing in hopes of one day working in pediatrics. In her free time, she loves to hike, travel, and go to the beach. Kaylee plays softball and is passionate about art. She is the oldest of 4. She has two younger brothers and a younger sister. She enjoys working at HFSS because she loves working with kids and loves the team that she gets to work with!
Kaytlin was born and raised in Peoria, AZ. She attended Liberty High School where she was a member of the Varsity Cheer Team and NHS. Currently, Kaytlin is studying at GCU and doing their pre-med program. Her family consists of her brother, sister, two dogs, a cat, and a pig! In her free time she loves to dance and babysit her little cousin. She is passionate about her cheer team and being the best person she can be. Her future goal is to complete college and pursue her dream of becoming an Orthopedic Surgeon. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard Family Swim School since February 2018. “I love working with kids and saving lives is very important to me and being able to do it every day is the best part of my day.”
Kelcie was born in Williston, North Dakota. At a young age, Kelcie and her family moved from North Dakota to a small town in Idaho where Kelcie spent her entire childhood. After high school, Kelcie moved back to North Dakota and attended Williston State College where she played for their basketball team and received her AAS in Massage Therapy.
In her free time, Kelcie likes to read, hike, swim, travel, and workout! She is excited to start her life here in Arizona with her fiance and hopes to start her own massage business soon, while continuing to grow with HFSS!
Having a positive attitude and putting forward your best effort everyday are a few things that Kelcie finds important. She is determined to show up everyday excited and ready to learn something new! Kelcie loves working with kids and seeing their excitement and progress as they build confidence in the water. She was lucky enough to have incredible swim instructors growing up - she hopes to have the same impact on the kids she teaches!
Kourtney was born and raised in Arizona. She grew up in Goodyear and has never lived anywhere else. Kourtney currently attend ASU, where she is studying nursing. Kourtney is the youngest of 5 and has one dog. In her free time, you will find Kourtney hanging out with friends and family, as well as drawing or painting. Kourtney LOVES to travel. She has been to 8 different countries. Her favorite trip has been the trip she took after graduating high school, where she traveled all around Europe for 2 weeks! Kourtney wants to become a pediatric nurse and would love to eventually have a family of her own. Honesty, loyalty, and responsibility are some virtues that are very important to Kourtney!
Kristi was born in Chandler, AZ and grew up in Mesa and Gilbert. She attended Mesquite High School and graduated with an Associates Degree of Applied Science from Chandler Gilbert Community College. Kristi is the oldest of three and has two beautiful children with her husband, Ryan. She is an outdoors person who loves camping, hiking and white water rafting. She also loves music and can play multiple instruments. Kristi works at Hubbard because she loves working with kids and always loved the environment at Hubbard.
Always up for an adventure, Kristiana enjoys traveling and exploring new places as well as anything active and outdoors with her husband and little guy. Most important to her in life is her family and faith.
Kyle was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. He graduated from Sunnyslope High School in 2015. He is currently attending Phoenix College and plans on attending ASU for Sports Business. He has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since June 2016. He has a very active and fit family that is always playing sports.
His favorite superhero is Batman and he loves watching sports, working out, doing cross-fit and making kids smile whenever he sees any. His family and making others smile is what gets him through his day! He loves working at Hubbard because he loves being around kids and making them laugh and happy.
Kylie was born in Tucson and moved to Flagstaff when she started college. Kylie graduated from NAU in 2010 with a degree in early childhood and special education. Kylie and her husband Mike have 2 wonderful children a son named Andrew and daughter named Alyssa.
Kylie loves hiking and spending time with her family. Her family and her children are very important to her. She loves Hubbard because it is a great, caring environment where she had the opportunity to teach kids new skills. Kylie even moved to Charlotte, NC and continues to work for Hubbard remotely!
Lena was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She has only moved away one time for 6 months and that was to go work at Disney World in Orlando! Lena graduated from XCP in 2005 and attended U of A for one year before leaving for her internship at Disney World. After her internship, she arrived back to Phoenix and decided to attend Penrose Academy, where she received her cosmetology license. Lena worked at Hubbard for 10 years before starting her career as a hairstylist. Hubbard is home to Lena. It was her first job and has remained to keep a special place in her heart! Lena is excited to be back (she always knew she would be!) and is ready to make an impact with the kids. Making a difference is important to Lena. She grew up in the water and appreciate it – never having feared it! She believes that it is important to create that relationship and love for the water with the kiddos!
Lilyann was born in Alaska but grew up in Arizona. She is a student at McClintock High School, where she is on the swim team and participates in photography. Lilyann loves music, especially records because they are so authentic and different. She plans to attend ASU and study physiology when she is done with high school. Lilyann’s family and friends, as well as her future, is most important to her. She likes to work at Hubbard because she can learn new things. Lilyann has been with Hubbard since April 2018.
Lizzie is from Phoenix. She graduated from ASU with a degree in Elementary Education. In addition to school and work she does ministry work with 8th graders and high school students at Sts. Simon & Jude. She has been teaching at Hubbard Swim School since the Spring of 2001; she is both a swim instructor and deck supervisor. Her family includes her husband Simon, Mom, Dad, two brothers and one sister.
Lizzie was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2006.
Logan was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and has lived in the valley ever since! Currently attending Phoenix Country Day School, Logan plans to study a form of visual arts or an outlet for physical activity at a University. One of Logan’s favorite classes at school is anatomical illustration. Logan has been a competitive swimmer for 11 years and enjoys playing tennis in his free time. Sports, outdoor activities, and visual arts are a big part of Logan’s life!
Logan is a swim instructor at Hubbard Family Swim School, but originally started with us as a swimmer! His long-lasting memories made him want to come back and join our team as a swim instructor to spread that experience to a new generation of swimmers. Logan is excited to build confidence in and around the water while forming lasting relationships with all!
Loralee has worked for the Hubbard Family Swim School since Spring 2001. She is a Phoenix native. She has worked in her family’s business, PJ’s Flowers and for America West Airlines. Hubbard Family Swim School is her favorite!
Loralee is married to Dave, a paramedic for the City of Phoenix Fire Dept. They have three wonderful daughters; Kati, Bailey and Mackenzie and two Granddaughters, who Loralee says are perfect. Her hobbies include her family, tennis, glass blowing and stained glass, spending time on her boat or going to the beach. She is also acquiring her pilot’s license in her spare time.
Loralee was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2005.
Luke was born and raised in Arizona. Luke recently graduated from Liberty High School. Luke plans to attend college and become a Special Needs teacher. Luke has 10 siblings and the whole family loves to swim. Luke works at Hubbard because he loves kids and loves watching them learn and grow as swimmers and people.
Maddie was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She currently attends Paradise Valley Community College and plans to attend medical school. Maddie has worked at Hubbard for almost 4 years. She is primarily a swimming instructor, but you will also see her at the front desk and the snack bar! In her free time, Maddie enjoys reading and painting! She also enjoys going out and trying new foods! Maddie says that she works at Hubbard because the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. She feels like she has a home at Hubbard due to the amazing staff who are constantly pushing each other to reach their goals. Working with the kids has always been extremely rewarding to Maddie. She loves to see them learn and grow! When asked what is important to her, Maddie said, “Ambition!” She believes that if you have ambition, you have the tools to achieve whatever you set your mind to!
Maggie was born in Flagstaff, AZ and grew up in Phoenix, AZ. She is attending NAU, majoring in Fitness Wellness with minors in Biology and Psychology. She is involved with the Exercise Science club, Pre-Occupational Therapy club and a church organization. When not in class, Maggie enjoys hiking, adventuring, and learning about the diverse planet we live in. She works at Hubbard because of her love for the water and passion for swimming. Her goal is to become an aquatic occupational therapist, as she loves helping people and believes water has healing properties that can aid everyone. Maggie has been a swim instructor for Hubbard since 2015.
Margo was born in California and moved to Arizona when she was 3 years old. Margo attended McClintock high school and then pursued a Kinesiology degree at Mesa Community College. In her free time, you can find Margo lifting weights, swimming, fishing, and traveling to cool places! She also enjoys playing card games and board games with family and friends. Margo recently joined the Hubbard Family as a swim instructon. If you call Hubbard's booking center, you might also get the chance to speak to Margo since she has recently joined the booking center/customer service team! Margo has enjoyed teaching kids how to swim and loves all the fun that they are able to have while learning! Margo enjoys the welcoming environment and is “so glad to have joined the team!" Marog stated that she loves taking on a challenage and being able to handle anything life throws at her!
Marylu enjoys helping run the snack bar here at the Hubbard Swim School. She has been married for 27 years and has two adult sons and two grandchildren. When she is not helping kids pick out snacks, she enjoys camping, hiking and spending time with her family.
Matt was born in Louisville, Kentucky. Matt graduated with Honors in MIS from Xavier University, OH in 2005 and went back to earn his MBA in 2007. He competed on the XU swim team and broke the school record for the 200 and 400 IM and the 200 breaststroke. He and his wife Maureen are totally devoted to their four children, JoAnna, Brian, Nora, and Amy. Matt can think of nothing better than teaching kids to swim because it provides amazing opportunities for them…..he met his future wife in the pool at Xavier University.
Matt was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2012 and currently serves as a member of the US Swim School Association Board of Directors.
Megan was born and raised in Goodyear, AZ. She graduated from Millennium High School and is currently attending Estrella Mountain Community College. She is an only child but has many cousins that are like her siblings. While in high school, Megan attended SeaWorld’s Career Camp, where she had the opportunity to work alongside zoologists and trainers. She works at Hubbard because she loves working with kids and loves swimming! Megan joined Hubbard in July 2018.
Megan was born in Indiana. She has lived in Illinois, New Jersey, and California, but Arizona is home! She attended ASU, where she majored in English. Megan has been married for 16 years and has a 12 year old daughter who swam with us at Hubbard! Megan loves to read, to do CrossFit, and hang out with friends and family by the pool. Megan and her family just welcomed a new puppy into their family! Her name is Luna! Megan works at Hubbard because, “Swimming is one of the most important skills a child can learn!” She also loves the water and loves teaching kids. Megan’s friends and family are the most important to her. She loves raising her daughter and hopes to travel with her husband to more places in the future!
Micah was born in Marondera, Zimbabwe and grew up on the missions field with his parents and brother. He has lived in Arizona since 2014, where he graduated from PVCC and now he is focusing on getting a degree in Pastoral Leadership. Micah also recently got married in August of 2019! (Fun fact, his wife taught at HFSS for two years)!
Micah has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since October 2016. He is passionate about showing people love and going out of his way to help. He works at Hubbard because he has seen what great work they are doing for such amazing children.
Michaela was born and raised in Glendale, Arizona. She received her Associates Degree in Medical Radiography Sciences, while studying at Carrington College. Michaela is married and has a five year old son who swims at Hubbard! On their free time, Michaela and her family enjoy racing dirt bikes, hunting, and fishing outdoors. They love adventuring into the wilderness and camping out under the stars! Some of Michaela’s favorite memories are staying in their toy hauler while visiting Yellowstone National Park and taking their son to Disneyland for the first time.
Michaela is a swim instructor with us at Hubbard Family Swim School. She is passionate about water safety and spreading awareness to help prevent drownings in Arizona. By teaching swim lessons she will be instilling lifelong skills and confidence both in and around the water!
Naja has lived in a few States including Illinois, Missouri, California and now finally Arizona. She attended the Art Institute of LA where she studied media arts/animation and marketing/advertising. She has traveled the world for modeling/acting jobs and even performed in the Fiesta Bowl Parade! She loves anything artistic and works as a freelance artist/ graphic designer. She also loves fashion and music and coaching runway/acting. Her future goals include launching a swimwear and t-shirt line. Currently she is a swim instructor with Hubbard and her two sons swim with us as well.
She is passionate about doing her best as a wife and mother and fulfilling her dreams. One of which includes buying a home by the age of 30. Naja loves working with children and loves the stress free environment that Hubbard provides.
Nicole was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but moved to Arizona in 1991 to attend Arizona State University. She later moved to New Orleans, Louisiana to attend graduate school and lived there for 5 years. Nicole moved to London, England in 2004 where she married her Australian husband. Together, they lived in London for 8 years before finally returning to Phoenix in 2012 after their youngest daughter was born. Nicole has her B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from ASU, then later attended Tulane University where she received her law degree. Nicole has been married to her husband for 15 years and together they have two daughters. Nicole works at Hubbard because both of her daughters have spent the last 4 years learning to swim at Hubbard! Nicole has been impressed with the Hubbard staff, whether it's the teachers in the water, the supervisors on deck, or the staff at the front desk and concession stand, “Everyone is so warm, caring, and supportive, you really do feel like family when you join this swim school!” The Hubbard core values are very much in line with her own core values. Nicole believes we should always practice kindness and respect for others, “You never know what journeys other people are on or what challenges they face!”
Pat serves as our Regional Manager and Director of Operations.
Pat grew up in Cincinnati as one of 5 kids in the Sunderhaus clan. He is a graduate of Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH with a degree in Athletic Training. He went on to become the Head Athletic Trainer for 6 years at his alma mater, Saint Xavier High School. He loved the tremendous experience of working with such high quality athletics.
Pat found his way to Phoenix with the help of his wife, Ann Marie. They met through friends in 2001 in Cincinnati. In 2003, Ann Marie invited (hired) Pat to be a director of the Hubbard Summer Sports Camp and that was his introduction to the Hubbard world. He instantly loved the energy, the passion, and the commitment to customers, staff, and children. Ann Marie and Pat were married in 2004. The joys of their lives are their children Frank, Kevin, Molly and Travis. Faith, family and friends are most important to him.
Pat “loves the amazing staff that challenges me to be better every day. We have tremendous role models, personally and professionally.”
In the many years of playing sports, 12 years of coaching and the 6 years working at St. Xavier, Pat has gained valuable lessons in working with children and young adults, in and around athletics. He believes that children are precious and adults are responsible for providing the opportunity of growth into fine young people. Hubbard gives him the opportunity everyday to touch the lives of so many people and make a difference.
He firmly believes in the Hubbard Core Values of “Do Small Things with Great Love – Everyone is Family – Whatever It Takes” and also lives by the Jesuit philosophy of “Men for Others.”
His goals? Make a positive difference in the lives of those I interact with everyday Be the best husband possible With Ann Marie, raise our children with quality values, respect for others, and the drive to succeed in whatever they choose to do.
Pat was the recipient of the United States Swim School Association’s Outstanding Teacher award in 2010. He also served on the USSSA Board of Directors.
Patrick is #6 in a family of 8 kids! He attended Brophy until Junior year then moved to Montana and graduated from Flathead High School. He is married to Jamie, who he met while teaching at Hubbard. They have a son Calvin, and daughter Juniper, who love to swim! Patrick worked at Hubbard from 2002-2009. After moving around and trying different jobs (woodworking, landscaping, outdoor retail) he found his way back to Hubbard in 2017.
Towards the end of his high school career Patrick was introduced to the world of the outdoors. He went on his first backpacking trip (21 days in the Bob Marshall wilderness) and spent a lot of time snowboarding and fly fishing in the mountains of Montana. These days his hobbies revolve around being a dad and a bit of bow hunting. He loves to spend time with his siblings, nieces and nephews and watching all the cousins play together.
His future goals include becoming a fixture at Hubbard and being a positive and loving pillar in his family’s life. “ I spent 7 years moving around the country and trying different jobs but could not find a place that gave me as much satisfaction as Hubbard. Being able to pass a love for water on to children makes coming to work everyday exciting!”
Rachel was born in Phoenix, AZ and lived in Great Falls, Montana until seven years old, when her family moved back to Arizona. She graduated from Centennial High School, where she was a varsity cheerleader and member of yearbook. Rachel will be attending ASU to pursue a degree in nursing. She loves hiking, learning new things and going to new places - her last adventure was to Mexico with friends and family. Friend and family are the most important thing for Rachel, as they are the people who will always be there for you and love you unconditionally. Rachel works at Hubbard because she loves working with kids and being interactive with people.
Rachel was born and raised on the island of O’ahu, having lived there her entire life until she moved to Arizona for college. She graduated from GCU in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with an emphasis in Pre-Medicine. Growing up in Hawai'i, Rachel had many adventures with family and friends, whether diving for shells, hiking, surfing or hula dancing. Rachel works at Hubbard because she “wanted to be able to share my love for the water with these children in hopes that they too can enjoy it and learn how to prevent any water related accidents. I chose Hubbard because the quality of their program and their values really resonated with me.”
Ryan was born in Peoria, IL and grew up in Peoria, AZ. He currently attends Peoria HS. He has a stepsister, Courtney. Ryan loves to draw and participate in physical activities. Ryan likes to be with his friends and family and always doing what’s right in any situation.
Ryan was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2014
Samantha was born in Columbus, Ohio and raised in Peoria, Arizona. She is currently a student at Liberty High School, where she is involved with National Honor Society, Spanish NHS, HOSA and Animal Club. Samantha loves to cook and bake for her friends and family. She plans to study nursing in college and become an ICU nurse. For Samantha, friends and family are very important, along with trust and respect. She works at hubbard because “I love working with kids and love the environment at Hubbard, where everyone really is family.”
Savanna was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and has lived in Atlanta, Georgia and Tampa, Florida before setting in Mesa, AZ. She is a student at ASU, double majoring in Creative Writing and Philosophy. Savanna was a nationally ranked synchronized swimmer for five and is an avid scuba diver, falling in love with the water when a school of cownose rays swam around her while she was swimming off a beach. From that moment on, Savanna fell in love with the water. She plans to work toward her Ph.D., as she would like to be a Creative Writing professor. Savanna works at Hubbard because she has always loved the water and thought “Wow! That position sounds perfect for me!”
Serana was born and raised in Arizona. She graduated from Paradise Valley High School, is currently attending PVCC and plans to transfer to GCU to major in Pediatric Physical Therapy. Serena is an avid Disney fan and visits the parks as much as she can. She plans to graduate from physical therapy school and work at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in the physical therapy department. Serena works at Hubbard because she can gain more experience working with kids to prepare for working in pediatric physical therapy. Plus, who doesn’t love kiddos?!
Simon has been part of the Hubbard family since February 2007. While he began at 32nd St, his time at Hubbard is now spent at our Peoria location as General Manager.
He was born and raised in Phoenix and swam competitively from the age of six through high school. His family includes his beautiful wife, Lizzie, their two dogs, Wynona & Alice, his parents and sisters.
Simon enjoys traveling and eating great food so he and his wife often choose “foodie cities” recently visiting Denver, Washington D.C., and Michigan. He also enjoys exercising preferring swimming, taking his dogs for walks or riding his bike to work. Other interests include reading, cooking, video games, card games such as cribbage, youker and the company of family & friends.
Simon was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2008.
Stacey was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. Stacey graduated from ASU in 2016 with her bachelor’s degree in Conservation Biology and Ecology. Stacey plans on getting her master’s degree in Sustainability and is specifically interested in urban ecology. In her spare time, Stacey enjoys camping, hiking and finding/ exploring new places in Arizona. When she is not exploring the outdoors, Stacey spends her time taking yoga classes and relaxing at home with her friends and family.
Stacey works at HFSS because she strongly believes in Hubbard’s mission and core values. She appreciates that HFSS encourages the continuous education of its employees; which has helped her both professionally and personally. Stacey’s goal while at Hubbard is to leave a positive impact on the people she encounters. She wants to make sure to make a difference, whether it is small or large!
Susie was born in Owensboro, Kentucky and grew up in Sioux City, Iowa. She attended Wartburg College, majoring in English and History, and Arizona State University, where she earned a Masters in Nonprofit Management. Susie loves tennis, hiking, camping and enjoying what Arizona has to offer! She is on a quest to go to all 418 units of the National Park System - She’s half way there! Susie works at Hubbard because the environment is unlike one that can be found in other workplaces. She is excited to be a part of the Hubbard Family, support youth in the water, establish family connections and expand on the foundation that Hubbard has created.
Sydney was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She is currently attending Scottsdale Preparatory Academy and is a member of the Swim Team and Track and Field. She also participates in Rotary Club and sings in the Bella Voice Choir. Sydney will be attending Arizona State University, while studying biomedical sciences. In her free time she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family and has a passion for photography and videography. Sydney is currently on the youth board for Gigi’s Playhouse Phoenix, which is a down syndrome achievement center. She also received the Outstanding Teacher of 2019 Award!
She developed her love for swimming right here at Hubbard Family Swim School! She and her brother learned to swim at the 32nd Street Location. “I want to be able to teach not only water safety but the love of swimming for enjoyment and exercise..
Tanille was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She loves to hike, ride bikes, run, sing and play the piano. Tanille loves to swim, especially swimming in the ocean. She loves sharks and orcas! She would love to become a marine biologist and plans to return to school to pursue her interests. Tanille works at Hubbard because “I love the family values at Hubbard! I love working with children and seeing them grow and learn! Hubbard combines my love of kids and my love of water!!” Tanille has been with Hubbard since August 2018.
Thomasina was born and raised in Tuba City, Arizona. She currently attends ASU, majoring in Elementary Education. Thomasina is the oldest of four siblings, enjoys running, volleyball and learning new languages. Her future goals are to attain a master’s degree and possibly go to law school for Indian Law. She enjoys working at Hubbard because she can help children build skills that last a lifetime.
Tim was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from Shadow Mountain High School and is currently enrolled at Northern Arizona University where he is pursuing a degree in Music with a minor in Creative Media and Film. He is involved in many extra activities in Flagstaff. Most prominently, he is an executive member of a club called The Underground Foundation (or TUF). What they do is support local art in any way they can including putting on shows for local bands, visual artists and poets!
He says that he works at Hubbard because he loves the staff and the kids. The Hubbard Swim School family has taught him so much, in both a professional and personal setting. He works here to learn more, and to spread the knowledge he has already gained to fellow co-workers. More than anything though, Tim feels it is extremely fulfilling to teach kids how to swim, and form bonds with them that could not be formed in any other way.
Tim plays the saxophone, he also writes a lot of music, and regularly plays gigs with fellow musicians. He believes that in life, it's important to have fun. Tim says that he has never learned more, whether it be academically or socially, than when he was enjoying what he was doing. He feels it's important to have fun, because it makes all the other important things in life much much easier.