Brampton Staff


Customer Service Representatives

These people are the smiling faces that greet you at the front desk! These friendly people can help you with any questions about registration or your family account. 

 

KAREN GILBERT

I am Karen! Making Waves is such a warm, caring place to work! I enjoy working with such great staff, swimmers and parent! If you want to book your kids in, have a question, concern or just need to chat I would love to assist you!

KAYLA KNIPE

 

JESSICA CZEKIERDA

 

RACHEL SINGH

My name is Rachel and I’ve been working as an instructor since December 2009. I consider myself to be an athletic-girly-girl. I enjoy training for track and field and like studying art and science in school. Working with kids is great because we are teaching them life skills! The best part of work is definitely the great staff!

REBECCA VICTORATTO

 

YVETTE RUIZ

Yvette Corvette, that’s the nickname I got! I enjoy traveling and I’ve been to every American state, Canadian province and to some cities in Eastern Europe! I can officially count to ten in six different languages! Swimming, hanging out with friends and eating Manchu Wok are definitely some of my favourite pastimes. I love the friendly staff at Making Waves!

Head Instructors

Our Head Instructors are the swim experts and can help you with any questions you have regarding your child's progress.

 

AUSTIN HARVEY-YOUNIS

My name is Austin and I used to be a student Making Waves. My favourite sport is football and video games are a definite spare time activity. I also love to play guitar and piano and I also draw and sing!

 

ASHLEIGH HANSRAJ

Helloooo! Im Ashleigh, and I’ve been working at Making Waves since March 2009! I enjoy teaching Back Crawl, My favorite sport is Swimming and Volley Ball. I love French Fries and Pasta, My favorite subject in school is Economics, I like working here because the kids are awesome and they always make my days better.

 

CATHERINE PETSCHKE

Hi I’m Catherine; I like to teach side glide 4 arms to children. I find it rewarding to see the children smile at the end of the lesson. I am a very shy person but working at Making Waves has the perfect environment for me. I enjoy swimming, reading and hanging out with my friends.

 

EMILY DODDS-HEBRON

 

EMILY PICKLES

I’ve been working since July of 2010 and the nickname Pickles has stuck with me. I love playing soccer and hanging out at my cottage with my family. I would love to travel to Hawaii one day. Making Waves is a great place to work; good hours, good staff and an awesome work environment!

 

GRIFFIN JONES

Hello, I'm Griffin. Even though I'm a fish in the pool, I love to watch and play hockey in my spare time. I have been to Mexico and British Columbia and would love to someday visit the Swiss Alps. I'm a huge french fry fanatic and love to play the bass clarinet. I love working at Making Waves because it's a fun place to work!

 

JAMIE AGUIAR

My name is Jamie but for some reason the nickname Jimmy has stuck and that's what everyone calls me! Aside from swimming and dancing I enjoy watching rugby and playing soccer in my spare time. Being a drama major definitely keeps my life exciting and gets me ready for a full day of working with kids. Making Waves is great because we are teaching children a life saving skill.

 

JAKE LAMARRA

Hey I'm Jake but the kids call me Jakey. Like most Canadians, hockey is my favorite sport to watch and play! When I'm not into the game I spend my time hanging out with my friends, watching movies and working on the computer-I hope to pursue a career in video editing. Making Waves is a great place to work; friendls staff and a pleasant working environment!

 

JHEANELLE MAIR

Hi my name is Jheanelle and I’m quite familiar with the Making Waves atmosphere seeing as I took all of my swimming lessons here! Being an instructor is great! I like making a difference in people’s lives and the friendly working environment makes it that much better! I pass my time reading and eating pizza whenever I can!

 

LIAH MULLINS

Hey my name is Liah but I somehow earned the nickname Jelly Bean as I grew up. I would say that I have a very interesting family culture-I am part Trini, part Chinese and part Newfie! My favorite sport is Gaelic Football, also known as Australian football. It's kind of like soccer, basketball and volleyball all mixed in one. Even though I have travelled to Trinidad I would love to one day visit Bora Bora! Making Waves is an amazing and enthusiastic place to work!

 

MATTHEW REYNOLDS

Hi everyone! My name is Matthew. When I'm instructing in the pool I love to teach front crawl, but I have to tell you...along with swimming Hockey is one other sport I can't get enough of. I've been to places like Alaska, Hawaii, and Newfoundland, and I still haven't seen a Sea Turtle! I'm really hoping to see one soon. When I have spare time I enjoy hanging out with my friends, playing sports, and watching comedies. I seem to have trouble just picking one comedy movie. I could watch them all! You should come find me in the pool, we'll have a blast!

 

MEGHAN GOUGEON

Hi there, you can call me Meg! My favorite skill to teach are the back floats! I started working for Making Waves in the Spring of 2011. I always wanted to go to Scotland and got a chance to spend time there this past summer! My favorite past time is swimming with my friends. I like working at Making Waves because my co-workers are really nice people.

 

NEAL SHAKYAVER

Hi, my name is Neal. Although swimming has taken up much of my spare time throughout the years, I have a passion for music. I play the piano and the guitar and hope to become a musician. The big plan would be for my name to one day show up in the credits of a movie! The best part about my job is that it feels like we're all family, all the staff are awesome!

 

RACHEL LAMARRA

Kids, kids, and more kids-that's why I love my job! My name is Rachel and working at Making Waves has helped bring me closer to my dream job-a teacher! When I'm not in the pool I enjoy hanging out with my friends, watching movies and performing on the stage! Whether its musicals, plays or my drama class, I absolutely love acting and working behind the scenes.

 

RACHEL NODDLE

My name is Rachel and my nickname is Noodle. I've been to New York City and I would love to visit Australia & New Zealand. My favorite sport to watch and play is Rugby! When I'm with my friends we like to go shopping, go on adventures & have sleepovers. I love working at Making Waves because I love the people I work with. I can't wait to see you all in the pool!

 

RYLEIGH EBRON

Hi! I'm Ryleigh. In my spare time I love to listen to country and pop music, and dancing along is the best part! My favorite colour is blue, and when I'm hungry my all time food of choice is tacos. I can speak 4 different languages. It might come in handy since I want to travel all around the world!

 

TAYLOR BURKE

 

Instructors

Our instructors are the talented and dynamic team of individuals responsible for delivering our exceptional lessons. 

 

AARON DHAMI

 

ADAM DRYER

 

ALYIAH KHAN

I love Making Waves because it is so fun and positive! My name is Aliyah! I think it is very important for everyone to learn how to swim! In my spare time I enjoy playing the guitar. I love diving...one day, I would love to try sky diving! I can't wait to see you at the pool!

 

ALYSSA WALTER

Hey there my name is Alyssa! I would love to travel to as many places in the world as possible. Some places I`ve already been to are The Dominican Republic, New York, and Florida. I would still like to visit California and Hawaii, and visit the beaches and swim. Its one of my favorite things to do. I love working with kids and seeing them have fun, while helping them learn important skills! Its one of the reasons why I work here at Making Waves Swim School. I hope to see you in the pool!

 

AMARA SCOTT

 

ANGELA BOYD

Hi everyone, I am Angela, but you can call me Angie. I love going for bike rides and eating ice cream. Other than swimming, I love to play lacrosse. I have a long list of exciting adventures I would like to take; I want to sky dive, go to a Jason Aldean concert, and go scuba diving. Working with kids is so much fun! I love seeing the progress they make. My favorite skill to teach is "Side Glide 4 Arms." Next time you see me at the pool, come and say hello!

 

ANGELICA LEBAR

Hello There! My name is Angelica, but I also go by Ange. I really enjoy the positive environment at the pool here at Making Waves and the incredibly friendly staff. I love working with kids. Aside from working here I have also worked at a children’s rehabilitation hospital and would like to open up a rehab facility one day. On my days off, I like to visit coffee shops and walk with my friends in Little Italy. My favorite food is Lasagna, what's yours?

 

ANUYSHA MAHARAJ

Hi,I'm Anuysha! I love playing sports, but my all-time favorite sport is soccer. When I am not at the pool teaching, I enjoy playing the piano. I love to travel! I have visited Paris, Texas, Mexico and India and one day hope to visit Hawaii...and the rest of the world!


                                        

BJOERN-OLE SCHRADER

 

BRAEDEN WEST

In my opinion, long boarding is the best thing in the world. It's my favorite thing to do with my friends. You can find us watching movies or hanging out downtown. I've been to places like Dominican Republic and Jamaica and I was lucky enough to go cliff jumping in Jamaica! Working at Making Waves has been a such a great opportunity for me because I love to teach the kids! It’s an awesome place to work because there is such a great community of staff members. See you in the water!

 

BRENDAN LLEW-WILLIAMS

I'm Brendan and have taken all my swim lessons at Making Waves. Spots take up most of my spare time whether it's watching them on TV or shooting some hoops myself...I'm pretty tall! When I'm not on the court I enjoy playing the guitar and working towards becoming a billionaire! The best part about my job is seeing all the kids learn and succeed.

 

CALVIN BIJL

 

CHRISTIAN VALTAS

I consider myself to be a pretty proud Canadian; hockey takes up most of my spare time whether it's watching it on TV or playing it with my friends! Teaching swimming is a great job! I get to be with kids all day and participate in a sport I like! Next thing to do on my bucket list is go skydiving!

 

CLAIRE BROWN

 

CONNOR BRYANT

Hey I'm Connor. My top three sports are Swimming, Bike Riding, and Baseball. When I'm not working I love to read and play the guitar. I like working at Making Waves because its lots of fun, I get to meet new people and help kids learn how to swim. I hope to travel and see the world one day and I would love to scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef. We should talk about it some time, see you soon!

COOPER JONES

My name is Cooper, but you can call me Coop. I love Making Waves because it is an energetic environment and the children are fun to be around! When I am not in the water teaching, I enjoy long-boarding, snowboarding or swimming. Something you may not know is that my whole family are Certified Advanced Open Water Scuba Divers! Come to the pool and dive in!

DANIEL BATTAGLIA

Hey I’m Daniel, or you can call me Danny B! Aside from swimming soccer occupies most of my spare time. I like going to movies with my friends, especially if it’s a Will Ferrell movie! I would love to one day visit Italy! Making Waves has a positive environment to work in and to be honest it doesn’t even feel like work when you’re here!

 

DANIEL CELEJ

 

DANIELLE DAPONTE-MELO

 

DANIELLE KARAKAS

Hello, I'm Danielle! You can call me Danicracker! I enjoy working at Making Waves because I love the staff and working with the kids. Everyone is so friendls! One skill I love teaching are surface dives! Some places that I have been to are Quebec, Ottawa, Mexico, USA, and Grand Caymen. All very beautiful places, but going to Australia is definitely on my bucket-list. When I am not working, I love to play soccer, watch movies, and swim. I have swam with the dolphins and stingrays! My favourite food is hands-down French fries?mmmmm! My next step is to study criminology or psychology in university, and hopefully run a marathon one day. I'll see you later!

 

DIVYA AGGARWAL

Hey, I am Divya! I love to travel. I have been to India, Mexico and Florida. One day, I would really like to visit California! I also love to cook. My favorite things to cook are seafood and pasta! I am having a great time as part of the Making Waves Team! Come and visit us at the pool!

 

DUNCAN BOUDREAU

Hi there! I'm Duncan! Making Waves has staff members who take pride in what they do and appreciate those around them. I love being around here. My favorite thing to teach is dives!! A goal I would like to achieve is to be successful in the music industry. For now, I play football, watch movies, and hang out with friends when I can. I have been bungee jumping, gone to Dominican and the USA. Italy is one place that I am planning on travelling to. Some call me a monkey because of how much bananas I eat. I love any type of food that has banana as its flavour...mmm!

 

DYLAN VICTORATTO

 

ELIZABETH LACH

 

ELIZABETH MARTIN DEL CAMPO

 

EMILY MACRI

Hello, my name is Emily. I enjoy working at Making Waves Swim School because of the awesome staff and the amazing kids I get to teach. When I`m not at work I enjoy shopping, watching movies and taking pictures of anything. I`ve traveled to places like Florida, Aruba, Montreal and Quebec, and I hope to one day travel to Italy and eat one of my favorite foods, pasta. I hope to see you in the pool!

 

GABRIELA MOLINA

 

HAYLEY SEVIGNY

 

HILARY ELSON

Hi, I'm Hilary, but most people call me 'Lary'. I have a big sense of humor and laugh at just about anything. One day I would like to be on Broadway because I'm inspired by the musical Sound of Music. I love working at Making Waves because I have so much fun and I love teaching what I know to kids.

 

JAGDESH BIRDI

 

JAI PAUL

Hey I'm Jai. I love the movie Dark Knight and Dark Knight Rises, not to mention I also love to play video games. I could talk about it all day. I try to keep active by playing sports like swimming or basketball. I've also traveled the world from Europe to Hawaii, Miami and Carribean, India and Cuba. There are so many more places to visit and see and Australia is next on my list. I hope to see you soon!

 

JAMES BALDSON

I love being a swimming instructor because I like to work with kids! I feel swimming is an important skill to learn. My name is James. I have travelled to P.E.I., Quebec and Nova Scotia. I really want to visit Rome someday! In addition to swimming, I also love music! I play in a band and have performed on stage. Next time you are at the pool, come and say hello!

 

JANAE RICHARDS

 

JASON QUINTAL

 

JESSICA RIAR

 

JONATHAN DROVER

My name is Jonathan, but you can call me Drover. When I am not at work I enjoy going to Canada's Wonderland with my friends. One day, I would like to score a football touchdown! I am really interested in travelling the world. So farm I have been to the Caribbean, Vancouver, the USA and Mexico. The next place I would like to visit is Spain. I would love to hear about your travels around the world! Come and say hello!

 

JORDAN NENSI

Hey everyone! My name is Jordan. There are so many things I want to share with you. I've been to places like South Africa, and one place I would love to visit is China. It's always been a dream place of mine. Some of my favorite things to do are watching my favorite movies like Smurfs 2 or Elf, or hanging out with friends playing street hockey. I love teaching others how to swim and working at Making Waves Swim School helps me do so. I love the atmosphere and the people. Some time in the future I hope to go to law school and become a lawyer. I hope to see you soon!

 

JUSTIN STANLEY

 

KAITLYN VEENSTRA

Hi guys! My name is Kaitlyn, but you can call me Katie. My favorite movies are Finding Nemo & Sherlock Holms. When I'm hanging out with my friends we like to go on bike rides or go to Starbucks. I like working at Making Waves Swim School because I love swimming and meeting new people. See you in the pool!

 

KEVIN CROOS

 

LAUREN FLETCHER

Hi I'm Lauren! I love teaching and I hope to one day become a Science Teacher. Working at Making Waves gives me the opportunity to work with children which is also something I love to do. I have a drive to help other people and it took me to Iqaluit in Nunavut to build a home for a family in need. In my spare time I like to go to the movies with friends and eat sushi! I hope to see you in the pool!

 

LINDSAY LAFOREST

 

MADISON CHUBBS

 

MADISON RAWDING

 

MARK WILSON

Hey I'm Mark and like any swimming instructor, I absolutely love working with children! I guess you can say I'm still a kid at heart; I like to play video games, watch movies and eat Trix cereal in my spare time. I have travelled all over Canada and stay true to my roots by watching a good game of Hockey any chance I can!

MATTHEW HANSEN

Hi! My name is Matthew, also known as Matt. Teaching swimming is a fantastic job to have! I personally enjoy teaching front crawl to the children. Some places that I've been to are the Bahamas and the east coast of Canada...BUT I would love to go to Japan one day. When I am not at work I enjoy playing soccer, watching movies, and doing any outdoor activities. Some activities include bike riding, canoeing, and kayaking. A couple interesting things that I've done include watching the launch of a rocketship at NASA and also swimming with sharks, stingrays, and polar bears. If you strive and take pride in what you believe in, then there is no reason you will not succeed. See you in the water!

MAURICE JAMES

 

MEGAN HALFERTY

Hey I'm Megan. I was born in Vancouver and I have family in England. I have been to Australia, Ireland, New York and England! My next adventure? Hopefully travelling to Africa; I think it would be awesome. I have been zip-lining and would really like to try parasailing. One day, I hope to become a marine biologist.  When I am with my friends. I enjoy shopping and seeing movies. I can't wait to teach your little fish how to dive and swim!

 

NICE CEDRON

Hi my name is Nice. Most of the time you can catch me swimming, but I love to watch and play Basketball. Usually I play with my friends on my spare time but if it's not playing Basketball, it's going out and watching a movie or shopping! Hanging out with them is so much fun; we have even gone zip lining in the Philippines. What few people don't know about me is, I love to sing and play the guitar. I hope we can talk about it some day. See you in the pool!

NYLA MAHARAJ

Hey there! I’m Nyla. I am so excited to be working here at Making Waves. Everyone is so energetic and the staff members are always looking out for each other! One skill I really enjoy teaching is getting someone comfortable with their back floats on their own. My favourite hobbies are play baseball and hockey. Let me tell you, the Breakfast Club is an awesome movie…you should definitely watch it! While watching movies, I love to eat some yummy honey garlic chicken wings…so delicious! So far, I’ve travelled to a few places…France, Mexico, and Jamaica. Those countries are absolutely gorgeous! Next I would like to visit Singapore and Australia.

PRAYRIT KHANNA

 

RAHEEM HURRY

Swimming, basketball and softball are all of my favorite sports. Hi everyone! My name is Raheem, but my friends call me E-me. When I'm not teaching at the pool, I like to spend time with my friends and either play video games or watch some of my favorite movies. Some of those movies include Batman Dark Night Rises or Madea goes to Jail. What’s your favorite movie? I can’t wait to meet you at the pool! 

 

RAMLAH KHOKHAR

 

REBECCA BIJL

Hi! My name is Rebecca but you can call me Becca. When I'm not in the pool you can catch me in the kitchen. I love to bake on my free time, especially chocolate cupcakes, which is my favorite! Making waves is such a friendly environment to work in. I love teaching kids to swim and I love seeing the big smiles on their faces when they come to class. See you in the pool!

REBECCA ROSENBERG

Soccer, Basketball, tennis, and swimming? these are some of my favourite sports!  My name is Rebecca, but you can call me Bex. When I have free time I love to go shopping or watch movies.  Some of the movies I love the most are 21 Jump Street and Blind Side.  Something a lot of people don?t know about me is that I can speak two other languages: French and Hebrew.  Working at Making Waves has allowed me to meet so many new people and teach children an important skill.  The best part is that I get to have lots of fun doing it!  My favourite skill to teach is kicking, what's your favourite skill?

REBECCA REID

Hey everyone! My name is Rebecca, but you can call me peaches which has been my nickname since I was little. Can you guess what my favorite food is? Fuzzy peaches! In my lifetime I hope to learn how to play the guitar and I would also like to go sky diving. Until then I will continue to have fun with my family and friends during sleepovers, watch one of my favorite movies Lord of the Rings, or go shopping for clothers at the mall. I have many things I would like to try in my life time, what would you like to do?

RICKY GREWAL

 

ROBYN PETTERSEN

Hi! My name is Robyn. I love swimming, and surface dives are one of my favorite things to do. Aside from swimming, I also play badminton. When I am with my friends, I like to watch movies, swim and go to Canada's Wonderland. One day I would like to go sky diving and hopefully work with animals and stop animal cruelty. What some people don't know about me is that I like to play the trumpet and Guitar. You should come find me in the pool, we can talk about movies. I love, love, love Dispicable Me!

ROHAN VIJAYVARGIYA

Hello, I'm Rohan! Teaching swimming is a wonderful job to have. I get to see children have fun and accomplish new skills every day. In addition to all the great kids, the staff members work as a team, which creates a such a positive environment to be in. My friends and family know me as a master prankster… watch out! Ha! When I am not working, I enjoy making my own music beats; I find that is when I am the most creative. I also love to watch movies and play football. I've been to USA many times, as well as Quebec and India. I’d love to visit Barcelona one day. I cannot wait to meet you and help you swim in the water!!

 

ROMAN MONTEIRO-PAGLIEI

 

SAMANTHA BERG

Hi everyone, my name is Sam!  My favourite part about working at Making waves is teaching the kids new things.  I love it!  Aside from swimming, I also like to play soccer and watch the Olympics when they're on TV.  In my spare time I like to hang out with my friends, watch movies and eat pizza all night!  My favourite movie is Despicable Me, what's yours?

SAMANTHA CALAUTTI

In January 2011 I first became a volunteer at Making Waves. Now, I've become an Instructor working with kids and the staff is fantastic. When I'm not at the pool, I love shopping and watching my favorite movies like The Little Mermaid or A Walk to Remember. I loooove garlic bread… it’s my absolute favourite food! What’s your favorite food? I hope to talk to you soon!

 

SEBASTIAN PASQUALONI

The name is Sebastian but you can call me Seb.  In my life I hope to graduate, have a family of my own, and live in a good house with a job that I like.  I like working for Making Waves because it gives me the opportunity to grow, and gain experience that I need for my future.  I have met so many new people and friends here.  When I'm not teaching, I like to hang out, go on bike rides and play video games.  What do you like to do with your friends?

 

SERGIO ORTIZ 

 

SIMRAT GILL

 

SHAY PRAJAPAT

Hi, my name is Shay. I am so happy to be teaching at Making Waves! In my off-time, I enjoy watching hockey and going skiing, and I love to travel. I have been to Italy, England, Switzerland and Jamaica. I went to backpack around the world, and would definitely like to go to Australia. Fun fact: I could eat tacos every day! I love to cook! My favourite strokes to teach are breaststroke and side stroke. I cannot wait to meet you at the pool!

 

SHARMEEN ALI

My name is Sharmeen, and I love to do surface dives! When I am not swimming, I am playing basketball or rugby. When I am with my friends, I like to go to the mall and eat pizza or poutine. I look forward to seeing you in the water to talk about your favorite things to eat!

 

SOORYA GOEL

 

TIMOUR ADJIEV

Hi! I'm Timour but you can call me Tim. Along with swimming I love to keep active and Basketball is one of my favorite sports to watch and play. I would love to meet Derrick Rose one day. Aside from sports, I know you'll agree with me when I say, Spiderman is the greatest movie ever! We can talk all day about it. What some people don't know about me is I have a black belt in Tae-Kwon-Doe. I enjoy working with kids and teaching them life skills, so I hope to see you in the pool soon!

 

TRACY CLAXTON

Hi everyone, my name is Tracy. I've taught swimming for many years and my favorite skill to teach is Front Crawl. Of course swimming is my favorite sport but I love to watch Olympic diving when I can too! The most exciting thing I've done in my life is raise my children. I've taught them to be successful, to continue learning new things and to be healthy. I'd love to share some stories with you one day! See you in the pool!

 

TRISTAN HARVEY

 

THOMAS UNDERWOOD

Hi there! My name is Thomas. Some of you may know my older brother William, he works here too! My favorite skill to teach is Whip Kick! It's a tough skill for children to accomplish so I love seeing them achieve this stroke! Aside from swimming, I also like to play baseball and watch hocky. Some of my goals for the future are to go sky diving and own my own business. I enjoy watching movies...my favorites are The Lord or the Rings Trilogy and The Lion King. What's yours?

VINCENT CREIGHTON

Hey everyone, I'm Vincent! Some call me Vince. Although swimming is a sport that I really enjoy, I also am truely Canadian and love Hockey. My other activities include going to the gyn to workout, watching movies like Fight Club with my friends, or playing in my band. Not many people know this about me...I play in a band and have played the piano and guitar since I was 4 years old. What instruments have you played? See you in the pool!

Maintenance

 

BRANDON CHANTLER

I’ve been working at Making Waves since January 2010 and people have already given me the nickname Robin. I like playing baseball, hockey and Xbox. Summer is probably my favourite season; I’m usually fishing with my dad every weekend! The best part about working at Making Waves is the people!

 

LIAH MULLINS

Hey my name is Liah but I somehow earned the nickname Jelly Bean as I grew up. I would say that I have a very interesting family culture-I am part Trini, part Chinese and part Newfie! My favorite sport is Gaelic Football, also known as Australian football. It's kind of like soccer, basketball and volleyball all mixed in one. Even though I have travelled to Trinidad I would love to one day visit Bora Bora! Making Waves is an amazing and enthusiastic place to work!

 

NEAL SHAKYAVER

Hi, my name is Neal. Although swimming has taken up much of my spare time throughout the years, I have a passion for music. I play the piano and the guitar and hope to become a musician. The big plan would be for my name to one day show up in the credits of a movie! The best part about my job is that it feels like we're all family, all the staff are awesome!