Leadership Team

TIERNAN MURPHY – Owner and Founder

“Some people call me Chief Wave Maker – but most people call me ‘T’! I truly believe that our growth as a company is a tribute to the motivated, creative, talented and caring staff that fuel Making Waves. When not in pursuit of all things aquatic, you may find me biking, golfing, cooking something super spicy or just having fun with my 3 amazing kids!”



“I’m the one without the webbed feet contributing from behind the scenes on marketing, management development and strategic planning. You are more likely to find me running after our kids and editing copy than doing front crawl at the pool! I love meeting new parents enrolled in our program and hearing how pleased they are with their children’s progress. It is such a rewarding industry to be a part of! Besides building Lego City with our boys and spending time with our beautiful daughter,  I also love painting, photography, soccer and eating lots of good Italian food!”


CARRIE MENDLOW – General Manager

“I have been working at Making Waves since 1999 and can officially say I've done every job there is to do here!  It has been amazing to see the company grow over the years and to be a part of such a dedicated and motivated team.  The company has touched so many lives, including my own; many of my best friends are people I met here!  When I am not at the pool you may find me in the kitchen.  I love to cook! If the leaves are falling and it's Sunday you will find me in my Green Bay Packers jersey watching football and spending time with family and friends."


LAURA ALLISON- Manager, Brampton

"I'm Laura!  I am a new addition to the Making Waves Leadership team, but I have been in the pool my whole life!  I've taught swimming lessons for years, I compete in Lifeguard Competitions and love to train staff...you could say that I've always been passionate about Aquatics!  I enjoy keeping myself active with working out, playing baseball and volleyball.  The Making Waves staff are a unique group of individuals that I am excited to continue to get to know and work with .  I'm pumped to learn and grow with the company and I look forward to meeting you at the pool!"



LISA ROSENBERGER- Manager, Brampton

 “Hi everyone, my name is Lisa! I love to teach advanced leadership courses such as Specialized Instructor courses, and lifeguard training programs. I recently joined the Making Waves team and have found everyone to be warm and helpful! I am passionate about music and I have actually recorded at Abbey Road Studios with the band Sigur Ros; the track can be heard at EMI Records and on YouTube. It was an incredible experience! I can't wait to meet you at the pool!"  


JONATHAN RESENDES- Manager, Brampton

 “Hi, I'm Jonathan and I'm one of the new additions to the Making Waves Management team! I've been in aquatics for more than 10 years and I love teaching children such a valuable life skill. When I'm not at Making Waves, you can find me playing soccer, watching the Leafs, or reading a good book. Movies are another passion of mine and you might even hear me quoting some of your favourite characters! See you at the pool!” 



RENEE PAPADEAS – Program Manager, Brampton


“I have been working with Making Waves since 2003! Time sure flies when you’re having fun! I learned to swim at Making Waves years ago and then I became an Instructor and now I am a Program Manager in Brampton! You can usually find me at our East Brampton location. Someday I would love to visit Italy or Greece! If I’m not at the pool you may find me drawing, painting or playing volleyball. Making Waves sometimes feels like it’s one big family!” 



KEVIN NUNN- Site Supervisor, Brampton

 “Hey!  My name is Kevin.  I have worked at Making Waves since 2007 and I can say that I have made my way through the Making Waves totem pole.  I have been an assistant, an instructor, a Head Instructor; I've also worked at the front desk, and now a Site Supervisor!  My favorite thing about working here at Making Waves is making a BIG WAVE in our community!  It's so nice to work with instructors that I once taught and now share the same passion!  Making Waves is like family to me- see you at the pool!


JUDI LANG – Program Manager, Milton 

"I have been working here at Making Waves since 2005 and love the posivitive environment and the amazing people I get to work with everyday!  I am currently on maternity leave from my regular position as the Program Manager at our Milton location.  I am going to enjoy spending the year with my beautiful new daughter and her dad!  I'll see you at the pool for Parent & Tot!"


KIM SHEAHAN – Program Manager, Milton

“I've been working at Making Waves since August 2008 and I've had the pleasure of working at all 3 of our locations!  I am currently the Program Manager at our Milton location and I love the challenge!  We have such a great team of enthusiastic and driven people that it makes coming to work every day TONS of fun!  This company feels like an extended family to me...and not just because several of my family members also work here!  I enjoy football as well as staying active and healthy.  I like to be busy which is one of the many reasons I love working at Making Waves!”


MELISSA RUGGIERO- Site Supervisor, Brampton

 “Hi there!  My name is Melissa and I have been at Making Waves since 2010.  Since I have started here the energy in the building has been outstanding!  The positive energy is encouraging for both the staff and swimmers!  I love coming into work!  Some of my hobbies include dancing, swimming, boating, and travelling.  Hope to see you soon, keep on swimming!"



NICOLE DUMANCAS- Assistant Manager, Brampton

"Hi everyone! My name is Nicole. I love the islands, having been to Jamaica and hoping to one day visit Costa Rica. On the beach my favourite sport is volleyball, although I will tune into a basketball game if I get the chance. I love working with children and Making Waves has helped me do so. You can catch me working reception, or in the water, decorating for birthay parties or supervisting at one of our locations. Having fun is what I like to do on my spare time. Lucky for me, Making Waves has been able to combine fun, people and energy into all that we do!"