Faces of FOSS: Malwina J.

Malwina J. Enrollment Specialist South Barrington, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? I’ve been at FOSS for 3.5 years.  What is your favorite part of working for FOSS?   ...
Malwina J. Enrollment Specialist South Barrington, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? I’ve been at FOSS for 3.5 years.  What is your favorite part of working for FOSS?   My favorite part is working with kids and seeing how they master the lifelong skill of swimming. Can you tell ...
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Faces of FOSS: Jordan DuFresne

Jordan DuFresne Shift Coordinator St. Paul, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? 4.5 years! What is your favorite part about working for FOSS? My favorite part of working ...
Jordan DuFresne Shift Coordinator St. Paul, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? 4.5 years! What is your favorite part about working for FOSS? My favorite part of working at FOSS is meeting our families and building relationships with them. I love it when parents come back and tell ...
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Faces of FOSS: Sylvia Johnson

Sylvia Johnson Shift Coordinator Niles, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? I’ve been at FOSS for two and a half years. What is your favorite part about working ...
Sylvia Johnson Shift Coordinator Niles, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? I’ve been at FOSS for two and a half years. What is your favorite part about working for FOSS? I like that everyone at FOSS works as a team. And everyone who works here genuinely loves being ...
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Faces of FOSS: Hillary Rieveley

Hillary Rieveley Site DirectorLakeview, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? 2 years. What is your favorite part about working for FOSS? Getting to watch the children grow and ...
Hillary Rieveley Site DirectorLakeview, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? 2 years. What is your favorite part about working for FOSS? Getting to watch the children grow and improve from one session to the next.  Especially when you skip a session with a student and you get them ...
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Faces of FOSS: Rachael Skoog

Rachael Skoog Site Director Chanhassen, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? For 14 years! Since 2004. What is your favorite part about working for FOSS? Getting to know ...
Rachael Skoog Site Director Chanhassen, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? For 14 years! Since 2004. What is your favorite part about working for FOSS? Getting to know so many incredible swimmers and families over the years. And I can’t forget the phenomenal group of instructors that I’ve had the pleasure of ...
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Faces of FOSS: Jacob Vaas

Jacob Vaas Shift Coordinator South Barrington, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? I started in January 2018 – a little over a year now! What is your favorite ...
Jacob Vaas Shift Coordinator South Barrington, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? I started in January 2018 – a little over a year now! What is your favorite FOSS story? I was teaching a Little 2 who was swimming really well, and I liked to tell her she ...
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Faces of FOSS: Allison Ryks

Allison Ryks Shift Coordinator Woodbury, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? Almost 3 years! What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? All of the joy! Laughter ...
Allison Ryks Shift Coordinator Woodbury, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? Almost 3 years! What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? All of the joy! Laughter truly comes first in everything we do! What is your favorite level to teach and why? I don’t really have ...
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Faces of FOSS: Anaiz Cernas

Anaiz Cernas Site Director Libertyville, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? I’ve worked at FOSS for just over 5 years. I started in 2012 as an instructor, then ...
Anaiz Cernas Site Director Libertyville, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? I’ve worked at FOSS for just over 5 years. I started in 2012 as an instructor, then a deck assistant, a shift coordinator, and most recently site director of the Libertyville location. What is your favorite part ...
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Faces of FOSS: Casey Fogerty

Casey Fogerty Director of Field Operations, Missouri Region How long have you worked for FOSS? I’ve been with FOSS since June 2012, a month after graduating from Taylor University and ...
Casey Fogerty Director of Field Operations, Missouri Region How long have you worked for FOSS? I’ve been with FOSS since June 2012, a month after graduating from Taylor University and a month before I got married. What is your favorite part of working for FOSS?  Enriching people’s lives and having ...
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FACES OF FOSS: Cathy Gumila

Cathy Gumila Site Director South Barrington, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? Three years! It was a fun journey going from instructor to site coordinator to office manager. ...
Cathy Gumila Site Director South Barrington, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? Three years! It was a fun journey going from instructor to site coordinator to office manager. Loving the process and every position I’ve been in! What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? It’s so ...
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Faces of FOSS: Michelle Lasserud

Michelle Lasserud Site Director St. Louis Park, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? 11 years. Can you tell us your favorite FOSS Story? A little guy in one ...
Michelle Lasserud Site Director St. Louis Park, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? 11 years. Can you tell us your favorite FOSS Story? A little guy in one of my classes was known as a “pincher.” In other words, very nervous about everything to do with swimming lessons. ...
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FACES OF FOSS: Andrea Carrero

Andrea Carrero Swim Teacher Libertyville, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? I have worked at Foss for 2 years now and a few months. What is your favorite ...
Andrea Carrero Swim Teacher Libertyville, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? I have worked at Foss for 2 years now and a few months. What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? My favorite part of working for Foss is building connections with families. Nothing compares to ...
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Faces of FOSS: Jenna Cofield

Jenna Cofield Site Director Maple Grove, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? Over 12 years – I began working for FOSS in March 2005 as an office worker, ...
Jenna Cofield Site Director Maple Grove, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? Over 12 years – I began working for FOSS in March 2005 as an office worker, then moved to the pool as an instructor, Deck Assistant, part time Shift Coordinator, full time Shift Coordinator and now ...
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Meet the Instructors: Noelle Robb

Noelle Robb Shift Coordinator St. Louis Park, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? About two and a half years. What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? ...
Noelle Robb Shift Coordinator St. Louis Park, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? About two and a half years. What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? The kids, my coworkers, the positive atmosphere, all of it! It feels good to say that I love my job, ...
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Meet the Instructors: D’Ar Zirbes

D’Ar Zirbes Site Director St. Paul, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? Since March of 2012! How do you approach teaching kids to swim? Building trust in general ...
D’Ar Zirbes Site Director St. Paul, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? Since March of 2012! How do you approach teaching kids to swim? Building trust in general with my swimmers is so important. I look forward to finding out the things they enjoy outside of swimming and ...
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