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: Sarajane Larson

Sarajane Larson Office Manager Woodbury, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? Time flies when you are having fun, but I am pretty sure it has been 5 years! ...
Sarajane Larson Office Manager Woodbury, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? Time flies when you are having fun, but I am pretty sure it has been 5 years! What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? I love that every day is fun and different!! I enjoy ...
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Faces of FOSS: Bailie Johnson

Bailie Johnson Office Manager Plymouth, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? Five years, since 2013. I have worn many hats, and love it all! Instructing, office work, coaching, ...
Bailie Johnson Office Manager Plymouth, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? Five years, since 2013. I have worn many hats, and love it all! Instructing, office work, coaching, deck assisting, all kinds of roles. What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? My favorite part of working ...
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Faces of FOSS: Carrie Cook

Carrie Cook Site Director Blaine, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? I have worked at FOSS for 7 great years! What is your favorite part of working for ...
Carrie Cook Site Director Blaine, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? I have worked at FOSS for 7 great years! What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? My favorite part about working at FOSS is the relationships you build both with your co-workers and the families. ...
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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: Becca Symbal

Becca Symbal Site Director Niles, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? I have worked at FOSS for almost 3 years! What is your favorite part of working for ...
Becca Symbal Site Director Niles, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? I have worked at FOSS for almost 3 years! What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? I love meeting all the families and making connections with the swimmers. Watching them grow and progress over the ...
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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: Meli Islas

Meli Islas Site Director Highland Park, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? In January 2018 I started my sixth year with FOSS. I started as an instructor, then ...
Meli Islas Site Director Highland Park, IL How long have you worked for FOSS? In January 2018 I started my sixth year with FOSS. I started as an instructor, then became a head receptionist, then an office manager and now Site Director. What is your favorite part of working for ...
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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: Emily Bushnell

Emily Bushnell Office Manager Chanhassen, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? I’ve worked for FOSS since February 2009! I started teaching part-time for my first four years at ...
Emily Bushnell Office Manager Chanhassen, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? I’ve worked for FOSS since February 2009! I started teaching part-time for my first four years at the Maple Grove location, then in December of 2013 I became Head Receptionist full time and never looked back! In ...
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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: Sarah Almer

Sarah Almer Swim Instructor and Deck Assistant Woodbury, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? Just a little over a year. What is your favorite part of working for ...
Sarah Almer Swim Instructor and Deck Assistant Woodbury, MN How long have you worked for FOSS? Just a little over a year. What is your favorite part of working for FOSS? I’ve taught swimming several places, and love FOSS so much – it’s the best program I have taught. I ...
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