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In all, Dan has over 20 years of coaching and teaching experience, as well as over 14 years of experience in the recreation field with a focus on project management. In addition, he has over 17 years of experience as an instructor for the American Red Cross where he has taught classes ranging from CPR/AED classes, Professional Rescuer, instructor courses and lifeguarding and First Aid classes. In his free time, Dan is a Director for Stop Drowning Now, a drowning prevention education program which provides free drowning prevention education programs for children.
Dan currently lives in Laguna Niguel, CA with his wife and three young children.
She has been with Premier Aquatics for 4 years now and absolutely loves the company’s culture and team! She was born and raised in Joshua Tree, Ca but has always gravitated towards the ocean. Eventually, her family and she decided to relocate to Orange County. Thus far, being a mom has been the most precious and important accomplishment in her life. Some of her favorite things to do are spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors, and traveling.
In his free time, Ryan likes to hang out with his friends & family, go camping, and travel.
Michael Scott has had a passion for aquatic safety for nearly 30 years now. After being coerced into finishing his first summer swim team experience in the 3rd grade, the toil twisted to zeal and he never looked back. Following 12 years of competitive swimming and becoming the Captain of his high school water polo team, he decided to take the natural path into the world of lifeguarding where he found his true calling. He dove straight into ocean lifeguarding with the City of Laguna Beach Marine Safety Lifeguards. He quickly obtained an EMT certification, was promoted to a unit operator position and relished an exciting 23-year tenure filled with a multitude of aquatic and land-based emergencies.
Roughly 10 years into to his time with Laguna, he accepted a full-time Lifeguard Lieutenant position with the Lake Mission Viejo Patrol & Rescue Department where he continued to broaden his skills in a flat-water environment. During his 13-year career with Lake Mission Viejo, training and mentoring rapidly became his focus. He soon became the department’s training officer, President of the Orange County Training Officer’s Association, and the Training & Operations Chair for the California Lifesaving Association, which he enjoyed for nearly a decade.
Always looking for a new challenge in aquatic safety, he was incredibly fortunate enough to discover Premier Aquatic Services and offered a full-time position. Working with Premier has provided him the opportunity to, once again, further his scope of knowledge in aquatic safety, train and inspire literally hundreds of aspiring lifeguards as well as thrive in his primary role of training Premier’s management team!
Outside of the work environment, surprise….he enjoys spending as much time as possible surfing, bodysurfing, volleyball and spending time with his wife and 2 amazing young girls who have embraced their dad’s love for all things H2O.
She first began with Premier in 2019 as a swim instructor, and is now the Aquatics Programs Director. She is passionate about cultivating a fun learning experience, mentoring, leaning into Premier’s community-focused culture, and is excited to continue coordinating swim programs.
Aside from aquatics, you can get Tristan talking about mastering the art of a good meal prep, hiking, wrapping up her her degree in Sports and Performance Psychology, and meeting new people.
Catch her on deck!