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We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact your swimmer's coach listed below. For all questions related to administrative issues, please contact our Business Manager at admin@packswimming.com.

Coaching Staff

Mike McCauley

Executive Director / Head Coach

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ASCA Certified Level 5
Continuing Education Coursework Coaching Foundations School, Stroke School, Physiology School, Administration School, Leadership School, Dryland Training, Dryland Training II, Advanced Butterfly, Advanced Breastroke, Working Successfully with Swim Parents, Personal Organization for Swim Coaches, Writing and Managing Workouts, Nutrition for Swimmers, and Age Group Sports Psychology
ASCA Publications My Man Dan, The Impact of Parent Discussion in Front of Children

USA Swimming Camps:  2010 National Select Camp, 2010 Southern Zone Select Camp, 2017 Gulf Select Camp
Gulf Positions:  2012 Chairman of Ethics Committee, 2013 Technical Planning Committee

 

Coach Mike McCauley has been the Head Coach of PACK since its inception in 2007.  Since then, his swimmers have enjoyed success at Olympic Trials, US Open, Senior Nationals, Junior Nationals, Sectionals, and TAGS.

He has published 2 articles nationally with the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA), and 2 of his workouts have been featured on the ASCA website for middle distance and distance training.  
His technique and drills have been recorded and broadcasted by USA Swimming, 2 of his athletes have made the news on multiple stations in Houston for their accomplishments, and he was also featured on ESPN Locker Talk for the achievements of PACK! 
Due to athlete development and success here at Premier Aquatics, Coach Mike was also selected as 1 of 8 coaches across the nation to coach at the National Select Camp held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Since 2007, his swimmers have held (or continue to hold) numerous pool, Gulf, and State records across all events and relays.  Here are some of the athletes that Coach Mike had the privledge of working with:

  • 1 of his former swimmers represented Mexico in the 2012 Olympic Games
  • 1 swimmer represented the United States in Taiwan at the 2009 Deaflympics
  • 1 swimmer qualfied for the 2015-2016 USA Swimming National Junior Team
  • 4 Olympic Trials Quailifiers
  • 8 Senior National Qualifiers
  • 5 swimmers have made USA Swimming's All-Time Top 100 Performances list
  • 53 Junior National Qualifiers
  • Over 125+ Sectional Qualifiers
  • 1 swimmer named to USA Swimming's National Select Camp 
  • 5 swimmers named to USA Swimming's Southern Zone Select Camp
  • 28 swimmers named as USA Swimming Academic All-Americans
  • 45 swimmers went on to swim in college
  • Most improtantly, ALL of the incredible PEOPLE that have been involved with and emerged from PACK over the years!

Coach Mike started as a head coach at the age of 18 with The Woodlands Waves. After 4 years and a 500-member swim team later, he began coaching with USA swim team, The Woodlands Swim Team (TWST).  As an Age Group coach with TWST for 5 years, Coach Mike assisted in coaching many TAGS qualifiers, TAGS champions and TAGS record holders, as well as Junior National qualifiers.  He then became the Head Coach for Oak Ridge High School for 5 years, where he was fortunate to coach Junior/Senior National qualifiers, 4 state champions, 3 All Americans, and 2 All American relays.  During his time with ORHS, he was voted District and Region Coach of the Year for 2003 and 2004. While coaching for ORHS, he simultaneously coached the Kleinwood Dolphins for 3 fun filled years.

Coach Mike has his B.S. in Mathematics with a Minor in Secondary Education from Sam Houston State University and coaches at the Spring Creek Oaks pool with the National and Pre-National Elite programs.  He and his wife Devon live in Magnolia with their two daughters, Hannah and Hayden, and their son, Callen. 

If you would like to contact Coach Mike please send him an e-mail by using the above email address or give him a call at 832-771-SWIM(7946).

Shane McCauley

Head Age Group Coach & Junior Elite

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ASCA Certified Level 5
Continuing Education Coursework:  
Foundations of Coaching, Stroke School, Physiology School, Administration School, The Leadership School, Dryland Training for Age-Groupers, Dryland Training II, How to Write Workouts, Freestyle School, Advanced Freestyle School, Distance Training School, Working Successfully with Swim Parents, and Personal Organization for Swim Coaches.
Award:  2008 ASCA Age Group Coach of the Year for Gulf Swimming.  Click HERE to read article featured in swimnetwork.com.

Coach Shane McCauley joined the PACK program as Head Age Group Coach in 2004. His responsibilities include coaching the Junior Elite Group at the Spring Creek Oaks pool and overseeing the entire age group program at Premier Aquatics. His swimmers have set TAGS records, National Age Group records, and many have achieved Top 16 times as well as Junior National, Senior National, and even Olympic Trial cuts.

Coach Shane grew up in Guam where he swam as both an age group and high school swimmer.  In 1992, he was chosen for the Guam Olympic Swim Team as a distance swimmer.  He attended Morehead State (Division I) in Kentucky and was chosen Team Captain by his junior year.

Coach Shane is a Social Studies teacher at Caney Creek High School.  He has over 15 years of USA Swimming coaching experience.  He started his coaching experience with The Waves, a summer league swim team, in South Montgomery County from 1996 - 2000.

Coach Shane and his wife Leslie live in the Magnolia area with their children Meghan and Teagan.

If you would like to contact Coach Shane please send him an e-mail using the above email address or give him a call at 281-924-5815.

Eriek Hulseman

Klein HS - Assistant to Head Coach

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ASCA Certified Level 1

Coach Eriek was born and raised in Iowa where he started swimming at the age of 8.  He then found his way to Minnesota where he swam for Edina High School, earning multiple All-American honors.   Then he went on to swim for the University of Minnesota, earning a B.A. in Journalism (Advertising) with a minor in Film History. While there he was part of two BigTen Conference Champion teams, leading them as a Co-Captain his Senior year while earning All-Conference and All-American honors during his tenure.

Eriek served as the Student Assistant Coach at the University of Minnesota for one year before accepting a position as the Senior Assistant Coach at The Woodlands Swim Team. While there he helped coach many wonderful athletes on to State Championships, Junior and Senior National competitions, as well as through two Olympic Trials.

Eriek has been married to his wonderful wife, Laura, since 2002 and has four children - Arella, Zoe, Zadok, and Dakaia -  two of whom joined his family through adoption (he’ll let you guess which two!).

If you would like to contact Coach Eriek,  please send him an email using the above email address.

Valerie Nichols

Klein HS - Advanced & Gold

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ASCA Certified: 2

Clinics Attended: ASCA world Clinic 2007, ASCA world Clinic 2009, ASCA world Clinic 2014, 2016 ISCA World Clinic, and the 2017 National Age Group Summit

Coach Valerie has lived in The Woodlands since she was a toddler and has been swimming as long. She swam her first race at age three and began swimming with TWST in 1988, when she was five years old, with much success blossoming into a Breastroker and IMer. By eleven she was a junior national competitor and by fourteen a senior national competitor. She was All American in high school setting records in the 100 breaststroke in 2001, and was team captain for TWST that same year.

Coach Val’s love for coaching developed while coaching for the Marlin’s summer league team in 2003-2004, then as the lead swim instructor for TWST’s learn to swim program Pre-TWST from 2003-2013. In 2005 she became The Woodlands Christian Academy’s head swim coach and coached all three swimmers on the team to state where they were all finalists. In 2005 she joined the TWST coaching staff as an assistant coach. Since then she has coached many different groups of all ages and all levels coaching swimmers from the developmental level to the National level.

Valerie is married to her high school sweet heart, Dax Nichols who is also a former swimmer. Valerie is very close to her family, and when not coaching enjoys spending time with her 3 kids, her 3 siblings and their kids, and her parents. She loves a great crawfish boil, and boogie boarding at the beach, especially when joined with her family and close friends.

If you would like to contact Coach  Valerie, please send her an email using the above email address.

Emily Horelica

Klein HS - Senior, Silver & Bronze

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ASCA Certified Level 1

Coach Emily grew up in the Klein area and began her swimming career when she was 6 years old for the Kleinwood Dolphins Summer League Team. She decided she loved swimming so she decided to join New Wave Aquatics. She continued club swimming while also swimming for Kleinwood, then Kleb, and later Klein High School where she lettered all 4 years and served as captain. Emily returned to the Kleinwood Dolphins when she was 18, this time as a coach. She then moved to Arkansas after graduation and swam her first 2 years at Hendrix College. She also coached for Pack Splash during the summers when she was home. After having back surgery she decided to return home to recover and plans to stay active in coaching and continuing school. 

If you would like to contact Coach Emily, please send her an email using the above email address.

Jon Koepke

Klein HS - Copper & Bronze

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ASCA Certified Level 1
Coach Jon was born and raised in Texas where he attended Kingwood High School.  He is an alumnus of Texas Tech University and swam competitively for thirteen years with summer, club and high school teams.   Jon started his coaching career with a local summer league team after high school, but developed his love of coaching while working for PACK Splash, where he has continued to serve as lead instructor for the past six years.  Coach Jon appreciates working with swimmers of all ages, and enjoys helping students discover their own passion for the sport.  You can find him, in or out of the water, working with Bronze, Copper and PACK Splash level students at Klein High School.

If you would like to contact Coach Jon, send him an email using above email address.

Hunter Funk

Lakewood - Senior & High School Plus

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ASCA Certified Level 1

Coach Hunter has a love for swimming and a burning desire to make swimmers as fast as they can be.  A recent graduate from Texas A&M, he swim for 4 years in college and earned a team record.  Hunter has previously coached Learn to Swim, Summer League and Texas A&M Summer Camps, as well as his job at D1 Sports Fitness, where he coached multiple athletes in various sports.  It was at D1 where he discovered his true desire and passion for coaching, which has lead him back to the world of swimming.  Being a family oriented persion, he believes that with training through great technique and a positive family environment, true greatness can be unlocked and achieved.

If you would like to contact Coach Hunter, please send him an email using the above email address.

Sarah Roe

Klein Cain - Junior Elite & Junior

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ASCA Certified Level 2

Coach Sarah began competitive swimming at the age of 7 on the Tippecanoe Swim Club in West Lafayette, Indiana, and continued competing for 13 years.  At the age of 16, she moved to Montana to train with the Misson Viejo Nadadores in Mission Viejo, California for 3 years.  She qualified and swam at US Nationals from 1986-1988.  She was also an Olympic Trial qualifier in the 50 and 100 meter Freestyle in 1988.  She received a scholarship to swim at Arizona State and swam for the Sun Devils from 1988-1989.  After graduating college with a degree in early childhood development, she taught preschool and kindergarten thereafter for 10 years, in addition to raising her 3 children.  She also coached competitive swimming in Canada for 5 years where she was the novice age group coach.  Outside of the pool deck, Sarah is a lover of yoga, gardening and exploring the opportunities and adventures that the City of Houston and surrounding areas have to offer.

If you would like to contact Coach Sarah, please send her an email using the above email address. 

 

Adrian Banda

Klein Cain - Elementary Elite

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ASCA Certified Level 1

Coach Adrian was born and raised in Spring, Texas. Her swimming career began when she joined the MNW summer league swim team when she was in fourth grade. A few years later she then joined FINS to prepare herself for high school swimming.  Adrian graduated from Klein High School in 2017. She swam her freshman year, then decided she wanted to end her swimming career and began teaching children how to swim through PackSplash. She taught children how to swim and prepared them to enter pack for 2 years. In October 2017 she became an assistant coach for Pack.   She is currently attending Lonestar-College to receive her associates degree and then she will transfer to a university afterwards.

If you would like to contact Coach Adrian, please send her an email using above email address.

Gabrielle D'Anna

Klein Cain - Silver, Stingray, Seals

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ASCA Certified Level 1

Coach Gabby was born and raised in Spring, Texas.   Coach Gabby began her swimming career at the age of 4 for a summer league swim team, the Memorial Northwest Marlins, who she swam with for 11 years.  Throughout her swimming career she swam competitively for 3 USA swim teams: New Wave, PACK, and FINS.  Gabby also swam competitively at Klein High School for 3 years.   At the end of her junior year she decided to hang up her cap and goggles after 13 long years of swimming. In the middle of her sophomore year in high school she began working for Pack Splash and found love for teaching children how to swim. After 2 years of working for Pack Splash,  Gabby became an assistant coach for PACK. She works with the Copper, Bronze and Silver groups. Gabby graduated from Klein High School in June of 2017 and is now attending Lone Star College.   After getting her Associates at Lone Star, she plans to transfer to a university close to home to get her Bachelors in Business.

If you would like to contact Coach Gabby, please email her using the above email address. 

Travis John Subda

Klein Collins-Pre-National Elite

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ASCA CertifiedLevel 4

Continuing Education Coursework:  Coaching Foundations School, Stroke School, Physiology School, Administration School, Leadership School, Advanced Butterfly, Advanced Breaststroke, Personal Organization for Swim Coaches.

Coach Travis Subda began swimming in NWAL at the age of 11 for the Kleinwood Dolphins. He swam for Klein Collins High School from 2003-2007 where he lettered all four years of his career. He was a multiple event All-American and All-State recognized swimmer. In his senior year he was a state finalist in the 100 yard Breaststroke and held the school and Klein Collin's pool record in the 100 yard Breaststroke. He swam for Klein Aquatics from 2004-2007 where he had multiple sectional cuts and a Jr. Nationals cut.

Travis then went on to swim for Hiram College, located in Hiram Ohio where he majored in Neuroscience with minors in Music, Biology, Chemistry and Psychology.  He was a four-year collegiate swimmer and Captain of the swim team his Junior and Senior year. He was the first swimmer from his college to be voted NCAC Conference swimmer of the week and held 9 School records and 2 pool records when he graduated.

Travis has been coaching for a total of 12 years. He began coaching his Freshman year of High School where he was the volunteer stand in Head Coach for one year at Strack Intermediate School where he lead the Cougars Boys to a District Championship. He then was a volunteer Assistant Coach with Strack for two more years where the Cougar ladys were District Champions two years and the boys once. Travis has currently served as the Assistant Head Coach for the Gleannloch Farms Gators for the past eight years.

He was also named Concordia Lutheran High School's Head swimming coach in 2012. He currently is starting his 4th season with the Crusaders. Since becoming the coach he has had multiple State champion swimmers and the boys team has finished in the top 3 of the Tapps Division 1 State Championship the previous two years. Travis accepted a teaching position at Concordia this year and will be teaching Biology and Anatomy and Physiology.

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine.

If you would like to contact Coach Travis, please use the above email address. 

Landen Walin

Klein Collins - Advanced

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ASCA Certified : Level 1

Coach Landen was born in Clear Lake, TX.  Landen then moved to Canada until the age of 7.  As a kid living in the snow he quickly learned to compete whether it was in  a snowball fight with his brother or a sleigh race down a hill.  He then moved back to the Houston area, just north of The Woodlands and began swimming competitively at age 7 for The Woodlands Swim Team.  Landen swam with The Woodlands until he was 19 and then finally hung up his cap and goggles.  Landen swam at TAGS, multiple Senior Zones Meets in Flordia and South Carolina and Sectionals.  If you would ask him what he most misses about the sport, it would be the competitiveness of practice.

Landen was part of The Woodlands College Park graduating class of 2016.  As a senior he began working as an assistant for The Woodlands Developmental swim program.  He quickly realized that he could help these young swimmers.  Landen was a coach for The Woodlands Marlins Swim Team where he learned from his favorite coach and mentor.

Landen is currently attending Lone Star College and is planning to transfer to a four year school to major in Law.  In his free time, Landen enjoys playing football, basketball and ultimate frisbee.  Every Sunday during the fall, Landen is watching his favorite team, The New England Patriots.  He is also an avid hockey, baseball and basketball fan.

If you would like to contact Coach Landen, please email him at the above email address.



 

Adam Hayes

Klein Collins - Gold Group

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ASCA Certified: Level 3

Continuing Education and Coursework: Foundations for Coaching, Stroke School, Physiology School
Clinics Attended: ASCA World Clinic 2006, ASCA Eastern States Age Group Conference 2007, ASCA World Clinic 2011 San Diego, ASCA World Clinic 2012 Las Vegas

Coach Adam Hayes is from Salem, Ohio, where he grew up and swam for Penguin Swimming through High School, as a sprint freestyler.  He then moved to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where he attended Coastal Carolina University, receiving a Bachelors degree in Recreation and Sports Management with a minor in Sports Medicine. 

While in Myrtle, Adam started coaching High School swimming with Socastee High School from 00-03, Carolina Forest in 04, and then Myrtle Beach High School 05-06.  He was also an assistant coach with MBST, the Myrtle Beach year round program, coaching both age group and senior swimmers from 04-06. Most recently Adam spent 3 years with the Chapel Hill YMCA Swim Club in Chapel Hill, NC as the Head Age Group Coach.

Coach Adam is assisting Coach Shane with the Junior Group at Spring Creek Oaks.

 

If you would like to contact Coach Adam, please use above email address.

 

 

Kimberlee Slaughter

Klein Collins - Silver

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ASCA Certified:  Level 3
Continuing Education Coursework:  Coaching Foundation School, Stroke School, Writing & Managing Workouts, Physiology School, Working Successfully with Swim Parents, and Age Group Sports Psychology.
Clinics Attended:  2007 ASCA Legends Clinic, 2008 ASCA Legends Clinics, 2009 ASCA World Clinic, and 2010 ASCA World Clinic.
Gulf Recognition: Selected in 2012 by Gulf Swimming to coach Gulf Team at US Southern Zones Meet.

Coach Kimberlee Slaughter has been involved with swimming almost her entire life. In elementary school she began swimming competitively for an AAU team, the Burford Swim Club, in Arlington, Texas. At 15 Kimberlee realized she had such a love and passion for swimming that she began teaching young children to swim. She has been teaching babies, children, and adults to swim for more than 35 years.

After moving to Spring, over 13 years ago. Coach Kimberlee became involved with 3 of her 4 children in summer league swimming. Very soon she was asked to assist with the younger age-group swimmers as an assistant coach. Kimberlee previously coached summer league with the Gleannloch Farms Gators and the Memorial Northwest Marlins. This will be Coach Kimberlee’s 6th year with Premier Aquatics and she looks forward to being able to bring her motivation, enthusiasm, and passion for swimming to Klein Collins High School where she will be the pool lead coach and coach of the  Gold and Silver Programs. 

When not at the pool, Kimberlee teaches school at Abercrombie Academy where she is a 4th grade teacher and, also, the Math teacher for all of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.

If you would like to contact Coach Kimberlee, please send her an e-mail using the above email address or 713-480-8455.

Katherine Bryant

Klein Colllins - Bronze & Copper

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ASCA Certified:   Level 2

Continuing Education Coursework:   Physiology School, Stroke School, Working Successfully with Swim Parents, Age Group Sports Psychology

Coach Katherine Bryant started as an age group swimmer with Sunkist Swim Team in Jackson, Mississippi.  She then moved to Shreveport, Louisiana as a sophomore in high school where she swam for the City of Shreveport Swim Team (COSST). In her time with COSST, she became a Junior National qualifier and finalist in the 100 breast, 200 breast, 200 IM, and 400 IM. Her versatile achievements make her an ideal fit with our IMX training philosophy!

 

Coach Katherine also coached the Piermont Oaks Country Club summer league swim team in Shreveport. After college, she also became an age group coach for Indian Aquatic Club in Monroe, Louisiana.    
 

Coach Katherine met her husband Vaughn in college at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where they both swam. Katherine and Vaughn have been married 23 years, and have 4 children - Mary Katherine, Sam, Ginger, and Anna Belle…all have proudly swum for Premier Aquatics.

 

If you would like to contact Coach Katherine, please email her at above email address.

 

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Lyne Santhin

Business Manager

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Lyne has been involved in swimming since 1997, when her daughter, Kathryn started swimming with a NWAL summer league team, shortly followed by Allison the next year, and then Matthew in 2003.   Her children started swimming with ATEX when they decided to start swimming year round, and then when ATEX and HEAT merged, she became a member of the 1st board of the new team, New Wave Aquatics, first as Pool Communication Rep and then as Treasurer for the next 3 years, until the Spring of 2006.  In the fall of 2006, she started working as a member of the New Wave staff part-time as the Team Administrator.  When New Wave and Klein Aquatics merged in the spring of 2007, she then became the full-time Business Manager for the new team, Premier Aquatics (PACK).

Lyne graduated from Texas A&M with a BBA in Accounting and became certified as a CPA shortly after graduating.  She worked for the public accounting firm, Deloitte, Haskins and Sells in auditing for several years, and then went to work in gas accounting for one of her clients until her 1st child was born.  She has served in numerous volunteer and board positions with PTO, High School Swim Team Booster Club, Girl Scouts, NCL and other community service organizations.

You may contact Lyne at admin@packswimming.com or 832-296-5800.  

Donna L Akins

Meet Coordinator

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Matt Sale

President

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Matt has served on the Board of Premier Aquatics since 2009 and has been involved with swimming for a number of years, after moving to Houston from Australia in 1997.  In 2001 his oldest son, Oliver, began competitive neighborhood swimming with NWAL, followed by Harry in 2002 and Hannah in 2009.  In 2005 both Oliver and Harry began year round USA Swimming for New Wave Aquatics, transitioning to Premier Aquatics, before both aged out and went off to college.  Both boys swam in college with Harry currently still swimming for Florida Tech.  Hannah is currently swimming in the PACK silver program and is also very involved with the Special Olympics (aquatics) competition.  Matt is a swimming official and is currently a Referee with USA Swimming, the NCAA, NWAL, High School and the Special Olympics.  

Matt received the R.S. "Bob" Stallings Award from Gulf Swimming in Sept 2011 for outstanding service and dedication as an official.  Matt is currently in his 3rd year as NWAL President.  

Matt has 30 years experience in the oil and gas industry and currently works for Bristow Group Helicopters as a Senior Director.  Matt and his wife Bobbie have been married for 30 years and live happily in the Spring area.

Leah Borrello

Vice-President

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Leah Borrello has been on the PACK board since 2011, and has served as Treasurer since 2013.  She has been officiating USA Swimming meets since 2010, and currently holds the Starter certification.  Her daughters, Gabriella and Chloe, have been swimming with PACK since 2008.  Leah has enjoyed seeing her young swimmers learn and develop, and believes the sport of swimming is unique in that it enables individual accomplishment in a team environment.

Leah is a graduate of Houston Baptist University, and has been a Texas CPA since 1990. She is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Victory Packaging, a billion dollar North American distributor of packaging material, and was recently named as a finalist in the Houston Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Award. Previous volunteer positions she has held include the President of the Champion Forest Homeowners Association and a member of the Houston Mayor’s Committee for the Employment of People with Disabilities.  She is married (Jervis) and has two older children – Ben  and Jonathan.  When not at a swim meets on the weekends, she enjoys watching football, taking care of her two horses, and traveling.  

Bernie Wolford

Treasurer

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Bernie and his wife Morna started their involvement with PACK in 2014 when they signed up their son after returning to Houston from working abroad.  Being new to competitive swimming the learning curve has been steep and of great interest to each of them.  Bernie was struck by the volunteer spirit, professionalism and kids-first culture of PACK from the beginning.  This plus the combination of dedication and sense of belonging that competitive swimming develops in kids.  Their son Campbell swims in the Pre-Nat group and has been coached by Adam, Spencer, Travis and Mike.
 

Bernie has been married to Morna for 19 years.  He graduated from Texas Tech University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.  He works as Senior Vice President of Noble Corporation and is a founding partner of an unrelated refining sector service company, Mass Technology.  When not working Bernie enjoys exploring new technology, staying fit, time with the family and a good round of golf. 

Kathy Moore

Secretary

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Kathy and her husband, Blake, have lived in Spring since 1999.  Their three boys, Carson, Landon and Harrison began swimming with their summer league team in 2011.  They soon saw many of their friends make the transition to year-round swimming with PACK, so they decided to join as well in the fall of 2013 at the ages of 11, 9 and 8.  Carson currently swims in the Pre-National group, while Landon and Harrison currently swim in the Junior-Elite group.  You can often find Kathy serving at PACK hosted meets at the Volunteer Check-In table and creating the SignUpGenius parent timer sign-ups for PACK away meets.  Blake has served as a USA official for PACK and an NWAL official for summer league. Kathy graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.  She taught for seven years as a Science Specialist at a math and science magnet elementary school, where she received the honor of Teacher of the Year for her school twice during those seven years.  She was also given the privilege of being named the Math Lead Teacher for her school her last two years of teaching.  Outside of her teaching career, Kathy served as President of her local chapter of an educational sorority in which she is still a member, and served on the District Council of the same sorority for twelve years where she held the offices of Treasurer, Secretary and Historian.  Most recently, Kathy served on her boys’ elementary school’s PTO Executive Board as Vice President of Membership for one year and Treasurer for three years.  Kathy enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and watching college football.

Penny Powell

At Large - Position 1

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Penny has been married to Matt since 1996.  They moved from Arizona to Spring in 2005. They have three children who all swim for PACK. Jacob swims in the National group, Joseph and Jessie swim in the Junior group.  We began competitive neighborhood swimming in 2008 and joined PACK in 2011.  Penny served on the Summer League Board for 6 years as Secretary.  She also served on the PTO Board at her children’s Elementary school for 10 years that included: Fundraising, Hospitality, Cultural Arts, Treasurer, and President. She currently serves as PACK’s Social Chair.   Penny currently works for KISD.  When not volunteering or working Penny enjoys spending time with her family on the lake, in the pool or at the beach.  

Chett Bell

At Large - Position 2

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Chett's initial exposure to swimming was in back in 2009 when his two oldest sons Chett and Chantz joined their neighborhood swim team. Becoming enamored with the sport, both sons joined PACK shortly after that summer league season, and have continued since. Chett and his wife Altovise both volunteer in many capacities with PACK. Chett appreciates the sport of swimming for many reasons and has seen first-hand through the growth of his own sons how swimming develops the complete individual.
 

Chett is a graduate of the University of New Orleans, class of 1995, with a BA in Communications and is currently employed by Superior Energy Services Inc as an Information Technology Manager.  Chett and Altovise are both natives of New Orleans and have made Spring, TX their home since 2005. He enjoys meeting people, watching football, reading, cooking and experiencing many cultures of the world through food.  When not at swimming events, he also enjoys Cub Scouting with his youngest son Chase and volunteering as den leader.

 

Demitrio Michelena

At Large - Position 3

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Demetrio has been married to Gloriana since 1999, and they have two children, Valentina and Alejandro.  They emigrated from Venezuela to the United States in 2010, currently live in Klein and became involved in swimming in 2011 when their children joined their neighborhood summer league swim team.  In 2012 their son Alejandro began swimming with PACK.  Alejandro currently swims in the Junior Elite group.

Demetrio graduated from the University of Zulia in Venezuela in 1994 and is a mechanical engineer with more than 23 years of experience in the oil field.  He has worked in many different countries such as the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina.

In the sports area, Demetrio belonged to the National Selection of JUDO of Venezuela in the category of 86 and 91 kg. He competed in different international competitions such as the Pan-American tournament, the Central American and the Caribbean tournament, South American tournaments and Latin American Invitationals.  Demetrio participated in the National JUDO Selection and was national champion in the category of 86 kg. for 4 consecutive years.  He was also a part of the university team and was the national university champion in the category of 86 kg. for 5 consecutive years.  Once retired as an athlete from the National selection of JUDO, Demetrio was physically preparing athletes for a tougher competition in Judo and Basketball.

Demetrio and Gloriana enjoy supporting their children in their many activities, but especially enjoy watching their daughter Valentina cheer for Klein Cain HS  and their son Alejandro at his swim competitions.

Derek Lund

At Large - Position 4

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Derek and his family have been involved in swimming for over 15 years starting with summer league.  Derek was actively involved in their neighborhood teams, serving as President and more recently starting a brand new team in Auburn Lakes this year.  Summer league soon evolved into joining year-round swim for all 3 kids.  Derek and his family were active members of TeamFins, where Derek was President and his wife, Lori, was fundraising chair.  They are looking forward to being PACK parents.

Derek is a 1996 graduate of UTMB-Galveston Physical Therapy program.  He has been with Sterling Ridge Orthopedics (SRO) in The Woodlands for 12 years and their CEO for the past three years.  Under his direction, SRO added a second location in Spring and expanded to over 75 employees.  Derek has always strived to serve others, whether it was his patients in therapy, swim teams, community or his family.

Derek and his wife Lori have been married 22 years.  They have 3 children – Lauren (19), Hunter (14), and Ryan (12) and 2 furry kids – Miley, their lab, and Toro, the German Shepherd.  When not at a swim board meeting, he enjoys watching the 2017 World Champion Astros.

Susan Rangel

At Large - Position 5

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Susan comes to PACK from TeamFINS after the teams merged in March 2018. Her professional background includes Human Resource Management & Recruiting for the Consulting & Accounting Industry.  While serving on the TeamFINS board, she was responsible for marketing and communication.  She also served as the invitational coordinator for the GLF Gators summer league team for 3 years.

Susan and her husband, Jose, have four children, Ema, Diego, Eric & Veronica.  Their  sons have swam competitively since they were 5 & 6.  Their oldest daughter was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome when she was 2 1/2 years old.  Susan has been involved for over 7 years as a parent advisor & advotate for Texas families affected by Rett.  During this role she has been responsible for organizing social & informational events and various fundraisers to include promotional events for the Jan & Dan Duncan Neurological Reserach Institute.