Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Jennifer Thompson Head Coach
Coach Jennifer has been with the team over 18 years working with various groups of all ages and abilities.  She has worked with the Novice, Age Group, High School and Masters.  Currently her main groups are Turtles and Dolphins, Bronze and Silver.  Her specialty is stroke mechanics for all 4 strokes.  She is a swimmer herself as well as an involved mother of 2 boys who both swim.
Leia Matern Assistant Coach, Masters

Leia is a long time swimmer starting as a youth, swimming in high school, college and with masters as well. She even swam for EA as a youth.  She now coaches our age group youth level and the 11:00 masters group in the summer. She is strong addition to the EA team!

Steve Johnson Assistant Coach

Steve Johnson founded Emerald Aquatics over 20 years ago and was it's second coach in 1998 and 1999. Previously Steve coached four other teams and was an assistant coach for Willamette High School for 16 years. Steve currently coaches the Gold and Senior groups for Emerald Aquatics. Steve remains an active masters swimmer and currently holds one masters world record and has held seven United States Masters records. Steve is a former university professor and holds a Ph.D.

Emily Puleio Assistant Coach
Board of Directors
Gina Dhom President
Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg Treasurer
Robyn Hagg-Dickens Secretary
Paula Sheridan Board Member-Youth
David Langan Board Member-Masters
Kristi Oster Board Member-Youth, Safe Sport