Abby was born in Mesa, Arizona. She is currently a Junior at a Mountain Ridge High School. She is an active member of the National Honors Society and the Freshman Mentor Program. Abby plays club volleyball and swims for her highschool. After high school, Abby plans to attend college to pursue a degree in physical therapy. In her spare time she likes to dance, swim, spend time with friends, and eat ice cream! As a former student at Hubbard Family Swim School, Abby wants to make sure to have the same positive impact on her students as her instructors had on her. She can’t wait to spread kindness to her students and their families!
Adam was born in Cottonwood, AZ and raised in Tucson and Phoenix, AZ. Adam attended college at NAU and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. He and his wife Megan, have been married for 4 years. They have 2 beautiful children, Marlee and Judah. He and his daughter actually share the same birthday! They have 1 dog, a Mini Dachshund, Ellie May, named after Ellie May Clampett from the Beverly Hillbillies. In his free time he enjoys traveling, camping, reading and cooking. He is passionate about serving his community and helping others. He met his wife while serving in the Children’s Ministry at CCV and has spent the last 5 years in vocational ministry. He previously worked for Hubbard Family Swim School from 2006 to 2012 and loved it so much he returned full time in November 2017. Adam loves being able to make a difference in the lives of children and their families. “Swimming is a vital skill when you live in AZ. Growing up in AZ my siblings and I were always in the pool and enjoyed family trips to the lake. Seeing kids develop that same love of the water is a rewarding job!”
Alyssa was born and raised in Peoria, Arizona. She graduated from Cactus High School and is currently attending Glendale Community College. Her family consists of 2 older brothers and a sister. She also has 3 dogs. She is passionate about children and animals and hopes to obtain a degree in Early Childhood Education or Veterinary Medicine. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and watching movies. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since December 2016. She loves the environment at Hubbard and the kids are so fun!
Ambar was born in Mexico and was there for some time before moving to Arizona. Ambar is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish! Ambar goes to Centennial high school is and is the Senator for Stuco, the event coordinator for NHS, the VP for CenRen, the Varsity swim team captain, and is the goal keeper for their soccer team! When Ambar has free time, Ambar likes to swim, hike, run, read, bake and hang out with friends. Ambar works at Hubbard because through the involvement in school and sports, Ambar has been fortunate enough to have genuine mentors/coaches and wants to pay it forward by helping mentor and coach others and felt Hubbard was the best place to do so! Ambar believes that having courage, commitment, and compassion will allow you to go beyond what you thought was possible for yourself! “Creating the best version of yourself is something that is important to me!”
Amber was born and raised in Arizona. In 2017, she graduated from Grand Canyon University with her Bachelors in nursing! Amber has held various roles at Hubbard since 2013, from an instructor in group classes and a little snapper teacher, to working the front desk and being a deck supervisor! Having a love for working with kids, Amber also works at an Elementary school as the school nurse. At the end of this year, Amber will be marrying her best friend! Together they love relaxing, taking adventures, watching Netflix and hanging out with their dog, McKinley. Amber works at Hubbard because she loves working with kids and loves being able to teach them a very important skill!
Andrew was born in Apple Valley, MN and raised in Phoenix, AZ. He went to North Canyon High School and then graduated from Arizona State University with a B.A. in Integrated Studies. He married his wife Hillary in November 2016 and baby Hazel joined the family in 2019 changing the lives of their 2 fur babies, Juniper who is a vizsla and Pappy who is a german shorthaired pointer.
In his spare time Andrew goes to a lot of concerts and enjoys hiking, backpacking, and car camping. He is always interested in trying new restaurants and is a huge Arizona Diamondbacks fan. He is passionate about music and plays the acoustic guitar and sings and has played at several restaurants and bars in Phoenix!
Andrew has been a part of the Hubbard family since August of 2007. He has held many jobs at Hubbard and is currently the General Manager of the Mesa Riverview location. He loves working at Hubbard because he gets to have fun with children while teaching them life saving skills. His future goal is to backpack the entire Pacific Crest Trail, or at least the Arizona Trail.
Andrew was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2010.
“Put your name on it” is a common phrase that you will hear from Ann Marie. She says it with pride because she has lived it for years and continues to do it as she works to improve and grow the Hubbard Family Swim Schools and Hubbard Sports Camps. She has put her heart and soul into the business that her parents, Bob and Kathy Hubbard, - founded years ago. She believes that the Hubbard camps and swim schools provide tremendous opportunities that impact the families in our communities and for swim school students and campers to learn healthy life skills in a fun, loving environment.
Ann Marie understands the importance of a strong business model while believing in the reason she is in business; to better the lives of children and impact staff. Ann Marie has been director of the Sports Camps since 1996 and helped her parents start the Hubbard Family Swim School in 1999. In 2004, she joined the Hubbard Family Swim School full time with her husband, Pat Sunderhaus. Ann Marie spends her summers focusing on the camps and at the swim school she helps with hiring, system development and guiding Bob, her dad. Ann Marie attended Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio where she earned her undergraduate degree in business. While at Xavier University, she excelled as the goalkeeper on the women’s soccer team, who were Atlantic 10 Champions her senior year. In 2015, she was inducted into the XU Hall of Fame for her accomplishments as a leader and a soccer player.
She continued her soccer career after college playing professionally with the Arizona Heatwave and the Cincinnati Ladyhawks. During that time she entered the coaching world, training youth teams and eventually finding her way back to Xavier University as the assistant coach for the women’s soccer team for four years. While coaching, she earned her Master’s Degree in Sports Administration. Ann Marie was born in Cincinnati but grew up in Phoenix. She is a graduate of St. Thomas the Apostle and Xavier College Prep. Ann Marie is married to Pat Sunderhaus, Regional Manager and Director of Operations at Hubbard Family Swim School. They are proud parents of Frank, Kevin, Molly and Travis, four great kids who love the water and a variety of sports. They love their family time and staying active.
Anna was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She attends North Phoenix Preparatory Academy, where she participates in volleyball and key club. Anna loves to travel and be outdoors, having done a road trip over the summer crossing 10 states. She works at Hubbard because she loves to swim and be with children.
Ashley was born and raised in San Diego, CA and moved to Phoenix, AZ one year ago! In 2012, Ashley graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Family Development. Ashley said that moving to Arizona has been an adventure! She moved here not knowing one person and is taking the opportunity to learn more about herself – but is looking forward to making new friends! Ashley enjoys exploring her new town and finding new restaurants. She is looking forward to the weather cooling down so she can hike the awesome trails that are in Arizona! Ashley loves the approach that Hubbard has with introducing children to water and teaching them the skills needed for life. Knowledge of water safety is super important to Ashley. Coming from San Diego and growing up on the beach, Ashley believes that when learning to swim, there is a WHOLE world to explore.
Austen was born and raised in the great state of Arizona and graduated from ASU with a degree in Business Entrepreneurship. He loves sports - playing or talking about them, and loves to play cards. Austen works at Hubbard because “ my best friend had recommended that I work here. Over time, I’ve developed a passion for teaching and making an impact in the lives everyone who walks through the door.” He plans to go back to school for his Masters and one day own a successful business. Austen joined Hubbard in January 2016.
Barbara is from Phoenix. She truly loves children of all ages and thinks it’s very important to always keep a positive attitude. Barbara has two fantastic grownup sons for whom she used to be a Cub Scout leader! Her favorite things to do are hiking, camping, cooking, and biking.
Ben was born and raised in Mesa, AZ. He graduated from Westwood High School. While in high school he was a member of the swim team, choir, orchestra, participated in a musical production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and participated in track and field on high jump and long jump.He also worked as a merit badge instructor at Camp Raymond for BSA teaching rowing and canoeing. After high school he served on a mission trip and lived in Chile for 2 years! He has a large family that consists of 7 kids! In his free time he enjoys playing the piano and cello, swimming, reading, playing video games and watching anime.
Ben is passionate about swimming and music. He has a personal goal to be swimming for the rest of his life and loves playing the piano for hours on end. His future plans are to attend ASU majoring in Computer Science and then continue to advance his career and provide for a family of his own. His family, church and friends are what is most important to him. He has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since May 2017. He works at Hubbard because he enjoys working with kids and the water.
Bob & Kathy founded Hubbard Family Swim School & Hubbard Sports Camps in 1998, a job that they are grateful for every day, and which has led to many professional presentations and positions including US Swim Schools Lifetime Achievement Award.
Bob’s highlights include growing up in NYC, ocean lifeguard, cheerleader, auctioneer, and music lover. His healthy passion is biking with a group of old guys that gets him out on most of the roads in Phoenix. Bob earned his undergraduate degree from Xavier University in psychology(1973) and a law degree from the University of Cincinnati (1976). He worked as a lawyer and as an executive in a variety of industries including homebuilding, life insurance and hotels.
Kathy’s highlights include NAUI scuba certified (1967), Olympic Trials (1968), XU Athletic Hall of Fame (1985) and living life with 8 children all involved in sports of some sort.
The 90’s found Bob and Kathy Hubbard in Phoenix, running Swim Programs and Summer Sports Camp at Phoenix Swim Club. In 1998 Bob and Kathy founded the first Hubbard Family Swim School location and Hubbard Summer Sports Camps.
Kathy and Bob are seasoned presenters of the Infant Toddler Workshops and the business and management aspects of the Learn To Swim business and are requested speakers throughout the USA and the world. They now have 4 swim schools with over 150 employees.
Bob and Kathy love to travel, learn and share their enthusiasm for the swim school industry. They have 8 children and 21 grandchildren.
PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS & POSITIONS
Breana was born in Illinois and moved to Arizona when she was 7. She is currently attending Willow Canyon High School, where she is active with swim and student council. Breana has been a participating in club swim for the last 9 years. Breana works at Hubbard because she loves teaching kids how to improve their swimming and their techniques.
Brenda was born and raised in Mesa, AZ. She studied theatre and dance, as well as helped found the Mos Eisley Base - at Star Wars Themed costume group. Brenda loves to read, watch TV and movies and write. She works at Hubbard because she has loved Hubbard since her daughter started as Little Snapper - “Everyone was so kind and the atmosphere was so positive. How blessed am I to get to work in such an awesome place?” For Brenda, family is most important and she tries to find the best in all parts of her life.
Brianna was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ where she attended Cactus High School and participated in Student Council and the COOP Program. She has three older siblings, two brothers and one sister. Brianna has been a Swim Instructor with Hubbard since May of 2015 and she chose to work with us because she enjoys working with little kids and she loves swimming! Brianna feels that the safety of children is extremely important. In her free time, Brianna likes to play soccer and listen to music.
Bridget was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She is currently a student at Xavier College Prep and is involved in Key club, Spanish club, and volunteers across the Valley! Bridget is also a summer Camp Counselor at Camp Hubbard! Bridget works at HFSS because she loves kids and wants to become a teacher! Bridget feels that HFSS will help her gain the experience she needs to be an AWESOME teacher! After high school, Bridget wants to go to NAU and major in Early Childhood Education and play lots of lacrosse. When asked what is important to her, Bridget said, “Family and friends, they are my everything!”
Brit was born and raised in Arizona. She is currently enrolled at GCC working on her Associates degree in Early Childhood Education. Her next goal is to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She has a twin sister named Brec and yes, they have played tricks on people! Her favorite hobby is singing and she has been practicing since she was little. She also loves to play any type of sport even if she is not good at it. In her spare time she likes to go hiking and go on any type of adventures with friends and family. One of her favorite vacations so far has been her trip to Poland. She went for two weeks with a girls group she was singing with. They were on tour and technically working but it was an amazing experience that she will never forget.
In high school she played volleyball, soccer, track and field and choir. She also helped coach soccer with her mom when she was not playing sports. She has a pitbull named Jax that is her baby and she has had since 4th grade. She is passionate about making people happy. Whether it is through teaching or music she just wants to impact people in a positive way. Her future goal is to move to Hawaii and become an elementary school teacher. They are in desperate need for teachers there and she would like to help and live like she is on vacation. She has been working for Hubbard since January 2014 and wears many hats there. She can be seen in the snack bar, daycare and in the water teaching swim lessons.She loves working for Hubbard and impacting children’s lives in a positive way. She feels it is such a blessing to teach them life survival skills.
Brooke was born in Portland, Oregon where she lived for 18 years. She met her husband in Southern California and then moved to Southern Idaho, until they moved to Phoenix, Arizona!
Brooke attended Mt. SAC college and got her associates in Kinesiology. Her dream was to become a dietitian, but over the years fell in love with Hiring and recruiting. I recently had a baby but plan to go back and finish my degree in Business focusing on Human Resources.
Brooke grew up with a single mom. “To this day, she is still my very best friend. Growing up I played on a travel softball team. Almost all of my memories from the age of 7-17 consist of summers spent in different states, weekend spent on the fields, and weekdays after school training. I currently am training for a marathon. So, running is definitely my thing! I also enjoy hiking, swimming, anything outdoors, and cooking!
After I had my daughter I found out about Hubbard Swim from an online blog that I had read. I did my crazy mom research about Hubbard and found that this would be a great fit for us! I have grown to love the company, their core values, and the skills that they have taught my daughter (and me!). The core values also reflect my core values that I have for myself and my family making it a very comforting and enjoyable environment to be and grow in!”
Carlos was born in Monterey Park, CA and was raised in El Paso, TX. He then moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 2001 after graduating high school. Carlos graduated college with an associate degree in Arts and Humanities. During this time, he began taking Flamenco dancing classes. He began dancing all throughout Arizona, later moving to New Mexico to study under YJASTROS, the largest Flamenco Repertoire Company in the nation. Carlos was asked to dance for CHARO in 2009 and moved to Las Vegas to perform at the “La Cage” Theatre at the Rivera Hotel. Carlos is the founder and Executive Director of Phoenix World Arts Collective – a nonprofit organization focusing on bringing awareness to the world of arts found in our community. Carlos loves working at Hubbard because he loves the family atmosphere and absolutely loves working with children and teaching life skills. The most important thing to Carlos is being sincere and appreciative for every day, also making sure to appreciate those around you who make time for you!
Carmella was born and raised in Phoenix and has also lived in California. She attended Apollo High School where she played water polo and was on the swim team. She also attended Phoenix College and Scottsdale Community College. Carmella's family consists of her brother, her sister and her husband, Paul.
Carmella enjoys reading, drawing, surfing and paddle boarding. Family is very important to her. Carmella works at Hubbard because she loves helping people to overcome fears and accomplish lifelong skills.
Carmella was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2015
Caroline was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. She moved to Arizona to attend Grand Canyon University, where she is majoring in Elementary Education with a Spanish minor. Caroline loves to surf, hike and snowboard - anything adventurous or outdoors! She is the oldest of five girls and loves traveling and seeing the world. Caroline works at Hubbard because she has a passion for teaching children.
Carrie is a Phoenix native. She attended Xavier College Preparatory for High School and NAU and ASU for college. She and her husband Mike, have 5 children ages 14-25. Carrie is the oldest of 9 children! Growing up in a big family has instilled a sense of family being a priority.
In her spare time Carrie enjoys hiking, making photo books of her family's adventures, attending an occasional book club with friends and most of all traveling with family. “We hit the beach whenever we can and travel to great places we can hike.” Carrie works at Hubbard because of its family environment and she truly believes how important swim lessons are for kids.
Cassio is from New York City. Cassio’s family includes his wife of 41 years, Noel, their two children Tara and Cassio, both teachers and their 6 grandchildren (Chase, Rylan, Aviana, Adelyn and a baby to show up in Sept). He worked for the City of Phoenix Aquatics for 22 years as a WSI and LGT Instructor, and pool manager. Cassio is a retired high school teacher of 36 years,currently teaches for Rio Salado Community College and is an assistant soccer coach for Goldwater High, where his son is the head coach. He enjoys scuba diving, juggling, running triathlons, rooting for his LA Dodgers and traveling. This past year included a trip to the Galápagos Islands.
Cassio was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2009 and currently helps the Hubbard program by teaching Lifeguard Training to staff.
Chad was born and raised in Arizona. He is currently a senior at Horizon High school and is on the swim team. He has one younger brother, Chase.
Chad enjoys swimming and traveling. He has been to 10 countries. Having fun and being close to friends and family is very important to him. He works at Hubbard because he enjoys working with kids.
Chelsea grew up in Peoria, Arizona and attended NAU in Flagstaff, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She enjoys hiking and throwing pottery on the wheel. Chelsea is also loves DIY - whether it is upcycling furniture or building new pieces from scratch. She grew up swimming and has always been drawn to the water. Chelsea loves working with children and making a difference where she can.
Christopher was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. He graduated from Paradise Valley High School where he participated in marching, concert and jazz band all four years. He was also on Varsity Swim all four years at PVHS! Chris has been a Swim Instructor with Hubbard Family Swim School since April 2015. He is an only child and lives at home with his mother. Chris feels that a job, no matter how small, should better the world in some way. He really enjoys working with children for many reasons, one of the greatest things about them is that they have a refreshing outlook on life.
Clara grew up in Phoenix, AZ and lived in Hawaii for a time. She attended Cactus High School and was at Grand Canyon University before moving to Hawaii. Clara loves hiking and anything outdoors - her family used to go to Florida every single year and she fell in love with the ocean. Clara has been with Hubbard for over four years because she’s “super passionate about working with children and families especially in the water! I think water safety is so important and once a child is comfortable and independent in the water it really opens up so many doors!”
Courtney was born in Lemoore, California and moved to Los Angeles for college at Loyola Marymount University. She studied Business Management and walked on to the LMU Water Polo Team! After graduation she moved to Phoenix, AZ. She is the oldest of 3 children, and has a younger brother and sister. She loves working with children, both in the pool and out, as well as photography. She hopes to make a difference in children’s lives whether it be teaching them to love water or something outside the pool. She has been a swim instructor and deck supervisor with Hubbard Family Swim School since September 2017. She enjoys working at Hubbard because the core values are something we should all try to achieve everyday and of course the kids! “I want to be able to incorporate those values not only at work but in everyday life.”
Danielle was born and raised in New Hampshire and moved to Phoenix, AZ in 2015. She attended Colorado Technical University for college and received a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Cyber Security. She is currently pursuing her MBA with a concentration in Human Resources. She has been married to her husband, an Army Veteran, for 10 years and they share a son together. Her son swims at Hubbard and was just moved up to a Hammer Head! In her free time she enjoys kayaking with her husband and son and collects Wonder Woman items. She is very passionate about her family which includes a cat, 3 dogs and a ton of fish! She was drawn to working at Hubbard because of the family feel and the support that each employee provides to each other.
Daven was born and raised in Arizona. He is attending Mesa Community College, focusing on Early Childhood Development, and plans to transfer to ASU. Daven enjoys reading, going on trips and making art. He works at Hubbard because he loves working with kids and being a part of their social/cognitive development. For Daven, “having a positive impact on the people and world around me is incredibly important. I want to lift up the people around me and create a better place for the next generation.”
Deb was born and raised in Pueblo Colorado before moving to Phoenix. She is married with 5 wonderful kids and blessed with 4 amazing grandkids! "Life is good!" Deb has been with Hubbard Family Swim School since August of 2000. She has an education background in child development, physical fitness, and an associate's degree in business. She has competed as a tri-athlete and enjoys mountain climbing, backpacking, running and photography. Learning and teaching is her life's passion and these come to life in the water and the wilderness. Her teaching philosophy is: To teach, inspire, motivate, and encourage all children and parents. NEVER underestimate anyone's ability!
Deb was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher awards in 2004.
Ed was born in Phoenix and is the baby of a family of six – four boys and two girls. Ed studied Early Childhood Development in college; which comes in handy when teaching his students. Ed taught swim lessons in Australia from 2002-2003. Ed was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2004.
His teaching philosophy is to find and expect the best out of each student while encouraging individuality. He enjoys volleyball, building anything, and hanging out with his wife Christine and their 5 children.
Emma was born and raised in Arizona. She loves spending time with her family, and has three younger siblings who are all very close. She will be finishing her senior year in high school, where she takes part in sand volleyball and academic decathlons. She has played indoor and sand volleyball competitively for 5 years! Emma is an avid reader and will be attending ASU in the fall studying Speech and Hearing.. She works for Hubbard because she loves working with kids and knows her actions can touch the lives of others in positive ways.
Emma was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Emma has lived in several different states, including Oregon, Colorado, Maryland, Nevada, and Arizona. At her High School, Emma is the captain of her swim team. She also participates in HOSA, NHS, and Be a Leader Club. Emma spends her free time reading and swimming! You can also find her hanging out with her 4 dogs; Twix, Snickers, York, and Reeses. Last year Emma had the opportunity to travel to Europe- touring France and Britain with her friends through EF tours. After High School Emma wants to go to college, where she plans on majoring in Nursing. Emma works at Hubbard because she really enjoys being in the water as well as working with kids!
Erick has recently joined HFSS as our IT Assistant! He is excited about this opportunity because he feels it's a good opportunity for him to get a hands on experience working with tech and also being in a professional environment. Erick was born and raised in Arizona. Erick attends ASU, where he is studying Cyber Security. His goal for the future is to graduate from college and to pursue a degree in the cyber-security field. Erick’s hobbies include playing sports, such as soccer and football. He also enjoys writing computer programs in his spare time - which makes him a great IT assistant! He has two dogs, Toro and Daisy. Erick says that being the best person he can be and living his life to the fullest is what is important to him!
Erin was born and raised in Farmington, New Mexico. She graduated from college with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with a minor in Linguistics. She also obtained an Associates of Arts in Baking and Patisserie. Prior to having her first son she worked as a baker in some of the finest restaurants in Phoenix. She married her husband in 2013 and had her son, Oliver, 2 years later. Her second son, Asher, joined the family in 2018. Her family also includes 2 dogs, Henry and Daisy. In her spare time she enjoys baking, hiking in the mountains and reading.
Growing up music and swimming were an important part of her life and she is enjoying introducing her sons to both! In high school she was on the swim team, theater, musical theater, band and choir. Her future goals include growing her family, teaching her children and establishing a career that helps her do that. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since September 2016 and feels it is a great environment that teaches important life skills. “ Being able to work somewhere that offers a true service to others is rare and is a blessing.”
Erin is from Phoenix and graduated from Xavier College Prep in 2001. She competed in swimming at Penn State University and graduated with a major in English and Journalism and then taught kindergarten in VA for a year.
Erin’s hobbies include hiking, outdoor activities, working out and hanging with family. Erin ‘s family includes husband Craig, son Cannon, daughters Quinn and Marlow and a spoilt cockapoo named Jack! “My goal with every lesson I teach is to make the kids smile and laugh. I want the kids to love to come to Hubbard to learn to swim.”
Erin was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2008.
Erin was born and raised in Phoenix. She graduated from Shadow Mountain High School. Erin is the oldest of three with two younger brothers. She is very close with her family.
Erin is an avid traveler. She also enjoys paddle boarding, painting, drawing and anything related to art. Family is very important to her. She prides herself in her family values and is happiest when spending time with family. Erin works at Hubbard because she enjoys the positive energy from the students and staff.
She received the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2016.
Erynn was born in Dallas, TX and raised in Glendale, she also lived in Prescott for five years. She graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University wit a BS in Global Security and Intelligence Studies and with a minor in Criminal Psychology. She is an only child. Her family consists of her boyfriend and their beautiful son, Jax, and their whippet mix dog, Layla.
Erynn loves adventure. She enjoys swimming, hiking, world travel, and exploring different cultures. Her favorite places to visit are Italy, Ireland, Austria, and Austin, TX. Family, friends, and having a positive attitude are very important to her. She works at Hubbard because she loves the fun family environment. She enjoys making kids smile and have a great time while they learn new skills. She also loves the positive energy from the kids and staff.
Faith recently joined us at Hubbard Family Swim School and is excited to begin her journey here! Faith was born in San Diego, California! She only lived there for a few year before her family moved to Arizona. She still makes sure to go visit her friends and family in San Diego every year! Faith graduated from Willow Canyon High School then attended NAU to study bio-med. After a year of studying bio-med, she found a new passion and began her journey studying Childhood Development and Education. She dreams of being a kindergarten teacher, and will hopefully get the chance to work in a classroom for children with special needs. Faith believes that there is so much you can learn from kids and cannot wait for the day she gets to work with them in an educational environment. Faith started out as a lifeguard at 16 years old and found herself really enjoying being around the water. She knew from that point on that she wanted to make a difference. Faith believes that no matter who you are, there is always a sense of respect being portrayed- whether it's with a stranger, a coworker, a kiddo, and adult, anyone. We all deserve respect and a smile. It makes Faith feel great to know that she is having a positive impact on someone.
Gabrielle was born and raised in Long Island, NY. She graduated from St. Joseph’s University with a BA in Secondary Education. She furthered her education at Stony Brook where she received a Masters Degree in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Math. She was a teacher for two years in New York and developed a passion for sharing knowledge in a fun way! She believes getting the children to have fun while they are learning ensures they will succeed. She comes from a family of three children that includes an older brother and younger sister. Her hobbies include traveling, photography, camping and cooking. Since moving to Arizona, she has made it her goal to travel to the surrounding areas as much as possible including California, Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Colorado. Gabrielle has been at Hubbard since February 2016 and wears many hats that include: swim instructor, Booking Center, Site Supervisor and Assistant General Manager at Riverview. She loves Hubbard for the family values of the business!
Grace was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She attended Bourgade Catholic High School where she was a member of the swim and basketball teams and performed in the Fall Play and Spring Musicals. She is currently attending Grand Canyon University and Majoring in Early Childhood Education and is part of a mentor program within her degree. She is the fifth of five children born from two amazing parents. All of her siblings have worked for Hubbard Family Swim School or Sports Camps! “My sister, Melissa, started the 'tradition', and we all followed! My oldest brother, Kyle started the camp tradition; I was even one of his campers for a day! Zach and his wife are one of the "Hubbard couples," and they were just blessed with their second child! My closest brother, Jake, just graduated from GCU, where he swam for four years.” She has been a counselor at Hubbard Sports Camp for three years and is continuing on with the swim school.
Grace grew up very active and continues that into her current life. She enjoys adventures, climbing trees and driving with no specific destination. Her life revolves around her family and friends as she believes it should. Her future goal is to become a Preschool teacher, and run a school that partners with a nursing home for the elderly. “That way, I can educate the next generation, while putting smiles on the faces of the generation that educated me.” She is passionate about working with children because she wants to help them grow into the people they aspire to become. “I think it's important to treat kids the way they should be treated when they are grown. If you treat kids like they are the kindest, smartest, most amazing people in the world, then that is who they will grow up to be. So that is what I do.”
Grace was born and raised in Arizona and is currently pursuing a Marketing Degree at ASU. She was a competitive swimmer and enjoys spending time with family and friends. One of her favorite vacations is with family to Dana Point, CA, where they spend the whole vacation on the beach and participating in the annual buoy swim.
Hannah was born in Melbourne, FL but was raised in Laurel, Montana. She attended high school at Highland Senior High School where she played Varsity Volleyball and was a Cheerleader. She is the middle child of 2 brothers and 2 sisters and has one daughter, Hartley. In her free time she enjoys cooking, baking and reading. She is passionate about instilling a love for books and reading in her daughter. She reads to her everyday and believes all parents should start reading to their children at a young age. Her future goal is to return to school and get her BSN. She first came to Hubbard Family Swim School with her daughter in a Baby Splash class and fell in love with the positive environment at Hubbard. She now teaches Little Snapper and group classes!
Izzy was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and attends Sunnyslope highschool. Since Izzy was little she has been apart of a gymnastics and swim team. At Sunnyslope high school Izzy works as a peer tutor for the intellectually disabled classes. After high school Izzy plans to graduate from college, get married, and start her own family! Family being very important to Izzy, she states that she is very dedicated to them! This includes her 3 siblings, her 2 dogs, and her cat! Izzy works at Hubbard because she loves being around kids and swimming, “Why not combine the two to make the perfect job!”
Izzy was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and is currently a sophomore at Pinnacle High School. She is a member of student government, the mental health awareness club and played volleyball for eight years. Izzy looks forward to college and having the opportunity to travel as much as possible. Izzy works at Hubbard because she loves working with kids and the vibe at Hubbard is positive and fun!
Jane was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She is #9 of 11 children! She loved growing up in a big family. They often headed for the waves at Santa Monica Beach and all grew up swimming, diving and some even did water ballet! They enjoyed singing as a family and once appeared at the Hollywood Bowl! She and her husband Steve have 4 children who are all on their way to becoming adults. Their children all grew up swimming for the Marlins swim team at PCDS here in Phoenix and all swam for Arcadia High School. Every summer she and her siblings, and their husbands and wives carry on the family tradition and head to the beach and let the 26 cousins jump the waves.
She has been a CASA (court appointed special advocate) for the past 6 years. She has had 6 children, one at a time, from extremely sad, tragic and unbelievable circumstances. “I have found it rewarding and challenging to connect with each child, to inspire and encourage, love,develop patience and more love.” She also has a therapy dog, Lola that she takes to Crisis Nursery and Good Samaritan Hospital to visit patients. “It's been very rewarding and fun to see people engage with her and experience a little happiness, even if it's for a few minutes.” She is passionate about her family and enjoys having her children (and their little ones) support one another. “I love seeing the good in them and watch them face challenges in their lives with hope and faith.” Her goal for the future is to learn all she can at Hubbard Family Swim School. It is important to her to have a positive attitude working with children and adults. She finds satisfaction in seeing kids have confidence and love for the water.
Jared was born and raised in California. He recently moved to Phoenix, AZ to attend ASU and major in Criminal Justice. In High School he was a member of the swim team and swam the Butterfly and the Individual Medley. Growing up he had many pets and currently has a cat, pond full of Koi and a few Parakeets. He one day hopes to have a dog. His future goal is to become a Federal Agent. Specifically a member of the Criminal Investigation Division. He also has a goal of climbing Machu Picchu this Summer. He has been a swim instructor with Hubbard Family Swim School since August 2017. He first came to Hubbard because swimming is something he is passionate about. “After my continuous interview, I realized how good it felt to make even a small difference in a person’s life and how fun it was to do so. I am honestly very grateful that I was given the opportunity to work for the Hubbard Family Swim School.”
Jeff was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. He graduated high school from Cactus where he swam varsity and performed in theater. He is currently attending Paradise Valley Community College. In the future he hopes to be a Marine Researcher. One of his favorite hobbies is is surfing, in California of course not here in the desert. He also loves fish, but not eating them! His family consists of his little brother Aiden, mom, dad and dogs Stinky and Tyde. He plans on returning to Australia someday to dive and further explore the Great Barrier Reef.
He has been a swim instructor and Deck Supervisor at Hubbard since December 2014. He loves making the world a better place! Whether it be through swim lessons, studying the ocean, or picking up a piece of trash that someone left. He loves working at Hubbard because he loves the sport of swimming, but because of the kids as well. “There is a capacity here at Hubbard to teach way more than a swim lesson, and I have found that is the best part.”
Jessie is an Arizona native. She graduated from North Canyon High School in 2001. Jessie has been teaching swim lessons and coaching swim teams since 1998 with the City of Phoenix, Shadow Mountain HS, North Canyon HS, private lessons in Flagstaff and of course Hubbard Family Swim Sschool.
You can find Jessie in the water teaching at 32nd street, or Managing the Booking Center.
Jessie was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2010.
Judy has been the bookkeeper for the Hubbard Family Swim School since 2009. She was born in Portland but has lived in Phoenix for most of her life. She is married and has 2 adult children. In her free time she enjoys trying new locally owned restaurants and traveling.
Julianna was born and raised in West Virginia and attended Grove City College with a degree in Elementary Education. After graduation, Julianna joined AmeriCorps and was assigned to a one year placement with Boys Hope Girls Hope in Phoenix. After finishing her year with AmeriCorps, Julianna decided she did not want to leave Phoenix. She has been here for 10 years. A fun fact about Julianna is that he has been to Guatemala 11 times to volunteer at the orphanages! In her free time you can find her hiking, traveling, and doing anything where she can take in nature. Respect, excellent communication, follow through, health, her friends and family, and good food is what is important to Julianna!
Kaitlyn was born and raised in Arizona and graduated from North High School. She loves spending time with her family and friends. Family is important and she works to spend as much time with them as possible. Kaitlyn is working on learning ASL. Kaitlyn works for Hubbard because she loves kids and loves being part of the Hubbard Family!
Kalea was born in Monterey, California! She then shortly lived in Oregon before her and her family moved to Phoenix where she spent most of her childhood. Kalea currently attends BASIS Peoria and will graduate this year! She is still deciding where she wants to attend college but knows that she wants to major in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. At school Kalea is the President of the student mentoring program, a member of NHS, as well as is a member of the Spanish National Honor Society! At her Church, she is a kid’s coach! Kalea works at Hubbard because she loves investing in other people, especially kids! She wants to help create a fun, safe environment for students to become comfortable around water and eventually, avid swimmers! Kalea’s future goal is to attend medical school and become a full time Medical missionary.
Kara was born and raised in Eau Claire, WI. While in the air force she lived in several places including Texas, Virginia, Mississippi, Alaska and North Carolina. She graduated for Eau Claire Memorial High school. She received her degree in avionic system technology from the Community College of the Air Force. She is married to her best friend and has four beautiful children who all swim at Hubbard.
One of her hobbies is obedience training and working with neglected animals. She enjoys riding horses, baking, swimming, bike riding, camping, hiking, fishing and archery. She is active with the arthritis foundation as two of her children have Ankylosing Spondylitis. Also she is active with the youth group at her church. She is also a lover of the arts. The most important things in her life are her family, God and always setting a good example. She works at Hubbard because as a parent she fell in love with the environment. She loves that she can work with kids and be excited in the morning to see what challenge may be put in front of her.
Karen has worked for the Hubbard Family Swim School since February 1999. She fell in love with Hubbard’s Core Values and that they treat everyone as family! She helps all your little ones register and check in for their swim classes. Karen was born in Phoenix (an actual Phoenician!) and previously worked at American Express for 19 years.
Karen is married to Peter (33 years!) they have two wonderful sons and daughter in laws. Brad and Danielle and Kyle and Christy. Brad and Danielle have blessed her with two awesome grandchildren, Brady and Avery. Karen and her family have many hobbies, including camping, hiking, traveling and swimming.
Katelyn was born and raised in Long Beach, CA. She came to AZ to attend GCU and loved it so much has moved back with her entire family! She graduated from GCU with a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Physical Education. She is currently finishing up her Masters Degree in Elementary Education through GCU and will be graduating in December. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since June 2016. Her hobbies include reading, DIY projects and her dog. She and her family watch a variety of sports together but swim is her all time favorite. She loves spending time with her family and friends and is very much involved with her church. Swimming has been a huge part of her life. She loves teaching, but teaching swim lessons is where her heart is.
Katie was born and raised in the Glendale/Phoenix area. She graduated from ASU in 2014 with her bachelor’s degree in communications and is a proud Sun Devil! Katie joined our team in 2019 as an Executive Assistant. In her free time, Katie enjoys running and fitness. She is currently studying to take the CPT exam to become a certified personal trainer. Katie said that she decided to work at Hubbard because the atmosphere was friendly and welcoming – it was exactly the type of environment she was looking for. When asked what was important to her, Katie said, “Family and friends!”
Kaylynne was born in Colorado Springs, moved to D.C. when she was 2 while her mom attended Georgetown and moved to Phoenix at age 4. She is currently attending Ironwood High School with dual enrollment at Glendale Community College. In her free time she loves going to concerts and has attended over 20! She also enjoys traveling and playing the piano. Her future plans are to attend college and study Cyber Security and Psychology. Her family, friends and achieving her goals are most important to her. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard Family Swim School since January 2018. She was drawn to Hubbard because she loves learning new things and helping others. Kaylynne learned to swim at Hubbard and was excited at the opportunity to work for a company that influenced her so much.
Kaytlin was born and raised in Peoria, AZ. She is currently attending Liberty High School where she is a member of the Varsity Cheer Team and NHS. Her family consists of her brother, sister, two dogs, a cat, two hamsters and a hedgehog! In her free time she loves to dance and babysit her little cousin. She is passionate about her cheer team and being the best person she can be. Her future goal is to attend college and pursue her dream of becoming an Orthopedic Surgeon. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard Family Swim School since February 2018. “I love working with kids and saving lives is very important to me and being able to do it everyday is the best part of my day.”
Kendall was born in Phoenix, Arizona and lived here until she was 10 years old. She then moved with her family to San Diego, CA where she spent 6 years before moving back to Arizona. At her high school, Kendall plays basketball. After high school, Kendall hopes to go out of state to law school! In her free time, you will find Kendall playing basketball, hanging out with friends, or at the pool. The water is her happy place! Kendall grew up surfing with her family and together, they travel to new spots every year to surf. Kendall’s new favorite spot was a recent trip they went on to Scorpion Bay, a spot deep in Mexico at the tip of the Baja. Kendall’s favorite thing to do is night surf. The water has fluorescent algae that lights up when you move over the water. Kendall told us that, “it feels like something out of a dream!” Kendall learned how to swim at Hubbard! Kendall is excited to now have the roles reversed. She wants to be able to give back and share the same passion as the former employees did for her and her siblings.
Kendall was born in Tacoma, Washington, but moved here to Phoenix, Arizona, when she was six months old.
Kendall is attending Horizon High School and plans on attending Boise State University to become a nurse or occupational therapist. She is involved in National Honors Society, Society of Women's Scholars, Food and Fellowship, and often does community service at Feed My Starving Children and Phoenix Children's Hospital.
“I love to travel and I enjoy photography. I am a very outdoorsy person and love to go on adventures such as hiking and going off trail to explore. I have a passion for music and love to find new artists. My family, friend, and my mental health are important to me. I strongly believe in maintaining healthy relationships with my parents and my friends who are the reason I am who I am today. “
Kristi was born in Chandler, AZ and grew up in Mesa and Gilbert. She attended Mesquite High School and graduated with an Associates Degree of Applied Science from Chandler Gilbert Community College. Kristi is the oldest of three and has two beautiful children with her husband, Ryan. She is an outdoors person who loves camping, hiking and white water rafting. She also loves music and can play multiple instruments. Kristi works at Hubbard because she loves working with kids and always loved the environment at Hubbard.
Always up for an adventure, Kristiana enjoys traveling and exploring new places as well as anything active and outdoors with her husband and little guy. Most important to her in life is her family and faith.
Kristina was born and raised in Peoria, Arizona and is currently attending GCC in the ultrasound technician program. She enjoys hiking - one of her favorite trips was with her family to the Tonto Natural Bridge. Her friends and family are very important of her life. She has a younger brother and four young cousins she loves spending time with. Kristina loves interacting with kids and being in the water and has been with Hubbard since May 2018.
Kyle recently moved to Phoenix from Chicago. Kyle was born and raised in Chicago, attending Saint Charles East high school and Elgin Community College. Also during his time in Chicago, Kyle worked as a swim instructor. He knew that when he made the move to Arizona that he wanted to continue to work as a swim environment! Kyle currently attends Phoenix College- with the goal of transferring to ASU next year. Being new to Arizona, Kyle is remaining active, like playing waterpolo, to meet new people! Being so far away from home for Kyle is hard, but he stated, “Hubbard feels like home, which has made the transition easier for me." Being happy is what is most important to Kyle. He always strives to be happy in whatever he is doing.
Kyle was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. He graduated from Sunnyslope High School in 2015. He is currently attending Phoenix College and plans on attending ASU for Sports Business. He has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since June 2016. He has a very active and fit family that is always playing sports.
His favorite superhero is Batman and he loves watching sports, working out, doing cross-fit and making kids smile whenever he sees any. His family and making others smile is what gets him through his day! He loves working at Hubbard because he loves being around kids and making them laugh and happy.
Kylie was born in Tucson and moved to Flagstaff when she started college. Kylie graduated from NAU in 2010 with a degree in early childhood and special education. Kylie and her husband Mike have 2 wonderful children a son named Andrew and daughter named Alyssa.
Kylie loves hiking and spending time with her family. Her family and her children are very important to her. She loves Hubbard because it is a great, caring environment where she had the opportunity to teach kids new skills. Kylie even moved to Charlotte, NC and continues to work for Hubbard remotely!
Laura was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. She is currently a nursing student attending Mesa Community College for her ADN and Upper Iowa University for my BSN. She will graduate from MCC in May of 2020 and UIU December of 2020. Her future goal is to become a pediatric nurse. Laura’s extra curricular activities at the moment consist of studying, studying, and more studying! However, when she is not studying you can find Laura paddle boarding and kayaking on the Salt River, going to theme parks, and whenever she gets the chance, she loves to go snorkeling! Laura works at Hubbard because she loves working with kids and wanted an opportunity to make a difference in their lives. The most important thing to Laura is family. She also believes that it is important to teach kids water safety and help them build the confidence that comes with swim lessons, “I want to leave a positive trace on this world!”
Lena was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She has only moved away one time for 6 months and that was to go work at Disney World in Orlando! Lena graduated from XCP in 2005 and attended U of A for one year before leaving for her internship at Disney World. After her internship, she arrived back to Phoenix and decided to attend Penrose Academy, where she received her cosmetology license. Lena worked at Hubbard for 10 years before starting her career as a hairstylist. Hubbard is home to Lena. It was her first job and has remained to keep a special place in her heart! Lena is excited to be back (she always knew she would be!) and is ready to make an impact with the kids. Making a difference is important to Lena. She grew up in the water and appreciate it – never having feared it! She believes that it is important to create that relationship and love for the water with the kiddos!
Lilyann was born in Alaska but grew up in Arizona. She is a student at McClintock High School, where she is on the swim team and participates in photography. Lilyann loves music, especially records because they are so authentic and different. She plans to attend ASU and study physiology when she is done with high school. Lilyann’s family and friends, as well as her future, is most important to her. She likes to work at Hubbard because she can learn new things. Lilyann has been with Hubbard since April 2018.
Lizzie is from Phoenix. She graduated from ASU with a degree in Elementary Education. In addition to school and work she does ministry work with 8th graders and high school students at Sts. Simon & Jude. She has been teaching at Hubbard Swim School since the Spring of 2001; she is both a swim instructor and deck supervisor. Her family includes her husband Simon, Mom, Dad, two brothers and one sister.
Lizzie was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2006.
Lizzie was born in Minnesota and lived there for 9 years before moving to Arizona. She graduated from Cactus HS in 2013. She was on the HS swim team and involved in Young Life and FCA. Lizzie is a Swim Instructor and works the Front Desk at Hubbard. Her family includes Mom, Dad, older brother and younger sister, a cat and dog and her grandparents. In her spare time she likes to read and horseback ride. Lizzie loves the color purple and Jesus. She has taught Sunday school for over 5 years. She is a funny, energetic person who loves working with and teaching children.
Lizzie was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2014
Loralee has worked for the Hubbard Family Swim School since Spring 2001. She is a Phoenix native. She has worked in her family’s business, PJ’s Flowers and for America West Airlines. Hubbard Family Swim School is her favorite!
Loralee is married to Dave, a paramedic for the City of Phoenix Fire Dept. They have three wonderful daughters; Kati, Bailey and Mackenzie and two Granddaughters, who Loralee says are perfect. Her hobbies include her family, tennis, glass blowing and stained glass, spending time on her boat or going to the beach. She is also acquiring her pilot’s license in her spare time.
Loralee was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2005.
Luke was born and raised in Arizona and is a senior at Liberty High School. After graduation, he plans to attend college and become a Special Needs teacher. Luke has 10 siblings and the whole family loves to swim. Luke works at Hubbard because he loves kids and loves watching them learn and grow as swimmers and people.
Maddie was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She currently attends Paradise Valley Community College and plans to attend medical school. Maddie has worked at Hubbard for almost 4 years. She is primarily a swimming instructor, but you will also see her at the front desk and the snack bar! In her free time, Maddie enjoys reading and painting! She also enjoys going out and trying new foods! Maddie says that she works at Hubbard because the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. She feels like she has a home at Hubbard due to the amazing staff who are constantly pushing each other to reach their goals. Working with the kids has always been extremely rewarding to Maddie. She loves to see them learn and grow! When asked what is important to her, Maddie said, “Ambition!” She believes that if you have ambition, you have the tools to achieve whatever you set your mind to!
I am currently a student at Xavier College Preparatory.
I love playing tennis, traveling to new places, and hanging out with my friends. On weekends I often do charity work as part of my commitments as a member of the National Charity League.
Hubbard was a big part of my life growing up. I enjoy swimming and helping others, so I thought this would be a perfect job for me.
After Xavier want to go to college in California and study medicine for either animals or people.
I prioritize school over most things, besides family and friends. I like to keep my work organized and be on top of my grades. I find this important for my future.
Maggie was born in Flagstaff, AZ and grew up in Phoenix, AZ. She is attending NAU, majoring in Fitness Wellness with minors in Biology and Psychology. She is involved with the Exercise Science club, Pre-Occupational Therapy club and a church organization. When not in class, Maggie enjoys hiking, adventuring, and learning about the diverse planet we live in. She works at Hubbard because of her love for the water and passion for swimming. Her goal is to become an aquatic occupational therapist, as she loves helping people and believes water has healing properties that can aid everyone. Maggie has been a swim instructor for Hubbard since 2015.
Margo was born in California and moved to Arizona when she was 3 years old. Margo attended McClintock high school and then pursued a Kinesiology degree at Mesa Community College. In her free time, you can find Margo lifting weights, swimming, fishing, and traveling to cool places! She also enjoys playing card games and board games with family and friends. Margo recently joined the Hubbard Family as a swim instructon. If you call Hubbard's booking center, you might also get the chance to speak to Margo since she has recently joined the booking center/customer service team! Margo has enjoyed teaching kids how to swim and loves all the fun that they are able to have while learning! Margo enjoys the welcoming environment and is “so glad to have joined the team!" Marog stated that she loves taking on a challenage and being able to handle anything life throws at her!
Marylu enjoys helping run the snack bar here at the Hubbard Swim School. She has been married for 27 years and has two adult sons and two grandchildren. When she is not helping kids pick out snacks, she enjoys camping, hiking and spending time with her family.
Matt was born in Louisville, Kentucky. Matt graduated with Honors in MIS from Xavier University, OH in 2005 and went back to earn his MBA in 2007. He competed on the XU swim team and broke the school record for the 200 and 400 IM and the 200 breaststroke. He and his wife Maureen are totally devoted to their four children, JoAnna, Brian, Nora, and Amy. Matt can think of nothing better than teaching kids to swim because it provides amazing opportunities for them…..he met his future wife in the pool at Xavier University.
Matt was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2012 and currently serves as a member of the US Swim School Association Board of Directors.
Maya was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a senior at Sunnyslope High School, where she is active in National Honors Society, Spanish Honors Society and a Peer Leader for Workshop for Youth and Families. Maya has been swimming competitively since she was six years old. She swam with Hubbard when she was younger, which lead her to pursuing competitive swim. Maya works at Hubbard because she enjoys spending time with kids and teaching them to swim.
Megan was born and raised in Goodyear, AZ. She graduated from Millennium High School and is currently attending Estrella Mountain Community College. She is an only child but has many cousins that are like her siblings. While in high school, Megan attended SeaWorld’s Career Camp, where she had the opportunity to work alongside zoologists and trainers. She works at Hubbard because she loves working with kids and loves swimming! Megan joined Hubbard in July 2018.
Megan was born in Indiana. She has lived in Illinois, New Jersey, and California, but Arizona is home! She attended ASU, where she majored in English. Megan has been married for 16 years and has a 12 year old daughter who swam with us at Hubbard! Megan loves to read, to do CrossFit, and hang out with friends and family by the pool. Megan and her family just welcomed a new puppy into their family! Her name is Luna! Megan works at Hubbard because, “Swimming is one of the most important skills a child can learn!” She also loves the water and loves teaching kids. Megan’s friends and family are the most important to her. She loves raising her daughter and hopes to travel with her husband to more places in the future!
Melissa was born in San Diego, CA and moved to Phoenix as a child. She was raised here and is now raising her children here. She attended college at ASU and received a Bachelor’s degree in Human and Family Development. She is a mom of three kids Josie, Max, and Gus and her husband works as a Phoenix Firefighter. She was formerly a Lambros and started a trend within her family as all of her siblings have, at some point, been a part of the Hubbard Family! She started working for Hubbard at 16 years old and stayed here until she got married! Her husband was in the Navy so they moved to California for 6 years and have recently moved back to Phoenix. “ When thinking of going back to work, I knew Hubbard would be the best place for me. It was like coming home to the place I grew up!”
Melissa is passionate about kids and giving them the best opportunities for success. She finds kids fascinating to watch develop and see how they can learn so quickly. She is focused on keeping her family healthy and giving them opportunities to grow. She believes that kids should be introduced to swimming at an early age for both developmental and safety reasons. She loves being a part of something so important for the development of young children, especially since it will benefit them for their entire life.
Micah was born in Marondera, Zimbabwe and grew up on the missions field with his parents and brother. He has lived in Arizona since 2014, where he graduated from PVCC and now he is focusing on getting a degree in Pastoral Leadership. Micah also recently got married in August of 2019! (Fun fact, his wife taught at HFSS for two years)!
Micah has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since October 2016. He is passionate about showing people love and going out of his way to help. He works at Hubbard because he has seen what great work they are doing for such amazing children.
Monica was born in Tijuana, Mexico and moved to California when she was two years old and then to Arizona, where she has lived ever since. She graduated from ASU with a degree in Early Childhood Education and from NAU with a Master’s degree in Bilingual Education. Monica is married and has two beautiful and spunky kids, Penelope and Patrick. She enrolled in baby splash when Penny was a baby and has been swimming ever since. Monica enjoys dabbling in modern calligraphy and yoga. Monica works at Hubbard because “Everyone at Hubbard has made it look like a fun place to work! Also as a parent, I have always been curious as to why certain "skills" are taught and why they are taught a certain way. I was always looking for ways to help my own child properly. All the instructors really helped me and put my fears at ease about my kids being in the pool. I want to be able to pay it forward and help other parents become as confident about their child swimming, just as I have. Plus I am a teacher and this is a fun and different extension of my teaching skills!” Monica has been with Hubbard since July 2018.
Naja has lived in a few States including Illinois, Missouri, California and now finally Arizona. She attended the Art Institute of LA where she studied media arts/animation and marketing/advertising. She has traveled the world for modeling/acting jobs and even performed in the Fiesta Bowl Parade! She loves anything artistic and works as a freelance artist/ graphic designer. She also loves fashion and music and coaching runway/acting. Her future goals include launching a swimwear and t-shirt line. Currently she is a swim instructor with Hubbard and her two sons swim with us as well.
She is passionate about doing her best as a wife and mother and fulfilling her dreams. One of which includes buying a home by the age of 30. Naja loves working with children and loves the stress free environment that Hubbard provides.
Natalie was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona! She currently attends MCC, where she is majoring in elementary education with a minor in theater. Natalie works at Hubbard because she loves swimming and has been a competitive swimmer for most of her life! She also enjoys working with children, which is why she is become a teacher! In her free time, you can find Natalie painting, reading, and writing. A fun fact about Natalie is she is an avid movie enthusiast! Her goal after school is to become a 3rd grade teacher and to become a mom of her own children! When asked what is important to her, Natalie said that making sure that she leaves each and every individual she comes in contact with a little happier than when she met them!
Nick has lived in many places including Russia, Arkansas, Arizona, Minnesota and California. That has probably influenced his love of adventure! He is passionate about teaching children how to swim and be safe in the water which drew him to Hubbard. He has been a swim instructor at Hubbard Family Swim School since January 2018. His future goals are to study Forensic Science and continue teaching swim lessons. In the meantime he is enjoying being a part of the Hubbard Family.
Nicole was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but moved to Arizona in 1991 to attend Arizona State University. She later moved to New Orleans, Louisiana to attend graduate school and lived there for 5 years. Nicole moved to London, England in 2004 where she married her Australian husband. Together, they lived in London for 8 years before finally returning to Phoenix in 2012 after their youngest daughter was born. Nicole has her B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from ASU, then later attended Tulane University where she received her law degree. Nicole has been married to her husband for 15 years and together they have two daughters. Nicole works at Hubbard because both of her daughters have spent the last 4 years learning to swim at Hubbard! Nicole has been impressed with the Hubbard staff, whether it's the teachers in the water, the supervisors on deck, or the staff at the front desk and concession stand, “Everyone is so warm, caring, and supportive, you really do feel like family when you join this swim school!” The Hubbard core values are very much in line with her own core values. Nicole believes we should always practice kindness and respect for others, “You never know what journeys other people are on or what challenges they face!”
Nicole was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She is currently a senior at Thunderbird High School. She swim for her High School team and has been swimming competitively for many years. She was introduced to swimming at Hubbard as a child and has had a love of swimming ever since. After college she would like to work in the Biomedical field working directly with patients. She is an only child and lives with her mom and is extremely close to her. She is passionate about music and has been playing the piano for 11 years. On the side she also likes to write fiction. Nicole has been teaching swim classes at Hubbard since June 2016. She loves working with children and loves to swim so feels Hubbard is the perfect fit for her!
Nora was born and raised in Flagstaff, AZ until she was 8 years old, her and her family moved to Mesa. Nora currently goes to school at Arizona State University, where she studies Sociology. Nora’s goal is to continue and finish her education at ASU, to go to graduate school, and then finish with a doctorate. Nora would like to become a professor of Sociology but also wants to do something in the field of comedy! Nora works at Hubbard because it’s a fun job and she loves working with the kids! Trying to find the humor in everything and to always make sure to care about the little things is very important to Nora!
Pat serves as our Regional Manager and Director of Operations.
Pat grew up in Cincinnati as one of 5 kids in the Sunderhaus clan. He is a graduate of Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH with a degree in Athletic Training. He went on to become the Head Athletic Trainer for 6 years at his alma mater, Saint Xavier High School. He loved the tremendous experience of working with such high quality athletics.
Pat found his way to Phoenix with the help of his wife, Ann Marie. They met through friends in 2001 in Cincinnati. In 2003, Ann Marie invited (hired) Pat to be a director of the Hubbard Summer Sports Camp and that was his introduction to the Hubbard world. He instantly loved the energy, the passion, and the commitment to customers, staff, and children. Ann Marie and Pat were married in 2004. The joys of their lives are their children Frank, Kevin, Molly and Travis. Faith, family and friends are most important to him.
He loves a job where he can wear shorts and no shoes and no one cares. Pat also “loves the amazing staff that challenges me to be better every day. We have tremendous role models, personally and professionally.”
In the many years of playing sports, 12 years of coaching and the 6 years working at St. Xavier, Pat has gained valuable lessons in working with children and young adults, in and around athletics. He believes that children are precious and adults are responsible for providing the opportunity of growth into fine young people. Hubbard gives him the opportunity everyday to touch the lives of so many people and make a difference.
He firmly believes in the Hubbard Core Values of “Do Small Things with Great Love – Everyone is Family – Whatever It Takes” and also lives by the Jesuit philosophy of “Men for Others.”
His goals? Make a positive difference in the lives of those I interact with everyday Be the best husband possible With Ann Marie, raise our children with quality values, respect for others, and the drive to succeed in whatever they choose to do.
Pat was the recipient of the United States Swim School Association’s Outstanding Teacher award in 2010. He also served on the USSSA Board of Directors.
Patrick is #6 in a family of 8 kids! He attended Brophy until Junior year then moved to Montana and graduated from Flathead High School. He is married to Jamie, who he met while teaching at Hubbard. They have a son Calvin, and daughter Juniper, who love to swim! Patrick worked at Hubbard from 2002-2009. After moving around and trying different jobs (woodworking, landscaping, outdoor retail) he found his way back to Hubbard in 2017.
Towards the end of his high school career Patrick was introduced to the world of the outdoors. He went on his first backpacking trip (21 days in the Bob Marshall wilderness) and spent a lot of time snowboarding and fly fishing in the mountains of Montana. These days his hobbies revolve around being a dad and a bit of bow hunting. He loves to spend time with his siblings, nieces and nephews and watching all the cousins play together.
His future goals include becoming a fixture at Hubbard and being a positive and loving pillar in his family’s life. “ I spent 7 years moving around the country and trying different jobs but could not find a place that gave me as much satisfaction as Hubbard. Being able to pass a love for water on to children makes coming to work everyday exciting!”
Patsy was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She attended Ombudsman Charter West, where she was in choir, studied French and was on the swim team. She likes to sing, swim and go camping. Patsy loves being in the water and working with kids. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since May 2018.
Rachel was born in Phoenix, AZ and lived in Great Falls, Montana until seven years old, when her family moved back to Arizona. She graduated from Centennial High School, where she was a varsity cheerleader and member of yearbook. Rachel will be attending ASU to pursue a degree in nursing. She loves hiking, learning new things and going to new places - her last adventure was to Mexico with friends and family. Friend and family are the most important thing for Rachel, as they are the people who will always be there for you and love you unconditionally. Rachel works at Hubbard because she loves working with kids and being interactive with people.
Rachel was born and raised on the island of O’ahu, having lived there her entire life until she moved to Arizona for college. She graduated from GCU in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with an emphasis in Pre-Medicine. Growing up in Hawai'i, Rachel had many adventures with family and friends, whether diving for shells, hiking, surfing or hula dancing. Rachel works at Hubbard because she “wanted to be able to share my love for the water with these children in hopes that they too can enjoy it and learn how to prevent any water related accidents. I chose Hubbard because the quality of their program and their values really resonated with me.”
Renee was born and raised in Glendale, Arizona. She loves everything Disney, swimming, hiking and doing various fun activities with her four kids. Renee is passionate about swimming and loves the staff and the environment at Hubbard Family Swim Schools. Renee has been a swim instructor with Hubbard since May 2018.
Ryan was born in Peoria, IL and grew up in Peoria, AZ. He currently attends Peoria HS. He has a stepsister, Courtney. Ryan loves to draw and participate in physical activities. Ryan likes to be with his friends and family and always doing what’s right in any situation.
Ryan was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2014
Ryleigh was born and raised in Glendale, AZ. She is currently attending Ironwood High School, where she participates in Dance. Family is very important - her family takes a trip to Lake Powell every year and they find new adventures each time they go. Ryleigh works at Hubbard because she loves working with children and believes that water safety is very important.
Rylie was born and raised in Arizona. She currently attends Shadow Mountain High School. This year, Rylie plans on joining the track team again and will be apart of the Spanish Honors Society. After high school, Rylie plans on attending college in Arizona and wants to study Psychology. Rylie has joined HFSS because wanted to be apart of something important – where she can help young kids feel comfortable in the water. The 3 most important things to Rylie are family, friends, and education!
Samantha was born in Columbus, Ohio and raised in Peoria, Arizona. She is currently a student at Liberty High School, where she is involved with National Honor Society, Spanish NHS, HOSA and Animal Club. Samantha loves to cook and bake for her friends and family. She plans to study nursing in college and become an ICU nurse. For Samantha, friends and family are very important, along with trust and respect. She works at hubbard because “I love working with kids and love the environment at Hubbard, where everyone really is family.”
Sara was born and raised in Arizona. She is currently a student at Scottsdale Preparatory Academy, where she is active in swim and volunteering for various organizations. She volunteered to teach refugee children how to swim and realized the importance of teaching. Sara enjoys travelling - she travels to Slovakia every summer to visit family. She would like to pursue medicine once she graduates from high school. Sara works at Hubbard because she has a passion for swimming and wants to share that passion with children.
Savanna was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and has lived in Atlanta, Georgia and Tampa, Florida before setting in Mesa, AZ. She is a student at ASU, double majoring in Creative Writing and Philosophy. Savanna was a nationally ranked synchronized swimmer for five and is an avid scuba diver, falling in love with the water when a school of cownose rays swam around her while she was swimming off a beach. From that moment on, Savanna fell in love with the water. She plans to work toward her Ph.D., as she would like to be a Creative Writing professor. Savanna works at Hubbard because she has always loved the water and thought “Wow! That position sounds perfect for me!”
Savannah was born and raised in Chandler, AZ and currently lives in Phoenix. She attended U of A for a couple years and has since transferred to GCU. She is majoring in elementary education and hopes to be student teaching in Phoenix soon. She has been a member of the Hubbard family since she was 15 years old! She has worked sports camp, as a swim instructor and in the childcare. When not working or attending school she enjoys reading and eating entire jars of peanut butter at one sitting. Her family includes her parents, younger brother Jack and 3 dogs Louie, Pugsley and Sadie.
Savannah hopes to be the best 2nd grade teacher ever! She wants to teach her students to be kind and inquisitive. She feels the most important thing in life is to be a good person and send positive vibes out to everyone you meet. She works at Hubbard because she believes that the company as a whole trains their employees to be kind, hard working and overall good people.
Serana was born and raised in Arizona. She graduated from Paradise Valley High School, is currently attending PVCC and plans to transfer to GCU to major in Pediatric Physical Therapy. Serena is an avid Disney fan and visits the parks as much as she can. She plans to graduate from physical therapy school and work at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in the physical therapy department. Serena works at Hubbard because she can gain more experience working with kids to prepare for working in pediatric physical therapy. Plus, who doesn’t love kiddos?!
Simon was born and raised in Phoenix. He swam competitively from the age of six through high school. His family includes his beautiful wife, Lizzie, their two dogs, Wynona & Alice, his parents and sisters. Simon enjoys reading, swimming, cooking, eating, exercising his dogs, video games, and the company of family & friends. While he began at 32nd St, his time at Hubbard is now spent at our Peoria location as General Manager. If you have interacted with him, you know that he enjoys every moment that he's here.
Simon was the recipient of the USSSA Outstanding Teacher award in 2008.
Susana was born in Phoenix, AZ and has lived in both San Antonio, TX and Fort Wayne, Indiana. She spent the last 13 years in Tucson, AZ and has recently moved to Avondale, AZ. She was homeschooled in high school to focus on her swim career and her goal of swimming at a Division 1 school. She attended the University of Arizona and graduated with a Bachelor’s in English Literature. She swam all 4 years at U of A and was a member of the NCAA Championship team in 2008. She is married to her husband Andrew and they have 4 kids 5 years old and under! She was part of Bob and Kathy Hubbard’s program at Phoenix Swim Club and still remembers having to complete her 5 minute swim as a Lobster!
Susana is the oldest of 7 kids! She is passionate about her family and her Catholic faith. She is also very passionate about swimming and athletics in general. “I believe living a healthy and active lifestyle is a huge factor in being the best versions of ourselves.” In her spare time she loves to read and hopes to get back into running some races soon. Her future goals are to run a triathlon and build a home with her husband. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard Family Swim School since February 2018. “Since I've spent most of my life here in Arizona, I have heard more heartbreaking stories involving children and water than I can count. It's my hope that by helping children to appreciate the water for the force of nature that it is...I can help prevent those tragedies. Plus, as a former swimmer, I love the water. Chlorine is in my blood for good! I hope to help inspire that love in others.”
Susie was born in Owensboro, Kentucky and grew up in Sioux City, Iowa. She attended Wartburg College, majoring in English and History, and Arizona State University, where she earned a Masters in Nonprofit Management. Susie loves tennis, hiking, camping and enjoying what Arizona has to offer! She is on a quest to go to all 418 units of the National Park System - She’s half way there! Susie works at Hubbard because the environment is unlike one that can be found in other workplaces. She is excited to be a part of the Hubbard Family, support youth in the water, establish family connections and expand on the foundation that Hubbard has created.
Sydney was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She is currently attending Scottsdale Preparatory Academy and is a member of the Swim Team and Track and Field. She also participates in Rotary Club and sings in the Bella Voice Choir. In her free time she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family and taking photographs. Disney World is her favorite place to be in the world! She developed her love for swimming right here at Hubbard Family Swim School! She and her brother learned to swim at the 32nd Street Location. “I want to be able to teach not only water safety but the love of swimming for enjoyment and exercise.” Her future goal is to attend college and continue helping people.
Tanille was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She loves to hike, ride bikes, run, sing and play the piano. Tanille loves to swim, especially swimming in the ocean. She loves sharks and orcas! She would love to become a marine biologist and plans to return to school to pursue her interests. Tanille works at Hubbard because “I love the family values at Hubbard! I love working with children and seeing them grow and learn! Hubbard combines my love of kids and my love of water!!” Tanille has been with Hubbard since August 2018.
Taylor was born and raised in Peoria, AZ. She attended Cactus High School and was a member of the Volleyball team. She is currently attending Glendale Community College.
Her family consists of her parents, grandmother, 2 brothers and a sister. She also has 3 dogs, Ace, Noelle and Pearl. Her future goal is to have a big family.
She loves to teach children and has coached volleyball in the past. She has been a swim instructor with Hubbard Family Swim School since June 2017. She loves working with the kids!
Taylor was born in Sierra Vista, Arizona but grew up in Phoenix.
She is a student at Cactus High School and is in NHS, HOSA, and on the varsity soccer team. Taylor likes to draw and loves to read.
She loves to work with kids and wants to learn more about how kids understand new concepts. Her goal is to attend ASU and major in pre-med and become a pediatrician.
“My family means everything to me. School is also very important to me.”
Thomasina was born and raised in Tuba City, Arizona. She currently attends ASU, majoring in Elementary Education. Thomasina is the oldest of four siblings, enjoys running, volleyball and learning new languages. Her future goals are to attain a master’s degree and possibly go to law school for Indian Law. She enjoys working at Hubbard because she can help children build skills that last a lifetime.
Tim was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from Shadow Mountain High School and is currently enrolled at Northern Arizona University where he is pursuing a degree in Music with a minor in Creative Media and Film. He is involved in many extra activities in Flagstaff. Most prominently, he is an executive member of a club called The Underground Foundation (or TUF). What they do is support local art in any way they can including putting on shows for local bands, visual artists and poets!
He says that he works at Hubbard because he loves the staff and the kids. The Hubbard Swim School family has taught him so much, in both a professional and personal setting. He works here to learn more, and to spread the knowledge he has already gained to fellow co-workers. More than anything though, Tim feels it is extremely fulfilling to teach kids how to swim, and form bonds with them that could not be formed in any other way.
Tim plays the saxophone, he also writes a lot of music, and regularly plays gigs with fellow musicians. He believes that in life, it's important to have fun. Tim says that he has never learned more, whether it be academically or socially, than when he was enjoying what he was doing. He feels it's important to have fun, because it makes all the other important things in life much much easier.
Victoria was raised in Superior, Arizona. In high school Victoria played Varsity volleyball, varsity basketball, and varsity softball. She was also a part of DECA, NHS, and FCCLA. After graduation from high school, she moved to Mesa, Arizona for College. Victoria went to GCC on a softball scholarship right after high school but has since switched to MCC where she is finishing her associates. Victoria plans to attend ASU to pursue a degree in Psychology, where she then plans to get a masters in Forensics. Her long-term goal is to obtain my Doctor of Psychology. Victoria loves the outdoors, such as camping, hiking, finishing, and working out. She also enjoys spending time with family! Victoria decided to work at Hubbard because the core values really stood out to her! She knew that this would be place where she would be able to help others and would be able to really make an impact in people’s lives. Victoria says she loves what Hubbard stands for and how they treat the people who come in their doors. Giving back and helping people anyway that she can is what is most important to Victoria!
Zac was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. He currently attends Madison Highland Prep where he is a member of the track and cross country teams. Last year he placed 3rd in the 300m hurdles at the State Conference! He is the oldest of 4 boys and has identical triplet brothers who are only 16 months younger than him! In his free time he enjoys skateboarding at home on his quarter pipe or with friends at the local skate park. He is also a youth ambassador for the American Diabetes Association. He has a passion for helping others and wants to be an Endocrinologist when he gets older. He has been a swim instructor with Hubbard Family Swim School since July 2017. He works for Hubbard because he enjoys teaching others.