About Bay Area Public Pool Operators Association
Over the years, the Bay Area Public Pool Operators Association (BAPPOA) has grown from a small group of pool operators meeting every other month to a much larger group that continues to meet on the original schedule. In January 2009, BAPPOA adopted by-laws and is on it’s way to becoming a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. BAPPOA continues to meet six times each year, and hosts social events, educational trainings and competitions. Monitoring changing legislation and guidelines, and conducting up to four surveys each year are other valuable services BAPPOA provides to it’s membership.
The Steering Committee was formed in the late 80’s to assist in guiding the operations of the Bay Area Public Pool Operators Association. With the formal organization of BAPPOA, the Steering Committee became a Board of Directors. There are 9 Board Members, all members of BAPPOA. Each Board Member, except the Vice President, serves a term of two years on the board and then rotates off. The Vice President position is a three year term, advancing to President in the second year and Past President in the third year. The nomination process allows for the election of four new members to the Board each year. Board Members may run for consecutive terms.
The Board of Directors meets a minimum of 4 times a year.
Meet Your 2020 Board Members
President - Tyler Waespi
East Bay Regional Park District
Hello BAPPOA Members! My name is Tyler Waespi and it is my pleasure to serve as your President of BAPPOA this year. I have been involved with BAPPOA for five years now and I am currently an Aquatic Assistant for the East Bay Regional Park District Lifeguard Service. I have also worked for H.A.R.D. and City of Piedmont and I have been in aquatics for 15 years now. I was born and raised in the Bay Area and thoroughly enjoy working with the different agencies and members we have in our organization. Please don’t hesitate to call me if you have any questions. Looking forward to another awesome year!
Secretary & Treasurer - Aaron Roth
East Bay Regional Park District
Responsible for: Membership, Registration Payment, Annual Budget
Greetings BAPPOA members! My name is Aaron Roth and I’m an Aquatic Assistant/ On Call Firefighter with the East Bay Regional Park District. Since 2015 I’ve also been your BAPPOA Secretary/Treasurer. I grew up around the water and have been active in aquatics for close to 19 years! When at work, you can find me overseeing our Junior Lifeguard Program, Aquatic Adventure Camp and Community Water Safety Outreach. I look forward to serving you on the board for another great year and working to continually improve the value that BAPPOA brings to it’s members.
Affiliations, Training, Staff Development and Legislative Liaison - Tiffanie Lai
City of Mountain View
Responsible for: BAPPOMA Committee Chair, Trainings and Classes
Howdy BAPPOA! My name is Tiffanie Lai, and I’m the Senior Recreation Coordinator at City of Mountain View. I have been involved in aquatics in almost every element from swim lesson instruction, snack bar attendant, and cashier (and of course lifeguarding and instruction as well! :). I originated from Sacramento (Go Kings!), and worked in Davis, and Oakland. I enjoy working in the training and education sector, and am looking to forward to finishing my master’s in mental health psychology this year. I am excited to assist BAPPOA on year two of my service term with any training needs. I am excited to see our involvement increase through maintaining and meeting training and education facets in the field of aquatics.
Fun fact: In efforts to “practice what I preach”, I signed up for my first marathon in 2020! Anyone interested in cross training? :)
Web Master - Michael Moran
City of Belmont
Responsible for: BAPPOA website updates, social media, and e-mail blasts
Hello! My name is Michael and I’ve been involved in aquatics for 18 fun long years in multiple roles wearing many different hats. I started out as a lifeguard for an overnight YMCA camp and worked my way up to Recreation Supervisor for the City of Belmont overseeing special events, youth and teen programs, contract classes, summer aquatics and seasonal camps. Thank you BAPPOA members for electing me as your Web Master. I look forwarding to serving you this year and improving our website, social media, and communication. Fun fact– I love to talk, so feel free to send me an email or give me a call. Let’s connect and network!
Scholarships and Awards - Jackie Carlisle
City of San Bruno
Responsible for: Scholarship Information & Applications, Award Nominees, Awards Banquet
Hello BAPPOA members! My name is Jackie Carlisle and I’ve been involved with BAPPOA over the past two years. I’ve been in the aquatics field since 2001 and began as a lifeguard at the San Bruno Park Pool. Since then I’ve served as a head coach for the Capuchino High School Swim Team for fourteen seasons, their Water Polo Team for two seasons, and an assistant coach for the South San Francisco Aquatic Club for a year. I’ve also worked for the Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center in San Francisco as well as Menlo Swim & Sport at several of their locations. My aquatics career has come full circle and I am now a Recreation Coordinator for the City of San Bruno where I run youth sports and aquatics at the very pool where I developed my love for water and made so many memories. I am very excited to be serving on the BAPPOA board this year, working together to make all our programs the best they can be, and celebrating our success!
Sponsorships and “Friends of BAPPOA” Liaison & Surveys - Steven Thomas
City of Walnut Creek
925.943.5899 ext. 2448
Responsible for: Liason with Non-Profit Organizations and for Profit Organizations, Handles Survey Questions
Hello Aquatic Professionals! My name is Steven and I am an Aquatic Coordinator for City of Walnut Creek, and I am your Chief Legislation Officer. I have been working in the Aquatic Industry for 15 years, and been a Full-Time employee involved on and off with BAPPOA for about 8 years. The members I have met over the years have always been an excellent resource for brainstorming ideas and solving problems. I am excited to work with our Board Members both new and returning to continue to provide a venue for networking and sharing information among agencies.