Competitor AOAP Aquatic Professional of the Month
November 2022 Competitor Aquatic Professional of the Month
Commercial Business Development Manager, Lincoln Aquatics
Being an native San Diegan, Mark has been in and around the water all his life, beginning the passion for aquatics while attending Cal State University Chico as a pool guard. Following graduation, he tested the waters in education before realizing his true love was Aquatics. Starting his dream and journey as a Pool Manager, he was soon hired as the Aquatic Supervisor for the City of Chula Vista. While there, he had the opportunity to spread his wings, meet and work with some of the most inspirational and knowledgeable leaders in the industry. Thus, reflecting his profitable, trend setting and legendary programs for others to model, then shared his knowledge nationally. Soon he found himself on the National Recreation and Parks Association’s Aquatic Council, President of the San Diego Aquatic Council and co-hosted one of the greatest California Aquatic Management Schools of all time at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center. If you’ve been in aquatics for any time, you’ve probably been to a conference Mark has been involved with.
For the past 16 years, Mark has been a Regional Sales Manager for Lincoln Aquatics, serving and consulting with the industry he admires and respects so dearly. Currently active on the board of Association of Aquatic Professionals, his knowledge and commitment to the industry has gone full circle. You’d be hard press to find an individual with more aquatic contacts or relationships in the industry, all of whom he considers family. One could only hope he remains in the industry for many years to come as his value and knowledge to the industry is priceless.
When not working Mark enjoys spending time with his 5 grandchildren and weekends on the Colorado River.Lincol