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Shannon Harris is the Director for the Carson Valley Swim Center located in Minden, NV. She is a Douglas High School Graduate and went on to receive her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Nevada Reno in Human and Community Sciences. Shannon, prior to her Director position, served as an elected official for the Board of Trustees for the East Fork Swimming Pool District from 2010-2014. She is a Certified Pool Operator with the National Swimming Pool Foundation, Certified Parks and Recreation Executive through the National Parks and Recreation Association, Leadership Douglas County graduate, and a graduate of the School of Executive Leadership through the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Previous professional endeavors include serving as the Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada, Carson Valley Unit and worked as an Advocate, Department Coordinator, and Assistant Director at a local Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Agency.
Shannon has been an athlete growing up competing in softball, volleyball, and basketball. She currently enjoys playing racquetball and golf so a profession in recreation was a dream come true. Shannon is a 40+ year resident of Douglas County and loves her community. She currently resides in Gardnerville, NV with her partner, Melissa.
Aquatic Supervisor EMT
I became a lifeguard in 1996 and started working at CVSC in 1999. In 2001 became an Aquatic Specialist and in 2006 became a full-time Aquatic Supervisor. I am certified as an EMT, Lifeguard Instructor, Certified Pool Operator, Water Fitness Instructor, and United States Swim Coach. I enjoy working with the public, teaching swimming at all levels and abilities, teaching lifeguards, and aquatic programming, and working with our amazing staff.
Paul was born and raised in Reno, NV and has always had a passion for aquatics from an early age, swimming at Lake Tahoe and then high school swim team. He started his aquatics career as a lifeguard in 2002 and worked his way up to Head Pool Operator with the City of Reno before moving to the Carson Valley Swim Center as an Aquatic Supervisor in the spring of 2023.
Paul is a certified Lifeguard Instructor, Water safety Instructor, Water safety instructor trainer and a Certified Pool Operator through the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance, as well as a PHTA instructor. Paul enjoys spending time with family, swimming and attending sporting events in his free time.
Office Administrator/Cashier Supervisor
I have worked for the Carson Valley Swim Center since May 2019. I started here as a Part-Time Cashier and in March of 2021, I was promoted to Front Office Admin/Cashier Supervisor. Prior to my position here, I worked in the Healthcare field for 30+ years. I have received the POOL/PACT Essential Management certification through the Carson Valley Swim Center. I really enjoy working here and I enjoy working with the wonderful team here at the swim center. I also really enjoy all the great and good-natured patrons who visit our facility.
I have worked in water collections for about two years. I’ve done construction all my life in almost every aspect. This ranges from mostly high-end custom homes but also branches into light industrial projects. I feel this has given me a plethora of knowledge that I apply every day. I’ve been working at the pool for just over two years. There is never a dull moment here, and I enjoy making the swim center a better place any way I can.
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