Meet Our Instructors

Alec Snowball

Sr Swim Instructor | Lifeguard |Facility Manger

Alec Snowball

Arielle Benyo

Master Swim Instructor |Instructor Certification Director

Arielle Benyo

Arielle has been involved with Safe N Sound Swimming her entire life. She is the oldest daughter of Scott and Kerrie and currently serves as the Instructor Certification Director.

I have worn many hats at Safe N Sound. As a child I was the "student" for many new instructors being trained. In High School I became an instructor myself. After graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in Bio Chemistry I returned to SNS and have worked as a Swim Instructor, Camp Counselor, Trainer, OA Camp Director and now in my newly created role as Instructor Certification Director. In my spare time I also create most of the creatures and artwork you see on the walls of the facility and critters used online.

Brian Hendricks

Swim Instructor

Brian Hendricks

Elizabeth Hammann

Swim Instructor

Elizabeth Hammann

Elizabeth is a Swim Instructor. She has a passion for teaching and tailors each of her lessons to meet her student's needs.

Emma Fleming

Swim Instructor

Emma Fleming

Gage Jackson

Swim Instructor

Gage Jackson

Haileigh Knutsen

Aquatics Manager | Sr. Swim Instructor

Haileigh Knutsen

Hannah Todd

Swim Instructor

Hannah Todd

Hannah is a Swim Instructor and Summer Camp Counselor.

My teaching style is paced and repetative. I make sure the child knows exactly what they are doing and are comfortable with doing it by themselves before moving them to the next level. I push for confident swimming while providing a friendly and fun environment. I was born in California and was surrounded by swimming pools and other bodies of water throughout most of my developmental stages so I basically grew up knowing how to swim. I have always been a water baby and loved being in any kind of water, including playing in the kitchen sink and washing dishes to my parents delight. As for swim instructing, I have been at Safe 'N' Sound for over a year now. All of my favorite memories include my family as I am a very family oriented person. I absolutely loved doing anything arts and crafts related, as well as having pool parties with my family and especially my cousins. As I child, I moved around a lot but enjoyed exploring every new place we lived. I love going speedboating and having fun on the intertube! And I love Curry Chicken.

Ian Keithly

Master Swim Instructor |Trainer

Ian Keithly

Ian has been a Swim Instructor at SNS since 2009. Ian is laid back and uses humor to build report. He is a self described fun/focused swim perfectionists.

I’m a flexible guy but mostly a high energy, fun/focused swim perfectionist. I work best as a hands on instructor who also has a deep understanding of the water. I swam competitively as a kid and up through high school. Love swimming for fun and exercise! I love cliff jumping or doing flips off the high dive. I always enjoy getting outside to ride my bike, skateboard, and snowboard. And on a rainy day I play lots of video games on my PlayStation. I’ll eat anything, literally. I think the manatee is the most majestic animal in the sea

Iris Seiwerath

Swim Instructor

Iris Seiwerath

Iris is a Swim Instructor. Her teaching style is nurturing, personable, caring and ambitious.

I've worked at Safe N Sound Swimming for around two years now. I did swim team for two years, breaststroke was my speciality! I grew up swimming and I spent almost everyday swimming at the beach in the summer as a little kid! My favorite activity in the water is doing underwater handstands! Outside of the water I love running and playing lacrosse! I love reading, writing, spending time with friends and family, playing lacrosse, drawing, making collages and art!

Jennifer Paull

Executive Director

Jennifer Paull

Jen is our Executive Director of Westlake

Jen is a long term camp professional by background. We feel so lucky to have her on the team. Jen has a passion for children and learning outside of the normal "classroom" environment. Jen starte as our Swim Camp Director quickly grown our summer programs from a few groups a summer to now almost 800 campers each year. In September 2018 she was promoted to Executive Director and oversees Aquatics, Camps, and Trainings for our Seattle Westlake location.

Jonathan Carroll-Madden

Swim Instructor

Jonathan Carroll-Madden

Jordan Gray

Senior Account Manager

Jordan Gray

Jordan is our Senior Account Manager

Jordan started as a Swim Instructor. She has a great passion for our purpose and strong loyalty to our families at Safe N Sound. Today, you will find Jordan on the front lines helping our clients get scheduled, handle concerns, and over see the client experience team. She is Amazing at solving the very complicated scheduling puzzles that come her way daily.

Jorge Vilches

Swim Instructor

Jorge Vilches

Kailyn Heck

Swim Instructor

Kailyn Heck

Katie Moon

Swim Instructor | Lifeguard

Katie Moon

Katie is a summer-time Swim Instructor and seasonal Lifeguard. Her teaching style is focused on the individual needs. Katie has strong attention detail and loves to refine stroke technique.

I learned how to swim when I was really young so I do not actually remember learning how to swim. I started competitively swimming my senior year of high school and swam one high school season and then one summer swim team season. I now use swimming as my primary workout and try and go to the pool 2-3 times a week. I love swimming butterfly and playing water polo.

Katie VanBockern

OA CampDirector | Swim Instructor

Katie VanBockern

Kerrie Gordon

Founder | CEO | Master Swim Instructor

Kerrie Gordon

Kerrie is the Founder and current CEO of Safe N Sound Swimming

I love teaching children to swim. There is something magical about the water. I enjoy experiencing the progress of my students overcome fears and challenges and become great swimmers.

Kim Dixon

Swim Instructor

Kim Dixon

Kyle Chapman

LGIT | CPO Instructor | Facility Consultant

Kyle Chapman

Kyle started as Swim Instructor. He is currently our Facility Consultant and has worn many hats here at SNS over the decade he has worked.

Leilani Bostock

Aquatics Manager | Sr. Swim Instructor

Leilani Bostock

Lucinda King

Swim Instructor

Lucinda King

Megan Studer

Swim Instructor

Megan Studer

Rachelle Carrillo

Human Relations Director

Rachelle Carrillo

Ruby Desai

Swim Instructor

Ruby Desai

Sarina Gordon

Senior Swim Instructor | Receptionist

Sarina Gordon

Sarina has served as a Swim Instructor, Camp Cousnelor and currently as a Receptionist.

Ever since I was born I have been involved in Safe N Sound. I was a "student" for many new instructors earning their certification. I have taught lessons, been a camp counselor and lifeguard. Currently I am a part-time receptionist. SNS helped put me through college. I graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Physical Education. I am currently pursing a Masters Degree

Shikha Kumari

Swim Instructor

Shikha Kumari

Susan Costa

Aquatics Manager | Sr. Swim Instructor

Susan Costa

Thea Wilson

Swim Instructor

Thea Wilson

Timothy Meyer

Senior Swim Instructor

Timothy Meyer

Tommy Dang

Swim Instructor

Tommy Dang

Tommy is a Swim Instructor. Tommy is laid back and uses humor to build report. He does like to push swimmers to reach beyond their current level.

I like to have fun so I try to incorporate my sense of humor while teaching, which results in a fun time for both me and my swimmer. But when it comes to challenges, I am serious about those and I like to push my students to do things that they might not believe they can do. Even though I can often be laid back, I am serious about helping my students achieve goals and overcome challenges in swimming. I swam on a local club swim team from 6th grade to my senior year of high school. I also swam all four years for my high school team as well. However, I've been in pools since the 2nd grade when my parents signed me up for swim lessons.