Kirstin Wilson

Lead Instructor

Lifeguard - 24 years



Michael Nicholson

Owner / Sr. Instructor

Lifeguard - 25 years

Texas A&M University

Torri has been working at The Colony Aquatic Park for 4 years.  She currently serves as Head Lifeguard, Swim Instructor, and water aerobics instructor.  She has been a club swimmer and High school swimmer.  She is currently studying nursing at Texas Women's University


Current Certifications

       ARC Lifeguard

       ARC Lifeguard Instructor
       ARC Water Safety Instructor

       Water Aerobics Instructor

Kirstin has been in aquatics for many years serving an several facilities including The Collin County College Aquatic Center and The Colony Aquatic Park.  She got her first Lifeguarding Certification at 16 and has served as a Head lifeguard, Swim Instructor, and EMT.

After starting her family, she continues her passion for aquatics as a Swim Instructor with The City of The Colony and as a Lifeguard Instructor.


Current Certifications

       ARC Lifeguard

       ARC Lifeguard Instructor
       ARC Water Safety Instructor

Torri Williams

Lead Instructor

Lifeguard - 4 years

Texas Women's University


Tanner Dobrovolsky

 Lead Instructor

Lifeguard - 2 years







Current Certifications

       ARC Lifeguard

       ARC Lifeguard Instructor
 

Nick Mendoza

Sr. Instructor

Lifeguard - 5 years

Sam Houston State

Sr Instructor: These Lead Instructors have been teaching for North Star as a Lead Instructor for over a year

              and help train and mentor newer instructors. 

Lead Instructor: These Instructors have at least 2 year experience teaching lifeguards and have

              taught at least 10 classes.  They typically serve as lead instructor for a class.  They have

              multiple years of guarding experience and have, or are currently serving in leadership or

              management roles at their home pools.

Instructor: These Instructors have taught at least 3 classes with North Star.  They will serve as 2nd

             instructor on New Lifeguard Classes or lead on Review classes.  They hold leadership

             positions at their home pools and conduct regular staff trainings.

Assistant Instructor:  These Instructors are new to the teaching.  They serve as 2nd instructor

             under Lead Instructor supervision.  They are promising instructors working in or towards

             leadership positions in their home pools.

Michael has 25 years in the Aquatics Industry.  He has served in many capacities for a variety of organizations.  He has worked for Waterparks, City Pools, Fitness Centers, and School Districts.  He has been a Program Coordinator in charge of swim lessons, an Aquatic Operations Supervisor in charge of Lifeguard and Facility Operations, and a Maintenance Director in charge of facility upkeep.


A graduate of Texas A&M University with dual degrees in  Political Science and Recreation Parks & Tourism Science, he has dedicated his career to improving water safety in his community and promoting fun in and around the water. 




Current Certifications:  ARC Lifeguard

                                           ARC Waterpark & Waterfront Lifeguard Instructor
                                           ARC Lifeguard Instructor Trainer
                                           ARC Water Safety Instructor
                                           ARC Water Safety Instructor Trainer
                                           NSPF Certified Pool Operator
                                           NRPA Aquatic Facility Operator

Caelin has been in Aquatics for 5 years working for the City of the Colony as a Lifeguard, Head Lifeguard, Swim Instructor, and Water Aerobics Instructor.  She has been teaching Lifeguards for 2 years.


Current Certifications

       ARC Lifeguard

       ARC Lifeguard Instructor
       ARC Lifeguard Manager

       ARC Water Safety Instructor

       Water Aerobics Instructor

Tanner is a Registered Nurse working towards his Nurse Practitioner.  He is currently working as a Head Lifeguard at Carroll ISD where he runs the in-service training program.



 

Current Certifications

       ARC Lifeguard

       ARC Lifeguard Instructor     

Karli Peterson

Lead Instructor

Lifeguard - 3 years



Nick has been a lifeguard and Swim instructor for The City of The Colony since he was 16.  He has served as a Head Lifeguard and training captain.  He currently works as a Lifeguard for the City of Plano while attending classes at Sam Houston State working on his Criminal Justice Degree.


Current Certifications

       ARC Lifeguard

       ARC Lifeguard Instructor
       ARC Water Safety Instructor

Caelin Robison

Sr. Instructor

Lifeguard - 5 years

Texas Women's University


Instructors