Board members are available during regular meetings of the Garrett Park Swimming Pool Association, during pool social events, and frequently throughout the pool season. Please share your comments, concerns, and suggestions!
We are always looking for interested civic-minded members of our pool to help guide the direction of the GPSPA. Please feel free at any time to contact a board member for information about how to get involved. Pool board meetings are held from time to time during the year and members are always welcome. Meeting dates will be posted here and on the website calendar.
|2012-2019||JEAN Horan was appointed to fill an open Board position in May 2012. She was initially the secretary, and now has been the president for the last 3 years. She is interested in returning to continue the task of automating communication to our members, working with the pool managers, and representing the interests of the swim community. Her daughter, Gianna, is a Ladybug, so she understands the interaction that the Board should have with the swim team leadership. She also serves on the Women’s Club board.|
|2015-2019||JAMIE Carmen has been a Montgomery County resident all his life. Since moving into the Garrett Park community in 2009, Jamie has been actively involved. His two children attend Tilden and Garrett Park, where he has been the Teacher Appreciation Chair for four years. His kids have been on Swim Team for the last few years and the family has been members of the pool since 2010. Jamie has owned an HVAC company for over 10 years with many Garrett Park residents as customers. He even offers a “neighborhood discount” to the community. In his spare time, Jamie enjoys spending time outdoors with his kids: bike riding, walking the family dog, skiing and camping with the Garrett Park Cub Scouts.|
|2017-2019||BARBARA Jackson has been a pool member since 1959, a swim team member, a gate attendant and served as co-Treasurer and in charge of hiring for a previous GPSPA Board in the early 1990’s. Recently Barbara worked with the Board to help settle the dispute over the noise of adult parties. Barbara is a graduate of Georgetown University with an MBA in Finance from George Washington and previously worked for a number of defense contractors before, “retiring” to volunteer work and to rear three sons and daughter with her husband, Bill Rienstra.|
|2017-2019||ELIZABETH Dirgins has lived with her husband Will and daughters Lily (13) and Sanna (9) in Garrett Park and Kensington since 2006, and they have been pool members and Ladybugs since. She and her family have loved the pool, the people, and the neighborhoods surrounding it since the day they moved in, having moved three times within the two zip codes just so they could stay. She has been an active volunteer with the swim team, and last year started to revamp our food truck presence and approach at the pool.
She works at Capital One headquarters in Mclean as Vice President, Product Experience, and her husband works for Egon Zehnder International. Her daughters are proud Garrett Park Elementary School alumni and currently both attend the Holton Arms School in Bethesda.
|2017-2019||PATRICK Maloney moved to Garrett Park with his wife, Lesley, in 2010, and they became members of the pool soon thereafter. He is the proud parent of two (potentially) future Ladybugs, Emma Kate and Jack.|
|2012-2018||KRISTA Merker Reilly and her husband Patrick have been members of the GP pool since 2004. They have 3 children: Nic (16) is a Junior at WJ; Gabrielle and Christopher (14) are rising 9th graders headed for to WJHS and are Ladybugs. Krista works downtown as the Manager, Information Technology for the Personal Care Products Council – a non-profit. Her free time is family time, and getting children where they need to be. Krista is running for her third term on the GPSPA board.|
|2014-2018||KATE Fritz grew up at Garrett Park Pool, on the swim team, teaching lessons, and working as a desk attendant & lifeguard. She has been living in White Flint Park with her husband, Brandon, and children since 2006. Delia (11), is looking forward to her 8th year on the swim team, Teddy (9), to his 6th year as a Ladybug, and she’s hoping to have Cole on the pre-team (almost 4). Kate works for the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association as the Director–Membership & Affiliates|Market Research, and spends her free time representing GPES to the WJ cluster, shuttling kids to practices and games, or at Rock Creek CrossFit.|
|2014-2018||MARK Melton and his wife Angie have been members of the pool since 2003. With 4 kids, summers revolve around the pool. Matthew is a junior at WJ, Caroline is in 8th grade at Tilden, Jack is in 6th grade at Tilden and Luke is in kindergarten at Garrett Park. Mark is a systems engineer for NASA and loves to run in his free time.|
|2016-2018||LORI Conlan moved to Garrett Park 8 years ago, and joined the pool in 2011(ish). Her son, Jason (12), and husband, Sean, are frequent evening visitors to the pool. They enjoy catching up with friends and swimming the night away.|
In life, Lori is a biochemist by training and now run the career center at the NIH for trainees (postdocs, grad students, postbacs and summer interns). She has a passion for helping others discover their personal career paths and teaching leadership/management to young scientists to help the prepare for and succeed in their jobs.
|2016-2018||DIETZ Conze lives in Garrett Park with his wife, Margaret, and children, Maren (12 years old) and Gus (7 years old) Conze. They all love water, swimming, and the Garret Park pool. Dietz is a scientist, mountain biker, skier, and ex-competitive swimmer. Back in the day, he lifeguarded for 5 years at a local pool and one year on the Jersey shore. During his final year as a lifeguard, he was also the assistant swim coach and head water polo coach. GO BUGS!|