Meet the Staff

Owners

Alan Smith – CEO and Co-owner

With Alan’s knowledge of the pool industry and Teresa’s savings, Alan and Teresa Smith started Alan Smith Pools in 1981. Alan had previous experience in the pool industry, starting in 1974 at De Mar Baron as a mixer man and then was trained as a finisher. After a short time, Alan was a foreman leading pool plastering crews at the age of 19.

In 1989, after seeing a need for the pool plastering industry to adopt standards, he became one of the founding members of the National Plasterers Council. He is still an active member to this day and has served as President in past years. He was an integral part of getting The National Pool Industry Research Center funded and built.

Alan is highly involved in many facets of the industry and sits on the board for The California Pool and Spa Association. He is also an associate member of several organizations including Independent Pool and Spa Service Association, the United Pool Association, and the Interlocking Concrete Paver Institute.

Alan’s compassion, understanding, fairness, and giving heart have earned the loyalty of his employees, many of which have worked at Alan Smith Pools for over 10 years.  He enjoys fishing, boating, and volunteering his time to Northrise University.

 

teresa-smithTeresa Smith – CFO and Co-owner

Teresa and Alan Smith started Alan Smith Pools in 1981. In the early days of the business, Teresa did mastic work, as well as all of the company’s financial aspects. Teresa is proud to be a co-owner of Alan Smith Pools because it takes everyone to be successful. She loves her dog and creating floral arrangements.

 


Residential Sales Team: Pool Construction, Remodeling and Outdoor Living

jeff-smithJeff Smith – Director of Residential Sales & Marketing

Jeff, son of Alan and Teresa Smith, began working at ASP full time in 2010 after completing his B.S. in Business Administration from Cal State San Bernardino. Jeff enjoys the challenge of growing the sales of the company and is proud to be a part of the family business his father and mother have built the past 35 years. Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 children.

 

 

 

chris-smithChris Smith – Pool Remodeling and Outdoor Living Designer

Chris, son of Alan and Teresa Smith, joined the family business in 2010, after working for three years at McCarthy Building Companies. His prior experience was in managing large-scale hospital construction, as well as earning a B.A. in Business Finance from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Chris was able to develop a positive relationship with the Orange County Health Department, which has helped streamline commercial operations processes. He truly loves anytime a customer is really excited about their finished product. When Chris isn’t working, he is fishing, camping, surfing, backpacking, or participating in Calico Bass Angling Tournaments.

 

 

Michael Sickels –Sales Trainer & Pool Remodeling Designer

Mike has worked designing and selling pools for many years. He graduated with a degree in Industrial design and uses his drawing talents to hand draw his pool designs. Customers like dealing with Mike due to his honest, straight forward approach. They also appreciate the creative ideas he brings to the table.

 

 

 

 

Brian Scaplen – Pool Remodeling and Outdoor Living Designer, 3D Designer

Brian had been in the operations and project management spectrum for over a decade prior to working with Alan Smith Pools. As a salesman, he really enjoys the design aspect of the projects he works on. During his spare time, he surfs the waves or plays the drums. A fun fact about Brian is that he actually learned how to swim before he could walk.

 

 

 

Herman Lempert – Pool Remodeling and Outdoor Living Designer

Herman came to Alan Smith Pools after working in the pool remodeling industry for many years. He had always looked to Alan Smith Pools as the leader in the industry. Herman has over 30 years of sales experience. Herman loves people and is passionate about making sure his client’s needs are met.

 

 

 

 

billdelanoyBill DeLanoy – Pool Remodeling and Outdoor Living Designer, 3D Designer

Bill brings over 35 years of sales experience from the spa industry, solar industry, bathroom and kitchen sales and well as many other home improvement trades. Bill’s vast experience and knowledge enables him to guide his clients to the best solution and design for their pool renovation. Bill enjoys BBQ’ing and watching football in his free time.

 

 

 

don-appleroseDon Applerose – Pool Remodeling and Outdoor Living Designer

Prior to working with ASP, Don was a pool remodel sales representative for 7 years, and also spent 10 years selling electronic components. Don thoroughly enjoys working with customers and draws upon his personal experiences of being a homeowner with a pool in helping customers understand pool and backyard renovations. He also enjoys working with ASP because it is a family oriented company with a great atmosphere. Don is also a girls’ softball umpire, loves playing golf, and considers himself to be a sports fanatic.

 

 

John Dakota – Pool Remodeling and Outdoor Living Designer

John has been in the sales and marketing world for the past 20 years. He has worked in the automotive industry, home window industry, and stock market software industries. He loves the challenge of pool remodeling sales and always looks to do what is best for his customers.

 

 

Ryan Beck – Pool Remodeling and Outdoor Living Designer

After getting his B.S. in accounting and winning a competition for best business idea at Cal State Long Beach, he started his own startup technology company in 2012, Glydetech.   He also worked  as a staff accountant during this time. He realized that he loved dealing with people and using his creativity which prompted him to make the move to sales.  His favorite element of a pool project is the plumbing and equipment. Away from the office, Ryan spends time volunteering.

 

 

 

Thomas Hermschulte – Pool Remodeling and Outdoor Living Designer

Thomas was born and raised in Germany where he received his degree in computer science.Thomas came to United States 13 years ago from to start his own jewelry business.  He has 20 years experience in various sales roles, most notably selling high end computer software to banks. His most recent venture was a bakery that he owned and operated. Thomas is appreciative to work for a family owned business whom have also helped Thomas transition into the pool industry . Thomas spends most of his free time with his family. He loves the ocean(a big reason he came to the U.S.), playing golf, tennis, and the guitar.

 

 

Chris Dimitrijevic – Pool Remodeling and Outdoor Living Designer

Chris growing up started working in his father’s  masonry business for over 2 decades where he learned all aspects of construction.  He has worked in a variety of sales roles. Chris’ construction background and sales experience are a perfect fit for his current role. Chris really enjoys the design challenge that each property presents. He is grateful for the trust his clients put in him knowing that his ideas and input will be a part of their yard design for years to come. Chris enjoys gardening, watching soccer, and most importantly spending quality time with his family.

 

James Cawthorne – Pool Remodeling and Outdoor Living Designer

James grew up working for his father’s pool maintenance company at the age of 10. James was an All County basketball player for Villa Park High School and later got a scholarship to play at Cal State Dominguez where he received his Business Degree with a concentration in Finance. Prior to working as a designer at Alan Smith Pools, he worked for 5 years as a retail store manager. James enjoys the opportunity he has as a designer to step into backyards and help pull a design together. James was recently married and spends most of his time with his wife and Doberman.

 

 

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Jason Stewart – Pool Remodeling and Outdoor Living Designer

Jason brings many years of business and pool experience to Alan Smith Pools. He has a background in the restaurant industry where he successfully turned around underperforming franchises. Jason has worked as a service technician maintaining pools and repairing equipment.  Jason has a passion for the pool industry and loves getting to meet new people every day. Jason enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children.

 

 

Geoff Guzynski – Pool Construction, Remodeling and Outdoor Living Designer, 3D Design

Geoff has spent the last 15 years developing custom designs for residential customers.  Drawing on his Mechanical Engineering training, he uses modern 3D modeling programs to create immersive virtual environments.  Then his customers experience their new space before committing to the project.  He enjoys working with the Alan Smith Pools team because it’s easy for his customers to feel comfortable hiring a decades-old company with such a great reputation.  In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, windsurfing, and of course, swimming laps in his backyard!


Commercial Sales

kevin-kostkaKevin Kostka – Commercial Division Manager

Kevin has been a part of the ASP team since 1995. Prior to working at ASP, Kevin earned his B.S. in Biological Studies from Biola University, which lead him to successfully start and manage his own pool service company for 11 years. From his previous education and work experience, Kevin has brought a great wealth of knowledge and insight regarding the specific needs of the pool service industry. Kevin is responsible for organizing and successfully maintaining a profitable commercial division. He feels this is incredibly important because it adds to the strength and diversification of ASP. He enjoys basketball and volunteering his time with the TLC Sober Living House.

 

 

 Robin Kostka – Commercial Sales & Marketing

Due to the fast growth of the commercial division, she was recruited  by her husband, Kevin, to work full time in commercial sales & marketing where she quickly picked up the business. She enjoys taking on the challenges every day presents.

Kellen Sivcovich–  Commercial Sales Associate

Kellen attended Cal State Fullerton, earning a degree in accounting and geography. After graduating, he started his career working in the production department for a home improvement company.  He enjoys helping property managers and HOA communities with their pool projects. His current role allows him to use his analytical mind to solve unique problems that always that come up in  commercial projects. Kellen enjoys visiting national parks and playing golf including softball.

 


Operations

Scott Raze – COO

From 2006, Scott has been a crucial member of ASP. After studying architecture and business administration at Cal Poly Pomona, Scott developed the skills and a passion for designing and creating beautiful spaces. He has brought 35 years of experience from owning his own business, which completed projects involving landscaping, masonry, concrete, new residential and commercial pool construction, custom home and commercial renovations, and more. Scott has a long list of credentials and experiences which include: former Orange County Sheriff, certified arborist, ICPI Certified Paver Installer, certified pest control operator, certified erosion control specialist, irrigation auditor, and former home inspector. Scott is also a Licensed General Building Contractor and General Engineering Contractor with A, B, C-27, C-16, and C-53 licenses. Scott has relished being a part of ASP’s transition from doing just plaster work to a company capable of performing any and all aspects of construction. Scott rides horses whenever he gets the chance.

 

Dave Huiberts – General Manager

Dave has been an essential part of ASP since 1987. He has prior experience owning his own pool supply stores and working as an independent pool service technician. Dave deals with the daily challenges that arise, and successfully manages to make all the projects and everyone run cohesively. He enjoys gardening and spending time with his dogs and wife.

 

 

 

mike-mayernickMike Mayernick – Tile and Coping Division Manager

After owning his own company for 16 years, and with a total of 38 years of experience in tile and coping for residential and commercial projects, Mike joined ASP in 2010. Tapping into his many years of knowledge and experience, Mike helped to structure the tile and coping division to make it as streamlined and efficient as possible. He is happy working with such a trusting company and takes pride in his responsibilities. Mike realizes that jobs are at times challenging and constantly changing; and that every job, customer, and employee are all different. With this level of understanding, he is able to recognize the importance of approaching all project aspects individually and not as a one size fits all approach. He also spends time coaching an 18+ baseball league, participating in Kenpo Karate, golfing, and fishing.

 

patrick-jacksonPatrick Jackson – Plumbing and Electrical Division Manager

Patrick started working with ASP in 2011, bringing over 20 years of plumbing and electrical experience with him, as well as years of educational training from Hayward and Pentair. He feels it is great to be a part of a team that is so knowledgeable on such a variety of different aspects in the industry. Additionally, Patrick feels proud to be able to accomplish projects from simple plaster work to building a new pool and spa on a third floor in a condominium complex (one of his latest projects). Patrick is happy to be given the opportunity to help build ASP to where it is today, and is excited to see where it is going tomorrow. He loves fishing with his sons, going to their baseball games, and general family fun.

 

Dario Lopez – Plaster Division Manager

Dario started working on the demolition crew when he was 21 and quickly rose up the ranks to become a foreman of the plaster crew and is currently the plaster division manager. Dario’s problem solving abilities and driving personality have earned the respect of his coworkers and customers. When he is not hard at work, he enjoys spending time with his family as well as target shooting.

 

 

Jonathan Cardenas– Permit Division Manager

Prior to working with Alan Smith Pools, Jonathan’s permitting experience was as a Senior Project Manager for a Commercial Sign company and a Senior Account Manager with one of the top Commercial Retail Permitting Firms in the United States. Jonathan’s focus is to develop the Permitting Division and its team members, while educating and assisting clients with the permitting and compliance process. Jonathan is dedicated family man, who enjoys mixed martial arts and riding dirt-bikes.

 

Josh Fulfer– Permit Division Assistant

Before joining Alan Smith Pools in 2018, Josh was the director of his own online marketing and product development software start up in Lexington, Kentucky. The value that he has been able to bring is experience and talent in creating simplified solutions to complex problems. Josh grew up in Idaho and studied Marketing at Boise State University. In his off time he enjoys bodysurfing and exploring the beaches of southern California.

 

Jaime Ascencio – Permit Division Assistant

Jaime is a 6 year US Air Force Security Forces Veteran specializing in Law Enforcement. Jaime brings discipline, attention to detail, and his personable nature to the ASP Permitting Team. With a background in construction, Jaime is knowledgeable with inspection and compliance processes and provides critical updates to our Permitting and Operations Divisions. Jaime enjoys mixed martial arts, swing dancing, and spending time with family.

 

Ray Cassey – Project Manager

In 2010, Ray became a part of the ASP team following 21 years of working with large-scale swimming pool work. He especially enjoys working with a family oriented company and feels the work he does improves the quality of life for his customers. He also enjoys working with such a diverse staff, offering an abundant amount of knowledge as well as a great team environment, in which everyone learns from each other by sharing experiences. Additionally, Ray loves anything to do with sports, whether it’s watching, attending, or playing!

 

Chris Lujan – Project Manager

Chris started off in the pool industry by digging trenches 16 years ago. He has experience in all aspects of the pool remodeling business, from plastering pools to managing projects. Before joining the Alan Smith Pools team, Chris owned his own leak detection company. He loves his job and the fact that each day brings along something different. He enjoys the outdoors and backpacking trips during his spare time.

 

 

 

Ken Rooker – Superintendent

Prior to working at Alan Smith Pools, Ken acquired 15 years of experience in pool service, building and repair. At his previous job, he was a superintendent for commercial pools. His favorite aspect of a project is making sure the customer gets what they want. When Ken has a chance, he likes riding dirt bikes in the desert.

 

 

 

CJ Aragon – Superintendent

CJ came to Alan Smith Pools with 18 years of experience in the pool service business. Before becoming a team member here, he owned his own pool service company. When on the job, CJ enjoys helping the customers achieve their remodeling goal. On his days off, you can find him playing golf or taking the role of a CIF basketball official.

 

Darryl Reuter – Superintendent

Darryl has over 15 years of experience working in the pool and paver industries.  He enjoys the variety of each new projects and getting to meet a new homeowner.  Darryl favorite hobbies is barbequing, cooking and golfing.

richard-leahyRichard Leahy – Water Treatment Technician

Richard started with ASP in 2012, after working for many years gaining experience in quasi-construction, merchandising, electrical, lumber, and building. He also has Navy service experience. Richard is proud to work for ASP because he feels the company is intimate and close-knit, and therefore you can hold yourself and the company more accountable. Richard enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, and riding his unicycle.

 

 


Salvador Garcia –  Water Treatment Technician

After 17 years of Gardening, Salvador joined ASP and has been loyal building his experience for now more than 15 years. Salvador is man of many hats, who contributes a high work ethic in our daily operational routines. The majority of his time outside of work is dedicated to his daughters, and nephews who enjoy attending soccer games.

 

raymond-dennisRaymond Dennis – Quality Assurance Technician

After studying business, Raymond gained 23 years of commercial demolition experience before joining ASP in 2014. Raymond enjoys working in the fast-paced atmosphere at ASP because every job is a different challenge. He likes when customers are happy and satisfied with their finished product, and helping them get to that point. Raymond finds that teamwork, and being in a constantly learning environment, will help to broaden his scope of knowledge for future projects. In his spare time, Raymond motor races, off-road races, fishes, camps, and surfs.

 

Office Staff

danny-garzaDanny Garza – Office Manager and Scheduling Coordinator

Since 1999, Danny has been crucial to the operations of Alan Smith Pools. Before working at ASP, he dedicated four years to the US Marines, focusing on leadership training. Danny is proud to have been a part of ASP for so many years, working with the company from the ground up. He enjoys being able to grow with ASP as it has evolved. Danny spends time with his family and loves watching basketball and other sports.

 

 

 

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Irma Curiel – Accounts Payable and Payroll

Bringing 30 years of accounting knowledge and experience, Irma started at ASP in 2013. Irma has been thrilled to be a part of ASP’s growth and transition period and proud to help streamline payroll systems. She places the upper most importance on the accuracy and quality of her payables. Irma loves cooking, dancing, watching singing and dancing shows, and being creative.

 

 

 

douglas-hernandezDouglas Hernandez – Assistant Controller

Douglas has been with ASP since 2014, bringing with him 6 years of experience working with clients as a tax preparer. Douglas wants to make sure all of ASP’s clients are 100% satisfied with the work done for them and the level of communication. He likes being part of a team that values customer happiness so much, and where everyone wants to help the customer so no one gets left behind. Douglas enjoys hiking, running, camping, and generally being outside.

 

 

rossemary-barriosRossemary Barrios – Human Resources Director

Started working for ASP in 2015.  She previously worked in HR and Payroll Department at Nursing Facilities for 12 Years. She is proud to work with an amazing team that is very family oriented. She says everyone makes her feel welcomed and she is here to stay. Her favorite part is interacting with employees and helping with whatever she can.On her free time she likes to spend quality time with her family, bike to the beach, exercise, and meditate on God’s word.

 

 

racquel-marquinaRacquel Marquina – Project Coordinator

Racquel graced us with her presence in early 2015. She is certified in Medical Assisting and has previously worked in a Doctor’s office. She has spent several years in Human Resource related fields which is why she enjoys interacting and helping customers with communication throughout their project. On her time off, Racquel likes to cook, read, hike, volunteer in children’s programs and spend time with her family.

 

 

Bridgette Navarrete – Assistant Project Coordinator

Bridgette joined the Alan Smith Pools team in 2017. She is 22 years old and currently working on her degree. During her free time you can find her trying new foods, searching through bookstores for new books to read, or spending time with her two little nephews.

 

 

Catherine Hyland – Accounts Receivable

Catherine joined the ASP team in 2013 after previously working as a Veterinary Technician’s assistant. She is currently studying nutrition. She is proud that she is able to help customers solve any problems they may have, assisting to ensure that renovations are going smoothly. Catherine spends her free time with friends, exercises, and goes to the movies.

 

Baltazar Suarez – Payroll & Accounts Payable

 

Facilities Management

Tim Riley – Facilities Manager

Tim came to Alan Smith Pools 3 years ago, with 40 years of experience in high-rise construction. As the facilities manager, he performs general building maintenance for both the office and the warehouse. He also assists with vehicle repairs and material delivery. Whenever he has a chance, Tim enjoys spending time off-roading.

 

 

 

Douglas Delgado – Fleet Mechanic

Douglas has been greatly servicing Alan Smith Pools for 15 years. He has a background of over 30 years of experience in mechanical engineering and has brought an abundance of knowledge on commercial and industrial truck repair. He loves playing the guitar, singing, dancing and playing soccer.

 

 

 

Angel Perez –  Facility Assistant

Prior to starting at Alan Smith Pools in 2016, Angel was an Aerospace machine operator for 3 years. As a team member of our facilities maintenance staff, he is always ready to lend a helping hand with warehouse management and mechanical assistance. On his time off, Angel enjoys watching sports and playing soccer.

 

 

 

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