Bloomer Area Aquatic and Recreation Center Website

Meet Our Team

 Meet our AMAZING staff!

We asked our team to share a little about themselves ....


Karim Bah
Life Guard-Swim Instructor
Hello my name is Karim Bah and I’m a Freshman at Bloomer High School. I enjoy doing lots of activities such as playing basketball, football, scuba diving, snorkeling and swimming. I’ve always loved the water and have even taken my scuba diving class. I am certified to scuba dive anywhere in the world. I also love traveling to new places. I’ve been to Africa three times and all across the United States. I look forward to working as a Lifeguard at the Bloomer Aquatic Center.
Megan Bischel
Life Guard
Hello!  I will be a senior in high school and an accomplishment of mine is making it to state for volleyball my junior year.  I am in many clubs in school such as NHS, Spanish Club, FCA, and yearbook.  My parents are Jarrod and MaryJo Bischel.  I live on our farm and have two dogs named Buddy and Jinx.
Cheri Bowe
Life Guard-Swim Instructor
I am a life-long aquatic enthusiast who enjoys lifeguarding and teaching swim lessons. I am training for the MOPS open water swim race in July and enjoy lake swimming, dog-walking, and gardening.
Katie Bushman
Zumba Instructor
Hi! My name is Katie Bushman, and I'm an Aqua Zumba instructor at Bloomer Aquatic Center. I am a mom to four awesome kiddos, and I live in Tilden with my partner and our house full of kids and pets! I'm also a Zumba® and Zumba ® Kids instructor, a PTO Board member at Hillcrest, and Lions Club member. In my free time I love to crochet, knit, sew, and garden. I love our community and I'm so happy I get to be a part of it doing something that I love!!!
Karla Culver
Life Guard-Swim Instructor
Hi!! I’d like to introduce myself to you. My name is Karla (Clark) Culver. Born and raised in Bloomer on the family farm along with three sisters and my parents John and the late Marie Clark. I raised three children; Chris Butterfield, Halle and Lydia Culver and now I have the privilege To spoil my grandchildren And then send them home. After college I was a travel agent for a few years and then I was fortunate enough to get a job with the USPS in which I held various jobs for 25 years. I ended my career at the USPS as a postmaster when I retired. I’ve worked at the aquatics center for approximately 5 years as a life guard and have taught swimming lessons when needed. I do enjoy both jobs tremendously. Enjoy watching young children go from Being scared of water to little fish. And being a lifeguard forces me to get the exercise I need and enables me to stay a strong swimmer which is needed for the job. Stop in and see me sometime.
Life Guard-
Swim Instructor-
Aerobic Instructor
Hi! My name is McKayla Geissler. I have lived in bloomer my whole life. I am currently going to school for substance abuse counseling. I lifeguard at the aquatic center 3 days a week. I love coming to the pool and meeting new people!
Rachel Glenn
Life Guard-Swim Instructor
Hi, my name is Rachel,
I am from Bloomer and in Highschool. I play volleyball about all year long and I am in powerlifting. My parent's names are Brad and Janelle and I have a sister Morgan, who also works at the pool. I enjoy writing and hanging out with my friends and I am a very organized and tidy person. A goal I have for myself is to live my best life.
Morgan Glenn
Life Guard-Swim Instructor
My name is Morgan Glenn and I work as a lifeguard and swim instructor at the Bloomer Aquatic Center. I have a sister, Rachel, who also works at the pool and my parents are Brad and Janelle Glenn. I will be attending college at the University of Oregon this fall and I plan to study environmental science. I enjoy playing volleyball, reading, hanging out with my friends, and spending time outside.
Bobbie Jeffrey
Swim Instructor
My name is Bobbie Jeffrey and I am a swim lesson instructor here at aquatic center.
I am married and have 3 children. We moved to bloomer a year ago and I work at the bloomer middle school
I enjoy working out and refinishing furniture when I have down time from all the kids activities.
Tatum Jeffrey
Life Guard-Swim Instructor
I'm a freshman at Bloomer High School, and I've been working for the Aquatic Center since April 2019. I am a swim lesson instructor and, finally, a lifeguard when I got certified in March 2020. I have been on the YMCA's swim team for three years, two of those I spent practicing here in Bloomer, where I was first introduced to the pool and it's staff, and got interested in working here. I would even like to be the new swim team coach at this pool after one of my co-workers and friend graduates and leaves, and I get the proper certification. I am very interested in art, wanting to go into cartoon design and animation after high school. I am doing things now that give me practice in graphic design, here in our community. I was one of the two winners in the K-9 T-Shirt contest last year, and my design is on the back of the shirt. I also am the designer of the "Matilda the Musical" shirts, and I also had a role in the production.
Tori Jenneman
Life Guard-Swim Instructor
Hi, my name is Tori Jenneman and i’m a student at Bloomer High. I play volleyball in the fall along with softball and track in the spring. In my free time I enjoy going outside, doing lake activities, and hanging out with my friends.

Jarrod Kressin
Office Staff-
Life Guard

Hi, My name is Jarrod Kressin. I was born and raised here in bloomer for most of my life. My parents are Wendy Kressin and the (late) John Kressin. I am 21 years old and have a husky named Kota. I spend most of my time hanging with friends, working out in the gym or playing with my dog. I am still a college student and plan to be a personal trainer when I complete the program. I’ve worked at the aquatic center for few years then left for college and then came back to work here after changing to doing college online. I enjoy my job I have it gets me to exercise with swimming and getting to work in a place like this is what I’m aiming for when I graduate. Stop in and see me sometime.
Justin Kunsman
Aquatic Director
My name is Justin Kunsman and I am the Aquatic Director for the Bloomer Area Aquatic and Recreation Center in addition to being a Loan specialist at Security Bank Bloomer/New Auburn.

I began working at the Center in September 2009 prior to opening the Aquatic Center. My duties very from maintenance of the pool, daily pool upkeep and reporting , staffing and programing. The pool is a awesome facility and I am proud to have played a important part of its continued success.

I am married with three children, member of the Bloomer school Board and planning Commission.
I enjoy my children’s sports and Family activities along with helping with Bloomer Events.
Deb La Budde
Aerobic Instructor
A little bit about this Water Aerobics instructor Deb:

I moved to Bloomer 32 years ago from Ohio. So, I guess I’m not really a “Bloomerite”, but I’m proud to call Bloomer home. I’m married to a non-Bloomerite, Kim, who I met in Bloomer 30 years ago!
We have 2 adult children, Megan and Joe, who were both lifeguards and swimming lesson instructors here at BBARC. I guess you can call us a “Pool Family”.
I work as a Physician Assistant in Family Medicine, at Mayo Clinic in Bloomer. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, canoeing, fishing, golf, baseball and church. You’ll find us (my husband and me) 3-4 times a week doing/leading water aerobics. Come join us is fun and healthy!
Taylor Meyer
Life Guard-Swim Instructor
Life Guard/ Swimming Lesson Instructor
Hometown: Colfax, WI
School: Currently attending The University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Major: Double majoring in Business Finance and Accounting
Age: 19
Hobbies: Hiking, hunting, fishing, swimming, working out, cooking, and spending time with friends and family
Clubs: University Honors Program
High School Accomplishments:
Graduated as salutatorian of my class
Attended the National FLBA Leadership Conference to compete in the Excel Spreadsheet Applications Event
Member of the national honors society for all four years of high school
           Life Guard-
            Swim Instructor
I'm Cole Michaelsen, I am the son of Noah and Denise Michaelsen. I enjoy running, skiing, and camping. I am attending UW Madison and pursuing a major in Biology. My favorite snack is animal crackers and you can catch me watching Criminal Minds.
Tamara Omar
Life Guard-Swim Instructor
My name is Tamara Omar, and I am a Senior at Bloomer High School. In High School, I have been active in band and jazz band, as well as choir and show choir. I have made it to state solo and ensemble all four years of high school for band and choir. I also auditioned for and was selected for the Wisconsin State Music Association Honors Choir all three years of the high school program. I was also in basketball for all four years of high school. I am also the Senior Class Secretary, and I am involved in the book club, the art club as treasurer, and the student task force as the Secretary. Some of my hobbies outside of school are reading, writing, being outdoors, and making music. I also love hanging out with my dog Chewbacca, and my two cats, Mooki an Mella.

Madilyn Omar
Life Guard-Swim Instructor

My name is Madilyn Omar and I am a freshman at Bloomer High School. My parents are Chris and Brenda Omar and I have 3 siblings. I am in band, jazz band, and choir. I am active in basketball and tennis. I am also the vice president of the freshman class and I am involved in book club and Spanish club. Some of my hobbies include reading, baking, swimming, being outdoors, and hanging out with my cats and dog.
Addy Paulson
Office Staff
Hi, my name is Addy Paulson, Office Staff. I am a Junior at Colfax High School. My parents are Troy and Rebecca Paulson. I am in NHS, FCCLA, FCA, Student Council, and Band. I am planning on going to school to become a CNA and eventually become a Hospice Nurse. I am very close to my family and we love animals. I love to spend time with my friends, sew, bake, and babysit. I think of myself as a hardworking, organized, and thoughtful person. I really enjoy keeping the Aquatic Center clean and organized and love spending time with the kids in the After School Swim Program.
Paige Sittlow
Life Guard-Swim Instructor
Hi my name is Paige sittlow. I am a student at Bloomer High School. In my free time I like to take my dog for walks and spend time with friends and family. I play volleyball in the fall and I enjoy working at the pool.
Emma Smith
Swim Instructor
My name is Emma Leigh. I’m a student at Bloomer High School. I am in student council, National Honor Society, FCA, and Spanish club. I am ranked in the top three academically in my class. Besides school, I run the 800m, 800m relay, 100m hurdles, and 300m hurdles in track. In my free time, I love to spend time with my family, read, play ukulele and piano, and watch movies. As I reach the end of high school, I am hoping to go to college for either environmental science or biochemistry.
Michelle Stolt
Aquatic Lessons & Class Coordinator
Michelle Stolt, Aquatic Lessons and Classes Coordinator, mother of 2 Jacob 2nd grade grace 5K! My husband Ryan and I own the Bloomer Brewing company. I also work for Bloomer Screen Printing. My passion is working at the pool. I have a long background in swimming. I have been a swimmer for as long as I can remember. Competitive swim my whole life up until college. I graduated from the University of Louisville with Bachelor’s in exercise science and health and human performance. I love being around people, teaching and coaching.
Kayla Stolt
Life Guard-Swim Instructor
Hi, I'm Kayla and I've been a lifeguard and swim lesson instructor for 1.5 years at Bloomer Aquatic Center. I've grown up in Bloomer and I'm currently a senior at Bloomer High School and pre-program student in Diagnostic Medical Sonography at CVTC. I'm involved in several student organizations like National Honor Society, Science Olympiad, and Spanish Club. Outside of my time at the pool, I enjoy spending time with friends and staying active through activities like running, hiking, and weight training. I really enjoy my job and I'm proud to be a part of everything the BAC does for our community!
Sawyer Tealey
Life Guard
"I go to UW Stout and study mechanical engineering. I enjoy fishing and swimming.
Nellie Woodruff
Office Staff
Information about myself: I love the outdoors so you'll almost always catch me outside in my free time. I'm originally from Superior Wisconsin but I moved here around 6 years ago. My goals in life are to be successful and to work with animals.
Kelly Yeakey
Swim Instructor-Certification Teacher
Hi you guys, my name is Kelly Yeakey and I have lived in Bloomer my whole life with my parents, Brent and Janelle Yeakey. Currently I am a senior in high school, but I have been working at the pool since I was a freshman. I have both a life guarding certification, and a water safety instructor (WSI) certification. At the pool I typically teach the following classes: parent and child, adult lessons, private lessons, and level one. Along with teaching at the pool, I also coached swim team for three years and I work at the beach. When I am not at the pool, or the beach, I am either at the dance studio in town, or hanging out with friends. I love to swim, dance, cook, bake, and watch movies--my all time favorite is Finding Nemo. Next year I will be attending UW-Stevens Point to become a teacher. i enjoy working at the pool I hope to see you all soon.




November-December 2019 

Bloomer Area Aquatic and Recreation Center | 1731 17th Ave | Bloomer, WI 54724 | (715) 568-3483 |