2018 STAFF

  

DIRECTOR:  Tom Hoy returns for his 17th season as Director after serving as the Assistant Director for 21 years.  After teaching math and coaching several sports for 46 years, Tom is enjoying being retired, doing some tutoring, and spending more time at Kanawha.  Tom and his wife, Kathy, have 5 children and 8 grandchildren.

 

 ASSISTANT DIRECTOR:  Martha Hodges returns for her 19th season as Assistant Director after having been the head lifeguard for 13 years.  Martha is a retired teacher, who now does some substituting, spends a lot of time at Kanawha, and coaches the Girls and Boys Tennis Teams at Tuckahoe Middle School.  She will also be in charge of the Early Bird Swim and the Lifeguarding classes.

 

PART-TIME ASSISTANT DIRECTOR:  Chip Carter returns for his 11th season as an Assistant Director.  Chip is the English Department Chairman at Godwin High School and is also the newspaper advisor there.   Chip and his wife, Terri, have 2 daughters.

 

MEMBERSHIP AND ACCOUNTING:  Deborah Proffitt

 

 

 

LIFEGUARDS

 

HEAD LIFEGUARD:  Yvonne Taylor returns as head lifeguard for a fourth year.  This is her 8th season as a lifeguard after 1 as a gatekeeper.  She will graduate from Christopher Newport University next spring and is an accomplished dancer.

HEAD LIFEGUARD:  Andrew Payne moves up to head lifeguard this summer.  Andrew is a 2017 graduate of Glen Allen High School, where he ran cross country and track.  He is a rising sophomore at Virginia Tech, and this is his 3rd summer as a lifeguard at KRA.

Harper Ward will be a lifeguard for her 4th season after working in the snack bar.  She is a 2016 graduate of Douglas Freeman, where she played field hockey.  She is a rising junior at Longwood University.

Caroline Willhite will be a lifeguard for her 3rd season, after a year as a gatekeeper.  She is a 2018 graduate of Steward School, where she was a member of the Drama Club, Chorus, and the National Honor Society.  Caroline will attend James Madison University in the fall.

Leanne Larkin will be a for her 2nd season, after a year as a gatekeeper.  She is a rising senior at Douglas Freeman, where she plays volleyball, basketball, and lacrosse, and she is active in the Student Council.

Tori Booth will be a lifeguard for her 2nd season, after substituting for a year.  She is a rising senior at Douglas Freeman.

Rett Hill will be a lifeguard for his 2nd season.  He is a 2017 graduate of Deep Run High School's Technology Specialty Center, where he played tuba in the concert band, marching band, and pep band.  He is a rising sophomore at Appalachian State University and plays tuba in the marching band there.

Annie Stephens will be a lifeguard this summer after working 2 seasons as a gatekeeper.  She is a rising junior at Douglas Freeman, where she is a member of the swim team, and she is an accomplished piano player.

Jordan Barnes will be a lifeguard this summer after working 1 season as a gatekeeper.  She is a rising junior at Douglas Freeman and is very active in Kanawha's diving program.

Currie Costen joins the lifeguard staff for her 1st season after substituting last year.  She is a rising junior at Douglas Freeman and is an accomplished dancer.

Lily Crawford joins the lifeguard staff for her 1st season.  She is a rising junior at Collegiate, where she plays volleyball, basketball, and lacrosse.

Kenzie Gilson joins the lifeguard staff for her 1st season.  She is a rising junior at Douglas Freeman, where she is a member of the Show Choir and the Thespian Society.  She had a major part in the spring production of "Music Man" at DSF.

Ellieblue Gurkin joins the lifeguard staff for her 1st season.  She is a rising junior at Douglas Freeman, where she plays volleyball.

Ashley Henneberger joins the lifeguard staff for her 1st season.  She is a 2018 graduate of Glen Allen High School and was valedictorian of her class.  She also ran cross country and track.  She will attend Davidson College in the fall and run cross country and track there.

Maddy Miller joins the lifeguard staff for her 1st season, after substituting last year.  She is a rising junior at Douglas Freeman, where she plays lacrosse.  She is also an accomplished dancer.

Sarah Ann Mottley joins the lifeguard staff for her 1st season, after substituting last year.  She is a rising junior at Douglas Freeman, where she is a member of the swim team and the Show Choir.

Emma Phelps joins the KRA lifeguard staff for her 1st season, after working at Three Chopt for the past few summers.  She graduated from Douglas Freeman in 2017, where she was captain of the cross country team and a member of the swim team.  She is now a rising sophomore at the University of Richmond.

Taylor Pounders joins the lifeguard staff for her 1st season, after substituting last year.  She is a rising junior at Douglas Freeman, where she plays field hockey and lacrosse.

Lowell Smith joins the lifeguard staff for his first season.  He is a rising junior at Douglas Freeman, where he runs cross country, winter track, and spring track.

 

 

 

GATEKEEPERS

 

Susanna Shepherd will be a gatekeeper for her 2nd season.  She is a rising sophomore in the Mills Godwin Specialty Center.

Zoe Hessian joins the gatekeeper staff for her 1st season after substituting last year.  She is a rising sophomore at the Humanities Center at Hermitage High School, where she is a member of the Thespian Society and Model UN.

Sally Mumford joins the gatekeeper staff for her 1st season.  She is a rising junior at Douglas Freeman, where she is a member of the tennis team.

Grace Perkins joins the gatekeeper staff for her 1st season.  She is a rising sophomore at St. Catherine's School, where she is a member of the swim team.

Harrison Woodley joins the gatekeeper staff for his 1st season.  He is a rising junior at Steward School, where is a member of the soccer and lacrosse teams and is the manager for the varsity basketball team.