Meet the Guards


 aa39dfcb0715ee9208040331df9e43fe.jpg Arthur
Newsome
Head Lifeguard
This is Arthur's first year at the pool but comes with a great deal of experience. Currently he is lifeguard supervisor at Lifetime in Novi, and has worked at other pools in the area.
f651845696aa798e49088e300c0c9a17.png Michael
Halvorsen
Assistant Head Lifeguard
Mike has been a lifeguard at VOCAA for almost six years, and a resident of Village Oaks his entire life. He studies Advertising at CMU, along with photography and graphic design.
933513ad21be735511cbfbea7b4487f5.jpg  Amber
Staudt
Swim Instructor/ Assistant Head Lifeguard
Amber is a recent graduate from Marygrove College and is going to nursing school in the fall. This is her fourth year coordinating lessons at VOCAA. Amber has lived in Village Oaks for over 20 years.
  Amanda
Ciolli
Lifeguard
This is Amanda's first year as a guard at Village Oaks. She currently attends Novi High School and is on the Diving Team. She also lives in Village Oaks.
 bd73fedfa3e12430ba306a8df7c770cd.jpg Ellen
Czajka
Lifeguard
 
This is Ellen's second year working at VOCAA. She is a junior at EMU, studying Criminal Justice. One day I hope to become a Homicide Detective.
  Preston
Engler
Lifeguard
This is Preston's first year at the Village Oaks Pool. He goes to Novi High School and is on the Marching Band and the Ski Team.
bc65ca8dceb160df8c41b6e1d558ad09.jpg  Dane
Holst
Lifeguard
Dane has worked at the Village Oaks Pool for the last few years. He just finished up his first year at Cal Poly. 
7a3b24c8e8fc42d47a2607b707e036f7.jpg  Joel
Kotyk
Lifeguard
Joel is going recent Novi High School graduate and is attending Michigan State University in the Fall, Go Green! He also recently earned his Eagle Scout. He swam competitively on the Novi Sturgeons.
 32fdff5e096ba5b0731bee1aeadad9de.jpg Sarah
Liddicoat
Lifeguard
Sarah has been a lifeguard for five years. This is her third year at Village Oaks. Sarah is a third year nursing student at Valparaiso and hopes to specialize as an OBGYN nurse.
e47b0a7303250706b06d6626b7f3f196.jpg Idalia Moore
Lifeguard
Idalia is a recent graduate from Novi High School and will be going to Michigan State University in the Fall. She splits her time at the Village Oaks Pool and the Farmington Costick Center.
05e472a9fbda9d595af1bdcb6cee6762.jpg Andrew
Shuffett
Lifeguard
Andrew is a 5th year student at MSU and has at the pool since 2013. (2012, unofficially) If he is not guarding, or in class, he can usually be found on the Fields of Justice, playing video games.
 103d491697dce324fe8056c72f7db47d.jpg Holly
Shuffett
Lifeguard
Holly is a recent Novi High School graduate and is attending OCC in the Fall. When she is not lifeguarding she likes to read, write and listen to 80's rock bands.
  Alex Yuan
Lifeguard
This is Alex's first year at the pool. He will be a senior next year at Novi High School and he is on the Swim Team.