FRONT RANGE

RECREATION

Meet our Management Team


Jaylene Jones - Owner & President

Jaylene has more than 25 years experience in the swimming pool management industry. She has an extensive background and knowledge in human resources, program development, personnel management and facility operations. As a certified pool operator, she can assist you in budget analysis based on the age, life expectancy and condition of your swimming pool equipment. Jaylene’s dedication and commitment to high-quality service combined with her technical knowledge provides our clients with outstanding service and personalized attention unmatched in the industry.

  • Owner and President since 1999
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development from Colorado State University and a Colorado Teaching License.
  • Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO)® Certification
  • Certified Pool Operator - CPO®
  • SwimAmerica Program Administrator
  • Lifeguard Certified Instructor - American Red Cross LGI

Jennifer Thomas - Company Manager

Jennifer has 19 years experience in the aquatics industry. Her experience includes supervising and training lifeguards in policies and procedures, maintenance and chemical handling, swimming lesson program requirements and teaching techniques, organizing and leading staff meetings and coaching. Jennifer is a certified Instructor through the American Red Cross and conducts several courses annually in Lifeguard Training and CPR. Jennifer assists in the day to day supervision of the swimming pool staff, maintenance, chemicals and overall appearance of the facility. Jennifer’s years of experience in supervising and training lifeguards provides our clients with superior service and management of their facility.

  • 19 Years with Front Range
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Recreation Management from Metro State University
  • Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO)® Certification
  • Certified Pool Operator - CPO®
  • SwimAmerica Site Supervisor
  • Lifeguard Certified Instructor - American Red Cross LGI

Eli Schlagel - Company Manager

Eli has 17 years experience in the aquatics industry. His background includes program development, technical support, training and staff supervision; as well as facility management. Eli assists in the day to day supervision of the swimming pool staff, maintenance, chemicals and overall appearance of the facility. Additionally Eli manages our service department coordinating repairs, installs, and new construction, as well as handles IT support across the company.

  • 17 Years with Front Range
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from University of Colorado Denver
  • Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO)® Certification
  • Certified Pool Operator - CPO®
  • SwimAmerica Site Supervisor
  • Lifeguard Certified Instructor - American Red Cross LGI

Val Vagher - Admin and Office Manager

  • 9 Years with Front Range
  • Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education from University of Northern Colorado
  • Certified Pool Operator - CPO®
  • Lifeguard Certified Instructor - American Red Cross LGI

Technical Support Specialists


Robert Smith - CPO®/AFO® and Drew Oakey - CPO®


Rob and Drew have over fifteen years experience in the maintenance and repair of swimming pools. They are proficient in the practices of operation and preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, repairs and maintenance for pumps, sanitation systems, filters and filtration systems, swimming pool boilers, plumbing and electrical requirements and hydraulics. Rob is factory trained and certified in Raypak, Jandy, Laars, Pentair, Chemtrol, ProMinent, and Strantrol products. Rob and Drew perform the start up and shut down of pool equipment systems, equipment installation and service, as well as maintenance training. Their extensive knowledge allows Front Range Recreation to professionally assist our clients with their needs in pool maintenance, renovations, consulting and repairs.