Meet the Team
Virginia Pool, Spa & Fountain Professionals
The Douglas Aquatics team is comprised of a variety of experienced and qualified professionals who are dedicated to providing quality products and services. Several of the Douglas Aquatics staff have completed rigorous courses through The Genesis 3 Design School, an accredited program designed to challenge and inspire industry professionals to adhere to strict construction and design standards, ultimately offering clients nothing short of the highest quality. Our team maintains an active membership with the APSP, Association of Pool and Spa Professionals and several of our staff have earned CBP: Certified Building Professional, CSP: Certified Service Professional, CMS: Certified Maintenance Specialist designations by passing an administered exam and committing themselves to the highest standards of workmanship, service, and construction. We take pride in giving our customers the attention, expertise and professionalism they deserve.
Sandy Whiteside Office Coordinator
Sandy joined our team in 2017 as our Office Coordinator and has numerous years of accounting experience. Sandy thrives on the numbers and is always happy to assist our customers with any accounting questions. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her daughter, family and her two puppies, Riley and Khloe. She also enjoys playing pool and DIY projects.
Pool Management Director
Neill Lewis Pool Management Director
Neill joined Douglas Aquatics in a full-time role in 2009 after eight years of seasonal work that included lifeguarding, managing, and supervising. He currently holds the role of Pool Management Director. Neill has a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management from Tusculum College. He’s also a Certified Pool Operator through the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals and an American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Trainer.
Vice President / Service Manager
Michelle Church Vice President / Service Manager
Michelle joined Douglas Aquatics in 2002 as a Maintenance Technician. During her employment with Douglas Aquatics, Michelle has been promoted to several positions including Office Assistant, Maintenance Supervisor and Office Manager. Michelle was named Vice President of Douglas Aquatics in 2017 and concurrently holds the role of Service Manager. In Michelle’s spare time she likes to spend time with her family and her fur babies.
David Malcom Construction Manager
David joined Douglas Aquatics in 2004 as a crew leader. He worked his way up and currently holds the role of Construction Manager. David states, “I enjoy the process of creating beautiful projects.” He is the only Certified Building Professional (CBP) in Central Virginia. David is married with two children and three grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys target practice and raising Boerboels, a breed of African Mastiff.
Doug Salvia President
F. Douglas Salvia founded Douglas Aquatics in 1970 with Douglas W. Langford, hence the DOUGLAS in Douglas Aquatics. Doug obtained his swimming pool knowledge from his employment with Hamilton Swimming Pool Service in Alexandria, VA, from 1963 to 1965. He completed the NSPI Swimming Pool Operators Course in 1963, and has been licensed as a Commercial Pool Operator in Washington, DC; Alexandria, VA; Arlington, VA; Fairfax, VA; and Virginia Beach, VA. Doug attended Virginia Commonwealth University, graduating with a BS in Economics. Doug is a past President and Ethics Chairman of the Southeastern Chapter of the former National Pool and Spa Institute, and past President of the Central Virginia Chapter of the former National Pool and Spa Institute. In his spare time, Doug enjoys flying, collecting antique cars and spending time with his wife, Dianne, and their timber wolf.