PHTA Midwest Chapter Volunteer Information

The PHTA Midwest Chapter is run by dedicated volunteers that make up independent manufacturers, distributors, swimming pool builders, retailers, landscapers and service companies for the Pool & Spa community.  The chapter is always looking for volunteers to help on the chapter in any capacity.  

The PHTA Midwest Chapter stops meeting in April and resumes again in August to avoid disrupting your busy season activities.  It takes time to ramp up your involvement so the sooner you sign up, the sooner you can start helping other volunteers improve our industry.


The chapter is organized in the following manner.


  • Board of Directors (Serve 3 Year Terms)

    • 12 Members 

  • Officers (Serve 1 Year Terms)

    • Must be Directors

    • President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer

  • Committee Chairperson 

    • Only Directors are able to be Chairperson

    • Chairperson Runs & Manages Committee

  • Committee Volunteer 

    • Can Volunteer on 1 or more Committees​

APSP Midwest President - Dan Lenz

Dan Lenz is the current President of the APSP Midwest Chapter.

Dan is an APSP Certified Building Professional as well as an APSP Certified Trainer.  He is the Vice President of All Seasons Pools, Spas & Outdoor Living in Orland Park, IL and joined the Midwest APSP Chapter in 2014 as a director on the board.  Along with being our Chapter's current President, Dan has served as past Vice President, and currently also serves on our Design Awards, Social Media & Website Committees.  


All Seasons Pools offers award winning in ground shotcrete, fiberglass and vinyl lined swimming pool design and construction, as well as year round award winning in ground pool and spa services throughout Southwest Chicagoland.

Vice President - Phil Farmakis

Phil Farmakis is currently the Vice President of the Midwest APSP Chapter.

​Phil joined our Midwest Chapter Board in 2012, and is the Branch Manager at Aqua-Gon in New Berlin, WI and Hot Tub Brand Manager for Aqua-Gon.  Phil also serves on our Communications & PR committee.


Aqua-gon is a Midwest wholesale distributor to the swimming pool and spa industry with locations in Naperville IL, New Berlin WI, Maryland Heights MO, and St. Michael MN.

Treasurer - Nadine Nuzzo

Nadine Nuzzo is currently the Treasurer for the Midwest APSP Chapter.

Nadine is Retail Division Manager at Arvidson Pools and Spas.  She joined the Midwest APSP Chapter in 2017 as a member of our Board of Directors.


Arvidson Pools & Spas has Illinois retail locations in Crystal Lake, Palatine and St. Charles.  They build shotcrete and vinyl lined in ground pools and have a full, year round service department.

Secretary - Matt Rozeski

Matt Rozeski is currently the Secretary for the Midwest APSP Chapter.

Matt is an APSP Certified Building Professional (CBP) and is the owner of Penguin Pool.  He joined the Midwest APSP Chapter in 2014 as a director on the board.  Along with being the Secretary, Matt also works on the Design Awards & Website committee.  

Penguin Pools offers inground vinyl liner & figerglass inground swimming pools throughout SE WI; along with full service and weekly maintenance.

Director - Jason Miller

Jason Miller is currently serving as a Director on the Board of the APSP Midwest Chapter.

Jason is an APSP Certified Service Professional, who is the owner of A-1 Pools of West Bend, WI, and joined the Midwest APSP Chapter in 2008 as a member of our Board of Directors.  Along with his service as a current member of our Board of Directors, Jason has served for many years in various chapter positions, most notably as past Chapter President. 

A-1 Pools has a retail store in West Bend, WI, and offers award winning, year round award pool and spa services.

Director-Mallory Bjekich-Wachowski

Mallory is currently serving as a director of the Midwest Chapter board.

Mallory is the Retail Operations Manager of award winning retailer and builder DesRochers Backyard Pools and Spas. She oversees operations of their three retail locations in the Chicagoland area. She has worked for DesRochers Backyard Pools and Spas since 2006. Mallory is also currently serving as co-chair of the Midwest WAVE young professional network, and serves on the PHTA National Retail Council. Mallory was awarded PHTA Young Professional of the Year in 2018 on the national level. 

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