Our Virginia Staff

We have an experienced team of pool experts

Staff Highlights

Michelle Porter
Michelle currently serves as the President of American Pool Virginia. She started her career with American Pool in 1989 as a receptionist and quickly moved up the ranks – thanks to her ambition and drive. She won the President’s Award (2001) for American Pool for her accomplishments. She has a strong leadership role with both the Virginia and Maryland offices. She enjoys the fast-paced nature of the industry and the family environment.

Michelle attended the University of Maryland and enjoys spending time with her family.

Greg Gochoel
Greg has been involved in the aquatics industry for 19 years. He is currently the Vice President. Before joining our company, he worked as a lifeguard, Staffing Director and General Manager. His area of expertise is in staffing and general business management. He guides the team of professionals and uses his experience to assist them with challenges they may face in their daily duties.

He has an 18-month-old daughter named Gillian and a cat named Mirra. When he’s not working, he enjoys playing golf and spending time at Sunset Beach in North Carolina.

Mark Pol
Mark began his career in the pool industry in 1977 as a pool cleaner. He is currently the Director of Construction. He enjoys the challenges and opportunities that present themselves almost daily in the operation of commercial swimming pools. In 2013, Mark won the Above and Beyond Award.

Mark has a wife, Patti, a son, Charlie, a granddaughter Jada Rose and four godchildren. He is a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals baseball and Washington Redskins football fan.

Antonio Herazo
Antonio began his career in the pool industry in 2007. He traveled from Colombia through a work and travel program to work as a lifeguard. In 2010, he joined American Pool Virginia as a supervisor and worked his way into his current position as Regional Manager. Antonio enjoys the day to day challenges of working in a fast-paced environment. He was awarded the Spirit of Enterprise Award in 2013 for being a “jack-of-all-trades.” Away from work, Antonio enjoys soccer and boxing and studied Industrial Engineering.