Our Team

This is our talented team

Our Team

Lori Weber, FOunder/Operator

Lori Weber, Founder and Operator of Lori's H2O Skills, has been a certified Water Safety Instructor since 1989, Certified Pool and Spa Operator since 1996, along with Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid and AED certifications. She is a graduate of Milford High School and swam competitively at the University of Kentucky in 1992-93, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education/Recreation Fitness with emphasis in Exercise Physiology and a minor in Psychology from Northern Kentucky University. She was also the Aquatics Director at M.A.C. for 4 years, Kids First Sports Center for 6 years, and for various YMCAs. She coached competitive swimming for various YMCA and USS swim teams. In 2007, Lori travelled to Brisbane, Australia, where she studied swimming under one of the leading swim schools in the nation, Aquatic Achievers. Lori conducts lessons at Beechmont Racquet and Fitness Club, where she plans to continue teaching advanced, swim team level children and families from Anderson Township. In June 2013, Lori lost her father, Loren “Pete” Wilson, to lung cancer. Pete was a well- known educator in Southeastern Ohio and Northern Kentucky. He saw Lori’s gift and gave her the courage to go forth and the determination to succeed.

Our Team

Meet our loving, enthusiastic and knowledgeable team.

Kyle Weber

Kyle Weber

Pool/Maintenance MANAGER
Kyle Weber, Manager/Operator and Maintenance Director of Lori’s H2O Skills. He is a certified Water Safety Instructor, Certified Pool and Spa Operator, along with Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid and AED certifications. Kyle is a graduate of DeSoto High School, DeSoto, TX in 1989. He attended two years of college and then began a startup business with Duke Power. Kyle has backgrounds in business, PGA Golf and fence installation. His role is vital to maintaining the safety and operation of Lori’s H2O Skills.
Tracy Dargis


Aquatic Coordinator
Tracy is the aquatic coordinator of Lori’s H2O Skills. She graduated from Milford High School in 1989, obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism degree from The Ohio State University in 1993. Tracy is a certified WSI (water safety instructor), Lifeguard, First Aid and AED. After, graduating from OSU, Tracy became a Pre-School Teacher for 20 years. She loves working with kids! Tracy is married and has two wonderful children, Ashley and Ben. Her hobbies include watching her kids play sports, hiking, reading and scrapbooking. She looks forward to seeing everyone at Lori’s H2O Skills!
Amy Conover

Amy Conover

General Manager
Amy Conover is our general manager.  She graduated in 1988 from Milford High School and received an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant license and worked in Milford in the dental field for over 30 years.  She recently retired from the dental field and decided it was time for a career change.  She lives in Milford with her husband.  She has 3 sons, Kody, Ethan, and Cole and 2 “bonus” daughters, Nicolette and Madison.  Her hobbies are spending time with her family and she loves to read. She looks forward to seeing you and helping you anyway she can at Lori’s H2O Skills.
Macy Brown


Swim Teacher

Hi my name is Macy Brown.  I graduated High School from Clermont Northeastern.  I plan on attending UC Clermont to study Early Childhood Education.  It has always been a dream of mine to teach little kids how to learn.  I can’t wait for that day to come.  I’ve never been a competitive swimmer but ever since I was a little girl I have always enjoyed the water.  My heart has always been set on working with children and with this I get to help kids learn and help them improve on their swimming! 

Meda Craig


Welcome Representative

Meda is one of our Front Desk Receptionists who grew up in Milford as she attended St. Andrew's Catholic School and graduated from Milford High School in 1967. She started her career in the insurance industry in Cincinnati and after she moved to Venice, FL., she continued her career in insurance specializing in corporate/consumer property, casualty, disaster, and personal life insurance. After 40 years of a successful career, she finally retired in 2013 and moved back to Milford to be closer to old friends and family (3 daughters and 5 grandchildren). Meda is enjoying her retirement, reacquainting with old friends and getting more involved in the community. She is CPR/First Aid/AED certified and is ready to welcome all of our guests to Lori's H2O Skills.

Katie Bauer


Katie Bauer is a member of our Front Office staff. She grew up in the Cincinnati area, graduating from Lakota West High School before moving on to major in Education at Ohio State University. She now teaches at Lakota Ridge Junior School but lives in Milford. At age 14, she started working with elementary and junior high kids as a summer camp counselor. She enjoys being surrounded by young smiling faces in all she does. Helping others in anyway is truly her passion and purpose.
Julia Richardson


Swim Teacher
Julia grew up in Dayton, Ohio and feels grateful to have the opportunity to expand her horizons to Milford, Ohio.  She has loved swimming since the day she was born and competed from age 3-18.  Now that Julia is older, she loves getting to teach all ages how to swim and be safe in and around the water.  In her free time, she loves to travel with family and find different ways to befriend animals she encounters.  Julia is excited to meet you and your children at the swimming pool.
Joni Bacon


Swim Teacher
Joni is a part time swim instructor at Lori’s H20 when she is needed.  She has taught classes for Lori in the past and loves spending time in the water, watching students grow through the different levels.  Joni is an Intervention Specialist for Cincinnati Public Schools, and has worked for Clermont County Development Disabilities for the past 7 years.  At CCDD Joni participated in “Sensory Swim” with her class three times a week and loved working with different students teaching them basic swim skills and supporting them during Special Olympics. When Joni isn’t at work, she chases around three children (15, 13, and 10) and husband who love to play sports and be involved in their community. Joni is a bubbly person who loves to smile and make others laugh.
Kim Magella


While living in Florida in the 1990's, not a week, or sometimes even a day went by without hearing on the news of the tragic drowning of a child, and I was determined that my own three young children would not become just another statistic.  I sought out the ISR program, and after witnessing not only the amazing skills this program gave my children but also the beautiful self-esteem that blossomed as a result, I decided more parents needed to have the opportunity to choose ISR for their families. I trained to be a Certified Instructor in 1996 in Orlando.  After completing my training, my family moved to Raleigh, NC where I taught for two years before moving back to the Cincinnati area where my husband and I both grew up. I pursued Master Instructor training and completed MI Certification in 2003.  ISR has had a profound impact on my life and the lives of my children and family.  Every child is special and deserves the opportunity to receive "the gift of a lifetime" through ISR Self-Rescue™ skills.  Even after all these years and many, many students, it is like watching the hand of God work miracles every time I see a child rollback to float independently.


I swam competitively since I was 9 years old. I graduated from Mother of Mercy high school in 2001. I graduated from The University of Findlay in 2005 with a BFA in Children's Book Illustration. I illustrated a published children's book by Cincinnati native Cyndy Driehaus immediately following graduation. I found my niche teaching children and had additional education through The Greater Cincinnati Center for Montessori Education. I had my son in Feb 2014 and began working as a 2nd shift caregiver for developmentally disabled adults so I could spend the day caring for my baby. I am extremely happy to be back in the water!!!
Phyllis Drilling


Swim Teacher
Phyllis Drilling is a Water Aerobics and Swim Lessons teacher at Lori's H2O Skills. She graduated from a small high school no one's ever heard of (but they went to KY Sweet 16 in 1948!) and grew up swimming in the KY River. She earned a BS in math education from EKU in 1970 and MA from UK, also math education, 1974. She's taught Bible school, CCD, 7-12th grade math & adults, subbed all grade levels K-12 and subjects, been a Girl Scout leader, soccer coach, PTA/PTO worker, and water aerobics instructor. She is mother of four successful, wonderful Milford High and college graduates and a grandmother. She and her husband moved their family to Milford from the Lexington, KY area when their youngest daughter was 1-1/2 so she has worked on school functions for 29-1/2 years. Hobbies are gardening, reading, traveling & watching the grandson grow.
Lauren Best


Swim teacher

Hi my name is Lauren Best.  I’m currently a senior at Clermont Northeastern High School.  After I graduate high school, I plan to go to college and become a nurse practitioner.  When I was young, I learned to swim from Lori and have always loved being in the water since then.  I was never a competitive swimmer growing up but I was always very active and played basketball and soccer.  I spend most of my time at Lake Cumberland swimming, water skiing and surfing.  I love being able to teach kids how to swim because it’s something they will remember and use the rest of their lives!  I love being in the water with them and seeing them improve.

Kate Lane


Swim Teacher/ Party host
Kate is a swim instructor and special events host at Lori’s H20 Skills. She is a senior at Milford High School who is in involved in cross country, National Honor Society, Hope Squad, Student Ambassadors and Teaching Professions! Kate also lifeguards and teaches swim lessons at Miami Hills Swim and Tennis Club where she has her CPR, First Aid and AED certifications. She loves working with kids that she plans to study elementary education in her near future. She loves working with kids and is thrilled to be apart of the Lori’s team!
Elizabeth Miracle


Welcome representative

Liz grew up in the Goshen/Blanchester area and currently lives in Mt Orab. She is a home school graduate of 1998. Liz previously worked as an assembly line leader and enjoys working with people. Liz enjoys spending time with her grandkids and her fur babies.

Landon Bacon


Swim teacher
Landon is a freshman in college attending Thomas more university that loves to swim, play sports, and play video games. In his free time Landon plays basketball with his friends.
Mackenzie Reynolds


Swim Teacher 
Hi! My name is Mackenzie! I'm a sophomore at CNE Highschool. Although I have never swam competitively, I have always loved the water. While I attended the YMCA, I discovered I enjoyed teaching others how to swim too. I like making connections with the kids and making them laugh. I'm very excited to be a part of Lori's team!
Madison Boler


Madison is a front desk receptionist. She was born and raised in Frankfort, Kentucky and graduated from Franklin County High School in 2018. Madison currently attends Northern Kentucky University, where she studies Music Education and is very active in various leadership organizations. She will graduate in Spring 2023. She also works as a Choral Scholar at Loveland Presbyterian Church and just recently became a Junior Voice Instructor for the Northern Kentucky University Preparatory Program. Madison loves singing and working with kids!
Hannah Daniels


Swim Teacher
Hi I’m Hannah! I’m a 16 year old from Milford, Ohio! I am a junior at Milford High School! I have swam for most of my life and it all started with Ms. Lori! I loved swimming and competed for
most of my life until I entered high school. I have coached and worked with kids many times before and enjoy it so much! I swam at Terrace Park Country Club and won many ribbons but I enjoyed it so much! I love swimming and working with kids and enjoy every second of it!
Abby Leatherwood


Swim teacher / Party host
Abby is a swim teacher and special events host at Lori's H2O Skills. She graduated from Milford High School in 2017 where she was a member of National Honors Society and the swim team. She has also swam for Milford Area Swim Team since 2010. Abby just completed her first year at Ohio Northern University where she is pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Spanish. She is also involved in multiple organizations on campus, made Dean's List, and is on the swim team! She has always been passionate about working with children, and is thrilled to be apart of the team here at Lori's!
Lindsey Taylor


Swim teacher
Hi my name is Lindsey Taylor and I’m currently a Junior at Milford High School. I play soccer and run track. After I graduate high school I plan to attend college for physical therapy. I have always loved swimming and being around the water. I love working with kids and seeing them develop stronger skills in the water!
Catherine Mason


Catherine is a current senior at Milford high school. She is a part of student council and national honor society, and soccer. Catherine is also a lifeguard at Miami hills swim and tennis club, where she has her first aid, cpr, and aed certifications. She was on swim team for about four years when she was younger and loves to swim! She loves working with kids and being a part of the Lori’s team!
Nathan Klick


SWIm TEACHER / Great white sharks coach
I am open to teach any kind of student - I am 18 - I love to swim, I have completed four years of varsity high school Swimming and varsity Water polo - I love teaching!
Anna Best


Swim Teacher 
Hi my name is Anna Best! I’m currently attending Clermont Northeastern High School. I play soccer, basketball and run track. After high school I plan to attend college for nursing. I was taught how to swim by Lori when I was younger. I never was a competitive swimmer, but I do spend a lot of time in the water. I adore working with children and watching them improve!
Kasey Shumard


SWIM TEACHER / Party host
Hello, my name is Kasey Shumard, I’m 17 years old and I attend the University of Cincinnati. I currently play tennis for Milford High School and have done so for the past 3 years. I have worked with kids before, at Miami Hills Swim and Tennis Club, and I am excited to continue teaching them how to swim at Lori’s. I also love to have fun so I help out with special events. I look forward to teaching your kids and having fun with them at birthday parties.
Ashley Taylor


Swim teacher
Hi my name is Ashley Taylor. I’m currently attending Milford High School. After I graduate, I plan to become a nurse practitioner. I’ve always loved swimming from a young age, although I didn’t pursue it competitively. I have been active throughout my life by playing soccer and basketball. During my life I’ve spent a lot of time in the water, whether it be in lakes, pools, or oceans. I love spending time with kids of all ages and love to see them having fun and improving!
Grace Rosenbaum


SWIM Teacher
Grace is a freshman at Xavier University studying Nursing. She is one of four children and they were/still all competitive swimmers. Grace's family grew up in the pool and love spending time together swimming. She was a competitive swimmer for Milford Area Swim Team for 10 years. Grace was also on varsity all four years of high school at McNick. She is looking forward to being part of Lori's H2O team because her love for teaching children and seeing their progress in and out of the pool!
Jen Lotz


Welcome Representative
Bio Coming Soon
Alexis Van De Grift


Swim Teacher
Hi, im alexis! i love fashion, swimming (im basically a human fish), listening to music, hanging out with friends and family, and being outside. :) I have a younger brother, a small dog, and a fat cat all that I adore very much.
McCristy Gould


Swim teacher
Hi, my name is McCristy Gould. During the day I work as a secretary at the Greene School. Now that my children are older I am happy to come combine my love of kids, teaching, and swimming as a sub at Lori's H2O. In my free time I love to swim, tread, read and travel. I love meeting new people and look forward to seeing you in the pool.
Angela Domingez


Hello my name is Angel! I am a swim teacher at Lori's H20 and love teaching! I am also a manager at Fuego, my family's restaurant. I am a student at NKU studying business and entrepreneurship. As well as the MHS Girls Wrestling Coach. For fun I enjoy swimming, yoga, working out, writing and spending time with God, family & friends! ♥️
Daniese Engel


Swim Teacher 
Retired from corporate America and a former University professor Daniese joined the Lori's H2O staff encouraged by her friend teacher/swim instructor Phyllis. After spending the last few years in water areobics classes becoming a swim instructorwas a natural progression. Daniese believes that it is important for everyone to know how to swim either for fun, competition, or simply to survive if the need arises. "I hope to see you at the pool!"