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  • Maintenance Training: Feelings…

    Were you at this year’s NAA Education Conference in San Francisco? (If you weren’t there I would highly recommend you consider venturing to the right side of the map in 2017.) During this year’s conference I rekindled relationships with people that I haven’t seen in a while. I even saw a prior student or two that has continued to progress in their maintenance career. Made me feel good… At this...
  • What Should I Do Differently?

    A simple question from a student in a pool class turned into a fantastic discussion recently. The question that opened up the potentially view changing realization was: “My pool inspector is coming tomorrow, what should I do differently?” Not being familiar with local swimming pool code and operations I opened the question up to the class at large. The responses were wide ranging and potentially...
  • Going Postal

    A few months ago I ordered $200 worth of business cards for a webseries I write on the side. To play it safe, I had them sent straight to my friend in New York, where I could pick them up when I arrived later that week for filming. I pulled up the most recent address she sent in an email—having recently moved—and placed my order. But as I drove up that Friday, I had a gnawing feeling that...
  • “My RPM Story” – Daniel

    After four years in the U.S. Navy, I had to make a choice — study medicine or study law. As it turns out, residential property management (RPM) chose me.When I graduated from high school in 2003, I joined the Navy, eventually becoming a Fleet Marine Force hospital corpsman and serving in Marine Corps units. With my second tour in Iraq behind me and an honorable discharge, I started college as a...

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