Craig W. Wooster is the President and Owner of Pool Specialists. Craig founded Pool Specialists in 2003 and has worked in the aquatic industry for 12 years. Before owning Pool Specialists, Craig received a Masters in Computer and Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). From there, he designed flight computers for military aircrafts and provided technical field applications support for semi-custom and custom ASICs. After a few years in application engineering, he moved into the world of semiconductor sales and marketing. After the semiconductor industry crashed, Craig decided to open his own pool maintenance company. He has always had a love for aquatics; he has been a competitive swimmer since the age of seven and worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor in his youth.
Terri Wooster is the Director of Finance and Human Resources. She is also in charge of hiring and managing the lifeguards for the commercial/community pools. Terri makes sure that each lifeguarded community pool is treated like her own neighborhood pool with personal attention. Terri joined Pool Specialists in 2014 after closing her Retail Business. For 16 years, Terri owned and operated Papertown a Raleigh, NC local party supply store specializing in weddings, events and party merchandise and services. Terri has been married to Craig for over 34 years. They have raised their 2 children in Raleigh. While the children were growing up, Terri was active in the neighborhood swim and racquet club; she served as the Tar heel Diving Association Representative and coordinated the youth sports banquet and many other social events.
Farran Levy is the Director of Marketing. Farran has been involved in aquatics her entire life, at the age of 15, Farran’s first job was a Lifeguard, then Dive Coach and Pool Manager. Farran has worked for Pool Specialists since 2004. Farran grew up in Raleigh, Graduated from Leesville High School in Raleigh and from FIDM in San Diego with a degree in Marketing. Farran enjoys Gymnastics, Swimming, Diving and being a Mom. Farran has 2 boys that keep her busy with Football and BMX Biking.
Andrea is the Administrative Assistant. Andrea joined Pool Specialists in February of 2020 bringing her 20+ years of administrative experience. Andrea was born and raised in Washington, DC and relocated to Raleigh in 2000. Most recently Andrea has spent 7 years employed by the NC State government. Andrea enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, playing board games, and the beach.
Lamar is the Service Manager and oversees all of the Maintenance Technicians and Customer Routes. Lamar also provides training and education for all the service technicians. Lamar joined Pool Specialists in March of 2017; he is a Military Veteran who served 6 years in the United States Navy and brings 20 years of customer service experience. Lamar was raised in Niagara Falls-Buffalo New York. After Lamar’s tour of duty, he relocated to Raleigh North Carolina in 2010. Lamar enjoys family, cooking and helping people.
Derek is the Operations Manager for Pool Specialists. Derek has been with Pool Specialists since March of 2006. He oversees all of the Maintenance Schedules, Customer and Inventory. Derek also does all of our Pool Schools, consults on site, and inspections. When Derek isn't in the office or at your pool, he enjoys disk golf, flying, and rescuing animals.
Amanda is the IT Specialist. We refer to her as the Geek in Training. Amanda joined Pool Specialists in 2017 and her first project was writting the current website. Amanda's other responsibilities include keeping the computers and network operational and up to date. Amanda attends Leesville High School, enjoys playing soccer on NCFC and spending time with friends.