Meet the Staff – Aquatics


Hello! My name is Steve Trick.  I am the Aquatic Supervisor. I started out in aquatics when I was sixteen, as a lifeguard.  I came to the City of Vandalia in October of 2013 and am one of only three Certified Pool Operators (CPO) that the City employs. I have been married for 32 years with two sons.


Hello, my name is Tyler Brannon. I have been working for the City of Vandalia since June of 2014 as a Red Cross certified lifeguard, water safety instructor, and lifeguard instructor. I grew up going to the Vandalia Rec Center and Cassel Hills Pool; it is certainly like a second home to me. I attend the University of Toledo. My major is marketing. I spend a good amount of time at Dale Hollow Lake in Byrdstown, Tennessee. I like to spend my free time fishing, boating, swimming, and participating in many other outdoor activities.



Greetings! My name is Mrs. Debbie Campbell. I have been with the VRC aquatics since July 2010 as a lifeguard, a Certified Water Safety Instructor (Learn-To-Swim Instructor), a Certified Lifeguard Instructor, and a Deck Supervisor. I love working with the patrons teaching them about water safety and how to swim. I want to thank all of the parents of those who I come in contact.  Allowing your children to share in the growth and learning process is a great leap of faith.  I appreciate the opportunity to spend this experience with you and your children.


Hello! I’m Lois Gribler. I’ve been life-guarding, teaching swim lessons and coaching for 49 years. I have worked at the VRC 11 years since retiring as a junior high math teacher. I enjoy traveling with my husband, playing bassoon, driving our classic MG sports car and volunteering.


Hi, my name is Lynae Fiamengo. I am a proud resident of Vandalia. I have been teaching for 28 years in Maryland, California and Ohio educating children from Kindergarten to High School, recently I have been working with students with Multiple Disabilities. I have completed the Red Cross Water Safety Instructor’s Class. I am certainly in my element instructing Parent/Child, Preschool and Learn to Swim classes.  Come swim with us for a safe recreational experience and a challenging one in the swim classes.  


Hello, my name is Gary LaBianco III, and I am a sophomore in college pursuing a degree in electrical engineering.  I enjoy swimming and making music in my spare time, and I have two younger brothers.  I have been working as a lifeguard for a little longer than two years now, and I love it!


My name is Brandon Lease. I have worked at the Recreation Center for over 3 years, working as a lifeguard, instructor, and supervisor for the pool. I’m currently at Wright State for bio-medical engineering.



Hi! My name is Nic Seibert. I am a sophomore at Wright State University studying Mechanical Engineering. My hobbies include hanging out with my friends and working on cars. I am an Eagle Scout and have been working in aquatics for three years. I love helping people out in whatever way I can!


Hi! My name is Anita. I have lived in Vandalia most of my life and have been at the Vandalia Rec Center since 2007. I work in Aquatics as a Certified Water Safety Instructor. I love teaching kids how to swim and really enjoy contributing to our swim program.

My name is Jill Campbell. I have worked at the VRC since January 2017 serving as a lifeguard and swim instructor. I have been married for 26 years and am the mother of six great kids. I enjoy homeschooling my four youngest children and volunteering at my church. In my spare time I enjoy competing in triathlons and road races, camping and taking care of my chickens.


My name is Marcus Leonardi. I work at the Vandalia Recreation Center as a lifeguard and Deck Supervisor. I am currently attending Sinclair and am studying for my bachelors degree in chemical engineering. In my free time I enjoy working on cars and spending time with friends.

Hi, I’m Angie Brooks, and I’m returning to the position of Aquatics Coordinator. I have worked at the VRC intermittently since 2001, when it opened! I have held the positions of fitness attendant, climbing wall attendant, group fitness instructor (water fitness, Zumba, boot camp, and Senior Strength), and Aquatics Coordinator (2014-15). I am happy to be coming back, as the VRC is one of my favorite places to be. In my time outside of VRC, I am married with a lovely blended family of seven, and I teach math at Sinclair Community College.


Hello my name is Victoria Gunckel. I am a supervisor, lifeguard, and swim lesson instructor. I am a student a Wright State University studying finance.