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Minds for Engineering
Imaginations for Adventure
Our engineers, designers and manufacturing experts turn stainless steel and fiberglass into swerving, twisting, water-filled works of art. As the largest waterslide manufacturer in the U.S. and winner of a World Waterpark Association’s Industry Innovation Award for Suppliers, we know a thing or two about creating unique waterpark experiences. Our waterpark attractions are the things adventures, laughs, memories and profitable seasons are made of.
How Do We Do It?
Splashtacular’s™ team never lost their childhood curiosity and creativity. Only now we hold patents, professional licenses and have the top engineering and design skills in our industry. Plus, we have a keen sense for working with budgets. We’re adept at foreseeing challenges – like gravity – and we thrive on overcoming them. More importantly, we understand that your waterpark’s success hinges on having uniquely fun, safe and durable waterslides, water features and aquatic play units – something for everyone to enjoy.
Chris has worked in the construction industry and more specifically the aquatic construction industry all his life. Chris joined the Splashtacular team in 2017 as their representative in Australia & NZ and is based in North Queensland but travels throughout the region on a regular basis. Chris’s experience as a Builder has seen him involved in many large aquatic centre projects throughout Australia from large 50m pools to small splash pads and plantroom fitouts. This allows him to offer clients a wide range of knowledge and options for the supply and/or installation of their aquatic facilities. Chris has university qualifications in Commerce, Construction and Law and has a keen interest in the aquatic industry.
Chris enjoys snow skiing when he can which is hard when you live in tropical North Queensland. When not working or skiing he is happiest spending time with his wife and their eight children
Alex earned a Bachelor of Science in architectural engineering from Kansas State University (EMAW!) and started with Splashtacular in 2003 as a project manager. Before joining our terrific team, Alex spent 12 years working for general contractors and built a wide variety of projects including water and wastewater treatment plants, swimming pools, commercial buildings, and many other things for the Department of Defense, Corps of Engineers and the United States Air Force (we can’t say what or you know what we’d have to do). When not at work or following his daughters from one activity to another, Alex enjoys homebrewing (obsessively), trout fishing and golf (at which he is not so great, but you didn’t hear it from us).
After receiving a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Kansas, Jim spent over 30 years as an entrepreneur, manager and salesman before joining Splashtacular in 2008. His background selling to Fortune 500 and medium-sized companies allowed him to create an enviable track record of developing solutions for his clients and maintaining long term, mutually beneficial relationships. His greatest joys in life come from family and friends and are most important to him. If that time spent with them happens to be at the lake boating, skiing or fishing then that’s even better.
Twenty-five years of remarkable sales experience in the commercial aquatics industry has turned Randy into our resident consummate pro for representing Splashtacular’s innovations in waterslides, aquatic play features and spray features. Randy has seen his fair share of competitive aquatic venues, servicing sites hosting Olympic trials, as well as NCAA Division 1, 2, 3 Swimming and Diving Championships. All competitive venues and no play could have made Randy a dull boy, but he combatted that by pioneering the introduction and installation of interactive spray parks in Seattle, WA, Tacoma, WA, and Portland, OR. Randy earned his Bachelor of Science in business administration at Colorado State University. He’s a proud third-generation Colorado native who spends his free time with family and friends doing everything from road cycling, golfing, fly fishing and camping to everything else that the Colorado outdoors offers.
This proud Colorado native left his career as a sommelier to pursue his passion for design. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in industrial design from the Art Institute of Colorado, he went to work for SCS Interactive as their lead designer. In 2009, after a few beers and a little persuasion, he found himself waking up in Kansas City as the creative director of Splashtacular. You can still catch him rambling on about the nuances of wine at a local jazz club, staying active outside, telling jokes at the local improv comedy club or fanatically cheering for his beloved Sporting KC soccer team.
Brian graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in industrial design from the Art Institute of Colorado. After six years as a project engineer and project manager at Elward Systems Corporation in Denver, he joined our team in 2012. In his free time, Brian enjoys all things nerdy and anything to do with working with his hands, like designing and building custom furniture and designing small, tailored homes meant to simplify life and be environmentally smart. Plus not to make anyone jealous, but Brian pretty much has the coolest job title in the world – right up there with rocket scientist.
We Answer “What Ifs?” Every Day
We’ve worked on thousands of waterpark projects since 1994. You benefit from our research, expertise, and continuous innovations that answer the big questions, while watching the bottom line. Splashtacular’s designers, engineers and manufacturers answer “What if we…” questions about waterslides, water features and aquatic play units every day:
- What if we develop proprietary software to give us the ultimate design flexibility? We did.
- What if we tag each component for easier installation, logistics and maintenance? We do.
- What if we create a revolutionary clear coat for exterior UV protection? We did.
- What if we use triple gasketing to save water? We do.
- What if we use U.S. steel and fiberglass in our products? We do.
Brian’s passion and drive for working in the construction and engineering field led him to becoming a construction manager, estimator and eventually running a steel manufacturing facility for several years. He was already a veteran of the construction and manufacturing industries when he started with Splashtacular in 2011. Brian brings a wealth of hands-on experiences that help with his everyday responsibilities at Splashtacular; where he leads our skilled team of project managers. He uses his proactive nature with our manufacturing folks to ensure schedules are met and quality meets our highest standards. Otherwise, he’s chasing his kids around and in fair weather, you’ll see this duffer out on the links working on his short-game, fantasizing about his Master’s debut; which might just happen (unlike Alex).
Josh has a Bachelors of Arts in organizational leadership from Rockhurst University. He started working for PM Steel in 2010 as a steel fabricator making Splashtacular’s waterslide towers. When we opened up our steel division, he was the plant manager for about a year and a half before we brought him on as a project manager in October of 2013. When not working he enjoys attending any of the local sporting events, as well as popular concert venues, but more importantly spending time with his wife and three boys. Yes, he and his wife are outnumbered.
Graduate of the School of Hard Knocks and holder of an associate’s degree from Johnson County Community College, Jimmy once owned a dump truck company and even a burger joint. He started with Splashtacular in April 2013, hauling steel for our waterslide structures and aquatic play units to vendors and sometimes direct to the jobsites. Jimmy transitioned into project management in October 2013. He’s the proud father of four children and husband to his beautiful wife, Heather. He loves spending time outdoors doing landscaping, playing with his kiddos and grilling up some killer home cooked grub.
Kelci attended the University of Kansas, studying public relations. Professionally, she has worked as a marketing manager and project manager at Dex Media and also spent a number of years with Sprint. Though Kelci is originally from Gardner, KS, Splashtacular’s headquarters in Paola caught her attention. Obviously, she is a master at running a tight ship since she’s married with five children, ranging from a high school junior to elementary school, who are all involved in sports. Organization skills like hers are a must when it comes to supporting our project managers and keeping our clients’ projects running smoothly.
Tim Cahalan, P.E.
Tim holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Missouri (MIZ… ZOU!). After finishing school, he spent several years designing bridges for the Missouri Department of Transportation and Kansas Department of Transportation, before finding his way to Splashtacular. Tim is a registered P.E. in over 35 states. When not engineering things, he’s renovating houses, spending time with his kids and cheering them on at their sporting events, minus the pompoms.
Eli holds a Bachelor of Science in physics from Baker University and a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk!). Eli stumbled upon Splashtacular while fabricating our waterslide structures at a local steel shop during his college days. When not engineering, Eli can be found attending numerous KC sporting events, hitting the slopes whenever possible, and vainly trying to reclaim his former athletic glory in some local soccer leagues.
Robin spent much of her career with Black & Veatch, where her field assignments took her from Kansas to Texas to South Africa and back. Ask her why she joined Splashtacular and her answer is simple. Designing waterslides is “something every six-year-old dreams of doing.” She earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering at Michigan Technological University, as well as completed its Rail Engineering Program. When not fulfilling the role of many children’s dream job, she’s with her family, doing something outdoors and more than likely sports-related.
Kevin is a graduate of Lone Star Elementary with a satisfactory mark in PE. He is a veteran of the waterpark industry with more than 23 years of experience in both waterslide design and software systems development. Perhaps most notably, he was a member of the design team that developed the Master Blaster®, the world’s first uphill water coaster. Clearly, Kevin enjoys a wide range of challenging pursuits (like figuring out how to defy gravity) and spending time outdoors.
Anita has her Bachelor of Science in accounting from Kansas State University, which she’s put to good use for almost three decades now. Prior to joining Splashtacular, she owned an accounting firm that provided services to small businesses specializing in residential construction, interior decorating and remodeling. In her free time you’ll find her wrangling grandkids, and when no one is looking, sneaking away for some quiet time on her deck with a glass of wine and a good book.
Aaron majored in accounting at Ottawa University. She started her career in 1996 for Vectron International as an accounting clerk. Carrothers Construction hired her in 2001 as an accounts payable clerk, and she quickly moved into the accounting manager role. In 2012, Splashtacular snatched up Aaron as our staff accountant. When she is not crunching numbers or solving IT issues for Splashtacular, she enjoys quality family time and being an amateur photographer who has an eye for shooting macro, lightning and wildlife.