• Scott Waldo, Founder of Platinum Pools in Houston, Texas

    Scott Waldo

    President and Founder

    Scott is the President and Founder of Platinum Pools.  He has been happily married for over 20 years. He enjoys working hard, spending time with family, hunting, and enjoying the beauty and peace of Texas ranch life.

  • Veronica Palacios

    Veronica Palacios

    Accounting Manager

    Veronica is an Executive Assistant at Platinum Pools. She is honest, hardworking and a loving mom of two. She enjoys doing projects around the house, painting and watching crime investigation shows on TV. Her favorite book is Become a Better You by Joel Osteen.

  • Wanda Terrell

    Wanda Terrell

    Customer Relations Manager

    Wanda Terrell is a valued member of the Platinum Pools family and has worked in the pool industry for over a decade. As Quality Assurance Manager, she makes certain that all Houston pool service customers are properly taken care of.


  • Christy Saxer

    Christy Saxer

    Marketing Director

    Christy was a Platinum Pool customer before she became our Marketing Director.  When not on the soccer field, her family loves to spend time outside and around the pool.  She enjoys staying active and running.

  • Mike GM

    Mike Chatelain

    Houston General Manager

    Mike Chatelain is our General Manager and has been in the pool industry for over 25 years. He has three beautiful children and has also been married to his loving wife for over 20 years.

  • Eric Clark

    Erica Clark

    Sales Coordinator

    Erica Clark is a Construction Scheduler with the Platinum Pools team and is married with three loving children. She enjoys spending time with her family and watching her kids play sports. Her favorite quote is “You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.”

  • Paul Songster

    Paul Songster

    General Manager

    Paul Songster is the General Manager for our Victoria office.  He has a loving wife and three beautiful daughters.  He enjoys hunting and being outdoors. His community involvement includes Cinco’s charities and Homes for Our Troops.  His favorite TV show is 24.

  • Jeff Counts

    Jeff Counts

    Staff Designer

    Jeff Counts is a staff designer and has been in the pool business for over 15 years.  He loves golf, hunting and riding his Harley-Davidson.

  • Danny Staff Designer Houston

    Danny Colicci

    Staff Designer

    Danny Colicci is a Staff Designer in our Houston office. He prides himself on being honest and straight-forward and customer satisfaction is his number one goal. He loves doing DIY project around the house, watching pro and college football and working out. He is directly involved with GHBA committee and the board of directors for his subdivision.

  • Angela Perez

    Angela Perez


    Angela is our receptionist and has been happily married for 15 years. She has two beautiful kids and enjoys movies, reading, traveling, cooking and shopping. She is also an avid baseball/softball Mom and enjoys the TV show “Hawaii 5-0″.

  • Ian Espada

    Ian Espada


    Ian Espada is our Auditor. He is originally from Dallas, Texas and he graduated from Sam Houston State University. He loves to play Ice Hockey (yes, in Texas), learning new things, and playing guitar. He is a member of the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals and his favorite music is anything he can sing along to.

  • Clay Givens

    Clay Givens

    Staff Designer

    Clay Givens is a Staff Designer from La Marque, Texas. He graduated from Lamar University and loves spending time with his wife, two sons and twelve grandchildren. He enjoys sports, fishing and golfing. His favorite musicians are Garth Brooks and The Temptations.

  • Brandon Heitzwebel

    Brandon Heitzwebel

    Staff Designer

    Brandon is a Staff Designer at Platinum Pools in Houston. He received his degree in Architecture and Environmental Design from the University of Houston and loves traveling, spending time outdoors and is an active member of the APSP. His favorite reads include anything by Michael Crichton and his favorite music is alternative rock.

  • Shaun Smith

    Shaun Smith

    Staff Designer

    Shaun is a Staff Designer with Platinum Pools and was born and raised in Southeast, Texas. He believes strongly in customer service and loves putting himself in the customer’s shoes. He loves to be outdoors, hunting and fishing. He supports his local Food Bank and his favorite quote is “Do unto others as you would have them do to you.”

  • Mark Wyner

    Mark Wyner

    Staff Designer

    Mark is a Staff Designer here at Platinum Pools. He graduated from Penn State with a degree in Criminal Law and Justice. He also played baseball there for 4 years. He loves spending time with family, playing sports and coaching. His favorite quote is “Success isn’t something that just happens-success is learned, success is practiced and then it is shared.”

  • Belinda Nordstrom

    Belinda Nordstrom


    Belinda is our Construction Scheduler and has been with Platinum Pools for over 5 years. She enjoys crafts, couponing and spending time with her husband of 10 years.

  • David Mundheim, Construction Manager with Platinum Pools

    David Mundheim

    Construction Supervisor

    David Mundheim is a Construction Manager with Platinum Pools. He has been happily married for 37 years and has 3 children and one granddaughter. He has been involved with the pool industry his entire career and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

  • Shelley Wehberg

    Shelley Wehberg

    Administrative Assistant

    Shelley Wehberg is our administrative assistant for our service department. She was born and raised in Houston, Texas and is an animal lover. She loves shopping, spending time with friends and reading. Her favorite quote is “Always do right-this will gratify some and astonish the rest” by Mark Twain.

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    Mike Marcum

    Rebar and Plumbing General Manager

    Mike is our resident plumber here at Platinum Pools. He is happily married with 3 children; twin 16-year old sons and one daughter attending Arizona State University. He is a Marine Corps veteran and lives “everyday doing the right thing to be an example for my children and to be the best Father and Husband I can be.”

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    Justin Ostrom

    Staff Designer

    Justin is a Staff Designer at Platinum Pools. He has been happily married for 17 years and has three beautiful children. Justin enjoys coaching youth sports and supporting the Pearland community through volunteering with Little League baseball and football. Outside of volunteering Justin loves to watch his kids play and work on what they love.

  • Josh King

    Josh King

    General Manager

    Josh grew up in Centerville, Texas and joined Platinum soon after relocating to Beaumont. He has a beautiful wife and 10-year-old stepson. He enjoys spending time with with his English bulldog Macy, and watching survival TV shows.

  • Roy Murphy

    Roy Murphy

    Staff Designer

    Roy Murphy is a Staff Designer in our Beaumont office that has been selling swimming pools since 1979. He has sold well over 1,000 custom pools and loves golf and photography. He enjoys his local church in Sulfur, Louisiana. He is a Beatles fan.

  • Berverly Bernard

    Beverly Bernard

    Staff Designer

    Beverly is a wife and mother of three wonderful grown children. She was born in Texas but grew up in the New Orleans area.  She moved to Beaumont after Hurricane Katrina. She enjoys cooking, eating, exercising, traveling and hanging out with family and friends around the pool.

  • Kristin Maxwell

    Kristin Maxwell


    Kristin is originally from Nederland, Texas and is a scheduler with our Beaumont office. She adores her Jack Russel Terrier Kenzie, going to the gym, being outside, shopping and crafting. Her favorite TV show is “Friends” and she enjoys spending spare time with the people she loves.

  • Lynsie Seel

    Lynsie Seel


    Lynsie Seel is the Office Manager & Scheduler in our Victoria office. She was born and raised in Victoria and is a die-hard Longhorn fan. She also enjoys cooking, shopping, wine tasting, tailgating and family trips to the Frio River. She is involved with Dorothy O’Conner Pet Adoption Center & Faith Family Church.

  • Scott Cowell

    Scott Cowell

    Construction Supervisor

    Scott is a constructions supervisor with Platinum Pools and enjoys surfing, sailing and fishing. His is also involved in Volunteer Fire Rescue. He still loves 80s music and his favorite book is Seven Principles of Highly Effective People.

  • D'Linda

    Delinda Honeycutt


    Delinda is a scheduler with Platinum Pools. She loves hanging out with family, cooking, traveling and spending time outdoors. She has two children and her favorite quote is “Give a girl the right shoes and she will conquer the world” by Marilyn Monroe. Her favorite TV show is Modern Family.

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    Wes Scarborough

    Service Technician

    Wes is a Service Technician with Platinum Pools. He enjoys being a musician and has a great work ethic. His favorite TV show is Vikings, his favorite band is Led Zeppelin and his favorite quote is “Even birds are chained to the sky”.

  • Pauline

    Pauline Tran

    Accounting Specialist

    Pauline was born and raised in Houston. She has one beautiful daughter and she loves to eat, watch television and workout. She enjoys helping feed the homeless during the holidays and her favorite quote is “Ain’t nobody got time for that”.

  • Sam-Pizzo

    Sam Pizzo

    Staff Designer

    Sam is a Staff Designer with Platinum Pools. He graduated from the University of Houston – Clear Lake and enjoys hunting, fishing and golfing. He is a committeeman with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and his favorite quote is “TA Kala Chalepa” (The beautiful things are difficult) by Socrates.

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    Ben Quijano

    Warehouse Manager

    Ben is the Warehouse Manager with Platinum Pools. He has 3 beautiful daughters and one son. He loves to play tennis as much as possible and enjoys doing landscaping and gardening at his home.

  • Michael Dramer

    Michael Draemer


    Michael is in the Accounting department at Platinum Pools. He enjoys all the local sports teams – Astros, Texans and Rockets. He loves sports, music, TV and working! His favorite TV shows include Orange is the New Black, Dexter, and Shameless.

  • Alvin

    Alvin Chanas


    Alivn Chanas works in the Platinum Pools warehouse. He enjoys working out in the gym, video games and practicing Brazilian jiu jitsu. He listens to metal music and his favorite TV show is South Park.