What began as a fun summer job turned into a career for Jess Aldinger. She worked her way up in the Moyer Indoor | Outdoor retail store — first as an associate, then as manager — and also had stints in customer service, sales and in the field. She began her career at the company in 2011 and became manager of the pool and spa division in 2018. She is responsible for oversight of the financials and 25 field technicians.
“The seasonality of the pool and spa business is nice,” Aldinger says. “I thrive on the multi-tasking of the busy season as much as I enjoy the winter, when I can work on long-term projects.”
Aldinger is a Certified Pool Operator and a Certified Maintenance Specialist. She is also a member of the Women in the Industry Committee of the Penn Jersey Pool & Spa Association, whose focus is promoting the field to women as a career opportunity.
Amy Rullo vice president of service division and renovations, Scott Payne Custom Pools; president, Penn Jersey Pool & Spa Association; immediate past president, NESPA
“She was my first manager when I started working in the pool industry,” Aldinger says. “She had so much experience in field work and in the pool and spa industry and, of course, that she was a woman in a male-dominated field meant she was the ideal professional role model for me. She was always willing to share her time and knowledge. It’s been 10 years since we worked together, but we remain close friends. Amy continues to be very active in the pool and spa community.”