Management Team

Craig Sears, President & Founder  Craig earned a degree in Biology from Washington and Lee University and a Masters degree in Management from Georgia State University. With over 22 years experience in pool management, Craig is in charge of sales and marketing, customer service, and employment decisions for SPMC. Craig has CPO, LGIT, APSP Tech I, II and CSP certifications.  He is also a CPO instructor.  Contact Craig at

Jimmy Don Murray, Operations Manager  Jimmy Don joined SPMC in November 2014.  After five years as a manager in pest control for the wildlife division, Jimmy Don has returned to his original passion for the pool industry.  He comes to Sears Pool with many years of experience managing YMCA’s in the midwest and then with a local pool management company as their general manager.  He also traveled to Bulgaria to teach lifeguard training to the local community.  As Operations Manager, Jimmy Don is responsible for supervision of our maintenance staff, which includes general service to our pools and also manages all of the renovations and repairs needed.  Contact Jimmy Don at

Jackie Greene, Staffing & Marketing Manager   Jackie joined the SPMC team  in June 2013. Jackie has 20+ years of management and operations experience. Her duties include recruiting, hiring and training our staff, supervising lifeguard performance and resolving customer concerns. She is also responsible for New Contract Sales and the Marketing portfolio at SPMC. Jackie is CPO certified. Contact Jackie at

Barbara Rion, Bookkeeper  Barbara joined the SPMC team in July, 2008. She has an A.S. in Business/Journalism and has 25 years of practical experience as a Full-Charge Bookkeeper. Barbara has worked for large Corporations such as the NY Stock Exchange, but has realized she prefers working for a family run business. Please feel free to contact her regarding any bookkeeping questions at