Management Team 2018-07-25T14:04:03+00:00

Craig.Sears CroppedCraig Sears, President & Founder 
 Craig earned a degree in Biology from Washington and Lee University and a Masters degree in Management from Georgia State University. His passion for swimming and the aquatics industry led him to establish Sears Pool Management in 1997.  He is involved in the day to day activity of the company focusing on building and sustaining quality service and customer relationships.  He serves on the board of the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals and founded the Greater Atlanta Water Safety Alliance which is dedicated to community water safety education.  He also earned the highest industry designations of APSP as a Certified Service Professional and Certified Building Professional.  Craig has CPO, LGIT, APSP Tech I, II and CSP certifications.  He is also a CPO instructor.  Contact Craig at

Jimmy Don Murray Head ShotJimmy 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.  Jimmy Don is CPO and CST certified.  Contact Jimmy Don at

Jackie Greene, Staffing & Sales 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 Contract Sales (new and renewal) 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. Contact her regarding any bookkeeping questions at


Katie Mashburn, Administrative Assistant  Katie joined the SPMC team in January 2018.  She moved to Atlanta from Louisiana in 2017 after graduating from Louisiana Tech University with her Bachelors of Science in Family and Child Studies.  She is an alumna of Kappa Delta Sorority.  In her spare time, she enjoys going to the dog park with her rescue dog, Jockamo.  Katie provides support to our President, Bookkeeper and Staffing Manager.  She is also a primary contact for our lifeguard staff, including recruiting and scheduling.  Contact Katie at