Meet the Team

Introducing the staff for 2017. These are the Candlewood Lake experts and experienced watersports enthusiasts that will show you an amazing time out on the water when you book your appointments.

Mason HOMETOWN: New Fairfield, CT SCHOOL:  Western Connecticut State University AREA OF STUDY: Film & Media FAVORITE WATERSPORTS:  Wakesurfing & Wakeboarding LEARNED TO RIDE ON:  Candlewood Lake HOBBIES: Snowboarding, Wakesurfing & Wakeboarding Cliff Jumping Filming  TOP 3 SONGS: Bars by Migos, Razzle Dazzle by Future You Wanna See by Migos QUICK BIO: This will be my 5th summer working at Lakeside Watersports. I've been wakeboarding since I was 9, wakesurfing since I was 12, and snowboarding since I was 3. I have so much fun being able to teach our customers how to do the sports I've had a passion for my whole life. I film and edit all different types of videos from sports highlight reels, to commercials, to short films. Lets have a wild summer!

Mason

HOMETOWN:

New Fairfield, CT

SCHOOL: 

Western Connecticut State University

AREA OF STUDY:

Film & Media

FAVORITE WATERSPORTS: 

Wakesurfing & Wakeboarding

LEARNED TO RIDE ON: 

Candlewood Lake

HOBBIES:

Snowboarding, Wakesurfing & Wakeboarding

Cliff Jumping

Filming 

TOP 3 SONGS:

Bars by Migos,

Razzle Dazzle by Future

You Wanna See by Migos

QUICK BIO: This will be my 5th summer working at Lakeside Watersports. I've been wakeboarding since I was 9, wakesurfing since I was 12, and snowboarding since I was 3. I have so much fun being able to teach our customers how to do the sports I've had a passion for my whole life. I film and edit all different types of videos from sports highlight reels, to commercials, to short films. Lets have a wild summer!

Connor HOMETOWN: Candlewood Lake, CT SCHOOL: Rollins College - Orlando, FL AREA OF STUDY: Business Management FAVORITE WATERSPORT: Wakeboarding LEARNED TO RIDE ON: Candlewood Lake HOBBIES: Entrepreneurship  Photography Videography TOP 3 SONGS: Waiting on the Summer by VHS Collection Wavy by ACADEMY, Croosh Antidote By Travis Scott QUICK BIO: Living on Candlewood Lake in the summers then Orlando, FL in the winters matches up with my ability to consistently Wakeboard. Summer of 2017 is one for me to work on my more technical tricks in Wakeboarding to repeat my 2016 Win in the Candlewood Cup Competition. The competition is going to be harder for 17' which will push me to the next level with my riding. Come to Lakeside and I will teach you to properly rip and land your tricks consistently. 

Connor

HOMETOWN:

Candlewood Lake, CT

SCHOOL:

Rollins College - Orlando, FL

AREA OF STUDY:

Business Management

FAVORITE WATERSPORT:

Wakeboarding

LEARNED TO RIDE ON:

Candlewood Lake

HOBBIES:

Entrepreneurship 

Photography

Videography

TOP 3 SONGS:

Waiting on the Summer by VHS Collection

Wavy by ACADEMY, Croosh

Antidote By Travis Scott

QUICK BIO: Living on Candlewood Lake in the summers then Orlando, FL in the winters matches up with my ability to consistently Wakeboard. Summer of 2017 is one for me to work on my more technical tricks in Wakeboarding to repeat my 2016 Win in the Candlewood Cup Competition. The competition is going to be harder for 17' which will push me to the next level with my riding. Come to Lakeside and I will teach you to properly rip and land your tricks consistently. 

WILL HOMETOWN: Leonia, NJ SCHOOL Temple University AREA OF STUDY: Film & Media FAVORITE WATERSPORT: Wakeboarding LEARNED TO RIDE ON: Candlewood Lake HOBBIES: Wakeboarding, Skateboarding & Snowboarding Video games Drums Soccer TOP 3 SONGS: I'm With You by Grouplove Time by Pink Floyd Dance Yrself Clean by LCD Soundsystem QUICK BIO: I'm a Videographer, Photographer and Wakeboarder. I came in second in the Candlewood Cup. I grew up riding Candlewood and wouldn't want to ride anywhere else. I recently took up drone filming and will be putting it to good use this summer, so look out for us on the lake!

WILL

HOMETOWN:

Leonia, NJ

SCHOOL

Temple University

AREA OF STUDY:

Film & Media

FAVORITE WATERSPORT:

Wakeboarding

LEARNED TO RIDE ON:

Candlewood Lake

HOBBIES:

Wakeboarding, Skateboarding & Snowboarding

Video games

Drums

Soccer

TOP 3 SONGS:

I'm With You by Grouplove

Time by Pink Floyd

Dance Yrself Clean by LCD Soundsystem

QUICK BIO: I'm a Videographer, Photographer and Wakeboarder. I came in second in the Candlewood Cup. I grew up riding Candlewood and wouldn't want to ride anywhere else. I recently took up drone filming and will be putting it to good use this summer, so look out for us on the lake!

 
MATT HOMETOWN: Ridgefield, CT SCHOOL: American University AREA OF STUDY: Justice, Law, and Criminology FAVORITE WATERSPORT: Tubing LEARNED TO RIDE ON: Candlewood Lake HOBBIES: Fishing Rugby & Other Sports Movies TOP 3 SONGS: AA by Isaiah Rashad DNA by Kendrick Lamar I'm the man by 50 Cent QUICK BIO: I am a sophomore at American University majoring in justice, law, and criminology with a minor in French language. I am a part of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and serve as the Health and Safety officer. I am also a starting member of our men's club rugby team. I am staying in D.C. after the school year ends until the end of June, working at an elementary school as a counselor for an aftercare program

MATT

HOMETOWN:

Ridgefield, CT

SCHOOL:

American University

AREA OF STUDY:

Justice, Law, and Criminology

FAVORITE WATERSPORT:

Tubing

LEARNED TO RIDE ON:

Candlewood Lake

HOBBIES:

Fishing

Rugby & Other Sports

Movies

TOP 3 SONGS:

AA by Isaiah Rashad

DNA by Kendrick Lamar

I'm the man by 50 Cent

QUICK BIO: I am a sophomore at American University majoring in justice, law, and criminology with a minor in French language. I am a part of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and serve as the Health and Safety officer. I am also a starting member of our men's club rugby team. I am staying in D.C. after the school year ends until the end of June, working at an elementary school as a counselor for an aftercare program

LAURA HOMETOWN: Danbury, CT SCHOOL: Immaculate High School FAVORITE SUBJECT: Anatomy FAVORITE WATERSPORT: Wakeboarding LEARNED TO RIDE ON: Candlewood Lake HOBBIES: Field Hockey Lacrosse Volunteering Watching NHL TOP 3 SONGS: Body Like a Back Road by Sam Hunt No Promises by Cheat Codes (Demi Lovato) Run Up by Major Lazer QUICK BIO: My name is Laura, but my friends call me LOM. I spend most of my time playing field hockey, volunteering, or doing anything fun. My favorite place to be is either on Candlewood Lake during the summer or at Madison Square Garden for a Rangers game. And I'll be a physician assistant major in the fall.

LAURA

HOMETOWN:

Danbury, CT

SCHOOL:

Immaculate High School

FAVORITE SUBJECT:

Anatomy

FAVORITE WATERSPORT:

Wakeboarding

LEARNED TO RIDE ON:

Candlewood Lake

HOBBIES:

Field Hockey

Lacrosse

Volunteering

Watching NHL

TOP 3 SONGS:

Body Like a Back Road by Sam Hunt

No Promises by Cheat Codes (Demi Lovato)

Run Up by Major Lazer

QUICK BIO: My name is Laura, but my friends call me LOM. I spend most of my time playing field hockey, volunteering, or doing anything fun. My favorite place to be is either on Candlewood Lake during the summer or at Madison Square Garden for a Rangers game. And I'll be a physician assistant major in the fall.

WESTON HOMETOWN: New Milford, CT SCHOOL: South Kent School FAVORITE SUBJECT: Science FAVORITE WATERSPORT: Wakesurfing LEARNED TO RIDE IN: Orlando, Florida HOBBIES: Hockey Dirt bikes TOP 3 SONGS: Shabba by A$AP Ferg I'll Be Your Reason by Illenium Work For It by Kayla Brianna QUICK BIO: So I am kid just looking to have fun out the water, but with fun responsibilities come in. I live on the lake I wake up every morning thinking about what is the next trick I can learn, or what flips I can do

WESTON

HOMETOWN:

New Milford, CT

SCHOOL:

South Kent School

FAVORITE SUBJECT:

Science

FAVORITE WATERSPORT:

Wakesurfing

LEARNED TO RIDE IN:

Orlando, Florida

HOBBIES:

Hockey

Dirt bikes

TOP 3 SONGS:

Shabba by A$AP Ferg

I'll Be Your Reason by Illenium

Work For It by Kayla Brianna

QUICK BIO: So I am kid just looking to have fun out the water, but with fun responsibilities come in. I live on the lake I wake up every morning thinking about what is the next trick I can learn, or what flips I can do

 
TOMMY HOMETOWN: New Canaan, CT SCHOOL: Colorado Rocky Mountain School FAVORITE SUBJECT: Chemistry FAVORITE WATERSPORT: Wakeboarding LEARNED TO RIDE AT: Lakeside Watersports HOBBIES: Skiing Lacrosse Hockey Wakeboarding TOP 4 SONGS: Crosstown Traffic by Jimmy Hendrix Hii Power/Alright by Kendrick Lamar Mojo So Dope by Kid Cudi Visionz by Wu-Tang QUICK BIO: I grew up in Connecticut and currently live in Aspen, Colorado. I spend my winters big-mountain, freeride skiing and my summers enjoying the warm east coast climate, and of course, shredding Candlewood Lake. I learned to wakeboard at Lakeside, the place where my appreciation for the sport first stemmed. I look forward to working for Lakeside and spreading the stoke that was given to me all the summers I spent on Candlewood.

TOMMY

HOMETOWN:

New Canaan, CT

SCHOOL:

Colorado Rocky Mountain School

FAVORITE SUBJECT:

Chemistry

FAVORITE WATERSPORT:

Wakeboarding

LEARNED TO RIDE AT:

Lakeside Watersports

HOBBIES:

Skiing

Lacrosse

Hockey

Wakeboarding

TOP 4 SONGS:

Crosstown Traffic by Jimmy Hendrix

Hii Power/Alright by Kendrick Lamar

Mojo So Dope by Kid Cudi

Visionz by Wu-Tang

QUICK BIO: I grew up in Connecticut and currently live in Aspen, Colorado. I spend my winters big-mountain, freeride skiing and my summers enjoying the warm east coast climate, and of course, shredding Candlewood Lake. I learned to wakeboard at Lakeside, the place where my appreciation for the sport first stemmed. I look forward to working for Lakeside and spreading the stoke that was given to me all the summers I spent on Candlewood.

OWEN HOMETOWN: Newtown, CT SCHOOL: Hobart and William Smith Colleges AREA OF STUDY: Sociology FAVORITE WATERSPORT: Water Skiing & Slalom Skiing LEARNED TO RIDE: Sunapee, New Hampshire HOBBIES: Skiing Mountain Biking Road Biking TOP 3 SONGS: Horses by (PnB Rock, Kodak Black & A Boogie) It Ain't Me by Kygo Mr. Brightside by Killers QUICK BIO: My name is Owen Richards, I grew up in Newtown, CT and Sunapee, NH and currently go to college in upstate NY. I am very active and love to be outdoors with friends or family. My favorite sports are alpine skiing during the winter and biking during the summer. I like most kinds of music and ?will listen to almost anything.

OWEN

HOMETOWN:

Newtown, CT

SCHOOL:

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

AREA OF STUDY:

Sociology

FAVORITE WATERSPORT:

Water Skiing & Slalom Skiing

LEARNED TO RIDE:

Sunapee, New Hampshire

HOBBIES:

Skiing

Mountain Biking

Road Biking

TOP 3 SONGS:

Horses by (PnB Rock, Kodak Black & A Boogie)

It Ain't Me by Kygo

Mr. Brightside by Killers

QUICK BIO: My name is Owen Richards, I grew up in Newtown, CT and Sunapee, NH and currently go to college in upstate NY. I am very active and love to be outdoors with friends or family. My favorite sports are alpine skiing during the winter and biking during the summer. I like most kinds of music and ?will listen to almost anything.

JACK HOMETOWN: Brookfield SCHOOL: Syracuse University  AREA OF STUDY: Business  FAVORITE WATERSPORT: Wakeboarding LEARNED TO RIDE ON: Candlewood Lake  HOBBIES: Basketball  Lacrosse  Skiing TOP 3 SONGS RIGHT NOW: I’m The One  Chicken Fried  All Night QUICK BIO: I am entering my sophomore year, studying business, at Syracuse University. I have lived very close to Candlewood Lake for my entire life and have been tubing, wake boarding, and waterskiing for as long as I can remember. During my free time I’m typically playing pickup basketball or on the lake with my friends and family. 

JACK

HOMETOWN:

Brookfield

SCHOOL:

Syracuse University 

AREA OF STUDY:

Business 

FAVORITE WATERSPORT:

Wakeboarding

LEARNED TO RIDE ON:

Candlewood Lake 

HOBBIES:

Basketball 

Lacrosse 

Skiing

TOP 3 SONGS RIGHT NOW:

I’m The One 

Chicken Fried 

All Night

QUICK BIO: I am entering my sophomore year, studying business, at Syracuse University. I have lived very close to Candlewood Lake for my entire life and have been tubing, wake boarding, and waterskiing for as long as I can remember. During my free time I’m typically playing pickup basketball or on the lake with my friends and family.