Eden Dowler has been actively involved in the aquatic field since 1995 when she started as a lifeguard and swim team coach. She has a BS in Health Promotion/Wellness and an MS in Sport Administration/Exercise Science. She began her professional career as a certified athletic trainer but quickly moved into the recreation field supervising aquatic facilities. She currently is the Vice President operating the Kansas City office for Midwest Pool Management. She currently supervises the operation of 6 municipal waterparks and a dozen other municipal facilities and a staff of 900. She has had the opportunity to assist with design, operation plan and supervised opening of 7 state-of-the-art aquatic facilities and community centers. She is actively involved with the Association of Aquatic Professionals, currently serving as President, Missouri Parks and Recreation Association, Kansas Recreation and Parks Association and the Kansas City Metro Aquatics Council. She regularly speaks at workshops, state and national conferences and her sessions are often called inspirational, educational and most importantly FUN.