Eugene Vanderwalt

Blue Harbor Resort & Spa

Director of Waterpark Operations

Eugene Vanderwalt is the current Director of Waterpark Operations at Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and has been with the resort since the beginning of 2016. He started his aquatics career in 2007 at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee as a lifeguard. Within a short time, he moved up to become a Lead Guard, and then supervisor. In 2009, he became an Ellis & Associates Lifeguard Instructor and which began his passion for training lifeguards. With admirable role models and encouragement, he took the role as Assistant Director of Aquatics at the Waterpark of America in Bloomington, Minnesota in 2014. There he was exposed to more of the operational side of indoor waterparks which helped him develop in areas like budget planning, operational planning, how to work in a hotel/resort setting and how everyone coexists to be successful. In 2016, he accepted the opportunity to run his own waterpark and therefore moved to Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Eugene enjoys seeing the waterpark business do well by exceeding budget plans, encouraging his staff to push themselves to greater heights, and most of all creating a fun and welcoming work environment. Eugene knows that nothing in life comes easy and if you surround yourself with positive and driven people you can achieve anything.