Evan Barnett is a 23 year veteran of the waterpark industry. At just age 16 he started as a park services employee cleaning up trash and restrooms. Not a glamorous job, but one that highlights Barnett’s servant leadership attitude and mindset. Barnett is an energetic, confident leader. Budgets and business planning aside, he is the kind of guy you want to work for. Barnett brings his heart to work and has a unique ability to really connect with people–employees and park guests, alike. He’s developed such rapport and respect among his team that everyone buys in fully, creating high performing teams. Under his leadership, the park has received the Executive Board Award from the World Waterpark Association and the Brass Ring Award for the best employee recognition program from IAAPA. Currently, Barnett serves as the President for Typhoon Texas, Houston’s premier waterpark destination. Barnett is a proud dad, and it’s not unusual to find him serving as the makeup canvas for his two young daughters or struggling to braid their hair. One thing you can be sure of–his commitment to and pursuit of excellence is unbreakable.