Sasha Mateer is the General Manager of Deep River Waterpark, a Lake County Parks and Recreation facility, in Crown Point, Indiana. Mateer began her career in 2000 when she joined Deep River as a lifeguard. She was later promoted to a lifeguard lead and eventually became the Water Safety Supervisor. In 2007, Mateer took over as the Operations Manager for Deep River Waterpark and her responsibilities were widened to include the admissions, guest services and merchandise teams of Deep River. Mateer has held certifications as an Ellis & Associates instructor, American Red Cross lifeguard instructor, AFO and ServSafe. She graduated from DePaul University in 2003 with a degree in biology. Mateer was the recipient of the 2010 Lake County Parks Department Employee of the Year award, as well as the 2013 Executive Board Award from the World Waterpark Association’s Board of Directors. Mateer currently serves as the Vice Chair for the WWA Education Committee.