Meet the team
Our Home & Pool Experts Serving Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, Westlake, & Surrounding Areas
We take pride in bettering ourselves through industry involvement in an effort to best serve you, and we look forward to closely working with you. Please take a few minutes to get to know a little more about our pool experts.
Mark Swink, Founder & Co-Owner
Mark is the founder and co-owner of Swink’s Creations. His creativity and vision are what have distinguished Swink’s Creations as one of the top Landscape and Pool builders in Southern California.
Mark Upson, Co-Owner
Mark is co-owner of Swink’s Creations. He has extensive construction knowledge and had a successful career in the corporate sector before becoming a co-owner of Swink’s Creations.
Mike, Project Manager
Mike is one of our Project Managers and has worked for Swink’s for over 14 years. He has over 35 years’ experience in masonry and concrete.
Frank, Project Manager
Bio Coming Soon!
Blaise Athey, VP of Construction
Blaise has over 35 years experience in the construction industry. He is the VP of Construction and manages our operating schedule, project managers, and crews.
Kou, Project Manager
Kou has been with Swink’s for 3 years. He has an MBA in management and organizational behavior and has been in construction for 12 years.
Chris Baffo, Landscape Architect & Design & Estimating Department Manager
Chris is our lead Landscape Architect. He attended Cal Poly Pamona for his architectural degree and has been in the field for 27 years.
Carl, Horticulturist and Project Consultant
Carl is our in-house horticulturalist and salesman. Carl was raised on a bee farm and has been accustomed to working outside his entire life.
Rachel is one of our in-house designers here at Swink’s Creations. She has a background in fine arts and has been working with the company for three years developing conceptual and technical drawings with AutoCAD and Pool Studio.
Peter Simons, Project Consultant
Peter has a B.S. in Biology/ Business and has been actively employed in the Construction, Remodeling, Home Efficiency business for the past 7 years. He has been civically active in Ventura County for the past 27 years.
Angela, Human Resources Manager & Bookkeeper
Angela is our trusty Bookkeeper and Human Resources Director. She has a background in accounting and has been with Swink’s for 20 years.
Angel, Customer Service
Angel joined the Swink’s team 2 years ago. You’ll hear her friendly voice on the phone when you call to schedule appointments and she also provides customer service and schedule updates during your project.
Renee, Customer Service
Renee has been with Swink’s Creations for over 4 years. She wears many hats and deals with vendors, customer service, and manages our vehicle fleet.
Freddy Ramirez, In-house Designer
Here at Swink’s Creations, my role is that of Designer and Permit Coordinator.
I specialize in AutoCAD, and Pool Studio, Microsoft and Autodesk programs.
This coming December I will have been with the company for 2 years.