Josh Sandler grew up in the swimming pool industry and has learned the business from the ground up. For years he worked on crews in every phase of the building process. With a background in construction and a degree from the University of Texas at Austin, he has the foundation to run the day-to-day operations for Gold Medal Pools and the business skills to lead the company’s many teams and broad scope of projects.

Family values, hard work, commitment, and attention to detail remain the core values in Gold Medal Pools’ operations, and Josh is committed to putting those into action every day and on every project – whether it’s a simple pool for a young family or a multi-million dollar commercial initiative.

Joey Grieco



With Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University and experience as Grandscape Project Manager with Gold Medal, Joey is well-equipped to manage the company’s extensive construction operations. He has been a member of the Gold Medal team since 2018.

Prior to joining Gold Medal, he worked for 11 years at Halliburton Energy Services, most recently as a Global Technology Manager.

Brian Christiansen



Brian has a passion for helping great businesses grow and thrive.  For over 15 years as CFO, he’s helped both start-ups and scale-ups reach their potential in high-growth environments.  Prior to joining Gold Medal, Brian served as CFO helping to lead a SaaS cybersecurity company based in Dallas, Texas, as well as CFO of a high-growth retail business in Oklahoma.  He’s also worked in corporate finance with ConocoPhillips and investment banking with JPMorgan Chase.

Brian has a finance degree from Brigham Young University, where he also played on the football team.

Stephanie Conway


People Department Director

Certified by The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), Stephanie Caraway brings 30 years of international and domestic experience in all aspects of her field to the Gold Medal Pools team. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Methodist University.

Maria Calvijo Demchalk


Service/Maintenance General Manager

Maria is originally from Colombia and has spent the last 17 years of her professional career in the maintenance and construction industry.  Maria joined the Gold Medal Team in October 2022 as the General Manager of Service and Maintenance.  Maria holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering and she is bilingual (English/Spanish).  Prior to joining Gold Medal, Maria was the Vice President of Facility Maintenance for one of the largest facility maintenance companies in the country, servicing large commercial customers and facilitating multi-site enhancements.



Director of Residential Sales and Construction

A graduate from The University of Texas at Austin, Justin brings 23 years of experience in the construction industry.  He joined the Gold Medal team in 2013 and has been at the head of the residential operations since 2016.  He has a passion for the outdoors and a commitment to excellence. His true enjoyment comes with helping our clients bring their backyard dreams to reality.