StarGuard Elite

StarGuard ELITE (SGE) is an aquatic risk prevention agency that is internationally recognized for its elite training, certification, and consulting programs serving lifeguards, management, attraction attendants, and more.

All SGE programs are built on the company's core mission of being objective driven, innovative, and client focused. StarGuard ELITE collaboratively develops and implements aquatic safety solutions creating sustainable safety cultures that save lives.

Comprehensive Aquatic Risk Prevention Program

Aquatic Safety Audits

Industry-leading Training & Certifications

Safety Consulting & Advisory Services

Partnerships & Affiliations

Through it's key partnerships, certification, memberships, and support of various aquatic industry organizations, StarGuard ELITE is on the cutting edge of the latest developments to be a voice and reliable partner for our clients.

SAI

SAI has been a thought leader and provider of aquatic safety solutions.

ASHI

All CPR, First Aid, and Emergency Care delivered through partnership with American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI).

CMAHC

StarGuard is the first ever CMAHC certification of a lifeguard training program. This achievement promotes the health, safety, and wellness of the lifeguards who complete SGE training and the aquatic facilities they serve.


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StarGuard ELITE Leadership Team

The StarGuard Elite team has vast experience across all aspects of the aquatic and hospitality industries across its client partners, program leaders and medical professionals.

Wess Long
Wess Long

President

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Jason Montilla
Jason Montilla

CTO/VP Technology & Brand Management

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Jill White
Jill White

Founder and Head of Product Development

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Joel Riker
Joel Riker

VP, Training & Operations

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Lorena Navarrete
Lorena Navarrete

Director of Finance and Accounting

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Dr. Justin Sempsrott, MD, FAAEM
Dr. Justin Sempsrott, MD, FAAEM

Medical Director

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What Clients Say About Us

Amy Dean

Lifeguard Program Manager | Fleet Operations

Royal Caribbean International®


The support that we receive from our client partner and SGE has been fantastic. From the very start they have provided support and assistance with all aspects of aquatic safety. Due to the diverse nature of our operations they have been flexible and always provide a 5 star service. Their audit program has allowed us to ensure high quality operations across our fleet.

Crissy Withrow

Vice President

Midwest Pool Management


We have been using the Starguard program for almost 20 years. We have valued this partnership for many reasons, but the two that stand out are their close communication with their clients and their passion to provide a program that uses up to date industry research. It is our goal to provide our staff and patrons with top of the line care and Starguard Elite is the #1 agency of choice to get us there.

Lisa Osterberg

Recreation Coordinator

Portland Parks & Recreation


We have been with SGE since 2013, our transition was pretty much seamless. SGE is great to work with, all the staff are super friendly and knowledgeable and always available if we have questions.

SGE is a Proud Member of the Following Organizations

IAAPA
International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
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World Waterpark Association
World Waterpark Association
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NRPA
National Recreation and Parks Association
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AOAP
Association of Aquatic Professionals
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FCCA
Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association
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