At Waterplay, we have some outstanding employees: from in-house fabricators to 3D artists, from product designers to support specialists. Our expert team of Waterplayers have helped to shape thousands of aquatic play spaces around the world.
The Waterplay Employee Spotlight series aims to highlight these talented individuals that make us who we are. For this feature, we will shine our spotlight on Waterplay’s Director of Operations & Engineering, Dennis Scott.
10 Questions with Dennis Scott!
1. How did you first learn about Waterplay? Tell us about your role and the three words you would use to describe it?
Late in the Summer of 2004, a friend of mine from University knew Al Wright, who worked at Waterplay at the time, and mentioned to me they were looking to hire a Junior Designer & 3D Max Rendering Artist. After three interviews, meeting most of the company’s staff and then, seeing the product and the fun that it provides to children of all ages —how could you not want to be part of this amazing company!
I have been very fortunate to have the opportunity to wear many hats at Waterplay starting out as a 3D Artist, then, Designer and Team Lead to Manager and now Director of Operations and Engineering. Currently, I oversee the amazing teams that design, engineer and build all of Waterplay’s innovative products.
I would use these three words to describe my role: Amazing, Inspiring & Fun and I have to add “Lightning Water” to the list — it’s a special rendering technique that I developed starting in 2004 for our 3-D renderings.
2. What have you gained from working at Waterplay?
I have gained diverse experience in many different areas from Operations and Product design to Customer service and Project management. Waterplay has been instrumental in fueling my desire for knowledge, it has allowed me to form many great friendships and memories alike and it has taught me that getting a bucket of water to consistently dump is not a trivial task!
3. Before working for Waterplay, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
Sterile Insect Monitor for the North Okanagan. True story, here is a link to their site!
4. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I actually went to school to learn how to drive a train. However, they told me that it wasn’t offered anymore, and that I would have to take regular engineering instead. So yeah, I would still love to learn how to drive a train!
5. What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
Cincinnati Bengals football, Who Dey!
6. What is one thing you cannot resist?
Twizzlers Nibs, of course!
7. If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?
8. If you could pick one superpower, what would it be?
Easy one, I would BE Magneto!
9. Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why?
The best place I have traveled to is Tofino on Vancouver Island, off Canada’s west coast. It’s a great place to surf and relax.
10. Tell us three things most people don’t know about you …
My favourite days are rainy ones, I enjoy Fly Tying, and I am currently building my own boat.
STAY TUNED FOR THE NEXT EDITION OF EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT!
Waterplay is committed to making the world a better place by offering innovative aquatic play solutions to the global community. Waterplay’s full suite of products include freestanding aquatic play solutions designed to splash and spray, activity towers, architecturally-inspired urban water features, and water management solutions. A great addition to aquatic facilities, community spaces, holiday parks, hotels and resorts, housing developments, water parks, and attraction facilities.