Meet Our Team

The Expert Water Removal Team takes pride in the services that we provide and the client relationships that we build. Both management and our IICRC certified technicians average a company tenure of 4 years, and each bring with them a decade of industry experience. Professionalism is our guarantee. All staff are background approved, and pass the drug screening process. Technicians speak English and bilingual project management staff is also available upon request.

    • barry

      Owner, President

      President and founder of Expert Water Removal, Barry is an alumni of Auburn University, and hand-selected Sarasota to be the company’s headquarters for its recreational offerings including golf and fishing. Outside of the office, Barry spends time with his wife and children, 1 boy and 2 girls. Learn more about Barry and the history of Expert Water Removal.

    • santos

      Vice President, Southern Division

      A New York native, Santos has 23 years industry experience. As a state licensed general contractor, and eight-year professional with the EWR team, he is in charge of Expert Water Removal’s Repair Division. In addition to managing each reconstruction crew, Santos works directly with insurance adjusters and property owners to identify the extent of damage and to prepare estimates. Santos is married and enjoys his two children.

    • john

      Project Manager

      One of our project managers since 2011, if you have an emergency water situation, mold or fire, John is going to manage your job. He will come to educate you on the extent of your issue, how to mitigate it, how much it could cost and the best way deal with your insurance and adjuster. He is kind and level-headed. You will feel reassured that all will be taken care of. He will email you updates and return phone calls promptly. Outside of work, John is an individual who enjoys cooking, wine and gourmet cuisine. Originally from Boston, he also supports New England’s fine sports teams.

    • keith

      Project Manager

      Keith is always ready to jump into action when you have an emergency. He will meet with your adjuster when the claim is moving along and explain the whole process to you to help you understand what will be happening in your home or business as we mitigate your damage. He has a combined 15 years of field & management  experience, including 12 with Expert Water Removal. He started his restoration career in his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri. He then spent 3 years handling property damages in southern California. He then finally found a home in South West Florida with Expert Water Removal for over the past 10 years! Keith is also our resident “Tech Geek”.  Utilizing the newest restoration technology to help process claims faster and more efficiently . Such as the 3D Matterport camera. He is friendly, knowledgeable, and reliable. We are happy to have him as a part of our team. He enjoys spending time with his family & 2 Jack Russel Terriers. He is also a diehard Kansas City Chiefs fan.

    • alex

      Project Manager

      At Expert Water Removal since 2013, Alex brought with him 3 years’ experience in water restoration and emergency construction services. He is one of the first persons our customers meet so he is very experienced at being patient and reassuring while assessing damage to give them the right information. A dedicated father of a 4 year old daughter, he enjoys reading, Dungeons and Dragons, and cinema, including old-time movies.

    • Alex Douy

      Alex Douy
      Project Manager

      Alex has been with Expert Water Removal since 2015 and was promoted to Project Manager in 2018.

    • Nelson

      Project Manager

      Married with two sons, from Zambia, Nelson has served with Expert Water Removal since 2012 and fulfills both team leader and production manager roles. In charge of operations with 7+ year’s industry experience, he also schedules and oversees crew training. His hobbies include automotive repair and working on mechanic troubleshooting as a distinct pleasure.

    • Tim
      Business Development Consultant

      Meet Tim Olds, a sales team member since 2016. Tim comes to us with many years of sales experience and an amazing, enthusiastic attitude. He has done time with all of the departments in Expert Water Removal, so he knows the business from all angles. He is not afraid to pull on his boots and jump in wherever he is needed. He has a fantastic sense of humor and is quick on his feet. His attitude is contagious! You will see him at trade shows, meetings and hitting the streets each day to help people know that the EXPERTS are ready to service your needs.

    • Mike
      Customer Development

      Mike started with Expert Water Removal in 2020 as a customer service coordinator. He quickly moved into project management, then to customer development. His background in marketing and working on houses he buys and sells give him the experience he needs to help new customers plan to clean up and rebuild their damaged homes.

    • jill

      Sr Customer Care Coordinator

      When you call us, you will most likely speak with Jill. She is an EXPERT at streamlining your claim, an information Guru, a schedule Wizard, and a comforting voice in a crisis. Since 2014, she has been our Air Traffic Controller getting customers in need connected to the Experts who can help. When it is urgent, call an EXPERT!

    • Audrey

      Customer Care Coordinator

      Audrey became part of Expert Water Removal in early 2021 when she was hired as the Customer Care Coordinator. She’s originally from Atlanta, Ga., and has lived in this area for about 20 years. She has worked in the construction field for about 18 years. Audrey enjoys hiking and playing tennis. One of her favorite spots to hike in this area is the Lake Lotus Park Loop trail system.

    • wanda

      Office/ Inside Sales Manager

      Our office & compliance manager, Wanda started at Expert Water Removal in 2009. She has been the “jack of all trades” in her time with expert water removal. “hats” have included: phones, bookkeeping, dispatch, human resources shipping and receiving, insurance specialist, software implementation, chief cook and bottle washer. If it has happened, she knows it, and if it needs to happen, she can make it. She is a proud new grandmother and a jewel in our crown. If you need to talk to our office expert, Wanda is the one! In the words of fried green tomatoes, “to Wanda!”

    • cath


      Kat joined the Expert Water Removal team in May 2020. She’s originally from Massachusetts. Over the years, she performed accounting and bookkeeping duties for a variety of companies in the construction and finance industries. Kat moved to this area about four years ago. She enjoy living out in the Country with her horse, mule and 2 donkeys that keep her busy when she is not working.