Director of Franchise Development Natalie Weaver

Pool Scouts Team Grows to Keep Up with Franchise Expansion

June 29, 2021

Pool Scouts franchise development has been on fire lately, with five new signings just in the past week! With all the new franchisees being added to the Pool Scouts family, we’ve been growing our corporate team as well to ensure we maintain superior support for our franchisees. Learn about our newest additions to the team!

Meet Director of Franchise Development, Natalie WeaverNatalie Weaver smiling in the Buzz Franchise Brands office

With Pool Scouts only gaining momentum in franchise development, it was important we find the right person to join our franchise development team to connect with potential franchisees. This individual represents the face of the company, and therefore must not only be able to seek out the right people and provide franchise information, but share our culture and values with the candidates. It’s essential they’re able to establish a relationship and decide if this will be a great partnership between the franchisee and franchisor.

Natalie Weaver joined the team to help entrepreneurs navigate the steps of becoming a Pool Scouts business owner. She started her franchise development career at Outdoor Living Brands in Richmond, VA, where she also gained experience in compliance, legal, and business ownership as a Conserva Irrigation franchisee. When she’s not on the phone talking business with franchise candidates, her “off-time” is spent on her 19-foot Mako fishing boat on the intercoastal or off Siesta Key.

“What I love about Pool Scouts is its resilience. We are an Amazon-proof business and our customers have been able to enjoy their pools during COVID-19. As part of a bigger family (Buzz Franchise Brands), our support, leadership team, and the backbone of the franchise is like no other.”

We are thrilled to add Natalie to our dynamite franchise development team! She has already proven to be a great fit, with a go-getter attitude and a personality that’s easy to connect with, two essential traits to being successful in franchise development!

Meet Director of Operations, Chris Bushey

Headshot of Director of Operations Chris BusheyPool Scouts has a commitment to our franchisees to provide them with an exceptional level of support, and with franchise development taking off like it has, it was also time to grow our operations team.

Chris Bushey was one of the original members of the Pool Scouts team – so it’s safe to say he’s familiar with our business model. Chris worked with Pool Scouts as Director of Operations from 2016 – 2017 when he left to launch a CycleBar franchise, which he has been running for the past four years. Before working with Pool Scouts, Chris was a Vice President of Operations for Liberty Tax. He has worked in the franchising industry for over 20 years from both the franchisor and franchisee sides. His wife Casey will continue to run their CycleBar business as Chris returns to Pool Scouts to help provide additional support to our franchisees.

Chris’s enthusiasm and attention to detail, paired with his approachable personality have made it easy for franchisees to connect with him. We are excited to have Chris on the team to bring additional support and dedication to franchisees!