Meet Our Instructors


Haley Craig, Owner / Swim Instructor
Hey! I'm Haley Craig!
The owner of Haley's Little Fish. I have taught lessons for the past 15 plus years. In 2017 after I had my daughter, I decided it was something that has always been my passion, and I wanted to jump right back into it. That's when I created Haley's Little Fish LLC. We have successfully taught over thousands of kids in Baldwin County and surrounding areas, and I am incredibly proud. Watching my students learn life-saving skills is the most rewarding job in the world. Knowing that I play a part in their life that is potentially life-saving is one of the many reasons I love my job. We have children of all ages and abilities, and working one on one with them and developing relationships is rewarding. We are so excited to continue to grow this company and reach more families month after month. Thank you to everyone who chooses Haley's Little Fish every session.
We wouldn't be able to do this without any of you!

Ashley Voelker, Manager / Swim Instructor

Hey, y'all! I'm Ashley Voelker!

I am so excited to have the privilege to teach your awesome kiddos to float and swim. I am the proud mom of a spectacular little girl who is a Haley's Little Fish graduate! I will be the first to tell you that I was apprehensive when we enrolled because she was already 2, but Haley C and Haley M were both so sweet and patient with my little girl. I was amazed at what she could do at 2 years old in just a few weeks! I learned that it was a process but one that was well worth it. Drowning is the number one cause of accidental death in children under the age of 5, and I am so proud to be a part of an organization that wants to change that statistic! I can't wait to get to know you and your kiddos and do everything that I can to make sure that they are safe in the water!

  

Haley McDonald, Swim Instructor

Hey! I'm Haley McDonald!

Being a survival swim instructor is the most fulfilling profession. But to be honest, it's something I never thought about doing. I have always been one of those who think "inside the box" regarding professions. I worked in the dental field for 9 years before becoming a stay-at-home mom with my daughter. I still wanted to do something to make a difference in the lives of others, though. So I signed my daughter into survival swim lessons with Haley's Little Fish in February 2019. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that my daughter was able to save her own life if she were to fall into the water. I thought to myself, wow, Haley Craig has the most fantastic job. I was fortunate enough for her to ask me to join her team several months later. I’ve been teaching for a little over 2 years now. Saying I was thrilled is an understatement. Educating children of all ages how to save their own lives is unique and special. I love working with children and seeing what they can accomplish. I want each and every child to be taught this life-saving skill. Being a survival swim instructor makes a difference by teaching our precious children a skill that can save their own lives.

Katelyn Abernathy, Swim Instructor

Hey! I am Katelyn Abernathy!

My passion for teaching swim lessons came shortly after watching my daughter learn how to float at 8 months old. Like most of our parents, I began in mommy and me lessons and was amazed at how much the babies could learn at such a young age. After finishing the mommy and me classes, I began training with Haley Craig. In this training, I learned how vital and life-saving these skills are to children. I have worked with children of all ages and skill levels. In the 2.5 years of teaching, I truly enjoy helping children overcome their fears, challenge themselves, and reach their goals. Watching children who were once scared to be in the water; now smile and love the water is why I love my job.

Madyson Gatlin, Swim Instructor

Hey! I am Madyson Gatlin!

I am a mother of two boys and a part of the HLF family for over a year. I've always loved taking my oldest to lessons and watching Haley. I have always had an interest in survival swimming after having my oldest son because I wanted to be able to teach him something that I knew one day could save his life. I'm so grateful for Haley taking a chance on me and offering me to join her amazing team. I love working with children, and it has always been my passion. It's something about teaching this life-saving skill that is so fulfilling. Working with HLF has hands down been my favorite job ever. I can't wait to meet your little ones and teach them this life-saving skill!

 

 

Michelle Fulkerson, Swim Instructor

Hey, I’m Michelle Fulkerson

I taught school in Baldwin County for many years.  With a background and having degrees in behavioral management and General Education for K-6, I have been blessed with numerous opportunities to assist students in meeting their personal goals both in and out of the classroom.  Having seen my granddaughter go through the program at Haley’s Little Fish, I knew this was the place for me.  I am so excited to be a part of your child’s life and transform the “I can’t” to the “I can”!!!

 

Robin Reed, Swim Instructor 

Hey! I’m Robin Reed


Growing up, I lived at the pool or beach during the summer months, so swimming has always been a part of my life. When my family got a pool in our backyard I first learned the importance of swim safety and even helped my mom teach neighborhood kids how to swim so they could be safe in our pool. When I got to college and needed a summer job, I couldn’t think of anything better than being near the water, so I became a lifeguard. My passion and awareness grew into making sure people were safe in and around the pool! From then on, I have always had an interest in teaching others and I am so excited I get the opportunity to teach your kids the lifelong skill of swimming! Thanks to Haley’s Little Fish, I am able to make a difference in your child’s lives.