SLT Member - Co-Chair Washoe Mini-Network
Affiliation: Sparks Parks & Recreation Department
I am a Recreation Supervisor for the City of Sparks Parks & Recreation Department. As such, I oversee approximately 16 before and after school program sites, three of which are TEAM UP 21st Century partner programs. I began working in parks and recreation before and after school programs in 1990 so I have about 27 years of experience working in the field in California and Nevada. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Leisure Services, a certificate in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s Degree in Business. I’ve been in my current position in Sparks for approximately 12 years. My previous positions were with the Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District, the Town of Mammoth Lakes and the City of Piedmont. I am a native to Nevada and appreciate the opportunities that NAN brings to the profession in our state.
What is the most important quality you bring to the Nevada Afterschool Network and the field of out-of-school-time programming?
I work with and around children on a daily basis. I am in direct contact with the families that use programs in our community and understand their expectations from out of school time programs. I also work well with many of the other service agencies in our community.