Special Events Calendar
The Mad Hatter’s Ball
All active aging adults ages 50 and up are invited to this prom on May 6th.
Basketball 40+ Division
Sign up for the new basketball division for those 40 and up; play start May 14th.
Park Selfie Contest
Participate in the Meet Me at the Park Selfie Contest throughout the month of April.
615 S. McClelland Street
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Director of Recreation & Parks
City Phone: (805) 925-0951 ext. 2260
City Fax: (805) 925.4508
EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT:
- Social Services, San Jose State University
- Social Work, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
- Public Administration, La Salle University
- Director of Recreation and Parks, City of Santa Maria
- Interim Recreation Superintendent, City of Santa Maria
- Recreation Supervisor, City of Santa Maria
- Facility Manager, City of Santa Maria
- Social Worker I, County of Santa Barbara
- Recreation Specialist, City of Santa Maria
- Recreation Specialist, Hayward Area District
- Teen Counselor, City of San Jose
- Kiwanis Club of Santa Maria
- United Way of the Central Coast
- Santa Maria Affiliate Santa Barbara Foundation
- Advisory Committee, Special Olympics Southern California
- North County American Red Cross Disaster Services
- American Red Cross
- Marital status: Married
- Children: Three
- General interests: Travel and photography
DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for the daily operations and management of the Recreation and Parks Department. Provide staff support to the City Manager's Office, City Council and Recreation and Parks Commission. Supervise a staff of 30 full-time and 32 permanent part-time, assigned to 5 major divisions: Parks, Landscape Districts, Urban Forest, Recreation, and Administration. Services are provided in the following areas: city parks (225+ acres), part of Los Flores Ranch Park, publicly managed trees (30,000+), street medians, storm basins and rights-of-way (45+ acres), Santa Maria Town Center landscaping and parking structures, 7 major recreation facilities offering specialty recreation classes and programs and support to community based recreation programs i.e., youth basketball, youth soccer, etc.
- Play an active role in the organization and implementation of the Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Safety.
- Seek out funding for the development of a youth sports complex to include more soccer fields, to enhance assets for recreational opportunities.
- Continue a program of water conservation throughout the park system to include re-vegetation of landscape areas, rotation of scheduled watering, use of non-potable water for irrigation, and increase monitoring of water use using computer irrigation system.
- Seek grant funding as well as increased sponsorship opportunities for the expansion of services to at-risk youth and those special events, marketing and education campaigns that foster community building.
- Work closely with schools to make school sites available for public use during non-school hours.
- Continue working with non-profit organizations, schools, health care providers, businesses, and funding partners throughout the Santa Maria Valley, in an effort to address the growing needs of families, youth and the homeless.
- Implement the second phase of the “ActiveNet” software system for program registration, classes, and facilities rental reservations to provide more efficiencies.
- Broker participation by local non-profit agencies, schools and government in addressing community-wide issues and concerns; i.e. youth violence, the impacts of homelessness in City parks and facilities.
- Encourage a high-level of staff training and succession programs using techniques and opportunities provided by the City including regional training opportunities.
- Provide parks, athletic fields and facilities that are safe, clean and inviting to our residents and visitors.