Why have you chosen to run for the CPRS State Board of Directors?
As a parks and recreation professional with over 27 years of experience, I bring a wide array of knowledge and personal attributes to the Board. I have had the honor of working in both the City of Fontana and the County of Riverside with wide range of experience in land management, planning, park operations, campground management, community center, water park, and sports park operations, special events, contract classes, marketing and public communications, and customer service. As the Parks Director/General Manager for RivCoParks, I help manage over 100,000 acres of land, 175+ miles of trails, 10 open-space reserves, 7 regional camping parks, 3 historic oriented parks, 3 nature centers, and specialty facilities. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services and a Master of Public Administration. I whole-heartedly believe in lifelong learning and development and in 2016 I became a Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE). In 2017 I became a credentialed California County Senior Executive (CSAC Institute for Excellence in County Government), earned a Certificate for Tourism Planning for Parks and Recreation Agencies in 2018, and in 2021 graduated from High Performance Leadership Academy. I believe I bring a unique perspective, having served both a city and a county, and have been a demonstrated leader at both the state and national levels. I also have an open-mind and believe we all continue to grow and learn together - from one another and through our service to the public.