A rewarding job I started working for the Town of Parker, I was hired to lead the fieldhouse facility coordinator, in March of 2007, a few months before that facility opened. I moved to Parker, …
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A rewarding job
I started working for the Town of Parker, I was hired to lead the fieldhouse facility coordinator, in March of 2007, a few months before that facility opened. I moved to Parker, initially to the Canterberry Crossing neighborhood, in fall of 2007. I moved to Stonegate about six years ago.
I was at Foothills Park and Recreation before this and worked at the Ridge Recreation Center. That was from 2003 to 2007. Before that, I went to the University of Iowa, and prior to that, I was born and raised in Minnesota.
Somewhere around 2015 my title changed to facility supervisor and I started overseeing operations at both the recreation center and the fieldhouse. I think my favorite thing about the job is the people. I find it rewarding to get to provide service to the community and see the positive benefits that what we offer can have in people’s lives.
We get a lot of people who come into the rec center or the fieldhouse and they don’t even realize that we are there. They come for a strange event or something but they don’t realize that we’re providing these sports programs, fitness classes, swimming opportunities to the community. We’re here and we’re available.
Family and sports
I like to do CrossFit, I like to ski, I coach my youngest son’s baseball team and enjoy that quite a bit. Other than that, I like to spend time with my family. I have two sons, a 13-year-old and a 10-year old, and my wife Joy.
I was a high school basketball player, I played point guard. It was my biggest sport-love growing up. I was a gym rat, I played basketball pretty much nonstop every day, I’d go to a rec center similar to this. I think that’s probably why I like the job too. It’s kind of something that was important to me growing up, having a facility like this.
I had retired from basketball but I just a few weeks ago came out of retirement and started playing in an adult basketball league. I’m pretty rusty. I had some ankle problems and the impact of basketball wasn’t great, so I had taken some time off, but I’m giving it a try again and so far, knock on wood, my ankle has been all right.
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