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Name Title Department Responsibilities Phone
Michael Wargo Superintendent Office of the Superintendent Broad district vision, legislative affairs (541) 736-4002
Eric Adams Planning, Parks & Facilities Director Planning, Parks & Facilities Planning, parks and facilities (541) 736-4048
Jase Newton Recreation Services Division Director Recreation Services Division Recreation services, including classes, programs and events (541) 736-4007
Ryan Taxara Program Manager, Early Childhood and Youth Programs Recreation Services Division Preschools, Kids Club, Early Start, No-school Days, Kids Club, camps, early childhood classes, inclusion, adaptive recreation, Summer Playground Program (541) 736-4508
Kenny Weigandt Program Manager, Community Engagement Office of the Superintendent Legislative affairs, resource development, 1PASS (541) 736-4531
Erica Hinshaw Supervisor, Early Childhood and Youth Programs Recreation Services Division Preschools, early childhood programs, parent/child programs (541) 736-4509
Caitlin Esping Supervisor, Early Childhood and Youth Programs Recreation Services Division Kids Club, Early Start, No-school Days, youth camps, Summer Playground Program (541) 736-4505
Chuck Dinsfriend Manager, Information Technology Information Services Information services, network, telephone, internet, IT (541) 736-4054
Melissa Taxara Interim Human Resources Manager Human Resources Union, Pay Equity, Culture and Diversity, Policy, Onboarding (541) 736-4031
Kory Holt Supervisor, Aquatics Recreation Services Division Splash! at Lively Park, Willamalane Park Swim Center, rentals, lifeguard training and supervision, Lively Park Pavilions (541) 736-4085
Tracy Kribs Program Manager, Special Events and Operations Recreation Services Division Guest services, volunteers, rentals, social services, wood shop, rock shop, SHIBA, LIHEAP, transportation, accessible recreation, special events (541) 736-4528
Jo Schutte Executive Assistant to the Superintendent Office of the Superintendent Administrative support and scheduling for the Superintendent, Board of Directors, and Management Team (541) 736-4002
Tressa Johnson Risk and Safety Specialist Human Resources Risk and safety assessment, liability insurance, insurance claims, incident reports, OSHA compliance, safety training (541) 736-4030
David Kieffer Program Manager, Recreation Programming Department Recreation Services Division Youth recreation, Two50 youth center, adult programs, outdoor recreation programs, Dorris Ranch programs, Living history, trips, Camp Putt (541) 736-4510
Brandon Lemcke Program Manager, Aquatics Recreation Services Division Splash! at Lively Park, Willamalane Park Swim Center, concessions, lifeguards, water exercise classes (541) 736-4200
Rajeana Pancake Supervisor, Aquatics Recreation Services Division Splash! at Lively Park, Willamalane Park Swim Center, swim lessons (541) 736-4089
Kevin Suiter Supervisor, Customer Service Recreation Services Division Guest services, corporate wellness (541) 736-4549
Jamie Velazquez Supervisor, Adult Recreation and Athletics Recreation Services Division Adult Recreation, Fitness, Trips, Living History (541) 736-4403
Spenser Lind Supervisor, Athletics Recreation Programming Department Adult fitness and athletics, youth athletics, Les Schwab Classic, climbing (541) 736-4516
Whitney Hoshaw Community Engagement & Public Relations Supervisor Recreation Programming Department Marketing, public relations, website, Springs mascot program (541) 736-4530
Adam Martell Youth Recreation Supervisor / Recreation Programming Department Recreation Services Division Safe Routes to School, Mother's Day Tea, Solstice Party, Family Float Trips, and youth recreation programs (541) 736-4053
Andrew Maahs Talent Acquisition Human Resources Recruitment, onboarding, system implementation, employee wellness (541) 736-4038
Jack Mantel Special Events & Rentals Supervisor Recreation Services Division District-wide events and rentals (541) 736-4512
Betty Nielsen Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Business Operations Oversees finance and payroll. (541) 736-4034
Mavis Sanchez-Scholes Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Supervisor Human Resources Plans, evaluates and implements Diversity, Equity and Inclusion(DEI) programs within the District by overseeing the DEI committee, Employee DEI programs, engagement events and activities. (541) 736-4039
Skylar Shane Accountant Business Operations Accounting functions and provides oversight and implementation of the finance systems. (541) 736-4037
Elisabeth Niderost Payroll Specialist Business Operations Responsible for validating and tracking employee timekeeping in Empower, as well as balancing and calculating time off requests and holiday schedules. Processes payroll, including deductions, allowances, W4 tax elections, and bonuses. (541) 736-4033
Lisa Albert Human Resources Analyst Human Resources Supports the HR Director across the HR function to deliver value-added services to employees and leadership that reflect the district’s RECS and DEI values, strategic goals, and professional development. Analyzes impact of new laws/regulations on HR programs for policy compliance. Administers FMLA/OFLA leaves and ADA for employees. Assists HRD with employee relations, performance management, discrimination and harassment complaints and classification/compensation analysis. (541) 736-4036
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