We are currently closed

for our Renovation & Expansion Project.

Reopening Fall 2020!


Meet our Team


Steve started working for the District as an Advisory Committee member when the district was formed in 2009 then became the Executive Director in 2010. He has been involved in operating commercial pools for over two decades and is certified as an Aquatic Facility Operator and has graduated from the National Aquatics Management School.  


Steve grew up in San Diego and moved to Port Angeles to raise his family in 2001.  Steve has two kids who are in college and his wife, Cindy, works at Olympic Medical Center.


Steve enjoys the outdoors and likes to ride his Jet skis to Victoria in the summer.

Steve Burke

Executive Director



Jessica Compton

Aquatics Manager



Jessica joined the district in 2017. Her background in recreation varies from Sports and Athletics, Special Events, Outdoor Education and Aquatics. A graduate of Northern Michigan University with a B.S. in Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management and M.S. in Training Development and Human Performance. 


She holds certifications as Lifeguard instructor with StarGUARD and American Red Cross, Trainer for Starfish Aquatics Learn to Swim program, Leave No Trace Master Educator Instructor and CPRP(Certified Parks and Recreation Professional).


In her free time she enjoys traveling (she has 3 continents left to visit!), reading and taking her dog to the beach. The best part of her job is working with a fun diverse group of individuals everyday.

Molly was born and raised in Port Angeles and returned to the area after graduating from Eastern Washington University in 2012 with a BA in Studio Art. She has worked and volunteered with child care and youth development organizations throughout the state since the age of 14, including NW Kiwanis Camp and the Clallam County Juvenile Detention Center.

“I love having the opportunity to give back to the 

community I was raised in and be a positive influence for our local youth. I am determined to make SPARK squad a safe and fun environment for kids to learn, grow, and feel supported.”

Molly Barnes
After School Program Coordinator
Virginia Smith
Member Services Coordinator

Virginia grew up in Illinois then moved to Port Angeles with her family before high school. She graduated in 2010 then attended Peninsula College. She worked at the pool in high school then again starting in 2012.

Virginia has 3 young boys and loves spending time with her family camping, hiking, playing sports, and going to the park. 

"I really value being a part of the pool and SPARK Squad because the kids in our community really deserve to have a fun and supportive place to go. I believe in our pool's mission and cherish the opportunity to be a part of it."

Sarah has lived in Port Angeles her whole life. She was on the Port Angeles High School Swim Team all through high school then went to Peninsula College and graduated with her AA. She has been working at the pool since 2015, starting as a swim instructor when she was 16. "I enjoy working with kids, especially when I get to teach."

Sarah still loves swimming and enjoys music and spending time with her family.

With her position, Sarah "...looks forward to being more connected to the community through the activities the pool provides."

Sarah Tiemersma
Aquatics Coordinator