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The Shore Aquatic Center is Open. Visit us in person
M-F 5:30am-8pm
Sat- 7am-4pm
Sun- 10am-4pm
See Schedule Page for details and pool closures

or call 360-775-2119


Meet our Team

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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.

Steven Burke
Executive Director


Denise Dawson

Denise began her career in 2004 as a seasonal employee for Michigan State Parks. She graduated from Lake Superior State University with a bachelor's degree in Parks & Recreation Management and an associate's degree in Natural Resources Technology. She has worked with many different governmental agencies at all levels within the parks and recreation industry. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, gardening and baking with sourdough.

"I spent the last two years traveling around the country with my family. I'm looking forward to being involved with the community of Port Angeles and raising my son here."

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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 4 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."

Virginia Smith 
Member Services Coordinator
SPARK Squad Coordinator

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Ryan Amiot
Aquatics Manager

Ryan grew up in Port Angeles. He has attended college off and on since graduating in 2017. He obtained his AA from Peninsula College. Despite not obtaining a bachelors yet, he has amassed 198 college credits in total. He is currently going for a Bachelors in Business Management.


Ryan has been working for William Shore Memorial Pool District off and on since 2014.


"The pool has been an important part of my life for a long time. I have always been in swim lessons, and started Swim Club in 3rd grade. I remember when I was walking down the sidewalk protesting the closure of the facility; it's crazy to see how far it has come."


Email for information about SPARK squad or SPLASH preschool.

Jessica Amiot 

Youth Programs Coordinator
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