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.
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.
Jake grew up in the mountains of California and came to Port Angeles after finishing his Baccalaureate degree in Psychology at Western Washington University. He has worked in a variety of different recreation and camp settings in swimming, hiking, high ropes, and dancing. In addition to his work in camp and recreation programs he has worked in the behavioral field as a Counselor and Registered Behavioral Technician for four years.
When not at work you can find Jake on a run along the beach, reading or writing with the help of his two cats or spending time with family. He loves the excitement and stories that each new day brings and enjoys seeing the small victories and growth that happens everyday in SPARK.
SPARK cell (360)477-0862
Member Services Coordinator
SPARK Squad 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 the community, 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."