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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

(360) 775-2119

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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Denise Dawson



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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 started working at the pool in high school then returned again 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.

Virginia Smith

Member Services Coordinator



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 in aquatics, teaching, and getting to know the residents and visitors of Port Angeles."

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



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Drake Latson-Lacy

Youth Programs Supervisor


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Jessica Amiot

Youth Programs Supervisor

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