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Rec Staff Goals
Our Goals

Montgomery County Recreation's Youth Development Team is generating an enhanced and vibrant approach to service delivery that reaches out to all young people. We use recreation to ensure young people are productive, healthy, and connected during out-of-school time. Our positive youth development strategies include opportunities, programs, and services which emphasize health & wellness, youth leadership & social equity, workforce development, and connection to caring adult role models. The Recreation Department is built on a foundation for serving youth, and we are committed to building on this tradition.

It is our aim to ensure the Recreation Department is a place where young people:

  • Make friends and maintain relationships
  • Gain a sense of Independence and rely less on adults
  • Build teamwork skills and become more effective in groups
  • Foster attributes important to being a members of family & community
  • Perceive competence and believe they can be successful
  • Acquire an interest in exploration and are eager to learn new things
  • Develop a sense of responsibility and learn to be accountable
  • Enhance their affinity for nature and attraction toward the outdoors
  • Grow confidence and try to solve problems on their own
  • Establish a connection and feel safe & welcomed in their environment

 

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Our Team

The Youth Development Team within the Department of Recreation has a generated an enhanced and vibrant approach to service delivery that enables the mobilization of resources, thus casting a wider net and growing the number of young people who are productive, healthy, and connected.

The Youth Development Team uses recreation as a means to improve outcomes and increase Developmental Assets for all young people. Positive youth development strategies include supports, opportunities, and services which emphasize health & wellness, youth leadership & social equity, connection to community, and connection to caring adult role models.

Team Members
Youth Development Manager
What I like about my job:
Hobbies:
My Theme Song:
 
Recreation Supervisor
What I like about my job:
I love having the opportunity to have an impact on young peoples' lives - whether they are participating in one of our programs or working for the Recreation Department.
Hobbies:
needlepoint, reading
My Theme Song:
"Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen
Recreation Supervisor
What I like about my job: Inspiring smiles and making a positive difference in young lives on a daily basis!
Hobbies:
Making Cakepops, Enjoying the company of family, friends and my boxer puppy Duke!
My Theme Song:
"Just Keep Swimming" by Dory of Finding Nemo!
 
Recreation Specialist
What I like about my job:
I like programming and allowing the youth to have a voice in the process. Their opinions really help me to create programs that they will enjoy and benefit from. Listening to the children talk about their role in the program they participate in is "priceless."
Hobbies:
Thrift shopping, baking and gardening
My Theme Song:
"Conqueror" by Estelle
 
Recreation Specialist
What I like about my job:
I like being able to create and advocate positive change for our youth. There is nothing better than positively impacting the lives of our youth and providing them an outlet from the rest of the world.
Hobbies:
Attending Redskins games, playing Fantasy Football, playing and coaching soccer, traveling and attending movie screenings.
My Theme Song:
""Don't Stop Believing" " by Journey
 
Recreation Specialist
What I like about my job:
I love that I have the ability to work with teens in a capacity that allows me to earn their friendship and trust. By earning their respect I am able to have positive conversations that allow for me to understand them on a personal dedicated level.
Hobbies:
I like playing sports of all kinds, being and nature and binge watching TV series when give the time.
My Theme Song:
"U.N.I.T.Y." by Queen Latifah
 
Recreation Specialist
What I like about my job:
I love being part of a team making a difference for all of the youth in Montgomery County.
Hobbies:
playing and coaching sports
My Theme Song:
“Running Down a Dream” by Tom Petty
 
Recreation Specialist
What I like about my job:
I like making connections with the youth we work with, helping them to build on the strengths they already possess to be resilent in all their future endeavors.
Hobbies:
Playing soccer, flag football, reading and hiking with my four huskies.
My Theme Song:
“One Step at a Time ” by Jordin Parks
Recreation Supervisor
What I like about my job:
I enjoy working with the youth in the community and making a impact in their lives. Providing them with activities and programs that can shape them into our future leaders, as well as providing them the chance to participate in activities they may not have the chance to normally.
Hobbies: Soccer
My Theme Song:
“Don't Stop Believing” by Journey
Recreation Specialist
What I like about my job:
I like being able to provide quality programs for the youth, see students become successful, and being a mentor to young people.
Hobbies:
shopping, bowling, reading, listening to music
My Theme Song:
“Independent Women” by Destiny's Child
Recreation Specialist
What I like about my job:
I love working with youth and helping them pursue their career dreams and realize their potential.
Hobbies:
running, cycling, hiking, camping, learning new things
My Theme Song:
“Where we Belong” by Thriving Ivory
Recreation Specialist
What I like about my job:
I like the opportunity to empower young people to reach their full potential.
Hobbies:
I love to BBQ, travel, read and hang with friends and family.
My Theme Song:
“The Man” by Aloe Blacc
Recreation Specialist
What I like about my job:
I like my job because every day I have the opportunity to impact in a positive way the lives of many students participating in our programs.
Hobbies:
surfing, playing video games, reading and listening to music
My Theme Song:
“De todo el mundo” by Enrique Bunbury
Recreation Specialist
What I like about my job:
I enjoy the stories that we create alongside a diverse group of young people with unique programming. We do fun things with fun people for a good cause.
Hobbies:
Anything outdoors, basketball, video games, reading, travel
My Theme Song:
“Wagon Wheel” by Old Crow Medicine Show
Recreation Specialist
What I like about my job:
I love working with youth. It gives a chance to give back to the community.
Hobbies:
Snowboarding, drawing and traveling.
My Theme Song:
“Anything“ by Stevie Wonder
 
Recreation Coordinator
What I like about my job:
My position has already proven to be a rewarding one. I am part of a necessary resource that makes recreation accessible, educational, and enjoyable for youth and teens. The main focus of my position is to help teens find employment within the recreation programs we offer. What makes me thrilled to come to work every day is knowing that the wonderful opportunities we provide are a catalyst for positive community and individual growth.
Hobbies:
I LOVE to be outdoors! For me, this looks like: kayaking, camping, hiking, chasing sunsets, getting lost in the woods, star gazing, and bird watching. Other hobbies include dancing, wood working, and advocating for the rights of people with disabilities, the LGBTQIA2+ community, and the protection of the environment.
My Theme Song:
“Thank You For Being A Friend“ by Cynthia Fee