Todd Spalding, Director of Parks, Recreation & Forestry
Jessica Mosier, Customer Service Representative
Jessica started working with Parks and Recreation in May of 2012 as a Customer Service Representative. She is a 2005 graduate from Eugene High School. Her duties include financial reports, maintaining the camp ground and extended stay reservations, maintaining RecTrac and making the necessary updates for all activities and general customer service.
Stacey Richards, Administrative Technician
Dotty Sanning, Management Assistant
Dotty is a 2009 graduate from Columbia College where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Marketing. She oversees the front office operation, assists staff with budget preparation and control, responsible for accounts payable and accounting tasks, processes payroll and assists customers with facility reservations and program registrations. She has been with the department since August 2000.
Amy Schroeder, Community Relations Manager
Amy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Environmental Sciences from University of Missouri-Columbia. She joined the Parks and Recreation Department in January 2008 as a Customer Service Representative and in November 2012 was promoted to Administrative Technician. In June 2015, Amy was promoted to Park Planner I. In October 2015, she became a Certified Park and Recreation Professional.
Amy became Community Relations Manager in April 2017. She is responsible for the communication, public relations, marketing, and initiatives to promote department programs, assets, and branding.
Amy Shaw, Administrative Assistant
Amy began working for the City of Jefferson in February 1994 and joined the Parks and Recreation Department in October 1999. She serves as the Secretary to the Parks and Recreation Commission, Recreation Services Committee and Park Resources and Planning Committee. Amy also serves as the Secretary to the Parks and Recreation Foundation which provides support for various outside organizations. She processes payroll and is responsible for personnel records.
Tina Werner, Management Analyst
Tina has a Bachelor of Science degree in Parks and Recreation and Leisure Services from Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg. Tina is a Certified Park and Recreation Professional, a member of the Missouri Park and Recreation Association and a member of the National Recreation and Park Association. She was hired as a Recreation Supervisor in June of 1987 and promoted to her current position in April of 1998. As the General Recreation and Support Services Division Director, Tina oversees the daily operation of the office, Oak Hills Golf Center Clubhouse, and all adult and youth sports programs supervising four support staff, two Recreation Supervisors and one Recreation Specialist. She also works with affiliate organizations coordinating contracts and agreements.
Aaron Grefrath, Assistant Director Programs
Kerri Gates, Program Manager-Ice Arena
Kerri has a Bachelor of Science degree in Parks and Recreation Management from Northwest Missouri State University-Maryville. Kerri is a Certified Park and Recreation Professional and a member of the Missouri Park and Recreation Association and the National Recreation and Park Association. She started as an intern, returned as assistant manager of the Washington Park Ice Arena and also worked activities such as the Start Smart programs, Youth Sports Day Camp, and a Golf Course Clubhouse Attendant. She then went on to become the manager of the Ice Arena in 2004. She moved to Willard, MO to become their sports coordinator and later became the director. After almost three years, Kerri returned to Jefferson City and was hired in the winter of 2008 as a Recreation Specialist. In October 2013, she was promoted to a Recreation Program Supervisor and oversees the Washington Park Ice Arena and assists with the swimming pools in the summer.
Ben Herrick, Recreation Specialist
Ben is extremely excited and honored to serve the City of Jefferson as the Recreation Program Specialist. He is newly engaged as well! Ben hails from a background working in community development where he has guided community service-based expeditions in Cuba, rebuilt a sports program in Peru, served as a director for the Boys & Girls Club here in Jefferson City, co-led a juvenile prison ministry program and co-founded a day camp for children with incarcerated parents in Indiana.
Ben is responsible for concessions at the ballfields and the Linc, oversees all gym and field supervisors, coordinates the Start Smart program, and provides support for the program managers. He is a 2014 graduate of Anderson University, Indiana, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Ben is also a certified Wilderness First Responder who learned the importance of being prepared when his four younger and adventurous brothers were born. When he is not “in the office,” you can find him hanging off a mountain side or pearling on a surfboard.
Alexis Kerman, Program Manager-Outdoor Recreation
Missy Morarity, Program Manager-Adult Athletics
Missy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Parks, Recreation & Tourism from the University of Missouri – Columbia. Missy is a Certified Park and Recreation Professional, a Certified Youth Sports Administrator, a member of the Missouri Park and Recreation Association and the National Recreation and Park Association. She was the Recreation Supervisor overseeing the Washington Park Ice Arena from Nov. 2000 - Oct. 2013, and was a part-time manager there from 1994 – 1997. She is now coordinating and supervising adult sports and Start Smart programs for pre-schoolers. Before returning to Jefferson City in 2000, Missy spent three years in recreation with agencies in the St. Louis area.
Leann Porrello, Cultural Arts Specialist
Leann attended Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs and acquired her Associates of Arts degree. When she moved to Missouri in 2012 she volunteered at Capital Arts and soon became the Executive Directors assistant. In 2016 Leann became Executive Director and has been an active member in the art community by overseeing Capital Arts, joining the Jefferson City Art Club, and volunteering for many organizations. She has been an artist for 14 years.
LeAnn oversees the Capital Arts Gallery, develops cultural arts programs and community events, and is a staff liaison to the Cultural Arts Commission.
Carly Potts, Recreation Specialist/Skating Director/Camp
Julie Prenger, Program Manager-Pools
Steve Schellman, Program Manager-Youth Athletics
Steve has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Mizzou and a Master’s degree in Education Administration from William Woods. He spent six years at the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) as a Supervisor and Assistant Director. He also spent eight years teaching Social Studies and coaching baseball at New Bloomfield, St. Elizabeth, and Blair Oaks.Steve has a passion for youth sports and serving the kids of our community. He has three young sons who love to play baseball, football, and basketball. Steve, his wife Katrina, and their family live in St. Thomas.
Phil Stiles, Program Manager-Special Events
A 1985 graduate from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Phil received a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and Park Administration-Leisure Service Management. Phil is a Certified Park and Recreation Professional, a member of the Missouri Park and Recreation Association and a member of the National Recreation and Park Association. Phil has been with the Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Department since June 1986. In addition to coordinating special events, Phil oversees internships, handles media relations for the department, and conducts staff training.
Angie Toebben, Program Manager-Camp/Special Populations
Angie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Angie is a Certified Park and Recreation Professional, a Certified Youth Sports Administrator, a Certified NYSCA Clinician, a CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor, a certified mental health first aider, a member of the Missouri Park and Recreation Association, and the National Recreation and Park Association. Angie is also a member of the MPRA Sports Section where she served as Section President in 2012.
She has been with the Department since 1997. She started as a Customer Service Representative for the Department and has been a Program Manager since August of 1999. Angie was in charge of organizing youth sports (high school basketball, youth basketball, tee-ball/coach-pitch, flag football, volleyball) and adult volleyball programs. Angie supervises the Concession Staff at the ballfields and The Linc. She also coordinates the MLB Pitch, Hit and Run and Catch Me If You Can Fun Run. In January of 2018, Angie made a lateral move with the department and she now oversees the youth day camps, outdoor recreation programs, leisure classes, senior program and special populations programs. She is also serves on the Friends of the Park committee.
Angie was the 2008 City of Jefferson Outstanding Service Award recipient. She also received the Associate Fellow Award in 2014 through the Missouri Park and Recreation Association.
J.J. Gates, Assistant Director Parks
J.J. has a Bachelor of Science degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism from the University of Missouri - Columbia. J.J. is a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional, a member of the Missouri Parks and Recreation Association and a member of the National Recreation and Park Association. He was hired as an athletic field maintenance seasonal employee in 1991. He was promoted to Park Resources Supervisor in July of 1993. In May of 1999, he was promoted to his current position of Park Resources and Forestry Division Director. J.J. supervises three Park Resources Supervisors and one Park Planner. He oversees the general park facility and grounds maintenance operations; new construction; golf course and athletic field maintenance operations; forestry, downtown tree and street tree responsibilities; and park planning and design.
Stephanie Bruemmer, Program Manager-Golf
Stephanie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management from William Woods University. She started with the department in 2006 as a part time employee working as a clubhouse attendant at Oak Hills. In June 2012, she became the assistant manager at Oak Hills. In October 2013, she was promoted to a recreation program specialist. Her responsibilities include managing the clubhouse at Oak Hills and all the Start Smart programs.
Andy Carroll, Landscape Planner
Andy received his Bachelors of Science in Environmental Design from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1997. He is a Licensed Architect in the State of Missouri (Lic. No. A-2014015016), a Certified Playground Safety Inspector, a member of the Missouri Parks and Recreation Association and the National Recreation and Park Association. In 2012 after 14 years in the field of architecture he has redirected his career goals to include a broader focus as a Park Planner. Andy is responsible for the design and construction of all park improvements, renovations and major repairs, as well as, supervision of construction staff and projects.
Ray Wallace, Park Supervisor-Forestry
Ray is the City Forester for Jefferson City and supervises the mowing, landscape and forestry crews. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia College. Ray is a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional, a member of the Missouri Parks and Recreation Association and a member of the National Recreation and Park Association. He is a Certified International Society Arboriculture Arborist. Ray was hired by Jefferson City Parks and Recreation in November of 1999 as a Maintenance III in the Forestry Division and promoted to City Forester/Park Resource Supervisor in January 2001. He is a member of the Missouri Park and Recreation Association, and an At-Large member of the Missouri Community Forestry Committee.
Josh Werdehausen, Park Supervisor-Park Maintenance
Josh has a Bachelor of Science degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Josh is a member of the Missouri Parks and Recreation Association, a Certified Playground Safety Inspector, Certified Aquatic Facility Operator and a Certified Pool and Spa Operator. Josh started as an intern in January 2004 and was hired part time with benefits in March 2004. He was hired full time in May 2004 as a park maintenance worker. In February 2011 Josh was promoted to Park Resources Supervisor responsible for general park maintenance, special event support, Washington Park Ice Arena operations, Ellis-Porter and Memorial Pool operations.
Kevin Wieberg, Park Supervisor-Golf & Turf
Kevin has worked for the Department of Parks and Recreation since March 1997. He was the Maintenance II (Turf Maintenance) and in March 1998 he moved to the Golf Course as a Maintenance II (Turf Maintenance) and then promoted to Crew Leader in 1999 and currently is the Park Resource Supervisor over the Oak Hills Golf Course and Athletic Field Maintenance since March 2000.