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.
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 and the Recreation Services Committee Amy also serves as the Secretary to the Parks and Recreation Foundation which provides support for various outside organizations. She processes payroll, is backup for accounts payable, and is responsible for personnel records.
Laurence Hogg, Program Manager-Community Equity and Inclusion
Aaron Grefrath, Assistant Director Programs
Andrew Brunnert, Program Manager/The Linc Membership Director
Chad Brown, Hockey Director
Anthony Weeks, Program Manager-Ice Arena
Julie Haupt, Program Manager-Pools
(Mary) Alexis Kerman, Program Manager-Outdoor Recreation
Email Alexis Kerman
Alexis has a Bachelor of Science degree in Parks, Recreation and Sport with a double emphasis in sport management and leisure service management from The University of Missouri- Columbia. She is a Certified Park and Recreation Professional and a member of the Missouri Park and Recreation Association and the National Recreation and Park Association. Alexis started her work with JC Parks as an intern in 2018 and continued working part-time before becoming the Assistant Director over Campus Recreation and Wellness with Lincoln University. She spent 6 months in that role before being hired on full-time with JC Parks as the Program Manager over Outdoor Recreation. Her job includes programming community bike rides, the ropes challenge course, camping, hiking, sailing, hayrides, canoeing/kayaking and other outdoor adventure activities.
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. Currently, she is the Program Manager responsible for coordinating Adult Sports and Youth Tennis, but has also overseen operations at the Washington Park Ice Arena, Concessions, Youth Sports, and Special Events over the last 20+ years.
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
Carly grew up skating at the Washington Park Ice Arena and skated on the Capital Classics Synchronized Skating Teams for 11 years. Carly has tested and passed USFS Novice Moves in the Field and Intermediate Freeskate and ISI Freestyle 6 and Dance 6. She is a 2014 graduate from Jefferson City High School. Carly has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Recreation, Sport & Tourism Management and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Lindenwood University. She was a 3 year member of the Lindenwood Lions Synchronized Skating Team and a 4 year member of the Lindenwood Lions Golden Line Dance Team. She started working for the department in 2012 as a part time employee working as a skating instructor and customer service attendant at the ice arena. In the summer of 2017, Carly worked as an Intern at the ice arena. In May 2018, she was promoted to Skating Director.
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 supervised the Concession Staff at the ballfields and The Linc. She also coordinated 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, leisure classes, senior program and special populations programs.
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.
James Reinkemeyer, Special Populations Program Coordinator
James graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Recreation, Sport, and Park Administration with an emphasis in Sports Administration, Cum Laude. He also served as the student manager for the Missouri State softball team for three years. He is from Saint Thomas, Missouri. James completed an internship with Special Olympics Missouri the Summer of 2017 working with their healthy athletes program. In the summer of 2018 he completed his practicum with the Springfield Cardinals. And he completed an internship with Springfield Green County Park Board in the Spring of 2019 working with the SPARC program. Some things James enjoys doing are being with family and friends, being active outdoors, and playing men’s fast pitch softball.
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.
Rena Barron, Administrative Technician
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 program manager. She manages the clubhouse at Oak Hills.
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. He is a member of Missouri Park and Recreation Association, a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional, 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.