New season, new faces around Island Rec…
As summertime approaches, it’s normal to see zillions of tourists taking in the beauty of our islands. But here are two new faces that you would do well to remember! Here’s more from Recreation Director Sally Thomsen:
Island Rec is excited to announce the addition of two new Recreation Specialists, JD Bister and Jason Davis. With the resignation of Rebecca Clarke Island Rec increased the one full time position to two three quarter time positions. JD will be working with most of Island Rec’s Sports, Outdoor, Adult, and Fitness programs while Jason will be focusing on Youth and Family programs.
JD received his degree in Recreation Management from Central Washington University in 2006. He has worked for Parks and Recreation Departments in the City of Federal Way, the City of Burien, and Metro Parks Tacoma. JD brings a wealth of sports knowledge to the Island Rec and is looking forward to life on the Island.
Originally from Alaska, Jason has been in Friday Harbor for a dozen years or so, excluding time spent away for travel and schooling. He completed a BA in Youth Services at WWU/Fairhaven College in 2011. While in Bellingham, Jason worked as a Site-Director for Whatcom YMCA’s school-age programs and volunteered at Lummi Nation School and Brigid Collins Family Support Center. In 2009, Jason was awarded an international study grant and spent 16 months working with children’s organizations in India and Nepal. Jason brings vast experience and enthusiasm for working with children and families. He’s thrilled to join the Island Rec team!
You will soon see Jason and JD out and about at one of the over 60 programs Island Rec is offering this summer. Go to www.islandrec.org for more information or stop by Island Rec M-F at 580 Guard Street.