Meet Our Instructors


Andy Boos

Hikes, Walks and Snowshoe Leader

This multi-award winning Seattle Mountaineer member has climbed to more than 1,000 summits and led thousands of hiking, walking and snowshoe trips for Everett Parks & Recreation. Andy says, “Many first-time hikers worry that they will never be able to keep up. They don’t need to worry. Everybody deserves to enjoy the hike. I’ll make sure to do what I can so that everyone has a good time.”

Christine Borys

Yoga Instructor

 “Yoga gives you tools to help ease the burdens of life,” says Christine. She began teaching yoga in the 1990s, earned certification as a traditional Hatha instructor in 1998 and retired from a business career early in 2001 to spend more time sharing the benefits of yoga. Chris says she rarely suffers from illnesses or dips in energy, enjoys a baseline sense of wholeness, and feels toned and adaptable to new activity.

Carolyn Henri

Carolyn Henri

Trip & Tours Leader

Science and Adventure Day Camps Leader

Carolyn grew up climbing giant Sitka spruce trees in the rain forests of Juneau, Alaska. Living at the base of a mountain on an ocean shore, every day offered up opportunities to explore and adventure outdoors. She currently works for Everett Parks & Recreation as a certified naturalist guide with training in wilderness first aid. Carolyn has a doctorate degree in natural resources.


Roy Holman

Yoga and Meditation Instructor

“Yoga is about walking your own path, finding your own truth, being more yourself,” says Roy Holman. He’s certified by India’s Oneness University to teach in yoga, meditation and healing, and is a published author, business owner and well-known instructor. Students frequently comment that they appreciate the supportive, non-competitive atmosphere of Roy’s classes.


Kathi Kay

Aquatics Supervisor and Swim Instructor

Kathy supervises lifeguards at Forest Park Swim Center, schedules swim parties and teaches classes. Kathy says teaching preschoolers how to have fun in the water and working in a beautiful place are the best parts of her job.

Karen Lamphere

Cooking & Nutrition Instructor

“Food is really powerful, for good or bad. It can make us really sick or make us feel good and be healthy,” says certified nutritionist Karen Lamphere. During more than a decade of teaching for Everett Parks & Recreation, Karen inspires people to eat healthier by choosing fresh, whole, natural, organic foods to prepare at home. Karen holds a master’s degree in nutrition from Bastyr University.


Marianne Pugsley

Aquatics Manager and Swim Instructor

Safety and aquatics education are Marianne’s top priorities. “We have excellent staff here,” says Marianne. The swim lessons, lap swim, fitness classes, and the open swim sessions are all closely supervised by Marianne’s team of highly trained lifeguards and instructors. Marianne says, “My favorite classes to teach are preschool, because I can be silly with them!” 


Phil Rognier

Baseball Day Camp Instructor 

Phil Rognier teaches life’s little lessons through baseball. Day campers come to have fun learning and playing baseball, but they also learn important life skills along the way. Phil is executive director of FirstSwing, a Washington state non-profit and one of Everett Parks and Recreation’s partners. 


Cheryl Willis

Trips & Tours Leader

Cheryl is an expert in the social components of recreational shopping. Cheryl knows the best places to find quality items that are ready for a new purpose. Cheryl has more than a decade of experience in the outdoor recreation industry and more than 20 years experience in the travel and tourism industry.