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.”
“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.
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.
Sharmon has been leading outdoor and cultural trips since 1992. She began as a cross country ski instructor and sea kayak guide. She started her own sea kayak company in 1993 and successfully guided it for 20 years. While kayaking will always be her passion, she also shares her love for adventure and the outdoors through leading cultural tours and hiking trips.
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.
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.
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!”
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.
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.