Administrative Department

Bret Fahnstrom, CPRP
Executive Director


Steve Cummins
Superintendent of Finance 

Eileen Meyers
Office Supervisor

Michael Posch
Information Technology Manager

Christine Powles
Communications & Marketing Manager

Moira Zale-Palmer
Administrative & Accounting Assistant

Recreation Department

Patti Mitchell, CPRP
Superintendent of Recreation

Robin Conrad
Fitness & Wellness Recreation Supervisor


Brandon Magnini
Youth Programs Recreation Supervisor

Geralyn Konsewicz, CPRP
Recreation Manager of Programs & Aquatics

David Naydenoff, CPRP
Aquatics, Early Childhood & Dance Recreation Supervisor

Vance Violante, CPRP
Recreation Manager of Facilities & Athletics

Brad Wessel
Athletic Recreation Supervisor

Parks Department

Tom Pope
Superintendent of Parks

Mike Hanley
Grounds Manager

Erik Hosp

Tom Kearns

Bob Nicioli

Rob Roy Golf

Rich Zubek
General Manager of Golf Operations

Steven Bychowski
Superintendent of Golf

Yessica Alonso
Banquet Coordinator

Employee of the Season

Full time staff nominates seasonal and part-time staff that goes above and beyond their job duties. Administrative staff then votes on who should be chosen as the Employee of the Season. The employee is recognized by the Park Board of Commissioners and receives $50 along with a plaque placed at the Weiss Community Center.

George Rodriguez

George Rodriguez has worked for the parks crew since June of 2014. He began his career working on the mow crew. George’s ability to work with a team and learn quickly led him to more responsibility and opportunity within the parks division. He now is in an integral part in all park operations. From planting and horticultural design to ball field maintenance and playground inspections, George has shown himself to be capable of all tasks, taking the initiative to assist in any way he can. What sets George apart is his happy and outgoing demeanor. George is always willing to help and make you laugh. He unassumingly will assist patrons to their cars, open doors, and answer questions. The energy emanating for George elevates each person he comes in contact with. We are proud to have George work for the River Trails Park District and take delight in awarding him Employee of the Season!