Staff

 

City of Bowling Green Parks & Recreation

Full-Time Staff & Permanent Employees

 

Kristin Otley, CPRP – Parks & Recreation Director

Kristin Otley, CPRP

E-mail: 
Phone #: 419-354-6223
ext. 
6305

Biography
Kristin Otley became the Parks & Recreation Director in July 2015.  Prior to that she served as the Recreation Coordinator for eighteen years. She has a BS degree in Park and Recreation Resources from Michigan State University and an MS in Park and Recreation Administration from Indiana University. She is a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP), and has served on the Executive Board of the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association and the Board of Trustees of the Indiana University Executive Development Program. Locally she serves on many commissions and committees, and is an alumnus of the Leadership BG program as well as a Past President of the BG Exchange Club. She and her husband Ben live in Bowling Green with their two daughters.

 

Chris Gajewicz – Natural Resources Coordinator

Chris Gajewicz

E-mail: 
Phone #: 419-353-0301

Biography
Chris is a graduate of Hocking College with his Associate of Applied Science in Natural Resources Interpretation and Bowling Green State University with his undergraduate degree in Outdoor Recreation and his graduate degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies.  His areas of interest include birding, aquatic life, especially those species that have to do with fly fishing, and teaching others about the natural world around them. He has been with the department since 2000.

 

Ivan Kovacevic – Recreation Coordinator

ivan

E-mail:  
Phone #: 419-354-6224

Biography
Ivan Kovacevic has served as the Recreation Coordinator for the Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department since July of 2015. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management and a Master’s Degree in Sport Administration, both from Bowling Green State University.  He has previously served as the Parks & Recreation Director for the City of Rossford and the City of Rittman, as well as a YMCA Program Director in the cities of Toledo, Chicago, and Cleveland.

 

Mark Sauber – Maintenance Coordinator

Mark Sauber

E-mail:  
Phone #: 419-354-6223

Biography
Mark Sauber began his tenure with Parks & Recreation as a Maintenance Specialist in 1997 and now serves as the Maintenance Coordinator.

 

Josh Chatfield – Fitness/Aquatics Manager

Josh Chatfield

E-mail: 
Phone #: 419-354-6295
Biography
Josh Chatfield started with Bowling Green Parks and Recreation as the Sports Program Leader in 2002 and took on the position of Aquatics/Fitness Manager in 2005.  Josh is a Bowling Green native and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Tourism from Bowling Green State University in 2001.  He has over ten years of both personal and professional experience in the world of health and fitness and earned his Personal Fitness Trainer Certification through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.

 

Cheryl Witt – Business Office Supervisor

Business Office Supervisor
E-mail: 
 
Phone #: 419-354-6223

 

Eric Fletcher– Sports Specialist

Eric Fletcher

E-mail: 
Phone #: 419-354-6223
ext. 6303

Biography
Eric is a 2006 graduate of Bowling Green State University.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree, majoring in Sport Management.  Eric has previously worked for Bluffton Family Recreation (Bluffton, OH) as a Sports Coordinator from 2006-2008. Eric has been the Sports Specialist since 2008, coordinating the youth and adult sport programs.  Eric and his wife Jamie have two children and reside in Bowling Green.

 

Cinda Stutzman – Natural Resources Specialist

E-mail: 
Phone #: 419-353-0301

Biography
Cinda graduated from BGSU with an undergraduate degree in Biology and Environmental Science and a graduate degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies. She enjoys studying the plant diversity found in local prairies and savannas, and sharing her enthusiasm for the wonders of nature with young children. She has been with the department since 2001. Cinda and her husband Dan reside in Bowling Green with their children Alex and Olivia.

 

Mike Przysiecki – Natural Resources Specialist

Mike Przysiecki

E-mail: 
Phone #: 419-353-0301

Biography
Mike graduated from BGSU with an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science.  He is also a graduate of Tom Brown’s Tracking, Nature and Wilderness Survival School.  He enjoys all aspects of outdoor recreation and teaching an appreciation for the outdoor world. He has been with the department since 2002.

 

Emily Tracy – Maintenance Specialist

E-mail: 
Phone #: 419-354-6223

Biography
Emily Tracy serves as a Maintenance Specialist and has worked for the department since 2017.

 

Kyler Klann – Maintenance Specialist

E-mail: 
Phone #: 419-354-6223

Biography
Kyler started working with Bowling Green Parks and Recreation as a seasonal laborer in 2018. He was promoted in February 2020 as a maintenance specialist.

 

Jacob Sachs – Maintenance Specialist

E-mail:  
Phone #: 419-354-6223

Biography
Jacob Sachs began his work with Parks & Recreation as a Maintenance Specialist in 2020.

 

 

Lindy Hoodlebrink – Fitness Specialist

Lindy Donaldson

E-mail: lhoodlebrink@bgohio.org
Phone #: 419-354-6295

 

Debbie Knuth – Customer Service Specialist

Deb Knuth

E-mail: 
Phone #: 419-354-6223

 

Matt Steck – Customer Service Specialist

Matt Steck

Email: 
Phone # 419-354-6223

 

Madison Huffine – Customer Service Specialist

E-mail:  
Phone #: 419-354-6223