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Katherine Sharp

Katherine Sharp

Recreation Manager

ERBM Recreation & Park District


ERBM Recreation & Park District

Recreation Manager

• Provided management oversight, coordination, promotion, implementation, and evaluation of all recreation programs, activities and events for the District
• Hired, trained, supervised, and evaluated 25 staff members, both full and part-time
• Oversaw all department programs, including 5K races (of note, instituted pre-registration discounts and a formalized registration process to improve the efficiency of the event), both senior and youth activities, trail races (including a new trail system that was integral in the continued development of this program), youth league basketball and baseball as well as other internal youth sports, dance and tumbling classes, adult co-ed softball, adult and senior fitness classes, etc
• Developed, prepared, and managed annual department budget of $600,000, including sub-departments, events, programs, staff salaries, additional staff hires, etc
• Presented recommendations and expenditures of budgetary concerns to Board of Directors for review
• Revised existing and developed new policies and procedures for the District and the Recreation Department; specifically, initiated quarterly “mini-evals” to allow staff to improve upon areas of concern before the annual evaluation
• Partnered with local organizations to provide a higher quality of experience for all members of the community (eg, BLM, Forest Service, Colorado Parks and Wildlife) and to provide additional activities, such as horseback riding led by area outfitters and fishing tournaments. Most importantly, made use of all of the resources that may be available within the District, throughout the community, and through the use of these external partners

Career medium 06
Career medium 04

Sportrock Climbing Centers


• Assisted customers in sales, support, and inventory
• Supervised up to 8 employees per shift
• Trained new employees to prepare them for staff and teaching positions
• Maintained climber’s safety throughout the gym
• Guided clients in outdoor climbing trips to Great Falls National Park


Disabled Sports USA

Program Services

• Managed regional Adapt 2 Achieve conference for over 60 attendees
• Developed and maintained budget for events, some of which exceeded $25,000
• Recruited participants, volunteers, and staff for events
• Assisted with Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project events
• Worked 30% from home

Career medium 02

Georgia College and State University

Master of Education (M.Ed.), Outdoor Education Administration

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Interdisciplinary Studies - International Studies, Psychology, Sociology