I am the District Manager for Bear Mountain Recreation and Parks District (BMRPD), which is located south of Bakersfield and covers the communities of Lamont, Weedpatch, and Arvin. I have been an employee of the District for 26 years, 9 of those years as District Manager. I began my career at (BMRPD) as a seasonal employee in 1989 as a Recreation Leader working with children in the Little Bear Camp (summer camp), also in 1990-1991 I worked in the office as the secretary. I graduated from Arvin High School in 1992 I was hired to work part time at (BMRPD) I helped the Recreation Supervisor in the recreation programs when needed. In November of 1995 I was hired as the Office Manager at (BMRPD) I was in the position from 1995-2009. I was the Interim District Manager 2010-2011. I was officially appointed as the District Manager in September of 2011. I will continue to grow at (BMRPD).