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We’re Hiring a Special Events Coordinator

Application window has closed.  Assists coordination of special events to generate funds, attendance, increase membership, volunteers, and/or clients for the organization. Assists with budget planning,

Meet Our Staff

What do you like most about your job?

The Senior Center is a tight-knit, supportive community and I love watching new seniors, looking for friends, fold into the mix, bonding over mutual interests like books and bridge. With the Learnery I love being able to foster peoples’ creativity and thirst for knowledge by hosting classes like guitar, Spanish, intro to watercolors, and ballroom dance.

What is your favorite Sierra 2/ SCNA event?

My favorite Sierra2/SCNA event is the Holiday Craft Fair. I love working with talented local artists and small businesses. It’s also a great fundraiser for the Senior Center. Seeing hard work pay off in the form of a successful event is always nice, too!

What is your favorite space at Sierra 2 Center?

My favorite room at Sierra 2 is Room 11. It still has the charm of an old-fashioned classroom with the chalkboard and built-in wood counter while lending itself perfectly for so many different events or activities – kids’ birthdays, art classes, business meetings, and even baby & bridal showers! I also love the Garden Room Courtyard – it’s a beautiful space to eat lunch on a sunny day

What is your hobby?

I love cooking and trying new vegetarian and vegan recipes. My latest adventures include no sugar added carrot cake, homemade almond milk, and creamy vegan cheese sauces.

Katie is our Program Coordinator, overseeing the Senior Center and Learnery programs. She started with Sierra 2 Center in the Fall of 2013 as a Booking Specialist before moving into her current position in April of 2016.

What do you like most about your job?

I was attracted to working at Sierra 2 because it reminded me of the San Francisco YMCA, where I worked for eight years as the Youth & Family Director. I enjoy working with the community and with non-profits, and this seemed like a perfect fit. There’s a true sense of community here between the center and the surrounding neighborhoods.

I like that we’re given the opportunity to touch people’s lives in very personal ways. Just as many renters have, I myself have hosted a family reunion, baby and bridal showers, farewell parties and even my father’s Celebration of Life here. Through the years I’ve made many lasting friendships among SCNA members, our clientele, tenants and my co-workers. I’ve seen a lot of changes to the Center over the years that I’m proud to be a part of.

What is your favorite Sierra 2/ SCNA event?

I always enjoy Home Tour because it was my Mom’s favorite one to attend together. The Wine Tasting event is always a fun day…great food, beverages and lots of happy people!

What is your favorite space at Sierra 2 Center?

Obviously, I love our theater! I also love the Garden Room and its attached courtyard. I enjoy taking lunch breaks in the courtyard with the birds and squirrels as company. I agree wholeheartedly with clients who, when they visit for the first time, say that the entire facility has a “special energy and a good feeling about it!”

What is your hobby?

I started researching my family genealogy about 40 years ago. Several trips to Salt Lake City’s Family History Library, online research and many visits to archival libraries and I’ve traced my family as far back as the 800’s! It’s been fun learning the history of my family, the world and about my famous and infamous relatives. It’s a never ending hobby as new branches of the tree open up continually. I’ve also met and made friends with many new cousins who are also researching our family lines.

I also enjoy cooking dishes from around the world and creating my own recipes.I agree wholeheartedly with clients who, when they visit for the first time, say that the entire facility has a “special energy and a good feeling about it!”

Valerie, our Facility Administrator, manages the rentals of the Theater and the monthly on-going classes and meetings in the studios and activity rooms. She writes and updates the Viewpoint newspaper pages for Activities, Theater, and What’s New at Sierra 2. Valerie started as an Office Administrator in June 2004 but has held numerous titles at Sierra 2 such as Assistant Director, interim Executive Director,  and Operations Manager.

What do you like most about your job?

Bringing people together and building community through arts and activities.

What is your favorite Sierra 2/ SCNA event?

Curtis Fest all the way. I love working with artists and spending the day in the park.

What is your favorite space at Sierra 2 Center?

I like the hallways. I like to pass people and peek into the rooms to see what’s going on.

What is your hobby?

I like to make art and take on home improvement projects. I love to travel and camp.

Heather is our Marketing & Outreach Coordinator. She runs the website, social media, and email newsletters. She also creates most of the printed posters and event marketing materials.