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Meet Our Staff: Bryan Gentilini
The original item was published from September 20, 2018 11:38 AM to September 20, 2018 11:51 AM
Parker residents place on emphasis on having great parks and recreation amenities in our community. Among the larger divisions in our Parks and Recreation Department is Aquatics, which has a variety of programming to meet the needs of our residents. Aquatics facilities among the Town’s portfolio include the Parker Recreation Center Indoor Pool and H2O’Brien Pool.
Meet Bryan Gentilini, Aquatics Supervisor for Parker Parks and Recreation. A recent addition to our staff, Bryan manages the Aquatics Division, which includes a collection of programming and facilities that continue to grow to meet our active community’s recreation needs. Take a few minutes to learn more about Bryan and what he does for the Town of Parker!
How long have you worked for the Town of Parker? Where did you work before Parker?
"I started with the Town in early May, just in time for the busy swim season! Prior to this position, I operated a waterpark in the Louisville, Ky. Area, and before that, indoor pools and waterfront facilities in Wisconsin."
Tell us about your job and how it impacts the Parker community.
"I oversee the Aquatics Division of the Parks and Recreation Department. Currently, we have two full-time team members and between 80-100 part-time lifeguards and swim instructors. Together, our goal is to provide safe, clean and family-friendly, aquatic-based recreation for Parker residents. We are constantly improving and innovating our programs and facilities and hope to be the example for aquatics programs statewide."
What do you most enjoy about working for the Town of Parker?
"The comradery between departments. Everyone is willing to help each other out. It is wonderful to experience such a well-oiled machine in action."
What is one thing that most people don’t know about you?
"I’m pretty sure I’m signing myself up for some playful ridicule and possibly some side jobs with the Recreation Department by providing this information, BUT…. I was the high school mascot and event entertainer for a few years during high school. What did that entail, you ask? Lots of running, jumping, chanting, running bleacher stairs and, of course, playful skits!"
What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?
"Now that the summer season has winded down, I look forward to being able to explore all the fantastic sites that Colorado has to offer. I have begun planning several day trips around the state. I’m also looking forward to picking up skiing."
What’s one thing that you feel sets Parker apart from other communities?
"I was impressed to see how many commercial offerings are present in the Town. I wasn’t expecting that for a Town of this size. Residents have just about everything they could need."
What is the most interesting place you’ve ever visited?
"I recently took a cruise through the Mediterranean and spent a day in Monaco (the home of the famous Monte Carlo Casino). It was by far the most pristine place I’ve ever been. I won some money playing blackjack too, so that helped the experience!"
What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
"As we all know, Wisconsinites love their cheese. I’m a sucker for delicious, crispy fried cheese curds. In moderation, of course!"
If you could do another job for the Town of Parker for just one day, what would it be?
"Without a doubt, drive the Zamboni at Discovery Park in the winter."
What’s one thing about working for the Town of Parker that you didn’t expect?
"The passion the residents of Parker have for recreation is unlike anything I have ever worked with in the past. There is so much room for growth in our industry because of the support we get from Parker residents."
What accomplishment are you most proud of since you started working for the Town of Parker?
"In four months, our Aquatics team has been able to make some significant improvements to move the division in a positive direction. Many hours were spent getting us to where we are now. I am extremely pleased with the progress and look forward to what lies ahead."
What is the strangest thing that you have experienced while working for the Town of Parker?
"The Aquatics Division oversees the mechanical operations of the Discovery Park Play Fountain. The strangest thing I’ve experienced while working for the Town is the number of bizarre troubleshooting experiences with the fountain system. I can’t say I’ve ever worked with something like that before. We hope to address all of them this off-season and start fresh next summer."
Thank you, Bryan, for all you do for the Town of Parker!
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