We Are Team DRD!

DRD is an outgoing, active, energetic group of professionals, team members and volunteers. From all the volunteers to our valued Board of Directors members, each person contributes his and her special talents and experiences to help enrich the lives of District residents. Over the years, our commitment to integrity, teamwork, accessibility and excellence have resulted in numerous awards. We’ve also been honored to work closely with numerous world-class organizations such as the Disney Institute, Ken Blanchard Companies, American Red Cross and The First Tee. This is just the beginning of our ongoing commitment to the communities we serve. Every day presents new opportunities for us to deliver the fun and every year brings new and exciting recreational possibilities. Come join in the fun!

Meet Our Staff

Kevin Kalman

General Manager
“Like you, we all live, work and raise our families here in the Coachella Valley. So, not only do we help create meaningful programs for residents. We also participate with our families and individually. They call this work. But we make work fun.”

Barb Adair

Assistant General Manager
“Working for Desert Recreation District gives me an opportunity to meet people doing what they enjoy where they live and play, and I feel very fortunate to be a part of this community.  We hope to enhance the lives of our guests through the programs and services we offer to all who want to join us in finding fun and community in the Coachella Valley.”



Staff Directory


Delia Granados
District Clerk
(760) 347-3484 Ext. 106

Manuel Rios
Deputy District Clerk
(760) 347-3484 Ext. 138


Sonya Galvez
Account Manager
(760) 347-3484 Ext. 101

Margo Sanchez
Accountant I
(760) 347-3484 Ext. 103

Fund Development

Open Position
Fund Development Officer
(760) 347-3484

Golf Center at Palm Desert/First Tee - Coachella Valley

For The Golf Center at Palm Desert, please call (760) 779-1877 or visit

For First Tee – Coachella Valley, please call (760) 779-1877 or visit

Human Resources

Byron Isaac
Human Resources Manager
(760) 347-3484 Ext. 113

Nataniel Rodriguez
Human Resources Analyst
(760) 347-3484 Ext. 108

Becky De Lara
Human Resources Technician
(760) 347-3484

Information Systems

Open Position
Information Systems Manager
(760) 347-3484

Jonathan Walsh
Information Systems Technician I
(760) 347-3484 Ext. 130

Marketing/Public Information

Noelle Furon
Marketing Manager/Public Information
(760) 347-3484 Ext 124

Jon Michals
Media Production Specialist
(760) 347-3484 Ext 127

Lisa Lavery
Graphic Design Technician
(760) 347-3484 Ext 136

Planning & Public Works

Troy Strange
Public Works and Planning Director
(760) 347-3484 Ext. 107

Judith Fonoti
Contract Specialist
(760) 347-3484

Edward Moore
Public Works Superintendent
760) 590-9522 

Robert Hoppe
Senior Maintenance Worker
(760) 972-6981


Community Services

Tatiana Hinkle
Community Services Supervisor – Bermuda Dunes, Indio, Indio Hills, La Quinta, and Thousand Palms Communities; Adaptive Programming, and the District Gymnastics Academy
(760) 564-9921

Maureen Archuleta
Community Services Supervisor – Aquatics and After School Programs, Palm Desert and Portola Community Centers; Rancho Mirage service area
(760) 347-3484 Ext. 132

Karina Rodriguez
Community Services Supervisor – Coachella, Mecca, North Shore, Oasis, and Thermal Communities
(760) 347-3484 Ext. 125


Alexis Galarza
Community Services Coordinator (Mecca/North Shore)
(760) 702-6722

Alicia Longoria
After School Recreation Coordinator 1 - ASES Programs
(760) 347-3484 Ext. 133

Amy Garcia
After School Recreation Coordinator 1 - Traditional After School Programs
(760) 347-3484 Ext. 131

Ana Velasquez
Community Services Coordinator I (Indio Hills/Thousand Palms)
(760) 343-3595

Beatrice Padilla
Community Services Coordinator I (Coachella)

Brenda Nutcher
Community Services Coordinator II (Palm Desert/Rancho Mirage)
(760) 568-9697

Courtney Galvan
Community Services Coordinator II (Indio)
(760) 347-4263

Janet Cook
Gymnastics Program Specialist
(760) 238-9459

Kendra Smith
Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
(760) 834-9597 

Kyle Pleming
(760) 347-3484 Ext. 137

Maura Parkhurst
Community Services Coordinator I (Bermuda Dunes/Indian Wells/La Quinta)
(760) 564-9921

Michael Slater
Community Services Coordinator I (Oasis/Thermal)
(760) 347-3484

Steve Lowe
Aquatics Coordinator
(760) 285-6500

Todd Merrill
Outdoor Adventure Specialist
(760) 347-3484 Ext. 141