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
Administrative Technician
(760) 347-3484 Ext. 138


Sonya Galvez
Finance Administrator
(760) 347-3484 Ext. 101

Margo Sanchez
Accounting Technician
(760) 347-3484 Ext. 103

Golf Center At Palm Desert/the First Tee Of The Coachella Valley

Please call the Golf Center at (760) 779-1877

Human Resources

Marie Sanchez
Human Resources Administrator
(760) 347-3484 Ext. 112

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

Information Systems

Raquel Solomon
Information Systems Administrator
(760) 347-3484 Ext. 114

Andrew Swanson
Information Systems Technician
(760) 347-3484 Ext. 128

Marketing & Public Information

Noelle Furon
Marketing & Public Information Officer
(760) 347-3484 Ext 124

Planning & Public Works

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

Judith Fonoti
Project Coordinator
(760) 347-3484 Ext. 105

Edward Moore
Parks & Grounds Manager
760) 590-9522 

Robert Hoppe
Facility & Fleet Coordinator
(760) 972-6981


Community Services

Tatiana Hinkle
Community Services Supervisor – Bermuda Dunes, Indio, Indio Hills, La Quinta, Thousand Palms Communities and the District Gymnastics Academy
(760) 347-3484 Ext. 134

Maureen Archuleta
Community Services Supervisor – Aquatics and After School Programs, and Palm Desert Community Center
(760) 347-3484 Ext. 132

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


Amy Garcia
Recreation Specialist (Traditional After School)
(760) 347-3484 Ext. 131

April Doria
Community Services Coordinator (After School Programs)
(760) 347-3484 Ext. 133

Brenda Nutcher
Community Services Coordinator (Palm Desert)
(760) 568-9697

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

Janet Cook
Recreation Specialist (Gymnastics)
(760) 238-9459

Kyle Pleming
Aquatic Specialist 
(760) 347-3484 Ext. 137

Marissa Gomez
Community Services Coordinator (Coachella/North Shore)
(760) 347-3484 Ext. 136

Mercedes Cervantes
Community Services Coordinator (Mecca/Oasis/Thermal)
(760) 347-3484 Ext. 127

Nicole Fisher
Community Services Coordinator (Bermuda Dunes/La Quinta)
(760) 564-9921

Sam Salinas
Community Services Coordinator (Indio Hills/Thousand Palms)
(760) 343-3595