Adaptive Recreation Staff

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Andy Fernandez - Adaptive & Senior/Adult Recreation Services Manager

Originally from the mid-west, Andy has worked with people with disabilities since 1998 in places like Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming and Nevada. Andy is an avid cyclist and coffee drinker. He has also been known to be an amateur chef, part-time coach, adjunct professor, novice raft guide, former soccer player, mediocre snowboarder, frustrated fisherman, tireless husband, sleepless father of three, frequent traveler and bad joke teller. Email Andy

Carly Schmidt

Carly Schmidt - Senior Program Supervisor

Carly is originally from the Chicago area and has remained a Chicago sports fan despite calling herself an Oregonian now. A graduate from the University of New Hampshire in Recreation Management and Policy with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation, Carly moved to Oregon in 2008 to enjoy recreation endeavors and to help provide the same opportunity for people with disabilities. Whether she is running, biking, swimming, hiking, surfing, backpacking, or skiing, you can find Carly exploring in the outdoors and encouraging others to do the same! Email Carly

Brittany Oom

Brittany Oom - Programmer

Brittany is a transplanted Michigander to Eugene. She earned her bachelor's degree in therapeutic recreation in 2013 from Grand Valley State University and shortly after became a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. Brittany started at the Hilyard Center in 2016 as a temp staff coordinating Quest camp and leading a variety of classes. Then, in the fall of 2017 she started in her current role as a Programmer. Her favorite thing about her job is seeing participants achieve their own personal recreation goals, experience the many benefits of recreation and getting people of all ages outside to play! Brittany is always up for a new recreation endeavor; right now, she's getting pretty good at paddleboarding, chasing waterfalls and biking. Email Brittany

Kellie Nemke

Kellie Nemke - Programmer

Kellie has been working in the field of therapeutic recreation and experiential education for over 25 years, primarily in community-based programming. She’s been a City employee since 1999, when she started as a temporary employee at Adaptive! Outside of work, Kellie loves to be in nature pursuing outdoor adventures with her dogs like hiking, backpacking, rafting and surfing. She also teaches soap making at the UO, plays the marimba and the cello, enjoys African dance, and raises goats and chickens and grows much of her food in the garden on her urban homestead. Kellie is also a local property manager where she creates functional and beautiful living spaces for people in minority and marginalized groups. Email Kellie

Carly

Carly Kalstad - Office Coordinator

Kalstad recently moved to Eugene from the sunny town of Bend where she has been playing, working and starting her amazing family for the last 10 years. She was born and raised in Northern Georgia, moved to upstate New York where she attended Paul Smiths College and received a degree in Outdoor Recreation. Carly LOVE’S working within the recreation field as well as participating in any recreational opportunities. Email Carly