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Our board represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for parks and recreation in our community. The members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the Parks Foundation so that the funds raised go directly towards assisting projects and programming.

  • Ann Avery
    Ann Avery

    President of the Board
    Occupation: Senior Media Relations Manager
    Employer: Ameritas
    Favorite park or trail: Hazel Abel
    Hobbies: Gardening, cooking, travel

  • Jeff Jewell
    Jeff Jewell

    Vice President of the Board
    Occupation: Wealth Management Operations and Technology Manager
    Employer: Union Bank and Trust Company
    Favorite park or trail: I really appreciate Lincoln's park system as a whole.
    Hobbies: travel, reading, hiking and most other outdoor activities, especially if I am in the mountains.

  • Pam Sheets
    Pam Sheets

    Treasurer of the Board
    Occupation: Partner
    Employer: Labenz and Associates
    Favorite park or trail: Pioneers Park
    Hobbies: spending time with family, especially grandchildren; attending Husker sporting events

  • Jessica McMullen
    Jessica McMullen

    Secretary of the Board
    Employer: Proteus.co

  • Ross Barron
    Ross Barron

    Occupation: Structural Engineer
    Employer: Olsson
    Favorite park or trail: Pioneers Park because I was married there, but always out on the Wilderness Park trails
    Hobbies: spending time with kids, mountain biking, home improvement, and spending time outdoors

  • Brad Brandt
    Brad Brandt

    Representing the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board
    Occupation: Program Manager
    Employer: Arbor Day Foundation
    Favorite park or trail: Tierra Park
    Hobbies: music, sports, gardening, being outdoors

  • Morgan Davis
    Morgan Davis

    Occupation: Vice President, trust officer
    Employer: DA Davidson
    Hobbies: an avid golfer who enjoys the city's many fun and challenging courses, skiing in the winter

  • Orville Jones
    Orville Jones

    Occupation: retired
    Employer: Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad

  • Heather Keele
    Heather Keele

    Past President of the Board
    Occupation: Architect
    Employer: The Clark Enersen Partners
    Favorite park or trail: Pioneers Park and Jamaica North Trail
    Hobbies: traveling or when in town spending time with my kids in Lincoln's many great parks

  • Phil Knudson
    Phil Knudson
  • Austin McKillip
    Austin McKillip

    Employer: Cline Williams

  • Del Smith
    Del Smith


  • Ray Stevens
    Ray Stevens

    Occupation: retired

  • William Woito
    William Woito

    Occupation: Retired
    Employer: Square D Co
    Favorite park or trail: Holmes Park
    Hobbies: Tennis, Duplicate Bridge, Grand Kids, Travel

  • JJ Yost
    JJ Yost

    Representative of the Lincoln Parks & Recreation Department