CPRD is pleased to announce Julie Petersen has been named Sports Coordinator. While she is new to the role of Sports Coordinator, her face is familiar in the sports department.
She has volunteered in the CPRD sports department for nine years, coaching soccer, basketball and softball; instructing in CPRD sports camps; scheduling practices and games for Three Rivers League and Jr. Tiger basketball and Little League softball; running sports clinics; helping with youth and girls’ NHS basketball; and supervising school facilities during CPRD athletic events.
“I have been involved because I care about children and think sports and recreation activities are essential to positive childhood development.,”
Julie currently serves as Newberg Little League Vice President and Newberg Youth Football Registrar.
Originally from Forest Grove, Julie moved to Newberg nine years ago. Her grandfather, John Paola, was Fire Chief in Newberg from 1969 - 1983. She describes her family as a “sports family.” She is the mother of one boy – Kyle, a senior at NHS, and a girl, Tori, a student at MVMS. Both of her children have been actively involved in CPRD programs.
Julie holds a Bachelor of Science, Health and Human Performance with an emphasis on Exercise and Sport Science from Oregon State University. For ten years, she owned and operated Fund Your Path LLC, employing six people. Before that she worked in computer programming and office support positions at Willamette Industries in Portland.
Recreation Supervisor Mark Martin says, “Julie has been heavily involved with the sports department and an asset for the past nine years through her volunteerism and support. She brings familiarity with our programs, and has relationships with CPRD staff, coaches, and our community partners.”
Julie can be reached at email@example.com and 503.519.7364.