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Staff

For assistance during non-office hours, please contact the HEParks main phone number at 847-885-7500.

Administration  
Craig Talsma CPA, CPREExecutive Director(847) 310-3607
Brian Bechtold CPRPDirector of Golf and Facilities(847) 781–3679
Dustin Hugen CPRP, CPODirector of Parks,
Planning and Maintenance
(847) 285-5465
Nicole Hopkins CPADirector of Finance(847) 781-3635
Alisa Kapusinski CPRE, M.EdDirector of Recreation(847) 781-3634
Peter Cahill IPMA-HRDirector of Administrative Services(847) 781-3637
Cindy FlynnExecutive Assistant(847) 781–3633

Human Resources   
Catalina RodeloHuman Resources
Manager
(847) 781-3636

Finances  
Lynne Cotshott CPRPSuperintendent of Business (847) 310–3605
Brittany Meschweski CPRPBusiness Applications Manager(847) 781-3639
Jennifer MyszkaDisbursement Associate (847) 885-7500 x667

Information Technology  
John AgudeloSuperintendent of Information Technology(847) 285-5444

Communications & Marketing  
Katie BurgessSuperintendent of Communications & Marketing (847) 781-3672
Jeff NeySales Manager(847) 285-5477
Alexis KolbergCommunications & Marketing Manager(847) 310-3609

Recreation
  
Stephan Dietz CPRPSuperintendent of Recreation(847) 781-3565
Jodi Schultz CPRP, CTRSProgram Manager(847) 285-5419
Scott Meyer Willow Recreation Center Facility Manager(847) 285-5442
Kimberly BartonSTAR / Camp Program Manager(847) 285-5535
Kyle Thomas CPRPAthletic Manager, Youth Baseball/Softball,
Youth Basketball, Adult Sports, Baseball Field Rentals
(847) 285-5429
Kim HarrisonAquatics Manager(847) 285–5417
Natalie WoodEarly Childhood Program Manager(847) 285-5561
Brian JohnsonTriphahn Center Operations Manager(847) 885-7500
Jillian IronsideRegistration Associate(847)885-7500x601

Triphahn Center - Ice Arena  
Stan DubickiGeneral Manager, Ice Operations(847) 781–3632
Nick CatinoIce Maintenance Manager(847) 885–7500
Melissa Motyka-CiavarellaFigure Skating Manager(847) 781-3642
John AndersonTC Lead Building Tech(847) 781-3645

Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club  
Jennifer FullerFood & Beverage Manager(847) 781–3658
Jenny JonesBar & Grill Service Manager(847) 781-3655
PJ BugaySupervisor of Golf Course Maintenance(847) 285-5493
Kurtis HartwigGolf Operations Manager / Head Golf Professional(847) 781-3660
Sergio CabralExecutive Chef(847) 884-0219

The Club at Prairie Stone  
Christine TusaGeneral Manager(847) 285–5439
Beth ZimmerOperations Manager(847) 285-5422
Dianne EchlinMember Services Manager(847) 285-5405
Sarah KoeckritzFitness Program Manager(847) 285-5495
Michael JohnsonBuilding Maintenance Supervisor(847) 285-5426

Parks  
Luigi Cutolo GIS, Park Services, and Risk Management Supervisor(847) 285-5464
Bill Falsetti Supervisor of Playgrounds, Construction & Planning(847) 285-5460
Mitch Haizel CPOSuperintendent of Buildings, Aquatics & Ice Maintenance(847) 285-5462
Matt Schiller Supervisor of Park Grounds(847) 285-5473
Brad Hansen Supervisor of Mechanics(847) 285-5470

CPA = Certified Public Accountant
CPO = Certified Pool & Spa Operator
CPRE = Certified Parks & Recreation Executive
CPRP = Certified Parks & Recreation Professional
M.Ed = Masters of Education
SHRM-CP = Society for Human Resources Management Certified Professional

IPMA-HR = International Public Management Association for Human Resources

Staff

Full time or part time employee recommendation for Employees of the Quarter.