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Get to know your fulltime staff below, including their roles within the facility and a little about who they are. Any inquiries can be directed by email or 980-314-ERRC (3772).

 
 
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Daniel Leatherman

Recreation Manager

Daniel has served Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation users for over ten years, and as a native Charlottean enjoys using many PRK facilities himself. Daniel is responsible for facility operations, staffing, and administrative functions. When not at Eastway Daniel enjoys spending time outdoors, watching Charlotte sports teams, and enjoying tasty food!

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Tari Cottman

Senior Facility Manager

Tari is originally from New York City, and is a wife and mother of two beautiful children. At Eastway Regional, Tari is responsible for diverse programming, outreach, and management of program staff. Tari loves providing only the best services for our community through recreation and enjoys spending time exploring new cuisines and outdoor adventures with her family.

Vacant

Administrative Supervisor

This position is currently vacant, for information on vacant positions currently posted for hire please visit the Mecklenburg County Careers page.

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Brandyn Brockway

Recreation Supervisor - Sports and Fitness

Brandyn holds a master’s degree from Western Kentucky University, is a Certified Youth Sports Administrator, and is the supervisor for sports and fitness components of Eastway Regional. In his free time, he enjoys attending sporting events and spending time with his wife Kathryn and bulldog Rex! Go Bills!

 
 
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Adrienne Tucker

Senior Recreation Specialist - Aquatics

Adrienne has been with the Department for 5+ years and loves using and managing our pools! Adrienne is over all aquatic programming and assists in lifeguard management. Adrienne enjoys taking day trips to the mountains and the beach and exploring what the Carolinas have to offer.

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Vacant

Recreation Supervisor - Youth and Seniors

This position is currently vacant, for information on vacant positions currently posted for hire please visit the Mecklenburg County Careers page.

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Arleen Watts

Senior Administrative Support

Arleen is a native Charlottean and has 16 years’ experience with Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation. Arleen is over customer service and administrative front desk operations including facility usage, memberships, and more. Arleen is God first, family second, and in her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and serving the community.

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Bonnie Quizhpi

Senior Administrative Support

Bonnie was born and raised in Houston, Texas but considers Charlotte home. She is the event coordinator for Eastway Regional and has been working with Mecklenburg County for 5 years. Bonnie enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her husband and 4 lovely children.

 
 
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Vacant

Senior Recreation Specialist – Youth

This position is currently vacant, for information on vacant positions currently posted for hire please visit the Mecklenburg County Careers page.

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Sean Corbus

Recreation Specialist – Inclusion

Sean is originally from Cleveland, Ohio (GO BROWNS!) and recently graduated with his master’s degree from the University of Toledo in Recreational Administration. He moved to Charlotte in August 2020 and is very excited to serve as an Inclusion Recreational Specialist. In his spare time, he enjoys going on hikes, playing disc golf, and listening to music.

Vacant

Recreation Supervisor– Aquatics

This position is currently vacant, for information on vacant positions currently posted for hire please visit the Mecklenburg County Careers page.

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Tyson Carrier

Senior Recreation Specialist – Sports

Tyson is a Queen City Native and graduate of Belmont Abbey College. He enjoys serving Mecklenburg County via youth and adult athletics, and loves to teach youth just how important the word “team” is. In his free time Tyson enjoys going to Charlotte FC, Hornets, and Panthers games, and exploring the city.

 
 
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Alden Picard

Environmental Educator

Born and raised in the Carolina’s, Alden is lover of all things nature and an outdoors. He holds a master’s degree from the UNC Wilmington and has worked in the field of Environmental Education for 10 years. In his free time, Alden can be found hiking, golfing, and tending to his honey bees.

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Sakina Zollicoffer

Senior Recreation Specialist – Fitness

Sakina is passionate about all things health and wellness, and is committed to creating healthy sustainable lifestyles. She holds a master’s degree in Health Education and Promotion; and is also a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and nutrition coach. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, shopping, and relaxing with her family.

Trina Williams

Senior Recreation Specialist – Seniors

Trina is originally from the Washington DC Metro area and recently relocated to Charlotte. For the last 15 years, Trina has enjoyed providing health centered fun and educational programs to seniors. In her spare time, she loves spending time with family and creating crafts and decorations.

Vacant

Food and Nutrition Specialist

This position is currently vacant, for information on vacant positions currently posted for hire please visit the Mecklenburg County Careers page.

 
 

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