Board of Directors
An elected five-member Board of Directors governs the Bend Park and Recreation District. The District's Board of Directors is responsible for developing district goals and setting policy. The Board meets the first and third Tuesday of each month.
To email all BPRD board members: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click HERE to see Board of Directors meeting agendas and minutes.
Board of Directors:
- Scott Asla, Chair
- Ted Schoenborn, Vice Chair
- Scott Wallace
- Ruth Williamson
- Dan Fishkin
Scott and his family have been involved with Bend Park & Recreation District since moving to Bend from Tigard, Oregon after the sale of their first business. He owned and operated a small, local business in Bend up until 2005. He is a past Bend Rotarian and Chamber of Commerce board member. He has coached numerous soccer teams and has been involved in local youth sports for over 14 years. His wife Susan, daughters Rebecca, Sara and son Tyler have enjoyed and used the districts many sports fields, dog parks and hiking trails. Scott first served on the park board in 2002-2003. Scott has a passion for youth sports, trails, dog parks and the programs and people that have made this district so special over the years. email@example.com
Ted has been on the board since 2003. He is retired from a career in US Public Health Service. He is also the station manager of (and helped to build) KPOV LP FM, Bend Community Radio, a community radio station that serves under-represented voices in the Bend community. For nearly 20 years he served as Park Board Chairman in Fort Mitchell, KY. The parks developed there won statewide design awards. His experience in building parks and developing recreation programs within budget continues in Bend. firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott moved to Bend in 1969 and grew up participating in many youth programs with Bend Metro Park and Recreation District. He graduated from Bend High School in 1980 and attended college on a baseball scholarship. After completing his competitive baseball career and earning Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Geology from Southern Utah and Western Washington University, respectively, he joined Kleinfelder, Inc., a consulting engineering firm in 1987. Following stints in Las Vegas, Seattle, and Portland, he returned to the community he has always considered home, and founded Kleinfelder's Bend office branch in 1997. Scott and his wife Karen have two young children and are actively involved in many of the district's recreation opportunities. Scott has a deep appreciation for Bend's history and is committed to working with citizens and fellow board members to provide the quality parks, trails, facilities, and recreation programs which contribute to the quality of life enjoyed by Central Oregon residents. email@example.com
Ruth Williamson is an active community volunteer and mother of two young children. Shortly after moving to Bend nearly ten years ago, she left a successful 15 year career in sales in the outdoor industry. Her association with the Park and Recreation district began over six years ago, as board member and former chair of the Park and Recreation Foundation. A passion for trails inspired her, along with other volunteers, to create the River Trail Ramble, a fund raiser and friend raiser to connect the river trail, now in its fourth year. Ruth and her family enjoy all that Bend offers in terms of outdoor recreation, and brings a commitment to community and environmental stewardship to her role as a Park Board member. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan Fishkin was appointed at the Tuesday, February 19th meeting to fill a board vacancy created by Dallas Brown’s resignation in January 2013. Dan is a business attorney with 35 years of professional experience as a lawyer, developer and business consultant. After relocating to Bend six years ago, Dan immediately became an active community volunteer. He served as a member of the Bend Park and Recreation District Budget Committee from 2008-2011 and as a Director of the Tower Theatre Foundation Board from 2011-2012. A graduate of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy, Bend Police Department Citizen’s Academy and Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Academy, Dan is currently a member of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team. Dan and his wife have a teenage son who is involved in local youth sports and BPRD recreational activities. email@example.com