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Board of Directors

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.

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Board of Directors:

  • Dan Fishkin, Chair
  • Craig Chenoweth, Vice Chair
  • Nathan Hovekamp
  • Ted Schoenborn
  • Scott Wallace
dan-fishkin-headshot-226x316.jpg Dan Fishkin - Board term through June 30, 2015
Dan Fishkin was originally appointed in February 2013 to fill a board vacancy created by Dallas Brown’s resignation. In May 2013, Dan was then elected by general election to his current board position. 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.

Craig Chenoweth - Board term through June 30, 2017
Craig Cheoweth was elected to his board position by general election in May 2013. A current Bend resident, Craig works for the City of Bend in the planning department and has been active in Bend Park & Recretion programs as a participant, parent and coach. He is busy with family and has two young children.


Nathan Hovekamp - Board term through June 30, 2015
Nathan Hovekamp was selected as the newest board member on February 3, 2015 to fill a vacancy created by Scott Asla’s resignation in December. Hovekamp will serve until June 30, 2015. The seat is open for election in May to complete the remaining two years of the term through June 30, 2017. Hovekamp and his wife have lived in Bend for 18 years and have two sons.  He has a PhD in Education and is a naturalist and educator. Hovekamp has served on the Bend Planning Commission and Bend LaPine School Board and now serves on the Central Oregon LandWatch board. Most recently, Hovekamp served on the Bend Park and Recreation District’s Citizen Advisory Committee for Riley Ranch Nature Reserve during which he “got a glimpse of the inclusive spirit of BPRD public processes and the positive culture of the organization.” In his application, Hovekamp stated that he would like to “contribute to the award-winning excellence that is the hallmark of Bend Park and Recreation.”


Ted Schoenborn - Board term through June 30, 2017
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, Kentucky. The parks developed there won statewide design awards. His experience in building parks and developing recreation programs within budget continues in Bend.


Scott Wallace - Board term through June 30, 2015
Scott Wallace 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. In 2010, he purchased the practice and founded The Wallace Group, an applied earth and environmental science firm.  Scott and his wife Karen have two school-age children and their family is actively involved in many of the district’s recreation and sporting opportunities. Scott has a deep appreciation for Bend’s history, the park district's role in the community 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 Oregonians.