Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Get to Know Sabrina Pettrow, Programs Supervisor

It takes a special kind of passion and creativity to work in Parks and Recreation. You have to be committed to excellence when you’re a Programs Supervisor in charge of developing innovative and fun programs for a world-class community.

There’s a new addition to our world-class Community Services team—Sabrina Pettrow. Sabrina recently stepped into her new role as the Programs Supervisor for our department, and she hit the ground running. Joining us all the way from Southern California, Sabrina brings several years of recreational experience to the team.

Let’s get to know a little bit more about Sabrina.

What is your background and where are you coming from?
I was born and raised in Southern California and received my Bachelor’s and Master’s in Art History. I’m halfway through my second Master’s in Exercise Science and Wellness: Fitness and Performance. I worked in the family embroidery and screen-printing business for 10 years. I later worked for a few museums before getting plugged into municipal government at the Huntington Beach Art Center. While there, I coordinated the contract classes, summer camp, field trips, and events for about seven years. Last year, I transferred to another recreation center for the City of Huntington Beach. While there, I broadened my skills to include a wide range of contract classes, events, field management, and camp management.

What do you love most about Programs/ Parks and Recreation?
I love offering programs that provide an outlet, learning experience, or social occasion that leads to personal growth. It’s empowering to know that what we do positively impacts people of all ages!

What are you most excited about for your new position?
I’m most excited about program growth, new program development, and increasing participant satisfaction. Expanding programming opportunities is an exciting part of my new position. In addition, I love to develop people, meaning helping staff meet their goals and flourish both personally and professionally.

What is something people should know about you?
I’m a sci-fi fan. I grew up with Star Trek: The Next Generation, and I’ve even been to a Star Trek convention!

What do you like to do in your free time?
Exercise. I know it’s weird, but I feel better taking care of my body, mind, and spirit. Exercise helps me do that!

What can participants look forward to for summer camps?
This summer we are putting together an extraordinary line-up of field trips, waterslides/bounce houses, pool-time at Champions Club, fun crafts, and exciting on-site entertainment!

Welcome to our team, Sabrina! We can’t wait to see the world-class programs you’ll create for our residents. Make sure to say hi to Sabrina the next time you see her around Champions Club at The Marq.