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Salt Creek Rural Park District Staff


 

DIANE HILGERS
Executive Director
Phone: 847-259-6890 Ext. 112

Diane began working for Salt Creek Park District in 1995 as a Recreation Supervisor. She worked as the Superintendent of Recreation from 2000-2010. Currently she serves the Park District as the Executive Director of Parks & Recreation. Diane is committed to serving the residents and participants of the Park District. Diane is a mother of two boys, Cayden and Colten and is a Salt Creek Resident herself.


 

 

JODY DODSON
Superintendent of Recreation
Phone: 847-259-6890 Ext. 111

Jody recently joined Salt Creek Park District for the second time in her career.  She graduated from Illinois State University with her degree in Parks and Recreation in 2000 and started her career at Salt Creek from 2000-2007 as the Recreation Supervisor.  She then went on to work for Hoffman Estates Park District(12 years) and Barrington Park District (3 years). She has programed for youth, senior, special events, dance, gymnastics, karate, ski club and summer camp.  Jody grew up and still lives in Palatine with her 2 children, Riley and Logan.  She enjoys baking and spending time with her family and friends.


VINCE LOVERHER
Recreation Supervisor
Phone: 847-259-6890 Ext. 113

Vince has 12 years of programming experience working in residential camp, day camp as well as afterschool programming.  Vince has worked in the non-profit sector for the last 5 years in Houston, TX, but has decided to come back to the community where he grew up.  He currently lives in Arlington Heights with his wife and two dogs.  He enjoys the outdoors, camping and finds joy in cooking!

 


 

 

CHRIS PAISLEY
Director of Parks & Planning
Phone: 847-934-6050 Ext. 209

Chris joined the Salt Creek Park District in October of 2015. Chris previously worked at the River Trails Park District and currently oversees the maintenance department.


 

 

ASHLEY MEDLEY
Twin Lakes Facility Manager
Phone: 847-934-6050 Ext. 205

Ashley has over 15 years of experience working in the golf industry in a variety of positions at the Des Plaines Park District and Topgolf. She also has a background in sales and event planning from working at Topgolf and Pinstripes. She graduated from Roosevelt University in 2011 with her MBA. She enjoys handling day to day operations both administratively and working hands on with her staff.


 

 

CINDY FRACASSI
Twin Lakes Assistant Facility Manager
Phone: 847-934-6050 Ext. 202

Cindy joined Salt Creek in January of 2019 as the Assistant Facility Manager at Twin Lakes. She has been a Salt Creek Park District resident for 29 years and involved with the park district in various roles, such as preschool assistant teacher, rental coordinator and volunteer. She has a background in Interior Design. She is married with 2 grown sons and enjoys baking, cooking and gardening in her free time.


 

 

KELLY SMITH
Marketing & Community Outreach Manager
Phone: 847-259-6890

Kelly recently joined Salt Creek Park District in May 2023.  She graduated from Hillsdale College in Michigan with a BA in Marketing. Previously, she worked for the Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Team for over 27 years in Corporate Sponsorship. She grew up in Arlington Heights and now resides in Palatine with her husband and son.  Kelly loves animals and horses have been a big part of her life.  Her family had two horses that she loved to spend time with and ride both English and Western.


 

ALESSANDRO MORACA
General Manager – Sports Center
Phone: (847) 394-8806 x 310

Alessandro previously worked for the Des Plaines Park District, Itasca Park District, and the City of Elgin. Outside of work, Alessandro is an avid sports enthusiast, enjoying activities such as hockey, golf, and basketball. Alessandro lives in Elgin and loves spending quality time with his cat, Nicco.


 

 

MOIRA PALMER
Superintendent of Finance
Phone: 847-259-6890 Ext.117

Moira began working at Salt Creek Park District in January 2018 as the Finance Manager and has recently been promoted to Superintendent of Finance. Moira has enjoyed working in the Accounting and Finance field for many years and employed for the past 12 of those years within the Parks and Recreation Field. She previously worked at Wheeling Park District and River Trails Park District. Moira is a local resident who has enjoyed many of the wonderful programs and special events that Salt Creek Park District offers. She is married and enjoys boating, hiking and spending the weekends with one or all of their 7 children and their families.


 

 

KAREN MANISCALCO
Customer Service/HR Assistant
Phone: 847-259-6890 Ext. 110

Karen joined Salt Creek in February 2022.  She has over 20+ years experience in customer service, administrative and HR roles throughout various industries. Karen lives in Palatine with her husband, Tony and children, Rachel and Nicholas.  Over the years, the family has participated in many events and programs within Salt Creek.


 

 

PHYLLIS NEWTON
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 847-259-6890 EXT.116

Phyllis is the Administrative Assistant and works at the front desk at our Rose Park office. She has been a Salt Creek resident since 2004, and enjoys taking part in the Salt Creek events with her husband Brian and daughters Hannah and Caitlyn.  She is originally from South Africa for anyone trying to guess her accent!  She is an avid baker and enjoys spending time with her dogs.   Visitors are always encouraged to stop by and say “hi “at the front office.


 

 

RICK TIMM
Park Tradesman 
Phone: 847-934-6050

Rick has been in the Parks and Recreation Field for 30 years. He is an invaluable asset to the Salt Creek Team. He enjoys fishing and sports in his off time.


 

 

HECTOR VILLANUEVA
Parks Supervisor 
Phone: 847-934-6050

 

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