Amazon Community Center Staff

Michael Cole - Rec Program Assistant
From teaching art to tots to taking folks on scenic trips and scheduling classes to moping gym mats Michael is a jack of all trades here at Amazon. Working with Michael may result in finding boxes of orphaned vegetables on your doorstep from his over abundant garden. Email Michael
Josh Lutje - Rec Assistant & Youth Mentor
An Oregon native, Josh has done it all in recreation. From River guiding and Archery coaching to Teaching First aid and CPR Josh brings his experience to Our Teen Leadership Programs here at Amazon. Josh started with us almost eight years ago as a summer camp counselor and has worked in some capacity at every Community Center in Eugene since. Email Josh 
Jill Sager - Rec Office Coordinator
By day Jill loves being office coordinator for ACC, but when the glasses come off she’s a percussionist and writer. Jill is proud author of the instructional Book and DVD “Beginning Hand Drumming: A Guide to Recreation and Wellness” which has received rave reviews from drummers like Dave Getz (Janis Joplin, BBHC) and Kalani (Rod Stewart, Barry Manilow.) Originally from the Bronx, Jill married an Oregonian who loves taking her on adventures around his beautiful state. Email Jill
Gina Tafoya - Senior Programmer & Site Manager
Horses and chickens and goats oh my! When not at work, you can usually find Gina out standing in her field working with her horse or building an addition to the chicken coop with baling twine and duct tape. During the rainy months she cuddles up to her canvases and paints in her attic studio. Email Gina
Ali Johnson - Preschool Teacher
“Miss Ali” has a degree in Individual and Family Sciences and a Montessori Early Childhood Credential. Her passion is to listen, understand, and teach children to think and do for themselves by providing tools for healthy social skills. Ali shares her love of nature, dance, music and yoga to her preschool students.

Chelsea Woolf - Preschool Teacher
“Miss Chelsea” graduated from the U of O with honors and a degree in Sociology and a minor in Early Childhood Education. Chelsea focuses on experiential learning through art, science, and nature and specializes in creative movement and child development. Originally from Hilo Hawaii, Ms. Chelsea now enjoys Oregon and its changing seasons.
Jim Robinson - Art Specialist
“Mr. Jim” is a Montessori trained teacher who has been teaching preschool since 1975. He has a degree in Fine Arts and Education and a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Development. Jim brings his broad experience and skills, along with his specific knowledge of fine art to the children he teaches.