Sheldon Community Center Staff

KJ Pfeiffer - Senior Programmer & Site Manager

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Joanne Whitfield

Joanne Whitfield - Office Coordinator

Joanne started working for Eugene Rec in 2017. From Joanne’s perch at the front counter she gets a front-row seat to all the comings and goings of Sheldon. Greeting patrons by name and seeing them excited about their activity is great but getting a morning high five from our youngest patrons is even better! Away from her perch, you will find Joanne camping, paddling, gardening and exploring the back roads of Oregon. Email Joanne

Ray Cole

Ray Cole - Program Assistant

Ray joined the team at Sheldon in 2019 after working as an instructor at the River House since 2004. His favorite part of working at Sheldon is getting out in the programs to play. The youth at Sheldon bring light and joy to his days. Ray is very thankful to have this as part of his work day, it keeps him young and healthy. Ray also likes to spend time in the outdoors with his family, friends and dogs, especially in and around the water. He is an avid music collector and listener with around 1,000 vinyl records and a ground-shaking sound system. Email Ray

Jarret Anderson

Jarret Anderson - Program Assistant

Jarret grew up in Eugene Rec as a participant and employee. A Recreation staff member since 2006, he started his career as a scorekeeper for men's basketball at age 16. He worked as a Rec leader, Rec coordinator and inclusion specialist at Sheldon and Petersen Barn Community Centers. Prior to working at Sheldon in his new role, Jarret worked as a Downtown Ambassador and a Human Rights and Equity Analyst with the Office of Equity and Community Engagement. In his free time, he enjoys doing anything outdoors, spending time with his two daughters and playing sports. Email Jarret

Balli Notre

Balli Notre - Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Balli started working at Sheldon in the fall of 2010 and was a long-time parent and volunteer before that. In her role as Pre-K teacher, Balli creates entertaining, engaging and creative classrooms that promote learning and social, cognitive and emotional development through Emergent Curriculum. In fact, she finds that every day brings unexpected learning experiences. When not at work she enjoys walking, hiking, cooking and listening to music. Balli was born in Mumbai and has lived in Eugene with her family since 1998. Email Balli

Linsay Marstad-Hall Early Learning teacher

Linsay Marstad-Hall - Early Learning Head Teacher

Linsay is the head teacher for our Huckleberry Collaborative Early Learning Classroom. She combines a passion for art with understanding the value of having fun. She has worked in all of our programs and counts as a career highlight creating the River Road Park Imagination Bus. In her spare time she enjoys art journaling and gardening. She strongly believes in only wearing play clothes at school and the value of getting dirty. Email Linsay