A New Year is underway at the Crissy Field Center!
The Center is committed to diversity not only in the communities it serves, but also in its staff, who bring a great variety of interests, backgrounds, and experiences to share with program participants. Here are some of the 2013 professional and personal goals for some of these amazing educators and specialists.
- In 2013 I resolve to walk more, write more letters to my international friends, and find more snakes and amphibians in the wild.
—Jon Shade, Media Lab Specialist
- Ride my bicycle more and continue being awesome.
—Francis Taroc, Environmental Science Specialist
- I will be performing piano with a live band at Café du Nord this April. I also hope to develop a website of my artwork this year.
—Marijanna Shurtz, Sustainable Arts Specialist
- To listen and to be more mindful.
- Climb harder.
—Josh Gannis, Associate Director, Community Programs
- Spend more time with my parents.
- Learn how to cook and sew from my mom.
- Beat the “Expert” level of Minesweeper within 120 seconds.
- Defeat my boyfriend in Kinect Sport’s Track and Field.
- Run a half marathon.
- Actually read the books I’ve bought in the past five years from the Annual Library Book Sale.
—May Tran, Community Services Specialist
- Eating healthy is definitely a priority in our house; my husband and I eat organically and locally raised meat and produce. We cook creatively with the vegetables from our CSA box. To ensure a healthy dinner we make sure that half of your plate is filled with veggies, a quarter with protein, and a quarter with whole grains. Itadakimasu! Bon appetit!
—Nicole Jung-Alexander, National Park Service Education Program Manager
- Well, I make resolutions on my birthday in July, the beginning of the year cycle for my life. January 1 is a time to reflect and check in on my progress. So far I've nearly surpassed them! I would like to finish a marathon by this time next year.”
—Alexandro Paz, Camping at the Presidio Outreach Educator
- Run a half marathon (or just run more).
- Be more financially frugal.
- Take advantage of the many professional development opportunities both in and out of the park.
- Travel more!
- Write more.
—Grace Malango-Blake, Outdoor Education Specialist
- My resolution is to find one different project/hobby every month. Knitting, painting, welding, craftsmanship, etc.
—Sam Tran, Middle School Programs Coordinator
- Eat healthier, go to the gym four times a week, and graduate in May!
—Abellona Ouk, Community Groups Program Intern