Steve started working for the District as an Advisory Committee member when the district was formed in 2009 then became the Executive Director in 2010. He has been involved in operating commercial pools for over two decades and is certified as an Aquatic Facility Operator and has graduated from the National Aquatics Management School. 


Steve grew up in San Diego and moved to Port Angeles to raise his family in 2001.  Steve has two kids who are in college and his wife, Cindy, works at Olympic Medical Center.


Steve enjoys the outdoors and likes to ride his Jet skis to Victoria in the summer.

Steven D. Burke

Executive Director

Jessica joined the district in 2017. Her background in recreation varies from Sports and Athletics, Special Events, Outdoor Education and Aquatics. A graduate of Northern Michigan University with a B.S. in Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management and M.S. in Training Development and Human Performance. 


She holds certifications as Lifeguard instructor with StarGUARD and American Red Cross, Trainer for Starfish Aquatics Learn to Swim program, Leave No Trace Master Educator Instructor and CPRP(Certified Parks and Recreation Professional).


In her free time she enjoys traveling (she has 3 continents left to visit!), reading and taking her dog to the beach. The best part of her job is working with a fun diverse group of individuals everyday.


Jessica Compton

Aquatics Manager

360-417-9767 ext. 105

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Molly was born and raised in Port Angeles and returned to the area after graduating from Eastern Washington University in 2012 with a BA in Studio Art. She has worked and volunteered with child care and youth development organizations throughout the state since the age of 14, including NW Kiwanis Camp and the Clallam County Juvenile Detention Center.

“I love having the opportunity to give back to the 

community I was raised in and be a positive influence for our local youth. I am determined to make SPARK squad a safe and fun environment for kids to learn, grow, and feel supported.”



Molly Barnes

After School Program coordinator

Office: 360-417-9767 ext. 106