Center Activities Staff

All Outdoor Trip Leaders have strong backgrounds in the fields they teach. Each trip leader must have a minimum of First Aid and CPR certification. They also have skills, training and experience necessary for specific activities such as backcountry medicine and rescue, river rescue, or aquatics and rock climbing certifications.

Center Activities Leisure Instructors are highly qualified, bringing extensive experience to the range of classes offered through this program. Those interested in offering a class through Center Activities are welcome to apply, as we are constantly striving to bring a wide variety of extracurricular activities to the local community.

The Center Activities Front Reception and Equipment Room Staff perform a tremendous range of clerical, logistical and equipment maintenance tasks. This staff provides essential support for the classes and programming that Center Activities offers.

If you wish to join the Center Activities team, please visit our Jobs and Internships page!

Dave Nakamura, Director
Dave manages the operations and development of Center Activities Programs including Outdoor Adventures, Aquatic Adventures, the Leisure program, the Student Recreation Center and the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center. Dave has over 20 years experience in the Recreation Administration profession.

Bridget Hand, Assistant Manager
Bridget assists the Director in managing the operations and development of Center Activities Programs including Outdoor Adventures, Aquatic Adventures, the Leisure program, the Student Recreation Center and the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center. Additionally, she coordinates the collaborative departmental efforts within the Recreation & Wellness Center. 

Jada Lindsay, Office Coordinator
Jada provides administrative support to Center Activities' programs with clerical and record keeping duties to the various facility locations. In addition, Jada supervises the day-to day operation of the Center Activities reception staff. 

Ruth Sturtevant, Student Recreation Center (SRC) Supervisor
Ruth supervises the daily operations of both the SRC and the SRC West. She oversees planning and coordination of staff, administration and management of facility and equipment maintenance. She directs the personal training, group fitness, and SRC summer camp programs as well as maintains facility reservations for the SRC and the Recreation and Wellness Center.

Bre Clark, Leisure and Recreation Program Coordinator
Bre oversees the Leisure Program for Center Activities. She works with instructors to create new programs as well as manages current leisure classes. She is also in charge of programming events in the RWC drop in lounge.  


Elicia Goldsworthy, Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center Operations Supervisor
Elicia oversees the daily operation of the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, including facility rentals, event coordination, customer service, tech support, staff supervision, and facility maintenance.

Nova Love, Aquatics Program Coordinator
Nova oversees the daily operations of the equipment rental and waterfront aquatics programming such as kayaking, stand up paddling, canoeing and more at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center. 


Jonathan Cizmar, Outdoor Program Intern
Jonathan provides overall logistal support for the  the Outdoor Adventure program at Center Activities. He is also a talented whitewater rafting and kayaking guide.


Kara Graham, Outreach Coordinator
Kara serves as the promotional liaison between Center Activities and the surrounding community. She works to advance the goals of the organization by fostering lasting community partnerships and collaborating with staff to develop creative ways to get the word out about programming.

Michael Wheeler, Graphic Designer
Michael designs all of the print and online graphics materials for Center Activities, the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, the Student Recreation Center, the Arcata Community Pool, and the Recreation & Wellness Center. 

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