Meet Our Parks and Recreation Department Team
Parks and Recreation Director | City Arborist
Kurt’s love of the outdoors, family, athletics, friends, and a great community have kept him in McCall since 2004. In that time, Kurt has worked in both the public and private sectors. Kurt has been with the City of McCall Parks and Recreation Department since 2009 spending two years as the Recreation Supervisor, five years as the Parks Superintendent and City Arborist, and was appointed Director in October of 2016. Prior to his time with the City, he worked as a Land Planner, Landscape Architect, and Surveyor doing both residential and international resort design and land use planning for Epikos Design and Secesh Engineering of McCall. Kurt’s passion for the outdoors and a recreational lifestyle stems from his time in Montana where he was born and raised. Collegiate Athletics and Idaho’s rivers, backcountry, and skiing brought Kurt to the University of Idaho in 1999 where he obtained a degree in Landscape Architecture while running varsity cross-country and track and field for the University. Outside of work you can usually find Kurt with his wife, two sons, and friends, enjoying the Idaho backcountry, rivers, and skiing.
Tara recently returned to McCall in 2016 and began working as the Recreation Supervisor after leaving a position with the City of Nampa’s Recreation Department as a Recreation Program Coordinator. A few of her goals for the Recreation Department include creating recreational opportunities for both seniors and toddler age children, work to improve the quality of current youth programs and create and maintain valuable relationships with community partners. During her “down” time Tara is busy helping her family, husband, and son, remodel the ugly-house on the block, learning how to Nordic ski in the winter, SUPing in the summer and traveling in the spring and fall. Tara graduated with a B.S. in Forestry & Wildlife from Western New Mexico University in Silver City, NM; as well as an M.Ed. Science Education from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.
Stefanie has been a resident in McCall since the age of twelve when her family moved to McCall in 1997. Her father began working for the City of McCall Golf Course and her mother as a local real estate agent. Stefanie grew to love the McCall community and all it has to offer. She is a new member to the Parks and Recreation Team, joining in January of 2017. Prior to working for the City Stefanie worked for the McCall-Donnelly School District for seven years. Stefanie is excited to bring her energy and skills to a department that continues to develop and better the community through recreational programming for all ages and beautiful parks for all to enjoy! When not at the office you will find her on an adventure with her family, spending time with her husband Tyler, a small business owner, and her two sons, Landen and Deven. Stefanie is honors graduate from the University of Montana with a B.A. in Fine Arts and Minor in Human and Family Development.
Prior to working for the City Kevyn worked in the Forest Service for six years in range where he was continually exposed to noxious weed management and eventually helped organize the noxious weed program for the Payette National Forest. Kevyn holds a B.S. in Natural Resource Conservation Planning and Management from the University of Idaho and is passionate about conserving the world around us. Kevyn joined the parks team in 2022 and currently assists with the City Noxious Weed Program.
Facilities & Program Coordinator
Hannah grew up in Eastern Canada and loves all things winter! She moved to Idaho in 2015 and then to McCall in 2019 to attend the graduate program with The McCall Outdoor science School. Hannah enjoys hiking and exploring the mountains with her huskies, and creating a variety of arts. She has taught at multiple after school science programs and outdoor environmental education programs in Idaho and Ohio. Hannah worked for the department as a seasonal employee during the summer season before accepting her current position and joining the full time team in 2022.
Seasonal Staff Includes: Tony Currie, Robyn Evans, Nick Butler, Cameron Holland, and Cori Hatfield.