GENERAL INFORMATION

2960 Epic Place
Grand Prairie, Texas 75052

972-339-EPIC (3742)

ADMINISTRATION

AMANDA ALMS

GENERAL MANAGER

972-339-3701

About Amanda:

  • Coaching city summer track and swim teams is what started her career in parks and recreation at age 14.
  • Lifeguarding and coaching paid her way through college at the University of Minnesota as a Public Health and Kinesiology major.
  • Has only 8 states left to complete her bucket list of visiting all 50 states and about 14 other destinations on her international travel list.

BRIAN CHAPIN

ASSISTANT MANAGER

972-339-3702

About Brian:

  • Enjoys working out as well as playing in basketball and volleyball leagues throughout the metroplex.
  • Dallas Mavericks fan for life. In his dreams, its 2011 and the Mavs are NBA champions and Dirk is still playing!
  • Might spot him at a concert venue seeing any act ranging from Ice Cube to Less Than Jake to August Burns Red.

STEPHEN BOWLES

FINANCIAL ANALYST

972-339-3708

About Stephen:

  • A huge fan of all DFW professional sports team but is especially a die hard Texas Rangers Baseball fan.
  • Has a collection of staplers dating all the way back to the 1800s can be found in his office.
  • Loves live theater. His favorite show tune is “Suddenly, Seymore” from Little Shop of Horrors.

GUEST SERVICES

ELLEN BAGLEY

GUEST SERVICES & MEMBERSHIP SUPERVISOR

972-339-3703

About Ellen:

  • National Park geek and ranger at heart! Her goal is to visit every park in the United States. Favorite is Olympic.
  • Classic film and old Hollywood aficionado, particulary the 1920's and 30's. It all started as a kid with The Wizard of Oz.
  • Favorite gym activities are yoga, deadlifting, and drinking protein shakes.

KAREN GARCIA

GUEST SERVICES SPECIALIST

972-339-3715

About Karen:

  • Enjoys working with hands-on crafts.
  • Going to family friendly events.
  • Loves football season. Go Cowboys!

TIFFANY WHITE

GUEST SERVICES LEADER

972-339-3718

About Tiffany:

  • I was born and raised in Chicago, IL and enjoyed the golden years of Chicago Bulls basketball in the 1990s. And contrary to most, I am a Chicago White Sox Fan and always root against the Cubs!
  • I am an active member of the North Dallas Suburbia Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc and a Girl Scout Troop volunteer for my daughter's recently bridged, Juniors troop. I spend most of my weekends volunteering with the Girl Scouts or Sigma. My favorite Sigma initiative is Swim 1922, a partnership with USA Swimming that provides free swim lessons to youth and adults throughout the country.
  • I am a collector of knowledge! I love school and learning and have obtained a BS in Recreation, a MS in Sports Management, a MA in Management / HR and beginning in August, will be beginning my Doctorate in Human Resources Development!

FITNESS

ROBERT SERNA

FITNESS & WELLNESS SUPERVISOR

972-339-3705

About Robert:

  • Happily married and father to three beautiful girls.
  • Loves strength and conditioning training, Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, and competing.
  • Has seen every Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie and can’t wait for the next one!

CARMEN JOHNSON

FITNESS LEADER

972-339-3719

About Carmen:

  • Likes mountain biking and yoga.
  • Enjoys watching old movies and mystery science theatre.
  • Enjoys reading Jane Austin novels.

AMELIA BLAKELY

FITNESS LEADER

972-339-3719

About Amelia:

  • Loves fitness and is a certified personal trainer.
  • Is very eco-friendly and wants to build and live in a tiny house.
  • Has 9 tattoos.

YOUTH PROGRAMS & AQUATICS

JEREMY THOMAS

PROGRAM SUPERVISOR

972-339-3706

About Jeremy:

  • Diehard Denver Bronco fan!!!
  • Texans like to make fun of him because he pronounces Colorado, “CALL-uh-RAD-o”. Guess it is a homegrown thing.
  • His two favorite things to do on a weekend are building/refinishing things that become much larger and cost more than what he told his wife it would be, and binge watching 7 seasons of a show in one weekend that his wife won’t watch with him because the content is not Hallmark.

VICTORIA GUERRA

YOUTH PROGRAMS COORDINATOR

972-339-3711

About Victoria:

  • Loves to explore the city, hike, and discover new places to eat.
  • Enjoys being active through various sports and exercise, especially volleyball and CrossFit.
  • Delights in expressing creativity through art, music, and cooking, and enjoys teaching these to kiddos.

JOEY SANCHEZ

AQUATICS SPECIALIST

972-339-3712

About Joey:

  • Started competitive swimming at age 9 through a Rec Center in Dallas.
  • Gets way too excited over carnival rides.
  • Summer is his favorite season and sun bathing is his favorite past time.

MEDIA & FINE ARTS

THOMAS MENEZES

MEDIA & FINE ARTS SUPERVISOR

972-339-3716

About Thomas:

  • Enjoys painting, has been painting portraits and scenic artwork for over 15 years.
  • Enjoys working out and as a MS in Exercise Physiology, die hard Rangers, Mavericks, Cowboys fan.
  • Has probably seen every single episode of ``The Office`` 4 times at least and counting.

KRISTA MARRS

THEATER & MUSIC COORDINATOR

972-339-3713

About Krista:

  • Grew up 70 miles south of the alien crash in New Mexico.
  • Tour Managed for a Norwegian band in Europe for 5 weeks.
  • Has a Pitbull/Chihuahua mix named Lily.

QUINSTON SMITH

THEATER & RECORDING COORDINATOR

972-339-3704

About Quinston:

  • Native Grand Prairie resident that grew up in the Dalworth community
  • As a Music Producer, the biggest hit that he produced is a song titled “Halle Berry” by Hurricane Chris that reached #7 on the Billboards.
  • Life-long Dallas Cowboys Fan. How ‘bout them Cowboys!

CONNIE GRAF

CULINARY SPECIALIST

972-339-3709

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VOLUNTEERS

RAY KUNZE

VOLUNTEER SUPERVISOR

972-339-3723

About Ray:

  • Spends lots of free time volunteering. One of the finish line announcers at the Cowtown Marathon each Feb.
  • Lifelong Chicago Cubs and Bears fan. Still hoping to be invited to sing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” at Wrigley Field one day!
  • Loves to spend time with his lovely wife, Sue, exploring sunny spots, enjoying live music, and experiencing the arts. Ray says to “keep your mind wide open and enjoy new things!”

BUILDING SERVICES

CALEB BELLAH

FACILITIES SUPERVISOR

972-339-3707

About Caleb:

  • Is a voracious reader, and on average reads about 100 books a year.
  • Follows the Texas Rangers religiously, watching around 150 games a year or so. He still has nightmares about 2011 when Nelson Cruz missed a fly ball out that would have won the world series.
  • Enjoys woodworking and building things, he has a pastime building furniture and other various wooden items.

ATHLETICS

ANDRE THOMAS

ATHLETICS COORDINATOR

972-339-3710

About Andre’:

  • Enjoys working out, playing basketball, watching basketball and playing table tennis.
  • Die Hard Los Angeles Lakers fan and understands that Kobe Bryant is the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time)
  • Currently working on his Master’s in Public Administration