Mountain Recreation has promoted two long-time employees, Anna Englehart and Scott Ruff to Superintendent of Recreation Programs and Superintendent of Recreation Facilities respectively. Englehart and Ruff have a combined 32 years of service with Mountain Rec.
Over the course of the last year, Mountain Rec analyzed their current staff structure and discovered a need for a more cohesive district across all three service areas (Edwards, Eagle & Gypsum). The first step in this process was creating two brand new positions that oversee programs and facilities for the entire district.
“I have the utmost confidence that Scott Ruff & Anna Englehart will thrive in their new roles and continue to push our programs and services to new heights,” said Janet Bartnik, Executive Director, Mountain Rec.
Originally from Windsor Colorado, Scott Ruff joined the Mountain Rec team 22 years ago and has been the manager of the Eagle Pool & Ice Rink along with opening the Gypsum Rec Center 11 years ago. Ruff has a BS in Recreation Management from University of Northern Colorado and when he’s not working he enjoys traveling, gardening and rooting for the Denver Broncos.
“I’m honored to be offered this position which allows me to continue serving this amazing community through the provision of world-class recreational facilities,” said Ruff.
Anna Englehart joined the Mountain Rec team after completing her Master of Science in Recreation Management from Kent State 10 years ago. Starting as an intern, leadership quickly realized the value she brought to Mountain Rec and created a position to keep her full-time. Most recently she was Assistant Manager of the Gypsum Recreation Center which also included running the summer and school’s out camps in Gypsum. Anna enjoys hiking, sports, baking and spending time with her husband and daughter.
“This is a pivotal moment for Mountain Rec and our programs. Leadership has challenged staff to re-envision recreation and I’m excited to lead a group of talented recreation professionals to meet those innovative goals,” said Englehart.
Along with new leadership roles, Ruff and Englehart have worked with existing full-time staff to place them into new roles that allow staff to focus on a specific area of programming across the entire district. This allows for increased consistency and innovation at all of Mountain Rec’s locations to better serve the community. While some of their staff’s roles have changed, every current full-time employee was offered a position in the new organizational structure.
“We believe this change will allow us to better serve the Eagle County community and are excited to continue improving how we provide recreational services,” said Bartnik.