January 25, 2021

Get to Know: Lauren Shively

Mountain Recreation has hired Lauren Shively as the new Facility Supervisor to lead the Gypsum Rec Center. Shively comes to Mountain Rec from Texas with an array of experience as a recreation professional.

With her community and team driven work ethic, industry knowledge, and commitment to excellence – it was clear that Lauren Shively was the best candidate to further the district’s vision in Gypsum.

Shively first started her career in recreation at Purdue University as a fitness consultant, where she received a BS in economics and soon after received her MS in recreation, park, and tourism sciences from Texas A&M University.

“During the interview process Lauren immediately stood out by the way she strategically forms, manages, and mentors staff in order to build a unified team,” said Scott Ruff, Superintendent of Recreation Facilities.

“She is full of knowledge about the recreation industry and has experience managing a 400,000 square foot facility–approximately eight times the size of the Gypsum Rec Center. I am excited and trust Lauren to lead our team and bring new ideas to further the Rec Center as a world class community center,” continued Ruff.

Prior to her move to Eagle County, Shively was the Recreation Manager for Bluejack National Club & Community Center in Montgomery, Texas. Shively also worked as the Facilities and Operations Graduate Assistant for Texas A&M University Recreation Sports.

“I am excited to be working with and learning from such motivated individuals, both the staff and guests, who are dedicated to recreation and living happy, healthy lives. I’m really looking forward to creating meaningful relationships and love how Mountain Rec is a positive community and home for so many people,” said Lauren Shively.

As facility supervisor, Shively will manage all operations in Gypsum, including fitness, rentals, events, twenty-eight employees, and take lead of the district’s RecRX program. With thousands of guests visiting the Gypsum Rec Center each month, Shively will also oversee COVID-19 facility protocols to ensure our community can continue to recreate safely.

“Eagle County has already exceeded my expectations, with the beautiful outdoors, friendly and helpful people, and many opportunities for recreation and fun. I am eager to join the community, meet the diverse population, and explore all that Eagle County has to offer,” Shively.

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