Five Achieve Certified Sports Field Manager Status

The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) announces that the individuals listed below have completed all steps to achieve the Certified Sports Field Manager designation. This Certification Program was developed and is coordinated by STMA to denote those individuals who have gone above and beyond the requirements of job performance and have demonstrated a superior level of competence.

Richard D. Bold, CSFM, superintendent of parks, Glencoe Park District, Glencoe, Ill., is responsible for maintenance and construction of the sports fields as well as the open space in the district, which is used for a variety of recreational sports-type activities. Prior to joining the Glencoe Park District in 1978, Bold was parks foremen at the Wilmette (Ill.) Park District.

Chris Calcaterra, CSFM, has been the sports complex supervisor at the Peoria Sports Complex, Peoria, Ariz., since 1998. The complex is a world class Major League Baseball Spring Training facility for the Seattle Mariners and the San Diego Padres. He is responsible for the maintenance and operations of the complex to maintain compliance with Major League standards and for planning the use of the complex for city-sponsored activities, events and private users. Prior to joining the Peoria Sports Complex, Calcaterra was assistant field director for the National League Atlanta Braves, Atlanta, Ga., and worked for the University of Georgia Athletic Department.

Alan Siebert, CSFM, is the maintenance coordinator at the Peoria Sports Complex. Since 1988, Siebert has organized and implemented the maintenance activities for the City of Peoria at both the Peoria Sports Complex and the Greenway Sports Complex.

Darin Budak, CSFM, parks and landscape supervisor, for the City of Peoria, Ariz., is responsible for the parks throughout the city. Budak previously served as parks superintendent at the Sheridan Wyoming Recreation District, crew foreman for the Powder Horn Golf Course in Sheridan, and was assistant superintendent of the Paul J. Wataha Recreation Complex in Rock Springs, Wyo.

James Sanders, CSFM, recently accepted the position of facilities manager at the Western Eagle County Metro Recreation District, Eagle, Colo., where he supervises the new Berry Creek fields, the fairgrounds sports complex and many outlying athletic pocket parks. Prior to accepting this position, Sanders served as park superintendent for the Vail Recreation District, Vail, Colo., for more than 24 years.

In order to qualify for the opportunity to test for certification status, you must achieve (and document the achievement of), a minimum of 40 points earned through a combination of education and experience.

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