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Harker Heights Recreation Team


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  Jeff Achée
Director of Parks & Recreation      
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Jeff is originally from Kerrville, TX, right in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. He graduated from Texas A&M University and began his career in the parks and recreation industry as a Park Operations Trainee for Texas Parks and Wildlife at Cedar Hill State Park. He and his wife, Sarah, moved to Central Texas when he began working for Harker Heights in 2013 as Athletic Coordinator, was promoted to Recreation Superintendent in 2015, and was again promoted to Parks and Recreation Director in October 2018. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, playing pickup basketball, and fly fishing. He loves being able to provide outdoor and recreational opportunities to the citizens of Harker Heights and looks forward to developing more opportunities for the community to get out and play.                                                                                                                        


Christie Denewith
Administrative Assistant
Christie is originally from Southern California, but moved to Texas in 2017 her husband, Ryan. She earned her degree in Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2016 from California State University, Fullerton. Christie is currently working on a second bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University-Central Texas in Social Sciences. Outside of work, Christie enjoys spending time with her husband and friends. Christie is excited for the opportunity to be a part of the great programs and events that the City of Harker Heights offers as well as the relationships she is able to build with the members of this community. 

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  Bailey Ross
Athletic Coordinator
Bailey Ross is originally from a small town 30 miles west of San Antonio called Hondo, Texas. He grew up playing all sorts of sports and eventually was able to play baseball at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor for two years. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management in 2014 from UMHB. Outside of work, he enjoys being in the outdoors while hunting or fishing and also enjoys hiking and just being outside with his wife Rebekah. Last year December, they welcomed their first child into the world, Avery Marie Ross. Working in Harker Heights has given Bailey the opportunity to serve people from all over our great country as well as different countries out the US. He is grateful for the different conversations and relationships he have been able to build with all of these different people and feels it has helped make him a well-rounded professional.

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  Jonathan Hanson
Athletic Coordinator
Jonathan is originally from Gilmer, Texas, but moved to Central Texas to attend UMHB where graduated with his bachelor’s degree in 2014 and his master’s degree in 2017. He is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and exploring new places on a motorcycle. Jonathan is excited to be able to use his passion for getting people outside and physically active. He believes it is important to start creating a lifestyle of physical activity, creating an appreciation for nature and our environment, and allowing for social interaction and community involvement at a young age and reinforcing it as an adult. Jonathan is honored to be able to grow his future career at Harker Heights Parks and Recreation with an incredible staff of co-workers.

 Activities Center


  Nichole Broemer    
Activities Center & Events Manager
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Nichole is from Michigan and grew up here in the Harker Heights area during her father’s military career. Prior to her start with the City, she received a Bachelors in Business Administration from Sam Houston State University. June of 2000 she returned to the area to work for the City of Harker Heights. When she is not at work, Nichole enjoys spending quality time with family and friends. As the Activities Center & Events Manager, Nichole enjoys providing memorable and exciting services, experiences, programs, and events to the growing community.

sara   Sara Gibbs
Activities Coordinator
Sara grew up in a military family and spent the majority of her childhood in Harker Heights. She graduated in 2018 from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Applied Learning and Development (Hook ‘em!). When she is not at work helping the citizens of Harker Heights, she enjoys volunteering her time in theatre, painting, and spending time with her family and two dogs. As the Activities Coordinator, Sara is honored to be able to give back to the community that she grew up in and strives to help its citizens have fun and exciting experiences with all the wonderful programs the City has to offer. 

adam   Adam Trujillo
Activities Center Specialist
Adam is an entertainer/informal educator from Austin, TX. He obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Agricultural Business Management from Texas State University in 2018. He was a professional balloon twister, backpacking guide, and helped open a small museum in New Braunfels. Adam believes the best way to learn, is while you’re having fun. This “edutainment” approach makes his programs exciting and educational. When he has spare time he loves to do projects with his daughter, volunteer at museums, and enjoy the great outdoors. Adam is extremely excited to help with the amazing programs Harker Heights has to offer their incredible citizens.

Athletic Aide


Nicole Loayza
Athletic Aide

Recreation Aide


Eunice Myers

Recreation Aide


Marthaddrin Powe
Recreation Aide


Raquel Rivera
Recreation Aide

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Nicole Zubaty
Recreation Aide

 Custodial Crew

David Chevalier
Sabrina Jackson