Welcome to the Cordova Recreation & Parks Foundation





Ken Henderson


Ken Henderson | President

Ken Henderson is the CEO of Sublime Digital Marketing Group.

A resident of Rancho Cordova, for over 7 years, he appreciates the beauty nature brings and the upkeep of the parks Rancho has to offer.

He is a graduate of Leadership Rancho Cordova, and also sits on the Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce Board.

" I look forward to assisting the Park District in its mission to serve the residents of its area" says Ken "I look forward to continuing and expanding programs and supporting the parks and recreation the district offers".

Kim Oliver

Vice President

Kim Oliver | Vice President

I joined the foundation’s board of directors shortly after graduating from Leadership Rancho Cordova in 2019 and after many years of volunteer service within my community.

I served as the Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Chair and am currently serving on their board of directors. In addition, I am an active member, and past director, of Lend A Heart Lend a Hand, a non-profit organization that provides animal-assisted therapy through ongoing programs in a wide range of facilities and settings in the Greater Sacramento area.

I am the owner of Oliver’s Captured Moments, a photography business based in Gold River and focused on residential/commercial real estate and assisting small business professionals with their visual marketing needs.

Additionally, I’m a member of WagMore Properties LLC, a premiere real estate solutions company who helps homeowners and improves communities within the Greater Sacramento area.

After retiring from the military, my family and I settled in the Gold River community.

My favorite activities include cycling, camping, and traveling.

Kristina Richardson


Kristina Richardson | CFO

I am the proud Principal of Folsom Cordova Community Charter school, which is a home school program.

I am in my 18th year in education having spent 11 years as a high school ELA teacher, 5 years as a Literacy Coach, and now a Principal. I am married with two grown children, and I cherish our family time together.

I enjoy running, cooking, and reading in my spare time. I am so grateful to be a part of the Cordova Recreation and Parks Foundation, and how our foundation supports the Rancho Cordova community and it's access to all that the Cordova Recreation and Park District offers.

I strongly believe that balance in life is critical for health and well-being, and all of the activities and opportunities that are available for the Rancho Cordova community, provided by the Cordova Recreation and Park District, is a wonderful way to achieve that balance.

I look forward to what the coming years will bring!

David Ross


David Ross | Secretary

David is a Bay Area transplant, having lived in the Sacramento region since graduating from UC Davis.

He works in the commercial real estate industry, focusing on assisting businesses and investors in achieving their industrial real estate objectives. Rancho Cordova is one of the largest industrial submarkets in the region and, as such, David and his partners are closely involved with bringing new business and building development to the City.

David is a member of the Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 2019. This experience strengthened his connection to the area and spurred a desire to further support the City through joining the CRPF board. As the youngest board member,

David provides the perspective of young business professionals, a demographic whose presence continues to increase locally. David enjoys spending his free time outside, skiing and surfing, and going to concerts with friends.

Julie Pham

Board Member

Julie Pham | Board Member

Julie Pham has over a decade of public health and community engagement experience in the research, nonprofit, tech, and government sectors.

Over the years, Julie has had the opportunity to combine her passion for helping others with her interests in health equity and social determinants of health to connect resources with individuals and communities who greatly need it.

Julie is currently a Project Manager at the California Department of Public Health, supporting public and private sector efforts to protect the population against vaccine-preventable diseases.

Julie enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and playing tennis, and spending time indoors baking and trying out new recipes.

Gina Pagala

Board Member

Gina Pagala | Board Member

Gina Pagala is Corporate Counsel for a pharmaceutical manufacturing company headquartered in Rancho Cordova.

She is a creative problem solver who thinks outside the box.

She is a graduate of Leadership Rancho Cordova, Class of 2019, and currently serves as a board member of the Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce.

Gina was honored when asked to serve on CRPF’s board and looks forward to assisting the Foundation in achieving its goals in supporting recreation and park programs for the Rancho Cordova Community.

Gina describes herself as a foodie and amateur athlete.

Amy Hale

Board Member

Amy Hale | Board Member

Amy is a twenty-five year veteran educator who began teaching middle school just outside of Kent, OH where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Education and a K-12 Special Education teaching credential from Kent State University. She earned her Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis on Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix before her family relocated to California.

After enrolling her child in a Catholic school in the Diocese of Sacramento, Amy soon followed and returned to teaching full time. For the past five years Amy has served as a principal in diocese. Most recently, she has served at St. John Vianney School in Rancho Cordova.

Soon after Amy started working in Rancho Cordova she and her family started making plans to relocated to the city. "It had been a long time since I lived and worked in the same place. Since my husband was already working from home at the time, I knew it was my chance," explains Amy.

The whole family has enjoyed living and working in Rancho Cordova! Amy is always looking for ways to give back to her community, so when given the opportunity to serve on the Cordova Recreation & Park Foundation, she happily said, "yes."

Angela Griffin

Board Member

Angela Griffin | Board Member

Angela serves the Folsom Cordova Unified School District as the Director of Communication and Community Engagement and has over 25 years of experience in public relations, marketing, and stakeholder engagement.

Angela holds an Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America and a Bachelor of Arts in English from UCLA. In addition to serving on the Board for the Cordova Recreation and Parks Foundation, Angela is a Board member for the California Schools Public Relations Association and a member of the Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce leadership class of 2019.

Living in the community in which she works, Angela has raised three children, all alumni of FCUSD schools and all who were highly active in sports and youth activities in our area. She believes a healthy body supports a healthy mind and is passionate about connecting youth with opportunities in the community. Especially important to Angela is promoting equitable access to resources for young people who face social and economic inequities.

Being part of the CRPF is an honor and a joy for Angela, and she looks forward to serving the interests of the Parks District and its stakeholders.

Patrick Larkin

Staff Liaison

Patrick Larkin | Staff Liaison

General Manager of the Cordova Recreation and Park District since January 2017.

I lead the District to provide a variety of recreation opportunities serving all ages and abilities and ensure parks are safe, clean and maintained to the highest standards. I have 25 years of professional experience in the field of parks and recreation.

I enjoy serving the community and find ways to identify community issues and come up with solutions to make things better.

This is an exciting time for Cordova Recreation and Park District in that new parks are being developed as well as a new aquatics center at Hagan Community Park.

I am excited about offering new recreation and social programs and safe spaces in the community for people to engage in healthy activities.