Parks & Recreation Director
Brendan has been working in municipal recreation for the past 28 years. He grew up in Wallingford, CT working for his local recreation department before attending Franklin Pierce University where he earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Recreation Management. Brendan previously served as the Recreation Supervisor for the Burlington Recreation Department from 1999 to 2009 before taking a job as the Superintendent of Recreation and Parks in Marblehead, MA.
Brendan is a current Executive Board member and Past President of the Massachusetts Recreation and Park Association and is also a member of the National Recreation and Park Association. He lives in Beverly with his wife, Amy and two children Carter and Claire.
Kelly has worked in the recreation field for over 20 years. She received a degree in 2006 from the University of New Hampshire in Recreation Management and Policy with a concentration in Program Administration. Prior to arriving in Burlington, Kelly served as Assistant Recreation Director for the Town of Raymond, NH.
Kelly is a professional member of the Massachusetts Recreation and Park Association as well as the National Recreation and Park Association.
Assistant Program Coordinator
Jessie has worked in the recreation field for over 10 years. She grew up in Littleton, NH where she began working as a summer employee for the local recreation department while attending the University of Rhode Island. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from URI in 2011. After graduating she returned to the Littleton Recreation Department to work as an Aquatics Director and Recreation Leader, before coming to Burlington.
Jessie is a member of the Massachusetts Recreation and Parks Association as well as the National Recreation and Parks Association.
Emma Jones, CTRS
Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
Emma received her Bachelors of Science in Recreation Management and Policy: Therapeutic Recreation option from the University of New Hampshire. She completed her internship at Burlington Parks and Recreation and then passed the National Board exam, obtaining her NCTRC certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS).
Emma has worked part-time for the Therapeutic Recreation Division of Burlington Parks and Recreation for the last four years in a variety of roles. She is excited to provide purposeful, fun and engaging programs, services and events for people of all abilities.