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Joe Brett, Board President

Joe Brett, Board President

Joe Brett has been a Medford resident since 1984 when he arrived as the TV Sports Director at KOBI. A state high school champion pitcher, Joe played college ball in Arizona and at Division 1 Lamar University while doing undergraduate work in Communication. He has been a television, radio, and internet sportscaster for 32 years and continues to provide high school coverage for KTVL and Table Rock Sports. Joe first worked to support Medford Parks and Rec in the 80’s through news coverage, was appointed to the Parks Commission in 1995 where he served six years, and was a founding member in 2005 of the Parks Foundation Board. He has served as President of the Board the past three years. Joe credits his older brother Michael, who just concluded a distinguished Parks and Rec career in Maryland, as being his inspiration to volunteer to support the Medford department over the last three decades.

Keegan Denn

Keegan Denn

Keegan Denn joined the Medford Parks and Recreation Foundation board in August 2013. He is a Certified Financial Planner™ and President at FIDELIS iM, an investment management firm in Medford.

Actively involved in the Medford sports community, Keegan coaches youth soccer, youth basketball, and youth baseball. Additionally, he plays in the adult recreational soccer league, utilizing our valuable parks and recreation resources.

Keegan is an Oregon native and earned his Bachelors of Science in Business with a focus on applied finance and economics from Southern Oregon University. He completed advanced financial planning studies at Boston University and the College for Financial Planning.

Together with his wife Jenny, they have two wonderful children and spend much of their free time coaching and playing youth sports, camping, boating, and fishing.

Tom Ersepke

Tom Ersepke

Tom owns and runs his own Marketing and Public Relations Agency, Moxie Marketing. Sports and athletic participation have been a part of his life for as long as he can remember. Tom spent 10 years as a sportscaster in Southern Oregon. Today he remains active in the local community, coaching basketball and softball, as well as broadcasting high school athletics on the internet for Table Rock Sports. Tom lives with his wife and two kids in Medford.

Daniel B. O’Connor

Daniel B. O’Connor

Dan and his family live in the Rogue Valley and have two children. They enjoy outdoor activities and family trips, are active in community sports, and want to be involved in their community’s future. Dan currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Rogue Valley Foundation. Dan’s practice focuses on land use, real estate transactions and the formation of business entities. His clients include individual, family and commercial property owners, property developers and agricultural companies. Dan works with clients to assist them in achieving their development goals. Specifically, he works with clients to obtain necessary land use permits that allow development of single family homes on resource zoned land, residential and commercial development and the establishment of commercial operations. Dan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in urban planning from Western Washington University. He obtained his Doctor of Jurisprudence from University of Oregon in 1994.

Carla Paladino

Carla Paladino

My name is Carla Angeli Paladino. I am a native of St. Louis, Missouri but have lived in Southern Oregon since 2002. I am a City Planner by profession and have a Bachelor of Science in Community and Regional Planning. In August 2013, I was hired on with the City of Medford’s Planning Department after working for the City of Grants Pass’ Parks and Community Development Department for ten years. I fully understand the importance of a city’s parks system and programs as it relates to creating a vibrant, healthy community. I am married and have a three year old son. My interests include cooking and baking, spending time with my family, and watching Southern Oregon Spartans hockey.

Natalie Williams

Natalie Williams

I am a native to Southern Oregon, born and raised in Medford/Central Point areas, having graduated from Crater High School and then attending Southern Oregon University with a concentration in Business Management. I have always had a desire for leadership and business development, which lead to a different educational and career path than originally planned. I started in the banking industry in 2008. While growing my career in banking, I met my husband and started a family. I have since then continued my education, finishing a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management, and with an ambition of pursuing a Master’s Degree. My passion is for helping people and I have yet to find my exact purpose in that area, but always looking for opportunity. My husband and I have four children, three girls and one boy. Our life is very full, sometimes hectic, but a blessing nonetheless. As a family, we appreciate having access to so many outdoor events and safe places for our children to play, which is important for all communities.

Raul Woerner

Raul Woerner

I am a professional land use planner with the firm CSA Planning, Ltd. in Medford and a University of Oregon alumni with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. I was born in Puerto Rico where my father had been stationed with the Army Corps of Engineers.

I first moved to the Rogue Valley (Foots Creek area) in 1979 with my parents and returned with my wife Jennifer in 1998 to live in Medford. I fondly remember all the times our parents would drive us to Medford to use the parks and pools over summer vacations. Medford Parks & Recreation promotes “Community Connections” really for everyone in the region, young and old and in between.

I strongly support the Medford Parks & Recreation Foundation’s efforts to facilitate access to all through its support of youth program scholarships and development of parks and trails.

Alex Modrell – Director

Alex Modrell – Director

Alex Modrell has been a native of southern Oregon for 40+ years. Alex joined the Medford Parks, Recreation and Facilities Management Department in 2016.

Prior to, he served 15 years with the Boy Scouts of America in Portland and Medford, Oregon as the Finance Director, Development Director and then Chief Operations Officer. In these roles, his responsibilities included capital project and property management, fund development, donor cultivation, special events as well as fiscal and non-profit risk management.

Alex is a graduate of Phoenix High School, and holds a degree in Marketing/Communication from Southern Oregon University. He’s an Eagle Scout, whose project was the completion of the Colver Park in Phoenix, Oregon, which sparked his interest in the importance of open and green public spaces that benefit local communities.

As a family, Alex spends most of his time with his two children supporting them in basketball, softball, volleyball as well as a variety of outdoor camping and boating activities.

He is also a long-time member of the Medford Rogue Rotary, past President of the Business Network International and past board member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Rogue Valley.


Past Board Members