Petersen Barn Staff

Billy Hernandez

Billy Hernandez - Senior Programmer & Site Manager

Billy has been with the city since 2007 and has worked with youth and families in many capacities. He loves working with youth because of their energy and drive toward helping their community. Billy loves to play sports, bike, hike and lots of other recreation activities. Email Billy


Tina Cammann - Rec Office Coordinator

Tina is the glue that holds Petersen Barn together! As the Rec Office Coordinator, she’s the greeter, the scheduler, the voice, the go-to -person and more. When not at work, Tina’s time is spent sewing, gardening, crafting, swimming, camping and looking for that hidden gem while thrifting. Email Tina

Ellen Swanson

Ellen Swanson - Resolve Supervisor

Ellen’s currently holding down the fort for Resolve, a restorative justice program that helps youth address low level criminal citations through a process facilitated by their peers. She thinks the program is highly valuable in our community, and enjoys working both with the youth the program serves as well as the amazing volunteers who keep the program thriving. Outside of work, Ellen can be found spending time with her family, walking her boxer, and attending as many yoga classes as possible at her favorite neighborhood studio. Email Ellen


Janet Whitty - Program Supervisor

As Program Supervisor, Janet Whitty oversees the adult and senior programs at the Barn. Often you’ll find her in the kitchen cookin’ up something tasty for "Lunch at the Barn," "Blueberry Bash," and other events. She loves working with seniors. Her hope is that one day she’ll be able to find the time to take the art classes that she programs. Email Janet


Oliver Redig - Rec Program Assistant

Short, peppy, hazel eyed with a love for biking, gardening and time travel. At the Barn I contribute to the design of camps, classes, community events. My love for play, art, sport, bike polo, live role play, fashion, robotics, stop animation, archery, boating, upstream river swimming, and community building has brought me to the current position that I am in today. Email Oliver


Tanya Jacobson - Activity Coordinator

Tanya is a coordinator for the Youth to Make It Happen, BEST, and Fun for All programs. She loves being inspired by the amazing people she meets daily and having the opportunity to create fun and engaging activities for everyone. Continuously fighting the never-ending battle against the evil known as "Boredom" takes a lot of work but when she gets some time off she enjoys photography, dancing, gardening and adventuring with her family. Email Tanya

Jen Larsen

Jen Larsen - Head Preschool Teacher

Jen runs the the preschool classes throughout the school year at Petersen Barn and is a Sign Language interpreter. In her free time, she loves spending time with family, being outdoors, crafting, reading, playing with her 3 large German Shepherds and all things Harry Potter. Email Jen