Staff Contacts

The Training Section Staff welcomes your inquiries and comments regarding the California State Parks training and employee development program.  To send an email to any staff member, just click on their name. 

Debbie L. Fredricks
Chief, Training Section
(916) 263-3499

Mott Training Center

Ann D. Slaughter
Mott Training Center Manager
(831) 649-7126

Sara M. Skinner
Training Specialist / ETMS Lead Administrator
Cultural Resources, Interpretation, and Natural Resources Programs
BVST Park Operations Training Coordinator
(831) 649-2961

Jack Futoran
EMS Program Manager
Training Specialist
EMR/EMT/Lifeguard Training Programs
(805) 223-0562

Kevin Forrester
Field Training Program

Pamela Yaeger
Assistant Program Coordinator
(831) 649-2954

Edith Alhambra
Assistant Program Coordinator
(831) 649-2954

Headquarters Training Unit

Eric Marks
Staff Services Manager I
Leadership and Staff Development
(916) 263-3497

Jeff Beach
Training Specialist
Maintenance and Trails Programs
(916) 651-6752

Lisa Anthony
Assistant Program Coordinator
(916) 657-0414

Tamara Busman
Training Officer
(916) 263-3493

Vernon Reyes
Instructional Consultant
(916) 263-3474

Bob Waller
Training Officer
(916) 263-3496

Sam Guida
Staff Services Analyst
(916) 263-3495


State Park Peace Officer Ranger/Lifeguard Academy at Butte College
Basic Visitor Services Training (BVST)

Jason Smith
Academy Coordinator
Field Training Program Manager
P.O.S.T. Liaison
(530) 895-2869

Matt Cardinet
Cadet Training Officer
Training Specialist
Firearms Programs
(530) 893-7340

Jeremy Alling
Cadet Training Officer
Training Specialist
Defensive Tactics Programs
(530) 893-7477