Strong Towns Returns to Hutch on Oct. 26
To support Hutch Rec by advocating for program improvements & recreational opportunities through charitable giving.
To inspire charitable giving to enhance the park & recreation experience for all members of our community
You or someone you love has almost certainly benefitted from one or more of the programs and initiatives offered by Hutch Rec. We ask for your help toward making these types of opportunities available to even more people in Reno County. Please consider supporting the Hutch Rec Foundation through an online gift.
Travis Price - President
Travis Price – Hutch Rec Foundation President
How long have you been on the Hutch Rec Foundation board? 4 years
What drew you to serve on the Hutch Rec Foundation board? I feel passionate about having great outdoor parks & events especially for the youth in Hutchinson.
What’s your favorite community spirit activity to do in Hutchinson? I love the Daddy-Daughter Dance, the Gingerbread House Decorating event, Hyde Park luminaries, Downtown Hutchinson holiday parades, and the Salty Dog Triathlon.
What healthy living activity do you enjoy doing? Cycling, golf, swimming, weights, cardio, pickle ball, hiking
What else should we know about you? I was born and raised in Hutch, have a beautiful wife, and three young children. I love this community and want to see it prosper for my children. I love playing golf, mountain biking, cooking, hiking in the mountains, adventure racing, photography, and most importantly spending time with my family and friends.
Marla Booher - Vice President
Marla Booher – Hutch Rec Foundation Vice President
How long have you been on the Hutch Rec Foundation board? January 2019-Present
What drew you to serve on the Hutch Rec Foundation board? I was compelled to join the HRF Board because I feel strongly that as a member of this community, I have a responsibility to participate in leading Hutchinson and its residents to the healthiest (in all ways) they can be. I have been really impressed by the growth, evolution and leadership role that the Hutchinson Recreation Commission has manifested in becoming our “community organizer”. I plan to be in this community for many years to come, if not the rest of my life and joining the HRF Board of Directors will allow me to be a part of optimizing our community’s healthy lifestyle.
What’s your favorite community spirit activity to do in Hutchinson? It’s a toss-up between Third Thursday and Hutch Fest
What healthy living activity do you enjoy doing? I love walking or riding my bike on the Jim P Martinez Sunflower Trail.
What else should we know about you? My significant other, Eddie, and I have two dogs and enjoy traveling, attending sporting events, and visiting craft breweries. I have served as the Director of Medical Staff Services at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center since 2009 and have been an Online Instructor for Hutchinson Community College since January 2011. I enjoy serving on various boards and committees throughout the community. I have been a Hutch/Reno County Chamber Ambassador as well as a TECH Hearts & Hands Volunteer. I previously served on the Leadership Reno County Alumni Association and Big Brother Big Sisters of Reno County Boards and have been a member of the United Way Allocations Committee and Community Impact Grant Committee since 2014.
Nabeel Khokhar – Trustee
JC Petitjean – Trustee
How long have you been on the Hutch Rec Foundation board? 1 year (started Nov. 2019)
What drew you to serve on the Hutch Rec Foundation board? Growing up as a kid in Hutchinson, I was involved in multiple Hutch Rec activities such as youth soccer, basketball, and Dillon Nature Center camp. I felt serving on the Hutch Rec Foundation board was a perfect opportunity to give my time and efforts to an organization that has positively impacted the early stages of my life.
What’s your favorite community spirit activity to do in Hutchinson? I enjoy any activity or event located in downtown Hutchinson. Whether it’s an annual parade down Main Street, a festival or event hosted by a local organization; our community gathered together in the downtown area makes me proud to live in Hutchinson.
What healthy living activity do you enjoy doing? Most of my free time is spent on a golf course, especially because it’s a fun way to get exercise and be outside. I also enjoy bicycling outside, usually on the Martinez Sunflower Trail between Rice Park and Carey Park.
What else should we know about you? I am a graduate of Kansas State University and am actively involved with Rotary Club of Hutchinson and the Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce.
Sarah Rodriguez – Trustee
How long have you been on the Hutch Rec Foundation board? I joined the Foundation Board in 2020.
What drew you to serve on the Hutch Rec Foundation board? Born and raised in Hutchinson, Hutch Rec was a part of my childhood years growing up. My children have participated in Hutch Rec activities all their lives. They are now 13 and 15, so we have been very blessed to have so many wonderful opportunities for them throughout the years. Also, our family feels it is very important to give back to the community that we live in and love.
What’s your favorite community spirit activity to do in Hutchinson? My children are very involved with athletics at their schools, so we spend lots of time there supporting their teams. My husband and I enjoy spending time with friends at the local breweries in downtown Hutch.
What healthy living activity do you enjoy doing? I am a firm believer in healthy living and exercising on a daily basis. I am a big fan of the elliptical and treadmill in my basement, but, there is nothing like a walk outside on a beautiful day.
What else should we know about you? (spouse/significant other, children, education, hobbies, other involvement, hidden talents?) I am so very lucky to have an amazing family! My husband, Bryan, and I get to work together on the daily at our family owned swimming pool and hot tub store. Our children, Bradyn and Lily, attend Hutch High and are very involved with school and athletics. We stay very busy around the community.
Leslie Shea – Trustee, Hutch Rec Board of Commission Representative
Recognizing the importance of non-tax revenues for the Commission’s activities, the Hutchinson Recreation Commission (HRC) formed the Recreate for Life Foundation in 1992 to provide support to HRC by helping improve Hutchinson’s recreation and leisure services and the quality of life for its residents.
Major projects in the 1990s include: Purchase of Keller Leisure Arts Center (now known as Hutch Rec Downtown at 17 E. 1st); assistance with development of Teen Center; Development and purchase of equipment for the Wellness Center; provided funding for youth scholarships
July 2015 Name Change
Recreate for Life Foundation changed its name to the Hutch Rec Foundation
Joined the National Association of Park Foundations
Fall 2016 Nominations
Re-wrote by-laws that included five nominated trustees to serve on the Foundation board; joined the National Association of Park Foundations