Park Profiles: Meet Christina Zakimi!

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Meet Christina Zakimi Christina is the Private Events Coordinator at the Japanese Friendship Garden. Her knowledge and love of Japanese culture, language, and art extend into the events she organizes in the Garden. With the Cherry Blossom Festival days away and the great increase in both private and public events at the Garden, Christina explains how she and her team … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Terri Rochon!

Veronica AllendeBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

Meet Terri Rochon Terri is the Guest Relations Manager with the Hall of Champions and has been a Balboa Park Team Member for a decade. Her ability to take on multiple tasks while keeping a positive attitude has been a key element of the Hall of Champion’s success. 1. What brought you to Balboa Park, and more specifically, the Hall … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Peter Comiskey!

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Meet Peter Comiskey Peter is the Executive Director of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership (BPCP). Since taking his role at the BPCP four years ago, the Park has seen a great improvement in the collaborative efforts between organizations and team members. 1. What brought you to San Diego, and more specifically, Balboa Park? I have always had a passion for … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Jennifer Padilla!

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Meet Jennifer Padilla Jennifer is the Director of Visitor Services at the San Diego Natural History Museum. She was the recipient of the Friends of Balboa Park’s inaugural Betty Peabody Emerging Young Leader Award. You were the inaugural winner of the Betty Peabody Emerging Young Leader in Balboa Park Award, congrats! What was it like to receive this award? Thank you! It … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Daniel White!

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Meet Daniel White! Daniel is the owner and operator of “Daniel’s Coffee“, located in the Spanish Village Art Center. His coffee and specialty drinks selection, as well as great customer service reviews, has brought him and his staff members praise and a long lasting reputation of quality brew. How did Daniel’s Coffee get its start? When I was nineteen, I started working … Read More

2015 One Park – One Team Luau

Kristen MihalkoAnnual BBQ, Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

The 2015 OPOT BBQ was a Hawaiian luau celebration and hosted 850 Park employees and volunteers! The event was catered by Homestyle Hawaiian with musical entertainment by Sugar Cane Band. We also had a tiki photo hut and games: networking bingo, cornhole hosted by Emerging Museum Professionals, and pineapple bowling. One Park – One Team awardees: Tony Cucuzella, San Diego … Read More

2014 Inaugural One Park – One Team BBQ

Kristen MihalkoAnnual BBQ, Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

Our inaugural BBQ served over 750 Balboa Park employees and volunteers. This event featured catered food from Phil’s BBQ, a photo booth van, steel drums, and activities that helped us better understand how long Park employees have been in the Park and where they were originally from. One Park – One Team awardees: Heart of the Park was awarded to … Read More