Board Members

The Recreation District was created by the Summit County Commission, under the Utah Special Services District Act, to provide recreational services and facilities for residents of western Summit County residing in the unincorporated area outside of Park City. The seven-member Administrative Control Board of the Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to oversee the operation of the District. All Board members are required to be a registered voter at the place of their residence in the Snyderville Basin, within the District boundaries. Board terms are 4-years, and vacancies are advertised to be filled at the end of each 4-year term. Board members may choose to apply for reappointment.

To apply to be a Board member, view job description
To learn more about the history of the District, click on this link.
To view the minutes from any of the previous Board meetings, click on this link.

Catherine Kahlow
Chair - [email protected]
Cathy Kahlow has been a resident of Snyderville Basin since 2006. She loves living here because of the wonderful recreation opportunities available. She is excited to work on the Board and has over 30 years experience in public land recreation, trails, wilderness, and interpretive program administration throughout National Forests in the west. Her passion for outdoor recreation started with municipal government recreation and led to working with the National Park Service and later, the U.S. Forest Service. Currently she is a National Program Manager for National Forest System developed recreation sites. Cathy is married and has two grown children that also live in Park City.

David Kottler
Vice Chair - [email protected]
David Kottler has lived in Summit Park with his wife Randi and their two kids since 2001.  He loves the outdoors and enjoys using the trails throughout Snyderville Basin almost every day.  When he is not hiking or snow shoeing, you will often find him practicing karate, playing squash, or playing with his golden retrievers.  David is an attorney currently practicing primarily in the field of civil litigation.  He was formerly employed as a prosecutor and as a public defender.  David is excited to serve on the Basin Recreation Board and looks forward to the continued expansion of recreational opportunities and open space throughout the Basin.

Ben Castro
Treasurer - [email protected]
Ben Castro has lived in Silver Creek for 19 years with his wife Amy and their children Paige and Anna. He brings over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. His interests are mountain biking, trail running, and triathlons. When he is not able to get outdoors he makes good use of The Fieldhouse. He is excited to be a board member and looks forward to continuing to promote recreation for the Basin.

Nate Brown
Clerk - [email protected]
Nate Brown has lived and taught physical education in Park City for nine years and locally he is an active person that participates in trail running, hiking, skiing, paddle boarding, golfing, recreational softball, flag football, basketball, and much more. In addition to teaching, he has served as a Leadership Park City class member, helped multiple School Community Councils, and has coached high school/youth sports. Prior to teaching Nate worked as a fundraiser in college athletics at Georgetown University and the University of Northern Colorado, managing fundraising projects to assist student-athletes and enhance the athletic facilities. Nate was also an academic All-American while playing football at the collegiate level. Nate is excited to continue to assist in the growth of the Basin's recreation programs, facilities and open space/trails. 

Aaron Newman
Member - [email protected]
Aaron Newman has been a resident of the Basin since 2008, and joined the Board in 2016 after spending 16 years creating university recreation, intramural, and leadership programs across the country. Currently, Aaron works with the National Ability Center and oversees the training and education program, and works with international groups and coordinates adaptive recreation trainings both domestically and internationally. When not at work, Aaron can be found running or Nordic skiing on the trails with his wife Amy and their two dogs. Aaron is excited to bring his passion and his experience in creating solid recreation programs and strategic planning to the Board. 

Gary Resnick
Member - [email protected]
Gary Resnick returned to Utah with his wife Lee Midgley in 2012, after living in Maryland, Virginia and New Mexico. He currently resides in Jeremy Ranch and enjoys skiing, hiking, biking, whitewater boating and just being outdoors with his yellow lab Angel. He retired from the Department of Defense and Los Alamos National Laboratory after a 30+ year career leading and managing research and development. He holds a PhD in microbiology, was a member of the Federal Senior Executive Service and is a National Ski Patrol alumni. He is currently a consultant providing strategic planning and group facilitation services. He is excited to have the opportunity to bring to the Board his training, experience and commitment to maintaining the exceptional recreational resources of the Basin Recreation District.

Marilyn Stinson
Member - [email protected]
Marilyn Stinson is a 12-year resident of Pinebrook. Marilyn brings over 20 years of tourism industry experience and perspective to the Board, with more than a decade with Deer Valley Resort. In addition to her sales and marketing responsibilities, Marilyn oversees the Resort's extensive volunteer program for the annual Freestyle World Cup events. She and her husband, Shawn, who sits on the Mountain Trails Foundation's Board, have a young daughter that enjoys taking full advantage of all that Basin Recreation has to offer.