As Recreation Director for the
Village of Lewiston, I am looking forward to serving the community by hosting a
well-rounded recreation program. I have a
variety of experience working with youth.
The Recreation Director position for the Village of Lewiston is a
part-time position; my full-time job is as a School Counselor at Frontier High
School, a position I have held for the past nine years.
I am a life-long resident of
Lewiston, where I reside with my wife Gretchen and daughter Maisie.
Growing up in the village I spent many nights at the “Red Brick” playing
basketball. This is where I first had
interest in working in recreation. After
graduating from Lewiston-Porter High School, I went on to attend Niagara
University majoring in Psychology and minoring in Sport & Recreation
Management. I am fortunate to have
worked for both the Village and Town of Lewiston Recreation programs while
attending college. I would alternate
between the programs, working for the Village from September to May and for the
Town from June to August as a Recreation Leader.
I continued working for both recreation programs as I earned my Master’s
in School Counseling, also from Niagara University. During that time, I also worked as a Graduate
Assistant for the Niagara University College of Hospitality & Tourism
Management. This was an incredible
experience working with the College’s Dean and Professors, all of which are
industry leaders in hospitality. After
earning my Master’s Degree, I was promoted to Assistant Recreation Director for
the Village of Lewiston. I continued
with that position for a year when I was offered full-time job as an Academic
Advisor for Bryant & Stratton College.
The Academic Advisor position led me to my current full-time position as
a School Counselor at Frontier High School. In addition, I have worked as a Park Safety Ranger New York State Park Police at Fort Niagara State Park for several summers.
In May of 2015, I was named
Recreation Director for the Village of Lewiston. I am
honored to hold this position and really enjoy this work environment. As a School Counselor I assist teenagers with
personal/social issues, academic challenges and by helping them develop their
path in life. In my new role as the Recreation
Director for the Village of Lewiston I get to develop recreation programming
for the community that I live in and love.
I work many hours but I have always felt that if it is doing
something you love, it does not feel like work at all!
The Village of Lewiston has a strong
recreation program in a great community.
The recreation staff is top notch!
The Village Recreation Department has five part-time staff members with
over fifty years of recreation experience.
Our staff has expertise in the arts, basketball, hockey, fitness,
recreational programming and events. Members of our staff have degrees in Sport Management, Fine Arts and Public Safety...
a truly well-rounded staff. As
Recreation Director, I will rely heavily on my staff to assist in maintaining
current programs and to help develop new ones for our community.
New programs will be posted on the
Village of Lewiston website at www.villageoflewiston.net and will be posted and
updated on our Facebook account.
Please friend us on Facebook at Village of Lewiston Recreation
National Recreation and Park
State Recreation and Park Society
Frontier Recreation and Park Society
American School Counselor Association
New York State School Counselor Association
Counselor Association of Western New York
Assistant Recreation Director/Art Instructor
My name is Scott Pedley, I have worked for the Village of
Lewiston Recreation 25 years. I was born
and raised in the Village of Lewiston. As a youth, I participated in many
programs offered by the Village of Lewiston Recreation Program. This is when I
first had an interest in working in Recreation. I am graduate of
Lewiston-Porter High School where I majored in art and was a two sport athlete
(Baseball and Football). I went on to graduate from Niagara County Community
College with A.A.S. in Lab Technology and Buffalo State College with a B.S. in
Forensics. During my time at Buffalo
State, I had an internship in the Buffalo State College Art Conservation
Lab. This experience gave me
considerable knowledge in the preservation of art and has assisted in my
abilities as an artist and a teacher of art for the Village of Lewiston
I am a self-taught painter and have sold hundreds of
original paintings. I have been interviewed by spitball magazine and my
paintings have appeared as baseball cards in Helmar Magazine. Currently I am
painting portraits of baseball players from the early 20th century.
These portraits are being used to make a set of high end baseball cards for the
Helmar Brewing Company.
In addition to working for the Village of Lewiston
Recreation, I have worked as landscaper for the past 25 years and currently am
employed by Lakewood Landscaping.
Recreation Leader/Basketball Instructor
I am going on my seventh
year working for the Village of Lewiston Recreation Department and look forward
to the upcoming programs. Along with my recreation
position, I worked four summers with the Village DPW taking pride of being part
of the Village of Lewiston. Lewiston has been my home for 27 years and I
look forward to residing here for the future.
I am a
graduate of Niagara University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport
Management. Growing up, hockey has been my passion and I continue to
play. I stepped on the ice for the first time at the age of three and
played all over the United States and Canada.
For the past two years I have been working full-time for Tedesco
Construction as a project manager. Tedesco
Construction is a local business based out of Lewiston/Niagara Falls specializing
in metal buildings.
forward to this upcoming year at the Village of Lewiston Recreation Department. We have a great core group of workers at the
Recreation. In addition to being colleagues,
the recreation staff has developed a bond that keeps us eager to start each new
season. It is always a good feeling when
you work with youth, see them come back to the gym as college students and even
into their post school career.
I hope to
see everyone come in and support the Village of Lewiston Recreation Department
and help continue to grow it in our wonderful community.
Recreation Leader/Basketball Instructor
I am a lifelong resident of the Village of
Lewiston. I am a Lewiston-Porter
graduate, class of 2001. I went on to receive
an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Niagara County Community College,
and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management from Niagara University. I have worked for the Village of Lewiston Recreation
Department since 2009. Some programs
that I run include Girls Basketball and the Toddler Playgroup. I have participated in Village of Lewiston
Recreation events since I can remember, at ages 6 or 7. This program has always been in my life and I
will work my hardest to create those great memories for generations to come.
with the community is something I enjoy and take serious. I enjoy working with all my fellow employees,
and hope to continue to build more relationships. I like to play all sports, but I especially
like basketball and running outside.
Animals are also a passion of mine.
I own 2 dogs, Yorkiepoo (Ko), and a Shih-Tzu (Link). You will often see me on Center Street trying
to walk them. They are very important to
me. I look forward to the many new
programs that will be installed in time, and look forward to seeing and hearing
from you all.
I have worked for the Village of Lewiston Recreation Department
for over three years. While growing up in Youngstown and Lewiston I was a very
active participant in local recreation programs. I loved playing team sports,
learning new skill sets, and interacting with other kids in the area. I
attended Lewiston-Porter High School and went on to complete my Bachelor’s Degree
in Criminal Justice at the State University of New York: College at Brockport. While
an undergraduate student, I volunteered my time to student teach at Barclay
Elementary and was enrolled in the U.S. Army ROTC Program. Furthering my pursuit
of education I lived in Boston, Massachusetts to finish my Master’s Degree in Criminal
Justice at Northeastern University. After finishing graduate school I moved
back to the place that I love, my home, Lewiston, NY.
as a Recreation Leader a the Village of Lewiston Recreation Department is one of
my part-time jobs. I have worked with young adults while substituting at Grand
Island Central School District and currently work as an officer with the
Lewiston Police Department. I am also a Lieutenant with our local fire company
Lewiston #1. Working with the community and helping others is my passion.
We have wonderful
programs at the Village of Lewiston Recreation.
The Recreation offers many programs and events throughout the year. It
is a pleasure to provide programs similar to the ones I grew up with and loved.
We have a very dedicated staff with various backgrounds and we pride ourselves
on providing a safe, friendly and fun environment for both children and adults.
I strongly recommend looking at our calendar of events for the upcoming year
and hope to see you at the Lewiston Red Brick!
Recreation Leader/Basketball Instruction
I have just
entered my second year at Redbrick. It is a great place to work. I have been
coming to Redbrick for basketball programs for as long as I can remember.
Helping to run the basketball programs is my main function at Redbrick. I coach
the boys and girls youth leagues as well as helping to run the men's basketball
league. I have really enjoyed my time at Redbrick because it has given me the
opportunity to give back to the community.
I was born
in Niagara Falls and have lived in Lewiston for the past 16 years. I am a
graduate of Lewiston-Porter, class of 2013. Outside of work I have many hobbies
and interests. I am currently in my senior year at Niagara University. I major
in political science. After NU I will attend law school. I also really enjoy playing
golf and tennis. I am widely considered the best at basketball, golf, and
tennis on the staff.
everyone to stop by and check out all the new and exciting programs we have