East County Staff

Recreation Specialist:
Cristen Steele

Email: cristen.steele@montgomerycountymd.gov

Meet Cristen:

Cristen has been with the Department of Recreation for eleven years. She has worked in many different divisions within the department including sports, centers, teens and camps. Cristen attended both East Carolina University and University of Maryland, University College majoring in Athletic Training with minors in School Health Education and Social Science. Cristen brings over 14 years of experience in childcare, education and recreation having been with the department seasonally since 2004 and working for three years with Prince George's County Public Schools as a para-educator.

Cristen was raised in Montgomery County and is a graduate of Paint Branch High School. She participated in Club Adventure, Club Friday, Summer Fun Centers and many other programs as a child at the East County, Praisner and Good Hope Community Recreation Centers. Cristen loves spending time with her family and friends, especially her son Micah. She enjoys arts and crafts, music and spending time at the beach.

Recreation Coordinator: Elizabeth Coffman

Email: Elizabeth.Coffman@montgomerycountymd.gov

Meet Beth:

Beth Coffman joined the Department of Recreation in May 2015. She started as a seasonal staff at Damascus Senior Center and in 2017 began working as a Recreation Coordinator at Potomac Community Center. After two years, she transitioned to her current role of Recreation Coordinator at East County Community Center.

Born and raised in Montgomery County, Beth is a graduate of Rockville High School. After completing high school, she went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Family Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. Beth resides in Rockville and enjoys spending time outdoors and with her family.