Employee Spotlight


Katie Cavanaugh

Katie Cavanaugh

Arlington Heights

What is your job at the Park District?
Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer

How long have you worked for the Park District?
12 years

What is your favorite part about working at the Park District?
I enjoy working at the Fitness Center mostly due to the staff.  There is great team work in the department.  It’s a very relaxed and easy going atmosphere.

What is something interesting about you that most people do not know?
I volunteer with the Cook County Forest Preserve, doing frog monitoring.

What is your favorite thing to do outside of work?
Swimming and biking with my long-time friends Bruce and Paul.

What is your favorite TV show of all time?
The Big Bang Theory

Quote from Katie's supervisor:
“Katie is a long time employee at the Fitness Center, who teaches aqua classes, and is a personal trainer in the pool and on land.  Her niche is definitely helping clients with orthopedic issues.  She has both the knowledge and experience to be patient with her clients.  Katie is the type of employee that will always help when she can by covering a fellow employee on the fitness floor, or subbing a class.  We appreciate all she has done for the Fitness Center and our members over the years, and love to be able to recognize her as a special person and employee of the Park District.” Debra Saper, Fitness Manager