Staff Directory

Staff Directory


Brian Dulgar


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A graduate of Sacramento State with a B.A. in Business Marketing, Brian has been a part of the Aquatic Center for over 38 years.  With his passion in aquatic and boating activities, he helped build the popular wakeboard/water ski programs available at the Aquatic Center today.


Cindi Dulgar

Associate Director

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Cindi is a graduate of Sacramento State with a B.S.  in Recreation Administration and completed her Master’s at Sacramento State in 2005. Cindi helped to jump start the water ski program, summer camp and special events to full scale in 1984.


Heather Wilhelmi

Operations Manager

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Heather attended California State University, Chico where she was a Recreation Administration major.  Heather’s love of Aquatics started at an early age as she has been a competitive water skier since age of eight.  At 17 she was ranked 16th in the world for the slalom event. 


Bob Whitford

Facilities and Safety Manager

Bob Whitford Profile

After more than eight years with Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, Inc./Nathan Benderson Park, in Florida Bob Whitford, returned  to Lake Natoma and the Sacramento State Aquatic Center to fill the role of Sac State Aquatic Center facilities manager. Whitford previously served as the rowing manager and facilities manager at Sacramento State for 23 years. Bob is a  Newport Beach, California, native attended Orange Coast College, the University of California, Berkeley, and graduated from the University of California, Irvine.


Kyle Kiaski

Facilities Technician & Boating Safety Instructor

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Kyle graduated from Sacramento State with a B.S. in Criminal Justice.  As a student he was introduced to the Aquatic Center through the Sacramento State Wakeboard Team in 2006,  by 2008 Kyle had joined the Aquatic Center as a wakeboard/waterski instructor.


Samantha Walker

Youth Programs Supervisor

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Samantha graduated from Sacramento State cum laud with a B.A. in Mathematics and is currently teaching during the school year.  Upon moving to the Sacramento area, Samantha joined the Sac State Women’s Rowing team fall 2015 and fell in love with rowing and the Aquatic Center


Sarah Puddicombe

Capital Crew Varsity Women Head Coach

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A three-time All-American and Division II NCAA champion, Sarah Puddicombe returns home as Head Coach of the Varsity Women’s squad of Capital Crew. Sarah comes back  to the Aquatic center after serving as the Associate Head Coach of the Cal Women’s rowing team at the University of California.


Haley York

Capital Crew Novice Women Head Coach

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Haley graduated from UMass with a BFA in Studio Art with a focus in painting.  She started her rowing career her at Capital Crew during her freshman year and went on to row the next 3 years of high school under the tutelage of Coach Chris Manibusan.