Nicole Rissler

Deputy Director of Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources @ Sarasota County

Nicole earned a BA degree in Sports and Exercise Science from Gettysburg College and then went on to earn her MBA from Lynn University in Boca Raton. She began her career in collegiate coaching as the Head Volleyball Coach at Lynn University. She then returned to Sarasota where she grew up to serve in leadership positions with the Sarasota Family YMCA, Visit Sarasota County, and the American Red Cross.

Now as the Deputy Director of Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources, Nicole combines her passion for sports and recreation with her management experience to provide oversight and leadership to five operational divisions within Sarasota County Park system including over 150 parks, preserves and natural areas.

Nicole lives in Sarasota with her husband Bob who is a member of the Sarasota County Fire Department and her two daughters Taylor and Skylar.