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John Quinn
Program Manager

John Quinn is the program manager for Playworks San Francisco and has been with the organization for six years. After graduating from UC Davis, John started as a program coordinator in Alameda, CA. After two strong years in the field, he was promoted to program manager in the East Bay office. Over a three-year span, John supervised coaches in Oakland, Emeryville, Richmond, El Cerrito and Berkeley. An Oakland native, John has shown his dedication to the organization by relocating to San Francisco.
John's favorite game to lead is Capture the Flag and his favorite game to play is 3 Lines Basketball. John’s favorite Playworks memory is traveling with a team of five to Capetown, South Africa for 18 days, to teach children and community leaders games they had never seen as well as to model the Playworks philosophy.

Colby Gordon
Program Manager

Playworks Program Manager Colby Gordon joined the San Francisco office team after completing two years of Americorps service as a program coordinator at Verde Elementary in Richmond, CA and one year as program manager in Philadelphia.  Born and raised in Oakland, CA, Colby has ventured far from home to spread the Playworks vision. He hopes to bring his dedication to play to recess yards all over San Francisco and is excited about introducing Playworks to thousands of new students. It's game time. Play hard!!


More Updates

April 5, 2022

Golden State Warriors Community Foundation & Salesforce partner with Playworks ›

Check out this inspiring video showcasing Playworks Northern California’s continued partnership with the Warriors Community Foundation and Salesforce during the 2021-22 school year. Playworks has delivered safe and healthy play to over 30,000 elementary school children of promise in Northern California this year. We are grateful for their support of this important work!

March 30, 2022

Playworks Celebrates Women’s History Month ›

Playworks Northern California celebrates Women Leaders who have contributed to the Power of 25 years of Play. During this month, meet remarkable female leaders who strive to ensure that every student on the playground feels valued and heard. Throughout Southern California, these women have contributed to empowering students, especially young girls, to get in the…

November 19, 2021

AAA’s Creating Safe Spaces Guide and Lesson Plan ›

In partnership with AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah School Safety Patrol program, we’re proud to share teacher-led and student self-guided digital educational resources for Creating Safe Spaces – an interactive guide for students on how to have courageous conversations. AAA Creating Safe Spaces Overview This lesson is all about students being leaders in creating safe spaces…