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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, 2024

Golden State Warriors Community Foundation & Salesforce partner with Playworks ›

We extend our deepest appreciation to the Warriors Community Foundation and Salesforce for their invaluable partnership during the 2023-2024 school year. Their continued support has been instrumental in advancing our…

January 24, 2024

Indoor Recess Transition Plan ›

From snow and cold to rain, smog, and everything in between, weather can throw a wrench in your outdoor recess plans. When inclement weather strikes, transitioning to indoor play can…

December 18, 2023

Playworks recognized as a NYSS Champion ›

Playworks becomes an NYSS Champion Playworks is pleased to be recognized by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services…