Facilities Staff

Professional Staff

    Todd Hammonds

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    Associate Director of Facilities and Operations

    tmhammon@ucsc.edu
    831-459-4378 (phone)
    831-459-4070 (fax)
    Todd is originally from Evansville, IN.; Before attending Indiana University he spent almost 5 years on active-duty in the US Coast Guard. Todd earned both of his bachelor's and master's degrees in Kinesiology from Indiana University. He has been working here at OPERS for a 6 1/2 years, and truly likes the OPERS work environment. When he is not in his office, you can find him playing basketball, golf, biking, gardening, or just relaxing at home with his wife Eve and son Alex.

  • Marcus Wirth

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    Event Coordinator

    mwirth@ucsc.edu
    831-459-4159
    Marcus began working for OPERS in November of 2013.  Originally from Indiana, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Sports Communication from Indiana University and completed his Master's Degree in Kinesiology at St. Mary's (CA) College. Marcus oversees  all facility request and reservations.  He also serves as Game Day Manager for all home NCAA Athletic contests.  His prior work experiences include Indiana University, University of California-Berkeley, St. Mary's College (CA), Southern Methodist University, NBC Sports, and the Oakland Raiders.

  • Wesley Howell

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    Facilities and Operations Supervisor

    wghowell@ucsc.edu
    831-502-7279
    Wesley was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana. He attended Indiana University for his undergraduate in Communications and the University of Central Florida for his Masters in Education. He is in his first year at OPERS and loves UCSC and the city of Santa Cruz. Wesley oversees the day-to-day operations of the OPERS facilities and supervises the student staff.  Previously, Wesley has worked at Indiana University, University of Central Florida, North Carolina State, Franklin (IN) College, and Butler University.  His hobbies include basketball, biking, weight training, and attending concerts.

  • Michael Smith

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    Head of Maintenance

    mipsmith@ucsc.edu
    831-459-4128
    Michael is an alum of UCSC with a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Studies with a focus in Sustainability Food System and Agro-ecologoy.  Mike competed for the UCSC Men's Swimming and Diving Team in the 50 and 100 yards freestyle and butterfly events.  Mike started working at OPERS as a student employee four years ago in the maintenance department and now works full time as the Head of Maintenance overseeing all the maintenance, repairs and upkeep of all OPERS facilities.

  • Stewart Brown

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    Maintenance Lead

    sebrown@ucsc.edu
    831-459-3230

    Stu has worked for 13 years at UCSC, he maintains the OPERS Aquatic Complex and fitness equipment in Wellness Center.  Additionally, Stu maintains the proper upkeep and maintenance of the Recreation vans and trailers.  Stu is also the Lead Maintenance worker on Projects and provides support for special events.


  • Lourdes Escalante

  • Senior Custodian

    lourdese@ucsc.edu