Recreation and Outdoor Activities in Portola Valley, a Unique Community

Ladera Recreation District 150 Andeta Way. Portola Valley. CA 94028 650-854-3242 
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Di Gow is the General Manager of the LRD.

Di Gow

Di has lived in the Ladera Community  for more than 20 years and has over a decade of volunteer leadership experience at the LRD.  Di has a wealth of knowledge and first hand experience involving tennis, aquatics and fitness programming.  Di has been an active tennis player for over 20 years and served many years as a USTA Captain.  In addition, she has many years of Ladera Dolphin’s experience serving as the lead coordinator for the swim team (managing hundreds of children and their parents).  She has a deep understanding of the operational aspects of the LRD having served on the LRD Board of Directors serving several years as Board President. One of Di’s passions is recreational programming and social event management and she has helped coordinate, plan and run numerous activities at LRD helping to build Ladera into a strong and vibrant community.

Di has a BS degree in Recreation Administration from the University of New Hampshire and a JD from Santa Clara University. 

Di and her husband, Glenn Gow have lived in the Ladera Community for over 20 years and have raised two children,Christopher and Alex.  She looks forward to seeing you soon at LRD.

Steve Marra is the Assistant Manger at the LRD

Steve has lived in Portola Valley for more than 20 plus years. Steve is an endurance athlete who competes in ultra marathons and ultra cycling events. Steve is also a fundraiser for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.   Steve is a swim instructor and has worked with flight attendants requiring over water certification, competitive swimmers and candidates for special forces. Steve comes to us from Silicon Valley where he was a vice president of marketing in many startup companies as well as established software companies.  Steve is a licensed instrument rated pilot and has a BA in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts. Steve and his wife Andrea live in Portola Valley with their two teenage daughters Kate and Julia. 



Contact Information for Management:


Di Gow
(650) 575-8779
mail@lrdrec.com