Meet the Gathering Place leadership team
Park Director Tony Moore recently announced the hiring of four individuals to lead Gathering Place as the park progresses.
Steve Terry, Amanda Murphy, Tony Moore, Kirsten Hein and Josh Henderson
Josh Henderson Senior
senior operations officer
Oversees: Daily operations of the park, including all points of guest engagement and guest services, the park’s aesthetical grounds management, safety, security and park maintenance.
Most recently: Henderson was previously the general manager of Myrtle Waves, a 21-acre waterpark in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Moore: “Josh and I are fully aligned in what quality means and what it will take to consistently deliver a safe and repeatable experience for Tulsa. Josh’s presence and competence allows me to sleep well at night.”
Kirsten Hein Senior
senior programming officer
Oversees: Park programming initiatives, including new and innovative programs that will engage and embrace Tulsa’s diverse community.
Most recently: Hein worked for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, where she was responsible for countywide arts programs and events, overseeing program and facility budgets, and managing art partnerships.
Moore: “Not only is Kirsten very experienced in managing a wide range of programming events in major U.S. cities, but she is also a great advocate for the arts and appreciates the impact public art can have on a community and on a park.”
senior marketing officer
Oversees: All marketing initiatives involved in “telling the story” of the park, which includes advertising and community relations.
Most recently: Murphy joins the team from Outward Bound, a nonprofit wilderness education organization, where she served as a marketing director.
Moore: “I can clearly remember meeting Amanda for the very first time and feeling her contagious enthusiasm for the park. I was sure then that she would be the right person to share and market this enthusiasm for A Gathering Place.”
senior culinary officer
Oversees: Food and beverage operations for the park, including its two main restaurants, the coffee and ice cream shops, the food kiosks and the park’s warehouse operations.
Most recently: Terry comes from Sodexo, where he served as district manager over the child nutrition division, among many other departments.
Moore: “Steve is experienced in infusing quality food and ingredients in high-volume food operations. He is a chef as well as an operator with a wide range of experience in the business.”