“I am excited to come to Lynchburg, not only for the opportunity to be back full-time in athletics and aquatics, but the chance to build new relationships, get to meet new people, and an overall change of scenery. I have a few family friends close by in the Central Virginia area. I’ve been to Lynchburg a few times before and I’d always enjoyed myself. For me, this a win-win–to do be able to live somewhere new that caters more to my lifestyle, while also continuing in a field that I am passionate about.”

Things to know about me:
  • Started working for Lynchburg Parks and Recreation in February 2021
  • HUGE Philadelphia Eagles fan
  • I have a Doberman Pinscher, his name is Ace
  • I love the outdoors–fishing, hunting, riding 4-wheelers
  • I enjoy live music and concerts
  • I picked up more reading as of recently due to the pandemic
  • I like to cook and grill out
  • I’m really laid back…I don’t like attention or the spot light shined on me



Phone: 434-455-5882
Email: avery.watkins@lynchburgva.gov