How long have you worked with Lynchburg Parks and Recreation?

I began working for Parks and Recreation on April 8, 1987. The office staff forgot The Center Supervisor, Paula Gucker was doing an interview and locked us in the office for an additional hours. So during the interview she would go towards the wall and yell, “Anyone out there?”  I knew that was unusually and a sign that this place was going to be an experience like no other.  

What do you love most about working for Lynchburg Parks and Recreation?

The experience of meeting and working with people. You can never predict what a day will be. It is ever changing.   I feel like my center neighborhood is my community and home is my retreat. Working in the community is part of the heart of Lynchburg. I enjoy being entrusted to provide a safe, resourceful, educational, and social place for youth, adults and seniors.  

What is your favorite park and/or trail?

My favorite park is Peaksview. My favorite trail is Percival’s Island.  

What is your favorite Lynchburg Parks and Recreation memory?

Which do I pick? The renewal/renovation project of Diamond Hill Center; when Ralph Sampson offered basketball clinics and when the Community Centers would hold center/city wide tournaments. I am still the woman’s Ping Pong champion.  


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