Team Tucker: Joe Stewart

Team Tucker: Joe Stewart, Tucker Recreation Leader

How long have you lived in Tucker? Joe Stewart
I lived in Tucker from childhood through high school and a couple years out of college. I went to Midvale Elementary, then Henderson Middle (before there was a Tucker Middle) and Tucker High. I played basketball for Coach Hartry (not many minutes, but Coaches Award winner) and played on the golf team (Tiger Award). I also helped start Tucker Habitat for Humanity with my mom.

Where did your passion for Parks and Recreation come from? 
Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation TV show joke). Seriously, though, I love being outside and active. I think recreation time is the most undervalued part of our life and providing opportunities for people to see that is very rewarding.

What do you see as the benefits of having a strong Parks and Recreation Department? 
A strong Parks and Recreation Department means a more connected community and a more active community. That translates to a better standard of living for Tucker.

Five years down the road, how would you like to see Parks and Recreation changed in Tucker? 
To quote the great Dabo Swinney: “The best is the standard”. I expect our Parks Department to be the standard for our state.

What has been the best thing about coming back to work in the town where you grew up? 
Giving back to the people and community who gave me so much.

OFF THE WALL

golfWhat is your favorite sport? 
Basketball when it’s cold, golf when it’s warm

What movie could you watch over and over? Back to the Future

What is one thing your co-workers don’t know about you? I worked a ski season at Keystone resort in Colorado out of college. So, I know how to “shred the gnar” as they say.

You are stranded on a desert island and can only have three things. What are they? Multi-tool (practical), all seasons of The Office and Parks and Recreation (entertainment) and photos of family and friends (inspiration/motivation).

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