What are your job responsibilities at Tucker Recreation Center?
I am a Recreational Assistant, helping with programs and other day-to-day operations at the Rec Center.
How long have you worked at Tucker Rec?
I’ve been with Tucker for approximately two-and-a-half years.
What are your favorite aspects of the job?
I enjoy working with kids through youth sports. I also enjoy the great coworkers here in Tucker.
Tell us about your background in recreation…?
I started coaching in 1995. I started with football first, then I began coaching basketball and baseball. Before I worked at the Tucker Parks and Recreation Department, I spent five years with Parks and Recreation in the City of Doraville.
You must be a pretty big sports fan. Who are some of your favorite teams?
My favorite college basketball team is the University of North Carolina Tarheels. In baseball, I pull for the World Champion Atlanta Braves. The Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Falcons are my teams in football. On the hardwood I am a huge Atlanta Hawks supporter.
What is the best sporting event you’ve ever seen or been to?
The best game I’ve ever been to was the Falcons’ playoff game versus the 49ers during their first Super Bowl run.
Aside from recreation, what are some of the things you like to do in your free time?
Any free time I have, I spend with my grandkids. I have 11 grandkids in total.
What is your proudest accomplishment in life?
My proudest moments are the birth of my children and grandchildren. I am also proud of having served four years in the U.S. Army Military Police back in the 1980s.