OUR TOP-NOTCH STAFF
Director of Parks and Recreation
I grew up playing all sorts of things. I played baseball, football, lacrosse, pole vaulted and was into skateboarding, rock climbing, mountain biking and even gymnastics. Recreation helped me discover who I am by giving me ways to participate in a wide variety of team and individual sports. My time spent recreating as a child is still a big part of who I am today. Recreation taught me how to have fun mastering new skills, how to work on a team, and how to use competition to improve myself.
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Recreation & Aging Programs Manager
Franklin County Parks & Recreation has taught me so many things. First of all, as a child I participated in recreational soccer, softball, and baton lessons. At Franklin County High School I continued as a softball player, tennis player and played trumpet in the marching band. At Ferrum College I was recruited for tennis and softball but only chose to play softball. As a teenager I scored basketball games and directed summer day camps through Parks & Recreation. Currently, I have been a full time employee for 20 years and enjoy every minute of it. Parks & Recreation has taught me to try new things, be a team player, work hard but PLAY harder!
Contact Marcia Cramblitt- firstname.lastname@example.org
Athletics & Aquatics Manager
Youth Sports provides an opportunity to bring out positive qualities in our kids. I remember my first rec coach, James Perdue. I don't remember if we won any championships, but I do remember that when it was my first chance to bat, he was encouraging and gave me the confidence I needed to step up to the plate and have fun. The best coaches are out there giving kids confidence, teaching life lessons, having fun and encouraging a lifelong love of all things recreation. I am thankful to grow up in this community and have the opportunity, with this position, to help give that experience to kids in Franklin County.
Contact Nikki Custer- email@example.com
Parks Systems Manager
Raised in Franklin County, I had the opportunity to play sports for many years. During my time in rec. league, various coaches helped instill in me a strong pride for sporting competition. Sports and Boys Scouts, helped teach me the importance of teamwork, leadership and having fun. Several career paths eventually led me to Parks and Recreation where I can directly affect the lives of kids and families through sports and outdoor recreation activities. Without these opportunities, many kids miss out on valuable life lessons that will go with them the rest of their lives. Franklin County is a great place to get outside and enjoy what Parks & Recreation has to offer!
Contact Ben Newbill- firstname.lastname@example.org
Outdoor Recreation Manager
Team sports taught me so much from the age of 5 until I was 16. Soccer and baseball were where I felt most at home, however the solitude of the woods eventually won my heart. Rock climbing, mountain biking and camping allowed me to view creation through a new lens. I am so thankful that Parks & Recreation values both team sports and outdoor recreation providing opportunities for all of our residents to enjoy. Let’s get out there and PLAY!
Contact Matt Ross- email@example.com
Having played rec. sports growing up, I learned that you don’t necessarily have to win the game to actually win. You can have success in a game and still have a losing score. Always strive to improve whether it is in a sports game or in everyday life. Learning and progressing towards growth in every avenue of life will lead to success.
Contact Sarah Holley- firstname.lastname@example.org
Growing up in Parks & Recreation has taught me many things throughout my life. First and foremost it has taught me working as a team can accomplish anything. While not only teaching me teamwork, it has also bestowed self confidence in myself to accomplish any task not matter what size. While self confidence and teamwork are keys to any success, effort is the spark that keeps any well balanced team moving forward together. While these assets are just a few of the key ingredients I have acquired of the many years of participating in Parks & Rec. programs I feel it’s a necessity to the quality of life. Whether it’s a program you participate in or a local event you attend I encourage everyone to get involved in your local Parks & Rec, as we all continue to grow!
Contact Zack Brooks- email@example.com
Aging Services Specialist
Parks and Recreation has been always been very special in my life; the programs allowed me to learn new skills, spend time with friends, and explore the outdoors. The experiences and lessons learned were important then, and continue to be important in my life. I am glad I am able to be a part of the Parks and Recreation team here in Franklin County.
Contact Flo Brown- firstname.lastname@example.org
Aging Services Transportation Coordinator
Parks and Recreation offers many useful activities and resources for the residents of Franklin County. Some are just fun, others are both fun and healthy. It also offers opportunities for socialization, making new friends and trying new activities. Parks and Recreation contributes to making our lives more fulfilling.
Contact Leon Roberson-540-483-9238
Growing up in Franklin County, my father was a small contractor and handy man. He taught me many skills which were built upon during college courses in the field of maintenance.I have been blessed to have a park very close to my home and now have the pleasure of working in the maintenance department. I am privileged to help make our parks enjoyable for the community for years to come.
Contact Brad Osgood-
I’ve been working for Parks & Recreation for 5 years and take pride in making our parks and sports fields look beautiful for our community to enjoy. I played community baseball and football when I was younger, this later evolved into what is now called rec. league. Both team sports and farming have given me valuable skills that continue to shape who I am today.
Contact Ricky Martin- 540-483-9293
Being from Franklin County I grew up understanding the value that our parks have on our community. I’ve always loved being outside; hunting, fishing, camping, and after three years of working for Parks and Recreation I want to ensure that parks continue to be available for our community for many years to come.
Contact Greg Keller- 540-483-9293
Waid Park is what I consider to be one of the least known treasures in Virginia. This park has it all and I am proud to be able to pour myself into making this park even better. I enjoy disc golf, hiking, canoeing, and fishing and am glad to live and work in a place that makes all of these opportunities available for our community to enjoy.
Contact Greg Clemons- 540-483-8024
Growing up in Franklin County I came to know recreation league sports quickly. At the age of 5 I began playing team sports. This taught me many values that until I grew older I couldn’t fully comprehend. Now working at Waid Recreation Park I am pleased and humbled to be able to provide the same services that I once utilized 25 years ago. Providing facilities and green space that offers so many diverse activities for our residents means so much to me.
Contact Zach Sink- 540-493-9293
Arnold Dillon Jr.
I have been a part of Franklin County Parks and Recreation for over 40 years. At the age of 8 years old, I played Basketball and I loved it, which lead me to also playing Baseball and Football. In my teenage years, I got into coaching and coached the same three sports. I enjoyed coaching so much that I accepted a position at Franklin County High School as a Varsity Football Coach and coached there for 6 years.Currently, I have been an employee for Franklin County Parks and Recreation for over 18 years. Franklin County Parks and Recreation has taught me to be a team player. It has also taught me to keep practicing because as with anything else you do, with practice comes much improvement.
Contact Arnold Dillon- 540-483-9293