JCPR has a small staff of three dedicated outdoor orientated professionals. JCPR usually incorporates Camp Hosts in the campground, and occasionally a volunteer secretary in the office. JCPR annually hosts high school interns as well as an occasional collage intern. Volunteers are used through out the year so if you are interested, please contact us.
All staff members work weekends and are always happy to assist you.
Paul Gatewood,Park Assistant
Paul Gatewood was born and raised in Westport ,IN, graduated from South Decatur High School in 1977.He worked in a factory for 36 years and decided to fulfill his desire to work in an outside environment and started working for IDNR as a park maintenance person. Started working for JCPR in September 2016. He raised 3 children and has 3 grandchildren. His hobbies include camping, fishing, walking and playing with his grandchildren and enjoys sports of all kinds.
Seth Jones,Park Assistant
Seth Jones grew up North Vernon, Indiana. He graduated from Jennings County High School in 1998 and went on to graduate from Indiana University in 2003 with a Bachelor's Degree in General Studies. After college, he worked for CFC Properties in Bloomington, Indiana for 10 years maintaining various commercial and residential properties. In 2012, he decided to move back home to North Vernon. For the first few months back, he worked for Morgan's Lawn Care before taking a position at JCHS as a Library Assistant. He started working for JCPR in August of 2016. In his free time, he likes to stay active by exercising, running, hiking, kayaking, and various other outdoor activities!
Greg Martin,Park Director
Greg first worked for JCPR from 1991 to 1993. After three years in Colorado, Greg came back to the department in 1997. Greg became Park Director in 1998. Greg received his bachelors degree in Forest Resource Management from Purdue University. He is responsible for many upgrades throughout both facilities. He is an avid rock climber, responsible for many of the local boulder problems, and also a weekly trail runner.
Camp Hosts: Tamara Adwell and Lance Murphy