MEET THE TEAM

Kathy McKenna

Executive Director

Kathy is a 1993 graduate of Marshall University with a BBA Degree in Finance. She has worked for the GHPRD since 1992. In addition to serving as the Executive Director of GHPRD, Kathy serves in the capacity of Human Resources Director and Finance Director for the Park District and is involved in all employee relations, insurance, handles all things financial and many other aspects of the Park District Management and Administration.  
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Mary Ann Haldeman

Maintenance Superintendent

Mary Ann Haldeman is the GHPRD’S Maintenance Superintendent and has worked her way up through the ranks since joining the team in 1996 as an Activities Coordinator. Mary Ann schedules and coordinates the daily work tasks for the entire Parks Maintenance Division as they groom over 1500 acres of property at fourteen Parks and four Cemeteries. She is a Marshall University graduate with a B.S. Degree in Parks & Leisure Services.
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Scott Miller

Maintenance Supervisor

Scott Miller has been with the GHPRD since 1988. He enjoys the outdoors and serving the public and their needs. Through his work, Scott hopes to enable all Park Patrons to have a memorable and enjoyable experience every time they visit our Parks.
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Travis Durham

Parks Manager

Travis Durham has been employed with GHPRD since May 2019. He is a graduate of Marshall University with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources and Recreation Management. His responsibilities include maintenance and management of St. Cloud Commons, Camp Mad Anthony Wayne and other parks in the western district. 

Eldora McCoy

Cemeteries Administrative Manager

Eldora McCoy has been employed by the GHPRD since 1993. She is responsible for all business including sales, burials, record keeping and maintenance operations at Spring Hill, Highland, Guyandotte and Pat’s Branch Cemeteries.
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Lauren Patrick 

Recreation Superintendent

Lauren is a 2014 graduate of Marshall University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Resource and Recreation Management. Lauren heads up Recreational Programming at GHPRD. Lauren is very passionate about the field of Parks and Recreation and is committed to helping provide children everywhere with the resources they need to get out and play! In her spare time Lauren can be found spending time with her husband Cody and tending to her two elderly dachshunds Riley and Layla, her wild Pembroke Welsh Corgi Wallace, and three cats P.J., Arizona, and her rescue cat Boo Boo Kitty. 

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Marie Shannon 

Assistant to the Director & Secretary to the Board

Marie was born and reared in Huntington West Virginia.  Marie relocated back to Huntington and joined the Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District in 2021.  Marie’s expertise is in Corporate Office and Facility Administration.  Marie is an avid gardener and is blessed to work with the beautiful parks in the Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District’s Portfolio. Marie feels blessed to be a part of GHPRD and to be back in Almost Heaven West Virginia. 

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