Meet the Staff
Jim Spina, Director of Parks and Recreation
Jim was born and raised in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York and served 31 years as a Director of Recreation for the communities of Waterloo and Seneca Falls. Jim has been married to his wife, Deb, for 35 years and they have two grown daughters, Kristy and Steph, who reside in the Greater Charlotte area.
In his spare time, Jim enjoys golf, spending quality time with his family, traveling whenever and wherever possible and trying to keep up with his canine companions Toby and Oliver.
His favorite thing about working for Harrisburg Parks & Recreation is the Team’s knowledge, dedication and commitment to excellence as well as the authentic “We are Family” feel they bring to the office every day!
Jim also enjoys listening to music, watching movies, and diving into a good book. But mostly, he enjoys College Football and bleeds orange for Clemson Football! Go Tigers!
Shawn Marble, Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation
Shawn has been married for 8 years to her husband, Colten. They have one beautiful and curious daughter who just turned 6. Family always comes first to Shawn. She is happiest when spending time with her husband, daughter, their dog Rosie and any of her family and friends! Shawn is a proud graduate of NC State University.
In her spare time, Shawn enjoys cooking, taking her daughter on new adventures, playing games and walking. She also enjoys decorating their home and dreaming up home projects that may or may never happen!
Her favorite thing about working for Harrisburg Parks and Recreation is the people she works with. Shawn has been with the Town almost 12 years. She considers her co-workers her friends and they make her job fun! She also enjoys the relationships she has developed with members of the community and seeing folks enjoying the events, programs and activities the department organizes.
Shawn enjoys being a mother first and foremost and enjoys taking care of the ones she loves. She is an organizer by nature and this career allows here to do what she is innately good at!
Ken Baucom, Parks and Facilities Superintendent
Erin Kegley-Parris, Recreation Manager
Erin is a sports fanatic who loves dogs and is a Disney Princess at heart. She started her passion for sports at a young age dreaming of being a professional baseball player but instead became a Collegiate Softball Player at Charleston Southern University and LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT! Through her life’s journey, she has grown to LOVE Duke basketball (Mike Kirby and I do not see eye to eye on that). She is so grateful to have found the career of my dreams and is proud to call herself a parks and recreation professional.
In her spare time, Erin loves to work out, hang out with her family, friends and their four-legged fur babies, and try to play golf!
Her favorite thing about working for Harrisburg Parks and Recreation is being able to provide great events and sports leagues to a community where she grew up...well, just down the road from Harrisburg. Also, her co-workers are like her family and make work a fun place to be!
Erin also loves the St. Louis Cardinals, putting puzzles together and traveling to her favorite cities or new cities whenever she has the chance!
Mike Kirby, Recreation Coordinator
Mike has been married to his wife, Julie, for 25 years. They have two children, Grace (21) and Bennett (19) who both attend Liberty University.
In his spare time, Mike enjoys golf and Motocross.
His favorite thing about working for Harrisburg Parks and Recreation is interacting with the children of our community through our athletic program.
Mike also enjoys reading, bowling and water polo! ;)
George South, Jr, Recreation Coordinator
McKenzie Burleson, Events Coordinator
McKenzie is from Albemarle, NC. She earned her degree in Recreation from Wingate University.
In her spare time, McKenzie enjoys exercising, reading a good book and spending time with her family and friends!
McKenzie's favorite thing about working for Harrisburg Parks and Recreation is being able to work with such a great team and provide opportunities and events that bring the Harrisburg Community together!
Kathleen Greene, Administrative Support Specialist
Matt Miller, Facilities Maintenance Supervisor
Garrison Quay, Facilities Maintenance Specialist
Chad Thinnes, Facilities Maintenance Specialist
Chad is 37 years old and is married with two children.
He enjoys hanging out with his family.
His favorite thing about working for Harrisburg Parks and Recreation is being outside in nature.
Clint Collins, Facilities Maintenance Specialist
Clint loves the outdoors!
He enjoys going off road, hunting and fishing. He also enjoys writing and reading.
His favorite thing about working for Harrisburg Parks and Recreation is experiencing new things.
Jeff Boyer, Facilities Maintenance Specialist
Jeff is a race car driver turned mower driver!
He enjoys going off road, fishing, doing yard working and watching football.
His favorite thing about working for Harrisburg Parks and Recreation is having great co-workers.