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Shelley Parham - Director
Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Tee Ball | (706) 795-6271

Shelley is a native of Danielsville, a graduate of Madison County High School in 2007.  She earned her B.S. in Education from the University of Georgia in 2012, majoring in Recreation and Leisure Studies.  Her background in recreation stems from her love of volleyball and many years of coaching.  She has been involved with many aspects of the recreation field such as athletics, programming, special events, and administration.  Shelley has been an active member in both GRPA (Georgia Recreation and Parks Association) and NRPA (National Recreation and Parks Association), and holds many professional certifications: CPRP (Certified Park and Recreation Professional) and CYSA (Certified Youth Sports Administrator).  


 Cindi McElreath - Assistant Director
Athletics | (706) 795-6272

Cindi is a resident of Gainesville, Ga, and is a new member of the MCRD team. Cindi brings knowledge of business with her BBA degree from the University of North Georgia, while having six years of youth athletic experience in Hall County. When Cindi is not working, she spends time finishing her Masters degree in business with an emphasis on sports. Cindi also enjoys spending time with her three dogs, and hanging out with her family.  

Holley Haynes - Administrative Assistant | (706) 795-6270

Holley is a resident and native of Madison County, graduating from Madison County High School in 2018. Holley has been employed by MCRD for six years, and is currently pursuing a B.S. in Recreation and Leisure Services. Holley enjoys her work as she loves working with children, and bringing the community together through sports. Holley's duties here in the office include handling day to day administrative tasks and answering any questions you may have. In her free time, Holley enjoys traveling with her boyfriend, Blake, and her family to watch different dirt track races. She also enjoys fishing, spending time with her friends and family, playing and coaching soccer, and spending time with her dog, Ella. 

Justin Van Wicklen - Program Coordinator
Non-Traditional/Instructional Programs, Summer Camp, Adult Sports | (706) 795-6273

Justin is a resident and native of Athens, graduating from Cedar Shoals High School. He earned a B.S. in Education from the University of Georgia in 2013, majoring in Recreation and Leisure Studies and focusing his studies on camps. Justin recognizes the importance of camps for the personal development of children and youth. He attributes this to attending day and overnight camps himself and from serving as a counselor in both North and South Carolina. Additionally, Justin has background as a Youth Ministry Director in the Presbyterian Church and as an Assistant Park Manager with Georgia State Parks. Justin enjoys most things outdoors--camping, hiking, fishing, and playing golf--and also enjoys attending live music shows.

Anna Woods - Administrative Assistant | (706) 795-6270

Facility & Grounds

Grady Autry - Maintenance Coordinator | (706) 795-6274

Grady has been employed with M.C.R.D. since 1984. He is responsible for the maintenance of all recreation facilities owned, leased, or operated by the Madison County Board of Commissioners. His daily activities include establishing turf management practices, coordinating schedules of projects including renovations or new construction, and preparing fields for events and games.

Bryan Lasseter - Park Maintenance Supervisor | (706) 795-6274

Bryan graduated from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in 1998 with an Associate Degree in Environmental Horticulture. He has more than ten years of turf maintenance experience and has been employed with M.C.R.D. since 2005.

Andrew Lee - Park Attendant | (706) 795-6274

Roman Strickland - Park Attendant | (706) 795-6274