ERIC SMALLWOOD – PARKS AND RECREATION DIRECTOR
Eric Smallwood has been in local government parks and recreation in some fashion his entire life. As early as fifteen held various positions from camp counselor to sports official and field supervisor to playground supervisor. Most recently he was the Director for the Town of Harrisburg, NC for over four years. Eric began his career with the City of Asheboro Cultural and Recreation Services Department as the Program Coordinator of Athletics. Eric graduated from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC with a B.S. in Sports Management with a concentration in Justice and Policy Studies. He has also completed the UNC School of Government Municipal and County Administration Course, Leadership Cabarrus and Leadership Gaston, and was part of the inaugural Civic Engagement Leadership Initiative.
Eric has been a member of many community enhancement and planning boards and is also an active member of the National Parks and Recreation Association and the North Carolina Recreation and Parks Association. He is a Master Trail Builder and Certified Parks and Recreation Professional.
In his free time, Eric and his wife enjoy going to the mountains and getting lost in the woods, hiking and paddling. He volunteers at the US National Whitewater Center and with the Carolina Thread Trail. He also enjoys trail running and obstacle course racing and is a 3-time World’s Toughest Mudder finisher.
RACHEL ANDREA – ATHLETIC PROGRAMS SUPERVISOR
Rachel began working for the Town of Cramerton in 2018. She is a Maryland native and has lived in the Charlotte region since 2007. Rachel has been a resident of Cramerton since 2015. She graduated from Roanoke College with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Sociology while playing lacrosse and volleyball. After moving to North Carolina, she continued to play lacrosse and volleyball. She also officiated and coached youth leagues and camps.
Rachel’s major responsibilities include coordinating and supervising youth athletics and sports camps, marketing and advertising the department’s sports programs and camps, and developing and sustaining an adult athletic program. Rachel also assists with Town special events and projects.
Rachel previously served on the Cramerton Community Committee becoming part of the Parks and Recreation Department.
STEPHEN CRAFT – MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR
Stephen Craft has worked for the Town of Cramerton since 1997. He started out as a lifeguard. In 1999 he began his full time career as Gym/Park Maintenance Supervisor. Stephen graduated from South point High School.
Stephen’s major responsibilities include: maintenance of athletic fields, maintenance to all facilities and equipment, oversees community service workers, assists in special events, assists with athletic events and registrations, and assists director when he is absent.
Stephen is married to Amanda, and they have one son, Landon. Stephen enjoys spending time with family and friends and in his spare time he enjoys playing softball and fishing.