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.
EUNICE MCSWAIN – SPECIAL EVENT AND PROGRAM SUPERVISOR
Eunice began working for the Town of Cramerton in 2013 as a lifeguard. After working for the department over the years she decided to major in Recreation Management with a concentration of Parks and Recreation at Appalachian State University. She traveled to Australia to study recreation for 6 months while receiving certifications in Pool Operations, Water safety and Lifeguard instruction. Eunice worked for the University Recreation Department as a head lifeguard while also teaching group and private swim lessons to the community. She was chosen to be the Undergraduate Commencement Speaker in December 2018 for the Beaver College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State.
Eunice loved working for Cramerton Parks and Recreation so much she decided to return Full-Time as the Programs and Events supervisor. She oversees events from our Easter Egg Scramble all the way to Breakfast with Santa while spending her summers planning pool events for the department.
Eunice has a passion for the outdoors and in her free time she tries to travel as much as she possibly can. While Australia is the farthest she’s ever traveled she hopes to one-day to backpack around New Zealand.
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.