Recreation and Park (RP) Advisory Committee


An advisory committee made up of 20 Recreation and Park professionals and 2 RP students has been in place since 1995, with some changes in members over the years.

This is an excellent group which is qualified, interested in the program, and represents great diversity in terms of areas of leisure services and populations served. Within the larger RP Program Advisory Committee are two sub-committees, one for the therapeutic recreation emphasis and another for the turf management emphasis.

The RP Advisory Committee members represent a relatively diverse mix of professional interests, agencies, geographic locations, ages and gender. Many are graduates of the RP Program.

The RP Advisory Committee Members

Name Title Business
Eric Ascough Recreation Therapist Rivendell Psychiatric Center
Mac Balkman Manager of Park Operations Arkansas State Parks
Cindy Covey Recreation Therapist Little Rock Parks and Recreation
Joel Epperson Park Manager U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Russellville Project Office
Charley Fine Superintendent Country Club of Arkansas
Sarah Keating Naturalist Lake Dardanelle State Park
Tiffany Gagne Student Representative ATU Recreation and Park Majors
Mandy Kuykendall Recreation Therapist Vista Health
Mack Hollis Director Russellville City Parks and Recreation
Adrianne Johnson Student Representative ATU Recreation and Park Majors
Johnny Lindsey Fire Mgmt Office Ozark-St. Francis National Forest

Note. RP Advisory Committee for 2009 - 2010.