Lake Recreation Manager

Kira joined Lake Jennings in December 2014, and was a welcome addition bringing with her a solid recreation management background. Her most recent position prior to her arrival at the lake was as the Athletic Director at The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe. She is an East County native, with a degree in Communication from San Diego State, and is a Certified Park and Recreation Executive. You’ll spot her around the campground and lake wearing a smile and her pink steel-toed boots that Earl picked out for her.


Recreation Coordinator

Sherry joined the lake as our Recreation Coordinator in October of 2019 after working in both animal welfare and community recreation. She studied Recreation Management and Wildlife Biology at the University of Vermont. She joined the team at Lake Jennings to share her love of water and wildlife with the public. One of her favorite things about the lake is driving into the campground on Saturday mornings to the smell of bacon and coffee over the campfire! On the weekends, she splits her time between the campground and the lake. She looks forward to bringing more fun events to Lake Jennings!


Maintenance Ranger

Ranger Tim has worked at Lake Jennings since May 2010. He is our resident tractor expert, and is excellent at felling trees. You can find him in and around the campground while working, and even camping on the weekends for fun. Tim gave up his job as a transportation manager for a nationwide distribution company to come back to nature. He loved camping and fishing at the lake and turned that love into a career!


Maintenance Ranger

Ray joined us here at Lake Jennings in June 2020. For 25 years, Ray was the owner of the Dub Spot Custom V.W. & Porsche Shop. He also worked at the Green Door Café in La Jolla. He is currently coaching for the Mountain Warriors Baseball Club in East County. You may see Ray driving the dump truck around waving at everyone he sees. Ray enjoys that the lake is a “get away” in the city. Everyone here is happy to be here and that makes him feel good about being here.


Maintenance Ranger

Bryce became a part of the Lake Jennings crew in January 2021. He attended Texas A&M University for business administration and comes to us after spending a decade in Uganda working as executive director and operations manager for the John 4:14 Foundation. Near the end of 2020, Bryce moved out to San Diego with his wife and daughter and decided to take a job at the lake. Bryce loves the lake because it reminds him of the summer days he spent skiing and tubing on the lake with his family while growing up. Here at the reservoir, his favorite things to do are watching the bald eagles, fishing, and camping!


Assistant Maintenance Ranger

Glenn joined our team as an assistant maintenance ranger in December 2021. Coming to us with a wide range of experience, Glenn grew up farming in the Midwest, dedicated twenty years to engineering in the U.S. Navy, and worked many years in commercial construction. Glenn loves the lake because it is a great place to get away from the big city without having to travel a long way. Depending on the weather, Glenn enjoys hiking or lounging in the shade and enjoying the views!


Assistant Maintenance Ranger

In August of 2020 Ben took a job as a Dockhand at the lake, and now works over at the campground as Assistant Maintenance Ranger.

“The lake is nice and nature is rad” -Ben


Office Assistant

Michelle joined us out here at Lake Jennings in May 2021. She is a student at San Diego State University, where she is working on her degree in Chemistry and Environmental Science. She has also worked at Janet’s Montana Cafe and The Truck Shop for the past three years before joining our team. Michelle loves night fishing, going for walks, and driving the boats out here at Lake Jennings!


Guest Service Associate

Michaela joined the campground crew in July 2021 as Guest Service Associate. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at San Diego State University, and is a foodie that loves discovering great restaurants in her free time. Michaela loves being at Lake Jennings because the atmosphere is very lighthearted and everyone has a good time out here. You’ll find her driving around the campground in her golf cart soaking in the beautiful views and making deliveries to our campers!


Assistant Recreation Ranger

Danielle started at Lake Jennings as an Assistant Recreation Ranger in October 2021. Before moving from Ventura to San Diego, Danielle studied math and geology at Ventura College and spent many years working for the Boy Scouts of America as a venturing advisor, archery range master, and a camp advisor. She loves the lake because she gets the chance to meet new people with interesting stories and swap great fishing advice! At the lake, Danielle enjoys early sunrises in the morning and trout fishing on her days off. You can usually find her in Siesta Cove, most likely with a few trout on a stringer!


Assistant Recreation Ranger

Mark is an east county native and started working as an Assistant Recreation Ranger in October 2021. He studied to be an air traffic controller at Grossmont Junior College, but retired from the USPS after 25 years. Mark enjoys engaging fishermen and the beautiful scenery at the lake. His favorite hobby is golf, but he also enjoys playing billiards, time with friends, and every once in a while fishing.


Assistant Recreation Ranger

Cole joined the Lake Jennings team in October 2021. Cole is a student at Grossmont College and has joined us from his previous occupation as a valet driver at Four Points Little Italy. Cole loves anything and everything that has to do with the outdoors, so it’s safe to say you’ll probably find him up at the bait shop and running around the lake side!


Assistant Recreation Ranger

Nathaniel has been with Lake Jennings since 2020. He was promoted from Dockhand to Assistant Recreation Ranger in February 2022. He enjoys fishing and the beauty of the lake. He says, it’s so serene being at the lake, you could just take a nap while enjoying the view. Nathaniel finished high school in 2019 and is interested in a future in biology.



Fidel joined the Lake Jennings team in August of 2020. He enjoys spending time outdoors and when he is not outside, he is studying for his bachelors degree in public administration at San Diego State University. He wants to spend his future helping people in the community and he is starting right here at the lake!



Before joining us in June 2021, Andrew worked for SolarTech and a local after school program. He loves the peaceful nature of the lake and enjoys fishing and walking the trails, and appreciates how friendly and helpful the Lake Jennings team is.



Ian joined the LJ team in June of 2022. He was previously a baseball umpire and has also worked at Target, Costco, and a few other retail stores. Ian loves the lake because it is very green, pretty, and secluded away from the city. He mostly enjoys talking to the fishermen and driving the barge out on the lake.



Stephen was brought onto the team in July 2022 as a dockhand. A San Diego native, Stephen attended Valhalla High School and graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in criminal justice administration some years after. He has worked in federal law enforcement for the last 22 years, making sure to make time for Star Trek and bowling in the meantime. Stephen loves the lake because it is very relaxing and quiet, and has many birds to observe.  Around the lake, Stephen likes to help customers and listen to their stories. If you see Stephen around, don’t be afraid to say hi!



Jesse was hired as a Dockhand at the lake in October 2021. He is currently enrolled at Cuyamaca College studying water treatment, which is what attracted him to a position at Lake Jennings. Previously he worked at the California Conservation Corps. When he’s not at the lake or school, he enjoys reading and hiking.


Campground Host

Christine has been working here at Lake Jennings since January 2020. She is one of our campground volunteers. Her background is in education. She has taught for 19 years and loves it. For the last 10 years, she has continued to teach part time Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). What she loves about being at the lake is its peacefulness and year round activities. There is an abundance of wildlife to watch! She enjoys fishing, hiking, bird watching and meeting interesting people.


Campground Host

Mike started in June 2020 as a Park Host here at Lake Jennings. Mike went to school at Mt. Miguel and studied R.O.P. Plastics. He has been coming to Lake Jennings since he was a child and enjoys how relaxing it is here. He also enjoys fishing as a favorite pastime.


Campground Host

Jessica joined the Lake Jennings team in October 2021. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in liberal studies and is well on her way to receiving her teaching credential. Jessica has worked for the Cajon Valley School District for seventeen years and continues to do so while also helping out at the campground. She loves the lake because there is so much to do in such a relaxing atmosphere. She enjoys hiking, watching the wildlife, and meeting new people. If you see Jessica around the campground, don’t be afraid to say hello!


Campground Host

John grew up around the Great Lakes region and spent another 25 years in the Ozarks, learning to appreciate our waterways from a young age. John began working at the lake in March of 2022. Before joining our Lake Jennings team, John worked in commercial ground transportation owning his own charter bus company as well as managing property out in Missouri. John loves the lake because it reminds him of the lake he grew up around, but without all the cold and ice! He is happy to be back in Southern California and to be able to help out at Lake Jennings.

Bud, Retiree

Former Assistant Recreation Ranger

Bud was a Lake Jennings staple. He worked at the lake part time for over 30 years. He also worked in publishing with the Union Tribune for 20 years and spent some time working in ship yards and on aircraft before that. He was a San Diego local who attended SDSU and studied political science and biology. He deeply loved the lake because of the rewarding experience it brings to all. He enjoyed teaching others to respect nature and explaining different techniques and bait for catching fish! Bud passed away in 2022. He will be sorely missed by many.

Earl, Retiree

Former Maintenance Ranger

Earl is known for his jolly personality and rainbow suspenders, you couldn’t miss him around the campground! He is a former volunteer firefighter with the Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District, with 14 years of experience as a Ranger at Lake Cuyamaca where he served as Reservoir Keeper. He was with Lake Jennings from December 2008 to April 2021, and was a Senior Chief in the U.S. Navy in his younger days. Earl’s legacy and shining personality lives on at Lake Jennings Campground through his rainbow bench as colorful as the man himself–come check it out!