Kira

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.


Sherry

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!


Tim

Maintenance Ranger

Tim has now been a Lake Jennings Ranger for nine years. 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 the lake, and realized it could be a career!


Ray

Maintenance Ranger

Ray joined us here at Lake Jennings in June 2020. He is excited to be here working at the lake as Maintenance Ranger. Ray worked 25 years as 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.


Bryce

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!


Glenn

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!


Ben

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


Ruby

Assistant Maintenance Ranger

Ruby joins us from Humboldt State University. She is transferring to SDSU to finish her degree in Environmental Engineering. She has been a plumbers apprentice, laborer for Bycor General Contractors, and a maintenance technician with AirPros. She loves that at Lake Jennings there are views from everywhere! She particularly likes the early morning view from the dam.


Michelle

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!


LeeAnn

Guest Service Associate

LeeAnn is a third-generation East County native—her grandfather owned a market and butcher shop located on Main Street, El Cajon in the 1930’s and her father ran an El Cajon music store for 30 years. She has certification in horticulture and business, and previously worked as a live nursery specialist & at the Hemet Unified School District and Four Seasons Candy before joining us at Lake Jennings in October 2020. LeeAnn’s favorite thing about the lake is the water as it shines when the sun comes up, and she loves fishing and being out on the trails.


Michaela

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!


Danielle

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!


Mark

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.


Cole

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!


Nathaniel

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

Dockhand

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!


Andrew

Dockhand

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.


Jesse

Dockhand

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.


Christine

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.


Mike

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.


Jessica

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!


John

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

Assistant Recreation Ranger

Bud is a Lake Jennings staple. He has been working at the lake part time for over 30 years. He worked in publishing with the Union Tribune for 20 years and spent some time working in ship yards and on aircraft before that. He is a San Diego local who attended SDSU and studied political science and biology. He loves the lake because of the rewarding experience it brings to all. He enjoys encouraging a deep respect for nature, teaching knot tying and explaining different techniques and bait for catching fish!


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!