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Contact Information

Executive Team







Sonya Shaw
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Director







Rob Smith
Assistant Director



Jack Baldwin
Recreation Center and Programs Manager



Torrey Blackmar
Recreation Center and Programs Manager


Debbie Dunn
Cultural Arts and Events Manager


Katie Lockhart Spencer
Outdoor Education and Parks Manager


Contact Information

Administrative Office   919.773.4442
Avery Street Recreation Center Annex
Garner Performing Arts Center  919.661.4602
Garner Senior Center
Lake Benson Boathouse  919.662.5703
White Deer Park Nature Center  919.661.6982
Program Activity Hotline  919.662.5043


Sonya Shaw, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Director,
919.773.4442 or sshaw@garnernc.gov
Rob Smith, Parks, Assistant Director,
919.773.4438 rsmith@garnernc.gov

Adult and Senior

Torrey Blackmar, Recreation Center and Programs Manager,
919.661.6890 or tblackmar@garnernc.gov

Nancy Hulbert, Recreation and Programs Assistant Manager,
919.661.6893 or nhulbert@garnernc.gov

Cultural Arts and Events

Debbie Dunn, Cultural Arts and Events Manager,
919.661.6972 or ddunn@garnernc.gov
Jonathan Shearin, Theatre Services and Marketing Supervisor,
919.661.6988 or jshearin@garnernc.gov

Megan Thornton
, Marketing Coordinator,
919.661.6985 or mthornton@garnernc.gov

Brittany Washington, Events Coordinator,
919.773.4441 or bwashington@garnernc.gov

Outdoor and Adventure

Katie Spencer, Outdoor Education and Parks Manager,
919.661.6892 or kspencer@garnernc.gov

Youth and Athletics

Jack Baldwin, Recreation Center and Programs Manager,
919.890.7301 or jbaldwin@garnernc.gov

Victor Davis, Recreation Activities Specialist,

919.661.6987 or vdavis@garnernc.gov

Sara Shaw, Recreation Program Specialist,
919.662.5051 or scshaw@garnernc.gov

Marcelle Williams
, Recreation Program Supervisor,
919.773.4457 or mwilliams@garnernc.gov

Garner PRCR Organizational Chart