About Us

Brian Faucette, CPRP, CPSI, – Director – 336-506-7644

Brian is a native of Graham and graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. He has served the department as Center Supervisor and Program Supervisor before becoming Director.

Vicky Braniff, CPRP – Recreation Center Supervisor – 336-570-6718

Vicky is a native of Pennsylvania where she attended Penn State University before moving to Wilmington and completing her Parks and Recreation Management Degree at UNC-Wilmington.  She came to Graham after serving as Athletics Coordinator and Special Olympics Coordinator for Wilmington Parks and Recreation. Vicky serves on several boards and committees and assists with Alamance/Burlington Senior Games.  In addition, she volunteers for NC Senior Games State Finals serving as a Tennis Event Manager.  Vicky handles the management and supervision of the Graham Recreation Center as well as reservations and rentals for the Recreation Center, Civic Center, South Graham Park and Bill Cooke Park.  To reserve any of these facilities, contact Vicky.

Aaron Davis, CPRP – Program Supervisor – 336-792-1188

Aaron is a native of Illinois and a graduate of Grand View University with degrees in Health Promotion and Sports Management. He joined the Graham Recreation and Parks Dept. as Athletic Supervisor in 2009 and is currently Program Supervisor.   Aaron is responsible for the annual Downtown Graham Ice Skating Rink, Thursday @ Seven Concert Series, Summer Day Camp, and the fitness program. He also teaches the Birdie Ball Golf Camp and Lacrosse clinics. He assists with Alamance/Burlington Senior Games and serves on the many local and statewide committees.

Tel Fehlhafer, CPRP – Athletic Field Supervisor

Tel, known as the “Turf Dr.”, is a native of Illinois and attended the University of Tennessee, with an emphasis in Sports Turf Management.  Tel is responsible for the maintenance and preparation of all the City’s Athletic Fields as well as the Athletic Fields at the Graham Middle School complex.  Tel’s previous work experience includes working as the assistant groundskeeper for a professional baseball organization and was a head golf course superintendent for a semi/private golf course.

Steve Hadden, CPRP – Lake Warden – 919-563-6544

Steve is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science. Before coming to Graham-Mebane Lake, Steve worked for the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. As Warden, Steve manages Lake operations and enforces Lake regulations. Graham-Mebane Lake hosts numerous fishing and ski tournaments throughout the year as well as daily boating and bank fishing.

Kristen Herndon, CPRP, CPO, MS – Program Supervisor – 336-792-1189

Kristen is from Greensboro, NC and received her undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University in Parks and Recreation Administration.  After she graduated from App., Kristen moved out west to Colorado for four years and continued to raft guide on several rivers in the state.  Kristen moved back to North Carolina in 2012 and received her Masters in Parks and Recreation Administration at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.  Currently, she is responsible for the Annual Downtown Graham Pumpkin Bash, Youth Fishing Day, Hall of Fame Banquet, and Movies in the park.  Kristen also does the advertising and marketing for the Graham Recreation and Parks Department.  She assists with Alamance/Burlington Senior Games and serves on many local committees.  If you have any questions on the events mentioned above or would like to sponsor any of these events, please contact Kristen.

Kris Kloepping, MS – Athletic Supervisor – 336-570-6718

Kris is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s Degree in K-12 Physical Education and a Master’s Degree in Sport Management. His professional experience includes hospitality management, sport hospitality sales, coaching high school basketball, and collegiate game day operations.  He joined the City of Graham as an intern in the athletic department in 2016.  Kris coordinates year-round youth sports, including baseball, softball, spring & fall soccer, t-ball,  flag football, and basketball. He also coordinates various youth summer athletic camps, clinics, and manages all athletic facilities. To reserve athletic fields managed by the City of Graham or for more information about youth athletics, contact Kris.


Mailing Address for the Graham Recreation and Parks Department:
PO Drawer 357
Graham, NC 27253


Recreation Commission

The Recreation Commission is made up of 6 appointed members and is intended to act as the recreation liaison between the citizens of the city, Graham City Council, and the staff of the Recreation and Parks Department. Their primary function is to recommend policies and programs to the Recreation Director and Graham City Council within the scope of responsibilities as outlined in town ordinances. Recreation Commission members also provide input and guidance on the development of long range plans for the Department including direction on program offerings and the development of recreational facilities.

Jay Cook, Chair

Members:

  • Brian Cutlip
  • Nikki Ratliff
  • Nate Perry
  • Kent Davis
  • Gordon Miller
  • Jimmy Linens, Council Liaison

Meetings

The Recreation Commission meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6.30 p.m. at Graham City Hall, 201 South Main Street. For Information Contact: Brian Faucette