FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/5/13) – Charlie Brooks is the new manager at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton, Kentucky State Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker announced today.
Brooks is a seasoned professional with 25 years of experience managing diverse hospitality venues.
He served as general manager at The Pisgah Inn – a full service National Park Service concession on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. In the early 1990s, he founded and developed Heritage Cove Cabins, a family-friendly log cabin retreat in the mountains of western North Carolina.
Brooks later served a two-year term as director of operations with ARAMARK at The National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va., home to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In 2010, Brooks brought his expertise in hospitality management and environmental stewardship to the launch of the LEED Gold Certified Nature Inn at Bald Eagle in partnership with the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks.
Brooks is a 1988 graduate of Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration, a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Green Associate and a National Association for Interpretation certified interpretive guide.
General Butler State Resort Park has a lodge, cottages, Two Rivers Restaurant, conference center, campground, golf course and recreational lake, and is the site of the Butler-Turpin State Historic House.
Information provided by Gil Lawson
Photo provided by Kentucky State Parks
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