Our Staff & Offices

Park Management and Administration
Encompasses activities related to park-wide administrative, managerial, and support functions, as well as safety and planning. In addition, this area is responsible for working with external constituencies in order to develop valuable park partnerships. Altogether, the Management and Administration area provides a host of essential services to enable park employees to focus on accomplishing core mission operations and their functional duties.


Brian K. McCutchen

Administrative Officer

Ashley N. Baggett

Administrative Support Assistant

Kelsea Holbrook

Interpretation and Visitor Services
The division of Interpretation and Education conducts a variety of activities that allow visitors from elementary age through adulthood to experience and learn about the park's resources and threats to those resources. Fort Donelson interpreters manage and staff the park's visitor center.

Interpretive events and media publications serve to encourage the development of a personal stewardship ethic and to broaden public support for preserving park resources. Interpretive rangers present Fort Donelson to visitors through formal interpretation at the park with talks, demonstrations, special events and with informal interpretation.

Fort Donelson's interpretive media infrastructure encompasses outdoor exhibits, visitor center displays, site bulletins, booklets, informational rack cards, and maintenance of the park website.

Chief of Resource Education

Doug Richardson (931)232-0842

Park Ranger (Interpretation)

Susan Hawkins (931)232-0840

Park Ranger (Interpretation)

Deborah Austin (931)232-0839

Park Guide

Brandon Kling (931)232-0838

Facility Management and Law Enforcement
The Maintenance functional area encompasses all activities designed to improve or prolong the life of the park's assets. The preservation of these resources allows for visitors to safely enjoy their activities at Fort Donelson.

Maintenance is dedicated to prolonging the life and improving the interior and exterior condition of the four historic and seventeen buildings at Fort Donelson National Battlefield and National Cemetery.

Fort Donelson has an extensive trail system with 5.7 miles of trails for hiking. Maintenance activities include repair and rehabilitation of trails in order to prolong the life of these precious assets.

Supervisory Facility Manager

Zane Roberts (Acting) (931)232-0830


Christopher Helisek

Facility Management Assistant

Whitni Earhart

Maintenance Worker

Ronnie Hicks

Maintenance Worker

Mitchell Earhart

Motor Vehicle Operator

Bobby Hogan

Park Ranger, Law Enforcement

Garnet Tritt

Chief Ranger, Law Enforcement

Lora Peppers (stationed at Mammoth Cave National Park, KY)

Fort Donelson Staff, December 2012.

Fort Donelson Staff, December 2012


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