Meet the Staff
Sean Royall - Executive Director
Kate Prisco - Assistant Director
Jared Ward - Fitness Coordinator
Sean McNay - Outdoor Recreation Staff
Lauren Lampley - Outdoor Recreation Staff
Lauren enjoys taking her two dogs (Sage and Olive) on walks and hikes all around the High Country and exploring the amazing nature in the area. She graduated from Lees-McRae College in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology. She then went to Montreat College to complete her Master’s in Environmental Education in 2016. Lauren worked for the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation for three seasons as a Seasonal Naturalist before joining the Parks and Recreation Department as a part-time employee. She began with Town of Beech Mountain as a Front Desk Assistant at the Buckeye Recreation Center in the summer of 2018 before becoming an Outdoor Recreation Technician in Fall of 2019.