GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)– Michael Jeffreys began his career in the Alabama State Parks system at Lake Guntersville. He says he never thought he would be back this quickly and as superintendent.
“It’s absolutely wonderful,” he said. “I never thought, as young as I am, that I would have this opportunity. I’m back. This is my home. I’m going to build down the road. I love this park, city and county.”
Jeffreys, who’s 36, also had stops at Monte Sano, Joe Wheeler and Oak Mountain.
He says one of the challenges at Lake Guntersville is the damage caused by the April 27th tornadoes. He says two years later, the park is still cleaning up.
“It was devastating,” he said. “It actually brought tears to my eyes because I think so much of this park, like so many people do.”
While all the state’s parks are facing budget issues, Jeffreys says Lake Guntersville, as one of the most popular parks, is poised to have a bright future.