Martin, Gray join Town Parks & Rec staff

Two new staff members began careers with Farragut Parks & Recreation Department this week. Grayson Martin stepped into the role of media assistant, while Hunter Gray is the Town’s first Community Center operator.

Martin, a native of Dothan, Alabama, graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in public relations. He moved to Knox County to work as program director for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley.

He is looking forward to using the photography and videography skills he gained there to serve Farragut. He will split his time between tourism and public relations projects.

“I hope to serve and strengthen this community through communications and storytelling,” he said.

Gray became acquainted with the Parks & Rec Department by working as a part-time park assistant in 2020.

An Oak Ridge native, he graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 2020 with a degree in recreation and sports management.

He currently is working on a master’s degree in sports management from East Tennessee State University.

As Community Center operator, Gray will manage Farragut Community Center in the evenings and on Saturdays.

Enjoying sports as a child, he wants to help provide those opportunities in Farragut.

“I’m looking forward to interacting with people in the community,” he said.