Kira Haley

Kira Haley

Lake Recreation Manager

Kira joined Lake Jennings in December 2014, and was a welcome addition bringing with her a solid recreation management background. Her most recent position was Athletic Director at The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe prior to her arrival at the Lake. She is an East County native, with a degree in Communication from San Diego State, and is a Certified Park and Recreation Professional. You’ll spot her around the campground and lake wearing a smile and her pink steel-toed boots that Earl picked out for her.


Tim Gray

Tim Gray

Maintenance Ranger

Tim has now been a Lake Jennings Ranger for 6 ½ years. He is our resident tractor expert, and is excellent at felling trees. You can find him in and around the campground while working, and even camping on the weekends for fun! Tim gave up his job as a transportation manager for a nationwide distribution company to come back to nature. He loved camping and fishing the lake, and realized it could be a career!


Earl Voogd

Earl Voogd

Maintenance Ranger

Earl is known for his jolly personality and rainbow suspenders. You can’t miss him around the campground! He is a volunteer firefighter with the Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District, with 14 years experience as a Ranger at Lake Cuyamaca, and he is still the Reservoir Keeper there. Earl has been with Lake Jennings for seven years, and was a Senior Chief in the U.S. Navy in his younger days.


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Lexi Hoff

Office Assistant

Lexi attends the New School of Architecture and Design in addition to being an Office Assistant for the lake and campground! She has worked at the lake since May 2014, beginning as a dockhand and recently earned her new position as an Office Assistant! She enjoys running the Lake Loop trail on her days off and has fond memories of her time working at a paper mill in Wisconsin before making the move to California with her husband!


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Austin Lyford

Assistant Maintenance Ranger

A three year veteran of the lake, Austin has worked his way up from Dockhand to Ranger. He currently attends Cuyamaca College and plans on transferring to SDSU to study Civil Engineering. He likes spending the early mornings out fishing for bass and spends his extra time working as a Hunting Salesman at Turners Outdoors. He encourages people not to give up if they do not catch something the first time fishing; fishing takes patience!


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Bud Murray

Assistant Recreation Ranger

Bud is a Lake Jennings staple. He has been working at the lake part time for 30 years. He worked in publishing with the Union Tribune for 20 years and spent some time working in ship yards and on aircraft before that. He is a San Diego local who attended SDSU and studied political science and biology. He loves the lake because of the rewarding experience it brings to all. He enjoys encouraging a deep respect for nature, teaching knot tying and explaining different techniques and bait for catching fish!


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Glenn Spangler

Assistant Recreation Ranger

Glenn is really enjoying working here at the lake. He likes being outdoors and loves how warm the lake gets in the summertime. He finds the environment at the lake relaxing. He grew up in Phoenix and has two granddaughters ages 9 and 11 that he loves spending time with. He is a self proclaimed “vitamin junkie” and came to the lake after a career at Hewlett Packard. Come say “Hi” to Glenn at the Bait Shop!


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Cathy Zimmerman

Assistant Recreation Ranger

Cathy refers to the lake as a “little slice of nature close to home”. You will find her walking Bass Road during the week and working in the Bait and Tackle Shop on weekends. Cathy came to us six months ago from a career working in the grocery business and likes the relaxed nature of the lake. She expanded her knowledge by studying Science at Mesa and Cuyamaca Colleges.


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Rusty Brown

Dockhand

Rusty started in August 2015 as a Dockhand. He is finishing up high school at Steele Canyon and plans on going to Grossmont in the spring to study Criminal Justice and ultimately gain a career in Law Enforcement. He loves the lake because of the beautiful scenery and enjoys seeing people catch fish; especially when it is a child’s first fish!


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Alex King

Dockhand

Alex is our newest addition to the lake staff. He is currently attending Granite Hills High School and learning to speak German at Grossmont Community College. During his free time, Alex enjoys playing basketball, snowboarding, and playing video games. Alex loves the beautiful scenery when he’s hard at work on the dock and when he visits the lake!