The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has hired new management and staff for the historic Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island.
The new manager is Cade Harp who has more than 20 years of experience as a ranger with Missouri State Parks, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. While in Missouri, he owned his own winery and restaurant, and he has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arkansas. Harp and his wife Talia moved to Sapelo Island this month.
The mansion also has a new assistant manager, April Moon Carlson, who has several years of museum experience. She also worked previously as a naturalist with the DNR. Additional new staff include maintenance technician Michael Marcotte, food service worker Isaiah Alston and event coordinator Connie Keller.
The Reynolds Mansion offers lodging, meals and activities for 16 to 25 nightly guests. The unique home features murals by artist Athos Menaboni, beautiful sculptures, a bowling alley, game room billiards, and library. Guests can explore pathways shaded by Live Oaks and Spanish Moss, as well as the beach. Visitors arrive by ferry from the Sapelo Island dock in Meridian.