Full-Time Staff

Terry Maughon - Founder and President (1987)

After graduating from Moody Bible Institute in 1978, Terry helped start Grace Fellowship Church in Johnson City, TN. He served on staff as Youth Minister for 16 years. During that time he conducted summer camps using rented facilities and eventually formed Doe River Gorge Christian Camp and Conference Center. Terry resigned from Grace Fellowship Church in December 1994 to assume full time duties at Doe River Gorge. Terry is married to Karen and they have three children: Kara (married to Mark Page), Danielle and Michael.

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Ken Stoltzfus - Director of Marketing (1994)

Ken graduated from East Tennessee State University in 1988. During college he worked as a volunteer with Terry Maughon in youth ministry and helping with summer camps. Ken and his wife Carol have four children, Annie, Carly, Neil, and Reid.

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Ryan Vernon - Program Director (1995)

Worked as a volunteer during development years of Doe River Gorge. After college he became the Activities/Program Director. He and his wife, Jennifer have two sons.

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Clif and Hannah Jensen - Visual Media/Website (1996)

Camp photographer, videographer, and web site manager. After graduating from Cedarville College and Moody Aviation, he and his wife Hannah were missionaries in Amazonas, Brazil with the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism for 19 years. They have five children and sixteen grandchildren. Hannah helps in the office and with Adventure Quest videos and photography. (more)
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Mark Milbourne - Technical Services (1997)

Graduated from Wheaton College in 1987-Computer Science/Math. Worked for DuPont as a Systems Analyst until 1995.  Manages computer and A/V systems and railroad operations. Wife Nancy also served on staff 1996-2000.   Two children, Jon (2001) and Kate (2003). (more)

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Jeff Smythe - Program Services Director (1999)

While at Moody Aviation 1986-1991 Jeff and Pam Smythe were youth ministry volunteers in the early days of Doe River Gorge. After serving five years with Mission Aviation Fellowship in Guatemala, Jeff and Pam joined the Doe River Gorge Staff. Jeff and Pam have four children. (more)

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David Jensen - Ministry Development (2000)

David graduated from East Tennessee State University in August 2000 with a major in Accounting and a minor in Finance (B.B.A.). He spent eight of his growing up years serving with his family as missionaries in Amazonas, Brazil. David and his wife, Kristen met at age 4 and are now enjoying the experience of parenting seven children. He transitioned to his present position from serving as DRG business manager from 2000-2016.

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Creig Littleford - Food Service Director (2001)

Creig has been cooking at the Gorge for several years now and spent 2 years working in food service at Milligan College before coming to Doe River. He and his wife, Melissa, met at age 15. They have two children, Logan and Cassie.

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Archie Proctor -Purchasing Director/Asset Manager (2004)

After serving as a summer volunteer for nine years, Archie joined the full-time staff. He has a background in construction and owned a business for 23 years. He and his wife, Linda have a daughter, Hannah, and a son, Chris, and three grandchildren.

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David Legge - Maintenance Supervisor (2004)

Graduated with degree in Business Admin. from Marshall University-1991, and bible courses through Moody Bible Institute. David and wife Samantha moved to East Tennessee in 2001 to train with Moody Aviation. They have two daughters, Micah and Hannah, and two sons, Joseph and Jesse. (more)

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Joshua Hubbard - Student Coordinator (2010)

Joshua and his wife, Janna, have been involved as: Range Safety Officer, Wilderness and Remote First Aid Instructor, Lifeguard Instructor, Lakefront Director, Security, Registrar and Guest Group Host. (more)

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Matt Kellerman - Maintenance (2012)

Graduated from Moody Bible Institute (2002). Served with Carter County Sherrif's Department. He and wife Tracy have five children. (more)

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Emily Maupin - Registrar (2013)

Studied Psychology at the University of Tennessee. While at UT, she played tuba in the Pride of the Southland Band which allowed her to travel the world. She now plays in the Johnson City Community Concert Band. She developed a love for Doe River Gorge as a counselor in 2006 and then returned as a SALT counselor in 2007. Her husband Rick, is a neurosurgical Physician Assistant.

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Bob Thomas – Vice President of Advancement (2014)

Bob is a former Wycliffe Bible Translator who worked among the Mongi people of Papua New Guinea. Bob raises funds for DRG. He has been married 35 years to Carolyn and has two sons, Whitfield and Colin.

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Lydia Irmeger – Guest Group Coordinator (2015)

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Though originally from Boca Raton, FL, Lydia has lived in Tennessee for almost fourteen years. During her freshman year at Bryan College in Dayton, TN, she met Steven Irmeger, who had previously worked as a summer staff at Doe River Gorge. After earning a bachelor’s degree and graduating in 2014, she and Steven married and moved to Elizabethton.

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Rusty Melton – Director of Operations (2015)

Rusty trusted Christ as his Savior at a local youth camp which founded his passion for ministries focused on young people. After high school he worked at Elizabethton Snap-on Tools for 35 years. His roles included facilitator of process improvement and LEAN Manufacturing, developed by Toyota. Rusty and wife Michelle have a daugher Danielle. Rusty's connection to DRG began in the early years as part of the music ministry team in the big top each night.

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Scott Freemon – Business Manager (2016)

Scott served as summer staff at Doe River Gorge from 2010-2015. After graduating from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Computer Science in 2013, he assisted in the development of the one-year internship program at DRG. His transition to business manager came over a period of time being mentored by previous DRG business manager, David Jensen.

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