Lake Whitney State Park, Hill County, Texas – Region 5 State Parks Director Rodney Franklin recently announced that Luke Stucker has been selected as the new Park Superintendent for Lake Whitney State Park. Stucker’s official start date in his new role began on July 1st.
Stucker is a native of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He has a degree in Land Use from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Stucker brings a wealth of valuable experience to Lake Whitney State Park, including an internship with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center and a season as a Title 33 Limited Commission Boat Ranger with Colorado State Parks. Stucker began his career with Texas Parks & Wildlife Department as an hourly Maintenance Assistant at Mother Neff State Park. Since November 2012, Stucker has served as Assistant Superintendent of Lake Whitney State Park.
During his law enforcement commission process, Stucker graduated as valedictorian of his Basic Police Officer Academy, and he was selected by his peers as the recipient of MCC’s Spirit Award. The Spirit Award is given to the cadet who shows greatest character, attitude and leadership aptitude.
Stucker was also a recipient of a 2013 State Parks Division “Stars in the Parks” award in recognition of his commitment to mission, leadership and diligence.
“I am excited to continue my service to visitors to Lake Whitney State Park as Park Superintendent. This opportunity is an exceptional next step in my professional career with Texas Parks & Wildlife Department,” said Stucker.
According to Regional Director Rodney Franklin, “We are very pleased to announce Luke Stucker’s selection as Park Superintendent. Luke has served the park admirably as both Assistant Superintendent and Interim Park Superintendent. I have nothing but optimism for the future of Lake Whitney State Park under Luke’s leadership. ”
Lake Whitney State Park is a 775-acre parcel of public land managed by Texas Parks & Wildlife Department to conserve natural and cultural resources, provide recreational and educational opportunities, and foster an understanding of the diversity of Texas’ lands and heritage for all generations.
For more information about Lake Whitney State Park or this release, please contact Rodney Franklin, (254) 867-7961, email –rodney.franklin@tpwd.state.tx.us, or join the park’s Facebook fan site.