Get To Know David, Our Adventure Forest Operations Manager

Name:  David L.
Title: Operations Manager of Adventure Forest

So, what does your title mean you do at Wilderness at the Smokies?
I oversee the day-to-day operation of Adventure Forest from staffing, to merchandise ordering, project planning and more.

What is the best part of your job?
The ability to create an experience for families to enjoy together is one of the greatest things we do.

How long have you worked at the Wilderness at the Smokies and in what roles?
I have been a part of the Wilderness team since 2012.  I started as an arcade associate, moved up through the ranks of team lead, supervisor and now currently Operations Manager.

Favorite wet attraction at the Wilderness at the Smokies?
The Storm Chaser

Favorite dry attraction at the Wilderness at the Smokies?
Howlin’ Hound Dog Alley, with being a long time bowler, it is always fun to mini bowl

Favorite food venue at Wilderness at the Smokies?
Billy Jack’s Snack Shack

Favorite thing to eat at Wilderness at the Smokies?
Spicy Italian Sub

Piece of advice for first time guests?
Get the stay pass in Adventure Forest!  It is a great deal to do the attractions.  Also, play in the arcade during early bird for ½ price games.

Now for some fun stuff:

Favorite toy when you were a kid?
Nintendo (Yes the original, I’m old)

All‐time favorite movie?
Nightmare Before Christmas

All‐time favorite TV series?

Favorite frozen yogurt flavor?
They change periodically, but I always will go with a Birthday cake if it is there!

What toppings do you like on your pizza?
Pepperoni and cheese