Dwayne Martin

Years worked with the County: 21

Briefly describe your job. What do you do?
It’s my job to make sure Parks Operations run smoothly. I oversee three full-time Park Rangers as well as part-time staff, and also get to work with the public.

What is your favorite aspect of your job – what do you enjoy doing most?
Working with the public. I enjoy answering their questions about the park, listening to their feedback, and helping them get to know and experience our natural environment.

What is the County core value you believe most relates to the work you do, and why?
Probably “Doing it Well,” which I think encompasses a lot of the values. I want the Parks to make people happy, and I think they do. 

What do you like best about working for Catawba County?
The people. I have a great team!

Where did you grow up?
2 miles from Riverbend in Northern Catawba County. 

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I’m an avid birder. I’m actually going on a birding trip this weekend!

Favorite movie, TV show, and/or book?
Game of Thrones

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
If I could have one superpower it would be to fly. I’m jealous of the birds.