Ronnie Pridgen


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Ronnie Pridgen began his career in 1987 as the Director for the City of Barnwell for seven years, then the City of Marion for 14 years. He is currently the Director for Florence County Parks & Recreation. Ronnie has always served the youth of his community, no matter where he has been. He has served on the SC Athletic Programs Branch for 12 years, including two years as SCAP Branch Chair. He has also served the state in numerous positions within Dixie Youth Baseball. He is married to Paula and they have two children, Elizabeth and Matt.

Joe Ross, CPRP, CPSI

Parks Superintendent

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Joe Ross is the Parks Superintendent for Florence County Parks and Recreation Department. He is a member of the National Parks and Recreation Association and is a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional and Certified Playground Safety Inspector. He oversees Lynches River County Park and inspects Florence County Parks and Recreation playgrounds. Joe is a Past President of the South Carolina Parks and Recreation Association. He is married to Annette and gained a daughter, Raven.

Laura Driggers, CPRP

Programs Superintendent

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Laura Clark Driggers joined Florence County Parks and Recreation as the Programs Superintendent in October 2006. Before joining Florence County, she was the Director of Christian Education and Programs at Highland Park UMC. She graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in Leisure System Studies/Commercial Recreation and a business minor. She has three children – David, Leigh Anna and Clark. She enjoys watching her children play sports, all sports for East Carolina and West Florence High School and her trips to all the wonderful places her job takes her with the senior adults.

Cris Averette, CPRP

Recreation Superintendent

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Cris Averette is the newest member of the Florence County Parks and Recreation staff as he came on as the Recreation Superintendent in January, 2014. Prior to joining FCPR, he was the director of Upward Sports programming at Florence Baptist Temple. He has coached Varsity and Junior Varsity soccer at Florence Christian Schools and Wilson High School and holds a Class-D SC coaching license and is a member of South Carolina High School Soccer Officials Association. He is also a graduate of Francis Marion University (BAE) and Liberty Theological Seminary (MTS). He is married to Sarah Beth Averette and they have one daughter, Tori.

Dennis McDaniel

Facilities/Projects Superintendent

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Dennis McDaniel began his career with the Florence County Parks and Recreation team in April 2012 as the Recreation Maintenance Supervisor and Assistant Athletic Director. In 2014, his position changed to Facilities/Project Superintendent to be able to fully focus on the maintenance needs of the Recreation Department. Prior to his employment with Florence County, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Red Star Oil Company in Raleigh, NC. His career in the oil and gas business spanned 35 years. He has 25 years experience in athletics as a volunteer. He is also a member of the South Carolina High School Football Officials Association.

Angela Singleton

Administrative Assistant

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Angela is a native of Florence and joined Florence County Parks & Recreation Department in 2002. She provides support to the Executive Director with all aspects of administrative management. She is married and has two children.

Jennifer Majors, CPRP

Environmental Discovery Center Supervisor

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Jennifer Majors oversees the Environmental Discovery Center at Lynches River County Park. She came to Florence County Parks and Recreation in 2010 after three years as a Program Coordinator with South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science/Growth Management from Rollins College and a Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management/Natural Resources from the University of Denver. She is the President of the Environmental Education Association of South Carolina, and a member of the South Carolina Consortium on Environmental Education, South Carolina Recreation and Parks Association, Pee Dee Beekeepers Association and the South Carolina Outdoor and Informal Educators Association.