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The SMPA Team is dedicated to dramatically improving the health and economic vitality of the Sand Mountain region.

We’re so excited and privileged to serve you and the City of Albertville!

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Brent Boatwright

General Manager

Brent was born and raised in Arab, AL. After high school he went to school at Jacksonville State University where he met his wife, Leigh. Brent started his career in Youth Ministry, where he also coached multiple sports at the high school level. His work transitioned into the Hospitality industry where he served at multiple hotels and resorts across Alabama. He was a three-sport athlete in high school and has always had a deep love for playing, coaching, and watching sports. Brent and Leigh have two children Mark and Aubrey. He loves to coach his children’s basketball teams, travelling to new destinations, and attending various sporting events and concerts. Brent will be reporting to Patrick O’Brien. 

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Kevin Walker

Assistant general manager

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Finance Manager

Beau grew up in Albertville and played baseball, basketball, and football while maintaining a GPA higher than a 4.0. Beau is a graduate of Shorter University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and was a member of Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society. After graduation, Beau launched his career in Albertville, AL, where he began an internship for MDA Accounting Firm, as a staff accountant. That eventually led to a five-year stint auditing businesses and preparing tax returns for corporations and individuals. He then held the Controller job at Weathers Hardware and Appliances for a year and a half before joining the SMPA team. Beau oversees Human Resources, Payroll, Bookkeeping, and Monthly Financial Reporting for the Park. Beau is married to Hilary Dahlke, and together they have two children!

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James Seymour

Director of entertainment and events

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Senior Director of Operations

As a certified parks and recreation professional, Phillip has over twenty-four years of experience as a recreation professional. In 1996, Phillip received Special Honors in Recreation Administration from Jacksonville State University and holds a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional certificate through Alabama Recreation & Park Association. Phillip enjoys all sports, especially golf, baseball and softball. He is a servant care leader at The Fellowship Baptist Church and likes to spend his free time with his wife and two children.