THE STAFF

The City of Rockwall Parks & Recreation Department plays a vital role in Rockwall’s reputation as a city of excellence. Parks and Recreation enhances the lives of residents and visitors by offering outstanding parks, award -winning athletic fields, trails, facilities, a variety of programs, special events and activities that contribute to health, well-being and quality of life in Rockwall. GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY!

Director of Parks and Recreation , Travis E. Sales

Howdy Y’all, I am a native Texan and raised in Mesquite, Texas.  I relocated to Rockwall in 2016 after retiring with 32  years of service as the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation in Mesquite. My new career with Rockwall Parks and Recreation began in July 2017. I have degrees in Ornamental Horticulture and Business Administration (Management).  My favorite work practices are Agronomy, Horticulture, Entomology and Arboriculture which are my passion.  My hobbies at home are spending time with my wife of 34 years, traveling to Disney World to hang out with the Mouse, Martial Arts, specifically Jeet Kune Do and finally Dallas Stars Hockey STH.   If you see me in one of our parks,  I will be the person looking at the turfgrass through a hand held microscope or taking soil moisture and temperature readings, so drop by, say hi and let me talk to you about turfgrass and our beautiful parks

Parks & Recreation Admin Assistant, Wendy Young

Hi!  I am a proud Texas native and grew up in the Rockwall area.  I probably love working and living here more than anyone you know! I have been working in city government for 20 years and in Rockwall the past 8.  I have been married for 17 years and have 3 kids.  I enjoy watching my kids play sports, attending sporting events and listening to live music.  My hobbies are fishing, kayaking, and walks (and sometimes running) in our beautiful parks.

Recreation Superintendent, Andrew Ainsworth

Howdy,
I’m originally from Round Rock, Tx (just north of Austin). I’m a 2011 graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station(Whoop!). I love to be outside and to share that passion with my family and friends. I have a 4 year old son, Dylan, who loves to be outside, explore, play soccer, and disc golf. I also have a 16 month old named Hunter, who enjoys watching his big brother play and exploring his surroundings. My wife of 8 years, Jennifer, loves to watch college football and play with our boys.

Athletics & Aquatics Supervisor, Madison Sisk

Hey y’all. I am a born and raised Texan, actually grew up right around the corner from Rockwall, in Royse City. I love softball, kayaking, hammocking and running in our beautiful parks. You can find me at Leon Tuttle Athletic Complex checking on our award winning baseball fields.

Recreation Coordinator, Cory Dentler

Howdy! I am class of 2019 graduate from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas (Whoop!). My favorite hobbies include playing hockey, hanging out with family, and fishing. I grew up in Allen, Texas just north of the Metroplex, where my passion for the Parks and Recreation industry and municipal government really grew. On the weekends you can often catch me watching Aggie sporting events, The New England Patriots, or the Boston Bruins!

Park Superintendent, Brian Sartain

Hello! I was born and raised in Rockwall and my family has been in Rockwall county since the 1800’s. I enjoy church, dirt track racing, Yellow Jacket Football and hanging out with my wife and 5 kids. I have been working for Rockwall over 20 years and I hope to make it 20 more. Being in a Rockwall park is very special to me because I think about how I may be standing in the very spot where my great grandfather’s dad may have stood. I also smile thinking one day my future grandkids might enjoy the shade of a tree that we planted or them playing on a playground that we built.

Park Operations Supervisor, Kyle Pullen

Hi! I am a fourth generation Rockwall resident. I graduated from Rockwall High School in 1996. I have been with the Parks and Recreation Department for 3 years now and enjoy using my farm and ranch background to take care of our beautiful parks. I enjoy building, repairing and maintaining things around our city. My wife and I have been married 12 years and have 3 beautiful daughters. We own and operate Pullen Fencing and Honeys Shaved Ice in our spare time. I enjoy competing in team roping, when time allows. My daughters are also rodeoing now… I’m learning to coach them in barrel racing, pole bending and goat tying! I’m proud to be part of such a wonderful community as this.