Get to Know Us

We are very proud of our work campers and the fabulous jobs they all do at CREEKWOOD FARM RV PARK. It takes a team to make our park the success that it is, and we want to share all about us with you.

Our 2nd work camper we are highlighting in Get to Know Us,  is David Casas. David and his wife Joyce are a part of our cleaning team. The following article is about David and how his journey in life brought him to Creekwood Farm RV Park.
“Get to Know Us”
David Casas was born in Augusta, Georgia at Camp Gordon and grew up as an Army brat. After his father was wounded in the Korean War and was recovering in Georgia he met David’s mother and they were married. Shortly after David was born the family moved to Chicago where he grew up. David’s father was a boxer in the service so David got a hands on lesson on how to defend himself, want it or not! The lessons in boxing proved to be a good thing, because growing up on the south side of Chicago was not easy! To stay out of trouble David spent his teenage years in the Boy Scouts Organization and advanced to the rank of Eagle Scout! After graduating from high school David moved to Georgia at the age of 18, after his father passed away. He enjoys hiking, running and being in the outdoors. He will take every opportunity to relax in the woods, go camping and seeks out the hiking trails. Being a part of nature and outside have always been a major part of his life, heart & soul. David’s first real job was a Fireman for the city of  Macon, Georgia. He worked there for several years and became the cook for a double company fire station. The fire station is where he learned to make drop biscuits, 72 at a time! Still today he can make a mean biscuit that we all love & enjoy here in the park. David then worked on the fire department Ladder Truck #33, as the driver. He said that was a fun job, first in, last out! As a firemen he worked 24hr shifts every other day so he had a lot of time off to pursue other full time jobs or trades. That was when he was introduced to the Heat and Air & Appliance repair business. David worked both jobs until he was seriously hurt on duty at the Fire Dept. He had a serious spinal injury and after a series of surgeries and some neat metal parts installed, he had to give up his job as a fireman. He then concentrated on fixing appliances and heating and air units. David and Joyce  have been married going on 25 years now and have four children, two hers and two his, and have seven grandchildren. David retired about four years ago at the age of 62. Since retirement he has volunteered at State Parks in Georgia and “goofing off” as he calls it. When his wife Joyce was transferred to Asheville, NC. with her job as a General Manager with Extended Stay Hotels, David decided he would become a work camper. David & Joyce have been at Creekwood Farm working as part of the cleaning crew for about a year and a half. Joyce helps him when she is not at work in Asheville. David takes great pride in the area he works, in cleaning the restrooms and clubhouse. His belief for his approach to his duties are too ensure that the facilities are top notch clean, just like a fire station chief would approve. This is one of the calling card’s that brings our guests back to us time after time. David said the hardest and least liked part of his job should be easily guessed! woof-woof!!

                                         David & Joyce Casas

Our first “This Is Us” is about one of our most dedicated and loyal work campers, Mr. Calvin Parham.
Calvin was born in Asheville North Carolina and grew up in Leicester N.C. He is married to Sue, (one of the sweetest ladies you’ll ever meet). Sue is a retired school teacher, and we all call her “Nonnie”. Calvin retired from Norfolk Southern Railway as an Engineer in 2007. For many years after retirement Calvin and Sue enjoyed traveling on their Honda Goldwing motorcycles until upgrading to an RV. They traveled with their RV for a few years, but since 2013 Calvin has enjoyed being a work camper at Creekwood Farm RV Park. In his spare time Calvin enjoys playing his upright bass and guitar. He enjoys trout fishing in our beautiful Jonathan Creek. Together they enjoy spending time with their wonderful family and twin great grand daughters Ryleigh and Braelyn, who will be 4 in July. Calvin is always willing to help around the park anyway he can. One day you may see him mowing and the next day he’s installing an air conditioner. He enjoys the experience of interacting with other RV’ers and never meets a stranger. Calvin takes pride in our park and in his work camper duties. He is a lead part of the Maintenance & Grounds Team and works very hard in making our park shine. Calvin & Sue have a home in Asheville, but spend most of their time living at Creekwood Farm in their 2015 Flagstaff RV. Calvin is also a great cook, and makes the best biscuits & gravy. His favorite food is fresh trout from Jonathan Creek, but Nonnies cooking and cornbread is hard to beat! Calvin says his least favorite thing about work camping is “weed wacking on a blazing hot day!”
  Thank You Mr. Parham for all you do for us, the park and our guests at Creekwood Farm RV Park, you are VERY much appreciated!
Image may contain: 4 people, people smiling, people standing, child, shoes and outdoorCalvin & Sue with the twins.
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