Meet The Staff
Our Executive Director, joined the Deerassic Park Staff in 2006 after graduating from Ohio University. In his spare time you can find him on his boat fishing, in the woods hunting or watching sports with family and friends.
After graduating from the University of Mount Union in 2001, Dana spent 17 years in public accounting before joining the Deerassic staff in September of 2018. In his spare time he enjoys fishing, spending time outdoors, and attending sporting events with his wife and three children.
Luke Fabian is our Education Coordinator and has been with Deerassic since March 2017. Born and raised in Cambridge, Luke is a Muskingum University graduate, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical & Health Education. He has also been a bowhunting filmmaker and writer for the past decade. When he’s not teaching kids about the outdoors here, he treks across North America pursuing all sorts of big game with his bow. He hosts “Stick & String TV” on The Hunting Channel & has his own series of hunting films on YouTube. You can also watch his whitetail hunts on “Mathews Dominant Bucks TV” on the Sportsman Channel.
Tonja has been with Deerassic Park since the very first Deerassic Classic in 2003. She became the full-time Ticket Rep for the 2009 Classic. Tonja enjoys yard sales, fishing, and spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Chris Dyer, locally known as “Catfish Chris”, has been the Projects/Facility Manager at Deerassic Park since 2007. In addition to his daily business duties, he manages and maintains the Deerassic deer herd. He takes great pride in initiating and overseeing the current fawning program. Outside of Deerassic, he has created a coveted outdoor lifestyle of fishing and hunting with family and friends.
A.J. Burga joined our staff in 2016 as our Maintenance & Grounds Supervisor. He is a graduate of Belmont Technical College with an associate’s degree in heating and cooling. He enjoys farming, golf, basketball, and spending time with his family and friends.
Valotta joined us in October of 2017 as the Finance Manager. She enjoys spending time with her family and three grandchildren, collecting antiques and vacationing at the ocean.
Trista has been a volunteer and employee for the park since 2010. Now Trista works part-time in the office, and is involved in every event put on by the Park. When Trista isn’t spending time with her husband and daughters, she enjoys the outdoors, and is a active Ducks Unlimited Member.
Shannon joined our staff in June of 2017. In her spare time she enjoys hiking with her husband and son and spending time with friends. She also enjoys crafting and working in her flower gardens.