Jesse "J.P." Kraft
Jesse “J.P.” Kraft has been selected as the new director of parks and recreation for the city of Tullahoma. Kraft first joined the city of Tullahoma as a forestry resource technician and worked in several roles, including aquatic operations manager, recreation facility manager, and as interim director of parks and recreation in May 2021. In October 2021, he left the city to work as a coordinator of housing facilities for Middle Tennessee State University. Prior to coming to Tullahoma, he worked as a golf course superintendent and equipment operator at Arnold Air Force Base. Kraft holds an associate’s degree in general studies from Motlow State Community College and a bachelor’s degree in plant sciences and business administration from Middle Tennessee State University. Kraft also holds an aquatic facility operator certification and is a certified park and recreation professional by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).