We are fortunate to have a great staff and Board of Directors who all share the same goal of sharing the great outdoors with everyone.

- Greetings from our Executive Director, Mark Meeker



Mark Meeker

Executive Director

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.


Dana Launder

Chief Operations Officer

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.


Tonja Dille

Office Manager / Ticket Sales

Tonja Dille 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.


Valotta Billman

Finance Manager

Valotta joined us in October 2017 as the Finance Manager. She enjoys spending time with her family and three grandchildren, collecting antiques and vacationing at the ocean.


Trista Shull

Administrative Assistant

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 daughter, she enjoys the outdoors, and is a active Ducks Unlimited Member.



Education Coordinator

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 9 years. 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.


A.J. Burga

Maintenance and Grounds Supervisor

A.J. Burga joined our staff in 2016 as our maintenance and 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.
















Meet the Board Members


Bryan Stoney


A Graduate of DeVry University in Business Management and Computer Technology. Bryan is the owner of Stoney’s RV, and a native of Guernsey County. Bryan is married, and has 5 kids.


Rick Lambert

Vice President

Rick is a Cambridge City Schools teacher and has a Masters in Computer Education from Ohio University. He enjoys hunting, fishing, going to dirt track races and just taking good old fashioned walks.


John Dunning


John manages Dunning Motors in Cambridge. He is a graduate of Ohio State with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing. He enjoys the outdoors, riding his ATV and spending time with his family and friends.


Ralph Ray


Ralph is the banquet manager at Mr. Lee's Family Restaurant. He is retired Air Force, enjoys bowling, NASCAR, and outdoor events. Very active in the local community to help make Guernsey County a place you can call home.


Jamie Davis


Graduate from Dover High School. Jamie has been employed at AEP in the line dept. for 32 years. Jamie has 2 daughters and one Grandson with his wife Terri.  He is a member of Ducks Unlimited, NRA , and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Enjoys spending time with family and friends, hunting, fishing, and camping.


Ryan Pavlov


Ryan is the owner of The Pavlov Group, a real estate development company in downtown Cambridge and the marketing director for MVHC, a federally qualified health center in Southeastern Ohio. Ryan enjoys hiking and camping as well as spending time with family and friends. He also enjoys long romantic walks to the fridge.