Board Members

Neal Sluder

Chairman - Member since 2016

Neal represents the Mayor of Mt. Vernon. He holds a master's degree in Public Administration and has twenty years' experience as a multi-unit manager for a national retail chain. He and his wife Val are the owners of Lone Star Farm and Home in Mt. Vernon and have a farm in Rockcastle County.

CharlesCharles Saylor

Vice-Chairman - Member since 1995

Charles is the representative of the County Judge Executive. He spent many years in the tourism business as the owner and operator of the McKenzie Tourist Court.  He is currently the owner of the WRVK Radio Station in Renfro Valley and Saylor’s Furniture in Mt. Vernon.

Jennie Martin

Member since 2018

Jennie is a representative of the hotels of Rockcastle County. She is the active manager of Renfro Valley Entertainment Center and has nearly 15 years of experience in the tourism industry.


GlendIMG_6731a McFerron Smith

Member since 2015

Glenda is a representative of the restaurants of Rockcastle County. She has been the owner of Snack Shack for 12 years. She is active in many local organizations including Kiwanis & Relay for Life.


Lynn Tatum

Member since 2017

Lynn is the representative of the Rockcastle County Chamber of Commerce. She is presently the Chamber of Commerce Treasurer and Director of the Rockcastle County Development Board.

Staff Members

Emily Bullock, Executive Director

Jeremy Edwards, Arts & Entertainment Manager

Ann Cromer, Tourism & Event Assistant

Leslie Cromer, Gift Shop Assistant

Kathy Brown, Gift Shop Clerk

Coby Robinson, Tour Guide

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