Joel Damron – Master Instructor

Joel Damron grew up in Elkhorn City, KY where he was active in 4H as a student and a camp counselor. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing Technology from Eastern Kentucky University and worked for over a decade in automotive engineering designing machines for factory automation.

He has been a soccer coach, a competitive sailor with the Cave Run Sailing Association, volunteer leader and sawyer with the Red River Gorge Trail Crew and member of the Woodford County Community Emergency Response Team & Medical Reserve Corps.

Joel is also an ISA Certified Arborist and enjoys camping, long distance hiking, woodworking, homebrewing and general tinkering. He believes that every day presents an opportunity to learn something and thrives on creating innovative solutions to unique problems.