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Bio - Russ McGee

My name is Russ McGee and I reside in Upson County just west of Thomaston on Potato Creek with my wife Cindy.  We are both retired from the Healthcare Industry, having both spent 46+ years each, with my work in Emergency Medical Services and hers in Nursing Administration.  My work career began in Upson County where I was a Paramedic and Director of EMS for many years, later working with the State EMS Office as Training Coordinator, License/Compliance Officer, and then Regional EMS Director over 48 counties in 3 regions for Public Health in Middle Georgia prior to retiring in 2021. 

My interest and passion for the Flint River and its watershed began as a child growing up fishing, camping, canoeing, kayaking, and hunting with friends and family along its banks in Upson County.  My roots run very deep on those banks with my Great Grandfather and Grandmother growing up at Pasley Shoals just above Sprewell Bluff where my GG Grandfather settled there in the early 1800s on the land deeded to him from the Creeks.  It has always been a very special place for me and some of my fondest memories and best outdoor adventures have been on the Flint.  I have also passed those similar passions along to my son and grandsons and enjoy all the times we get to spend floating, wading, and fishing those incredible shoals.  The lure of the shoal bass and the unmatched beauty of this river as a natural resource is unsurpassed in my mind and whatever I can do to help preserve it for future generations I will certainly give it my best effort.  The Flint is a gift for all of us and it is our innate responsibility to be the best stewards possible to ensure those coming after us benefit from it as well.

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