Welcome Stefan Mende and Jo Small to Echo Bluff State Park!

We also have the excellent staff additions of Stefan Mende as General Manager and Jo Small as Sales Manager. Here’s a little about them!

Stefan Mendestefan mende

“I have not had the pleasure of working in a state park before. As a lifelong outdoorsman, I am happiest ‘in the woods,’ and I enjoy sharing the passion with others. I received my degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism with an emphasis in Conferences, Conventions, and Resort Management from Western Illinois University. Along with nearly 23 years in lodging management, I am excited to bring all that together and work towards making Echo Bluff a top tourism destination.”

Jo Smalljo small

I love to help create memories that will last a lifetime! What I most enjoy about my role is working with people from all walks of life. Moving forward, I would like to develop more corporate team building events and retreats here at Echo Bluff. I am going into my first year with Guest Services and at the Missouri state park. As Sales Manager, I continue to be proactive in achieving outside sales and new marketing efforts that generate new business while sustaining old achievements and contacts.

Together, Stefan and Jo are excited to build a strong team and relationship with the Echo Bluff State Park community and the State of Missouri. We are ready to welcome all visitors for day trips, long weekends, large retreats, and more! Share in this gem of a place with others while stimulating the local economy. Come one, come all!