Administrative Assistant Toni Rivers

Park Service Profiles

Serving Guests at Santee State Park

Toni Rivers’ love for working with the public makes her a perfect fit for her job as Office Manager at Santee State Park. Her face is usually the first one you’ll see when you step through the doors of the Visitors Center.

A native of Pendleton, South Carolina, Toni moved to New York for most of her adult life after graduating from Anderson University in 1979. She is a proud wife of 26 years and a mother to two children, ages 32 and 19, and to two step children. In 2002, Toni relocated to Eutawville, South Carolina and began her work as an Administrative Assistant at Santee State Park in 2004.

Santee is the only state park Toni has been employed at, some of which she credits to her working with such a great team and friendly customers. Toni says she enjoys interacting with the guests and sometimes through these interactions she learns they share mutual friends and acquaintances.

Day-to-day responsibilities for her include supervising two desk clerks, coordinating group and individual reservations, keeping track of employees’ time and greeting customers. If you’ve ever stayed at or visited Santee State Park, Toni more than likely played a role in your visit.

“The most satisfying part of my job is being able to have our customers leave with a feeling of excitement that they stayed at Santee State Park,” she says.