Facilities and Operations Coordinator
phone: 612.252.8367 ext. 104
Jackson Buchanan joined The Fort staff in 2015. He’s responsible for keeping the bubble up, the lights on, the indoor temperature comfortable, and the courts and public space in good repair.
For Buchanan, tennis is a family affair. His parents play on various leagues at The Fort. He honed his own tennis skills as the top player of the Saint Thomas Academy tennis team. Following high school, he brought his game to Augustana University in Sioux Falls, where he competed on the DII mens’ tennis team for four years.
Prior to joining The Fort staff, Buchanan worked for the City of Minneapolis and the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks as a habitat technician.
More about Jackson:
Favorite tennis moment: All the relationships I have developed while playing tennis
Favorite tennis player: Gael Monfils
What makes an exceptional tennis player: A player who has the ability to play to their strengths, while playing to their opponent’s weakness
When I’m losing, I focus on: Consistency
When I’m winning, I focus on: Doing what I am doing since it seems to be working
Favorite food: Grilled cheese
Favorite movie: Inside Man
People would be surprised that I: Run my own eBay shop
Items on my bucket list: Own all the cars on my car wish list, go to a game 7 of a Stanley Cup championship, and skydive
Best advice ever received: The problem is not going to fix itself. Do something about it.
Astrological sign: Gemini
When I’m not at The Fort, I enjoy: Thrift shopping, driving my cars, and completing various projects in the garage.