Jackson Buchanan

Facilities and Operations Coordinator

phone: 612.252.8367 ext. 104
email: jackson@fwtec.org

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.