Ranger Scott Babinowich

Meet Your Ranger: Scott Babinowich  

Our Meet Your Ranger series introduces you to the many amazing people who support our Outer Banks national parks every day!  Please tell us a little bit about yourself.  Hometown: Pennington, New Jersey.  Education: Undergraduate degree in History and Anthropology and certificate in Museum Studies from The College of William & Mary. Master’s of Science Education from Oregon State University.  Position in our parks/where you can be found: Chief..

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Paul with a large nesting sea turtle on the beach of Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Meet Your Ranger: Paul Doshkov

Our Meet Your Ranger series introduces you to the many amazing people who support our OBX national parks every day!  Please tell us a little bit about yourself.     Hometown: Sofia, Bulgaria  Education: B.S. in Biology with an emphasis in Wildlife, Grand Valley State University  Position: Supervisory Biological Technician at Cape Hatteras National Seashore Where he can be found: Nags Head office..

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Meet Your Ranger: Meaghan Johnson 

Hometown: Painesville, Ohio  Education: B.S. in Biology, Bowling Green State University; M.S. in Coastal Zone Management, Nova Southeastern University   Position: Chief of Resource Management and Science, National Parks of Eastern North Carolina Where you’ll find her: My office is located in the Outer Banks Group Headquarters at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site in Manteo, North Carolina.   Other national parks she’s worked at: Dry Tortugas National Park (Florida) as..

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‘I’m still going strong’: Fred Hattman, Wright Brothers National Memorial volunteer, has logged more than 10,000 hours – and he’s still counting

It all started with a vacation.  In the late 1970s, Fred Hattman, an Air Force veteran from the Bronx, was living with his wife, Ronnie, and their three children in Connecticut, trying to find an unhurried place for a peaceful family trip.  “We went to Disney World – that year it was really bad. We had lines you wouldn’t believe at Disney World,” Fred said. “We were..

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Meet Your Ranger: Beth Hudick

Our Meet Your Ranger series introduces you to the many amazing people who support your OBX national parks every day!  Hometown: Columbus, Ohio  Education: Miami University of Ohio; History and International Studies  Position: North District Interpreter  Where you’ll find her:  Her office is at Wright Brothers National Memorial, but you can find her at Fort Raleigh National Historical Site as..

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Ranger Amy holds a sea turtle hatchling on Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Meet Your Ranger: Amy Thompson

Meet Your Ranger: Amy Thompson   Our Meet Your Ranger series introduces you to the many amazing people who support your OBX national parks every day!  Hometown: Versailles, Kentucky  Education: M.S. in Marine Biology, University of North Carolina Wilmington; B.S. in Biology, Campbellsville University  Position: Supervisory Biological Technician, Ocracoke District  Where you’ll find her: Ocracoke Island — on the beach, at the Pony Pens and..

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