Our Meet Your Ranger series introduces you to the many amazing people who support our Outer Banks national parks every day! *Please note: Rebekah is a former seasonal ranger with our Outer Banks national parks! We miss her and wish her the best! Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Hi! I’m Rebekah Smith and..
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..
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..
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..
*Please note: Alisa is a seasonal lead interpretive ranger on Ocracoke Island! Social media can be a great place to stay connected to the people and places you love. If you’ve followed and enjoyed our social media posts since June 2020, please say a big THANK YOU to our volunteer Social Media Coordinator, Alisa! She..
National Park Rangers come in all shapes and sizes. Our Meet Your Ranger series introduces you to the many amazing faces that support our Outer Banks national parks every day! *Please note: Sarah is now the NPS Partnership Program Manager for the South Atlantic Gulf Region/Interior Region 2. We miss her and wish her the..
*Please note: Tracy is now based in Colorado and continuing to work for the NPS. We miss her and wish her the best! Hometown: Townson, Maryland Education: Ph.D., Duke University; B.S., University of Maryland Position: Chief of Resource Management and Science for the National Parks of Eastern North Carolina (I work in five parks!) Where you’ll find her: On the road..
March is Women’s History Month and we’re highlighting women who have made — and continue to make—an impact on your OBX national parks! Though her name may be unfamiliar to many, Louise Meekins helped shape your OBX national parks into the special places that they are today. In fact, Meekins made history of her own:..
As we begin a new year together, we want to take the time to introduce you to our team – starting with our fearless leader (and Director), Jessica Barnes! Tell us a little bit about yourself. I was born and raised in Mechanicsville, Virginia—right outside of Richmond. Growing up, I loved the outdoors—Virginia is a great place..
Please tell us about yourself. Hometown: Lincolnton, NC Education: North Carolina State University, History major and Social Studies Education minor Position: Cultural Resource Manager Where you’ll find her: At the Museum Resource Center located at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site Other national parks you’ve worked at: Vicksburg National Military Park What exactly is the Museum..