Board Member, Secretary
Location: Estes Park, Colorado
Originally from New England, Rich worked with the Young Adult Conservation Corps in Alaska and realized his future was in the West. Working with the National Park Service for more than 34 years, Rich has been able to live and work in truly amazing places. Starting his career as a researcher at Glacier NP, Rich has called Mount Rainier, Grand Teton, Zion and most recently Rocky Mountain National Park, home. He has worked in various capacities with the NPS, including Interpretation, Law Enforcement, Structural/Wildland Fire, and Employee Development. As part of the National Park Service’s Sister Parks program, Rich has spent time working with the governments of Poland, Slovakia and the Republic of Georgia providing technical assistance to their National Parks and Preserves programs. Before retiring from the NPS in 2020, Rich served as the NPS National Partnerships Coordinator developing a service-wide training program to help bridge the cultures of the Federal Government and nonprofit organizations. Rich and his wife Sheri are very happy to call Estes Park home!