Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Dave Uberuaga Takes On Grand Canyon National Park

After career of 27 years at Mount Rainier National Park, Dave Uberuaga will be leaving to become the superintendent at Grand Canyon National Park. Uberuaga was informed early yesterday that he had been selected to take over the second most visited park in the nation.

"It was not an easy decision," Uberuaga said. He started at Mount Rainier in July 1984 and has served as superintendent since November 2002.

The reaction among those connected to Mount Rainier, including our very own Volunteer Program Manager Kevin Bacher, has been universal in high praise for Uberuaga.

“He’s been a passionate advocate for the park and a visionary leader through some very challenging times,” Kevin stated to The News Tribune.

“Among many other things, he has supported wholeheartedly a transformation of the volunteer program at Mount Rainier, making it a key partner of the park’s mission and integrated into every part of park operations. "

To read more, visit The News Tribune article published June 1st.

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