Two New Staff Members Welcomed to Bighorn Canyon
Bighorn Canyon has welcomed two new staff members. David Marshall has accepted the position as Administrative Officer and Curtis Rintz has accepted the Chief of Maintenance position. Both will be stationed in Fort Smith, MT. Both are relatively new to the National Park Service (NPS) and are dedicated to its mission.
Marshall finds public service to be very rewarding. He has spent his career dedicated to that belief working for the US Navy, non-profits and in the private sector. Prior to accepting the position at Bighorn Canyon, Marshal enjoyed his first NPS job at Western Arctic National Parklands, in Kotzebue, Alaska. The office he worked in managed four units: Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Kobuk Valley National Park, and Noatak National Preserve. On his off time Marshall enjoys travelling and exploring new areas of the country. With his family, he been fortunate to have visited all 50 states more than once, most of Canada, and driven the Alaska Highway. Marshall jokes that his favorite thing about Bighorn Canyon is having access to a paved road that goes somewhere. But in all seriousness, he is very excited to have the opportunity to continue working for the NPS and caring for our nation's greatest treasures.
Rintz comes to Bighorn Canyon from Pipe Springs National Monument. He brings with him a combined ten years of experience with the National Forest Service and National Park Service and many years prior to that working in construction and fabrication. He brings to Bighorn Canyon many skills. He has worked as a Firefighter, Trail Crew member, Wilderness Ranger, Archaeologist, Maintenance Worker, Maintenance Mechanic, High Voltage Electrician, and Facility Manager. He has worked at Saguaro National Park, Grand Canyon, Coconino National Forest, and Tonto National Forest. Rintz has a creative nature and found that the NPS allows him a way to combine his outdoor recreational interests, his creativity, and his management skills. His favorite outdoor activities are hiking and hunting, but also enjoys mechanical and fabrication projects at home. In his new position he is most excited about the change from the desert southwest to the steppes and canyons of Montana/Wyoming. He is excited to make a direct contribution in to the Park's operations and working in a multicultural environment.
We are grateful for the skills they bring to the park and welcome them to the Bighorn Canyon team.
Did You Know?
Fort C.F. Smith, was the most isolated of the posts which guarded the Bozeman Trail. Active from August 1866 to July 1868, it was under constant threat from the Sioux and Northern Cheyenne tribes during Red Cloud’s War. The U.S. government was forced to abandon the fort and trail. Some historians have called this conflict, “the first war the United States ever lost.” More...