Barclay Trimble Selected as New Superintendent
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111
Southeast Regional Director David Vela announced the selection of Barclay Trimble to be the next superintendent for the Outer Banks Group of national parks; Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.Trimble has served as the Deputy Superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona since 2007. He will assume his new duties in late October, 2012.
"Barclay recognizes the value of being attuned to park resources and advancing park goals through partnerships and collaboration," Vela said."With his strong skills of working with park partners, park employees, local constituents and the surrounding communities on a variety of issues that affect both the park and local communities while furthering the National Park Service mission of preserving and protecting the magnificent resources found on the Outer Banks, Barclay is an obvious choice for this position."
Trimble also served as Acting Superintendent in the Grand Canyon for several months, one of America's iconic symbols, where he managed a staff of 535 employees. "My wife and family are looking forward to living near a seashore environment and are excited about experiencing life on those beautiful, dynamic barrier islands, " stated Trimble.
In his 21 year career, and prior to the Grand Canyon, Barclay served in several business finance positions including Recreation Fee Manager for the Intermountain Region, Chief of Finance for the Washington Office Concessions Division, Acting Chief of Business Management at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and Management Assistant with Denali National Park in Alaska and the National Transportation Safety Board in Washington, DC.With all of these positions, he gained important experience in developing park plans and working with local communities balancing nature with community needs.
Trimble graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting in 1989.
Did You Know?
A piece of sea whip that washes up on the beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore is not a plant, but the skeleton of a whole colony of animals. A tiny animal lived in each hole on the yellow, orange or purple stems. It had a mouth, a stomach and eight tentacles to catch food.