Meet the Social Media Team

Bill in uniform giving an outdoor talk

Bill is in his 25th year at Glacier. After spending time at Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Everglades National Parks, and Independence National Historical Park, he still thinks the mountains of northwest Montana have them all beat. At work Bill creates exhibits, publications, videos and helped develop Glacier's social media presence.

"The response to these new communication tools has been tremendous. I hope we can continue to explore new social media platforms and find new ways to connect people with Glacier and the National Park Service."

Mark on Horse

Mark is the lone member of the social media team from the east side of Glacier where he works as the District Interpreter out of St. Mary. His involvement in social media began with a lucky photo of a red fox he posted on Facebook. Now he is hooked on sharing the wonders of the park's east side with friends online.

Mark has been at Glacier for over a dozen years, where he manages the east side interpretive program and directs the astronomy education activities. "I am incredibly impressed with the responses we receive after posting photographs on Facebook. People are so engaged with this park and it is always a reminder of how lucky I am to work and live here year-round."

Melissa holding home-grown carrots

Melissa enjoys being a part of Glacier's social media team because it offers another avenue to connect to people who also share her love of Glacier National Park. She first came to Glacier while in graduate school when she worked as a summer seasonal employee in the Backcountry Permit Office. This position allowed Melissa to experience the beauty of the park and come to understand first-hand how truly special this place is. After a variety of education and communication jobs, she is now back "home," working in her dream job as the Science Communication Specialist for the Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center.

Tara sitting on rocks by large body of water

Tara has been hooked on Glacier since she did a research project on rare plants in the park as a graduate student in 1989. She was lucky enough to land a job here in 1996 as the park ecologist. She currently serves as Director of the Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center. This means she gets to review the work of all the scientists who are conducting research in Glacier and communicate the results of that research to people like you. Her main role on the social media team is to keep you connected with science activities in the park. A botanist by training, she has a hard time resisting the temptation to identify plants in our social media team's posts.

Mustachioed Tim in front of park entrance sign

Tim is now Acting Public Affairs Officer, after spending his two seasons as an exhibit specialist developing interpretive experiences for the park. Before coming to Glacier he worked in Alaska at Glacier Bay and Denali. He enjoys challenging the visitors to explore their inner artist and help find new ways to share their park.

Jake on mountain summit overlooking lake

Jake has spent time in Grand Teton, Carlsbad Caverns, Denali, Rocky Mountain, and Yellowstone National Parks in addition to getting his start as a ranger in Glacier. In 2013 he also worked with over 25 national parks in the Colorado Plateau region as a volunteer photographer. He is happy to have returned to his home state of Montana and is looking forward to sharing his passion for Glacier and photography with Glacier's social media followers.

Last updated: August 14, 2016

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