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Superintendent Stan Austin has announced that Brian Carey has been selected the Deputy Superintendent for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Carey will assume his new duties in October.
"We are delighted to have Brian joining us at Glen Canyon," Austin said. "Brian is an experienced, talented, and motivated career professional, and he will be an outstanding addition to the Glen Canyon team."
Carey has worked in the National Park Service for 28 years. He began his career in Florida as a park ranger at Everglades National Park, and later worked multiple positions at Everglades, Biscayne National Park and Canaveral National Seashore. He spent 11 years at Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park in Texas, working first as a District Ranger, and later as the Chief of Resources Management and Visitor Protection. Carey currently is the Superintendent for Chiricahua National Monument and Fort Bowie National Historic Site in Arizona. Carey served as the acting Deputy Superintendent for Glen Canyon between August 2008 and February 2009.
"I am thrilled to be able to return to Glen Canyon and Rainbow Bridge and work with an outstanding park staff and the wonderful communities of northern Arizona, southern Utah and the Navajo Nation," Carey said. "It is an exciting time to be part of a team that will be addressing the 21st century challenges of managing the park’s natural, cultural and recreational resources." Carey will be accompanied by his spouse, Kathy Spellman; their son, Dylan, is completing his senior year at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Brian will be filling the position vacated by Nancie E. Ames, who has accepted a position with Amistad National Recreation Area in Texas.