By the Numbers
Jonathan B. Jarvis, Director
National Park Service
Jonathan B. Jarvis began his career with the National Park Service in 1976 as a seasonal interpreter in Washington, DC. Today, he manages that agency whose mission is to preserve America's most treasured landscapes and cultural icons.
Jarvis's 37-year career has taken him from ranger to resource management specialist to park biologist to Superintendent of parks such as Craters of the Moon, North Cascades, Wrangell-St. Elias, and Mount Rainier. Before being confirmed as the 18th Director of the National Park Service on September 24, 2009, Jarvis served as regional director of the National Park Service Pacific West Region.
Today, he is responsible for overseeing an agency with more than 22,000 employees, a $3 billion budget, and 412 national park units that attract more than 280 million visitors every year and generate $30 billion in economic benefit across the nation.
For more information on Director Jarvis, visit the link here.
Aaron Roth, Acting General Superintendent
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Aaron Roth joined the leadership team at Golden Gate National Recreation Area in 2007. He has served as Deputy Superintendent since 2010 and was named Acting General Superintendent in August 2016.
Aaron has worked closely with three past Superintendents on the full breadth of park management responsibilities, including providing leadership and supervision of the park’s operations, finances, projects, and programs. He has been engaged on strategic initiatives with GGNRA’s key partners, including the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Presidio Trust, and California State Parks. He has a strong background in partnerships, serving as the former Chief of Business Management.
Aaron served previously as Acting Deputy Regional Director for the National Park Service Pacific West Region in 2014.
Prior to his arrival at Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Aaron served as a management assistant at Grand Canyon National Park and worked in commercial services for the National Park Service Intermountain Region.
Aaron has seven years of private sector experience in a variety of entrepreneurial roles in the technology, consumer products and management consulting industries. He earned a degree in engineering from the University of Virginia and a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Colorado.
Press Kit Gallery32 Photos
Photos from areas in GGNRA.
Alcatraz - Federal Penitentiary Period69 Photos
Alcatraz was a notorious prison run by the Bureau of Prisons from 1934 to 1963.
Alcatraz - Gardens Restoration3 Photos
Alcatraz - Indian Occupation Period17 Photos
Once Alcatraz closed, the island became a temporary home for the Native American civil rights movement.
Coastal Defenses - Batteries115 Photos
Artillery batteries throughout the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Coastal Defenses - Nike Sites58 Photos
The Golden Gate National Recreation Area has several sites where the Cold War Nike anti-aircraft missiles were stationed: SF-51, SF-59, SF-87, SF-77, and SF-91. SF-88, at Fort Barry, is the only semi-restored Nike missile site in the United States.
Historic Sites6 Photos
National Historic Landmarks are nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States.
Fort Point - Military Period37 Photos
Images of Fort Point as a military fortification, beginning from its construction in 1854.
San Mateo Parklands - Mori Point6 Photos
Mori Point, named after farmer Stephen Mori who owned the land in the late 1800s, features beautiful bluffs and dramatic coastline.
Scenic views of Golden Gate National Park Recreation Area.
SF Parklands - Lands End19 Photos
Lands End is a stretch of rocky coast between the Palace of the Legion of Honor and the Cliff House.
SF Parklands - Sutro Baths70 Photos
Sutro Baths was an indoor swimming complex, including a museum and concert hall, opened in the late 1800s by entrepreneur Adolph Sutro. It burned down in 1966.