Sweat began working for the NPS in 2006 and has a background in resource management and policy at the park, regional and national level. Prior to being superintendent, he worked as the regional program manager for planning and compliance for the Intermountain Regional Office in Lakewood, Colorado. He has also served as chief of resource management at Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico, legislative specialist in the NPS Office of Legislative and Congressional Affairs, and a policy analyst in the NPS Office of Policy. Sweat started his NPS career as a seasonal archeological technician at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where he later worked as a management assistant.
A native of northeast Tennessee, Sweat earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in anthropology at the University of Tennessee. He enjoys hiking, backpacking, biking and playing guitar and mandolin.
Tarona Armstrong comes to St. Louis from President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site in Hope, Arkansas, where she has served as Superintendent since 2014. She has held multiple leadership roles within the National Park Service, including assisting in the development of three new units of the NPS (Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas; Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site in Little Rock; and Clinton Birthplace Home.) Her NPS career has taken her across the country, including George Washington Birthplace National Monument in Virginia; Thomas Stone National Historic Site in Charles County, Maryland; and Everglades National Park in Florida. Ms. Armstrong a native of Marianna, Arkansas, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in parks and recreation from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and has earned two graduate degrees from Webster University in St. Louis in human resource management and management and leadership.
Chief of Museum Services and Interpretation
Pam Sanfilippo holds a B.A. in History from the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL), an M.A. in History from Washington University, and has completed coursework for a Ph.D. in Education from UMSL. From 2014 until 2020, Pam was the Learning & Engagement Director at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, part of the National Archives and Records Administration. Pam began her NPS career in 1995 at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, serving as a Park Ranger, Historian, and Education Director.