News Release Date: June 14, 2016
Contact: Bill Kaage, 208.387.5200
BOISE–Tina Boehle has been named Communication and Education Branch Chief for the National Park Service Division of Fire and Aviation Management. She succeeds Roberta D'Amico, who moved to a new position in January 2015.
As branch chief, Boehle will serve as the public affairs specialist for the division, providing leadership and expertise in development and implementation of strategic communication efforts for the division as well as the aviation, structural fire, and wildland fire programs. In addition, she will serve as the lead for the Fire Communication and Education Program for the National Park Service. Other duties include serving as an interagency spokesperson at the National Interagency Fire Center, facilitating national and international media requests regarding national wildland fire activities, critical events, policies, or program status, and providing outreach support to the Visitor and Resource Protection Associateship, under which the division resides. Boehle will begin her new position effective immediately.
"I'm looking forward to continuing to share the mission-critical story of fire and aviation in the National Park Service and working across disciplines to accomplish communication and education goals," stated Boehle.
"I'm pleased to have Tina on board as our Communication and Education Branch Chief. Her experiences and background in multimedia communications, commitment to a team approach in support of the Service's Fire Communication and Education Program, the Division as well as the Visitor and Resource Protection Associate, will serve us well," said Bill Kaage.
Since July 2001, Boehle has served as the Fire Communication and Education Specialist for the Branch of Communication and Education within the same division. Prior to coming to the National Park Service office at the National Interagency Fire Center, she was an interpretive park ranger at Whitman Mission National Historic Site and Mesa Verde National Park.
Raised in Illinois, Boehle graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Spanish. In 2014, she completed her Master of Science Degree in Interactive Media from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. Tina and her husband, Brian Fuller, have a 4-year old daughter, Celeste. When not on duty, she enjoys spending time with her family, biking, hiking, and exploring back roads.