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Omaha — David Horne has been selected as the next Superintendent of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan. Horne is a 23-year veteran of the National Park Service and currently the Chief Ranger for the Southeast Region of the National Park Service. He will begin his new assignment in January 2018.
“We are very pleased to welcome Dave as the new Superintendent of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore,” stated Regional Director Cam Sholly. “He has a proven track record of successfully managing complex operations, building strong teams, and collaborating closely with communities and partners.”
A graduate of Humboldt State University in northern California with a bachelor’s degree in biology, Horne spent four years in the U.S. Coast Guard, stationed primarily in Kodiak, Alaska. His career with the National Park Service began in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in natural resource management. He then joined the ranks of Visitor and Resource Protection working at Sequoia & Kings Canyon, Big Bend, Yosemite, and Pinnacles National Parks as well as Lake Mead National Recreation Area and in the Intermountain Regional Office.
“I am honored to be selected as the Superintendent of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and for the opportunity to work with the park’s talented staff,” Horne said. “My family and I are also very much looking forward to moving to the Upper Peninsula.”
Horne and his wife, Carol, have three young sons who are very active in scouting. He and his sons completed a week-long 50-mile canoe trip with the scouts this past summer, and they expect to continue this passion in their new home.
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, was established in 1966. It is a water-based park consisting of 73,236 acres offering the opportunity to explore miles of pristine beaches, hike over 100 miles of trails, and experience the serenity of the northern hardwood forest.