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Contact: Mike Pflaum , 906-387-2607 x202
Contact: John Kacich, 906-387-2607 x210(Munising and Grand Marais, Mich.) Four long-time employees of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore - Pam Baker, Bill Magli, Jack Roberts, and Brenda St. Martin - will retire in late December 2014.
"The National Park Service is fortunate to have a large number of highly dedicated employees, some of the most dedicated in public service," said Park Superintendent Mike Pflaum. "This certainly includes Pam, Bill, Jack and Brenda."
Park Ranger Pamela Baker serves as the National Park Service manager at the Interagency Visitor Center in Munising. Pam began her service at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in 1984 as a volunteer. She began her federal career at Isle Royale National Park in 1989, and transferred to Pictured Rocks in 1990 as Information Receptionist. Pam is well known among Pictured Rocks visitors as the human face of the National Park Service.
William Magli, the park's Automotive Mechanic, has maintained the lakeshore's fleet of motor vehicles, boats, and small engines since his arrival in July 1993. Bill started his federal career in 1984 at Death Valley National Monument in California and Nevada. Four years later, he transferred to Blue Ridge Parkway, located in North Carolina and Virginia. Magli served in the U.S. Army, including a tour of duty in Vietnam.
John "Jack" Roberts, a Maintenance Worker, began his federal career with service in the U.S. Army. He joined the Pictured Rocks staff in 1993, serving as the lead maintenance person in the lakeshore's Grand Marais district.
Brenda St. Martin, the Superintendent's Secretary, has been at Pictured Rocks since August 1980. She began her NPS career as a clerk-typist for the ranger division. Brenda's time at the lakeshore has spanned most of its evolution from developing park to the established national park it is today.
"We have been very fortunate that Pam, Bill, Jack, and Brenda have been part of the Pictured Rocks team," remarked Pflaum. "These four dedicated employees have contributed over 110 years of their life's work to the mission of the Service and the federal government. We thank them and offer our congratulations for a job well done."