Date: December 1, 2010
Contact:Tim Colyer, 906-387-2607 ext 203
(MUNISING, Mich.) Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is proud to introduce two new park rangers. Ranger Shaun Hughes and Ranger Amber Tembreull have been added to the permanent staff as Park Rangers in the Resource and Visitor Protection Division at the Lakeshore. Hughes and Tembreull both live in the area and have worked at the Lakeshore as seasonal employees for several years.
Shaun Hughes grew up in Grand Marais and Munising. He obtained a degree in criminal justice from Northern Michigan University and attended a National Park Service law enforcement academy for seasonal rangers at Southwestern Community College in Franklin, North Carolina. His first NPS position was at Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado. Hughes returned to the Munising area and continued his studies at NMU in a Masters Certificate program for Criminal Justice. Through the Student Career Experience Program, Hughes was able to work as a ranger at the Lakeshore in conjunction with his Masters program. Hughes maintained excellent job performance and academic results throughout the program and was selected to fill a vacant park ranger position upon the successful completion of his studies.
"I am pleased to welcome Shaun Hughes as part of our permanent staff," said Chief Ranger Tim Colyer. "His knowledge of and love for the area, combined with his training and experience in emergency services, are an incredible asset to the Lakeshore's operations. He is committed to protecting the resources the Lakeshore was established to preserve, as well as providing essential services to the local residents and park visitors who recreate there."
Hughes joins Park Ranger Matt Davis in the Grand Marais district. Davis joined the Lakeshore staff in 2009 and has been with the NPS for more than 10 years, working at the Lakeshore previously in 2001.
Amber Tembreull has worked at the Lakeshore as a park ranger in the Resource and Visitor Protection Division seasonally for the past three summers. While not new to the area, she recently competed in a nationwide vacancy announcement to fill a park ranger position in Munising that has been vacant nearly 13 years.
Prior to coming to Pictured Rocks, Tembreull worked as a forest ranger for the U.S. Forest Service at Lassen National Forest in California. She has a bachelor's degree in Parks and Natural Resources from California State University and has attended the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick, Georgia, for her law enforcement training.
"Amber Tembreull is a great addition to our staff," remarked Colyer. "She is a very professional, hard-working individual with an excellent background in resource protection. She has excellent communication skills and enjoys interacting with the public as well as our neighboring agencies."
Tembreull will work out of the Munising office with Park Ranger Bill Smith. Smith has worked at the Lakeshore for 12 years and has more than 24 years of service with the National Park Service.