Have you ever wondered about the faces behind the posts you see on our social media sites? Meet our social media team! These individuals share their insights, research, park views, and photos to help you connect to Point Reyes from wherever you may be.
Our Social Media Team
Carlo (ca) grew up in Chicago and was a grad student at UC Berkeley English before discovering his passion for parks, nature, and education. He is thrilled to be working as a park ranger and program manager for the Winter Wildlife Docent Program. Working in the interpretive and education field, he's especially interested in programming, outreach, and getting new audiences to their parks. Before Point Reyes, Carlo made stops at Pinnacles National Park and San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. He is also an avid birder, foodie, traveler, and reader, always trying to catch up with all his unread New Yorker magazines.
Hailing from California's Central Valley, Dale (dd) started his Park Service career through the Student Conservation Association in 2010. His major breakthrough came with the production of the short film, The Green Wave by the Seashore, highlighting the park’s green practices and earning first place in the NPS' first "My Green Parks" video contest. Since then, he has produced a number of videos for the park’s Youtube page around the topics of wilderness, climate change, employee life, and others. When not in movie-making mode, he is involved in park planning, sustainability, and safety programs as a park Engineering Technician.
World traveler and devoted museum professional, Point Reyes National Seashore’s Museum Curator, Deborah (dm) joined the NPS family in October 2016. "I’m honored to serve the communities of the National Park Service. Through social media, our team can reach out and engage with you, sharing the wonderful cultural and natural resources we are entrusted to steward." Deborah's passion at age 5 was paleontology. Although she still loves fossils, she became an archaeologist, natural and art historian, and award-winning artist. Deborah previously worked at the Exploratorium and other Bay Area museums. She maintains her work-life balance making time for art; photography; travel; hiking; edible landscape gardening; cooking; reading; and spending quality time with two- and four-legged family and friends.
While Gordon (gw) is of the age demographic most associated with Facebook, he is an early geek and enthusiastic supporter of short attention span theater, and a prolific follower of Twitter and Instagram while leading the Seashore's Integrated Resources Management staff in their efforts to preserve the park's outstanding natural and cultural resources for future generations, and the IT staff in their never ending effort to keep our network humming.
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Greg (gp) graduated from Gettysburg College in 2010 with a double BA in Philosophy and Film Studies and promptly went to Nicaragua with the Peace Corps where he worked as an Environmental Educator. After his experience abroad he became interested in working for the NPS and helping to facilitate meaningful connections to natural and cultural resources. At Lassen Volcanic National Park, he produced a number of interpretive videos and other media ranging in topic from black bear safety to hydrothermal soundscapes. Greg joined the team at Point Reyes National Seashore in 2016 and is excited to be sharing this special place with you on social media!
After spending time soaring with the condors at Pinnacles National Park, Joey (jn) now enjoys roaming with the elk at Point Reyes. Joey joins Point Reyes National Seashore as the park's first Centennial Volunteer Ambassador. Growing up outside of Denver next to public land fostered Joey’s passion for outdoor spaces. He spent countless hours exploring the trails and connecting with nature. As the Centennial Volunteer Ambassador, Joey works to connect people of all backgrounds with their public lands through volunteer service. Look for Joey's social media post about the volunteer program, all the great work our volunteers do in the park, and for ways that you can get involved. In his free time he enjoys exploring the trails at Point Reyes as a trail runner, looking at birds, and has a soft spot for delicious ice cream.
Born and raised in the SF Bay Area, John (jd) has been involved with many parks and projects in the Pacific West Region, as well as at Washington, D.C. Most of his career has been in the interpretive field and also working as the Public Information Officer. "The NPS has provided a perfect career for me where I can educate the public and work in areas with outstanding natural and human history." He's a huge birder who has gone to every corner of North America searching for avian life. He also has a passion for photography.
Kevin (kh) grew up right here in Marin and really discovered his passion for parks while attending Santa Rosa Junior College. Further pursuing this goal, he obtained an undergraduate degree from Humboldt State University in Environmental Management and Protection. While Point Reyes was Kevin’s first park, he has had opportunities to work for Redwood National and State Parks, Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, Minidoka National Historic Site, and, most recently, Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska. Kevin uses photography to share his experiences living and working in incredible places. In his downtime, he enjoys, baking bread, climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, and tacos.
Melanie (mg) is the outreach coordinator at Point Reyes National Seashore, working on park planning issues of high public interest. Melanie developed a passion for national parks after crisscrossing the country in the back of a VW van and spending summers near Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. After teaching woody plants and field botany at the University of Michigan, Melanie started her career with the National Park Service in 2008 volunteering at Everglades National Park. Since then, she’s been working at Point Reyes National Seashore. There is so much to discover at the seashore, Melanie looks forward to sharing it with you via social media.
After graduating college in New York, Mike (mh) started working seasonally for the National Park Service as a Law Enforcement Park Ranger at Acadia National Park. He continued to live the seasonal lifestyle working all across the US at different parks such as Chiricahua National Monument and Yosemite National Park. Mike finally settled into a full time position at Yosemite before moving to Point Reyes National Seashore in 2015. Mike enjoys the many different resource and visitor protection challenges and duties that come with being a Law Enforcement Park Ranger at Point Reyes.
Sarah (sc) was born and raised in California and was never too far away from a beach. Now, as a marine ecologist at Point Reyes National Seashore, she gets to call the beach her office. Sarah focuses on studying marine mammals, such as harbor seals and elephant seals. She has been with the NPS since 2009, all of that time at Point Reyes and wouldn't have it any other way. She is amazed at the beauty of Point Reyes and the variety of habitats and wildlife. Through social media, Sarah loves to share why Point Reyes is such a special place and show glimpses into the lives of the wildlife that inhabit this park.
David manages the Field Institute at the Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA), the park’s official non-profit partner. David graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Creative Writing before leaving the West Coast to work on an organic vegetable farm in Connecticut. He returned home to be with family, fiddle in a bluegrass band, and pursue a career in outdoor education. David was born in Lucas Valley and grew up hiking and surfing along the coast. When he's not in the ocean or on the trail, you’ll find him at traditional music jams or lost in a good book.
Jennifer is the education and outreach coordinator for park partner NOAA's Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary which is just offshore of Point Reyes National Seashore. Jennifer creates education and outreach materials, programs, and exhibits, and is the host of Ocean Currents, a monthly radio program highlighting ocean topics on KWMR community radio for West Marin. Jennifer loves rowing on Tomales Bay and witnessing the incredible diversity of wildlife and wildlands and waters in coastal California.