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.
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.
Childhood family vacations helped Jeff (jj) develop his love of wild places and outdoors recreation. Wanting to help others enjoy their time in National Parks, Jeff started his career volunteering in Muir Woods Visitor Center. Noting the diverse job opportunities available within the service, he tried his hand at trail building and maintenance, leading interpretive bike programs, working with Natural Resource Management, digging fire line across the American west, and is currently managing the Seashore’s Roads Branch. He has been a proud public servant since 1993. His latest obsession is showing his two small sons the remnants of Roadside America, with his wife, in their vintage trailer.
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.
Rachel (rd) was born and raised in the SF Bay Area and assists numerous parks throughout California and Oregon as an Agreements Specialist for the Point Reyes Major Acquisition Buying Office. She has visited and recreated in national parks across most of the western U.S. from Yellowstone to Arches. Rachel graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Business Administration and a minor in Economics. She loves the great outdoors as a hiker and photographer.
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.
Jennifer (js) 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.
May (ms) was born and raised in the city of San Francisco where she developed her life-long love for beaches, urban parks and coastal fog! She discovered her passion of interpretation while working in museum and tourism settings in San Francisco and obtained a B.S. in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration at SF State. After taking a break from the nonprofit world, she found herself breaking into the National Park Service as a Seasonal Park Guide at Point Reyes. Today, she returns to Point Reyes as the Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) supporting and growing the capacity of the Volunteer-In-Parks Program. You can find her on any of the 150+ miles of trails throughout Point Reyes appreciating its beauty and history from all angles!
Last updated: September 2, 2019