Employee Profile: Veronica Harvey
Veronica Sabrina Harvey (or "Ronnie" as she is known to her friends here at Richmond National Battlefield Park and Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site) was born on October 15, 1978. That makes her the youngest permanent employee at the two Richmond parks! Ronnie's primary duty station is at Maggie L.Walker National Historic Site where she is a park guide in the division of interpretation. She began working for the park on January 31, 2000.
Ronnie has worked at two other Virginia National Parks: George Washington Birthplace National Monument and the Thomas Stone National Historic Site. You could say that the National Park Service is in Ronnie's blood; her cousin Roberta works at George Washington Birthplace and her father, Lester, is the only Maintenance employee at Thomas Stone. In fact, it was her father who encouraged her to apply for the Maggie Walker NHS position when it open last winter.
Born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Ronnie is a real home-town girl, quite a feat considering the transient nature of the National Park Service. Ronnie and her fiancé, Robert Hunter, have a two-year-old son, Elijah. They have no pets thus far, although Elijah does have a toy barking dog. Her hobbies and favorite pastimes include talking, reading, shopping and being outside.
When asked about her future plans, Ronnie said that someday she would like to be a superintendent and, further along the line, to be the "youngest Director of the National Park Service ever".
Ronnie also said that she enjoys working here at the Richmond parks (she has also led EARTH programs at the Tredegar Iron Works site this summer) and likes working with everyone, so we hope that she will be around for a while before she follows through on her ambitions. It's great to have you here, Ronnie!