Have you ever wondered who's behind the initials in parenthesis after each and every post we share? Meet our social media team and the people who bring Tuzigoot National Monument to you where ever you are, around the world.
Meet the Social Media Team
Laura loves insects. If you find a cool insect on the trail, Laura wants to know about it (please just take a picture, Laura doesn't like to disturb them in their natural habitat). She also has a degree in agriculture, so if you want to talk about how farming is one of the most important developments in human history, she'd be up for that too. At home, Laura likes to cook, exercise, garden, hike, and take photographs of insects (did we mention she likes insects?).
Krystina has been working at Montezuma Castle since 2011. She began as a Student Conservation Association intern and became an employee through the Pathways Program for students in 2012. Krystina recently earned her MA in archaeology from Northern Arizona University. Her thesis, “Same Story, Different Pueblo?” focuses on the interpretation of archaeological sites within the National Park Service in the American Southwest. When she isn't working as a park ranger, she enjoys fiber arts and spending time with her bearded dragon Arnold.
Krystina previously interned with the Flagstaff Area National Monuments (Wupatki, Sunset Crater, and Walnut Canyon) and is an avid supporter of the Passport to your National Parks and Junior Ranger program. She has earned badges from at least 34 parks, so far...
Most of all, Sharlot likes finding out new things! So if something amazes you about our parks, let her know by posting it! If you still have an unanswered question after leaving, ask it on Facebook! She wants to stay connected with you.
Rob is a Midwest native, he grew up in Illinois, but moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 2001. He has lived in our state enjoying the heat for most of that time. Rob loves being outdoors even in the summer heat, although cooler weather during the Fall & Winter seasons allow him to explore more often, he still ventures out into the desert when it's hot. When he isn't in front of asocialmediaapp, or behind a camera, you'll find him off-road, camping, or enjoying some treasure hunting far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Exploring nature.
Rob's background of social media comes from the experience he gained with his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing, and a Masters of Business Administration. He chose to combine his love of the outdoors, his education and work experience with the National Park Service social media team and he plans to explore more parks and share it with you.
Fraser is a Biological Science Technician with the Natural Resources division at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments. He studied Biology and Environmental Science at the University of Virginia. He started working with the National Park Service as a Student Conservation Association intern first in Alaska and then in southern Arizona before starting in his current position in 2014. His responsibilities include restoration work, wildlife monitoring, and assisting with educational outreach.
Fraser has a passion for botany and loves learning about the plants of the Southwest in particular and the communities they support. He hopes to continue his education by pursuing a Masters in Restoration Ecology. When he's not exploring the outdoors for work he is exploring it for fun by going on hikes or bike rides.
Jennifer Steffen has been a fan of the outdoors since she was a baby, growing up camping, canoeing, and hiking all over the country. She is a Wisconsin native that loves cheese, The Packers, and exploring National Parks and Forests with her dog Annie. She graduated in 2011 from Fox Valley Technical College with a degree in Natural Resources, and has spent the last three years working with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. She has been with the National Park Service since June 2016, and it excited to be a part of the team. There isn't a critter out there that she doesn't love, but she especially loves spiders, bats, and snakes, and educating people on their importance in the ecosystem.