Park Ranger

Castro shifts from secretary role to job as ranger

Castro shifts from secretary role to job as ranger

Corliss Castro never imagined she would become a park ranger. Before getting into the career, she was in a job on the opposite end of the spectrum. “I was a secretary in a medical office and indoors all day,” Castro said. She applied for a secretary position at St. Andrews State Park in Panama City […]

Brown shares thoughts on lengthy NPS career

Brown shares thoughts on lengthy NPS career

Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown likes to tell people he joined the National Park Service when he was 6 years old. He was with his family on a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park and as they traveled by car up a road in the mountains, his mother noticed beautiful rocks along the […]

Rain doesn’t put damper on YCC experience

Rain doesn’t put damper on YCC experience

Gulf Breeze student Grant Landry is a Boy Scout, so he is used to being outdoors. On that note, it made sense for him to take a shot at landing a job with the Youth Conservation Corps. “We use the campsites a lot (at Gulf Islands) and this was a chance to do work around […]

Butler living a big kid’s life as a park ranger

Butler living a big kid’s life as a park ranger

Will Butler visited several national parks while growing up but never made it to Fort Pickens. But the historical military installation, one of the highlights of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, is where Butler now works as a ranger. He figures if he had traveled to Florida as a child he would have felt the […]