My Outdoor Job

Curious about what it would be like to have a career where your office is the great outdoors? We talk to various people who work for the National Park Service, state parks or other organizations that are dedicated to protecting our natural resources. If you'd like to be interviewed, let us know!

Josh Ash


Meet Josh Ash, a Seasonal Protection Ranger who has worked at a variety of national parks, including Death Valley National Park, Gateway National Recreation Area – Sandy Hook Unit, and Dinosaur National Monument. Find out how Ash got interested in working outdoors and what his job is like.

Karen Locke


Meet Karen Locke, the Southern Utah Adventure Program Manager for the National Ability Center. Find out what she does and how she was able to turn what is usually a short term job into a career that she loves.

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