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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!

Wesley Trimble


Meet Wesley Trimble, communications and creative director for American Hiking Society. Learn about his work at this hiking trail advocacy group and his fascinating journey to his current career.

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.

Gaby Tamez

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Meet Gaby Tamez, a biologist for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Tamez's job involves ecological conservation, education, wildlife management, hunter outreach, and wildlife research.  Find out more about all the field work she conducts and her career path to this fascinating job. 

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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