Our rangers are the face of our state parks, inspiring adults and
young people to enjoy and learn about the stewardship of our natural
and cultural resources in a safe and responsible manner,” said
Governor Martin O’Malley. “I congratulate this newest generation of
rangers, who will uphold the Maryland Park Service tradition of
exemplary public service and commitment to the protecting our
Maryland’s newest park rangers successfully demonstrated expertise
in ten functions of ranger work including: knowledge of Maryland
geography and history; first responder certification; search and
rescue skills; and basic skills in natural, cultural, and historical
interpretation. The new rangers also completed training for
emergency medical technician (EMT) certification, wildland fire
fighting and prevention, canoe certification and other valuable
training essential to the successful management and operation of
“We are extremely proud of the accomplishments and commitment made
by our new class of rangers,” said Maryland Park Service
Superintendent Nita Settina. “Each of them brings a fresh
perspective and new talent to our ranks.”
Maryland park rangers have the professional responsibility for the
stewardship and protection of the natural, cultural, historical and
recreational resources in Maryland’s State Parks. By incorporating
interpretation, education, public safety and resource management
skills, they serve the public as mentors, inspiring a stewardship
ethic and a passion for conservation.
The following new Maryland Park Service park rangers were recognized
and presented with certificates.
- Ranger William Baumann of Flintstone will serve at Rocky Gap
- Ranger John Fitzroy of Kennedyville will serve at Wye Island
Natural Resource Management Area.
- Ranger Jaime Kimble of Salisbury will serve at Assateague
Island State Park.
- Ranger Cineva Kline of Berlin will serve at Assateague Island
- Ranger Melissa McCormick of Frostburg will serve at New
Germany State Park.
- Ranger Bill Moffat of Waldorf will serve at Southern Maryland
Recreational Complex, which includes Cedarville State Forest.
- Ranger Roy Musselwhite of Swanton will serve at Deep Creek
Lake Recreation Area.
- Ranger Alicia Norris of Cumberland will serve at Rocky Gap
- Ranger Wanda Sandy of Mechanicsville will serve at Point
Lookout State Park.
- Ranger Sue Steyer of Oakland will serve at Herrington Manor
and Swallow Falls State Parks.
- Ranger Erin Thomas of Fariplay will serve South Mountain
Recreation Area (Greenbrier State Park).
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