I attended the University of Southern Mississippi and worked at YNP- Old Faithful / Summer-Fall 1989. Very fond memories of long hikes, cold camp-outs, great friends and great fun. Would love to make connections with old friends and plan a reunion.
I am a school administrator with the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. After leaving YNP, I returned to school, completed my student teaching and landed my first teaching job. I have been here ever since. Have gained another degree, a husband, two kids, lots of experience as a school principal and district education leader. Looking to share the love I gained for conservation and devotion to our creator by sharing a trip with my family to Yellowstone.
Summer Park Ranger/Teacher (Love the uniform and hat!)
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You're very welcome! The Playmill is in West Yellowstone, Montana...outside the West entrance to the Park. In summers nowadays there are church services held in the Old Faithful Lodge employee rec hall. Always a good thing! :)
I used to work at Old Faithful, yes.... I left Yellowstone in July of this year (08) due to lack of continued growth opportunities. But I loved every moment I spent in the Park! I got to know the upper geyser basin well and spent a lot of time as a geyser gazer. I didn't get out to town much.... West Yellowstone was closer than Gardiner....Occasionally I'd go to town with friends for a movie, dinner and/or a play at the Playmill. (WONDERFUL playhouse! I highly reccommend it). I met a lot of gr8 people in the Park and loved the memories I got to make with them. The retail department was Number One for me, for the quality of people, the quality of the products we sold, and the involvement with the stores on a direct level. It was SO Un-Corporate. If you ever do go back, hopefully the NPS contract will continue to be as protective of the employees/park/company as it has been. I can't say enough good things about my own experiences with the NPS and the level of quality and caring they put into balancing the needs of visitors with the needs of the environment. (No need for extremists when you really see that a balanced approach is possible!) Anyway, that's probably more info than you wanted, lol. I am passionate about Yellowstone, and it's good to hear from you :)
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