Great Smoky Mountains National Park has announced the selection of Dana Soehn as the Management Assistant to the Superintendent’s Office of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Dana will be filling the position vacated by Bob Miller who retired earlier this summer.
In her new position, Dana will be involved in a wide variety of activities including serving as the park’s liaison and primary spokesperson with community leaders, news outlets, various Federal, State and Local officials, Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and other special interest groups who are essential in establishing and maintaining valuable relationships in both North Carolina and Tennessee.
In addition to managing the park’s public affairs operation, Dana will also coordinate public planning efforts and briefings, manage the parks rights-of-way, commercial filming and photography programs, and coordinate park special events.
For the past three years Dana has served as the parks Volunteer coordinator in a complex program that manages the efforts of over 2,700 volunteers who serve over 135,000 hours of service annually. It is one of the largest volunteer programs in the National Park Service. She began her conservation career at the Smokies in 1989 as a Student Conservation Intern and has worked in a variety of part time and permanent positions at the park in the Natural Resource Management, Resource Education and Visitor and Resource Protection Divisions.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.