I retired from Arkansas State Parks after 37 years, the last 28 as chief of the interpretation division. During that time I saw the profession of interpretation change in many ways. I introduced a new style of interpretive planning, new exhibit materials, and new training concepts including nationally recognized CIG certification.
I’ve been an active member of the National Association for Interpretation for three decades, frequently speak at national workshops, and currently serve as President of Board of Directors.
I have been a consultant to national parks in Madagascar and Bolivia, was selected to travel with the international NAI team to Korea, and taught interpretation at two universities. I was honored to be named NAI’s Master Interpretive Manager, and to receive the Region 6 Life Achievement Award.
Today I am an interpretation planner, speaker, and Certified Interpretive Trainer, and I lead workshops on interpretation and theme-based planning. I teach interpretive methods, Public Lands, and a field study in interpretation at Arkansas Tech University. When I find some free time and the weather is right, you will probably find me paddling and fishing from my blue canoe on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, Arkansas.