I retired after serving 37 years with Arkansas State Parks, the last 28 as chief of the interpretation division. I’ve been an active member of the National Association for Interpretation for four decades and currently serve on the national board of directors.
I’m active in Region 6, and frequently speak at national workshops. 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 Guide trainer, leading workshops on interpretation and theme-based planning. I also teach interpretive methods at Arkansas Tech University, and online interpretation courses at Stephen F. Austin State University. When I find some free time and the weather is nice, I’ll probably be fishing in my blue canoe on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, Arkansas!