News Release Day: December 10, 2020
Call: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015
MAMMOTH Sizzling SPRINGS, WY – Superintendent Cam Sholly introduced today the collection of Mike Tranel as the new deputy superintendent of Yellowstone Nationwide Park. He will get there in the park in early February 2021.
Tranel, a 35-year veteran of the Nationwide Park Services (NPS), is at present the superintendent of the Powder River Team and oversees Bighorn Canyon Nationwide Recreation Region, Little Bighorn Battlefield and Devils Tower national monuments and Fort Laramie Nationwide Historic Web-site. He has served in that place given that 2018.
As deputy superintendent, Tranel will in essence provide as the chief operating officer of the park. Yellowstone is just one of the biggest operations in the NPS with 750 staff members and a total funds exceeding $65 million.
“We’re very happy to welcome Mike and his family members to Yellowstone,” explained Superintendent Sholly. “Mike has managed a huge range of complicated functions and systems spanning Alaska to Washington, DC. He has also worked extremely successfully across boundaries with numerous associates, some thing essential to Yellowstone’s good results.”
Tranel’s former assignments contain: superintendent of Klondike Goldrush, Alaska performing associate regional director for operations, Alaska unique assistant to the Alaska regional director specific assistant to the director of the NPS and chief of organizing at Denali Countrywide Park, Alaska.
“I am pretty thrilled about this option,” reported Tranel. “Yellowstone has been a specific position to me for a lengthy time, getting developed up in the area and enjoyed several adventures in the mountains in and about the park above the years. Just one adventure provided performing two summers during graduate college at Bridge Bay Marina, a fantastic foundation for discovering the backcountry. For the duration of that 2nd summer time, I resolved to embark on a extensive-term profession with the NPS, so Yellowstone for me is the place it all began. I glance ahead to functioning with the gifted crew at the park, partners and nearby communities. There is a whole lot we can achieve alongside one another in addressing the troubles of the existing and preparing for the potential.”
Tranel has a master’s degree in Geography from the University of Iowa and a bachelor’s diploma in American Scientific studies/Earth Science from the University of Notre Dame. He graduated from Billings Central Substantial College in Billings, Montana and grew up just one of 10 siblings near Significant Horn, Wyoming and Ashland and Broadview, Montana. His very first check out to a countrywide park was a 2nd-quality class trip to Tiny Bighorn.
He and his spouse, Mary Tidlow, have two daughters. Tidlow also works for the support as an architect in the NPS Park Facilities Administration Division. Tranel’s third and eldest daughter, who grew up in Denali Nationwide Park and Protect, life and will work in Anchorage, Alaska.
Editor’s Be aware: A image of Mike Tranel is obtainable on flickr.