Newly-appointed Superintendent Steve Martin has found his way back to Grand Canyon National Park. Martin began his National Park Service (NPS) career in 1975 after graduating from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Natural Resource Management. His stint as a park ranger at Grand Canyon was but the first stop on a wide-ranging and successful rise through the NPS ranks.
Over the years, Martin served as superintendent at Grand Teton National Park, the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial, Denali National Park and Preserve and Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. He was the Regional Director for the Intermountain Region, and, most recently, the Deputy Director of the NPS based in Washington, D.C.
Martin has received many awards for supervisory and management accomplishments including the Meritorious Service Award, the Department of Interior’s second highest departmental honor.
He has been busy introducing himself to the local community and various park stakeholders, including a speech he gave at Grand Canyon Association’s 75th anniversary community dance where he fondly recalled his early days at Grand Canyon National Park.