Grand Canyon National Park recently welcomed Dave Uberuaga as its new superintendent, replacing Steve Martin who retired on January 1. Uberuaga (pronounced “you-burr-ahga”) was most recently the superintendent of Mount Rainier National Park where he spent the bulk of his 34 years in the National Park Service. He also served for a year as the acting superintendent for Yosemite National Park.
I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Dave on the North Rim shortly after he assumed his new duties, and I can say with certainty that the park is in very good hands going forward.
Click here to hear his speech at a welcoming ceremony at the Shrine of the Ages on the South Rim. (YouTube video)