LIFEGUARD AND RANGER PROFILES

State Parks Ranger Sue Neary
Up Close and Personal with California State Parks Ranger Sue Neary

Ranger Sue Neary works high above the desert floor at Mount San Jacinto State Park assisting visitors and protecting resources. This very helpful ranger has worked for California State Parks since 1995 and loves the many challenges of her job. Read More

California State Parks Ranger Tyson Butzke
Up Close and Personal: California State Parks Supervising Ranger Tyson Butzke

Ranger Tyson Butzke is an 11 year veteran with California State Parks and supervises Gaviota State Park, El Capitan State Beach and Refugio State Beach along the beautiful California Central Coast. This enthusiastic ranger is eager to assist park visitors while protecting the natural and cultural resources of these magnificent parks. Read More

Sue McLaughlin State Parks Ranger
Up Close and Personal: California State Parks Supervising Ranger Sue McLaughlin

Ranger Sue McLaughlin patrols the largest state park in California: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. This seasoned veteran protects the park and interprets the wonders of the desert for park visitors. Read More

Sal Goshorn California State Parks Lifeguard
Up Close and Personal: California State Parks Lifeguard Sal Goshorn

Lifeguard Sal Goshorn patrols some of the most beautiful beaches in Southern California including Huntington and Bolsa Chica State Beaches. This dedicated lifeguard veteran has worked for 16 years with CA. State Parks and has also served as president of the State Park Peace Officer Association of CA. from 2001-2009. Read More

California State Parks Lifeguard Alexis Jones
Up Close and Personal: California State Parks Lifeguard Alexis Jones

Alexis Jones is one of 3 permanent female lifeguards with the California State Parks. This trail-blazing and energetic lifeguard works along the cold Russian River coast promoting aquatic safety and keeping park visitors safe. Read More

California State Parks Ranger Mark DeLeon
Up Close and Personal: California State Parks Ranger Mark DeLeon

Ranger Mark DeLeon of Millerton Lake State Recreation Area is an energetic and hardworking individual that shares his love of California State Parks with visitors. Read More
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California State Parks Ranger Scott Liske\
Up Close and Personal with California State Parks Ranger Scott Liske

Ranger Scott Liske patrols the canyons and rivers of the Auburn State Recreation Area. This devoted ranger also works as a recruiter, encouraging others to work as park rangers in the magnificent California State Parks. Read More

Jo-Ellen McMenamy OHV Ranger
Up Close and Personal with Off-Highway Vehicle Ranger Jo-Ellen McMenamy

Ranger Jo-Ellen McMenamy patrols the Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area to protect and educate park visitors about Off Highway Vehicle  usage. This enthusiastic ranger thoroughly enjoys her exciting career. Read More

Brit Horn, State Parks Lifeguard
Up Close and Personal with California State Parks Lifeguard Brit Horn

California State Parks Lifeguard Brit Horn began his heroic career 33 years ago working throughout the state of California. For the last 11 years he has worked on the cold Northern California Coast in the Russian River District protecting park visitors and natural resources alike. Read More

Kelly McCague Pilot and Park Ranger
Up Close and Personal with California State Parks Ranger Kelly McCague


Pilot and Park Ranger Kelly McCague keeps the public and the natural resources safe by patrolling Anza-Borrego Desert State Park via aircraft. Read More

Eric Sturm, State Parks Lifeguard Monterey District
Up Close and Personal with California State Parks Lifeguard Eric Sturm

Lifeguard Eric Sturm began his adventurous career 28 years ago and has worked for 18 years at Monterey State Beach. Read More

California State Parks Ranger Gary Strachan
Up Close and Personal with California State Parks Ranger Gary Strachan

Ranger Gary Strachan has had a varied and inspiring 30 year career with California State Parks with a wide range of memorable and exciting experiences.  Read More

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