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Welcome from the New Park Superintendent

Hello there! My name is Bryce Wilk and I hail from the state of New York, but have since fallen in love with Virginia and the RVA.  I first acquainted myself with Virginia when I enrolled into the College of William and Mary where I received my Bachelors of Science in Biology, minored in History and competed on the Cross Country and Track and Field Teams.  Over my professional career I held the position of overnight summer camp director for the Friends of the National Zoo and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.  I worked as an Outdoor Educator for New York State Parks, Recreation, and Historical Preservation at Fahnestock State Park, primarily educating New York City public elementary school children about the environment around them.  I had the opportunity to join Virginia State Parks as a Chief Ranger and Conservation Officer at Lake Anna State Park.  Beginning in 2014, I was promoted to Assistant Manager of Pocahontas State Park, the biggest, busiest, and brightest state park in Virginia.  Throughout my career I acquired certifications as a Search and Rescue Team Member through Virginia Dept. of Emergency Management, a Certified Interpreter through NAI, an American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor, a Sawyer through Dept. of Conservation and Recreation, and a graduate of the National Association of State Park Director’s Leadership school.  I look forward to the challenges, meeting the passionate people of the JRPS, and becoming a steward of the historical James River with my wife Jessica and our two pets, DeVito and Albie. I hope to see you around the next bend of our many trails!

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