Tip of the Campaign Hat – Rangers Custer, Hurt and Smith

A tip of the campaign hat goes out to rangers Brad Custer, Charles Hurt and Megan Smith for their recent promotions from part-time rangers to full-time rangers.

Brad Custer has a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources Management/Administration from The Ohio State University. He worked as a part-time ranger at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park in 2014. He relocated to Oregon and worked as the Recreation and Natural Areas Coordinator for the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District. He returned to Ohio in 2016 and was re-hired as a part-time ranger at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park.

Charles Hurt has a  Bachelor of Science Degree in Environment and Natural Resources, Natural Resource Management from the The Ohio State University. Charles has worked as a Park Ranger for Clallam County, a Firefighter for the Washington Dept. of Natural Resources and an Aquatic Intern and Facility Coordinator for Ohio State. He began his career with Metro Parks in May, 2016 as a part-time ranger on the Greenway Trails.

Megan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Conservation from Kent State University. She has worked as an Intern for Cuyahoga National Park and as a Biologist for EnviroScience, Inc. Megan started her career at Metro Parks in April, 2016 as a seasonal ranger for the Greenway Trails. She was promoted to part-time ranger at Greenways this past September.

Brad and Charles will be stationed at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park and Megan will be stationed at Sharon Woods Metro Park. We welcome them into the full-time ranger ranks and look forward to following their career.

Congratulations rangers Brad Custer, Charles Hurt and Megan Smith!

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