Ingrid Nixon has been hired as the new chief of interpretation at Mount Rainier National Park. Ingrid Nixon, who is working at Denali National Park in Alaska, will be in charge of the park’s interpretive ranger staff, volunteer/outreach program, education program and social media.
She fills the position held by Lee Taylor, who left in March to become superintendent at San Juan Islands National Historic Park.
Nixon is currently the chief of interpretation at Denali. Originally from Western Washington, Nixon heads Denali’s visitor services and education programs, including the Murie Science and Learning Center, which facilitates science and science education in eight of Alaska’s northern national parks.
With a degree in broadcast journalism, she has written, hosted and/or narrated numerous films about national parks and won several national awards for a film about Glacier Bay’s underwater world. Nixon also has worked as a newspaper reporter, a copywriter and a public radio disc jockey.