"There is nothing so American as our national parks. The scenery and wildlife are native. The fundamental idea behind the parks is native. It is, in brief, that the country belongs to the people, that it is in process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us. The parks stand as the outward symbol of this great human principle." Franklin D. Roosevelt

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Who Works at the Adventure Store? Here is Some of Them......


 I introduce Jerry who comes to us from Clearwater, Florida.  An avid fisherman who once spent everyday for 5 months fishing in Alaska,  is a perfect go-to person when it comes to fishing questions and advice.  Though he has been to over 20 national parks this is his first time being employed in one.  He spent over 25 years being in real estate and has a degree in business management.  Jerry is here and ready to help you with all your outdoor needs.
 Nancy also comes from Clearwater, Florida.  And this is because she has been married to Jerry for 34 years.  She is one of the Adventure Store Floor Supervisors and has spent 15 years in retail, including being a District Manager for Claires.  Nancy and Jerry have spent the past couple of years RVing and seeing the country with their cat, Shadow.  This is her first time in Yellowstone and has come to love the snow.  Nancy and Jerry have a son, Kevin, who is a private security contractor in Afghanistan.  Nancy is ready at the door to greet you some come on in and say hi to Nancy.
 Leapin' Lee is back for a second year at the Adventure Store.  She moved to Montana in 2009 after spending 32 years as an Ophthalmic Technician in Charlottesville, Virginia but is originally from southern California.  She is having a great time working in the Park and is looking forward to coming back in the future.  Lee always has a warm welcome for everyone and is always ready to help serve up some chili.
Kem is here from Fort Worth, Texas and is our EDR cook extraordinaire.  She spent 8 1/2 years in the Coast Guard as a cook and in the Navy as a supply clerk.  She has 12 brothers and sisters, whom she cooked for and where she found her love for cookingThis is her second season working in Yellowstone (Tower and Adventure Store last year) and after she finishes cooking for us at the end of this week she will move to Lake where she will be the EDR Manager.  With her Taste of Home cookbook she serves up some great cuisine for us.  She keeps us fed and happy.  Thanks for a job well done, Kem!  And thanks for those great chocolate chip cookies.  Yummy!