Wesley Donald joined PRNSA in December 2017 with experience in outdoor retail management, a passion for water sports, and a love of our national parks. Wes is no stranger to volunteering and has been a docent at the Albuquerque Aquarium in the past. He is a water-man of all sorts; a good portion of his career was managing aquatic facilities and organizing hundreds of youth swimming lessons. It's not surprising that he has been coaching high school swimming and water polo for over a decade.
Wes came to us from Albuquerque and has family roots in the National Parks Service. His grandfather was a Park Ranger in New Mexico and was present in the area when Smokey the Bear was found. Also, his great-uncles helped build the tunnels of Zion National Park in southern Utah where his mother's side of the family originates. Not to mention that Wes and his brother grew up through Cub Scouts all the way to Eagle Scouts!
You can find Wes running on the beaches, surfing the waves, and camping in the "boat-in only sites" at Tomales Bay. His first visit here was to run a 50K ultra marathon in Marin Headlands. He loves a challenge and can't wait to see how far we can go together to help our public lands.