Meet the Team

2017 Interpretive Team

Interpretive Park Ranger Lead

Erin Bennett

Erin with snake

Ranger Erin is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area.  She started her parks career in 1995 with the City of Palo Alto, Open Space Department.  She has called Central Oregon home for over a decade and loves the beauty of the area.  Erin is a Certified Interpretive Guide (NAI) and a nationally certified EMT.  She really enjoys spending time with her family, camping, hiking, kayaking, ATV riding, traveling and reading.  She’s been to almost all the national parks in the US and her favorite is Zion National Park in Utah.  Her favorite food is green Chile cheese enchiladas! Her favorite quote is “One’s happiness depends less on what he knows than on what he feels.” – Liberty Hyde Bailey.  Her favorite thing to interpret is all things night; bats, owls, stars and stories.   You can reach Erin at erin.bennett@oregon.gov or 541-546-3412 x 229.

Seasonal Visitor Experience Assistant

Marie Wright

Brown Gold.jpeg

Ranger Marie is originally from the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.  Marie has had a dual career path in education and business and holds BA and M.Ed. degrees in Education, an MBA, and a Washington State Teaching Certificate.  Her nature name is Treefrog and she is passionate about connecting children with nature and mentoring them in the development of their naturalist skills.  Her hobbies include baking, cooking, gardening, music, photography, reading, traveling, watching movies, observing nature, and exploring the great outdoors. Her favorite foods are gourmet pizza and high quality ice cream.  Her favorite quote is: “Wisdom begins in wonder.” – Socrates.  Marie and her husband share their home with three comical cats.  You can reach Marie at marie.wright@oregon.gov or 541-546-3412 x238.

Interpretive Hosts

Deschutes Camp:

Steve and Barb Ostlund

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Wynn Stack and her dog Beethoven

Kayak Hosts

April/May -Denise Breseden and Ilyse Lifton

May – Steve Ostlund

Sept 2017 – Bryan and Kim Modrall

October – TBD

 

 

 

 

  1. i just love this blog.
    it was a very bright idea and i look forward to reading about and keeping up with
    the folks and goin’s ons at the cove. thanks.
    gigi

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