Stories from the Field

Welcome, Cindy Orlando!

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Please help us extend a warm NatureBridge welcome to Cynthia Orlando (Cindy), who is our new National Park Service (NPS) Liaison! Cindy currently serves as the Field Special Assistant (FSA) for Interior Region 12 (Pacific Islands) and as the Principal Deputy Regional Director of National Park Service Interior Regions 8, 9, 10 and 12, where she has served as the Deputy Regional Director since April 2020.

As Principal Deputy Regional Director, Cindy provides leadership for the more than 60 national park sites within California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and portions of Arizona and Montana, as well as Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, including Yosemite National Park, Golden Gate National Park, and Olympic National Park, where  three NatureBridge campuses are located. These parks host 65 million visitors a year, with over 3,500 employees. Cindy has over 30 years of park management experience within the NPS and received the Meritorious Service Award from former Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton in recognition of her outstanding leadership and administration of the concession management program of the NPS. Welcome, Cindy!

All of our successes rest on the laurels of our relationships-with our youth, our resources, and each other.
Cindy Orlando, Principal Deputy Regional Director Interior Regions 8, 9, 10 and 12 National Park Service
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