LMNRA welcomes acting superintendent Darren Bryant to area

Fritch, TX - Deputy Regional Director Colin Campbell has announced that Darren E. Bryant has been selected for a 120-day detail as the acting superintendent of Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument in Fritch, Texas. Bryant is currently the Chief of Facility Management at Guadalupe Mountains National Park, and will report to his new assignment on October 7.“We are delighted to have Darren come to Lake Meredith,” said Rose Pollard, Acting Superintendent of Lake Meredith NRA and Alibates Flint Quarries NM. “He has had a long career with the National Park Service, and we know he will be a great asset to this park and to the neighboring community. We look forward to working with Darren.”Bryant, a 24 ½ year National Park Service veteran, began his career at Carlsbad Caverns National Park before moving to Guadalupe Mountains National Park, where he has been Chief of Facility Management for the past 6 years. He has also worked throughout the Park Service performing historic preservation with the Preservation and Skills Training Program. In addition, Bryant is very active in assisting the Inter-Mountain Region in performing operations evaluations and reviewing projects, and he has been a member of the Inter-Mountain Maintenance Advisory Committee since 2009.Bryant was born and reared in Carlsbad, New Mexico, where he currently lives with his wife Christina and two children, Megan and Chase. Megan recently graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a degree in Graphic Design, and Chase is currently in his first year at Eastern New Mexico University studying Environmental Science.Bryant said he is glad to be in the area and looks forward to working with the park staff. “I was surprised at all the area has to offer,” he said. “This assignment is going to be interesting.”The LMNRA hosted a “Meet and Greet” for Bryant on Thursday, Oct. 11.For more information about LMNRA, call 806-857-3151.