NPS names new superintendent of New River Gorge National River

Local - 4/12/2013 11:23 AM by Nadine Grimley
THURMOND - Patricia "Trish" Kicklighter was named the new superintendent of the New River Gorge National River.

Kicklighter has worked for the National Park Service for 30 years, most recently as the superintendent at Assateague Island National Seashore.  A native Missourian, Kicklighter graduated from Missouri State University with a B.S. in Wildlife Conservation and Management.  She succeeds former superintendent Don Striker who moved to Alaska earlier this year. 

Kicklighter will begin her new assignment in the middle of May.


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