Nate Toering has been selected to serve as the new chief of interpretation and education for Cape Lookout National Seashore in Carteret County.
Toering will oversee all park visitor centers, public programs, outreach and education in his new position.
“I am honored to take on the responsibility of sharing the rich cultural history and amazing natural wonders of such a special place. I’m thankful for the dedicated staff and volunteers who support me and this team every day in accomplishing that task.” Toering said in a statement Thursday.
Toering has worked at several other National Parks during his career with the National Park Service. In 2021, Nate completed a three-month detail as the chief of education and visitor Services at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park in Appomattox, Virginia.
Toering has been full time since 2017 as lead park ranger and volunteer coordinator at Cape Lookout. Before that, he worked as a park ranger and volunteer coordinator for Moores Creek National Battlefield in Currie. He began his career as a seasonal interpretive park ranger in Skagway, Alaska, at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. He holds a bachelor’s in political science from Humboldt State University and is a Marine Corps veteran.