Nick Pulfer will be leaving his current post as field operations supervisor for Denali National Park and Preserve in Denali Park, Alaska, to act as the new chief of visitor and resource protection for the Cape Lookout National Seashore.
Expected to arrive in Carteret County mid-December, Pulfer will be responsible for oversight of the park’s law enforcement, emergency medical services, search and rescue, and fee collection programs.
Jill Jaworski was previously in the chief of visitor and resource protection role and is now the superintendent of Fort Scott National Historic Site in Kansas.
“I want to thank Superintendent Jeff West for the opportunity to serve as Chief Ranger for Cape Lookout National Seashore. I look forward to meeting the community members, park staff, and stakeholders,” he said.
Pulfer began his career with the National Park Service in 2012 working seasonally for Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Colorado. While there, he gained an appreciation for engaging with the public and protecting park resources, which has helped shape his management mindset.
In 2014, Pulfer accepted a position at Cuyahoga Valley National Park near Cleveland, Ohio. There he gained experience in criminal investigations and program management, and was the park’s emergency medical services coordinator, volunteer program coordinator, and park liaison for state and local agencies.
At Denali National Park, he managed the day-to-day field operations for the park’s law enforcement, emergency medical services, and search and rescue operations.
Pulfer holds a bachelor’s in science from The Ohio State University and a master’s in park and recreation management from Slippery Rock University.