Tom Cox has been selected as the new Chief of Resource and Visitor Protection at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Tom came to the park from Capitol Reef National Park in Utah where he was a Supervisory Park Ranger from 1992 to 2005.
Superintendent Valerie Naylor said, "I am very pleased to have Tom on our staff. His extensive experience in law enforcement, ranger activities and backcountry management will be a great benefit to Theodore Roosevelt National Park." Tom began his career with the National Park Service at Canyonlands National Park, holding several ranger positions in various districts at this southern Utah park between 1978 - 1992.
Tom is a Michigan native and is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a triple major of Environmental Studies, Geography and English.
Tom had a chance to see Theodore Roosevelt National Park this past winter when he completed a three-month detail as Acting Chief Ranger at the park January through March.
Tom and his wife, Judie Chrobak-Cox, have moved into their home in Medora. They are very excited to be here and are looking forward to exploring the park and the surrounding area.
"I'm so happy to have been selected as Chief Ranger at Theodore Roosevelt National Park," said Cox. "It is such an outstanding park with a rich history and incredible natural beauty. I am looking forward to getting to know the park staff, and meeting and working with people and organizations in neighboring communities."
Cox replaces Gary Kiramidjian who retired in January.