Park Rangers can help answer questions about open spaces, trails, park rules and much more.
Kevin returned as a full time Park Ranger in 2020 after spending time as our seasonal bike ranger. Previous to that, he was a wilderness therapist, back country guide and clinical social worker. Kevin has twin boys and lives in Golden. He enjoys mountain biking and climbing.
Marcus transferred to the Park Ranger program from South Suburban's Horticulture department. He has prior work experience as a Park Ranger with Wellington Lake and as a River Steward with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. In his free time, Marcus enjoys fly fishing, hiking, and debating the finer points of life with his cat Fig.
Ellie has worked in natural resources along the Colorado Front Range for six years as a wildlife technician, environmental educator, open space specialist, and seasonal ranger before joining SSPRD as a full-time park ranger in 2021. Ellie is passionate about human-wildlife conflict resolution, volunteerism, and sharing nature with others. In her spare time, Ellie enjoys a good cup of tea, canning, tending her chickens and honey bees, and hiking/camping with her spouse and two dogs.
Ryan is a full time law enforcement ranger. Originally from Chicago, Ryan grew up in Evergreen, Colorado where he developed a passion for fishing, hunting, hiking, and camping. Ryan has experience as a park ranger and animal control officer for the city of Aurora and was a seasonal park ranger with South Suburban at Rueter Hess Reservoir in summer of 2021. Ryan loves to share his knowledge of parks, natural resources, fishing, and wildlife with all who visit the parks, and makes the best venison jerky this side of the Continental Divide.
Ranger Maddie is a full time law enforcement ranger. She grew up in the heart of the South Suburban district in Littleton, Colorado. Maddie has experience as a Park Ranger in the Denver Mountain Parks and the City of Lakewood. She is a certified interpretive guide. Maddie is an avid angler and is always on the hunt for the best tasting hotdog!