Welcome to Jen Jackson and Jarrad Fuoss who recently joined the Minute Man staff. As Park Guides, Jen and Jarrad will be out in the park sharing their knowledge with visitors. They will also be working behind the scenes developing web and social media content, allowing us to find new ways to connect with our community.
Jen started her NPS career as a volunteer at Minute Man National Historical Park in 2011 and served for many years as an interpreter in Alaska at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve and Denali National Park & Preserve before returning to Minute Man. Jarrad joined the NPS in 2014 as an intern and, and later as an interpreter, at Gettysburg National Military Park and served there until joining us at Minute Man.
Jarrad and Jen had an amazing opportunity to train as Historic Weapons Supervisors at Alabama’s Fort McClellan this spring. For two weeks, they practiced drills for muskets and cannon and are now certified in the inspection of eighteenth-century weapons and protocols. Jen and Jarrad can now assist Park Ranger Jim Hollister, who serves as the Historic Weapons Program Coordinator, in our popular weapons demonstrations and annual Battle Road tactical demonstration.
Image above: Jarrad and Jen in kit and proudly displaying their Historic Weapons Supervisor certificates. Image below, Jen with her retired sled Dog Cache at Denali and Jarrad at work in Gettysburg.