A new Director during unique times
Please join us in extending a warm welcome to the new Tillamook Forest Center Director, Jennifer Magby. Jennifer comes to us from the Tillamook Coast community where she recently served as the Interim Recreation Unit Manager at the Oregon Department of Forestry office.
Prior to joining the Oregon Department of Forestry in 2013, she spent 10 years working for the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department in Nevada as an Outdoor Recreation Coordinator. While there she supervised staff, developed recreation and interpretive programs, and oversaw all operations of a full-service recreation center and bird viewing preserve.
Jennifer is a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional who has a B.S. in Recreation Management and has worked in outdoor recreation for over 27 years. She started her career as an Interpretive Park Ranger for the National Park Service at Sequoia National Park where she assisted guests at the visitor center and facilitated programs on giant sequoias, black bears, and natural history. In some ways, Jennifer is returning to her roots – interpretation – but her cumulative work since her time with the National Park Service has clearly made her a well-rounded professional in the field of Recreation, Education, and Interpretation Resource Management.
Throughout her career in public service, her work has included managing recreation facilities and trails, developing outdoor recreation programs, building partnerships and volunteer programs, and facilitating events and programs to promote learning and participation in outdoor recreation activities.
Jennifer looks forward to the day when the Tillamook Forest Center can safely reopen its doors and she is able to finally meet our visitors and welcome them to Oregon’s State Forests and work alongside the staff.