Tim Manns

Tim Manns is an avid birder and naturalist who recently retired as Chief of Interpretation for North Cascades National Park. A recipient of the National Park Service's prestigious Sequoia Award in 2003, Tim helped design the Learning Center, forged an outreach program for the Skagit Valley's Latino community and served on a national task force to create a wilderness education program. During his 34-year career in national parks, Tim mentored rangers and inspired visitors from Zion and the Grand Canyon to Picataway and Yellowstone. When not teaching with the Institute, Tim and his wife may be seen hiking in the Cascades, bird watching on the Skagit Flats, helping restore a local creek or practicing Spanish in a Costa Rican cafe.